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Forum: USA
Dec 12th 2021, 10:41 am
Replies: 37
Views: 13,749
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Keeping UK mobile number

Basically, you put your debit card into the card reader which provides a security code you enter into online banking to gain access.
Dec 7th 2021, 11:19 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By tdrinker

Re: US banks in the UK

The digital challenger banks (like Wise mentioned above) will let you open an account without proof of (UK) address. Useful article:
...
Dec 7th 2021, 11:25 am
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By tdrinker

Re: The Canadian Dream... or a Struggle??

Consider staying long enough to get your PR, then moving to another region if you are still unhappy in Halifax. If you decide Canada isn't for you after trying one or more other locations, it still...
Forum: Barbados
Dec 7th 2021, 11:07 am
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Non UK address.

Some people report being able to maintain UK bank accounts with overseas addresses, but others have their accounts closed by the bank. I suppose it depends on the bank, the country you move to and...
Dec 7th 2021, 10:54 am
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By tdrinker

Re: US banks in the UK

JPMorgan Chase has recently or soon will open a digital bank in the UK, branded as Chase. I don't know if you could access this if you were to bank with them in the US.
Dec 1st 2021, 11:33 am
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By tdrinker

Re: New UK passport - how many weeks?

Take care booking an appointment with the London premium service. There are scam websites that give the appearance of being the official govt. site and charge a fee for the appointment. Make sure...
Forum: USA
Nov 23rd 2021, 9:34 pm
Replies: 407
Views: 135,355
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

Years ago, I made an application by post, they sent me a letter listing the missing years, stating either closed or available and the cost of filling, I ticked those I wanted to pay for and sent it...
Forum: USA
Nov 23rd 2021, 6:29 pm
Replies: 407
Views: 135,355
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Class 2 NI abolished. What about us poor expats paying voluntary contributio

Get a statement showing your NI record. This should show full years and missing years, and which missing years are available to be filled (some may have timed out; you can normally go back 6 years...
Nov 20th 2021, 1:40 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Renting

I don't understand the shortage of rental units. Covid has reduced visitors, so (reportedly) many Airbnb's have been offered to long-term rent instead. This suggests supply increased, yet there's a...
Nov 19th 2021, 8:59 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Renting

Re bank account - do you have a UK driving licence that you could update the address on and use as proof of address to open a bank account? Otherwise, I believe digital banks (Starling, Monzo,...
Forum: Thailand
Oct 5th 2021, 2:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Death In Thailand

Suggest you also post on the aseannow forum if you haven't already done so.
Oct 2nd 2021, 3:02 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,723
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Locator Form UK travel

Suggest printing the rules to show them and making a note of the link to the government website so they can check themselves, just in case.
Forum: USA
Sep 30th 2021, 3:52 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By tdrinker

Re: British phone number in US for bills in UK

https://britishexpats.com/forum/usa-57/keeping-uk-mobile-number-937742/ (https://britishexpats.com/forum/usa-57/maintaining-uk-mobile-number-while-us-long-term-935363/)
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Forum: Portugal
Sep 4th 2021, 9:24 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By tdrinker

Re: GOLDCAR at FARO ?

I saw an article about them in a national newspaper recently - someone person complaining of being ripped off, loads of replies from others saying the same. It seems they haven't changed. No way...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 3rd 2021, 2:25 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Day 2 and Day 8 COVID Tests

Would definitely do this for 5 day test & release or for a test to allow travel. Cheaper (slower and possibly less reliable) tests for day 2 & 8 after arrival are worth considering, however, as they...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 3rd 2021, 12:25 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Day 2 and Day 8 COVID Tests

You can see the list of test providers here. Prices from £20 to £675(!). Worth checking reviews, e.g. on Test Pilot.

https://www.find-travel-test-provider.service.gov.uk/test-type/amber
Forum: Middle East
Aug 31st 2021, 12:06 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Has anyone been back to the UK recently from UAE

If doing the day 5 test to release, best to do it in person in a clinic - do it in the morning and get the result by evening or overnight.
Aug 25th 2021, 3:25 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,723
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Locator Form UK travel

It doesn't sound like a problem as you can complete the tests on the correct days.

There's a helpline if you want confirmation:

Passenger locator form helpline
Telephone: 0800 678 1767
Monday...
Aug 23rd 2021, 7:19 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,723
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Locator Form UK travel

https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-ukIf you’re travelling with other peopleEach adult must complete their own form.

You can include someone under 18 years old who is...
Forum: Canada
Aug 23rd 2021, 5:25 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Canadian jabbed entering UK from Greece help please!

There's a lot of vaccine mis-trust / non-recognition between countries making life unnecessarily difficult for travellers. And that's before considering the frequent rule changes - once (if) you've...
Forum: Canada
Aug 23rd 2021, 10:16 am
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Canadian jabbed entering UK from Greece help please!

The rules state:

What to do before and after you arrive in England if you’ve been in an amber list country in the 10 days before you arrive.

So a month (or a day) in amber list Greece means the...
Forum: Canada
Aug 22nd 2021, 12:19 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Canadian jabbed entering UK from Greece help please!

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-quarantine-when-you-arrive-in-england#take-a-coronavirus-test-before-you-travel-to-england

Canadian vaccine doesn't appear to be recognised currently for...
Aug 22nd 2021, 8:48 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,723
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Locator Form UK travel

Day 5 test will release you. But you still have to do the day 8 test.

It feels as if day 2 & day 8 tests are unnecessary, and more about money-making and discouraging people from travelling as...
Aug 21st 2021, 7:57 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,723
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Locator Form UK travel

Scroll to the end(ish) of this thread for a recommendation.

https://britishexpats.com/forum/canada-56/border-control-uk-queue-should-i-go-939660/

If you are staying in the UK, the only test you...
Aug 21st 2021, 11:54 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,723
Posted By tdrinker

Re: Locator Form UK travel

Will work fine.

If you did put the Bahrain number on the form I believe the form can be updated once in the UK. I would keep it simple and record the UK number.
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