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Old Jan 28th 2004, 9:03 am
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Question The Next Step to The US !

Excuse my ignorance but.............

As a US passport holder (Dad was in USAF) who has never lived in The US I have been told I can get my SSN at the embassy in London (a good result I think !).

(I think I will apply for US Citizenship for my 2 boys while there, sorry just thinking out loud).

Is my SSN really the only thing I need to seek employment there or is there something I'm missing ?

I have read some of the 'horror stories' posted on here and think I must have missed 'the catch'.

Oh, East Anglia has had 1/2 an inch of snow overnight and has come to a standstill !!!

Many thanks.
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Old Jan 28th 2004, 11:36 am
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Pretty sure you just need your ssn.
Mind you in some South Western states you don't even need that anymore.
Bush will let you live and work cos he likes you
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Originally posted by IpswichElvis
Excuse my ignorance but.............

As a US passport holder (Dad was in USAF) who has never lived in The US I have been told I can get my SSN at the embassy in London (a good result I think !).

(I think I will apply for US Citizenship for my 2 boys while there, sorry just thinking out loud).

Is my SSN really the only thing I need to seek employment there or is there something I'm missing ?

I have read some of the 'horror stories' posted on here and think I must have missed 'the catch'.

Oh, East Anglia has had 1/2 an inch of snow overnight and has come to a standstill !!!

Many thanks.
Ha! We had 3 inches down here in Colchester, and it is chaos! And how the people are saying how cold it is LOL. On my recent visit to Chicago we had temps of -20c! These people don't know what cold, or snow is!!!
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Old Jan 28th 2004, 12:18 pm
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Originally posted by helenw
Ha! We had 3 inches down here in Colchester, and it is chaos! And how the people are saying how cold it is LOL. On my recent visit to Chicago we had temps of -20c! These people don't know what cold, or snow is!!!
Yep. It can get "stinking cold' in Chicago!!!

I love Chicago. Greatest City on Earth, imho!

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Yep. I can get "stinking cold' in Chicaog!!!

I love Chicago. Greatest City on Earth, imho!

-15 centrigrade here this morning, plus 8 - 10 ins. of snow from the last couple of days. Makes East Anglia seem like Bermuda.
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Originally posted by Patent Attorney
Yep. I can get "stinking cold' in Chicaog!!!

I love Chicago. Greatest City on Earth, imho!
ever been to Halifax?
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Old Jan 28th 2004, 1:21 pm
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Originally posted by excpomea
Pretty sure you just need your ssn.
Mind you in some South Western states you don't even need that anymore.
Bush will let you live and work cos he likes you
How is Tallahassee (excuse spelling) ? We are looking at moving to Tampa so are researching the area. Do you recommend the Ex Pat lifestyle ?
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Old Jan 28th 2004, 3:32 pm
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Originally posted by Patent Attorney
Yep. I can get "stinking cold' in Chicaog!!!

I love Chicago. Greatest City on Earth, imho!
I agree. Wonderfull place! Well best one i've been to anyway
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Old Jan 28th 2004, 3:35 pm
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Originally posted by Lion in Winter
-15 centrigrade here this morning, plus 8 - 10 ins. of snow from the last couple of days. Makes East Anglia seem like Bermuda.
Try telling the Mums at the school that LOL. Moan moan moan. Not enough decent snow to do anything with for the kids either. One of them asked why we didn't have snow plows! Oh my, we didn't even have the main roads up by us gritted/salted! They have very fond memories of the snow plows when we were in the US.
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ever been to Halifax?

Tell me! It's way beyond "stinking cold". :scared:
 
Old Jan 28th 2004, 3:59 pm
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Originally posted by IpswichElvis
How is Tallahassee (excuse spelling) ? We are looking at moving to Tampa so are researching the area. Do you recommend the Ex Pat lifestyle ?

Tallahassee and Tampa although only a few hrs apart are on different planets.

I have family in Tampa and to me it's the sort of place Brits think of when they think of Florida.
Very nice, but I wouldn't want to live down that way.
Tallahassee on the other hand is more like Georgia. Kind of "Southern" but a real nice place to live.
Houses are decently priced although wages are low compared to the rest of Florida.
Schools are good (as long as you live on the North side of the city) For some reason the schools in the more ethnicaly challenged South side of town seem to not be doing so well.
Good luck wherever end up.
Expat lifestyle? I'm assuming you need expats for that. Myself I am one of the very few Brits in the area. In the 4 years we have been here I say I have met maybe a dozen other Brits.
Life is good though

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Originally posted by helenw
Ha! We had 3 inches down here in Colchester, and it is chaos!
I actually really miss Colchester - best town centre shopping bar none. Though being brought up in Clacton would make any city with a big Woolies worthwhile =)


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I miss Colly too; spent 4 years there and I loved the place. The nightlife used to be great.
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Old Jan 28th 2004, 4:33 pm
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Originally posted by datcha
I actually really miss Colchester - best town centre shopping bar none. Though being brought up in Clacton would make any city with a big Woolies worthwhile =)


Cheers,
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Hey I like Clacton! My kids adore the place for obvious reasons... they are small and enjoy the pier! My divorce solicitor is also based there, so I take a trip down there often. And the Wollies in Clacton aint that bad!
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Old Jan 28th 2004, 4:37 pm
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Originally posted by FlyergirlUK
I miss Colly too; spent 4 years there and I loved the place. The nightlife used to be great.
Guess I will appreciate it more when I have left it! But seriously. I did take the place for granted untill my US chap started visiting here, and showing him round etc made me realise we do have a nice town full of everything! I am taking plenty of pics for the kids for when they get older of like the casle park in spring etc.

Can't speak for the night life I am affraid, single Mum of 3 small ones, I don't get out much! But did have a good meal last year at the seige house. Very nice. And of course sloppy Joes, love the place. Infact I am currently divorcing a former barman from the place LOL.
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