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Forum: USA
Jul 27th 2021, 3:51 pm
Replies: 471
Views: 48,008
Posted By dave2702

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

The Times has a story that American Travelers will soon not be required to go into quarantine and that the paper CDC document will be enough
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Apr 8th 2021, 3:22 pm
Replies: 482
Views: 32,483
Posted By dave2702

Re: Covid-19 Vaccination -- Have You Gotten It?

Got my first Moderna a week ago, apart from feeling a little light-headed I was ok. Second appointment is now only three weeks away

Back in the UK, Dad has his 1st (Pfizer Appointment) way back at...
Forum: USA
Feb 15th 2021, 1:44 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,982
Posted By dave2702

Re: Using VPN to watch British TV

Thanks, as I said I'd given up on it, saw your post and gave it another try and it seems to be working again :)
Forum: USA
Feb 9th 2021, 8:29 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,982
Posted By dave2702

Re: Using VPN to watch British TV

I tend to use NordVPN or ExpressVPN on the Firestick.

Both work well with Channel 4 and ITV (even UKTV and Channel 5) but Iplayer is such a pain that I've largely given up on it
Forum: USA
Aug 8th 2019, 5:21 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By dave2702

Re: Recruitment Agencies

The immigration processes of the US and Australia are different.

Australia is still pretty open, have enough points then you can emigrate without a job and seek one when there and the whole...
Forum: USA
Nov 21st 2018, 7:38 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,554
Posted By dave2702

Re: Benefits of becoming a US citizen

I became a citizen when it was pointed out to me that Citizenship was faster than renewing my Green Card and only needs to be done once

Another thought that entered my head was a recent case of...
Oct 24th 2018, 8:33 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,630
Posted By dave2702

Re: N-400

Though not too many times, they can just decide you weren't serious about becoming a Citizen and cancel the N400
Oct 17th 2018, 9:10 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 18,069
Posted By dave2702

Re: Who has recently applied for U.S citizenship?

I applied for mine (Online) in February, using the Chicago Field Office, Biometrics were scheduled fora couple of weeks later.

The Interview was scheduled for Mid September and the Oath Ceremony a...
Forum: USA
Oct 17th 2018, 8:50 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By dave2702

Re: Sending liquids to US

My Parents go to Staples in the UK, for a flat rate of about £35 you can fill up a large box with whatever you want and best of it it usually arrives here in Chicago in about 3 days.

They've sent...
Forum: USA
Oct 9th 2018, 1:23 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,627
Posted By dave2702

Re: Renting - basic costs etc

I would presume that if you go with a Apartment Rental Complex instead of a Private Rental, Garbage Disposal would be part of the Monthly Fee.

In one high-rise complex we'd just drop bags down a...
Forum: USA
Oct 8th 2018, 9:28 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,627
Posted By dave2702

Re: Renting - basic costs etc

I'd suggest going to Apartments.com, put in the locations where you're interested and you'll get a general idea of the rental prices you're looking at

Usually on top of the Rental Price you'll pay...
Oct 1st 2018, 3:22 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,101
Posted By dave2702

Re: The future of exchange rate from pounds sterling to US $...any opinions?

I think we're in for an "interesting" 6 months due to Brexit.

If the UK looks like Remaining or taking a very Soft Brexit then I'd think the £ is going to rise . But if a Hard Brexit looks likely...
Forum: USA
Sep 4th 2018, 9:25 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 6,552
Posted By dave2702

Re: Getting British TV in the US

Chances are that even if you did have Internet on your TV Apps like Britbox, CBS All Access wouldn't be supported. I've got a Samsung Smart TV and still no sign of Britbox on it, so I use a Roku
Forum: USA
Aug 21st 2018, 9:19 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 8,206
Posted By dave2702

Re: Best US bank account for British expats?

My advice is to find one that's close to where you work and where you live and one that has plenty of ATM's

Here you're paying around $3 for the privilege of drawing cash from another bank's ATM...
Aug 14th 2018, 9:31 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 7,299
Posted By dave2702

Re: 90 Day Fiancee ... the Show

We've been watching a sister-show "Before the 90 Days" where the hopeful Citizens go to their would-be future spouses homelands to propose, I think the Middletown/Amsterdam couple are the same ones...
Aug 7th 2018, 9:57 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By dave2702

Re: Chicago...recommendations of must dos/sees please?

If you mean you're going to be in town on Aug 11/12 then definitely go to the Northalstead Market Days up in Boys Town, that has to be one of the best things happening in Chicago this weekend. The...
Forum: USA
Jul 5th 2018, 4:47 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 6,593
Posted By dave2702

Re: Virtual number for SMS

I've been looking sometime for a method of getting SMS text messages to a Virtual Number, but it appears to be impossible, messages to your phone's email address and thus to your messaging is one...
Apr 27th 2018, 9:25 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,238
Posted By dave2702

Re: Countdown to departure!

+1 from me, all the bedsits I've rented in the UK have always just been a single room in a house. The room would have a bed, TV, Stove and sink. The toilet/bath was usually shared between other...
Apr 27th 2018, 9:13 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,762
Posted By dave2702

Re: I've always wanted to visit Wyoming

Every decade or so I pop by to see if they've progressed any further. I doubt I'll see its completion in my lifetime
Apr 4th 2018, 9:48 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 6,160
Posted By dave2702

Re: Enjoying the winter storms?

Apparently we have the Greenland Block to blame for this

Disappointingly chilly March to produce only its 4th & 5th days of 50+-degree highs Tues & Wed; long spell of chilly weather to follow;...
Mar 13th 2018, 9:35 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By dave2702

Re: Citizenship Application: I don't have records of all my international visits

Take lots of pictures with your Iphone, it becomes an invaluable aide-memoir for when you've been in and out of the country

Recently doing my N400, I just had to look at the Places option of...
Mar 12th 2018, 9:48 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,630
Posted By dave2702

Re: N-400

You could just try a walk-in. Turn up with your appointment letter and see if they let you do your biometrics there and then
Mar 12th 2018, 9:45 pm
Replies: 1,307
Views: 154,194
Posted By dave2702

Re: UK TV Programs

"GameFace" with Roisin Conarty was my latest favourite UK Show
Forum: USA
Mar 12th 2018, 9:41 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,812
Posted By dave2702

Re: Driving in the US

Same happened to me, the one DMV person insisted I drive with a vehicle permit as a rental car couldn't be used to take the test

The next day I went to a different DMV in the rental and took the...
Forum: USA
Mar 9th 2018, 8:39 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By dave2702

Re: UK Mothers Day 11th March.

I find it easier to schedule things through the month if I can just take a glance at it at my work desk

This year's is "Beautiful Worcestershire", showing Broadway Village
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