Thursday, June 22, 2006


Yesterday Ray and I went and met with an immigration attorney to try and figure out the process for him to get a Visa and a time frame for getting married. Apparently there has lately been a crack down on fiancee visa abuse. The attorney we met with advised us that to do a K-1 visa (fiancee) could take 6-9 months just to issue. Our only other option is a K-3 visa (married). With that visa we would get married here and then move over to Northern Ireland while it was processing. Both options obviously come with their own sets of pro's and con's and Ray and I are still weighing our options and trying to decide which way is the best for us.

The thing is, I just find it slightly ridiculous that this process is so complicated. I understand that there has to be a screening process. I really don't have a problem with that, but considering all the immigration debates that have been going around lately it feels to me right at this moment like our government is making it hard for the honest people to be honest and do things the right way and the rewards for dishonesty in this particular regard are great.

Regardless, I know that Ray and I are doing the right thing by getting married and that things will work out. I'm grateful that we will have an attorney on our side to make sure things get done right and hopefully before too long we will be able to have this all ironed out and set a date. I'm really looking forward to that day.

Until, then we'll keep you all posted!