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Forum: USA
Nov 16th 2010, 7:32 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By cruickies

Re: Wee question about xe.com

I did the same thing. If I remember correctly I ended up calling them to discuss and they increased it to £200k. It was pretty quick.

Good luck
Forum: USA
Nov 16th 2010, 1:35 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,960
Posted By cruickies

Question for those with kids

HI all,
we moved from London to Austin, Texas in April 2010 and have been very impressed with the quality of education at our local elementary school.

One thing that has surprised us is how...
Forum: USA
May 7th 2010, 2:45 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By cruickies

Re: schooling

We have had a similar sitiation having moved to austin, texas a month ago. After some debate with the school and testing etc, the kids have been enrolled in a lessor grade, to keep them with their...
Forum: USA
Jan 31st 2010, 7:05 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,065
Posted By cruickies

Re: Austin TX

check out Austin on the City Data forum:
http://www.city-data.com/forum/austin/

I have been lurking on there for a couple of years...and am finally moving from London to Austin in April. I have...
Forum: The Lounge
Jan 21st 2010, 6:34 am
Replies: 125
Views: 23,917
Posted By cruickies

Re: Getting put down a grade at school

We are off to Austin, Texas. Sometimes I can't believe that it's really happening!
Forum: The Lounge
Jan 20th 2010, 9:59 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 23,917
Posted By cruickies

Re: Getting put down a grade at school

I found this a really interesting thread. We are finally moving to the US in April (it only took us 3 years from decision made to actually moving;)) Our kids are 7 (Year 2) and 5 (Reception).
...
Oct 15th 2009, 9:13 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,774
Posted By cruickies

Re: Re-entry permit and biometrics appt

Update:
Hubby got lucky at immigration, got a kindly guy who wasn't too concerned about why he was not living in the US and let him in with no hassle.
Biometrics appt was done in 5 mins.
Have...
Sep 21st 2009, 7:06 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,774
Posted By cruickies

Re: Re-entry permit and biometrics appt

Thanks for all your thoughts.

We will do what we can to prove our intentions and see how he gets on! Scary...
Sep 19th 2009, 5:44 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,774
Posted By cruickies

Re-entry permit and biometrics appt

HI everyone,
I am a USC, hubby has british passport. We applied for a greencard and went to US in April 08 to activate it.

When we entered the US we told the immigration guy that we were not...
Oct 10th 2008, 9:36 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,199
Posted By cruickies

Re: London Embassy problem with interview date

When we did our Visa IV earlier this year we told the embassy staff we had a trip booked a week later and they said to courier the passports to them when we got back and they would finalise the visa...
Forum: USA
Sep 14th 2008, 8:02 pm
Replies: 222
Views: 13,975
Posted By cruickies

Re: The selling/renting your UK property to move to the US thread

We have had our house on the market since Nov 2007! We started at £410k, dropped to £375k by Feb 08 and dropped again to £350k in June. We accepted an offer of £335k in late June...unfortunately...
Forum: USA
Jul 9th 2008, 4:51 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3,463
Posted By cruickies

Re: Help WANTED, is there a american equivient of Squash tried Crystal light...Yuk

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Also, I imagine that the drinks with reduced sugar are just the watered down stuff of the normal variety of drink. QUOTE]

Actually drinks with reduced sugar or no sugar...
May 7th 2008, 5:16 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,574
Posted By cruickies

Re: 6 months to take up Visa

The processing for my hubby and kids took about 15 minutes in total - at San Francisco airport. We were the only ones in the new immigrant queue.

Good luck
Mar 30th 2008, 12:50 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,772
Posted By cruickies

Re: Long lost relative?

My mom was contacted in a similar way a few years ago - she ended up inheriting £60k from her uncle she had never met, without paying the soliciters that had contacted her the 30% they had asked for....
Mar 27th 2008, 6:37 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By cruickies

Re: Mortgage - Defaulting!!

I think this is good advice.

We are still in the UK trying to sell our house so we can make the move to the US. Nothing is moving and there is little interest in our house and so we have made...
Mar 24th 2008, 10:53 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 886
Posted By cruickies

Re: Following Roland Favourite Memories Thread

Diana,
We were standing in a queue to go tubing down the gadalupe river in Texas while there on holiday from the UK. The couple on front of us were talking about it. I remember saying to my hubby...
Mar 14th 2008, 9:30 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By cruickies

Re: when to start the process

I got our passports back today and the Visa issue date was 6 March with the Visa expiry date being 29 July, which was 12 months from the date of our medicals.

SO it looks like they made the visa...
Mar 12th 2008, 6:40 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By cruickies

Re: when to start the process

Thanks for you opinion, but ...I would not take any chances...;)
Mar 11th 2008, 9:08 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By cruickies

Re: when to start the process

One additional thing we found our at our IV at the end of Jan is that the date of the medical is also important. The guy who did our interview said that the medical was valid for a year and that we...
Feb 6th 2008, 8:00 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By cruickies

Re: when/how to receive interview date

We sent our letter 8 Jan, got response on 17, with Interview at the mebassy on 31st! I did read somewhere on this forum that the quickness of their response is based on the date that you said you...
Feb 2nd 2008, 8:19 am
Replies: 144
Views: 5,778
Posted By cruickies

Re: Need some help budgeting for our UK trip!

If you are going to make the trip to Bath (which I also highly recommend), please do yourselves a favour and drive another hour through Bristol over to Chepstow. Chepstow castle is my favourite...
Jan 30th 2008, 6:42 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,079
Posted By cruickies

Re: Spouse Visa Timeline - London

So, an update...
Went to our appointment - got there 8.15 for an 8.30 appt. Waited nearly two hours before our number got called! Went through the paperwork with someone. Went to sit down again,...
Jan 28th 2008, 8:22 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,079
Posted By cruickies

Re: Spouse Visa Timeline - London

I sent in my husbands forms early January 08 and had a reply within about a week. (Our interview date is 30 Jan) Sounds like your letter got lost in the post!

I have also had an email reponse...
Jan 28th 2008, 11:07 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,574
Posted By cruickies

Re: 6 months to take up Visa

Update:
got a response from my email to the embassy (yes...even though I got an automated email telling me the email had been deleted without being read!).

So here is the official view from the...
Jan 18th 2008, 6:20 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,574
Posted By cruickies

Re: 6 months to take up Visa

I posted on 8 Jan and got the letter on 17th with an appointment at the end of Jan... much quicker than I expected.
Someone I know got their letter 2 weeks afetr they posted the forms and their...
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