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Re: Resident Return Visa help

I don't know anything about RRV. But your family, where the British parter is not the high earner, epitomises my own situation when we were younger, and that of so many families abroad.
Basically,...
Jun 26th 2020, 10:06 am
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Re: Moving back to Wales

Thanks. Gotcha (see previous post). My mistake. Is this the "embarrassed" smiley?! :embarrassed_smile:
Jun 26th 2020, 9:40 am
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Re: Moving back to Wales

Oh duh, SORRY DurhamLad & Christmas, my mistake...of course it's not a typo, makes total sense: LESS with HSBC, MORE with Transferwise.

Daft, can't think what my addled brain was thinking, got...
Jun 26th 2020, 9:37 am
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Re: Moving back to Wales

That's what I thought, especially from his posts in other threads on the same topic....
Jun 26th 2020, 8:24 am
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Re: Basic questions about returning

Just to add, there's a lot of info about costs on this other thread:
https://britishexpats.com/forum/moving-back-uk-61/going-back-uk-932863/
Jun 26th 2020, 8:02 am
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Re: Moving back to Wales

Just to clarify, DurhamLad, you end up using Transferwise but you say it's "£5--100 less if I choose HSBC" ??? I assume this is a typo, and you mean it's usually less with Transferwise?

We too...
Jun 26th 2020, 7:35 am
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Re: Basic questions about returning

Streetlegal, just to say I replied to your question about retirement cost to "live a reasonable life" in the other thread started by UkBritExpat before I saw you had your own thread here.
Will...
Jun 26th 2020, 7:29 am
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Re: Moving Back for the 2nd Time From USA to UK

Streetlegal, So sorry to hear about your loneliness. In the end, what's most important in life? Human connection.

I am dreadful with numbers, but DH says to retire in the Uk and "live a...
Forum: Back Home
Mar 9th 2020, 6:08 pm
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Re: Back in Scotland

We need to address this as well. I believe that yes, one needs a separate will for each country.
If/when you find out more, do let us know!
Feb 28th 2020, 11:59 pm
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Re: Moving Back for the 2nd Time From USA to UK

Condolences on your loss.

I agree with other posters, it's time for you to go back to uk. You have no ties or kids -- do you know how many people long to go back but can't because spouse doesn't...
Forum: Back Home
Feb 28th 2020, 10:19 pm
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Re: Back in Scotland

Oh my goodness Caroline—this is such an incredibly moving post. The way you and your parents sent tapes back and forth, how beautiful. What a lovely idea (wish we had thought of that...) And now what...
Dec 17th 2019, 8:25 am
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Re: ToR and Duties

Great, thanks for this.

I'm so glad you have avoided the long and frustrating waiting, emails back and forth, fear of dire consequences and astronomical sums if I couldn't get the relief on the...
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Re: British by descent - do I need get British passports for my children?

As I understand it (I hope some expert like BritinParis will confirm) the child of a British citizen, even born abroad, is automatically also British.
(For people born overseas to a british mother...
Dec 17th 2019, 7:33 am
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Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Yes, the high streets have changed and it is a huge concern. Direct result of people doing so much shopping online. I am so upset and worried about it, because a town is more than just buildings and...
Dec 16th 2019, 9:40 pm
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Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Very interesting, Shelley. Yes, some parts of the UK are really congested..I can see this would have been disconcerting if you live in the Ontario countryside.

Travelling in retirement—sounds...
Dec 15th 2019, 7:33 pm
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Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Great to see this post from you, Bevs! I've been on British Expats a long while and have seen over the years your wistful comments about returning.
I didn't realise you hadn't visited in ten years,...
Dec 15th 2019, 9:08 am
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Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Bumping this up once more in hopes it might re-awaken....here's a question for Shelley748:

What did you think about moving back, after the September visit to Dorset that you mention was planned,...
Dec 15th 2019, 8:58 am
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Re: Going back to UK after retirement age

Just to add, JacquiRob, that if you're interested in reading more about the issues, especially the emotional/psychological ones, of moving back to the UK later in life, have a look at the thread...
Dec 10th 2019, 3:27 pm
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Re: Selling US property whilst living in the UK.

Re the management of the sale, I only have experience of a realtor doing such a sale--preferable to mgmt company it seems to me, as they can market widely on multi-listing.

Re your being in UK,...
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Re: British girlfriend.. unsure about VISAS. Daunted.

Oh my God, I have no advice, can only say my heart goes out to you...

.I am wondering what resources might be in Australia to help...
anything like Citizens Advice Bureau? Help from British...
Dec 9th 2019, 4:12 pm
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Re: Reasons for moving back to the UK?

Yes Jerseygirl, exactly. Love that sculpture by Catalano! The void inside.

Even if you haven't lived there for decades, so it's no longer "familiar" exactly, you still want to be where you don't...
Dec 5th 2019, 9:24 pm
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Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Oh that's great, Bevs. Maybe it will be discovered by more over 40s who are thinking of moving back and want to discuss the issues....
Dec 5th 2019, 4:04 pm
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Re: Reasons for moving back to the UK?

As a British expat who moved back from the USA after years of living there, but always longing to return (I've written about my reasons at length in other threads), it was also pretty much Bev's...
Dec 5th 2019, 3:55 pm
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Re: Over 40's Moving Back and Catching Up

Hm, seems as if this thread— for many years so helpful and such a support especially for those moving back to the UK a bit later in life—is petering out. No-one has posted here since my last post,...
Dec 5th 2019, 3:16 pm
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Re: i want to return, US hubby doesn't. Crisis point.

Where, and how, is pannacotta?! I so wish she would come back and tell us....I have just read all these posts without paying proper attention to the date, or perhaps it's that I forgot we are in...
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