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How was the interview Missy!?
« on: April 06, 2004, 04:32:10 AM »
OMG!! Tell us how it went! I hope everything just sailed along perfectly. Cant wait to hear from you :)

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Re: How was the interview Missy!?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2004, 11:57:31 PM »
Dearest Coach,
We stayed at the Millennium Hotel – right across the street (long funny story that I will share later). We joined the queue on the left hand side at about 7:45.  A security chap came out and then created three queues – the left for American services (passport renewals, name change, etc) the middle one for immigrant visas with an appointment, and the one on the far right for all of the others. We were about 5th in line. We went through security, headed up the stairs, and gave the lady our appointment letter. She directed us to go back downstairs and buy the envelope for our documents to be mailed back to us. We headed back up stairs and waited for about 30 minutes for our name to be called. The lady asked for our forms (the one’s that needed to be signed in front of them) a copy of Kevin’s birth certificate, our marriage certificate, his passport, copies of my past 3 years tax returns, bank statement copies and that was it. We sat down again for about 40 minutes and waited to meet with another person. We were called up and the man reviewed the documents we gave the first lady and told Kevin that provided his doctors appointment was fine, “Welcome to America” – music to our ears.
We then walked over to the doctors – they did their thing in about 40 minutes and we were asked to return at 1:30 for the blood work results – which were fine.
So, mid May I’m going home!!!
There are a few other tid bits of information I will share later. But that is it in a nutshell!
Sarah, I can not thank you enough for all of your help and calming American voice! You truly have been a fantastic coach! And to NYSOM and John_Murry – thanks for sharing your stories too – it has all helped!!!
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Re: How was the interview Missy!?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2004, 03:18:09 AM »
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!! *jumps up and down!!*

You SO had me going there for a minute! And Im SO glad that you were kidding in the first bit. It is NOT April fools anymore! *grin*

Im thrilled that everything went well for you and Kevin. *cheer*

It was my pleasure, btw. Im glad what little help I could muster actually helped :) You can be sure that Mart and I will have a toast to you both for a very smooth move and a very happy life in the US.

Take care,
Sarah
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Re: How was the interview Missy!?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2004, 12:11:20 AM »
Congratulations!! ;D


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Re: How was the interview Missy!?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2004, 01:05:11 AM »
Dear Missy & Hubby,

Sorry I am late to this, but just wanted to say big congrats, I am so pleased everything went so smoothly for you and hope you have a happy time getting sorted to move "home".

Very best wishes
Sheril
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Re: How was the interview Missy!?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2004, 01:38:44 AM »
Congrats!
Still mad we will miss each other!  Come on connect through the ATL!  ;D
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Re: How was the interview Missy!?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2004, 09:28:53 PM »
Missy - what is the funny story about the Millennium Hotel?   We stayed there and found it to be excellent.


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Re: How was the interview Missy!?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2004, 05:06:41 PM »
Lol – Nothing wrong with the Millennium Hotel – it was the whole hotel experience period. Let me explain.
Someone suggested the Millennium Hotel and I looked at their website for costs, etc. The website said something like £147.00 per night. We had to stay two nights because the day after the interview we had to pick my son up from Heathrow and I didn’t want to spend that much money.
I decided to look at other hotels further away – which would be less expensive.  Well, I found one. The pictures of the place looked fine for what we needed and it was affordable - £120.00 for two nights. The joke is that the pictures they had on the website were totally random – generic room pictures – not pictures of the actual room. The place was a disgusting excuse for a hotel. I wouldn’t even let a pet stay the night in the place. We put our things in our room and walked very quickly towards the embassy in the hopes to find another place to stay. We spotted the Millennium Hotel and decided to stay one night with them and the other night in a great hotel near Heathrow.
We called the credit card company and told them what was going on and they opened up a dispute for us so that we/they could refuse payment. (longer story for that). We picked up our stuff and told them that the room they offer is NOT what they advertised and we would not be staying.
Anyway, we LOVED the Millennium Hotel. The convenience of the place is well worth the money spent – which ended up being £125.00 for the one night.


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