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Offline jess.stenzel

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Anybody in Oxford Right Now?
« on: January 25, 2018, 01:07:47 PM »
Hi everybody,

My name is Jess and I'm an American going to be getting married soon (in Vegas in March) to my English guy! After that, I will be applying for the family visa as his spouse. I know what I'll have to be in the US when I apply and he's gotta be here in the UK for work so we're pretty bummed about having to be apart. But I'm here in Oxford with him now, visiting until we head over to Vegas. I'm hoping to get as much of the application and paperwork together now so that as soon as we get the marriage certificate we can file everything.

I'm pretty anxious about everything. I'm worried about the unknown time we have to spend apart and scenarios involving rejected applications. Ugh. Is anybody here in Oxford now that I can maybe have lunch with or grab a coffee and chat about the process?

1st Spouse Visa (non-priority)
Biometric Appt: April 17, 2018
Package Shipped: April 17, 2018
Rec'd by Sheffield: ??
Decision Email: ??
Passport in Hand: ??
Landed in UK: ??

Total ?? Business Days

Offline KFdancer

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Re: Anybody in Oxford Right Now?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 01:17:38 PM »
Welcome!

I'm in Wokingham if you want to take a train ride.  :)

I don't think we have any active members in Oxford.  Loads of Americans in that area though.  Most seem to be moving to the Bicester area (not really Oxford).

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Re: Anybody in Oxford Right Now?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 01:17:59 PM »
Hi Jess, welcome! :)

Whether or not you find someone to meet up with in Oxford, we're more than happy to talk you through the visa process here on the forum.

Any questions, just fire away!  :)
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.

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Re: Anybody in Oxford Right Now?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 07:44:02 PM »
Hi everybody,

My name is Jess and I'm an American going to be getting married soon (in Vegas in March) to my English guy! After that, I will be applying for the family visa as his spouse. I know what I'll have to be in the US when I apply and he's gotta be here in the UK for work so we're pretty bummed about having to be apart. But I'm here in Oxford with him now, visiting until we head over to Vegas. I'm hoping to get as much of the application and paperwork together now so that as soon as we get the marriage certificate we can file everything.

I'm pretty anxious about everything. I'm worried about the unknown time we have to spend apart and scenarios involving rejected applications. Ugh. Is anybody here in Oxford now that I can maybe have lunch with or grab a coffee and chat about the process?
Not now, but I'm hoping to move to Bicester in June! My MIL is in Oxford. This is a very good group to get questions from. My husband moved from Bicester to PA in 2005, and now we're looking to move back. I can't believe we're doing the immigration thing all over!  8)
Type of Application: Priority Settlement Spouse Visa
Online Application: 14 March, 2018 from Philadelphia,US
Biometrics: 20 March 2018, Philadelphia
Application Mailed: 20 March 2018
Application Received in Sheffield: 22 Mar 2018
Application received email: 26 Mar 2018
Decision email received: 25 April, 2018
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Offline roaringlamb

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Re: Anybody in Oxford Right Now?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 09:25:50 AM »
I've been in Oxford for 3+ years but haven't done the spousal visa process as I'm on a Tier 4 and will later be switching to FLR(M), so can't offer much advice there. Oxford is a lovely place though, if that's where you're planning on settling!
2014-2015: Tier 4 #1
2015-present: Tier 4 #2

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Re: Anybody in Oxford Right Now?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 03:01:11 PM »
Hi Jess! Welcome to the forum! I’m in London but going up to Oxford in a couple of weeks if you’re still about.


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SPOUSE VISA TIMELINE (Priority)

Met: August 2009 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Engaged: November 2012
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Married: October 25th, 2013 (Los Angeles, USA)


Application Submitted Online: October 18th, 2017
Biometrics + Docs Sent: October 23rd, 2017
Documents delivered per UPS: October 25th, 2017
Received in Sheffield email: October 25th, 2017
Decision email: November 20th, 2017 (18 BD)
Passport received: November 22nd, 2017 (APPROVED)
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Offline jess.stenzel

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Re: Anybody in Oxford Right Now?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 12:39:54 PM »
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Hi Jess! Welcome to the forum! I’m in London but going up to Oxford in a couple of weeks if you’re still about.

I've PM'ed you (AweSam)about meeting up. :)
1st Spouse Visa (non-priority)
Biometric Appt: April 17, 2018
Package Shipped: April 17, 2018
Rec'd by Sheffield: ??
Decision Email: ??
Passport in Hand: ??
Landed in UK: ??

Total ?? Business Days