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Forum: USA
Mar 30th 2010, 10:28 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,021
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: The fear is starting to hit me

I opened a bank account with Wells Fargo just with a passport. Used the local branch near my office in SV however (next to Denny's) and they were very helpful and accommodating.

I also waited 2...
Forum: USA
Mar 11th 2010, 7:39 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,021
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: The fear is starting to hit me

Hey,

I moved from the UK to work in Sunnyvale nearly 2 years ago now and also live in SF. It took me 6 months in total to relocate - the movers themselves had a 3 month lead time to pick up my...
Forum: USA
Nov 25th 2009, 4:46 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,447
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: Tips (wanted) for going to an American Football game (49ers vs Jaguars)

I live in SF, have been here 1.5 years and went to my first 49ers game the other week (Bears vs 49ers) as a friend from the UK was over who was a fan and was happy to explain the rules.

I loved it...
Forum: USA
Mar 31st 2009, 9:08 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: Question on Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

Hi,

I've submitted using the First Year Choice to be taxed as a resident but excluding my foreign income from direct taxing (although including it in the total taxable amount which is used to set...
Forum: USA
Mar 31st 2009, 5:49 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: Question on Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

Hey,

I think this popped up in a recent thread a few weeks ago. I am in the same situation but have the solution at least!

If you are married AND you have been in the US less than 183 days in...
Forum: USA
Mar 7th 2009, 8:05 am
Replies: 23
Views: 10,594
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: Foreign earned income exclusion - federal and CA

Hi Klara,

I am in exactly the same boat as you. I moved over in July and paid tax in the UK until this point as well AND I can't make heads or tails of the US tax system....

I am visiting a tax...
Feb 4th 2009, 6:49 am
Replies: 101
Views: 4,030
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: Go on, ask me a question..

Hi,

I have a quick question if you have a sec, which was touched briefly in the thread already.

To file jointly, does my wife need a SSN? Looking at a turbo tax estimate, it looks like there is...
Oct 20th 2008, 2:23 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,734
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: My plan - suggestions / advice / sanity check if you have some time please!

Hi Caroline,

The wedding was great thanks - the parents were a little less pleased that we were doing it without them, but they will get over it. We always spun it that we'd get married again in...
Aug 1st 2008, 4:47 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,734
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: My plan - suggestions / advice / sanity check if you have some time please!

Well, I've made it to the US. The missus is booked to visit in Sept and we are intending on getting married up in Tahoe over a weekend.

All in all, everything went really smoothly. I've found a...
Jul 27th 2008, 12:41 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: Whatcha all doing this weekend?

I went to the california great america theme park with work and played on the big roller coasters :D

mr carrot
Jul 3rd 2008, 12:32 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: London US Embassy Visit - L1

There was a single queue out the front when I was there, which led into a glass security office (with bag scanner and metal detector). There were some ladies in the queue making sure you didn't enter...
Jul 1st 2008, 11:19 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By mrcarrot

London US Embassy Visit - L1

Hi all,

Just a few notes from my visit today - I found reading other peoples posting useful - I hope this helps out someone else!

I was going for an L1 VISA - it was a blanket application and...
Forum: USA
Jun 9th 2008, 4:53 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,889
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: Moved UK->US: Some tips!

I have just spent the last 10mins looking up snakes in CA only to re-read the above and notice you said 'pylons' - not being a great fan of the slithering beasts I'm a little less worried about...
Forum: USA
Jun 4th 2008, 12:37 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,889
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: Moved UK->US: Some tips!

Is there any way of finding out what areas are landfill in the bay / SF area?

I've googled a bit but not found a map.

The missus is pretty keen to avoid anything that might get wet / fallover...
Forum: USA
Jun 3rd 2008, 8:51 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,889
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: Moved UK->US: Some tips!

Hi,

Thanks for taking the time for posting that - I am doing the exact same thing in July (to SF) and there are some useful tips there!

Have been looking at cheap cars as well - something...
May 16th 2008, 7:23 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,877
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: L1A Interview - faster via London or Belfast?

I'm actually looking at the same trip now myself - brussels requires a passport to exit the country so I'd have to stay there for a few days.

mr C
May 16th 2008, 4:36 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,877
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: L1A Interview - faster via London or Belfast?

That was for a new L1 visa (via a blanket I-797).

Cheers,

mr C
May 16th 2008, 4:02 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,877
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: L1A Interview - faster via London or Belfast?

I called up today and got an appointment on the 1st July - 1.5 months away.

Called up Brussels, I find that its only 3 days wait. Will have to ask the company to pay the 130$ fee twice and book...
May 5th 2008, 1:24 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,734
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: My plan - suggestions / advice / sanity check if you have some time please!

Thanks Folinskyinla.

The missus needs to be in the UK until sept as it happens and due to the fact that the relocation with the company has taken *an age* to get sorted, we will only be apart for...
May 5th 2008, 12:54 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,734
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: My plan - suggestions / advice / sanity check if you have some time please!

Thanks for all the replies.

We've started the process now and are doing it 'the long way' due to various complications of weddings, contract obligations and other painful blockers.

Looking...
Feb 24th 2008, 6:43 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,734
Posted By mrcarrot

Lightbulb My plan - suggestions / advice / sanity check if you have some time please!

Hello,

I posted last year about transferring to San Francisco with my company and got some good advice from the board. After 6 months of living with the missus and finishing off my work in the UK,...
Jun 6th 2007, 10:50 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 9,942
Posted By mrcarrot

Re: L1 visa to US: Have partner but not married

Thanks for the replies!

The only issue with getting married is that the missus and I don't really want it. We are happy together and very much in love, but not having the marriage tie benefits us...
Jun 5th 2007, 11:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 9,942
Posted By mrcarrot

L1 visa to US: Have partner but not married

Hi,

I have an L1 visa arrange by my US employer (who I have worked for since start of 2005) to work in the US in a parent office (same department however).

Now - the problem! I will only go if...
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