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Forum: USA
Dec 10th 2019, 3:14 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Olly_

Re: Tax Relief on Mortgages

SALT = State and Local Taxes
W2 = The form you get from your employer if you are an employee that shows your earnings and tax deducted

This is very simplified but in incredibly basic terms...
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Dec 9th 2019, 5:25 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By Olly_

Re: I'm an American! Thank you everyone.

Anybody legally present can get a Real ID :)
Dec 8th 2019, 12:14 am
Replies: 65
Views: 8,830
Posted By Olly_

Re: Citizenship awaits....

Not from inside the USA - you can get a full 10 year passport the same day so why would you want a temporary passport?
Dec 7th 2019, 8:40 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 8,830
Posted By Olly_

Re: Citizenship awaits....

No it doesn't, to board a flight to the USA with a UK passport you need an ESTA, a visa or a green card. You won't have any of those.

As a US citizen you have to travel with a US passport, unlike...
Dec 7th 2019, 8:36 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 8,830
Posted By Olly_

Re: Citizenship awaits....

You need to get a US passport before you travel really, you won't be able to board a flight because you won't have the right documentation.

There's an express service that you can use if you have...
Dec 6th 2019, 1:01 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,550
Posted By Olly_

Re: Global Entry UK Background Check

No idea where you've heard that but it's wrong, if you are approved for Global Entry you'll be given a KTN and get TSA Pre.

The only thing that non LPR/US Citizens don't get is the Global Entry...
Forum: USA
Dec 3rd 2019, 7:02 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By Olly_

Re: British Mobile Phone and U.S. Phone Contract Conundrum

They aren't 'switching to GSM' on January 1st 2020. Nothing actually changes on the network other than Verizon further restricting what people with non VoLTE devices can do as per that document on...
Forum: USA
Dec 3rd 2019, 12:09 am
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By Olly_

Re: British Mobile Phone and U.S. Phone Contract Conundrum

Not true I'm afraid, at least for the iPhone 7. They made one SKU with Intel modems that didn't support CDMA and another SKU with Qualcomm that do support CDMA....
Forum: USA
Dec 1st 2019, 7:59 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By Olly_

Re: British Mobile Phone and U.S. Phone Contract Conundrum

It looks like a UK sourced iPhone 7 is exactly the same model that AT&T sold here so it'll work fine. It won't work on Verizon or Sprint.
Forum: USA
Dec 1st 2019, 5:37 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By Olly_

Re: British Mobile Phone and U.S. Phone Contract Conundrum

It's very likely that it'll work on AT&T and T-Mobile, possibly Verizon and Sprint if it's the right model.

What iPhone is it? Go into Settings > General > About and post the Model Number that you...
Forum: USA
Nov 26th 2019, 12:36 am
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Olly_

Re: Travel With EAD and AP

I don't think you'll be able to put your AP info online, the form just isn't geared up for that. You'll have to check-in in person I expect.

It's what you present at the border that really matters...
Forum: USA
Nov 26th 2019, 12:18 am
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Olly_

Re: Travel With EAD and AP

It is different I'm afraid.

There is a specific rule that allows L and H-1B visa holders to leave and return without having their adjustment of status application abandoned. This doesn't apply to...
Forum: USA
Nov 17th 2019, 8:33 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,690
Posted By Olly_

Re: Buying a property with a Greencard?

LPRs are treated no differently to US Citizens when it comes to getting a mortgage. If you have a temporary visa then things will be different.
Forum: USA
Nov 12th 2019, 9:07 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Olly_

Re: Buy a car in CA without credit

New cars are generally cheaper than the UK, used cars are more expensive.
Forum: USA
Nov 8th 2019, 2:11 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,713
Posted By Olly_

Re: Grocery prices

I mostly shop at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods - since Amazon have taken over I have noticed that their prices on lots of items have dropped quite a lot and they have good deals for Prime members.
Forum: USA
Nov 7th 2019, 6:56 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By Olly_

Re: UK bank account for UK Citizen / non-resident

Yes, that's another negative, they have a branch about 10 miles away from me but all the other big banks have branches in my town or the next one over which is much more convenient.
Forum: USA
Nov 7th 2019, 6:50 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By Olly_

Re: UK bank account for UK Citizen / non-resident

HSBC are a nightmare. I opened a Premier checking account to get the $750 bonus they are currently offering and I'm not really too impressed so far. The online banking/phone app is so old fashioned...
Forum: USA
Nov 7th 2019, 6:42 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,713
Posted By Olly_

Re: Grocery prices

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Obviously depends where you are in the US but currently the average price for unleaded in the UK is about 130p/ltr so about £4.90/$6.28 for a US gallon at today's exchange rate.

I know...
Forum: USA
Nov 2nd 2019, 3:29 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Olly_

Re: Dual UK/USC voting in UK General Election y/n?

It's absolutely fine. The Supreme Court ruled back in the 60s that it was unconstitutional for somebody to lose their citizenship for voting in a foreign election.
Forum: USA
Oct 8th 2019, 7:01 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Olly_

Re: renewing UK passport in USA

Yes, they send your old passport back with the corner of the cover and the data page cut off. It arrives in a separate package to the new passport.
Forum: USA
Oct 8th 2019, 4:03 am
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Olly_

Re: renewing UK passport in USA

Less than two weeks from sending the old passport off to receiving the new one, it doesn't take long at all.
Sep 23rd 2019, 5:19 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By Olly_

Re: Cellphone Advice Please!

Maybe a bit late if you've cancelled your AT&T account but you could have ported your number to Google Voice and then used the Google Voice app to make/receive calls and texts.
Sep 16th 2019, 9:41 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,407
Posted By Olly_

Re: New iPhones and Apple Watches, oh my!

You shouldn't actually need to do that, I haven't turned that off and can unlock my phone wearing sunglasses.
Sep 14th 2019, 1:25 am
Sep 14th 2019, 12:48 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,407
Posted By Olly_

Re: New iPhones and Apple Watches, oh my!

It's not an error, AT&T (who operate FirstNet) updated their carrier bundle a while ago so LTE shows up as 5GE. It's not really 5G, it's just LTE. They did the same with 4G years ago, labelling 3G...
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