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Forum: USA
Sep 4th 2021, 6:33 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By rpjs

Re: Learning to Drive

He’d have to start from scratch, but it’s pretty easy. He’ll need to pass a simple sight test and a multiple choice theory test to get his learner’s permit. There are apps for learning the rules...
Aug 24th 2021, 9:28 am
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By rpjs

Re: Tropical Storm Henri

Lots of rain here in Sleepy Hollow, NY but no ill effects for us, just got to watch the road outside turn into a stream as usual, but as we’re on a hill it always flows straight past.

The new...
May 14th 2021, 1:38 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By rpjs

Re: UK Voting timing of 15 year limit

Seems unlikely there'll be an election in either timescale, but it's worth noting that the recent Queen's Speech included a commitment to legislate during the upcoming session to remove the fifteen...
Forum: USA
May 1st 2021, 4:40 pm
Replies: 438
Views: 40,427
Posted By rpjs

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

We’ve just booked flights to the UK for September this year. Hoping it happens!
Forum: USA
Apr 15th 2021, 1:54 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,423
Posted By rpjs

Re: I moved last month and I have still so many questions

Wegmans supermarkets here in the North-East carry it. I think Parkers of Buffalo stock it, and they are pretty good at shipping stuff in styrofoam boxes with icepacks.
Forum: USA
Mar 30th 2021, 2:20 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By rpjs

Re: Investing in small properties in NY state

You could find apartments in Westchester for that budget, but for houses you'd need to go further out. For more than one house, a lot further out!

Putnam County might be a good fit: not so...
Mar 16th 2021, 4:29 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,923
Posted By rpjs

Re: Proof Of Citizenship (Hoping to avoid N-565)

That’s no longer the case in NYS. When I got my learner’s permit 5-6 years ago it was “six points” of ID, utility bill for my address and I had to present my Social Security Card (which I’d lost, so...
Jan 22nd 2021, 2:14 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,152
Posted By rpjs

Re: Maintaining UK status, NHS (tax and NI-related questions)

You can file a form P85 to tell HMRC you're no longer resident in the UK and you expect to be living abroad for the foreseeable future (I think HMRC uses expecting to be out of the UK for at least...
Jan 11th 2021, 6:52 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By rpjs

Re: Do I need a CNI certificate to marry in the US?

A quick google suggests it's a "Certificate of No Impediment" (to marriage). My reading is that this is a certification that the person is not, as far as UK records show, already married. It appears...
Nov 30th 2020, 5:22 pm
Replies: 5,842
Views: 323,886
Posted By rpjs

Re: 2020 Election

It's a thing called "electoral fusion". It was created in NYS to break the power of the old-school political machines like Tammany Hall. In a nutshell, any candidate for office in NYS can be...
Sep 22nd 2020, 3:03 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By rpjs

Re: More detailed biomentrics on the way?

Though it didn't actually work properly. They had to turn the sensitivity down so much to prevent false rejections that it became easy to spoof, which is why it was dropped. AIUI the modern...
Aug 21st 2020, 3:30 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,496
Posted By rpjs

Re: N400 Interviews - What are they like?

That was in Manhattan right? Mine neither, but the judge did hang around to shake hands with everyone at least. I think it's just how that location works, probably they're doing so many...
Aug 14th 2020, 6:13 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,270
Posted By rpjs

Re: The Iron Road

I read the online magazine Railway Herald (http://railwayherald.com/).

I'm not sure the fact that the HSTs are ~40 years old is that big a factor. They're BR Mk III coaching stock, which...
Forum: USA
Aug 10th 2020, 3:19 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,648
Posted By rpjs

Re: Advice on job please

Medical can indeed pay $$$$, although as some say there are lots of extra costs like liability insurance. My b-i-l is an ER doc in Las Vegas and his entry-level salary there after completing his...
Jul 24th 2020, 3:03 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By rpjs

Volunteer FF...Off atopic Posts Moved From US Imm. Forum

Our fire department is wholly volunteer. Our volunteer ambulance corps has had shortages in recent years and so the village has had to buy in paid EMS cover from time to time. There's also county...
Jul 24th 2020, 2:45 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,661
Posted By rpjs

Re: At the beginning ...

Our local firefighters and EMS aren't paid at all! They're volunteers.
Jul 14th 2020, 5:51 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,402
Posted By rpjs

Re: Only at the DMV

The DMV is the reason why America doesn't have public healthcare.
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2020, 2:39 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,333
Posted By rpjs

Re: HOA's and lack of white goods in South Orange County rental properties

They'd have to reinstall the pipe! And that would involve drilling through the tiles we've had laid.
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2020, 1:34 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,333
Posted By rpjs

Re: HOA's and lack of white goods in South Orange County rental properties

We're currently doing up a house to rent out. We've installed a new range (cooker / hob) and are keeping the existing fridge but we've disconnected the water supply for the ice-maker.

We also...
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2020, 1:17 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,166
Posted By rpjs

Re: Driving License

This came up on our internal "USA immigrants" board at work recently. It seems to be a bit of a crapshoot as to whether you can get the NJ DMV to waive the road test for someone with a full foreign...
Dec 8th 2019, 2:48 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,042
Posted By rpjs

Re: Would appreciate some advice on the viability of attaining residency

You sound a bit like me. Humanities degree but ended up in software engineering. I got my visa through my wife, who was from the US, but the company I worked for let me transfer to their NYC office....
Forum: USA
Nov 19th 2019, 10:32 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,278
Posted By rpjs

Re: NYC car obligations

In NYS the registration is the bigger white windscreen sticker which lasts two years and the roadworthiness/emissions is the smaller coloured sticker which lasts one year. You’re also required to...
Forum: USA
Nov 12th 2019, 3:22 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 7,289
Posted By rpjs

Re: Moving to USA

Yes, your immediate family would qualify for L-2 visas. Your spouse can apply for an Employment Authorization Document and work once they receive it (3-6 months). Your children would not be able to...
Nov 11th 2019, 7:23 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By rpjs

Re: Visiting the SSA after citizenship (also GE)

Yeah I was offered the option of a new card when I went in to report my naturalization, but as my current card doesn't bear the not valid for employment without additional documentation annotation I...
Forum: USA
Nov 1st 2019, 9:57 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,250
Posted By rpjs

Re: Micro Chips on US Credit Cards

Just got a replacement Chase debit card and it is contactless. It even works on the new OMNY readers on the NYC Subway. No more swiping Metrocards at long last!
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