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Dec 10th 2010, 2:09 am
Replies: 96
Views: 11,261
Posted By Picnic

Re: Moving Children: LTR and court orders

I am not happy that the taxpayers of the UK support the OP by paying for legal aid in what is a domestic matter: LTR.

And I'm not going to start on taking 3 children to the US where their fathers...
Forum: USA
Dec 10th 2010, 1:51 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,535
Posted By Picnic

Re: Need your help-Cost of Living?

Perhaps the OP's employer has furnished housing that she will qualify to rent? I know of several people in similar positions who have lived in University owned town homes or apartments near campus.
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Forum: USA
Dec 7th 2010, 12:20 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 7,718
Posted By Picnic

Re: Hi, advice on H4 visa and CA/Irvine life needed

We moved to the USA when my husband was transferred by his company, a great opportunity in many ways, but in those pre-internet days, we were unable to easily research local facilities (or lack...
Forum: USA
Dec 6th 2010, 7:47 am
Replies: 46
Views: 11,485
Posted By Picnic

Re: Any Brits IN AUSTIN, TX?

In reply to TheTokenBrit:

you are unlikely to find what you would consider "real back bacon" in Texas but you might find something approaching bacon in the freezer section at Fiesta. Fiesta...
Forum: USA
Dec 2nd 2010, 2:31 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 6,534
Posted By Picnic

Re: Help needed for Brits relocating to LA

Marmite all the way!

But the frustrating thing about this thread is that the OP will not answer the visa question and continues to burble on about living in Pacific Palisades......dream world or...
Forum: Meet-ups
Dec 1st 2010, 7:31 am
Replies: 45
Views: 8,801
Posted By Picnic

Re: Trailing spouse in Houston!

This organisation, which used to be called Memorial Newcomers, might be fun for you to check out: http://nngh.org/default.aspx. :)

Don't forget to spend some of your time shopping (try Marshalls...
Forum: USA
Nov 30th 2010, 12:28 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,959
Posted By Picnic

Re: Jobs in the Boston area - for hubby!

The current open position for Business Development Associate at the Boston Consulate states:

"Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons...
Forum: USA
Nov 29th 2010, 12:09 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,959
Posted By Picnic

Re: Jobs in the Boston area - for hubby!

Sorry, the British Consulate is only able to employ persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A visa holders.
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 27th 2010, 4:29 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,468
Posted By Picnic

Re: Locations to consider living for a sabbatical

Be prepared for problems over leasing. If you look at the situation from the landlord's point of view he will hae no guarantee that you will be allowed back into the country after the expiration of...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 27th 2010, 4:15 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By Picnic

Re: Issues with Expat

He's probably been burned in the past over the return of the deposit. And, as the previous poster has said, you've had 3 years rent out of one tenant so you have been spared two of the usual end of...
Replies: 33
Views: 5,634
Posted By Picnic

Re: Questions on applying for settlement visa for my American wife

I believe this is the process: your wife visits the UK, sits the LITUK test and passes it, then returns to where you live and applies for the settlement visa. Once the settlement visa is granted you...
Nov 24th 2010, 1:42 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By Picnic

Re: Are we being unrealistic?

Take a look at this link regarding teaching in the UK as an overseas qualified teacher: http://www.tda.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/teacher-training-options/overseas-trained-teacher-programme.aspx

"If...
Forum: USA
Nov 14th 2010, 12:32 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By Picnic

Re: 'Doubling up' on medical insurance

You may want to consider in future planning the Healthcare Reform 2011 changes affecting benefits as of January 1, 2011: plans may not impose maximum lifetime benefit limits and the ability to impose...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 9th 2010, 5:46 am
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By Picnic

Re: Community colleges

Perhaps you could try asking on this forum: http://www.alloexpat.com/malaysia_expat_forum/penang-expatriate-living-in-penang-penang-expat-forum-f28.html

Expat groups in KL have Bahasa classes so...
Nov 5th 2010, 8:18 am
Replies: 4
Views: 4,950
Posted By Picnic

Re: CHILED PASSPORT

If your wife is called to the UK regarding the spouse visa and travels on an Afghan passport is there any reason why she cannot apply for an Afghan passport for your accompanying child? If you are...
Nov 3rd 2010, 12:50 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 4,950
Posted By Picnic

Re: CHILED PASSPORT

Have you or your wife consulted the Consular section at the British Embassy in Kabul regarding the submission of a photocopy of her passport? In light of the UK Spouse Visa appeal they might be able...
Nov 2nd 2010, 8:38 am
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By Picnic

Re: 6 mnth to go, planning for customs/VAT liabilities.

I can't help you on the customs question although this link might help: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/arriving/moving.htm

Wouldn't it be cheaper to buy electrical goods back in the UK? Prices in...
Forum: USA
Oct 31st 2010, 12:17 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By Picnic

Re: Moving to Houston too

A few thoughts from my experience of living in Houston, others may not agree!

I wouldn't recommend living near downtown unless you can afford to rent in the Heights (a little north west of...
Forum: USA
Oct 26th 2010, 10:54 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,887
Posted By Picnic

Re: moving to Houston

I suggest getting in touch with the British School to find out where their buses pick up. I know they service Lakes on Eldridge and Twin Lakes which are 2 subdivisions on the west side and not as far...
Oct 21st 2010, 2:42 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By Picnic

Re: H1-B v L1-B

Your employers seem to be making this very difficult for you. Unless you are happy with your wife not having the opportunity to work for the 6 (guesstimating here) or so years you can work in the US...
Forum: USA
Oct 14th 2010, 3:00 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 3,014
Posted By Picnic

Re: moving school mid year UK to US - older kids

In my experience with US schools they will be committed to helping your children re-integrate. And, as you are returning to the schools you know, I am sure it will be relatively easy. It might be a...
Oct 14th 2010, 2:51 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By Picnic

Re: What do we need to actually do to move back to UK?

If you know where you will be settling it would be a good idea to start looking at nursery schools and infant schools and getting your child's name on the waiting lists.
Oct 14th 2010, 2:48 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By Picnic

Re: Good mobile phone service

If you have had your T-Mobile phone for longer than the original contract period you can ask customer service to "unlock the phone". This means that they will send you a code to type into the phone...
Forum: USA
Oct 12th 2010, 9:22 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,661
Posted By Picnic

Re: Christmas in the U.S.

If you like to ski you could spend a LOT of money on going to a resort for a Christmassy experience.

Otherwise stay home with your own traditions and don't be surprised when the Americans throw...
Forum: USA
Oct 12th 2010, 9:19 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,796
Posted By Picnic

Re: Passport Confusion

If you have travel booked for December send a copy of the confirmed itinerary with your application - this should speed up the renewal if there is any chance of delayed processing.
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