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Forum: USA
Sep 30th 2016, 5:49 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 7,562
Posted By slices

Re: Moving to Tampa in Sept. Here's my plan and concerns.

I needed two proofs of address and a proof of legal status plus my SSN. Stamp in passport proved legal status (they weren't interested in the rest of the passport), accepted forms of address...
Forum: USA
Sep 30th 2016, 2:07 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,272
Posted By slices

Re: Car insurance

Also in South Florida, we went with State Farm they wee a lot cheaper than the AIG quote, and about the same as GEICO but with better coverage. This was with a UK license, giving them a FL license...
Forum: USA
Sep 30th 2016, 1:52 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 7,562
Posted By slices

Re: Moving to Tampa in Sept. Here's my plan and concerns.

I struggled with the proof of address as I was staying with family. I was told I couldn't even book an appointment without a SS number, fortunately that served as proof of address as well. I had a...
Forum: USA
Sep 30th 2016, 1:31 pm
Forum: USA
Sep 30th 2016, 1:18 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 7,562
Posted By slices

Re: Moving to Tampa in Sept. Here's my plan and concerns.

I'm in Florida but Manatee county si slightly south if you. The theory test was ok, got 1 wrong I think. Worth reading the DMV manual before gabd, so you are familiar with the move over law, school...
Forum: USA
Sep 30th 2016, 11:57 am
Replies: 64
Views: 7,562
Posted By slices

Re: Moving to Tampa in Sept. Here's my plan and concerns.

You should be able to take the test in the hire car as long as it is your name and the paperwork shows everything. I booked the hire car in my name for two weeks, extended it for additional four...
Forum: USA
Sep 25th 2016, 1:03 am
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By slices

Re: Student Loan Evidence - Commissions Based

Had a nice surprise when I contacted SLC to tell them I was over here, apparently I'd actually paid it off in March and they owed me a refund.
Sep 19th 2016, 11:08 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By slices

Re: VPN or DNS for UK TV

I barely watch live TV as it is the time difference only makes it worse.
Sep 18th 2016, 11:09 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By slices

Re: VPN or DNS for UK TV

Does overplay work for UKTvPlay (Dave)?
Sep 18th 2016, 1:30 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,504
Posted By slices

Re: VPN or DNS for UK TV

Still using unotelly to watch channel four.
Forum: USA
Sep 3rd 2016, 11:46 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By slices

Re: Where to start?!

I wouldn't run at mid day but I see plenty of people running early morning or evening. I tend to do long walks in the evening and swim at lunch time if I get the chance. Florida in general does have...
Forum: USA
Aug 28th 2016, 6:41 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,967
Posted By slices

Re: Moving from the United Kingdom to the United States

As someone who did both maths and computer science at Brunel, I will say I found the maths far more challenging than the computer science of course things may have changed the past 15 years. Although...
Aug 17th 2016, 11:29 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,852
Posted By slices

Re: Green card - how long?

Arrived at the start of June and still waiting. Does the original expiring date of the visa have any baring at this point?
Forum: USA
Aug 11th 2016, 12:21 am
Replies: 64
Views: 7,562
Posted By slices

Re: Moving to Tampa in Sept. Here's my plan and concerns.

I got my job offer fairly late so we actually signed the paperwork and paid deposit with international autosource after we moved, do need a definite job though and proof of address. Although they...
Forum: USA
Aug 10th 2016, 2:45 am
Replies: 64
Views: 7,562
Posted By slices

Re: Moving to Tampa in Sept. Here's my plan and concerns.

I moved to Bradenton, slightly south of Tampa about 10 weeks ago, also on an IR-1 visa. I initially rented a car for 2 weeks, using mostly air miles. SS card came after about a week, I'd had an...
Forum: USA
Jul 12th 2016, 12:55 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,156
Posted By slices

Re: Life Insurance

Was going to cancel my UK policy after we got here but on checking it was still good kept it, I did enquire about an equivalent policy here rates are about the same but the US wanted me to go for a...
Forum: USA
Jul 2nd 2016, 1:37 am
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By slices

Re: Mortgage question

Thanks, we actually got referred to another broker by the real estate who seems 99 percent sure she can help and more aware of expats, should hear Tuesday.
Forum: USA
Jul 1st 2016, 8:54 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By slices

Re: Mortgage question

Looks like we will be renting, broker came back after speaking to under writer because I'm not a W2 employee they'd want 6 months of income in the country. Which is better than two years I guess.
Forum: USA
Jul 1st 2016, 1:30 am
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By slices

Mortgage question

Currently we're staying with family, they are house sitting for a neighbor so we have the run of the place until the end of September. House in the UK should complete any day now, so hoping to buy...
Forum: USA
Jul 1st 2016, 1:10 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By slices

Re: Quick!! Question time tonight

Was working for me last week, haven't tried it this week as I have to keep switching settings everytime I want to watch netflix.
Forum: USA
Jun 24th 2016, 2:45 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,077
Posted By slices

Re: Mortgage before Green Card arrives

I was impressed that Wells Fargo would even talk to me before I moved, unfortunately didn't get past the first phone call because I'm working on a contract basis.
Forum: USA
Jun 24th 2016, 2:22 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,704
Posted By slices

Re: 4-6 week wait to get appointment at DMV..

The county I'm in Florida there is only one office that does road tests for that county and only on Tuesdays and Thursdays so there is a four week wait. Could do the written test sooner but have...
Forum: USA
Jun 15th 2016, 11:48 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,938
Posted By slices

Re: Airline Max baggage allowance

For practical purposes also depends on the total number of bags per group. When I flew over here it was four of us with two bags each plus hand luggage, while I could have taken more on the plane...
Forum: USA
Jun 14th 2016, 12:05 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,938
Posted By slices

Re: Airline Max baggage allowance

With BA it's two bags each if you go at least premium economy( although the excess baggage fees in economy are far less than the normal cost to upgrade), at least it was going to Tampa. Also I...
Forum: USA
Jun 7th 2016, 1:35 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,566
Posted By slices

Re: Getting drivers license in Florida?

All very reassuring, I've only been here a week so no SS number yet, but will start this process as soon as I do.
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