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Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2018, 1:48 am
Replies: 69
Views: 6,080
Posted By Voltore

Re: Has anyone been stopped and asked to see their Green Card?

Yup, when I was naturalized and applied for the US Passport and I paid the extra $30 for the card at the same time. I carry that in a separate wallet to my GA DL as well. I did it to stop zealous...
Forum: USA
Nov 22nd 2018, 11:19 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,206
Posted By Voltore

Re: Cold feet about moving to fairfax, Va

We lived in Burke, VA for 15 years before heading down south to Atlanta 2 years ago, I know that area well. There are plenty of nice areas within Fairfax County, schools are good (depends on area,...
Forum: USA
Jan 29th 2018, 1:47 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,489
Posted By Voltore

Re: Lost my Dad yesterday - Tell me about bereavement flights.

When my mum passed in 2012 I found that no airline really offered them anymore or if they did the cheapest fares were still lower. I flew that night on BA from IAD to London.

What really really...
Forum: USA
Apr 15th 2014, 11:40 am
Replies: 88
Views: 6,074
Posted By Voltore

Re: becoming a police officer

I know of a Scottish cop in Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. However he was a cop in the Met, then met and married a local girl here. He had to wait until he filed his citizenship papers before...
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2014, 10:14 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,895
Posted By Voltore

Re: purely cost/time of application - US Cit, or renew Green card

Mid last year I had the same choice, my GC was due in June this year so in July I filed the N400. Took 5 months and all done, Oath done end of December. To me, was a no brainer. First time through...
Forum: USA
Feb 7th 2014, 5:49 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 6,892
Posted By Voltore

Re: Selling UK shares as a US resident

I sold some CDN stock with TD Waterhouse, they say they will take UK major stock. I do have some UK ones to deal with, just haven't yet!

Scottrade say they will, eTrade as well, just not used.
Forum: USA
Feb 6th 2014, 3:56 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By Voltore

Re: US Citizenship (quick question)

That's about it. Mine was a ceremony at a High School in Fairfax County, VA at the end of last year. I didn't realize that there would be 500 of us. They told us report at 8:30am. We got there at...
Forum: USA
Jan 16th 2014, 6:49 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,869
Posted By Voltore

Re: SSN - 10 days?

When I did my Oath ceremony about two weeks ago, they recommended getting passport first (if needed) and then do the DSS when you get your passport. No hard and fast rule they said, but don't forget...
Forum: USA
Dec 31st 2013, 7:15 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By Voltore

Re: US Citizenship (quick question)

Good luck. It was a breeze for me, went through my application, asked me a few questions on it, did the Civics test (was easy), the english sentences made me laugh and then he poked around my Green...
Forum: USA
Dec 31st 2013, 12:06 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 9,427
Posted By Voltore

Re: Can My Spouse Go Through The US Immigration Line With Me?

Me British passport, Wife & Kids US Passport. LHR, told they can come with me through EU line, Manchester (MAN), Border guy kicked them all back! Depends on airport.....
Forum: USA
Dec 31st 2013, 12:04 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,955
Posted By Voltore

Re: US Citizenship (quick question)

At my interview they skimmed my passports, but no questions.

Took the Oath yesterday so fully fledged now. All done.
Forum: USA
Dec 31st 2013, 12:03 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By Voltore

Re: Ham radio

I was licensed as G8 way back in 1980, let it lapse. Two years ago I took the Technician exam in DC, p&** easy, just rules and regs, passed that. They recommended I sit the General exam, amazingly...
Forum: USA
May 7th 2013, 10:28 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By Voltore

Re: Which tyres?

Costco. Got sick of bait & switch of most tire companies! Got my last set on my CRV there. They do the job!
Forum: USA
May 7th 2013, 9:55 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By Voltore

Re: Any British moms/mums in Northern Virginia?

Try looking for "Moms Clubs" etc. We're the reverse, I'm a British Guy in Fairfax county (Burke) but an American wife with a 3.5 yr old (and a 15mo). My wife is active in Moms club and has made some...
Forum: USA
Mar 4th 2013, 10:12 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,367
Posted By Voltore

Re: Bereavement flight

I found BA not that helpful when my mum passed just after Thanksgiving. I was able to get a reasonable fare to travel that night but because the funeral was delayed, I had to pay a change fee that...
Feb 3rd 2013, 2:14 pm
Jan 26th 2013, 6:44 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Voltore

Filling in N400 form, question on UK previous marriage

Hi all,

Filling in the N-400 form, and have a quick question on a previous marriage when I still lived in then UK. Married & divorced prior to me coming to the US 12 years ago. So, on the N400, it...
Forum: USA
Jan 1st 2013, 4:29 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,219
Posted By Voltore

Re: Using US credit cards in the UK

Not sure if still applies but under the T&C's of their agreement with Visa/MC they still have to accept no chip/pin cards. In Nov 2011 I had to call Visa in the US who called Visa in the UK who then...
Forum: USA
Oct 15th 2009, 9:14 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 6,435
Posted By Voltore

Re: Did anyone struggle not having a degree?

I don't have a degree but again, plenty of industry specific qualifications (Broadcast Engineering). Fortunately my experience and resume seem to so far, worked out extremely well. The only issue was...
Oct 8th 2009, 5:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By Voltore

Re: Week trip to Blighty with a 4 month old....

Thanks for everyone for their suggestions. I've booked my trip (United) and grabbed seats by the bulkhead for the bassinet tables. Although I'm a United Frequent flyer, they were very helpful on the...
Forum: USA
Oct 7th 2009, 1:43 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 13,788
Posted By Voltore

Re: Does anyone regret moving to USA

Bang on how I feel, and yet when I do go back for vacations etc. something always reminds me why I'm glad I left in the first place. :)

Where else could they park an ambulance by the pier ready...
Forum: USA
Sep 30th 2009, 3:34 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,143
Posted By Voltore

Re: Dual Citizen Newborn need US & UK passports?

Congratulations. I've just joined this world and it's fun.

Generally if you were ever to come back to the US with her on vacation etc. you may run into problems if she has no US passport. AFAIK US...
Sep 29th 2009, 4:42 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,763
Posted By Voltore

Re: Wegmans

We love the Wegmans in Fairfax, VA. Twenty minute drive and I'm in Bliss. They recently expanded the British shelves and now have a fine selection of individual chocolate bars at good prices too....
Sep 28th 2009, 6:24 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By Voltore

Re: Week trip to Blighty with a 4 month old....

Probably planning to add that to the car rental right now.
Sep 28th 2009, 6:24 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By Voltore

Re: Week trip to Blighty with a 4 month old....

We're in the process of getting that, all paperwork has now arrived. :) Thanks
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