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Forum: USA
Aug 16th 2017, 1:11 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By ubernathan

Forum: USA
Aug 16th 2017, 1:01 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Do I need to get an ESTA ?

That is not stated in the original post. You are answering a question that was not asked.

With the exception of some visas not having timeouts, what I said was correct.
Forum: USA
Aug 16th 2017, 12:45 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Do I need to get an ESTA ?

Nope. If Stevie is on a visa, it will [ETA: usually] have a timeout period. 'Permanent Residence' is more commonly referred to as a Green Card, which is not a visa. Even that needs renewing every...
Forum: USA
Jul 22nd 2017, 11:19 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Teaching in the states

An international school located in the USA might also be a route.
Forum: USA
Jun 30th 2017, 3:15 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Moving to MA, drivers licence/ insurance

Adding to what Hungry said.
1) in MA you can't wing the multiple choice test to get the learner's permit. They ask you stuff like 'what is the maximum fine and suspension time for your 2nd offence...
Forum: USA
May 14th 2017, 5:58 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Social Security before L1 visa?

gee, I don't know why you're having such a hard time with this. You keep making claims that are not applicable to the circumstance I was in. And besides, the question being answered was whether the...
Forum: USA
May 14th 2017, 5:17 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Social Security before L1 visa?

There was an implied, but apperently uninferrable, 'and I had no record of it' with that 'forgotten.
Forum: USA
May 14th 2017, 2:42 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Social Security before L1 visa?

You can;t even get a previously-issued SSN re-issued to you, because you've forgotten it. (I tried).
Forum: USA
Feb 15th 2017, 3:47 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Looking to work as college lecturer in US - Need help!

An International School may be willing to sponsor a visa, for an in-demand subject. A regular US school won't want to know. (MrsMe is a qualified UK teacher with a doctorate, and getting relicensed...
Forum: USA
Jan 31st 2017, 6:58 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Offset Mortgages

There's also less need for them here -- mortgage interest is a deductible.
Forum: USA
Jan 26th 2017, 1:38 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 11,142
Posted By ubernathan

Re: California Driving Licenses

Likewise for MA. IIRC took theory test
obtained learner permit, booked road test. Took 1 lesson to learn how to pass test, took test.

theory test tests for knowledge of exactly what fines...
Forum: USA
Jan 18th 2017, 3:46 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 14,452
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Recommended bank accounts

FWIW before the move here I happened to have a citibank account. Citibank UK and citibank US are completely separate entities and there's no advantage gained from having a UK account. (we went with...
Forum: USA
Jan 9th 2017, 1:24 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By ubernathan

Re: That time of year Tax Question - UK Mortgage

You may deduct the mortgage interest for your *residence*.

You may include the mortgage interest for your non-residences in any P/L accounting of their rental income.
Forum: USA
Dec 19th 2016, 1:43 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,406
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Credit card application without employment.

Same here. After about 3 months with a secured card we started getting 'you're pre-approved' spam. Just don't go nuts opening those new accounts, because each one dints your credit for a bit.
Forum: USA
Dec 13th 2016, 11:42 am
Replies: 61
Views: 7,159
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Top relocation tips

You need to register in the UK as a non-resident landlord, so you don't get tax deducted by the letting agent (you are using an agent aren't you). You will need to file UK tax return declaring...
Forum: USA
Nov 29th 2016, 7:42 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 7,159
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Top relocation tips

Modern games consoles are more PC-like and have PSUs that can accommodate the different voltages. (pretty much anything with a switched-mode PSU can cope)
Forum: USA
Nov 9th 2016, 4:06 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,744
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Medical records

Vaccination records are useful for adults too. As part of the GreenCard process you need a medical and certification you've had a certain set of vaccinations. Fortunately, we found a UK-trained...
Forum: USA
Nov 5th 2016, 5:04 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Into SFO on an L1

L1 visa goes through the 'visitor' line. Sadly you can't use the new automated machines that citizens, LPRs and non-first-time ESTAs can use.

It was pleasant using them as an LPR for the first...
Forum: USA
Nov 5th 2016, 4:32 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,117
Posted By ubernathan

Re: U.K. Rental Income on US Tax return

US residents must report world-wide income to the IRS. They may also declare any foreign taxes paid as a deduction.
Forum: USA
Oct 13th 2016, 6:30 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,453
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Airport Security

I've had that exactly once at Heathrow before a flight to the USA. 2003 or so? I suspect the 'random' selection triggered on my and my companions scruffiness -- before we'd even got into the...
Forum: USA
Oct 12th 2016, 6:37 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,453
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Airport Security

For SFO from the LHR you clear immigration and customs at SFO and then recheck your bag immediately. Then go back through security.

Some out-of-US airports have their own little bit of US to...
Forum: USA
Oct 6th 2016, 2:07 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Moving to USA - Renting UK Property?

I recommend having them manage it ongoing for 10%. Then when the gutters leak or washing machine breaks, you don't have a problem. They should also do regular inspections to make sure the place is...
Forum: USA
Oct 6th 2016, 2:04 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By ubernathan

Re: Moving to USA - Renting UK Property?

We rent out our UK house.

Mortgage company was fine. Just required us use a letting agent

Hired a letting agent to deal with tenant find/vetting/etc

Landlord insurance, as you say.

File...
Sep 14th 2016, 7:12 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By ubernathan

Re: travel history

Oh gee, good catch! we'd have totally screwed that up otherwise.
Sep 14th 2016, 6:42 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By ubernathan

Re: travel history

Trained by our visa lawyer to always check the i94 to make sure we were logged correctly when we were on a visa. And I was curious as to whether the GC made a difference.
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