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Nov 13th 2017, 12:51 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By fathermike

Re: UPakWeShip

We used them in 2015 to move a 20ft Shipping Container from Florida to Birmingham. Worked out very well for us, excellent service and a great understanding of all that was needed in the US and UK.
Apr 4th 2017, 1:17 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,530
Posted By fathermike

Re: Council Tax reductions

I had to pay Property taxes while living in the USA on a visa as a non-resident. This situation is no different to that.
Jul 5th 2016, 2:32 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 5,038
Posted By fathermike

Re: Expat Mortgages

Buy To Let mortgages operate under a whole different system for underwriting. Very different from purchasing a primary residence with a mortgage.
Jul 5th 2016, 9:18 am
Replies: 19
Views: 5,038
Posted By fathermike

Re: Expat Mortgages

We ran into mortgage problems when we returned to the Uk in June last year after 14 years in the USA. I have a job, we had money for a large deposit, I even had a housing allowance from my employer,...
Forum: USA
Jul 3rd 2016, 4:28 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 6,692
Posted By fathermike

Re: How did you get a visa?

Moved from the UK on a R1 Visa in 2001.

Self petitioned for GC in 2003. GC received in 2005.

Became a citizen in 2010.

Moved back to the UK in 2015.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
Posted By fathermike

Re: Do children of a UK citizen need UK passports to live in UK?

I agree with BIP 100%, having entered the UK last June with two children waiting for British Citizenship to granted, I would not wish the two hour experience we had at Manchester airport on anyone,...
Replies: 20
Views: 3,268
Posted By fathermike

Re: Adopted child process

NiHao I must point out that I did have copies of our Hague Adoption Certificates with us, I think these were very important in us being given admission by code 1a.
Replies: 20
Views: 3,268
Posted By fathermike

Re: Adopted child process

I agree with BIP that the ILR was an unnecessary expense, however the turmoil that the unpleasant entry experience caused for my wife made the peace brought by the ILR whilst the MN1 was still "lost"...
Replies: 20
Views: 3,268
Posted By fathermike

Re: Adopted child process

Yes both have USA passports. Applications found in early July completed in late September. ILR was done same day with premium processing, at considerable expense!
Replies: 20
Views: 3,268
Posted By fathermike

Re: Adopted child process

We faced exactly this situation in June 2015. Applied for MN1 in April from the USA, Home Office last the applications, when we moved in June and had to enter the UK with our daughters and no visa. ...
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By fathermike

Re: Under 18 child application for settlement

If you have adopted the child then you have full parental rights over the child. Producing the court papers for the adoption or an adoption decree will be all the consent you need.
Forum: Back Home
Sep 8th 2015, 9:05 am
Replies: 7
Views: 4,084
Posted By fathermike

Re: Home for 2 months, reflections

Thanks NiHao, I'm hopeful too.
Forum: Back Home
Aug 26th 2015, 10:35 am
Replies: 7
Views: 4,084
Posted By fathermike

Home for 2 months, reflections

We landed in Manchester on June 22nd after 14 years in Clearwater Florida. Our move back had nothing to do with being dissatisfied in the USA it was about our parents ageing and the daughters we...
Aug 23rd 2015, 8:57 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,944
Posted By fathermike

Re: Cheapest removals USA-UK?

We moved back in June from Florida and used U Pak We Ship. As you do your own packing the cost is a lot less than conventional companies. They offer quite a few options for sizes of...
Jul 12th 2015, 9:08 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Posted By fathermike

Re: UPakWeShip

UPakWeShip have our belongings in a container right now.

The picked the container up from our Florida home on June 19th, we have enjoyed tracking its progress, it is currently in Antwerp being...
Apr 28th 2015, 8:01 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By fathermike

Re: From Florida back to Birmingham after 14 years

Thanks Sally I am sure I'll have some questions as all this works itself out in the coming months.

Mike
Apr 28th 2015, 8:00 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By fathermike

Re: From Florida back to Birmingham after 14 years

Yes I am both a Father in the parent sense and also by being a priest. Though I am most definitely not a Scientologist! I was a vicar in Brownhills near Walsall for 6 years before coming to the...
Apr 28th 2015, 4:00 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By fathermike

From Florida back to Birmingham after 14 years

We are heading back to the West Midlands. We left Walsall in 2001 and after 14 wonderful years enjoying Clearwater in Florida I have just accepted a job in the City Centre of Birmingham. I'm very...
Forum: USA
Nov 11th 2014, 3:20 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,957
Posted By fathermike

Re: Self Petition Green Card - Really?

I self petitioned without any attorney assistance back in 2002. I was holding an R1 visa at the time. No RFE on the I-360 petition, which was granted in about 18 months. The AOS took almost two...
Forum: USA
Jun 18th 2014, 7:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By fathermike

Re: accountant needed in Florida

I can offer a great recommendation in Tampa Bay area, not local I'm afraid. PM me if you want contact details.
Forum: USA
Mar 10th 2014, 2:22 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By fathermike

Re: Anyone used Unotelly?

I am using Cactus VPN on all my Apple computers, phones, and tablets, and it has worked perfectly so far.
Forum: USA
Sep 24th 2013, 6:25 pm
Replies: 276
Views: 20,109
Posted By fathermike

Re: tell me the positives!

A transformer will cost more than an all regions DVD player bought here.
Forum: USA
Sep 23rd 2013, 1:14 pm
Replies: 276
Views: 20,109
Posted By fathermike

Re: tell me the positives!

I have lived in Pinellas County for 12 years and love it. I sent you a PM about some of the issues you raise din your other post.
Forum: USA
May 9th 2013, 5:32 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By fathermike

Re: Dunedin or Tarpon Springs

I have lived right on the border of Dunedin and Clearwater for the last 10 year and would be happy to answer any specific questions if I can. Please feel free to PM me.
Forum: USA
Feb 6th 2013, 5:11 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,599
Posted By fathermike

Re: Leasing a car - IntlAuto

They were great for us on leasing a new car when we moved to the USA almost 12 years ago.
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