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Sep 14th 2020, 6:04 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 756
Posted By celticgrid

Re: Will U.S demand proof of Covid Vaccination and how would show it.

Please add GDPR to the growing list of things that you know nothing about.
Sep 11th 2020, 11:24 am
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By celticgrid

Re: British passport expires few months after entering USA

You have the option of renewing your passport early and therefore avoiding the worries you mention.
Forum: USA
Sep 2nd 2020, 6:26 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By celticgrid

Re: UK passport photos in Massachusetts

AAA will do passport photos for you to the UK specification.

In the past I've simply sent in US sized ones without a problem, and my most recent passport renewal did it all online as mentioned by...
Forum: USA
Jul 21st 2020, 3:57 pm
Replies: 348
Views: 106,292
Posted By celticgrid

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

Some months back I got a letter advising a shortfall - due to their error, even though a direct debit was up and running. The letter gave loads of options of how to pay the arrears including an...
May 11th 2020, 7:38 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,521
Posted By celticgrid

Re: Citzenship Vs Remaining an LPR

Some time ago I was having to trawl through ITAR regulations, within which there are all sorts of links to employment legislation. Long story short, there's a downside to not applying for citizenship...
Forum: USA
Mar 5th 2020, 5:14 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By celticgrid

Re: Showing Proof of Previous Salary

No idea where you are but a growing number of states have made it illegal for prospective employers to enquire about salary history.

I have never been asked to provide proof and would not do so.
Forum: USA
Mar 5th 2020, 2:24 pm
Replies: 2,189
Views: 303,229
Posted By celticgrid

Re: UK Foods in the US Share your finds!

Try here:


I have no connection with them other than having eaten their pasties (and other stuff) :thumbsup:

I believe others on BE have bought their...
Mar 3rd 2020, 11:58 am
Replies: 37
Views: 6,121
Posted By celticgrid

Re: National Insurance paid over 30 years ago ... any use?

If you have a UK bank account you can simply set up a direct debit. Set once and forget, no fear of missing a year as the memory fades ;)
Forum: USA
Feb 23rd 2020, 3:36 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By celticgrid

Re: Moving to US and Taxes

No problem. Just keep filling out the same paperwork you've been doing all these years, assuming that for things like FBAR the balances were reportable.

You have been filing appropriately I...
Forum: USA
Jan 26th 2020, 4:39 pm
Replies: 1,661
Views: 421,368
Posted By celticgrid

Re: UK state pension and USA social security

I must admit that this whole WEP thing takes some work to understand. To that end, can I just check...

The UK state pension counts in the calculations. Understood.

I presume equivalent state...
Jan 16th 2020, 5:00 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 3,904
Posted By celticgrid

Re: Staying in the US as UKC

So far I don't think it has been clearly stated what the 'before' situation was.

"We" and "our". Admittedly, the others could be, well, who? OP talks in the singular about wanting to stay...
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2020, 12:03 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By celticgrid

Dec 31st 2019, 12:31 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,691
Posted By celticgrid

Re: Financial sponsor vs job offer: chicken & egg?

Rather, this thread explains the legal way to enter the US - get a passport. ;)
Forum: USA
Dec 23rd 2019, 11:19 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,931
Posted By celticgrid

Re: Trying to get in touch with HMRC

Have a look at this recent thread.


It lays out the process you need to follow. Basically pay the IRS to...
Forum: USA
Dec 15th 2019, 1:20 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,829
Posted By celticgrid

Re: Using Amazon UK in US

I can fully understand that. I have a seemingly constant flow of books from www.thebookdepository.co.uk. (Use the .uk domain, select currency). As you say, many books are published in the UK first...
Forum: USA
Dec 13th 2019, 6:32 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,224
Posted By celticgrid

Re: Car Insurance for New Arrivals

It is worth noting all the above though. If the OP's husband's insurance company charge an arm and a leg to add the OP, treating her as a 16-year old, it is useful for them to know that they may be...
Dec 2nd 2019, 9:47 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By celticgrid

Re: Return Flight vs One Way

Book the return leg as far in the future as you can. The further ahead you book, the more chance of the airline having to change the flight times, which may mean you end up with a bonus refund -...
Nov 4th 2019, 5:14 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,159
Posted By celticgrid

Re: Thanksgiving food advice

I was raised to know that it isn't a case of either/or, with both roast and mashed on the plate in different proportions according to taste. ;)
Oct 30th 2019, 11:58 am
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By celticgrid

Re: I864 which tax return 2018 or 2019? Very worried. Please help

You keep using the word "now". That suggests at some point he was employed. When did he switch to self-employed from employed? If recently, does the 2018 tax return include money from both...
Oct 22nd 2019, 5:56 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,062
Posted By celticgrid

Re: Thank you everyone!!!!

You will probably need one because the computer says so. That's what happened with me. I turned up with all the paperwork, the change was done simply, then I was told I needed a new card. I asked...
Oct 10th 2019, 12:05 pm
Replies: 4,215
Views: 235,991
Posted By celticgrid

Re: 2020 Election

Or the baseline is payable to everybody and the work carries an incremental payment?
Forum: USA
Sep 9th 2019, 5:04 pm
Aug 29th 2019, 11:41 am
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By celticgrid

Re: Verified by Visa

We have 3 Visa debit cards, on different accounts, with the same bank. Many years ago (2010?) 1 card suddenly triggered the 'verified by visa' process and, very occasionally, requires characters...
Forum: USA
Aug 16th 2019, 1:31 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,489
Posted By celticgrid

Re: Help needed - company pension in UK, getting it to the US

I know the pain. A couple of years ago I discovered a 'pension statement' piece of paper from 1984. Related to employment at the time. After I left that company in 1986 it had been bought out, the...
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