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Yesterday, 3:33 am
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Posted By SFNative

Re: California - departures and arrivals

I don't think any reliable census has ever had SF as majority Asian?
Forum: USA
Oct 30th 2021, 10:30 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,804
Posted By SFNative

Re: Suggestions for US location

Hah! That map is probably true at 3am in dry season. Seriously, though, some of those drives would be so miserable.

I have a friend whose work is in downtown SF and they moved to Santa Cruz. But...
Forum: USA
Oct 30th 2021, 9:06 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,804
Posted By SFNative

Re: Suggestions for US location

Within a 2 hour commute of SF means you're going to be within the more expensive areas of the Bay; there's just no way around that. Have a look at Zillow or Redfin rental and sale prices of housing...
May 28th 2021, 2:13 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By SFNative

Re: Got my CR1 visa and moving to the US - one-way flight OK?

We ended up buying return flights because it was £5000 more for all of us for one-way flights. We timed the return leg for Christmas time because we figured that would be a good time to go back to...
Forum: USA
Mar 31st 2021, 5:09 am
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By SFNative

Re: Philipanad's questions about PhD/fellowship/pregnancy

Have you looked up what the maternity leave policies are at the schools you've applied to? That might tell you something; if nothing concrete, it would give you a taste of how they handle parental...
Forum: USA
Mar 31st 2021, 4:36 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,307
Posted By SFNative

Re: Relocation Package

My husband, who has 15 years of experience but isn't in a hugely senior role, was originally offered $5k relocation allowance, which is the company's standard relocation package. They then came back...
Forum: USA
Jan 22nd 2021, 11:50 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By SFNative

Re: How to find a Short term Rental / Sublease?

We did this by using a service for sabbatical homes. Admittedly, I am in a college town, but Chicago should have some stock of this. Landlords there are looking for people to take places on short...
Aug 14th 2020, 2:05 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,403
Posted By SFNative

Re: HELP.. Visa/green card entering the US

Yes, we did this. Entered to get the green card stamped, and then returned to the UK the very next day. We then didn't finally move until more than six months later (took longer than we'd thought to...
Jul 20th 2020, 3:04 am
Replies: 39
Views: 4,317
Posted By SFNative

Re: Recent UK Graduate - Trying to plan ahead

My PhD is in chemistry. First, I knew I wasn't going to go into academia. I didn't have any problems getting a post-doc in Europe. I picked the less prestigious lab that gave me an offer because the...
Jul 11th 2020, 9:32 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,317
Posted By SFNative

Re: Recent UK Graduate - Trying to plan ahead

The research industrial complex depends upon it! If there wasn't a steady supply of naive, don't-know-their-rights smart young things willing to sacrifice their energy and good ideas to arrogant,...
Jul 4th 2020, 6:26 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,317
Posted By SFNative

Re: Recent UK Graduate - Trying to plan ahead

It might be field-specific. I did a STEM subject and know lots of STEM PhDs in both the UK, US, and various parts of Europe, and no one had a Master's before they started their PhD program. A few of...
Jul 3rd 2020, 9:53 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,317
Posted By SFNative

Re: Recent UK Graduate - Trying to plan ahead

I am really surprised to hear this. Lots of PhD programs have international students and they don't normally require a Master's first- sometimes, especially for science subjects, the Master's is not...
May 31st 2020, 7:52 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,078
Posted By SFNative

Re: Spouse filing her taxes, does it affect my immigration chances?

Just echoing everyone here. I filed "married filing separately" for years and years, and put "NRA" (non-resident alien) on the spouse SSN bit. We applied for my husband's green card visa last year...
May 25th 2020, 5:08 am
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By SFNative

Re: mortgage renewal while living in the US

No experience with the international part, but we've always re-mortgaged with our existing lender (Nationwide). This is the easiest route, and I think can be done electronically. We usually looked...
Forum: USA
May 11th 2020, 6:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By SFNative

Re: Tax Residency in first year of green card

Yes, correct. Both the nursery fees and pension are taxable income in the US, but were paid pre-tax in the UK, so the amount of taxable income in the UK- and therefore UK tax and any US tax credit-...
Forum: USA
May 11th 2020, 3:24 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By SFNative

Re: Tax Residency in first year of green card

For us, it'll be easiest to take the income exclusion. He shoved money into his pension and paid all the nursery fees (employer-provided nursery) pre-tax, so his taxable income, and therefore his tax...
Forum: USA
May 10th 2020, 8:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By SFNative

Re: Tax Residency in first year of green card

Yes, there is the tax treaty (the general language the Tax Guide for Aliens uses is 30% or tax treaty terms). More importantly, I think what I missed is that you can be a resident alien AND have your...
Forum: USA
May 9th 2020, 11:48 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By SFNative

Tax Residency in first year of green card

Hi all.
My UK citizen spouse got his green card through marriage to me, a US citizen. We came through New York to activate the visa in July and then went back to the UK right away. It took us a long...
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