I wanted to write this if/when I finally made it to the promised land.
My story has alot of ups and downs. The long and the short is I wanted to move to the USA to teach.
Prior to me moving I got into some trouble and was arrested and cautioned for possession of a class A. This was an awful time and one I will never forget. After leaving the police station it felt like everything fell apart. Fortunately, I have an amazing family and supportive partner.
It took time. It took over a year...lots of paperwork...lots of emails...phonecalls...money for lawyers...visa interviews...doctor appointments to prove I was not a user...etc..BUt eventually I was granted a holiday visa.
I was over the moon. I then applied for a J1 exchange visa ...which I too recieved for 3 years.
I learnt alot from my mistakes and put in the hard work and persisitence to get where I wanted to go. I followed the law and the visa process and was honest with them. They were very efficient...and granted me my visas.
I dont plan on popping back onto these forums alot - or maybe again...but I wanted to write this for the people reading, looking for hope...or some light.
There is. All I read were negative opinions and posts...so this is my positive experience.
Thank the Lord