Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Sigh...

Just a quick update...

I got a notice back from the First Tier Immigration Tribunal that they received my appeal. Evidently this is quite normal to take so long. The notice also stated that the Entry Clearance Officer who denied my initial application has until June 9th to respond to my appeal.

Hopefully it won't take that long. This waiting is killing me.

I have a couple of options right now. 1. I can wait it out and continue to do some work here to get by (not likely). 2. IF I am allowed, I can go to the UK on a tourist visa for 90 days or 180 days and do some travelling and stuff over there while I'm waiting the appeal out (most likely) or 3. I can drop the appeal altogether and try for another type of visa. (that's in the air at the moment).

I'm waiting to hear back from Home Office and the Tribunal to see if I'm even able to enter the UK while I have this appeal outstanding. I hope so!!

Cheers!

Monday, January 06, 2014

The Appeal is Filed.

Well a few days ago, I sent out the appeal. I have no idea how long it will be before I hear, but I could very well not near anything for another month or so. Stay tuned...

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.

*sigh*

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

A DECISION HAS BEEN MADE!

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.
I'M SO EXCITED!!!