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Jul 1st 2021, 12:21 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 8,908
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Bringing pets back to the UK (from "approved" countries)

I think you may have problems importing your American Bulldog - they have very strict regulations against bull breeds here in the UK, many being banned altogether. I would certainly research that...
May 25th 2021, 6:40 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By lauraloulou

Investments, PFICs , HMRC etc.

Has anyone solved the problem of investing in the UK as a US Citizen? I had to sell my investments when I moved back, so I'm earning basically nothing in my savings at the moment. I have spoken to...
May 24th 2021, 1:52 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,987
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Credit Reports

Update on credit scores - mine is still laughably low but I recommend Clearscore for helping get pre-approved cards, track the score, get advice etc. I'm happy to play the game but it is super...
Jan 15th 2021, 7:55 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,275
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Shipping from California to UK

there were extra costs associated with the fact that I live down a wiggly dirt road, which I knew about in advance, and which was charged by the shipper on this end. Basically they had to take...
Sep 23rd 2020, 5:03 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,804
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Getting out of my car lease

Did you look at a buyout option? My car has much lower mileage than provided for in the lease, and just like any other finance there is a buyout dollar amount that your lease company can provide you....
Aug 21st 2020, 4:49 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: How to get a long-forgotten National Insurance Number?

I used the same form and got a very nice letter back essentially saying they'd never heard of me and I would have to apply at a Job Center so that will have to wait until I'm finally back in the UK!
Aug 21st 2020, 4:43 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 450
Posted By lauraloulou

Cargo Insurance - any recommendations

I am shipping much of my US furniture back to the UK during my move in October- have read some older posts re: costs of beds in UK (many £) and cost of other furniture (very low £ used) so have...
Aug 21st 2020, 4:36 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,620
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Renew UK Driving License

I also just found my green one from 1985!! Hoping they will not make me take the test again.
Aug 19th 2020, 11:07 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 8,908
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Bringing pets back to the UK (from "approved" countries)

Ooh I don't know! I didn't pay extra to get the health records from the vet as have pretty good relationship with my vet and they're great. I may have to pay to get my pup delivered as nervous about...
Aug 17th 2020, 12:12 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,275
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Shipping from California to UK

Did you use Yavner for Rainier who is apparently their local contact?
Aug 16th 2020, 1:06 am
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Establishing a US Phone Number

Did you try this iandandhelena? I would love to know if it worked. I have a Google voice number pointing to a regular cell phone number and from what I understand I can’t point my US voice number to...
Aug 16th 2020, 1:01 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,804
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Getting out of my car lease

Unfortunately my lease is not transferable or I would definitely go down the swap a lease route. I have read that you can have your car valued and pay the difference between what you were on the...
Aug 16th 2020, 12:57 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,275
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Shipping from California to UK

Do you have any extra items like creating works? I have just received a quote that’s a little over 9k 420 foot container but I’m not sure if I really want or need to take everything. Wondering if I...
Aug 10th 2020, 9:20 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 8,908
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Bringing pets back to the UK (from "approved" countries)

I'm using Starwood. I reached out to a number of pet shippers to get a quote, only got a couple of responses. I had also pinged one in the UK, not realizing that they couldn't initiate from their end...
Aug 9th 2020, 2:56 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 8,908
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Bringing pets back to the UK (from "approved" countries)

I'm not sure if you're saying that my post was negative, it certainly wasn't meant to be. it's incredibly helpful to have all of this information with one post as you have done here. What I did want...
Aug 9th 2020, 1:20 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,904
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: TV and broadband with no credit

To us, clearly yes. There are many reasons why a TV is nice to have... any suggestions how to help answer the question rather than judge our reasons?!
Aug 8th 2020, 6:14 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,804
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Getting out of my car lease

What was the end result? I will have about 6 months on my lease when I leave....
Aug 8th 2020, 6:10 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,904
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: TV and broadband with no credit

Did you have to have a UK residence address to run the credit check? Annoyingly I have perfect credit in the US and used to work for Equifax and I'm so annoyed that my credit is likely to be...
Aug 8th 2020, 5:38 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 8,908
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Bringing pets back to the UK (from "approved" countries)

I am choosing to go with assistance. I moved my 2 dogs from Georgia to California and though the process was less complicated due to not having some of the paperwork, it was incredibly stressful,...
Aug 8th 2020, 5:24 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Are you from Scottish borders?

I grew up in the Borders and absolutely love that area. Kelso is a glorious town with a racecourse, great events like fairs, sweet town center. Can't speak to public transport though. Berwick is on...
Aug 8th 2020, 5:21 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,987
Posted By lauraloulou

Re: Credit Reports

Did you have any luck getting HP? I'm going to be moving by the end of the year, have had a UK bank account for years and years but my perfect US credit is clearly useless. I want to setup HP so that...
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