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Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2020, 7:50 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,186
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Maintaining a UK mobile number while in the US long term

Is the physical phone you are using locked? O2 unlocked mine for me (despite being under contract in the UK); my husband had a family plan network in the US that he added me to so I used a US sim in...
Forum: USA
Oct 21st 2020, 11:38 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,186
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Maintaining a UK mobile number while in the US long term

First thing I did when I arrived on these shores was have all my family download WhatsApp - it's saved me a fortune. My mum did ring me on my US network once, soon after my arrival. We had a nice...
Oct 21st 2020, 11:31 am
Replies: 576
Views: 38,519
Posted By Shezi59

Re: When do we expect Trump to lift the travel ban against UK?

I'm so sorry I got to this discussion thread late, and missed the abrupt departure of 'Andy'.

But I don't really think it was Andy at all... I think it was the Donald. His skipping from topic to...
Forum: USA
Oct 21st 2020, 10:34 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,186
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Maintaining a UK mobile number while in the US long term

My UK bank accounts are registered to my US home address and US phone number. They always contact me on that, never an issue. I think you're right though, it depends on the bank.
Oct 20th 2020, 11:57 pm
Replies: 128
Views: 4,284
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Police state

If I want to understand why a society is incapable of getting it together to support a health crisis... or to follow regulations... or to rise up and oppose said regulations... or indeed any damned...
Forum: USA
Oct 20th 2020, 11:30 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,186
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Maintaining a UK mobile number while in the US long term

I moved here 8 years ago, I was halfway through a 2 year contract with O2 so I had a chat with them to see what they could do. They agreed to pare down the charges and put me on a plan they offer to...
Oct 20th 2020, 6:15 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Education system in the UK

I taught at a UK high school with a 6th form, students who didn't make the grade for 'A' Level were often allowed to study a couple GCSEs alongside A level studies. That's why I said earlier that...
Forum: USA
Oct 17th 2020, 7:34 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By Shezi59

Re: International Move from UK to USA, Idaho: Removal Firms, Tips etc

It's a while now since we shipped (5 years in fact) but we paid $5,000 (about £3,600 at the time) to ship from NW UK to East Tennessee. We got everything into a 20 ft container (including some flat...
Forum: USA
Oct 17th 2020, 4:17 am
Replies: 144
Views: 14,546
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?j

Thanks BB, I appreciate your point, I have 2 married kids who will drop off emergency supplies and will also pre-order a grocery list for me before we travel, if necessary. I'm aware that delivery...
Oct 16th 2020, 7:45 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Keep USA Health Insurance?

I'm really glad she's made such a recovery, that's a pretty tough deal she's weathered. Glad you all have each other for support. It's one of the reasons I want to retire over there, I have 2 kids,...
Forum: USA
Oct 16th 2020, 7:39 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 14,546
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?

That's pretty much exactly our plan - we've found one out in Greater Manchester that has Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda deliveries, lots of food deliveries, with a private garden out back so at least we'd...
Oct 16th 2020, 5:14 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Keep USA Health Insurance?

I'd pay $4,500 (AUS?) per year for top level health insurance - bargain!
Oct 16th 2020, 4:38 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Returning to the UK from EU

That's a very fair point. :thumb:

However, at that age, when friends start moving on/up/away, getting married, starting families etc. you could live up the road and still feel left behind....
Oct 16th 2020, 4:33 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Keep USA Health Insurance?

This. This is what I remember when my dad had back surgery years ago. It was the first time my hard-line-labour-voting dad used the words 'private' and 'healthcare' in the same sentence without...
Forum: USA
Oct 16th 2020, 3:00 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 14,546
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Who else is concerned about trip to UK for Christmas with family?

This is extremely helpful and very informative. A 4 flight journey is quite the schlep, I'm sorry you had also to do it under such circumstances.

We're planning a trip to the UK in January,...
Oct 16th 2020, 2:38 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Returning to the UK from EU

Yep, I've lived in the US for 8 years but go 'home' a couple times a year (except this year). Sure I've missed events, and being able to lunch and shop with my daughter, and can see that everyone is...
Oct 16th 2020, 2:31 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,073
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Keep USA Health Insurance?

That sounds like a great plan DL, the jury's still out for us on healthcare in the UK; we use Cigna here and have been very happy with them over the last 7 years but it's through employer, so that...
Oct 14th 2020, 10:17 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Planning retirement in the UK

We've actually just had a conversation with Schwab this afternoon, it's the same deal. It's a UK regulatory thing, it sounds like, can't buy funds, can only sell, once we're UK resident. We're...
Oct 14th 2020, 8:10 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Planning retirement in the UK

We actually had a zoom meeting with them last week, which was extremely productive. They know our plans and don't have an issue with it but they can't manage for overseas clients. My husband prefers...
Oct 14th 2020, 3:18 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Planning retirement in the UK

Cheers SDG - yeah, we were aware of that rule - it's definitely a pro, my hesitation is really that we can't start the application process until we close on the house - but it might be a non-issue.
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Oct 13th 2020, 10:47 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Education system in the UK

Whilst she'll be the right age for 6th form in September 2021, the real question is will her IB studies enable her to switch to studies in a UK school/college. Before anyone could answer that, you'll...
Oct 13th 2020, 9:45 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Planning retirement in the UK

Sorry, yes - I meant to say that at the top. He's a USC.
Oct 13th 2020, 9:17 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By Shezi59

Planning retirement in the UK

After 8 years living in the US (3 years as a USC), we're planning my husband's retirement next spring/summer which includes moving back to the UK. I'm already retired. In an ideal world, we'd share...
Oct 11th 2017, 11:25 pm
Replies: 218
Views: 24,895
Posted By Shezi59

Re: AOS Questions

I've traveled with a paper AP, no problem at all, came through Washington DC, as has been said, you'll have to go through secondary inspection but as long as it's a bigger airport it just doesn't...
Aug 30th 2017, 7:15 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,955
Posted By Shezi59

Re: Applying for N400 - finally.

I filed an application within the last 12 months, so recent-ish I guess, receipt was pretty quick and a biometrics appointment within 2 weeks of filing, but that's been pretty standard in my...
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