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Forum: USA
Feb 26th 2016, 8:32 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,725
Posted By Springy6

Re: Money order / certified check

They got the exact number of $ they requested - the same number that went from my account so not sure that there was a charge at their end.
Forum: USA
Feb 26th 2016, 3:39 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,725
Posted By Springy6

Re: Money order / certified check

I persuaded the apartment people to let us do a bank transfer instead. Was very quick straight from our bank account to theirs.
Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2015, 5:59 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,645
Posted By Springy6

Re: School visits in NJ

When we went over to Maryland to look at high schools earlier this year, we were told by the Education Department that we wouldn't be welcome to visit. This actually, on the whole, wasn't our...
Oct 19th 2015, 7:35 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,629
Posted By Springy6

Re: Going back for the 1st time in 14 years!

I can't remember the last time I was able to sign when using my card, everything is chip and pin. Contactless and Apple is becoming more available but still not everywhere, especially outside London,...
Sep 21st 2015, 2:33 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By Springy6

Re: Advice needed URGENT

Sorry to hear about your visa delays. Someone posted in another group I'm a member of that they are still waiting for a visa following an interview in January. Their travel agent has allowed them to...
Forum: USA
Sep 8th 2015, 6:48 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By Springy6

Re: How soon can I buy a house after landing in CA?

Had meant to let you know but have had a number of significant 'issues' to deal with!

We went with Wells Fargo - the contact you found for us was very good. All straightforward once we'd been...
Forum: USA
Sep 7th 2015, 7:38 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By Springy6

Re: How soon can I buy a house after landing in CA?

We are still in the UK but already have a mortgage offer - they used our UK history. Have been given a competitive rate as well. Just need to get over there and find a house now!

It was through...
Forum: USA
Aug 28th 2015, 7:25 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 20,839
Posted By Springy6

Re: Teaching in Florida

Having taught in the UK for the last 12 years and on the brink of a move to the US, I've spent some time looking at the Praxis tests. You will need to spend quite a bit of time prepping for these -...
Aug 16th 2015, 1:20 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By Springy6

Re: What are the implications?

Pulaski, it was indeed our dream but when you're surrounded by packing boxes it's hard to know what to do for the best.

If it were west coast where jobs in his field, and at his level, are quite...
Aug 16th 2015, 12:06 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By Springy6

Re: What are the implications?

Thanks Ian

Company lawyers not saying anything at the moment.

Why might our entry in April be pivotal?
Aug 16th 2015, 11:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By Springy6

What are the implications?

The story so far:

EB1a visa granted to husband in January.
Accepted and signed contract with US company in January.
Entered country on visa in April, returned to UK to finish working notice with...
Aug 15th 2015, 7:52 am
Replies: 78
Views: 3,854
Posted By Springy6

Re: When did/do kids start school in your area?

Here in the UK, I finshed teaching for the summer on a Wednesday and they go back, without me, on a Thursday. We've never understood it either!
Forum: USA
Aug 14th 2015, 6:07 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,666
Posted By Springy6

Re: Expats and apartment rental

We've literally just signed a lease for an apartment (whilst still in UK). Sent them a copy of husband's offer letter. Not asked for a guarantor and only 1 month's rent as security deposit.
Forum: USA
Aug 5th 2015, 6:20 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,725
Posted By Springy6

Re: Money order / certified check

Thanks for all of the above. Md95065, you're right, we are still in the UK where checks are now pretty obsolete.

Pulaski, thanks for this. We currently bank with First Direct, the online arm of...
Forum: USA
Aug 5th 2015, 9:34 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,725
Posted By Springy6

Money order / certified check

We've finally found a temporary apartment in the school district but they want the deposit paid by money order or certified check.

I've spoken to my bank this morning who haven't issued these for...
Forum: USA
Aug 3rd 2015, 8:26 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,240
Posted By Springy6

Re: Last Night

Looking forward to hearing about your first days.

We should be flying on the 23rd - heading up to Scotland to say goodbye to my family this week.
Forum: USA
Jul 21st 2015, 6:46 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By Springy6

Re: Travelguard - AIG . Any reviews?

We've been given 'free' membership as part of out buying a car through IAS. Not used it yet but will be checking it for insurances. I wasn't aware of the concierge services so going to check this out.
Forum: USA
Jul 15th 2015, 5:52 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,692
Posted By Springy6

Re: On the finishing straight...

Just when we though we too were on the finishing straight - the tenants for our house have pulled out and my husband's new boss is leaving. Stress levels rising even higher now!
Forum: USA
Jul 13th 2015, 4:48 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,810
Posted By Springy6

Re: Vacation in uk - need ins?

Hadn't thought about this before but wouldn't you need some kind of insurance against having to cancel a trip? We had to cancel a trip to Australia a couple of years ago because my husband had been...
Forum: USA
Jul 7th 2015, 6:11 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,692
Posted By Springy6

Re: On the finishing straight...

Loubilu,

Looks like we've got the packers coming in the same week as you! Like you, we seem to still have so many moving parts and every time I think one fits into place, along comes another -...
Jun 27th 2015, 9:56 am
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Springy6

Re: Vaccinations required before medical

We took the chart to our GP who went through and compared against our medical records. They then identified all the ones we needed and administered before our medicals in
London. We then took the...
Forum: USA
Jun 26th 2015, 7:23 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,640
Posted By Springy6

Re: Just Landed - Motor Insurance

We've literally (yesterday) ordered our car through IAS and were 'given' membership of this as part of the deal. Will now be exploring the insurance options.
Jun 9th 2015, 4:49 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,330
Posted By Springy6

Re: Attorney recommendations for EB1

My husband had a successful eb1a petition (and now visa) granted. We used Chris Ingram as our attorney. Happy to help if I can.
Forum: USA
Jun 6th 2015, 9:28 pm
Replies: 305
Views: 18,327
Posted By Springy6

Re: OK where to start.....

I think that's a good idea.

We're currently in the process of relocating to Maryland this summer with 2 teenagers. We've spent a lot of time in the U.S. over the years but when we visited schools...
Forum: USA
May 30th 2015, 2:05 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,777
Posted By Springy6

Re: High School Transition

It was recommended to us to work out which UK universities my son would have applied to were we in the UK and look at their international student requirements. This has led us to a minimum of 5 AP...
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