Monday, 14 March 2011

Kimi Got Her Visa

I have been hugely delayed writing this post, but a few weeks ago Kimi and I received the good news that the British embassy had decided to grant her a visa to come to the UK to marry me.  We had waited months for an answer to our weighty application, going through Halloween, Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year with no hint of an answer.  Finally in mid February, Kimi received a package containing just her sole passport, but with the new visa stuck inside.  That was that!

The application for the marriage visa was no small feat, the amount of paperwork needed for such a visa is quite astonishing.  It was something we had to study to get right (the first problem was which one to go for!), and we even paid an agency to help us on the way too.  Over the coming weeks I will be posting a step by step guide to applying for the marriage visa with the aim of helping others who may be planning on taking the same steps as we have.

What's next for us?  In one month Kimi will be arriving in the UK, and then within 6 months we will be getting married.  Once we have tied the knot, the time will have come to apply for the next visa....

4 comments:

Legally Hagna said...

happy for u and Kimi....

Chris said...

Thank you very much :)

Kenneth said...

Congrats!!!

<3 your blog!

http://journeytostudy.blogspot.com/

sammy jackown said...

you can get a USA marriage by marrying in the United States and filing for an adjustment of status (Form I-485) to that of permanent resident.Adjustment of status