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Offline hayleeonfire

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #615 on: May 19, 2017, 06:09:56 PM »
We are going to settle in Southport, Merseyside.  I've been looking to see what is happening there and planning (to keep my mind occupied) for when we arrive.  They will be switching the Christmas lights on in Southport the week before Thanksgiving and the plan is we are going to invite family over and husband will do the cooking.  Our wedding anniversary is in September and I've found an Agatha Christie play that is on that night in the local theatre.  Just trying to plan and focus on the future.

I've been doing this too. Think ahead to Thanksgiving (mostly cause I'm hungry 24/7), and Christmas as well. We're thinking of visiting Germany for the Christmas markets. It'll be so nice to be able to do things together for a change. Live a normal life  [smiley=bigcry.gif]
California, USA
Met: January 2014
Relationship started: October 2014
Engaged: September 2016
Married: December 23, 2016
Priority visa application: March 31, 2017
Biometrics: April 13, 2017
Document confirmation: April 18, 2017
Decision email: June 2, 2017
Outcome: Approved!

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #616 on: May 19, 2017, 06:34:16 PM »
I'm going absolutely crazy here, you guys. I'm a school librarian so my school year is coming to an end. I quit my job, put in my 30 days notice for my apartment and have to be out by May 31st. I'll literally be couch surfing until I fly to Europe on June 11th. I don't know what I'll do if I don't hear back from them - I'll be practically homeless!

I hate, hate, hate being in limbo. My hubby wrote his MP saying that I'll be homeless and jobless if we don't hear back soon and basically all we got back is I'm not running for reelection so you're SOL.

I feel sick every time I think about it and I'm constantly stressed out. It's caused a lot of tension in our relationship too.

If your relationship can survive the UK immigration process, you've got it made!  :)
March 29th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #617 on: May 19, 2017, 06:37:44 PM »
Larrabee - that is so true!

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #618 on: May 19, 2017, 07:04:58 PM »
In I'm tampa with family. I graduated from UCF, but in the UK I'll be in Hertfordshire, just North of London. If you want, you're more than welcome to meet up, I'm just gonna walk around and people watch and grab a drink!

My undergrad is from UCF!  I grew up in Clearwater and lived in Orlando for 8 years.   :)

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #619 on: May 19, 2017, 07:07:59 PM »
I'm originally from Cocoa Beach and pretty much grew up at Disney World in the 70'a. (When it was affordable to go. Lol)

My undergrad is from UCF!  I grew up in Clearwater and lived in Orlando for 8 years.   :)

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #620 on: May 19, 2017, 07:08:26 PM »
My out-of-the-house ventures are basically Tijuana Flats 

Tijuana flats...  drool!!!  Please go have a side of queso and swirl in some smack my sweet ass and call me sally sauce and eat it in my honour!!!!

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #621 on: May 19, 2017, 07:09:38 PM »
I'm originally from Cocoa Beach and pretty much grew up at Disney World in the 70'a. (When it was affordable to go. Lol)

I worked in Melbourne for three years.  I've got the center of the state covered!

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #622 on: May 19, 2017, 07:37:26 PM »
Thats my problem! Theres nothing to do. Im about an hour from Disney so I just asked my friend if he wanted to go to Downtown Disney for the day just because I need to get out of the house. I told myself this weekend Im going to start packing, and get writing a PhD proposal.

Basically, UPS shows up at my house around 3-4pm. So As soon as I get my passport back, Im going to book a ticket. If I got approved and the viginette isn't valid yet, Ill wait. But other than that, Im planning on leaving the same day it gets in, or 1 day after.

So wish I could do that. I really envy people staying with family and friends who can pick up and leave. Because we don't know if we'll get a rejection, I can't get rid of too much stuff yet. And because I need everything (internet, car, etc.) I can't arrange to have anything shut off. So...from the moment I get the visa in hand, it will take me a minimum of a week and likely close to two weeks before I can board a plane.

Sigh!

