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Forum: Back Home
Feb 6th 2022, 10:05 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,507

Re: 5 week anniversary

We used Astra shipping in Burnaby. They were very expensive. I wouldn’t recommend them. They told us 5-6 weeks delivery when the collected our belongings in early July. They arrived late November! We...
Forum: Back Home
Dec 8th 2021, 10:35 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,507

Re: 5 week anniversary

I have just read your reply and found mostly the same. It’s good to be back and we are very happy. We have only just received our belongings from Vancouver which left in mid July. It’s been a...
Dec 2nd 2021, 10:20 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761

Re: Transfer of Residence form

I found the tor requirements a little bizarre, it was nothing like the goods to follow list we had to bring into Canada. The requirements seemed very open to interpretation and vague.
We submitted...
Forum: Canada
Dec 2nd 2021, 10:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092

Re: Moved but never heard anything from HMRC

We sent in our NR73 in March before we returned to the UK. It was rejected because we put in the cover letter sent with the form that we will be leaving Canada on the 18th July (flight booked) unless...
Nov 29th 2021, 5:28 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473

Re: Moving back for kids uni / retirement or just stay put?

Some universities will waive the 3 year rule for claiming domestic status for some courses whilst others wont. If your children do gap years after sixth form that problem is avoided.
Can you...
Nov 22nd 2021, 4:45 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,828

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

About 4 months. The removals left on the 14th July.
Nov 21st 2021, 3:27 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,828

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

We looked at property from Canada on Zoopla and found what we wanted. I had my brother view the place before I put an offer in. Most of the work was done before we left Canada. We had to quarantine...
Nov 21st 2021, 5:33 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,828

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

Container finally arrived this week and we have been busy unpacking. We left Canada on the 18th July and our when our belongings finally arrived it was such a relief. We were constantly let down...
Nov 15th 2021, 9:14 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,828

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

Well the good news is that our belongings are being delivered this Wednesday and Thursday.
Forum: Canada
Nov 14th 2021, 11:06 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 5,795

Re: RichMitch's questions about cost of living

Utter garbage, we made most of money from the UK, investments and hard work. We moved from the South East of England when prices were high and low in Canada. It’s called playing the market (but...
Forum: Canada
Nov 14th 2021, 10:23 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 5,795

Re: RichMitch's questions about cost of living

When I first moved to BC a unit of electricity was 6 cents per kWh when we left it was around 18 cents for the average home. A rise of 300% in 15 years. Just imagine when everyone uses electric...
Forum: Canada
Nov 13th 2021, 6:14 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 5,795

Re: RichMitch's questions about cost of living

I totally agree it’s one of the reasons we left.The cost of living since we arrived in Canada has gone up massively. Property prices are ridiculous and basics like food is very expensive.
We have...
Forum: Canada
Nov 12th 2021, 6:42 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 5,795

Re: RichMitch's questions about cost of living

That’s not a very good comparison. You moved from a very expensive area in the UK comparable to downtown Vancouver or Victoria to a relatively cheap rural location. We have moved back to the UK from...
Nov 11th 2021, 8:43 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062

Re: Transfer of Pension and Tax liability?

I am paying UK voluntary pension contributions and they are charging around £70 per month - am I missing something £3.05 seems very low to me?
Nov 5th 2021, 3:57 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,828

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

The latest update to our container saga is it’s scheduled to arrive in London Gateway on the 7th November and delivered on on the 17th and 18th November subject to customs clearance.
Our shipper...
Oct 27th 2021, 4:55 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,828

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

Yep now scheduled to leave Hamburg on the 5th and arrive at London Gateway on the 6th! Last week is was the 27th October!!!! We may just have our belongings before Christmas!!! It’s a bit like...
Oct 26th 2021, 2:32 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,828

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

Thanks for the heads up. I managed to find the order number for the shipping company and found out the name of the vessel. I was quite shocked to see the vessel had already called into Southampton...
Oct 22nd 2021, 8:44 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,828

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

Our belongings started their journey to UK in early July from Victoria in BC. They were held up in Burnaby waiting for a container for some considerable time. Our belongings were finally shipped to...
Oct 13th 2021, 6:37 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,268

Re: Container Problems - Vancouver to UK

Lack of contingency planning. Current world leaders are a joke. The global economy is not in a good place at the moment. China has become too powerful due to the West’s greed. Too much stupid...
Oct 13th 2021, 6:13 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,268

Re: Container Problems - Vancouver to UK

Quite frankly I blame the government. They seem totally ignorant of current problems and sitting on their back sides doing err nothing.
Oct 13th 2021, 2:45 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,268

Re: Container Problems - Vancouver to UK

I have just received an update with our container expected arrival date today. It’s been 3 months since we left Vancouver and we have had to make do with borrowed furniture etc.
Our container is...
Oct 12th 2021, 9:08 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,040

Re: Applying for a UK Credit Card

Interesting we use 3 pay as you go. I was declined a phone contract but managed to get one SIM card!!! My wife was declined outright.
Oct 11th 2021, 7:57 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,040

Re: Applying for a UK Credit Card

The trouble we have found was getting contracts for broadband and phones etc. we had to but our own phones and had real trouble getting a phone card. We had to buy pay as you go SIM cards and managed...
Oct 7th 2021, 3:50 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,040

Re: Applying for a UK Credit Card

Thanks for the info. The murky world of banking!!!
Oct 7th 2021, 1:36 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,040

Re: Applying for a UK Credit Card

It doesn’t make much sense to me. To have a Premier account you need substantial funds in the first place then for the same bank to turn you down for a credit card!!! They know your credit history...
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