Monday, October 13, 2014

The Visa process...

It's been a month since Tom went back to England.
It feels more like a year but it has in fact only been one month.

This past week we haven't been able to skype as much
due to our different schedules not coming together.
So yesterday we finally got to see each other for
a good long skype and it was perfect!!

We spent a majority of the skype date
looking at different visa options.

Ohhhhhhh visa's, how you really complicate things...


The two visa's we are looking at are the H2B visa and the B-2 visa.

The H2B visa is a work visa, it would allow Tom to work 
temporarily while he is here in the USA.

The problem with this visa is that Tom has
to secure a job before he begins the application for the visa.

So he would need to find a company willing to hire
a foreign visitor instead of a US citizen.
We feel like those chances are slim.

Especially slim since he would need to find
a company that is willing to hire him in the fort worth area.
He also doesn't have a vehicle or drivers license so
it would have to be somewhere close to either my
job or my parents jobs so he could be dropped off
and picked up at the end of the day.

I'm not saying it's impossible, just unlikely.
So we've looked into the H2B visa enough
to know that the chances are slim so we're
probably just going to move on to the B-2 visa.

The B-2 visa is a Visitor Visa for foreigners coming to the USA.
It's valid for up to 6 months which is how long
we are looking at Tom staying here next year.

There is a cost to this one.
I think the non-refundable application fee is £160.
Then he has to go to London for an interview at the US consulate.
So there's a few hoops to jump through on this one
but it seems a lot more doable than the H2B visa.

The downside is he won't be able to work..
But i'll still be working, we'll still be saving
and on top of that we'll have loads of time to just
be together and he'll get to grow his relationship
with Texas and my family and it will just be great!

So as of right now it looks like we're leaning 
more towards to B-2 visa.

AND it's a pretty done deal that Tom will
be coming to Texas for half of next year.

Or at least that's the plan ;)
Plans frequently change on this blog
but I have a feeling this is going to work out.

If you've got any visa insight from previous
experiences that you'd like to send my way please do so!!
We would appreciate any and all suggestions and ideas. :)

Hope you all have a great Monday!! :)


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