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Forum: USA
Jan 23rd 2018, 11:15 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By Bomjeito

Recommendation for tax preparer?

These posts have been on here from time to time and never thought we'd need one.

We've are on a 16 month assignment back to Scotland and it is time to start thinking about our US federal 2017 tax...
Forum: USA
Nov 25th 2017, 10:10 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,581
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Moving to Bay Area San Fran in one month, 6 year old starting school inoculations

Don't get your expectations or hopes up to skip a year and advance. I realize every school district is different as is every state, however the trend in the USA is to delay more than advance, and...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,045
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Serious cockup with Sheffield.

Glad you posted a link to this thread. I can't tell you the undue upset and worry this gave us!
Forum: USA
Mar 13th 2017, 10:49 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,701
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: singapore airlines bargains IAH - Manchester

My husband has now flown Houston to Aberdeen with Singapore airlines, changing at Manchester to connect to Aberdeen via Flybe.
He has the following feedback:
"Singapore airlines was very nice, new...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,045
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Serious cockup with Sheffield.

Oh man, really? I have to carry something separate with my passport? What a terrible change. Bad enough when my passport renews next year, I'll have to carry that plus this BRP too.

Thanks for...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,045
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Serious cockup with Sheffield.

Visa and passport are in hand as of this morning!

Huge question: Since my last visa, which was given a valid from and valid until range of 2 years, 3 months, this visa has a validity range of...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,045
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Serious cockup with Sheffield.

Very good timing Perth! On Thursday we got an email that they needed me to pay the IHS payment again. A refund was ordered automatically with the rejection and it takes up to 90 days to get that...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,045
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Serious cockup with Sheffield.

So every few days we get a different request. Four business days ago, we were requested to mail or scan in our supporting documents. Two business days ago they asked for some clarification. Today...
Forum: USA
Feb 20th 2017, 5:29 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,701
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: singapore airlines bargains IAH - Manchester

Flybe is listed as a code share on Singapore Airlines website. And vice versa on Flybe. However Flybe gloats that your bags from points in UK to Manchester go onward with Singapore Airlines. ...
Forum: USA
Feb 19th 2017, 1:38 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,701
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: singapore airlines bargains IAH - Manchester

A question: has anyone flown Singapore Airlines to Manchester and then connected via Flybe? My husband is flying from Houston To Manchester then connecting at Manchester for a Flybe flight to...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,045
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Serious cockup with Sheffield.

No word yet but my husband's employer (I am the US spouse writing) has an immigration lawyer who looked into it yesterday. As she can't call directly as we filed the complaint, she did call the...
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2017, 7:55 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,039
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Transfer USD to the EU

This week I found some banks will allow wire transfer of over $5k without physical presence. Monday I will be divorcing Wells Fargo and move over to Bank of America. I also opened an account in NY...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,045
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Serious cockup with Sheffield.

We got through on the enquiries line and received an escalation to look into the problem.

UKVI Sheffield promised an answer within 5 days. We talked to an immigration attorney who wanted to...
Replies: 23
Views: 3,045
Posted By Bomjeito

Serious cockup with Sheffield.

Today we received refusal for my wife's settlement visa "due to lack of evidence" - ----of a different applicant.

It gave her name but another applicant's situation - a lack of evidence of two...
Forum: USA
Feb 7th 2017, 12:48 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,039
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Transfer USD to the EU

We too. We must be present in the bank for funds more than $5k to be wired out. We have looked at all the majors and come up short.

Even from our bank to UKForex's correspondent bank requires...
Feb 3rd 2017, 4:26 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,476
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Recommendations on US to U.K. moving company

We just watched our 20 ft container leave our home yesterday. We paid $7800 for house to house pack out for Houston to Aberdeen. Insurance was $1200. Insurance was variable based on what level we...
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2017, 3:18 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: New Member - Imminent Move to Houston - O1 Visa

Oh, we banked with Bank of America when we arrived, and very easy to open accounts with no social security numbers.


We then dropped them as they are terrible.


Consider buying used from...
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2017, 3:15 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: New Member - Imminent Move to Houston - O1 Visa

Living, accommodations, suggestions for the La Porte area can be well attended on City-Data.com for Houston area. La Porte is bleak.


If your daughter needs to finish her A levels, the British...
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2017, 12:36 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,701
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: singapore airlines bargains IAH - Manchester

Yes! We booked one way IAH to Manchester then Flybe takes us to Aberdeen. And you get two bags on the IAH to MAN route. We paid $388.

We were told about this from another expat here who flew over...
Forum: USA
Jan 5th 2017, 9:22 pm
Replies: 129
Views: 10,168
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: What's up with the Bread here?!!

Yes, Randall's has English Toast Bread as well. Baked in house. Randall's Town and Country has it and HEB Bunker Hill carries them, at least those I know as those I frequent.

And, we use a bread...
Forum: USA
Jan 4th 2017, 3:50 am
Replies: 30
Views: 6,560
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Life in Houston

[QUOTE=Goldfishfrogs;12136717]Thanks all. Husband is looking to apply for jobs - we are in the very early stages of considering a move and weighing things up. Husband thinks our 2 young boys will...
Forum: USA
Jan 4th 2017, 3:48 am
Replies: 30
Views: 6,560
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Life in Houston

- Husband is an American citizen and will be earning approximately $80,000, will this provide a comfortable lifestyle in the Katy area of Houston?
** Everyone has a different interpretation of...
Forum: USA
Dec 15th 2016, 9:05 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,423
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Moving large amount of money US to UK

Okay!

YES Wells Fargo DOES ride away with your money on that stagecoach. Or hoards all the fees.

Anyhow, online or phone wire transfers through banks (at least those in Texas) is limited to...
Forum: USA
Dec 10th 2016, 7:27 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,423
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Moving large amount of money US to UK

:confused: Or perhaps online wire transfer only have this limit. I will go to the bank on Monday.
Forum: USA
Dec 10th 2016, 7:00 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,423
Posted By Bomjeito

Re: Moving large amount of money US to UK

Okay, why is this so complicated? Doing this from UK to US was so simple. We then went ahead with UKForex. Did $5k and an agent called at 2 in the morning to confirm. Spot rate, no issues.

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