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Forum: USA
Mar 24th 2012, 10:41 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 8,763
Posted By IanR

Re: Living half here, half in the UK .. does anyone do this?

If you are getting a GC and are worried that you might not complete the full 5 years to become a citizen there is a way. When/if you go back to the UK apply for a formal period of abscence from the...
Forum: USA
Mar 24th 2012, 10:21 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 8,763
Posted By IanR

Re: Living half here, half in the UK .. does anyone do this?

Some thoughts.
If you have GC your are considered a US resident.
All the while you hold a GC you owe US Federal Taxes on your worldwide Income.
If you are not resident in a US State for more than...
Forum: USA
Mar 24th 2012, 9:15 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,946
Posted By IanR

Re: Living costs and getting work

Some thoughts.
Look up under www.yahoo.com they have many articles, some from Forbes magazine, on best places/cities to live and cost comparisons. Some areas of the USA are much better value than...
Forum: Meet-ups
Mar 24th 2012, 8:55 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,554
Posted By IanR

Re: North Carolina-Whose down in this neck of the woods!

Most large Cities have a British food store, or a tea house of some kind and these often have meesage boards etc for Brits to meet up etc..
Forum: USA
Mar 24th 2012, 8:34 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By IanR

Re: Are we mad????

Short sales can take a very long time to close. It's a situation where the mortgage bank AND the house owner have to agree terms and usually the owner is a reluctant seller and plays for time. It can...
Forum: USA
Mar 24th 2012, 8:31 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By IanR

Re: Childs US Passport

You live in Myrtle beach. Lots of Brits around there and decent climate as well:)
Aug 4th 2011, 1:23 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,843
Posted By IanR

Re: Help with USA visa's (best way fwd)

If he is part way through a degree course, or has existing credits, a UK Uni might have a reciprocal arrangement with a US college near the GF.
Most of all he needs to obey the terms of his Visa.
Forum: USA
Aug 4th 2011, 1:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By IanR

Re: US Passport Application

It's probably in the system, but it takes time.
Telephone the agency and explain your need to travel and they might come up with a one off solution for you. You MUST do this b4 attempting to travel.
Forum: USA
Aug 1st 2011, 7:33 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By IanR

Re: How many Brits living in New Jersey

Many towns have welcoming committees formed from residents and people actively seek out newcomers to explain the ins and outs of the community.

The local town hall will likely have a local...
Forum: USA
Jul 28th 2011, 6:52 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 12,334
Posted By IanR

Re: How to open bank account in USA from UK, US citizen

As Bob suggests a large bank like HSBC or perhaps Standard & Chartered is well able to handle currency conversion and they are both reasonably user freindly institutions to bank with.
Neither seems...
Forum: USA
Jul 28th 2011, 6:26 pm
Replies: 2,189
Views: 304,311
Posted By IanR

Re: UK Foods in the US Share your finds!

There are MANY supermarkets which stock a variety of UK foods (and HP sauce is commonly available).
Depends on wheere you live.
Shoprite, Stop & Shop you name it.
If now try Amazon.com for items....
Forum: USA
Jul 28th 2011, 6:23 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,014
Posted By IanR

Re: Considering staying here permenantly

Issues to consider:

1) How permanent is permant to you?
2) A green card and after 5 years in the country you can apply for Citizenship
That means you take US Citizenship as your primary status...
Forum: USA
Jul 28th 2011, 6:07 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 12,334
Posted By IanR

Re: How to open bank account in USA from UK, US citizen

Normally one needs to be able to give a social security number to open a bank account.
Forum: USA
Jul 28th 2011, 6:04 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,328
Posted By IanR

Re: Moving to the U.S.A.

For electrical stuff look for the weekend pamphlets that come with Sunday newspapers. Also online look at site's like www.bensbargains.net

But first draw up a list of the essentials you need.
Forum: USA
Jul 26th 2011, 11:40 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By IanR

Re: Beachfront commute to UN offices/Jersey City

It takes more than an hour to travel from the Jersey short to the UN in NYC.
Forum: USA
Jul 26th 2011, 9:23 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By IanR

Re: PAL Friendly TVs?

There are a large number of DVD players which play PAL DVDs on US televisions.
http://www.codefreedvd.com/
Here's a start.
I am using an older Sammy HD950 th "hack" was to enter a 4 digit set of...
Forum: USA
Apr 14th 2011, 1:31 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,656
Posted By IanR

Re: 22 years old moving to america June 14th Just a few questions..

1) You need to get a social security number first.
2) Usually you can skip the physical driving test piece, but you will need to do a short written test (as each State is different read up on the...
Forum: Singapore
Apr 13th 2011, 11:33 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,040
Posted By IanR

Re: Singapore Properties & Neighborhoods

Where you live in Singapore most often depends on where your children attend school. Some even have residency requiements in the same area and an easy commute for the kids themselves can be quite...
Forum: USA
Jan 14th 2003, 10:49 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,221
Posted By IanR

That looks like a really good price for an...

That looks like a really good price for an excellent converter...
Forum: USA
Jan 2nd 2003, 5:32 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,221
Posted By IanR

Re: Expensive UK TV

http://www.1worldgift.com/mulcon.html

Take a look at these converters:)
Forum: USA
Dec 30th 2002, 4:03 pm
Replies: 2
Dui
Views: 484
Posted By IanR

Take legal advice. Most of all don't be...

Take legal advice.

Most of all don't be acccused of making a lie to the INS, so a Lawyer in your State (best an immigration lawyer who knows all the ropes) will adise you... Many immigration...
Forum: USA
Dec 29th 2002, 11:50 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By IanR

You ask a very personal question for which there...

You ask a very personal question for which there is no single answer.
Some love it here others don't....

Someone mentioned SS#s are not always available. In my experience you have 2 types of...
Forum: USA
Dec 29th 2002, 11:46 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,994
Posted By IanR

Just walk into the local Socoal Security Office...

Just walk into the local Socoal Security Office and carry all your identification papers relative to show Visa(s) and Passports etc.
You will be given a working SS# and you Spouse will be given a...
Forum: USA
Dec 29th 2002, 10:25 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,221
Posted By IanR

I am having a problem finding out good...

I am having a problem finding out good information on this Tv. But in the brief descriptions I see nothing saying it is a multi-system device so the odds are that you suffered from an unscrupulous...
Forum: USA
Dec 26th 2002, 6:00 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,221
Posted By IanR

It sounds most likely that your Philips dealer in...

It sounds most likely that your Philips dealer in the UK was dishonest. Sorry to say.
There are many multi-system Tvs available which cover the UK Pal and NTSC 3.58 (the standard system in the USA)....
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