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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

On three, cross your fingers. One. Two. Three. GO!

I am taking a break from blogging for the next couple of days. Thursday afternoon is my appointment with the Home Office of Immigration and Naturalization to go for my ILR, which is short for Indefinite Leave to Remain, or basically my stamp of approval for my passport that I am a full resident of the United Kingdom. It's taken over two years to be able to do this, what with two different visas beforehand, so now I am approaching the day of my final step for getting my resident visa. So this time will be, for obvious reasons, taken up with making sure I have everything in order for this process.

Hopefully, the next time I take finger to key (or as they used to say pen to ink) I will have that shiny new stamp and will have already danced a little dance of glee and perhaps celebrated with a drink (or two, or three).

So keep your fingers crossed my blogging friends.

13 Comments:

At 2:51 PM , Blogger alfie said...

Best of luck Alice......

Try and learn some cockernee that you can roll out when you get there....

For instance,
"Half a pound of tuppenny rice, half a pound of treacle......Lawks a lumnee, Guv'nor and no mistake, I'm fair cream crackered cos I've just gorn up those apple 'n' pears'...... Knees up Mother Brarn, knees up Mother Brarn, ee, eye, ee, eye, ee, eye, oh".........

And as you're walking into the Home Office, buy a big packet of jellied eels to offer around the people in there.

(Bloody hell, I've been watching Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins again)......

 
At 5:36 PM , Blogger MonicaR said...

LOL Alfie.

Good luck Alicenot. Let us know how it went.

 
At 5:50 PM , Anonymous the letter b said...

fingers, toes and eyebrows crossed for you Alice :) cor, i'm as excited as you are now!

 
At 7:35 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

alfie, I could just bring in a jar of Marmite, whatcha fink?

monicar, thanks luv. If I have a black box around the post, then you'll know I had a cock up.

Aw, b, I can feel the karma floating over to me already.

 
At 10:49 PM , Blogger DV said...

Best of luck, Alice.

 
At 12:01 AM , Blogger Alison said...

All the best (of British) to you Alice - Alex and and I are doing the same next month also! Ill be glad when thats all over too. Sure it will all be fine. The Last Visa! :)

 
At 8:21 AM , Blogger "Alice" said...

dv, Thanks David.

alison, I'll let you know how it went. I'm assuming you are going to Croydon. That's where we are going. The Last Visa!!! Hip Hip and all that!

 
At 3:37 PM , Blogger Mike said...

Good luck Alice. Just bang a patch over your eye, a hook on the end of your arm, wear a kaftan and shout "I claim asylum now give me benefits" and you'll be in no bother. :)

 
At 4:13 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

mike, if only. Heh.

 
At 5:51 PM , Anonymous Steve said...

Nah, I don't reckon you've got a chance, not if the approving powers have read your blog. You see, you are just not PC enough for 21st century Britain.

Now if you'd just got off the boat from the middle-east, you could say "flog criminals, kill poofters, stone adulterers" and all sorts of other un-PC things and still get a UK passport within a couple of years.

Seriously though Alice, best of luck.Let us know how it goes.

 
At 7:46 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

steve, I actually had someone tell me I came into the UK from the wrong direction. He said I shoulda come through Dover. Frightening isn't it.

 
At 8:29 PM , Blogger Shooting Parrots said...

Fingers are crossed. But couldn't you just turn Muslim, ignore the FO and live here forever?

Polly in intolerant mood.

 
At 8:34 AM , Blogger "Alice" said...

polly, I don't like wearing anything on my head. Besides I don't take too well to someone telling me what to do all the time.

 

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