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Apr 19th 2016, 5:16 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: school admissions from abroad

I'm not sure how it works in other LEAs (Local Education Authorities), but for primaries here in London you apply the January before they start, receive an offer in April, and start school in...
Apr 18th 2016, 1:41 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 15,386
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: Need some POSITIVE info

Mortgage aside, these are pretty much the same problems we faced moving to the US. 'Monumental project' is a exaggeration, but a lot of the practical/ bureauocratic stuff is a pain in the arse and...
Apr 7th 2016, 6:04 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: Moving cats without using an agent?

An 'approved pet transporter' isn't the same as an agent. The transporter is the airline/ferry/train.

The agent is the company who books and facilitates the travel. Depending on the package you...
Apr 5th 2016, 7:19 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,517
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: F1 student visa denial and not authorized ESTA

There are plenty of language schools in the US who can sponsor student visas, too. The courses aren't cheap, but they still don't compare to the price of university there, so it's a decent option for...
Forum: USA
Mar 31st 2016, 5:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: Student Loans USA query

I was on a J2. Technically, I could apply for my EAD as soon as we arrived.



For years, the only good thing about the SLC was that, if you didn't have any income (e.g. trailing spouse), they...
Forum: USA
Mar 30th 2016, 12:18 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: Student Loans USA query

My husband and I were in a similar position in the US, and we didn't find any option for declaring dependents. He was working, and I couldn't work (until I got my EAD), so his income supported us...
Mar 27th 2016, 10:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: On the right track?

Post-doc would normally (though not always) come under the J1 visa, but you're only permitted to work your post-doc position. Are we talking about the same thing, though? I'm a little confused by the...
Jan 26th 2016, 7:29 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: Estate Agents, Private Landlords etc.

If you're moving to Scotland, there are some significant differences in housing law between England and Scotland, so a lot of English-oriented advice will be wrong. (I think the biggest thing is that...
Jan 15th 2016, 11:41 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,931
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: Accommodation and rentals

If you have a job contract, it's unlikely that you'll have to pay six months' rent up front. It may depend how convincing the employment documentation is: a letter showing intent to hire may not be...
Forum: USA
Sep 20th 2015, 12:20 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 7,055
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: Is 55k enough for a couple to live on in SF bay area?

Hi Sjjen, my husband was a post-doc in LA for 2.5 years on a similar salary (albeit a few years ago).

On that single income, it was definitely a studenty lifestyle, and things were often tight...
Forum: USA
Sep 6th 2015, 9:10 am
Replies: 55
Views: 3,824
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: Relocating Dog-DIY or Company?

We did it ourselves, going from Germany to CA with 2 cats.

You need to check requirements on three fronts: 1) the airline, 2) federal pet import regs and 3) state pet import regs. This will...
Aug 8th 2015, 7:47 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,339
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: Transporting my cat from Canada to UK

... and even then, the bloodwork (taking a sample to prove that the rabies vacc has been effective) must be done 3+ months in advance, so I'm also unsure what Daisymoll means.

Maybe she's...
Forum: USA
Aug 7th 2015, 4:44 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,251
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: A Few LA Relocation questions: Driving, NHS, Insurance....

When I was on a J2, but didn't yet have my EAD, the Social Security office gave me an official letter saying I wasn't entitled to a SSN. The DMV seemed happy with that.

Being in the States...
Aug 5th 2015, 4:04 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,339
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: Transporting my cat from Canada to UK

Since the three-month wait doesn't apply to you, you just need 21+ days between the rabies shot and travel. If you're travelling on September 15th, that's doable!

I've heard the same thing about...
Aug 5th 2015, 3:50 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,339
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: Transporting my cat from Canada to UK

That's the site I mean.

You need to follow the instructions for 'Enter the UK from the EU or a non-EU listed country'. Most 1st-world countries, including Canada, come under this category.

The...
Aug 4th 2015, 11:53 am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,339
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: Transporting my cat from Canada to UK

No quarantine necessary, or a titer test (if that's what you mean by 'blood work'). If you check the DEFRA site again, you'll see that Canada is a 'non EU listed country', which is good news as it...
Jul 30th 2015, 8:02 am
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: Taking a cat from Australia to UK

Have you tried asking on the Australia forum, too? You may get more specific answers there. I'm another one who's shipped cats US-UK, using BA, who were very good, but I don't know what their...
Jul 27th 2015, 7:36 pm
Replies: 403
Views: 151,985
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012

I can't remember how much we paid for microchipping (it was in Europe, anyway), but that seems fair enough. I don't know about Canada, but there seems to be absolutely no standard fee for rabies...
Jul 27th 2015, 7:31 pm
Replies: 403
Views: 151,985
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012

That should technically be fine. Does your vet usually give any kind of documentation with rabies vaccines? If not, get them to print something out and sign it, including the following details:

...
Jul 25th 2015, 3:06 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,066
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: need help

Sorry -- didn't realise you were a superhero! I thought you were just another person talking unsubstantiated shite and scaremongering on the internet. Truly, I stand corrected.

Although I...
Jul 25th 2015, 7:24 am
Replies: 403
Views: 151,985
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: New DEFRA Regs from January 2012

I don't know for certain, but the Wikipedia page on pet microchips suggests that your vet's right: Europe and Canada use ISO conformant chips, whereas the US has several different types in...
Jul 25th 2015, 7:15 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,066
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: need help

So go ahead and find one, instead of grumbling that we should all call DEFRA, and spreading nonsense scare stories about animals 'covered in excrement' and 'dozens of complaints' about Heathrow....
Jul 24th 2015, 4:36 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,066
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: need help

France, Holland and Germany also have tons of land borders; they're not an island, trying to maintain and protect its own ecosystem.

I'm sure every airport is different, but when we flew out of...
Jul 23rd 2015, 8:30 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,066
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: need help

And, FWIW, I think the costs are mind-boggling, but I don't think it's a scam. In the age of international travel it would be easy for DEFRA just to throw its hand up and say, okay: we give up, let...
Jul 23rd 2015, 8:04 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,066
Posted By MoshiMoshi

Re: need help

Will you be on the same flight as your cat? Are you travelling alone?

Really, there are only ever 4 options for getting your cats into the UK:

a) the more economical but stressful one (fly...
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