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Old 25.08.2020, 14:36
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Re: I am having a nightmare with HMRC - sending my belongings back to UK

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I'm paying an international shipping specialist a small fortune plus a kidney to do this move...
Playing devil's advocate here. Do you really need all that stuff? Is it so valuable that it's worth the hassle and expense compared to driving a van over?
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Re: I am having a nightmare with HMRC - sending my belongings back to UK

We've just got a TOR number, it took 5 days, but we have rented an apartment to go back to and they accepted that address. It's not offshored they are mostly furloughed due to COVID so it's a skeleton team.
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Old 25.08.2020, 15:26
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Playing devil's advocate here. Do you really need all that stuff? Is it so valuable that it's worth the hassle and expense compared to driving a van over?
I'm gathering my collection of designer handbags and 100 pairs of shoes together protectively as I read your response. Of course I NEED this stuff :-) Joking aside, you are totally right. I am a single person used to living in a four bedroomed house and an expensive handbag, shoe and antique furniture habit. I really need to get a grip on what's important in life.... but not just yet, don't make me give up the shoes, please!
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We've just got a TOR number, it took 5 days, but we have rented an apartment to go back to and they accepted that address. It's not offshored they are mostly furloughed due to COVID so it's a skeleton team.

After two days of trying I got to speak to a real human being! They were really nice and agreed that there were some flaws in their process and they will resolve my case within the next 24 hours. I shan't party too hard just yet but thanks again all for letting me offload here. What is it they say about moving being one of the most stressful things we can do.....
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Old 25.08.2020, 15:58
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Re: I am having a nightmare with HMRC - sending my belongings back to UK

I'm doing the victory dance. I got the ToR number.

Now we just need for CH not to fall off the air-corridor list for the UK until after I fly back next Friday and then we are in business.
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I'm doing the victory dance. I got the ToR number.

Now we just need for CH not to fall off the air-corridor list for the UK until after I fly back next Friday and then we are in business.
You might barely make it:
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Old 25.08.2020, 18:22
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Re: I am having a nightmare with HMRC - sending my belongings back to UK

And now you go and pop my balloon .....
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