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Forum: USA
Jul 21st 2019, 1:10 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By MorsePacific

Another (hopefully quick) tax question

This is my second year in the US; my first year had my taxes done by PwC as part of the relocation package with my (now ex-) company but this year I strode out alone for my taxes. It wasn't as scary...
Forum: The Lab
May 18th 2019, 3:04 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,905
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: BBC Blocking all VPNs

Haven't read the whole thread so this may have been mentioned, but I use ExpressVPN and it works like a charm.
ExpressVPN + BBC iPlayer on iPad > Airplay to AppleTV. Been enjoying catching up with...
May 18th 2019, 2:57 pm
Replies: 301
Views: 13,108
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: President Trump

We're watching The Handmaid's Tale at the moment and I honestly think that people have been watching it and using it as inspiration. Every day I read the news here and it seems the country is...
Forum: USA
May 18th 2019, 2:52 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: iPhone / iTunes related question.

What they said^

Another thing to note is that if you have Apple Music, you have to cancel the subscription, wait for the end date of that subscription, and only then can you change your account to...
Forum: USA
May 18th 2019, 2:49 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: Tips on best bank

HSBC were the only bank that would give me a credit card with a sensible credit limit ($10,000 to start, it's since been increased) based on my income rather than my (non-existent) US credit history....
Forum: USA
May 18th 2019, 2:41 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,358
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: What did you take with you?

Great advice in here. Leave all electricals unless you can buy a US power supply for it or it can handle dual-voltage (I took computers, Sonos speakers, AppleTV, a Dyson ... that was it I think)....
Forum: USA
May 18th 2019, 2:34 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: NY driving license

It's only a bad move if you get caught ;-)
I kept meaning to get around to it (been here just under 2 years) but drove so infrequently that it never became a priority. I got pulled over by a State...
Forum: USA
May 18th 2019, 2:32 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,421
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: Building credit

I would definitely talk to your bank to start with.

I've had issues with 'missing credit scores'; I bank with HSBC and when signing up to CreditKarma, I had an Equifax score but no TransUnion...
Forum: USA
Jan 5th 2019, 6:00 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: Cell Phone Number

You'll be fine giving them a UK number for the most part. Otherwise your wife might be able to get a corporate phone setup early and use that number?

I relocated from Surrey Quays (though I'm from...
Mar 14th 2018, 11:15 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: On an L1-B, another company wants me ...

Yeah, they're going to submit to the process and wait and see what happens - they're willing to wait until October if it gets approved.
Mar 14th 2018, 12:13 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: On an L1-B, another company wants me ...

Confirmed! This is exactly what they're intending on doing, so why they put down a start date of April 23rd I will never know. Right hand not talking to left hand I guess.
Forum: USA
Mar 14th 2018, 12:12 am
Replies: 77
Views: 8,005
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: Building credit

Bit disappointed with CreditKarma as they apparently received my fax but didn't respond to my help ticket; either way, my account is live! My score is 620 which, considering I've been smashing my...
Mar 12th 2018, 7:50 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: On an L1-B, another company wants me ...

Well, things have moved along, and I have a job offer in my hand.

The company are going to transfer my L1-B to an H1-B, and have set my start date as 6 weeks from now to allow that process to...
Forum: USA
Mar 1st 2018, 9:54 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: UK Mothers Day 11th March.

:goodpost::rofl:

Better get browsing ...
Forum: USA
Feb 2nd 2018, 8:11 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 12,217
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: What are the BBC up to?

On topic, I wanted to see if I could get some Masterchef on iPlayer last night (answer: no) but using ExpressVPN worked a treat (Accessed on laptop, AirPlay to the TV).
Jan 22nd 2018, 12:46 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: On an L1-B, another company wants me ...

Thanks all for the good advice! That's what I love this forum :D
Forum: USA
Jan 19th 2018, 7:53 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 10,844
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: Moving to New York - things you wish you knew?

^This, especially on the HSBC / banking side. Most of the head-meets-wall experiences I've had have been trying to do simple things like direct deposits. Within my first 5 minutes sitting down with...
Jan 19th 2018, 7:31 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: On an L1-B, another company wants me ...

I was being a little glib I'll admit ;)

From USCIS:



The only potential qualifier I can see would be this:
Jan 17th 2018, 8:46 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: On an L1-B, another company wants me ...

I'm not a movie star unfortunately, so that seems to rule me out.:starsmile:
Jan 16th 2018, 8:43 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: On an L1-B, another company wants me ...

:blink:
They're going to give this 'little problem' over to HR to figure out. I won't be hearing back until early February anyway, so that gives them a few weeks to get creative within the confines...
Jan 16th 2018, 8:02 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: On an L1-B, another company wants me ...

Ouch!
The problem with that is that we've literally just spent months and thousands of dollars renting an apartment and buying furniture and so on. There's absolutely no way that I could leave my...
Jan 16th 2018, 7:41 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: On an L1-B, another company wants me ...

She is a USC ... I'd planned to wait another year or so before getting into that though (!)
Jan 16th 2018, 6:51 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,265
Posted By MorsePacific

On an L1-B, another company wants me ...

TL;DR: I'm here on an L1-B and potentially want to move to another company. My reading around this indicates I have no choice but to transfer to an H1B, and even then if I'm successful I can't do...
Forum: USA
Jan 8th 2018, 10:34 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 8,005
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: Building credit

I've signed up, but as I don't have a New York ID card they wanted me to either mail or fax some proof of ID - apparently the fax of my passport didn't go through so I need to redo it.
Forum: USA
Jan 6th 2018, 4:58 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 8,005
Posted By MorsePacific

Re: Building credit

HSBC were great for me. They gave me a credit card based on my US Salary rather than credit rating (I had no HSBC account in the UK) which has allowed me to get set up in NYC rather than having to...
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