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Forum: USA
Oct 21st 2021, 8:20 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,419
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Suggestions for US location

Nope. I live here. 10% state income tax, high property taxes and high property prices make it a deal breaker IMHO. Couple that with nutty politics and, well, you get the idea. I'll be out soon.
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Forum: USA
Sep 20th 2021, 4:44 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Mortgage for UK Property

Wow, not many replies.
Forum: USA
Sep 16th 2021, 5:28 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Mortgage for UK Property

Tagging along. I'm in the same boat. One thing I've found is that stamp duty will be higher for non-residents. I'm planning on moving back mid next year and hopefully I can recoup that particular...
Forum: USA
Sep 16th 2021, 5:25 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Going back home for a week - what COVID tests do I need?

flyertalk.com has a thread on the coronavirus section related to UK travel, It's kept current and I find it useful....

Here - UK arrivals requirements - pre-departure test, quarantine and...
Forum: USA
Sep 16th 2021, 5:22 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Which airlines are flying to UK? (LAX and back)

Prices are pretty high. I've paid right around $1.5K for each of the 3 US to EU flights I've taken in the last few months, This is coach on UA... My US to UK flight next month came in at, yup, $1.5k...
Aug 14th 2021, 4:01 am
Replies: 87
Views: 3,951
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Standby Generators

I have an almost identical setup. I have to drag the genset out of the garage but then I connect it to the socket on the outside that feeds the house once I have moved the interlock over. It was all...
Forum: USA
Jul 30th 2021, 6:43 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,207
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Obtaining Documentation of Recovery from Covid

Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States | CDC...
Forum: USA
Jul 30th 2021, 6:35 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Will the Astra Zeneca vaccine be acceptable for entry to USA?

Well, right now you'll also need a negative test to enter the US. This applies to citizens and visitors.

Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air...
Replies: 2,187
Views: 676,836
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Delays in first passport for child born overseas

Just applied and received first time UK passports for our two teenagers, born to UK (me) and French (wife) parents in the USA. Mailed all docs on May 16th, received at the UK passport office on May...
Forum: USA
May 19th 2021, 5:05 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,193
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Reflections after 20 years in the US

Good luck with your move. It must be tough with your son being at Uni in the UK and you still here, doubly so with the travel issues that CV-19 has created. I think this sentence "But I really don't...
May 19th 2021, 5:02 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By TimFountain

Re: FBR or apply directly for a passport?

Thank you all for your replies. I was afraid that the FBR was backed up.... But didn't realize by this much. Ouch! I found the GRO reference, so I should be able to obtain the death certificate for...
Forum: USA
May 19th 2021, 4:40 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,193
Posted By TimFountain

Reflections after 20 years in the US

I've been living in the US for almost 20 years. I first visited the US back in 1988. For me growing up in the dreary '70's and 80's, the US, as portrayed on US TV shows that were broadcast in the UK,...
May 17th 2021, 9:34 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By TimFountain

FBR or apply directly for a passport?

I am confused! My grandfather was born in Dublin in the early 1900's and I wish to apply for and Irish passport based on descent. I want to acquire Irish citizenship due to potential EU residency in...
Forum: USA
May 11th 2021, 2:17 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,613
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Current wait time for UK passport renewal

Just did mine. Online application completed April 15h, back with me on April 30th.
Apr 17th 2021, 5:16 pm
Replies: 9,653
Views: 790,472
Posted By TimFountain

Re: WTF in America

Agreed, and then they are going to offer you some disgusting creamer to put in it. Yuck!
Apr 17th 2021, 5:14 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Not Happy with....

I found it ironic is that my certificate has a big red stamp on it that says it's against the law to photo or copy the certificate. The first piece of advise I was given at the ceremony was to make...
Apr 17th 2021, 5:11 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By TimFountain

Re: USA passport renewal timeline

We just renewed both kids passports. Not expedited. 3 weeks from submission to receiving the new ones....
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By TimFountain

Re: UK Subject, French Spouse, both living in the US at present - What if any vi

I can do that, but apparently I can't change it back for a year. But maybe that's ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By TimFountain

Re: UK Subject, French Spouse, both living in the US at present - What if any vi

Arrgh. This is getting to be aggravating. So we finally have a shiny new biometric French passport for my wife. Following the flow in the settled status webpage here - Apply to enter or stay in the...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By TimFountain

Re: UK Subject, French Spouse, both living in the US at present - What if any vi

Absolutely. Problem is she needs to go in person to the consulate in San Francisco. She will be doing that as soon as an appointment opens up...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By TimFountain

Re: UK Subject, French Spouse, both living in the US at present - What if any vi

Yes, indeed she is a USC and that is one route, but we haven't totally given up on the settled status idea mentioned upthread... It's a least worth a shot and for that she needs her French passport,...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By TimFountain

Re: UK Subject, French Spouse, both living in the US at present - What if any vi

Thanks for all the replies. Next problem is trying to get my wifes French passport renewed. It expired 10 years ago and all renewals have to be done in person with a long form birth certificate, not...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By TimFountain

UK Subject, French Spouse, both living in the US at present - What if any visa?

We've been in the US for 20 years, but hoping to return to the UK next year (specifically July 2022). I'm a UK subject, my wife is French. We both lived in the UK (her for 13 years prior to us moving...
Feb 8th 2021, 9:57 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By TimFountain

Re: Tax on personal goods?

Perfect. Thanks for all the replies.
Feb 8th 2021, 6:07 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By TimFountain

Tax on personal goods?

Are any of your personal possessions/goods liable to taxation when moving back to the UK from USA, if that is pertinent to the question....
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