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Nov 23rd 2021, 6:06 am
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By angelman

Re: Transatlantic air travel experience during Covid

This is good to know.. I suspect the UK airlines (like the UK) are far more blase and laissez faire (are we allowed to say that after Brexit? :) ) than the US airlines. I would rather have strict...
Forum: USA
Nov 23rd 2021, 5:56 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By angelman

Re: Estate planning and wills for US residents with UK assets

Not quite sure I understand all of your reply. I can only say that both UK solicitors and US lawyer highly recommend having a separate will or trust in each country only detailing the items in that...
Forum: USA
Nov 23rd 2021, 5:53 am
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By angelman

Re: COMPLETING OF CUSTOMS FORMS FOR USA TO UK GIFT PARCELS.

One small tip for using USPS. I use a service called PirateShip. You can print out the shipping labels at home, just measure the dimensions and weigh the package. Apart from getting a nice little...
Forum: USA
Nov 19th 2021, 6:03 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By angelman

Re: Estate planning and wills for US residents with UK assets

A will is one thing but a trust is perhaps another. If I die in the US and had a US only will (no trust) then presumably any properties in the UK would have to go through the US probate process which...
Nov 18th 2021, 12:46 am
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By angelman

Transatlantic air travel experience during Covid

So we have been in a covid bubble the last 2 years and next year we are hoping to fly from LA to visit my family in England for the summer. We usually fly Virgin and if we can we go premium economy....
Forum: USA
Nov 18th 2021, 12:43 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,729
Posted By angelman

Re: Traveling to the USA during COVID 19 lift

If you plan to visit certain cities, New York and Los Angeles for example you definitely want to be fully vaccinated and have some kind of official proof of vaccination. That said it's all a bit...
Forum: USA
Nov 10th 2021, 1:28 am
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By angelman

Re: Uk Remortgage consent to let

When I did this I got a whole new product. I got lucky and got an incredible new mortgage that was 0.5% over BofE base rate. Current mortgage rate is 0.6%!! I had a lot of trepidation at the time...
Forum: USA
Nov 10th 2021, 1:19 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By angelman

Re: Should I stay or should I go? Future gazing tax questions..

1 - we left the UK ie started renting out the house in March 2020. If we sold it, how do we work out the US tax we would pay over and above anything in the UK, is there a relatively simple equation...
Forum: USA
Nov 9th 2021, 9:38 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 8,356
Posted By angelman

Re: How can we enter US without vaccine ?

well duh.. yes.. given that my wife was one of those people as I explained in the post. It was a huge decision for her to eventually get the vaccine and she had a bad effect. She was the first and...
Forum: USA
Nov 9th 2021, 6:07 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,671
Posted By angelman

Re: Relocation Package Opinion

It can be surprising coming from the UK which pretty successfully managed to privatise utilities (at least compared to California). Utilities are a monopoly, at times they are a public utility...
Forum: USA
Nov 9th 2021, 4:55 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,671
Posted By angelman

Re: Relocation Package Opinion

London to Los Angeles is somewhat comparable. Rent is not disimilar. You might get a bit more space in LA than London for the money though the quality of interiors/design is usually pretty sad. A 3...
Forum: USA
Nov 9th 2021, 1:46 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By angelman

Estate planning and wills for US residents with UK assets

I moved to the USA almost 20 years ago now. I still have a few assets in the UK (rental property mostly). I have now finally made a USA will and trust and need to do the same in the UK. Has anyone...
Forum: USA
Nov 9th 2021, 12:29 am
Replies: 119
Views: 8,356
Posted By angelman

Re: How can we enter US without vaccine ?

I went back and started to read the thread including the OP and I wasn't disappointed. Just as bananas as expected. Please stay home and don't come here.. we have enough lunatics in the US as it is....
Forum: USA
Nov 8th 2021, 11:32 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By angelman

Re: Mortgage for UK Property

Probably not super helpful but I was able to take out a buy to let mortgage. That said I already had an existing mortgage on the property when I was in the UK> I was so worried they wouldn't let me...
Forum: USA
Nov 8th 2021, 11:29 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 8,356
Posted By angelman

Re: How can we enter US without vaccine ?

Didn't bother to read all the thread, but please don't come here if you aren't vaccinated. Hospitals are busy enough as it is. You definitely don't want to be paying US medical bills if you do get...
Forum: USA
Nov 8th 2021, 11:11 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,671
Posted By angelman

Re: Relocation Package Opinion

Relocation package sounds pretty reasonable to me. One caveat, that lump sum and possibly the the housing is counted is taxable and I think at 40%. I believe that a single flight is not taxed and...
Forum: USA
Nov 6th 2021, 2:02 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By angelman

Re: Import duty and fees on chocolate from the UK shipped by DHL

My family often sends us chocolate from Scotland. My sister lives next to an incredible chocolate shop, the Oban chocolate company. They seem to have no issue sending us chocolate which arrives in...
Forum: USA
Dec 9th 2020, 5:21 am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,604
Posted By angelman

Re: Transferwise, XE or other?

I was an avid xe user until Transferwise exchange rates were too good to miss. XE does allow you to set limit orders which can be useful. I set an order to trade at 1.33 a while back for quite a bit...
Forum: USA
Dec 9th 2020, 5:17 am
Replies: 50
Views: 5,841
Posted By angelman

Re: What to expect from an employer

oh dear.. To put it in perspective I quintupled my wage moving from UK to USA and that was 17 years ago. I was not managerial or anything like that. In UK I was on a pretty crappy 20k in London at...
Forum: USA
Dec 8th 2020, 6:20 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By angelman

Re: UK Form ID1 id verification in the US

Did you have to complete an id1 form? This is a specific UK government form for id verification. It's more explicit than simply a notarised copy of my passport etc.
Forum: USA
Dec 7th 2020, 8:50 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By angelman

Re: UK Form ID1 id verification in the US

I spoke to a notary friend and he said he would not feel comfortable notarising it as it did not have the correct standard "notary language" and he was not sure if filling in the standard form and...
Forum: USA
Dec 7th 2020, 3:59 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By angelman

UK Form ID1 id verification in the US

I am required to fill out an id1 one which is a verification of identity for a UK lease transfer. I am US resident and now citizen. Would a US notary be able to perform this service? I know a US...
Forum: USA
Dec 2nd 2020, 5:56 am
Replies: 54
Views: 7,958
Posted By angelman

Re: Where Do Y’All Get Your British Food From?

On the west coast we have Costplus World market which sells a lot of random stuff including "food from around the world" with a decent British section, even some mince pies at Christmas if you are...
Forum: USA
Nov 3rd 2020, 11:59 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By angelman

Re: UK stakeholder pension for my US son?

Could you transfer money to your son and have him put it into a 401k. UK pensions in the US are fraught with issues
Forum: USA
Nov 3rd 2020, 11:57 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,458
Posted By angelman

Re: Re-mortgaging UK property

I can only say that I remortgaged a rental property I had in London albeit several years ago. For years I was afraid of telling the mortgage company I was a) out of the country and b) that I was...
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