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Jul 30th 2019, 12:09 am
Replies: 44
Views: 9,290
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Leaving California for England after 16 years

You sound like me 6 years ago! I had gone back to the States to try California - long story, but had previously lived in Wyoming/Minnesota for 8 years before, then Cambridge, UK for 6 and then went...
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Applying or UK passport renewal with foreign passport

I just don't like to idea of sending off the foreign passport when it's so difficult to replace it if it were to get lost. I really don't fancy having to jump through hoops and go to the embassy not...
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Applying or UK passport renewal with foreign passport

I wonder if there is a way they can check and see if you do have another, foreign passport? If you are born outside of the UK which you have to state, then they may look possibly??
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By bromleygirl

Applying or UK passport renewal with foreign passport

So it appears the UK government is now asking for any uncancelled foreign passports to also be sent in with passport applications in addition to British passports. Apparently, this is just so that...
Feb 4th 2019, 10:36 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Best airline to bring dog home with me from US to UK

I flew my dog (Jack Russell/dachshund cross) from SFO to LHR in Sept 2013 on BA. The cost was around $1400.00 and I needed to book him with the BA pet passport office in Toronto onto our flight back...
Feb 4th 2019, 9:39 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Securing a UK secondary school place from overseas

Also, in terms of getting a jump start, I'd see if you can have someone this end view potential properties so that you can secure somewhere ahead as most rental properties may not be available right...
Feb 4th 2019, 9:32 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Securing a UK secondary school place from overseas

I moved back with a Year 10 and Year 8 back in 2013. I would recommend speaking with your 1st choice secondary school now to make them aware and find out how they work with the local council in terms...
Nov 11th 2018, 11:19 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Travel with baby without father

Yep, get your husband to write a letter stating all of the names and facts and that he is happy for you to travel with your child. I did this with my ex-husband pre-divorce and then post divorce I...
Nov 11th 2018, 11:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Students renouncing US citizenship - tax compliancy question

I have a similar situation. I've retained my US citizenship and still file taxes as being a citizen I need to declare worldwide income. My daughter is now 20, US citizen and is a poor student with...
Sep 20th 2018, 11:08 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Moving back UK from Canada - with kids and no hubbie

I moved back from US with my 2 children following my divorce and key was gaining an agreement with my ex that he gave his permission for me to take the kids to the UK to reside. I think if you get...
Forum: USA
Jun 24th 2018, 9:47 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,701
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Single Mother of 2

Another consideration as a single parent is the lack of vacation time in the U.S. as opposed to the holiday entitlement in the U.K. Being a single parent without having your co-parent in the same...
Forum: USA
Jun 15th 2017, 4:56 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,802
Posted By bromleygirl

How do GCSE's transfer over to U.S.?

As some of you may remember, my children are able to benefit from the college tuition waiver by virtue of their Dad being a vet in California. You may remember I agonised 2 years ago if to take them...
Forum: USA
Mar 5th 2017, 7:02 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,210
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Daughter going into high school

Thanks all for your replies - all very appreciated ;)

Petitefrancaise: Thank you for confirming what I thought. We'd been in contact with the school 2 years ago when we thought we were moving back...
Forum: USA
Mar 4th 2017, 9:44 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,210
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Daughter going into high school

We're looking at moving back to California this summer (we've been back in the UK for 3.5 years) after my son has finished his GCSE's so he would be going into 11th grade. I have spoken to the high...
Jul 31st 2016, 2:23 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,689
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: US child support payments to UK bank account. Getting my US kids into UK schools.

In terms of child support, the best piece of advice I received when going through my divorce in the US before returning with my kids was to lodge my divorce agreement with the county child support...
Jun 27th 2016, 5:44 am
Replies: 57
Views: 4,962
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: The Vote

Ah, so over 17 million people are xenophobic and racist? No, nor was the result all down to immigration. There were so many more factors, issues and concerns that contributed to the result.

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Jun 26th 2016, 9:15 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 4,962
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: The Vote

Fact: Cameron campaigned on a platform of obtaining reform from the EU.
Fact: Cameron called the referendum.
Fact: Cameron decided to not only participate but also lead the Remain side.
Fact:...
Jun 26th 2016, 7:20 am
Replies: 57
Views: 4,962
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: The Vote

Great analysis - Cameron has effectively further compounded the UK's position in this crisis. By not standing by his word, staying on whatever the outcome and leading the UK out of the EU, he has...
May 10th 2016, 10:19 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,671
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Moving back to the UK with four kids and practically no money.

If one of her children are young enough (under 5) she will be able to claim income support and not be considered as looking for work. She should also be able to claim free school lunches as well....
May 10th 2016, 9:40 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,671
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Moving back to the UK with four kids and practically no money.

You can call through Skype to any 0800 in the UK for free, just go to "call phones" under "Call" on the Skype menu, select UK as the country and type in the 0800 number you need to call.

I am a...
Forum: Back Home
Nov 28th 2015, 8:59 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 34,271
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Moving back biggest mistake

Did you work while in the U.S.? There are good and bad in each country and various reasons for returning but I found the lack of vacation time/time off in the U.S. does not allow parents to be able...
Nov 23rd 2015, 9:28 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Selling my US Home.......Best way to transfer the money

Just to piggy back off the thread, I need to transfer over $100k to aid a house purchase from U.S. to U.K.
If I transfer bank to bank, I would need to have my funds deposited as GBP right away into...
Jul 18th 2015, 9:42 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,080
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: School/College Advice needed - college trying to charge fee

I have the solution for you re the funding question. We've been back almost 2 years with my daughter just completing her GCSE's. She applied to 3 6th form centres all of which accepted her. Anyway...
Forum: USA
Jun 13th 2015, 6:17 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,918
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Moving teenagers from UK to US - Trying to decide what to do for the best

Thank you everyone for your replies - I think the above basically summarises where I am it and my need to weigh what I do know and try and anticipate the various scenarios that could happen. I'm...
Forum: USA
Jun 13th 2015, 5:59 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,918
Posted By bromleygirl

Re: Moving teenagers from UK to US - Trying to decide what to do for the best

I have to say re the exams issue, I am in total disagreement hence part of my dilemma in the first place. Having a system in which both coursework and end of course exams are used to assess students...
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