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I have a record. I wanted to move to the USA...I did :)

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1. Posted by thereisalight83 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 1 Dec '13 15:52

Hello all,

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 :)

2. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5465 posts) 1 Dec '13 23:15

Congrats - it's nice to hear a good news story!

3. Posted by WomBatt (Full Member, 107 posts) 2 Dec '13 01:26

You are a fine fellow and I wish you well.