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Forum: USA
Jun 19th 2009, 7:06 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,527
Posted By Big D

Re: BA/Virgin Fuel Refunds

I think it may be too late now? The applications were some time last year, not sure if there was a cut off date for the class action
Jun 18th 2009, 8:20 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,266
Posted By Big D

Re: Over Night Stay in Edinburgh near Train Station

Never stayed right by the station but Roxbourough (opposite end of Princess St) is nice, as is Holyrood - by the Parliament, Caledonian too - these are all probably at the pricey end but it depends...
Jun 13th 2009, 7:12 am
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Big D

Re: PETS passport scheme

Great post - the important thing is getting the form signed by the USDA vet - we had everything done by the local vet and then went to the federal vet for sign - be aware there arent that many of...
Forum: USA
Jun 11th 2009, 8:08 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,527
Posted By Big D

Re: BA/Virgin Fuel Refunds

Thank God for USPS free international redirection - $108 kerr ching all the way to Scotland - just got to get back to the US to pay it in! Ah well some spending money for our August trip!
Jun 2nd 2009, 8:53 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By Big D

US Social Security Tax Rebate

Hi all - moved back to the UK in January from US - I was tax equalised however my wife worked part time and over the 4 years we were there paid some social security tax and medicare tax. I seem to...
Mar 2nd 2009, 9:37 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By Big D

Re: Sony HD Television

use HDMI or component leads through a freeview/sky etc box and NTSC/PAL is not an issue. My Sony is dual voltage so that wasnt an issue either
Feb 14th 2009, 7:38 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,918
Posted By Big D

Re: Returning with new born Daughter - no time to get her a visa or or UK passport...

Sorry - I wasnt arguing against it, just trying to understand the benefits
Feb 13th 2009, 9:14 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Big D

Re: Taking stuff back - customs, shipping, stuff that works, etc

we just brought back garden stuff no probs but our container wasnt opened - should be OK

Xbox and Wii will work - will only play games you bought in Canada/US

Not sure about the washing machine...
Feb 13th 2009, 9:11 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,918
Posted By Big D

Re: Returning with new born Daughter - no time to get her a visa or or UK passport...

you dont need the british consular birth certificate to get the passport - once you have the passport why do you need the certificate?
Jan 30th 2009, 8:19 pm
Jan 27th 2009, 9:41 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,918
Posted By Big D

Re: Returning with new born Daughter - no time to get her a visa or or UK passport...

BTW I assume you are permanently moving to the UK - if its only a visit then she doesnt need a passport or visa - just fill out the landing card
Jan 27th 2009, 9:40 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,918
Posted By Big D

Re: Returning with new born Daughter - no time to get her a visa or or UK passport...

We had exactly the same situation 3 weeks ago - daughter has US passport - applied for UK one but it didnt come in time and was ultimately rejected as I got a form correct. When we got to...
Jan 27th 2009, 9:37 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 6,328
Posted By Big D

Re: Flying with pets question using Virgin/British Airways

we used Continental last week for our cat and they were very good (stupid prices though) but going out we used BA and they were very good
Jan 27th 2009, 9:35 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By Big D

Re: QUICK CHILD PASSPORT QUESTION

why does it make it simpler?
Jan 27th 2009, 9:32 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,430
Posted By Big D

Re: Has the housing market really dropped that much in the UK?

we are just about to sell our place in Vicars Cross to buy in Edinburgh - at least the prices are dropping in both areas so the loss is relative and there are some bargains to be had at the buying...
Jan 21st 2009, 8:21 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By Big D

Re: Daughter returning to UK on US Passport

Just thought I would give you an update - we arrived and when immigration asked how long she was staying I fessed up - I am sure that we could have said 2 weeks and got away with it but really not...
Jan 7th 2009, 2:53 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By Big D

Re: Daughter returning to UK on US Passport

my wife's! frustrating as hell!
Jan 7th 2009, 2:38 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By Big D

Re: Daughter returning to UK on US Passport

So I had to call back today as hadnt heard anything - rejected the application as my wife's birth certificate is only the 'short' version - the only one she ever had! Honestly I am ashamed to be...
Jan 6th 2009, 2:09 am
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By Big D

Re: Chester??

They used to film outside my office at lunchtime sometimes:D
Jan 6th 2009, 1:43 am
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By Big D

Re: Chester??

I am selling a house in Chester if you are interested?

Seriously it is a fantastic city - great feel to the place, great nightlife shops etc and not too big. Not a cheap place to live though and...
Jan 6th 2009, 1:39 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By Big D

Re: Daughter returning to UK on US Passport

I realize that but we will be travelling with all our birth certficates and documentation. We are also on a return ticket ( as this was cheaper ) albeit that the return leg is in August. We have...
Jan 5th 2009, 2:19 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By Big D

Re: Daughter returning to UK on US Passport

Thanks JAJ - called the enquiry line at $36 just now and the embassy will call me back within 48 hours! We know they have had it over 5 weeks as I used FedEx - fingers crossed, otherwise we will...
Jan 4th 2009, 3:48 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By Big D

Daughter returning to UK on US Passport

OK - so probably the wrong forum as we are heading back to blighty but any advice gratefully received. We fly back to the UK this week - daughter has US passport but UK one hasnt arrived yet - I...
Forum: USA
Dec 22nd 2008, 12:24 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,810
Posted By Big D

Re: Newborn son (US) travelling back to UK with UK passport

we got a US passport in less than a week non expedited. You dont both have to go the post office of passport center - you can get a form notarized. You will be fine entering the UK on the UK...
Forum: USA
Dec 18th 2008, 2:41 pm
Replies: 140
Views: 8,814
Posted By Big D

Re: Exchange Rate Today

I dont know your circumstances and it isnt easy from the US but there are still 6% rates available in the UK if you dont mind locking in. Of course you may have been on 12 before!
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