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Forum: USA
Jun 24th 2021, 4:55 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,073
Posted By Wirksworth

UK SIPPS and US reporting

Dear All,

As many of you will know, one of the challenges moving to the USA is navigating one's way around the IRS reporting requirements for assets held overseas. A particularly thorny issue i...
Jun 6th 2020, 12:38 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Does a RFE on the I-485 delay EAD?

Hi, I experienced some of what you went through with my adjustment of status and learnt-

A SSN is available if you apply within the first 76 days of entry, if I recall right your right to be in...
Forum: USA
Apr 24th 2020, 2:16 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 12,354
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: UK Final salary pension transfer

Hi,
I went through the transfer out decision process a couple of times but made the decision to do this for several reasons:
I had moved to the USA and got Married
My DB pension was with a...
Feb 24th 2020, 9:55 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,877
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Confusion on ESTA VWP, marriage and consequence

Hi, I met my now Wife in Oct 2016 and from Jan 2017 until August 2019 we spent time together every month mostly in the USA . I came over for a month at a time and was always away longer than my last...
Nov 20th 2019, 11:15 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: How to chase up my SS Number

Sorry,
The SSN application box is on the EAD Form I-765 which I did with my AOS I-465 . It doesn't change the situation that SSN is best applied for at a SSN office in my opinion.
Nov 20th 2019, 6:05 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: How to chase up my SS Number

Hi Rene

1- good to know re suburbs office - I was on the edge of a city
2- I trust the SSN will get processed as part of the I-485 but it is much faster to go to the local SS office and apply ....
Nov 20th 2019, 5:15 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: How to chase up my SS Number

Well, quite a few things learned today on the K1 Visa journey after a couple of hrs at the local Social Security Office

1 - The queues are long at US Social Security offices
2 - DO NOT apply...
Nov 19th 2019, 1:31 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By Wirksworth

How to chase up my SS Number

Hi All,
I applied for my SS number when I applied for AOS as there was an option to do this on the form. I applied in September and have had the Biometric appointment but have heard nothing about...
Forum: USA
Nov 18th 2019, 3:57 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Moving to US early next year - UK Mortgage and Property

Hi - with a disclaimer that I am not an expert. but have made the move over , I have looked at the UK house issue and it is complicated.

The first thing to appreciate is once you become a US...
Nov 18th 2019, 3:33 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Travelling to US with a pending Visa

Hi,
We applied for my K1 visa on 18th Sept 2018 and only got the I797 Notice of action on the 2nd April 2019 so very hard to see how you will get your K1 by April. After the I797 receipt you need...
Forum: USA
Oct 31st 2019, 3:30 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 6,427
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Investment property UK vs. US

Don't forget the nasty surprise that exchange rates can do to Capital Gains Tax on a future sale - you can have to pay US tax on a UK property which hasn't gone up in value in £ but the exchange...
Forum: USA
Oct 10th 2019, 1:00 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,055
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Help needed - company pension in UK, getting it to the US

Hi,
The UK- USA Tax treaty specifically states that a transfer from one approved pension scheme to another approved pension scheme is NOT a distribution so there are no IRS / Tax consequences of...
Forum: USA
Oct 5th 2019, 4:58 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,055
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Help needed - company pension in UK, getting it to the US

Thanks Cook County- The Australian situation is different as the Tax Treaty is not as good as it is between the UK and USA. Also shady advisors out there will propose transfers into places which...
Forum: USA
Oct 2nd 2019, 11:42 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,055
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Help needed - company pension in UK, getting it to the US

I would be interested to know where this matter ended up for britess ? I am trying to decided whether to transfer a DB pension to a SIPP and am concerned about possible foreign trust issues - can...
Oct 1st 2019, 12:20 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Advice needed

Hi Adam,
We:
Filed our I- 129F in Early Sept 2018
The I 797 arrived in April
I organised the Medical in June
I had the London USA embassy interview in July - Passport with Visa returned in 7...
Forum: USA
Sep 30th 2019, 3:16 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,551
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Transferring Money from the UK to USA

I have been using Revolut for a while and the card works well both for spending in US in $ and sending $ from my uk £ bank. I did a comparison today and Revolut offered $1.2335 and Transferwise was...
Sep 24th 2019, 7:48 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,690
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Working in the US after marriage and waiting for work permit.

Thanks, the wording was exactly as told to me by the USCIS person I spoke to - he went through a check list then went and got clarification/ checked with someone else - I even read back to him what...
Sep 24th 2019, 6:07 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,690
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Working in the US after marriage and waiting for work permit.

Well - a call to USCIS has confirmed that the K1 Visa does not come with automatic 90 day permission to work - working within the first 90 days requires an EAD and it is doubtful if once applied...
Sep 19th 2019, 3:48 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,690
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Working in the US after marriage and waiting for work permit.

Doesn’t this USCIS section posted above mean you still have to apply for an EAD for the 90 day period of the K1 visa?

Has anyone found a definitive statement on the USCIS web site on K1 and...
Sep 18th 2019, 3:00 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Immunisation and medical history summary - what do they look like?

I took a short medical history which had a section for immunisations which my Drs gave me, I think is you just asked for the immunisation summary it may well be the same section . My medical...
Sep 18th 2019, 2:44 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,690
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Working in the US after marriage and waiting for work permit.

I have looked into this and it appears that working without EAD is not allowed BUT USCIS forgive this for spouses of US Citizens. I personally would not want to be in this situation given what is at...
May 19th 2019, 7:43 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 701
Posted By Wirksworth

Self Sponsorship

H All,
I am approaching the Embassy Interview in London stage for my K1 visa and wondered f anyone had self sponsored recently. I have a good amount of liquid assets so wondered if this is easy or...
Apr 18th 2019, 7:17 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Medical Appointment in London

Hi Rete, Yes I have the LND number and my police report. I read on another forum someone spent 1 1/2 hrs on a call this week but they got through. I guess when you have a monopoly you can abuse...
Apr 18th 2019, 3:10 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By Wirksworth

Re: Medical Appointment in London

Well I am not sure how they manage to run their Medical screening business ( Oh they have a monopoly) - been in the queue to book an appointment today - started at position 8 and now at 2 - call has...
Apr 17th 2019, 2:59 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By Wirksworth

Medical Appointment in London

Hi All,
I am trying to work out a schedule for the next steps in our K1 visa process. Our application is on its way from the NVC to the London Embassy so I am thinking about when to schedule the...
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