Thursday, December 05, 2013

Strike One.

Just got my passport and papers back. Looks like I got turned down for my visa.

Evidently, you have to submit a lot of actual hard paperwork like bank statements, check stubs and other evidence from your sponsor. Glad they told me that... Seriously, I looked up that stuff and nowhere in the application or in the help indices did it say that you had to provide that information. It did mention however that you had to have proof, but how can you prove something like that you have a job? How about calling my boss? You know how much he makes because he's a sub-postmaster!

I'm just really frustrated. The appeals process begins immediately.


Tuesday, December 03, 2013


This morning I received a nice little email from the UK Border Authority...

Dear Applicant,

A decision has been made on your UK visa application.  Your application will be dispatched  shortly from the visa processing centre in Sheffield, UK.
Your passport will be dispatched from the Sheffield Office and will be delivered by FedEx.
They also sent me a nice tracking number and it should arrive here on Thursday. OH MY GOD I'm so nervous!

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Birthday's are weird

9 November, 1976 @ 11:10pm. A momentous day in human history. That's right, MY BIRTHDAY!

Yes, I know if sounds conceited, but there are some things you need to know about this day:

  1. The Billboard #1 hit for this day was "Tonight's the Night" by Rod Stewart. Man was he ever right!
  2. The Berlin Wall fell on 9 November, 1989. What people don't know is that it was really to celebrate my birthday! OK... just kidding, but it's a marvelous coincidence!
  3. 9 November, 2016. My 40th birthday will not be marked by black balloons or tombstones proclaiming that I'm "Over the Hill" and getting older... but it will be a PARTY! I'm gonna have some real fun on this day!
But in all seriousness, this is a special day for me, even if I don't celebrate it with flourishes and fanfare. I'm 37 today. I'm still alive and I'm grateful for it. 

Thank you to all for your birthday wishes!

Friday, November 08, 2013

The long wait begins...

Well today marks when the official documents are all mailed out along with my passport and photo to Sheffield, UK. I don't know what's worse... the long wait or the long wait!

So in case you're wondering where I will be moving to, check the location that this post is from, or just click here

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Biometrics submitted...

I just got finished at the application support center in Birmingham, AL.  Piece of cake! I thought it was going to be an interview, but all it turned out to be was having my photo taken, my fingerprints scanned and my passport checked.
Now it's time to mail everything to Sheffield, UK for official processing.

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Good news! The visa application has officially been submitted and payment accepted! I've got my appointment on Wednesday of next week in Birmingham, AL for my biometric data to be taken and my interview. Wheee!!!

Visa status?

Well, after finishing the first section of my visa application, I'm left wondering if I can log back on to finish the final part. I've gotten confirmation that the payment was made, but when I go to the online site, it says I need to make a payment. AGH!! I guess my patience is wearing thin.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A New Day Begins...

I haven't posted for a long time on the blog, but a new day begins!

I have just filled out my visa application to live in the UK... that is the United Kingdom or Great Britain (hence the new name of this blog). I plan on moving to the UK to live and work! Definitely going to be a big change in my life!

So stay tuned for news and updates on life and such in the UK!