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Forum: USA
Jul 9th 2019, 10:56 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,377
Posted By bewildering

Re: Defaulting on US Taxes

First, you are a British, not English, citizen.

Second, your spouse is equally liable for the taxes. I imagine she might not want the attention from the IRS.

Third, if you have not got US...
Forum: USA
Feb 22nd 2019, 1:02 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,559
Posted By bewildering

Re: Best Places for Same-Sex Family of 4 in California

San Diego is an amazing place for kids and is very inclusive.
Forum: USA
Aug 25th 2018, 1:56 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By bewildering

Re: Moving to California. Advice regarding preschool needed!

California is a big place and prices for preschool vary dramatically across the state.

5 years old before December the 3rd is the cut off for public Kindergarten or Transitional kindergarten.
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Apr 28th 2018, 5:54 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By bewildering

Re: Elementary schools in Durham NC

Thanks. I thought CH might be too far as google maps gives the commute 25-45 minutes. I am going next weekend to check out different areas.
Apr 26th 2018, 1:45 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By bewildering

Re: Elementary schools in Durham NC

Thanks for the reply. I have read that sometimes you get reassigned from your neighborhood school in Wake County - does that still happen?

I was looking at North Cary, or Northwest Raleigh.
Apr 24th 2018, 9:47 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By bewildering

Elementary schools in Durham NC

Hey all,

I've been offered a job in Durham, NC. At the moment I'm in San Diego. And I am really unsure whether to go or not. My children at 5 and 2 and a big concern is why all the elementary...
Forum: USA
Apr 19th 2018, 5:30 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,825
Posted By bewildering

Re: Thoughts month after moving into Bay Area

I just got back from Belfast. This comment really hits home.

I do not understand why USA grocers are so bad compared to Tesco, Sainsbury, even ASDA? Like you say, you have to go to 3 separate...
Forum: USA
Mar 28th 2018, 8:00 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By bewildering

Re: J1 Visa Article 20A 2 year limit

I am not sure about the UK stipend but my friends on HFSP/EU/German/Spanish fellowships did not pay taxes.

For me, the tax treaty exemption was for 18 months as I moved in June. Although my...
Forum: USA
Mar 10th 2018, 3:55 am
Replies: 58
Views: 3,917
Posted By bewildering

Re: Car for new immigrant

My goodness. What a rip off.

$15000 + ($397*36=$14292) + tax = >$30,000 for a Nissan Rogue S

A quick look at Kelly blue book for Idaho suggests a fair price of $24,500 for a 2017 brand new...
Jan 16th 2018, 1:55 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,509
Posted By bewildering

Re: Which jobs provide an easier route to the U.S.?

:goodpost:

Graduate school is a good option if you want to live in the USA. But please choose an area in which you are interested.

Also, if your dream is to do medicine then just reapply in the...
Forum: USA
Jan 16th 2018, 1:46 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,585
Posted By bewildering

Re: British teacher relocating to LA: re-certify?

This is true for public schools.

I believe that private schools are free to hire whomever they please. And there are many private schools in LA. There are also many other benefits to teaching at...
Dec 25th 2017, 2:15 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,619
Posted By bewildering

Re: On L-1B - Company Telling Me To Switch H-1B

Weird. I was on a H1B visa for a while. Although it was a non-profit H1B.

AFAIK H1B has to be renewed at 3 years.

Also, H1B visas are a specific target of our glorious leader. I can't say...
Forum: USA
Dec 10th 2017, 8:34 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 7,504
Posted By bewildering

Re: Tips for Trader Joes

Good to point out that Trader Joe's value their workers. The pay is excellent, and the benefits are great. Similar to Costco.

Contrast with Safeway, Walmart, Ralphs, Vons, Target etc.
Forum: USA
Dec 6th 2017, 2:02 am
Replies: 69
Views: 7,504
Posted By bewildering

Re: Tips for Trader Joes

Of course, every Trader Joes product is identical to a brand name product. I believe Trader Joes Greek Yogurt is actually Stonyfield yogurt.
...
Forum: USA
Dec 5th 2017, 10:44 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 7,504
Posted By bewildering

Re: Tips for Trader Joes

Agreed. Also, their produce is not so great. I love their frozen Indian food (Lamb Vindaloo, Chicken Tikka). I also really like their frozen pizza. Another highlight is their Greek Yogurt, although...
Forum: USA
Nov 15th 2017, 10:55 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,674
Posted By bewildering

Re: Mortgage refinancing advice

I do not understand why anyone would pay more earlier with a 30 year fixed?

The payment stays the same for 30 years but inflation gradually reduces the payment. Even with 2% inflation, your money...
Nov 7th 2017, 2:33 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,512
Posted By bewildering

Re: Which marriage visa?

I think Mr Folinsky is reading between the lines - is the OP asking whether they can marry under the VWP and then just adjust status. That question is worthy of a legal consultation but is also...
Nov 6th 2017, 5:19 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,512
Posted By bewildering

Re: Which marriage visa?

Why was he banned?

To the OP. Do not overshare with the CBP officer.Answer only what is asked. You are visiting a friend. You are not "going to get married but intending to leave back to the UK...
Forum: USA
Oct 28th 2017, 3:32 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,002
Posted By bewildering

Re: The cost of motor insurance

Yes. AAA and state farm quoted me >$2000 when i first arrived. Progressive chose to accept my driving date from the UK license and charged me ~$90/ month. Do not use an insurance agent - use the...
Forum: USA
Oct 21st 2017, 4:10 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,058
Posted By bewildering

Re: Anxious of the thought of going back to US

Good points. I question what is keeping them in England. Digestives, a sister that they barely see, and parents that visit once every 2 months? I can appreciate the frustration of the Husband.

I...
Oct 13th 2017, 7:57 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By bewildering

Re: Marrying a US citizen and emigrating at 21/22 - is it possible?

Medicine is a postgraduate degree in the USA. Your girlfriend will need to complete 4 years of undergraduate pre-med biology before starting another 4 years of Medical School. Also, because of the...
Sep 27th 2017, 2:25 am
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By bewildering

Re: EB-1A Green Card application from UK

My colleague is self-petitioning. He is in the USA on an H-visa and is surrounded by people who have done the EB process. Personally, I think he is crazy and should have paid the $.
Sep 19th 2017, 2:58 am
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By bewildering

Re: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen!

Cheers for the help when I was asking for advice. I appreciated your no BS approach.
Sep 16th 2017, 3:33 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By bewildering

Re: Dilemma:oath ceremony scheduled right before urgent trip to UK

Costs money, and you need proof.

https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/life-or-death-emergencies.html
Aug 29th 2017, 6:21 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,165
Posted By bewildering

Re: Employment based ADJUSTMENT - interviews will be mandatory

Thanks all. Some people who applied at the same time are being approved. Perhaps his approval will be soon.
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