Hello all! I am a California resident, US citizen who lived in Farnham from 1998-2005. I married a Brit and had two kids within that time and was also granted my ILR in 2002.
My husband wanted to try out the California lifestyle so we moved to Carlsbad, CA (near San Diego) in 2005. Although I have some family here, I didn't really want to return. I only relented for his sake, but have been hoping for his change of heart and that we would return to England one day!
Well, the time has come and we are planning a move back to Blighty within the next year. I am beyond happy, but a bit daunted by having to start the VISA process from scratch. I didn't do my homework and did not realize my ILR would expire after two years outside the UK. Silly me, I thought indefinite meant indefinite!
I just wanted to introduce myself - I will definitely be asking a lot of questions in the VISA category. But that is for another post! Look forward to corresponding with the community!