But thank you to those who corrected me about the corn on the cob!
Online application submitted April 5, 2017
Biometrics & shipping to UK April 17, 2017
Email confirmation from Sheffield April 24, 2017
Submitted ToR May 12, 2017
Decision email: June 2, 2017

Offline Binzab

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #623 on: May 19, 2017, 07:53:47 PM »
Hello.

We are Priority-Settlement-Spouse Applicants in the USA.

Biometrics taken: March 28th 2017.
Decision email received: May 17th 2017.

Fingers crossed its a positive decision. Expecting passport back on Monday 22nd May 2017.

Good luck to everyone.
British Boy, American Girl
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Met in San Francisco: Fall 2012
Both moved to Philadelphia: Summer 2014
Engaged: December 25th 2014
Married: August 21st 2015
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Application type: Priority Settlement Spouse
Biometrics taken: March 28th 2017
Delivered to Sheffield: March 31st 2017
Email from Sheffield confirming receipt: Never received
Decision Email: May 17th 2017
Passport received: May 22nd 2017 - APPROVED!!!
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Destination: Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales.

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #624 on: May 19, 2017, 07:54:16 PM »
So wish I could do that. I really envy people staying with family and friends who can pick up and leave. Because we don't know if we'll get a rejection, I can't get rid of too much stuff yet. And because I need everything (internet, car, etc.) I can't arrange to have anything shut off. So...from the moment I get the visa in hand, it will take me a minimum of a week and likely close to two weeks before I can board a plane.

Sigh!

But thank you to those who corrected me about the corn on the cob!

Yeah, being on your own there makes it so much harder for you. I didn't have a whole lot of help when we were leaving but at least I had some.
You'll get there though and it'll be worth it in the end.  :)
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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #625 on: May 19, 2017, 07:54:59 PM »
Hello.

We are Priority-Settlement-Spouse Applicants in the USA.

Biometrics taken: March 28th 2017.
Decision email received: May 17th 2017.

Fingers crossed its a positive decision. Expecting passport back on Monday 22nd May 2017.

Good luck to everyone.

Hi Binzab - when did Sheffield receive your documents, if you don't mind me asking?
Documents sent 10 April
Received: 13 April
Decision email: 22 May
Status: VISA APPROVED!

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #626 on: May 19, 2017, 07:56:06 PM »
Hello.

We are Priority-Settlement-Spouse Applicants in the USA.

Biometrics taken: March 28th 2017.
Decision email received: May 17th 2017.

Fingers crossed its a positive decision. Expecting passport back on Monday 22nd May 2017.

Good luck to everyone.

Hello and congrats!  ;D
March 29th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #627 on: May 19, 2017, 07:59:54 PM »
Tijuana flats...  drool!!!  Please go have a side of queso and swirl in some smack my sweet ass and call me sally sauce and eat it in my honour!!!!

Lol! You got it! I'll be there every Tuesday until I leave ;) (tf founded by UCF grads too) -- glad to see all these Floridians on here. It gives me hope I will survive the temperature change ;)
Application: April 5
Biometrics: April 13
Received: April 19
Decision email: June 6
Decision: June 8 -- APPROVED! 😊

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #628 on: May 19, 2017, 08:01:44 PM »
Lol! You got it! I'll be there every Tuesday until I leave ;) (tf founded by UCF grads too) -- glad to see all these Floridians on here. It gives me hope I will survive the temperature change ;)

You won't!   ;)  I so thought I was done with Florida but 7 years here has taught me that I didn't realise I used to live in paradise!

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Re: April Timeline
« Reply #629 on: May 19, 2017, 08:10:58 PM »
You won't!   ;)  I so thought I was done with Florida but 7 years here has taught me that I didn't realise I used to live in paradise!

D'oh!!! My latest FaceTime call from my husband a few hours ago, he answered looking like a drowned rat just having got off the train. "Welcome to Glasgow!" he answered  8)

What kind of work do you do if you don't mind me asking. My parents (and soon me if I don't get this visa) live in Melbourne
Application: April 5
Biometrics: April 13
Received: April 19
Decision email: June 6
Decision: June 8 -- APPROVED! 😊