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Sep 21st 2017, 4:13 am
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By Dougster75

Naturalizing the kids...

So... my wife and I got naturalized today. Now trying to figure out next steps. Our kids are 15 and 13. As we understand it, they are citizens immediately but they have no evidence of such. So we...
Sep 18th 2017, 10:39 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By Dougster75

Houston Naturalization Ceremony 9/20

Believe that the venue has been used as, and may still be, a Red Cross shelter for Harvey victims. We haven't received any notice of cancellation but difficult to believe it will be on. How do they...
Sep 12th 2017, 4:25 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,983
Posted By Dougster75

Re: Naturalization interview!

Oh no.... what a pain... ours is scheduled for September 20th but the ceremony venue is currently in use by the Red Cross for Houston flood relief. So we may be rescheduled also. Who knows...
Aug 23rd 2017, 4:47 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,983
Posted By Dougster75

Re: Naturalization interview!

We are waiting for the official scheduling but our District (Southern District Court of Texas) only has ceremonies once a month so we are likely to be on the next scheduled one on Sept 20. Apparently...
Aug 23rd 2017, 5:30 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,983
Posted By Dougster75

Re: Naturalization interview!

Definitely take any marriage based stuff. We had our interview last week (based on 5 year rule). Mine barely touched on marriage but my (second) wife was asked to produce my decree absolute from my...
Forum: USA
Jan 13th 2015, 1:50 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By Dougster75

Re: UK Insurance Qualification's in USA

The road ahead is not necessarily easy but that doesn't mean it's hopeless. There are apparently insurance agents who will hire people without a full degree but you may have to work your way up from...
Forum: USA
Jan 12th 2015, 10:18 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By Dougster75

Re: UK Insurance Qualification's in USA

The state license is probably the least of your worries. You don't need a federal insurance license. You will have to become licensed in any state that you want to do business in but this is simple...
Forum: USA
Jan 12th 2015, 9:36 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By Dougster75

Re: UK Insurance Qualification's in USA

Hi - Congrats on your engagement.

I'm in insurance in the USA and I would say a couple of things - any letters after your name here are a plus because people like to litter their email signatures...
Forum: USA
Jan 7th 2015, 6:52 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By Dougster75

Making a will in the US (Houston)

Hi

Apologies in advance for somewhat depressing subject matter...

Does anyone have any recommendations for expat will advice? If not online, we would prefer Houston-based.

We need to get a...
Forum: USA
Jan 22nd 2014, 7:48 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 7,146
Posted By Dougster75

Re: Small money transfers - Xoom vs XE

Crap - you're right. I'll get my coat...
Forum: USA
Jan 22nd 2014, 7:13 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 7,146
Posted By Dougster75

Small money transfers - Xoom vs XE

This isn't rocket science but just a quick share as I've been using XE.com for several years to send relatively small amounts (less than $1k) monthly back to UK for misc. bills and hadn't really...
Forum: USA
Jan 22nd 2014, 6:37 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By Dougster75

UK-based grandparents contributing to College Savings

Just a quick question in case anyone has a good system going.

We are currently saving for the kids in the Texas Promise Fund which effectively buys tuition hours for future college at today's...
Forum: USA
Feb 1st 2012, 3:22 am
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Dougster75

Docs to take to DPS for change from Visitor to Resident

Since getting our greencards, I've been putting off the dreaded trip to the TX DPS to get the driving license changed from Visitor to a normal one. Every previous visit, I seem to have forgotten some...
Forum: USA
Dec 22nd 2011, 6:33 am
Replies: 117
Views: 10,949
Posted By Dougster75

Re: The Christmas what do you miss thread

Secret Santa - where you can give anonymous sex toys to a co-worker without getting a lawsuit.
Forum: USA
Nov 8th 2011, 5:14 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,002
Posted By Dougster75

Getting a degree whilst working in the US?

As background, I am a 36 year old greencard holder in Houston with extensive experience in my industry (insurance) but do not have a degree. I am considering getting some higher education because if...
Forum: USA
Oct 19th 2011, 3:23 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,829
Posted By Dougster75

Re: Trip to Vegas!

We went about Jan 19th this year and found it pretty warm generally - t-shirt/light jacket weather - but we may have been lucky and that was a bit later than you. Stayed at New York New York - place...
Forum: Meet-ups
Oct 18th 2011, 5:27 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,385
Posted By Dougster75

Re: Any Brits in Katy area texas?

Ok... will start throwing out Katy venues and see if anyone bites. Can then work on dates... How's about...

Baker Street Pub (Cinco Ranch) or
The Public House (Villagio) or
Watsons (Tucked...
Forum: USA
Oct 10th 2011, 5:32 am
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Dougster75

Re: TDF 90-22.1 - Do you get any acknowledgement?

Yes - that's the one. Thanks. I guess we just wait and hope an enormous fine doesn't land in our mailbox....
Forum: USA
Oct 10th 2011, 3:31 am
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Dougster75

TDF 90-22.1 - Do you get any acknowledgement?

Hi,

We filed a late TDF 90-22.1 this year as it completely slipped my mind that we had had over $10k in our UK account for a couple of weeks of 2010. We sent a letter of explanation and apology...
Forum: Meet-ups
Sep 17th 2011, 11:53 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,385
Posted By Dougster75

Re: Any Brits in Katy area texas?

Welcome. We're in Grayson Lakes, Katy. There are quite a few Katy people on here and loads of Houstonians. We should definitely do a meet-up soon. The only one we made it to was a meet up at Baker...
Forum: USA
Sep 16th 2011, 9:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By Dougster75

Getting Life Insurance...

Hi all,

Was wanting to top up my life insurance a bit and so started to obtain quotes. Called Metlife first. Got a good quote but hit a stumbling block as can't accept greencard holders except I...
Forum: USA
Aug 19th 2011, 4:31 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By Dougster75

Thumbs up Green cards on the way - what to do next?

Hi everyone,

Just got the notice that green cards are in production. :eek: Great news for us but trying to work out what we need to do once we've got them... So far I have:

Get driving license...
Forum: USA
Aug 4th 2011, 7:06 am
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By Dougster75

White pepper?

Anyone found anything resembling good old white pepper over here? Ground black pepper just doesn't cut the mustard on my beans on toast. And as for the mustard...
Forum: USA
Jul 12th 2011, 2:49 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,194
Posted By Dougster75

Re: schooling texas

I would say there's normally plenty of empty stuff to rent but with a short timeframe you may not get your pick of the bunch. When we looked, probably half were empty but the other half were occupied...
Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2011, 7:32 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,194
Posted By Dougster75

Re: schooling texas

Ooh - one more thing - be careful when buying/renting in the newer areas and check out if new schools are being built in the area. You might find your house gets rezoned to the new school once it's...
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