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Offline Maria

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Yet another newbie here
« on: October 13, 2017, 08:21:17 PM »

I'm Maria.  My husband and I are planning to move from Phoenix, Arizona to the London area in, hopefully, the second half of 2018.  (Yeah, big difference.  I expect to basically live in my winter coat the entire first year.)  We want to move for a wide assortment of reasons, some of which are more personal than others, but they all sum up to the fact that we believe it's the best choice for the life we want.  We've got a dog and three cats.  He works in computer… programming stuff, and I work in aviation, and I'm also still working on my Bachelor's degree.

We're both US citizens, expecting to seek a tier 2 general visa, based on the advice given to us by an immigration lawyer a friend suggested to us.  For the specific aviation-related stuff that I work with, it's best if I apply for British citizenship as soon as I'm eligible, so we're planning with that in mind.  Right now we've got so many questions that I can't even think of them all (and on top of that, I'm in the middle of an unusually heavy-workload semester) so I just decided to register and probably lurk for a little while before I get settled enough to ask questions and participate.  But I wanted to get the introductions out of the way, so there you have it!


Offline larrabee

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Re: Yet another newbie here
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 08:34:49 PM »
Hi Maria, welcome!  :)

You've probably already found this but just in case.  :)
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.

Offline Rick Stephens

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Re: Yet another newbie here
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 11:28:38 PM »
Welcome Maria!

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Offline jimbocz

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Re: Yet another newbie here
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 11:15:54 AM »
Welcome!  There's plenty of computer work here but salaries may be lower than expected.  Also, it's very focused on London and a few other big cities. 

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Re: Yet another newbie here
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 11:52:47 AM »

The present list of work sponsors.

No contracting allowed so be wary of those who claim they can get you a Tier 2 General visa, but that they expect you to find your own work and pay a slice of your wages to them. The visa holder needs to be working for the company that sponsors them.
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