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Offline catlady

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Long time expat, first time poster
« on: April 17, 2018, 03:13:13 PM »
Hello! 
I moved to the UK back in 2005 from Seattle and have now settled in Croydon, home of the Home Office. This forum has been useful to lurk in during my previous visa applications (student visa, extension of student visa, unmarried partner, ILR) but now that the time to apply for citizenship is well overdue I thought I'd better join and ask some questions.

Although I love it here and am planning to stay, sometimes I also feel a bit homesick (or want track down certain foods!) so it will be nice to chat to some folks in the same boat  :)



 

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Re: Long time expat, first time poster
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 03:16:13 PM »
Hello! 
I moved to the UK back in 2005 from Seattle and have now settled in Croydon, home of the Home Office. This forum has been useful to lurk in during my previous visa applications (student visa, extension of student visa, unmarried partner, ILR) but now that the time to apply for citizenship is well overdue I thought I'd better join and ask some questions.

Although I love it here and am planning to stay, sometimes I also feel a bit homesick (or want track down certain foods!) so it will be nice to chat to some folks in the same boat  :)

Welcome!   ;D  Love your user name! You will fit right in!  ;D
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: Long time expat, first time poster
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2018, 03:28:53 PM »
Hi and "welcome" (though you've been lurking around for ages)!  I'm so glad you are joining the conversation!  We have a lot of fun here, and another voice is always welcome.  :)
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!

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Re: Long time expat, first time poster
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2018, 03:32:14 PM »
And we have the perfect thread already warmed up for you!  :)

http://talk.uk-yankee.com/index.php?topic=92883.msg1217671#msg1217671
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.