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Forum: USA
May 14th 2013, 8:18 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,568
Posted By IPM

Re: Expat Mortgage for UK property - has anyone done this?

I looked into this recently; albeit slightly different in that I already own a couple of properties and wanted an equity release loan to fund a US house purchase.

I went via John Charcol and was...
Forum: USA
May 10th 2013, 6:09 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By IPM

Re: Returning to UK but working for US company

We're not Green Card holders, just L1s
Forum: USA
May 10th 2013, 5:15 pm
Forum: USA
May 10th 2013, 5:00 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By IPM

Returning to UK but working for US company

It seems like we are going to repatriate to the UK this summer.

My wife works for a non-profit and they want to keep her and are happy that she work remotely. As far as I see, this is relatively...
Forum: USA
Apr 25th 2013, 2:17 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By IPM

Re: Road trip advice (cont.)

Many thanks Psyman; I looked up the Santiam pass area and its seems to be within Williamette National Forest. Is this the same area where that great Oregon Pinot Noir comes from, if so, would you...
Forum: USA
Apr 23rd 2013, 10:16 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By IPM

Road trip advice (cont.)

We are planning a 6/7 week road trip before we depart the US. Initial thesis was Boulder to San Fran, taking in as many NPs as possible. Main constraint is surviving the distances with two small...
Forum: USA
Apr 23rd 2013, 9:20 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,613
Posted By IPM

Re: Sorry, another children and ITIN question

We got ITINs for our children, but didn't need to go to any IRS office. We simply got notarized copies of their passports and gave them to the lawyers, who, I presume, then filed some papers.
Forum: USA
Apr 11th 2013, 7:29 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,250
Posted By IPM

Re: DC or Boston for 30something female?

You should also check out the Avalon theatre in NW. Beautifully restored with community support and showing all kinds of alternative movies
Mar 25th 2013, 8:38 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By IPM

Continuing employment with US entity post departure

Currently wrestling as to whether to stay in US or return to UK.

In the event we leave, what is the most expedient way for my wife to continue to provide services to her US employer, a...
Mar 22nd 2013, 7:18 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,790
Posted By IPM

Re: Will an MBA help?

IMO, it is unlikely to help you to get to the US per se. If you do one, I would probably try for a top 20 school. IMO, MBA value have been diluted over time and, since you state that you are already...
Mar 22nd 2013, 4:07 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By IPM

Current L1A to GC processing times (EB-1)

Trying to decide whether to go down this route. Company does a lot of these and I would be in the EB-1 Multi-National Manager category.

Anyone been through it recently? With thanks.
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2013, 2:19 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 10,170
Posted By IPM

Re: Help Moving to Colorado from London!!!

Clarify the visa and contract terms, negotiate a good expat re-lo package and the rest will kind of fall into place.
Forum: USA
Mar 14th 2013, 1:36 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,250
Posted By IPM

Re: DC or Boston for 30something female?

Please substantiate your remarks that public transportation is not easy to use in DC.
Forum: USA
Mar 11th 2013, 2:42 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,250
Posted By IPM

Re: DC or Boston for 30something female?

I would echo the remarks made by Penguinsix.

We have lived in DC for nearly three years and really love it. My wife works for a non-profit focused on business/development and DC really is the...
Mar 7th 2013, 8:32 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By IPM

Re: L1 sponsoring companies in UK

Most blue-chip banks, international law firms, Big4 professional services firms, global IT providers, private equity houses and large corporates use the L1A route. Such programs either fall under...
Mar 1st 2013, 5:27 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,454
Posted By IPM

Re: L1/L2 Renewal

To follow-up on my prior post, we renewed in Nassau this week.
Apart from the pleasant weather, I would note the following:

1. Appointments are quite limited. Aim for 0700.
2. Collection at...
Feb 21st 2013, 8:18 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,113
Posted By IPM

Re: Downsides of Green Card?

The main benefits we see are (a) no longer tied to one employer and; (b) it de-risks house purchase
Feb 21st 2013, 8:00 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,113
Posted By IPM

Re: Downsides of Green Card?

Additional Info:

- no interest in becoming US Citizens
- two children (3 and 5) but neither born in US.
- horizon would be max 5/6 more years
Feb 21st 2013, 6:40 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,113
Posted By IPM

Downsides of Green Card?

Currently on L1A and company have offered to file for GC. We do a lot of these and I hear it takes around 5 months.

My basic question is: are there any downsides when our mid-term view is to...
Feb 21st 2013, 6:34 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,454
Posted By IPM

Re: L1/L2 Renewal

I can empathize with your situation. We have great attorneys who have prepared all our docs but its still a PITA.

We're in Wash DC, and nearest consulates are Toronto or Nassau. Wait times can...
Feb 20th 2013, 5:05 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,329
Posted By IPM

Re: Advice needed to help me move to the USA

Indeed, or perhaps drinking at The Builders in South Ken. Its round the corner from a US college. 15 years ago I found it most agreeable.
Forum: Africa
Feb 5th 2013, 9:48 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,025
Posted By IPM

Potential Re-locate from US to Africa

Having been to the this section of the Forum before, so hope you folks are a nice bunch. Seeking general advice on a possible re-locate to Africa.

We are Brits currently in the US, but may may...
Feb 4th 2013, 6:15 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By IPM

Re: L2 to Green Card

Apologies, I should have been clearer. We are obviously aware that it would be much easier if my company were to file, but there is a quid pro quo there that might not be appealing. Hence, my...
Feb 4th 2013, 5:38 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By IPM

L2 to Green Card

It's our third year in the US on L1A / L2 (spouse) visas.

My wife's career is going rather well and she would like to stay longer.

I assume that there is a route to GC via L2, but would guess...
Forum: USA
Feb 1st 2013, 5:24 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By IPM

Re: Yet Another Driving License Question

OP - I believe your working assumption is correct, but there may be other annoyances. Indeed, at the DMW in Washington DC yesterday where I went to renew the supervisor said he could only extend me...
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