Getting Set Up

Closing The Long Distance Gap

The great thing about moving country in the modern era is the fact that technology makes it so much easier to communicate with your loved ones back home! Whilst it might not be the same as seeing them face-to-face, we now don't need to deal with ridiculously expensive phone bills or worse, a letter in… Continue reading Closing The Long Distance Gap

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Lifestyle

Planning an Intimate Wedding

  Why did we decide to do a small wedding first? As I came into the US on a K1 Fiance Visa, that meant that we needed to marry within 90 days of me arriving in the country. The entire K1 process has an unpredictable timescale which makes it difficult to commit to a date… Continue reading Planning an Intimate Wedding

AOS

Adjustment of Status from K1 Visa

It's been a while since I've written, but now that I am officially married, it's time to adjust my status (AOS) to become a permanent resident in the USA. Like the K1 visa, this process involved doing my own research and reading, as we are not using an immigration attorney for this part either. Therefore… Continue reading Adjustment of Status from K1 Visa

K1 Visa

Arriving in the US on a K1 Visa: POE JFK

A lot of people are curious (I was also!) as to what actually happens once you get to the US and go through immigration at your chosen Port of Entry (POE) with your K1 Visa. So I thought I'd give you insight into my personal experience at my usual POE airport JFK, NY.  Prior to… Continue reading Arriving in the US on a K1 Visa: POE JFK

K1 Visa

What to do before you move from the UK to the US

When starting to prepare for my move from the UK to the US, I did countless google searches trying to find a checklist of things to do when immigrating permanently. I did find a couple of helpful ones, but none that were specific enough for my situation, so I thought it would be helpful to… Continue reading What to do before you move from the UK to the US

Career

My Last Day of Work: Reflecting on my time at Sartorius Stedim BioOutsource

Great things never came from comfort zones... Today is my last day as Marketing Coordinator at Sartorius Stedim BioOutsource, a contract testing organisation based in Glasgow, UK. When I joined the company almost 2 years ago, I didn’t know very much about the drug development pathway (well nothing at all actually) and the considerable amount… Continue reading My Last Day of Work: Reflecting on my time at Sartorius Stedim BioOutsource

K1 Visa

K1 Visa: Full Timeline Overview

Quite a few people have asked me for this, it was originally at the end of my first blog post but thought I'd pull it out onto a separate post so it's easier to find. US date format  01-04-2017 - I-129f sent 01-06-2017 - I-129f received at Dallas, Lockbox 01-09-2017 -USCIS Receive Date 01-16-2017 -NOA1 (SMS… Continue reading K1 Visa: Full Timeline Overview

K1 Visa

Receiving K1 Visa/Passport from US Embassy – London

I thought it would be useful to do a post about this part of the process as I felt there wasn't a lot of information available online surrounding what happens after you've been approved! Tracking on CEAC Website You can continue to track your visa status after the interview on the CEAC website. I'm an… Continue reading Receiving K1 Visa/Passport from US Embassy – London