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Forum: USA
May 11th 2016, 1:13 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,255
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: US College versus UK University

That's how I felt too - I studied a language and have no regrets about pursuing my degree in the UK having seen the level of fluency achieved when its a major vs a UK style degree. Also, I was quite...
Forum: USA
May 9th 2016, 8:02 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,255
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: US College versus UK University

Another thing to consider is the type of study and assessment they want - many US students who have tried the UK system complain about the weight placed on one or two forms of assessment (e.g. end of...
Nov 30th 2015, 1:20 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,904
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: London Medical Examination Vaccinations

check the fees with your own GP surgery - the nurse at my GPs said that the amounts that Knightsbridge charged were cheaper than what she'd have to charge me for certain ones (i.e. if it was...
Forum: USA
Oct 25th 2015, 10:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Suburbs north of Boston, MA

For Asian food - worth mentioning is the awesome Japanese grocery store (Ebisuya) in Medford
Sep 13th 2015, 7:33 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Petitioner address change notification

Ian - I thought it was still going to my mother-in-law's and was told that it shouldn't change that when I called the customer service center. But it turned up here, so I'm a bit confused but you're...
Sep 13th 2015, 2:55 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Petitioner address change notification

Btw (obviously you will update at interview) but you are asked to confirm the address that you will be living at/have green card sent to when you arrive in the US.
If your address changes after...
Sep 12th 2015, 7:04 pm
Replies: 461
Views: 174,170
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Immigrant Visa (DCF: I-130 Filed in UK) - TIMELINE ONLY!

IR-1 visa, married 3 years at time of I-130, over 4 years by interview date.
31/01/15 (Saturday) - sent off I-130 by recorded/special delivery
04/02/15 I-130 Filed
15 or 17/03/15 received Notice...
Forum: USA
Sep 11th 2015, 1:12 am
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Arrival Help

Bob, thanks so much for this info! I followed your suggestion in another post and joined one of the Boston Brits meetups and had a lovely time.
Working up courage to sit my driving test - glad I...
Forum: USA
Sep 10th 2015, 6:52 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Arrival Help

Thank you for posting this. I agree with loubiblu, the difficult thing is that many things are state specific.

IMHO it is worth doing at least a few practice tests for the theory test and to have...
Sep 10th 2015, 3:32 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Forum is Still Going Strong Yah!

Congratulations to you on your anniversary.
Thank you to the Ian and Rene and all the other users who helped me on my visa journey. I am so grateful for the wiki and all the advice you have shared...
Forum: USA
Sep 2nd 2015, 3:46 am
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Not related to to Visa process but...

Hey Kat,

About a month after moving here. We both (USC spouse and I) relocated here and it has been tough (mostly dealing with the paperwork renting a place, getting bank accounts etc) because he...
Sep 2nd 2015, 1:03 am
Replies: 14
Views: 21,971
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Visa interview at US Embassy in London: detailed description of what to expect

Great post!
I printed off my DS-260 and photocopied everything. They didn't want photocopies of the I-864s (husband and joint sponsor's) - was that the case with yours?
I agree, it is definitely...
Sep 2nd 2015, 12:59 am
Aug 31st 2015, 1:50 am
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Help! Going through immigration -- don't have X-rays

Ours took about an hour or so for both primary and secondary, but YMMV. I agree with everyone else's advice here to leave 2-3 hours when planning.

We always go through immigration together when...
Aug 28th 2015, 7:46 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: How long to receive visa?

That was VERY fast. Mine took 6 days and I thought that wasn't too bad, though I was a bit anxious about it actually arriving within the two week window.
I looked through many timelines as I waited...
Aug 19th 2015, 8:09 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Good shop for British food in Massachusetts

Gosh - that sounds like quite a pain! Thanks for the information about the lack of competition. I've visited CA and UT a lot (not shocked by the price of bread anymore!) but this is my first time in...
Aug 19th 2015, 7:58 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Good shop for British food in Massachusetts

I'm sure you're right but I was quite impressed as it seemed like their beauty section was on a par with Waitrose or a larger Boots - lots of brands I was expecting to have to go to whole foods or a...
Aug 19th 2015, 7:37 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Good shop for British food in Massachusetts

Wegmans seems amazing in general. I went with my in-laws the other weekend to stock up for a trip and it was so vast that I thought I was going to get lost!
Aug 18th 2015, 7:57 pm
Replies: 461
Views: 174,170
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Immigrant Visa (DCF: I-130 Filed in UK) - TIMELINE ONLY!

IR-1 visa, married 3 years at time of I-130, over 4 years by interview date.
31/01/15 (Saturday) - sent off I-130 by recorded/special delivery
04/02/15 I-130 Filed
15 or 17/03/15 received Notice...
Aug 4th 2015, 12:54 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Medical today

Fingers crossed for you lunarose
Jul 30th 2015, 8:42 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,187
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: new, in process of US citizenship and CONFUSED!!!

:goodpost: I agree whole heartedly. Seen a classmate separated from his wife because they didn't know about the change and got married 2 months after this income change came into force. She was well...
Jul 27th 2015, 3:58 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,337
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: interview tomorrow

Thanks Pulaski - I was curious whether it was another list of questions to ask to make sure the applicant is the same person at the border or if they really were old school in their data sharing...
Jul 27th 2015, 9:17 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Attending Interview with Spouse

Mobile phones, kindles and tablets are fine now, big bags and laptops aren't.
The Interview & documents required in support of the application | Embassy of the United States...
Jul 27th 2015, 8:05 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Attending Interview with Spouse

Good point - having cash also means you can pay in pounds and save paying commission for paying dollars on your credit/debit card
Jul 26th 2015, 11:28 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,083
Posted By sparkleandglitter

Re: Attending Interview with Spouse

You're welcome :)
I wondered this too - some people with morning appointments talked of queues and I settled on arriving 30 minutes before. There was no line outside when we went.

Our interview...
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