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Forum: USA
Apr 24th 2014, 3:50 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,272
Posted By godisaclog

Re: To sell or not to sell home contents

My experience was that we were going to rent an apartment and the initial plan was never to go for more than a few years. So we left all our stuff in storage (I bought a decommissioned container and...
Apr 23rd 2014, 2:55 am
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By godisaclog

Re: A second go at it - L visa application for a second time

Thanks all. That helps clarify a lot. I think my strictly valid comment was that I still have the thing in my passport (it hasn't been physically removed) and they ask me each time if I'd like to...
Apr 22nd 2014, 5:09 am
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By godisaclog

A second go at it - L visa application for a second time

Hi everyone,

Two years ago I moved to Houston, TX on my L-1A visa for a small company to help establish an office. Things didn't work out with the office and I had to move back late last year,...
Forum: USA
Jan 16th 2014, 7:58 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,449
Posted By godisaclog

Re: Tax return advice and costs

I've just re-read my old thread and noticed lots more replies including Peter Newton's contact details. Very helpful. But if anyone has more - I'd be grateful!
Forum: USA
Jan 16th 2014, 7:54 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,449
Posted By godisaclog

Tax return advice and costs

Hi folks,

It's been a while since my last post (also on tax returns!), but it's that time of year again and I need to start thinking about the 2013 US return.

A bit of background: I was an L1...
Forum: USA
Oct 2nd 2013, 9:31 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,494
Posted By godisaclog

tax filing - advice requested

Hi everyone,

I'm back in the UK after spending just under a year in Houston. Had a great time from Sept 2012 through until July 2013, and not enjoying the UK weather too much since coming back....
Jul 14th 2013, 4:16 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By godisaclog

Re: Changes in circumstance - what's the deal with H1B visas if I'm already on an L1?

Thanks everyone. Sounds like you all confirmed my suspicions. I'll look into the E-2 visa a bit more, but at first glance I'm not sure it fits what I do too well. :(

Thanks for the advice.
Jul 14th 2013, 12:02 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By godisaclog

Changes in circumstance - what's the deal with H1B visas if I'm already on an L1?

Hi everyone,

After being in Houston for some 9 months, our company has taken a major change in strategic direction and is closing our office here. They've asked me to return to the UK in the next...
Forum: USA
Jun 4th 2013, 1:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,176
Posted By godisaclog

Leaving Houston and selling all our things - advice needed!

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately our time in Houston has been cut short and we'll be leaving at the end of July. We bought all our furniture over here and have a car lease, so now the process is...
Forum: USA
Nov 26th 2012, 12:05 am
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By godisaclog

Travel insurance for expats

Hi folks,

Been a while since I posted - we're now happily settled here in Houston. We're off on our (very) delayed honeymoon next week. I was looking for some advice on travel insurance.

The...
Forum: USA
Sep 24th 2012, 4:25 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,161
Posted By godisaclog

Re: Nearly two weeks into our move to Houston - what have I forgotten?

Thank you all. That is very helpful. I'm going to see about sitting my driving test sooner rather than later. I did a dummy quote for car insurance on the basis that I was a newly qualified US driver...
Forum: USA
Sep 23rd 2012, 2:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,161
Posted By godisaclog

Re: Nearly two weeks into our move to Houston - what have I forgotten?

Thanks both. I had contact with Intl Autosource, but I was uncomfortable with leasing before we arrived here. We might only be here short-term(1 year) depending upon how my wife gets on and 1 year...
Forum: USA
Sep 22nd 2012, 5:37 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,161
Posted By godisaclog

Nearly two weeks into our move to Houston - what have I forgotten?

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to share my experience now that our move to Houston, Texas finally went ahead.

My wife and I moved over a couple of weeks ago now. Very smooth flight with British...
Forum: USA
Sep 1st 2012, 10:29 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,590
Posted By godisaclog

Re: Confused about tax - UK/US

Hi Folks,

Interesting.

I think I'm in this situation. I receive rental income that is less than the monthly interest payments on my mortgage. In UK tax terms it's income that's entirely off-set...
Forum: USA
Aug 24th 2012, 8:40 am
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By godisaclog

Re: NW Houston housing advice for young (ish) couple

Hi everyone,

That's really helpful. Town and Country seems promising. I hadn't considered that far out before given that originally I'd had to go into downtown. What would the commute be like from...
Forum: USA
Aug 23rd 2012, 11:27 am
Forum: USA
Aug 21st 2012, 8:49 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By godisaclog

NW Houston housing advice for young (ish) couple

Hi folks,

I've been visiting this forum on and off for the months and months it has taken to get my L1 visa sorted. We're pretty much there now - just waiting for our passports to be delivered...
Jul 6th 2012, 11:11 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,301
Posted By godisaclog

L1a - petition approved, what do I do now..

Hi everyone,

I just received word that my petition (I-129) for an L1-A visa was approved. I think our lawyers in the U.S. now wait to receive the I-797 before passing on instructions.

Can...
Forum: USA
Jan 22nd 2012, 10:01 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,291
Posted By godisaclog

Re: Houston rentals

Thanks both - very useful

I had a look around the North part of Bering drive and quite liked it there. Is that the tanglewood area? Also did some loops through the memorial villages and then took...
Forum: USA
Jan 22nd 2012, 4:38 am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,291
Posted By godisaclog

Houston rentals

Hi everyone,

Well relocation to Houston is a little closer now. We've settled (in the short term at least) on office space in downtown. I'm in Houston trying to get a feel for some of the areas I...
Forum: USA
Oct 31st 2011, 6:49 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By godisaclog

Re: relocation to Houston under company transfer - tax questions

Thanks everyone for your responses so far. I think I'd better speak to a tax advisor :)

Are there any other advantages to being paid in USD? The majority of expenses in the US will be in USD, but...
Forum: USA
Oct 29th 2011, 2:56 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By godisaclog

relocation to Houston under company transfer - tax questions

Hi Everyone,

It looks as if I'll be transferred to Texas on an L inter-company transfer visa. I saw the very useful wiki page for things to ask for. I still have some questions though and your...
Sep 4th 2011, 2:58 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By godisaclog

Re: VISA options for starting an office in Australia

Hi Stiwi,

I have to be honest, I wasn't aware of option B. I'll do some investigating of my own. Thank you for the very helpful advice. I wonder at what point using option B would require you to...
Sep 3rd 2011, 10:26 am
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By godisaclog

VISA options for starting an office in Australia

Hi there,

The company I work for here in the UK does business world-wide including in Australia. I'm looking into the opportunities for starting an office over in Australia to be able to continue...
Aug 29th 2011, 3:17 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By godisaclog

Re: L1B transfer and fiancee

Thank you both for your comments.

Ian,

I guess my return to the UK would be for a month or so, to plan and take care of the wedding. My main question on this issue was whether it is possible...
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