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Forum: USA
Jul 6th 2020, 7:06 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,018
Posted By vivid291

Best place e to buy British food online?

Hello all,

Apologies if this has already been a thread at one point or another, but I was just wondering if you guys might recommend a decent site to buy British food from. Thought I was being...
Forum: USA
May 13th 2020, 5:18 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By vivid291

Re: Posting International Mail in a Post Box

Thank you so much! I popped it in my local postbox and included a return to sender so if there were any issues I'm sure it'd find its way back to me.
Forum: USA
May 11th 2020, 11:58 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By vivid291

Posting International Mail in a Post Box

Hello all,

Hope everyone is keeping safe. Odd question to which I think I already know the answer but just want to double check: can I stick a letter going to the UK in a regular old post box or...
Apr 10th 2020, 10:16 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By vivid291

Re: Applying for an ESTA during travel ban?

Thanks guys. Think she's going to wait a while and see what happens as like you all say, why do it now and lose at least a few month's worth of validity on it?
Apr 10th 2020, 6:24 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By vivid291

Applying for an ESTA during travel ban?

Hello all,

Just wondering if anyone that is still using ESTAs to travel to and from the U.S. has recently made a new application for one whilst this travel ban is enforced. I'm in the U.S. but my...
Forum: USA
Apr 1st 2020, 4:07 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 9,082
Posted By vivid291

Re: $1200 Payout. Are immigrants eligible?

Thanks for your thoughts guys!
We filed a few days ago and thanks to suggestions and advice from this forum we ended up filing married filing jointly and declared my 2019 U.K. income so if that’s...
Forum: USA
Apr 1st 2020, 4:55 am
Replies: 109
Views: 9,082
Posted By vivid291

$1200 Payout. Are immigrants eligible?

Hello all,

Hope everyone is keeping safe etc. I’m sure most of you have heard about this bill they’re trying to get passed that’s going to give most people the $1200 relief due to covid-19 but...
Mar 29th 2020, 7:13 am
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By vivid291

Re: CR1 - Filling in I-130

I was in the same situation as you in that my husband and I were always long distance so didn’t have any shared financial assets. Our i-130 was approved without receiving an RFE and this is the sort...
Forum: USA
Mar 17th 2020, 10:01 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By vivid291

Re: Do I have to file a tax return and can my spouse file separately?

Thank you all for putting my mind at rest. Excellent question about the better benefits of MFJ. My husband looked at both options and found that actually there wasn't such a huge difference in the...
Forum: USA
Mar 17th 2020, 4:11 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By vivid291

Do I have to file a tax return and can my spouse file separately?

Hello all,
Just to give some reference, I moved over to the US on a CR1 on 30th December 2019 and got my social security some time at the end of January 2020. All of my UK taxes are sorted and paid...
Forum: USA
Feb 3rd 2020, 11:18 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,706
Posted By vivid291

Re: Taxes: Moved to US on 30th December, do we file separately or jointly?

Thank you so much for all of this info and advice. I must confess that the tax system is a complete minefield for me and so I'm essentially leaving a lot of the work to my husband though due to the...
Forum: USA
Feb 1st 2020, 12:29 am
Forum: USA
Jan 31st 2020, 5:44 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,706
Posted By vivid291

Re: Taxes: Moved to US on 30th December, do we file separately or jointly?

My apologies to those reading this thread, I’ve re-read my title for it and realized it doesn’t really reflect my question. We’re filing jointly, just want to know if I have to declare anything about...
Forum: USA
Jan 31st 2020, 3:01 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,706
Posted By vivid291

Taxes: Moved to US on 30th December, do we file separately or jointly?

Hello all,

Strange question that I'm unsure about and hoping someone here might have advice on.

I moved to the US to live with my US citizen spouse on 30th December 2019 (on a CR!) and finally...
Forum: USA
Jan 11th 2020, 1:16 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,244
Posted By vivid291

Re: Car Insurance for New Arrivals

Hello all,

Sincere apologies for not responding to this thread sooner. I thought I'd replied, but clearly didn't. I really appreciate all the feedback. Really good to know that some insurers will...
Forum: USA
Jan 11th 2020, 12:59 am
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By vivid291

Re: Liability Car Insurance Recommendations

Oh gosh, I thought I'd responded to this but I've just read through the thread and couldn't see my reply! Fudge up on my part, I'll head over there now. Thank you for the heads up!
Forum: USA
Jan 11th 2020, 12:58 am
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By vivid291

Re: Liability Car Insurance Recommendations

Thank for the advice guys.

It's a tricky situation in that my husband, as much as I love him, has been spoiled and has had his cars insured on his family's shared insurance plan up until now (more...
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2020, 11:49 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By vivid291

Re: Liability Car Insurance Recommendations

Hello,

The car is currently not being driven so is basically being insured as a still, non-operating vehicle but he can put liability on it and add me as an authorized driver. I have a feeling...
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2020, 10:29 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By vivid291

Liability Car Insurance Recommendations

Hello all,

Hoping you might be able to offer some general advice (as I know these things differ state to state) on car insurance. I moved over a few weeks ago and need to insure myself to drive my...
Forum: USA
Jan 2nd 2020, 6:44 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By vivid291

Transferring Money from US to UK

Hello all,

Any recommendations on banks or credit unions with lower international transfer rates? Or any other method to do this except for TransferWise? Sadly, the state I’m living in doesn’t...
Forum: USA
Dec 10th 2019, 11:10 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,244
Posted By vivid291

Car Insurance for New Arrivals

Hi all,

apologies if there is already a thread somewhere about this but just wondering if anyone has any car insurance companies they’d recommend. I’ve been driving for 10 years with 10 years no...
Forum: USA
Dec 1st 2019, 6:09 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By vivid291

Re: British Mobile Phone and U.S. Phone Contract Conundrum

Hi Guys,

Thanks so much for your replies. It's just a regular iPhone 7 so not super old but not one of the newest either. I've found a good deal through AT&T that I'd love to purchase in advance...
Forum: USA
Dec 1st 2019, 4:27 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By vivid291

British Mobile Phone and U.S. Phone Contract Conundrum

Hi All,

Very excited to say that I'll soon be moving to the U.S. after a lengthy CR1 visa process and am planning things I'll immediately need upon arrival, one of which is a phone number. I've...
Oct 27th 2019, 4:02 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By vivid291

Health Care Requirement for Interview

Hello all,

I received notice of my interview date for my CR1 the other day and noticed in the email it says the following:

"You must be able to demonstrate to the consular officer at the time...
Oct 27th 2019, 3:49 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By vivid291

Immunisation Requirements for the Medical Exam

Hello all,

Hoping you can help with a little conundrum.
I've got my medical exam in a few weeks and between now and then I'll be going to the doctors to have some immunisations that I know I'll...
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