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Forum: USA
Apr 14th 2014, 1:24 am
Replies: 85
Views: 5,992
Posted By washsaint

Re: Any tips on how a Senior Quantity Surveyor can get a move to California?

It will be very difficult unfortunately.

My wife is a Qs and we moved to the US 4 years ago for my work. QS does not really appear to be prevalent in the US except:

New York
LA and San Fran...
Jan 11th 2013, 2:21 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By washsaint

Is this for real?

My this for real? Some moron reviewing buying an AK47 like with a bayonet! WTF does anyone need a bayonet for?

As much as I...
Jan 2nd 2013, 3:55 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,805
Posted By washsaint

Re: L1-A Options

Hi there.

I moved to the US under L1A (small company). My Green Card application was under Functional Manager (EB1C) as I had no direct reports but showed that my role had an influence across the...
Nov 27th 2012, 2:15 am
Replies: 5
Views: 5,668
Posted By washsaint

Re: On L1a visa but EAD received - can I change job?

As others have said....wait for I485 to be approved.

I was on an L1A, applied for GC (I140 and I485 submitted concurrently), received EAD and got a great job offer. Whilst I had been waiting for...
Forum: USA
Sep 26th 2012, 8:16 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 7,614
Posted By washsaint

Re: Moving to Virginia in February 2013

Northern Virginia is the best bet for great schools. We live in herndon, Fairfax County and the amenities and opportunities are great. Would not want to live in Loudon COunty as it is real Stepford...
Aug 20th 2012, 1:43 am
Replies: 300
Views: 14,874
Posted By washsaint

Re: For shame, UK.

He is a little piece of s**T whose arrogance and smugness has probably cost many lives due to his "work" om Wikileaks. How many of you bleeding hearts would be defending any other alleged rapist?
Forum: USA
Aug 3rd 2012, 11:48 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,410
Posted By washsaint

Re: Why are United SO Crap ?

Bear in mind the distances out here and prices are not that unreasonable (some of the time) so long as you book a ways ahead.

We had 4 flights to Bozeman, MT which is 2,000 miles (bit further than...
Forum: The Lounge
Aug 3rd 2012, 1:11 am
Replies: 1,044
Views: 64,361
Posted By washsaint

Re: Olympics: The Official Thread!

Wow....first Olympics in the US and my god, NBC is an embarrassment to the US!!!

Can't believe they cut the opening ceremony tribute to the 7/7 victims and showed that no mark Ryan Seacrest...
Jul 24th 2012, 6:54 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,256
Posted By washsaint

Re: Green cards arrived

don't suppose red army relates to Southampton?
Jul 24th 2012, 6:26 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,256
Posted By washsaint

Re: Green cards arrived the drug and alcohol awareness course mandatory?

That's what I love about Virginia.....lower taxes, more personal freedoms (using cell phone in car is not illegal) and not having to pay...
Forum: USA
Jun 13th 2012, 10:46 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,894
Posted By washsaint

Re: Will UK PS3 work in USA?

It will work, no problems. You don't even need a new lead......I just use a travel adapter with no problems.

All games (including US) work just fine but US Blu rays don't.....however a blu-ray...
Forum: USA
May 16th 2012, 3:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,346
Posted By washsaint

Re: Scottish girl living in Fairfax County needing some new friends!!

I'm in Fairfax COunty but probably too old to hang out with you :D being 44

If you're into soccer then Summers at Arlington, VA is a good place to meet expats watching the soccer.
Forum: USA
Apr 25th 2012, 12:58 am
Replies: 67
Views: 4,146
Posted By washsaint

Re: What's on your list of swag for visitors to bring you?

Our parents/inlaws always bring the following:

Jaffa cakes
ginger nuts
chocolate digestives
Pastis (from France obviously)
Robinsons squash
Salad cream
PG Tips
Apr 17th 2012, 11:33 am
Replies: 284
Views: 24,144
Posted By washsaint

Re: First trip back to UK in nearly 2 years......

My, my, my......there are some folks out there who I feel for. You are obviously very unhappy over in the US and sound like you're trapped.

Each and everyone to their own................if you...
Apr 15th 2012, 8:42 pm
Replies: 284
Views: 24,144
Posted By washsaint

Re: First trip back to UK in nearly 2 years......

I have to say that the opportunities out here are long as you are prepared to work hard and have a job with good health insurance.

My kids have opportunities (education and sports...
Apr 14th 2012, 11:36 pm
Replies: 284
Views: 24,144
Posted By washsaint

First trip back to UK in nearly 2 years......

Finally the family and I went back to the Uk for 10 days.....not really a vacation as it was whizzing around the SOuth visiting friends and families.

We were amazed at how indoctrinated to the US...
Forum: USA
Feb 9th 2012, 12:15 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By washsaint

Re: A day off in Washington DC.

Too late now, but you should definitely try Jacksons in Reston for a good beer and great food.

I have always found that driving down to DC at night is a good option.....the monuments are...
Forum: USA
Feb 9th 2012, 12:11 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
Posted By washsaint

Tax Returns 2011

2nd year in, I was going to try and file tax returns myself. Because we have a UK rental property I got a bit lost and went back to Pete Newton.

Thank goodness I did - having seen the final...
Jan 27th 2012, 11:30 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 10,241
Posted By washsaint

Re: L1A to Green Card - 2 quick questions

First of all, you need to get your employer to agree to sponsor you for the GC process.

I filed in Oct 2010 (concurrently) and had GCs in hand in July 2011.

My understanding, from the process...
Forum: USA
Jan 17th 2012, 11:19 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 7,224
Posted By washsaint

Re: Shipping a Rabbit to the USA from London

You could always take it in luggage if it's an Ann Summers rabbit.....boom boom!
Forum: USA
Jan 17th 2012, 11:18 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By washsaint

Re: Motor insurance

Interestingly, when I first moved across with 0 credit history I got a better deal than 12 months later when I had a credit history. Based on age, etc. I was very low risk initially but this went up...
Forum: USA
Jan 15th 2012, 3:17 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 39,297
Posted By washsaint

Re: UK cars in the US - anyone imported?

As others have said............don't bother.

If you import a car, and it doesn't have a US safety standards sticker, you will pay $1,000s to have it changed to fit US safety regulations.

Jan 3rd 2012, 11:16 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 5,523
Posted By washsaint

Re: Converting an L1A to Green Card / another visa

as others have said $5K plus filing fees seems very reasonable (about the same as I paid).

I was on an L1A.......if you are going to file, file an I140 and I485 concurrently. The advice I was...
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2011, 11:19 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,687
Posted By washsaint

Re: I got a job... sort of!


If you are going to be employed in the US then I would consider using Insperity (administaff). There are 3 of us in the US company and we get big company benefits through using them and...
Forum: USA
Dec 10th 2011, 7:44 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,051
Posted By washsaint

Re: Self employed letter of employment

Go for a secured credit's a start and will start to build credit. When I first moved over I had one from Capital One and after 6 months they added $200 automatically.

Having been...
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