Friday, August 22, 2008

Another step closer

Gareth has his medical appointment scheduled for next Thursday (8/28/08) in London! He received his new police record he had to order and he also should be able to collect his vaccination record today from his regular doctor. He has gotten several jabs in the past week thanks to the NHS covering expenses so hopefully he won't have any added onto his London appt costs. He already has to pay 200 pounds(400 dollars!) or more for chest xray and for them to basically just look him over!

Our next step is waiting for the London embassy to receive our visa packet. It has cleared California (this is the part that took over 200 days!) and then made its way to the National Visa Center (NVC) which it arrived there 8/16/08 and then was shipped out to London this week on 8/19/08.

Once London has our goods we then need to wait for a packet 3 to arrive to Gareth which he then sends back to London saying "Hey all I am ready for this interview, let's do it!" . Then we wait AGAIN for a packet 4 to arrive to Gareth which then tells him when his interview is scheduled in London. WHEW...seems like a lot more yet but we are hoping to have it all completed in September! Fingers crossed!

One thing is we can call the Department Of State Visa department and they are so friendly and give me the info before we even get the packets in the mail at this point! So hopefully when I call late next week they will say London has our stuff. And hopefully fingers crossed soon after they will tell us when Gareth's interview is scheduled for!!!

Once Gareth has the interview his actual visa should be to him in a weeks time and then plane tickets can be purchased! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE We are SO beyond ready!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

THANK YOU little gold diaper wearing baby Jesus!!!!

DATED 8/8/08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!We got APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok I still have tears of happiness rolling down my face! I checked email at 9 pm eastern time last night and nothing....I told myself "Go to bed and maybe this day will have brought luck and Gareth will wake me with the good news" seriously I told myself that ......well phone rang at a little after 3 am here and sure enough APROVEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD and dated 8/8/08 how rad?! We got off phone and I began to pray and thank God the Lord anyone who made this happen finally haha.....tears of happiness just started flowing and I popped out of bed and had to get on the computer to talk with Gareth more and of course tell all of you my story too! It has been such a long journey I hope and pray the rest goes quick and smooth for us!!!! SIGH this feels so heart is racing and I could put all these tears of happiness into a bucket to water my plants there are so many heehee!


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Application Type: I129F , PETITION FOR FIANCE(E)

Current Status: Approval notice sent.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Love is like a rollercoaster......

So much been going on emotions are all over the place...maybe cause I am pms'ing maybe because I have now officially gone off prozac (yeah again!) for about a month now I just don't know....anyways to make a long story short my mother is a VERY selfish negative person and I have decided to take a fast from her for about a month this means no email even. I just give her WAY too many chances and she just makes me feel shitty all over again. All I have to say is thank the sweet Lord for my Grandparents....

As for me and Gareth we are happy to announce we got an RFE haha....what is this you ask? Well it was a letter stating "Request for more Evidence" what kind? Well we had to send more proof we knew each other in person and had met in person within the 2 years PRIOR to us filling out the form in January to apply for a fiance' visa....ARGHHHHHHHHHH we sent this shit already people!!!! So yeah I ended up sending them 12 pics of us all labeled with dates, addys, info...mapquest of how far apart we lived, my passport pages again this time in color, and seriously a whole butt ton of other stuff they prob did not need! Honestly I think they want to do a DNA test or something it is just ridiculous!

So that all got to them in Cali yesterday early afternoon. Now we are back to waiting again.....good news is SUPPOSEDLY they have only 60 days to give us an answer now.....the average on the message board I go on is only around a month and most recently only taking a couple weeks for couples to get approvals after this step...BUT knowing the luck we been having we still have 60 plus more days to go....SIGH

I drive myself absolute bonkers checking the immigration site throughout the day to see if the date has changed on the last time they have worked on our case...a "touch" it is called according to my fellow message board support groupies ;) So yes Gareth and I want to be TOUCHED BADDDDDDDD hahaha!

I just keep sighing out loud here as like I said I am a ball of emotions right now. I know this too shall pass so trying to stay positive and get the negative out and away from me.

Is it Friday yet?