Shortage Time From UK-USA - page 10

Thought I would start a new thread. I want to know what is the shortest time that any RN has taken to emigrate from UK to the USA? And there are a few of us on here who are starting off or who are on... Read More

  1. by   ukrn2ca
    [quote=gymjunkie]
    Quote from ukrn2ca
    Hi Guys
    I got all my USA $ banking stuff over the past week, all done through our UK bank that have branches in USA. Have debit cards, check books and credit card.

    Hope you don't mind me asking, but which UK bank was able to do that for you? I am with Natwest and I am not sure if they have branches in the US although I haven't asked yet. I would be grateful for any advice.
    HSBC bank
  2. by   ukrn2ca
    Quote from madwife2002
    I never get charged for writing a cheque-I would check out the banks when you live here, because you use cheques more often here than you would back home.

    I cannot emphasis more to all you coming over here get an American Express card from the UK because when you get here they will give you an American one, and you will get $5000 credit on it.
    I have an american express card UK, got it just for the move. Have used it a few times & paid it off.
  3. by   ukrn2ca
    Quote from cariad
    to get your credit started in the us, then use the credit card for a few hundred dollars each month, and clear it each month, then after 6 months ask them to increase the credit limit. but dont use all the credit on it and keep paying it off as this is how the credit system works. they like to see you use it a small amount at a time and to pay it, if you go to the limit and never clear it then its a bad sign.
    eventually they like you to have credit cards with a lot of credit limit on it, but not to be needing it.........strange as it may seem.
    i think thats a bit like the uk though. we have around 25,000 limit here but always pay it off what we spend as soon as we get the bills so we never pay interest but have good credit rating.
    i just want a credit rating so we can get stuff like cars & a mortgage without to much trouble. as we will be moving to la & property like we have here is about $600,0000 so to get somthing a little better we will need a mortgage, as we want to keep some money in the bank for emergency (after reading about madwife you just never know)
  4. by   apriljan
    We got an AMEX card not long before we left for the US after reading about it on this site. When we arrived here we transfered to a $ AMEX card and got $7000 credit on it which we didn't think was too bad for starters. Regarding US bank accounts we opened an account with Bank of America, shortly after arrival without social security numbers.
  5. by   RGN1
    We followed this advice from others on here & have got an AMEX here in the UK. So that's good news, thanks April for telling us all again. It's just this sort of info that is soooooo invaluable to us poor mortals still left here waiting!
  6. by   AZ hopeful
    I trained back in 85 so my hospital/school of nursing have long gone- will that slow things down?
  7. by   cariad
    my school of nursing was closed down, but the transcripts were all relocated to trust offices. we were able to get them from there. called the hospital and local colleges until somebody could give me the right information.
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from AZ hopeful
    I trained back in 85 so my hospital/school of nursing have long gone- will that slow things down?
    I trained in 86 and had no problems but was lucky that uni still had copies from the nursing school. Shouldn't slow it down and NMC should be able to sort something.

    Good luck
  9. by   AZ hopeful
    Thank you- I will start making some calls
  10. by   suzanne7575
    It has taken me 4 months to get my transcripts from my university, it has been a right pain with constant phonecalls and what I have finally got sent to me has no hours or anything on it.
  11. by   k-an24
    Quote from apriljan
    We got an AMEX card not long before we left for the US after reading about it on this site. When we arrived here we transfered to a $ AMEX card and got $7000 credit on it which we didn't think was too bad for starters. Regarding US bank accounts we opened an account with Bank of America, shortly after arrival without social security numbers.
    Hi! Any particular credit card in the AMEX? What I mean can I choose any personal credit cards from them like The Nectar Credit Card?
    Waiting for an answer. Ta.
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from k-an24
    Hi! Any particular credit card in the AMEX? What I mean can I choose any personal credit cards from them like The Nectar Credit Card?
    Waiting for an answer. Ta.
    don't think it matters as long as AMEX. I have blue card and hubby has red

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