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Jul 19th 2021, 9:35 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By Russet

Re: JFK to MAN, direct?

I think there is a direct flight from Philly to MAN?
Forum: USA
Jun 20th 2021, 8:07 pm
Replies: 366
Views: 30,056
Posted By Russet

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

We are flying Delta. Still in UK at present so we have not taken the Binax tests yet. Hoping it all goes smoothly. Day 10 today and all other tests went well with no issues so keeping fingers...
Forum: USA
Jun 16th 2021, 4:44 pm
Replies: 366
Views: 30,056
Posted By Russet

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

First update on the results.

Testing for All - mail in test on Day 2 - Mailed at Priority Mail Box at 6 PM on Day 1 and results available online Day 3 - 9 AM.
Express Tests - Day 5 - Test to...
Forum: USA
Jun 14th 2021, 8:15 pm
Replies: 366
Views: 30,056
Posted By Russet

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

The day 2 test can be taken on day 0, day 1 or day 2 but the day 8 test MUST be taken on day 8 (as confirmed on a number of occasions on our daily track and trace calls). Even if you have opted and...
Forum: USA
Jun 12th 2021, 9:30 pm
Replies: 366
Views: 30,056
Posted By Russet

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

We took PCR tests at CVS drive thru Pharmacy 3 days before we left, we received the results online the next day. We printed the results and carry them. They were required at check in at JFK and on...
Forum: USA
Jun 10th 2021, 4:33 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By Russet

Re: Separate will for UK US or just one?

That is correct Durham Lad, in USA, the appointment of a beneficiary supersedes any will for bank, brokerage, IRA, 401k, life and annuity products. Funds will be dispersed directly to the...
Forum: USA
Jun 10th 2021, 4:24 pm
Replies: 366
Views: 30,056
Posted By Russet

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

Thanks, we were dreading it but it was actually fine at LHR this morning. Lots of staff,the lines were well managed and we went through quickly. In general T2 was very quiet. Just need to navigate...
Forum: USA
Jun 7th 2021, 8:55 pm
Replies: 366
Views: 30,056
Posted By Russet

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

Anyone travelled in the opposite direction recently (JFK to LHR) - we have heard that the arrivals lines through immigration at LHR have been as long as 6 hours - we travel this week so hoping the...
Forum: USA
May 24th 2021, 12:27 pm
Replies: 366
Views: 30,056
Posted By Russet

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

Thought the cheap flight was too good to be true! Assume we will get a full refund and then will probably book on United as the direct route would be preferable.
Forum: USA
May 21st 2021, 8:47 pm
Replies: 366
Views: 30,056
Posted By Russet

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

My virgin flight IAD to LHR for 6/9 cancelled today so seems the travel corridor is shrinking not opening up... No alternative dates/routes offered it just says more information will be available...
Forum: USA
Apr 29th 2021, 7:59 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,925
Posted By Russet

Re: Current wait time for UK passport renewal

Interested to know how you did your passport photo? What issues did you have?
Forum: USA
Apr 23rd 2021, 8:44 pm
Replies: 366
Views: 30,056
Posted By Russet

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

IS this another hint that a US UK reciprocal agreement will be in place soon?
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-56865812
No mention of quarantine for Biden in June?
Apr 12th 2021, 7:49 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,882
Posted By Russet

Re: Moving back to the UK after 25 years in US

We are moving back to the UK next year, so still in the planning process. We will not have a real address in the US, unless we decide to use our daughters' address - but still looking at all the...
Apr 5th 2021, 8:23 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,882
Posted By Russet

Re: Moving back to the UK after 25 years in US

The webinar also mentioned you can use a virtual PO Box - so that your address is not linked to a State (as this may have state tax filing issues).
Mar 23rd 2021, 8:59 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By Russet

Re: Booking flights for Christmas 2021

I think that route is still not back in service and I cant see any expected date to resume.
Forum: USA
Feb 13th 2021, 7:04 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 5,022
Posted By Russet

Re: Pensions from UK question - US Tax Form

Thank you - I thought that may have been the case!
Forum: USA
Feb 13th 2021, 4:39 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 5,022
Posted By Russet

Re: Pensions from UK question - US Tax Form

Thinking about taking distributions from my UK pension at age 55, as this is allowed, but I know IRS impose a 10 % penalty on 401k/IRA early distributions before age 59.5. When I report this income...
Jan 30th 2021, 9:10 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Russet

Re: Frb0001’s question about location

Great Missenden - South Bucks. Beautiful, safe area. Good train links and great Private and Grammar schools. Left in 2010 hope to be heading back soon.
Jan 4th 2021, 8:51 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,249
Posted By Russet

Re: Planning Relocation

Have you considered Buckinghamshire schools? They have an 11+ Grammar school system. My kids attended Dr Challoners, Aylesbury HIgh and Chesham High - I would recommend any of these. Every child in...
Nov 14th 2020, 5:12 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 6,037
Posted By Russet

Wink Re: USA to UK transfer Social Security to NI contributions

This information was from a recent seminar I attended but on SSA.gov under Retirement Benefits - Benefits for your spouse it outlines the same.
Nov 13th 2020, 8:04 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 6,037
Posted By Russet

Re: USA to UK transfer Social Security to NI contributions

■ You are eligible for a spousal benefit
even if you never worked.
■ You must be age 62 or older and have
been married to your current spouse for
at least one year.
■ Your spouse must be...
Nov 12th 2020, 7:43 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 6,037
Posted By Russet

Re: USA to UK transfer Social Security to NI contributions

Yes she will receive spousal SS benefits. The spousal benefit does not increase past her retirement age but will be reduced if claimed earlier. The maximum benefit is 50% of your spouse’s...
Forum: USA
Oct 27th 2020, 8:43 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By Russet

Re: 401k now what?

As this process would take several years, it may be worthwhile transferring your 401k to a Traditional IRA before you return to the UK (this is a non taxable event and there would be no tax...
Oct 17th 2020, 9:32 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Russet

Re: UK tax questions - what can I fill personal exemption with?

We are in the process of splitting our US NQ Brokerage account from a joint account into two individual accounts. There are no tax consequences as it is between spouses. Once back in the UK we can...
Sep 20th 2020, 2:16 pm
Replies: 208
Views: 27,051
Posted By Russet

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?

We have just returned from UK, a trip which we only undertook following the sudden death of my father in law. We would have not undertaken the trip otherwise.

We were required to quarantine for...
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