California dreamin’ and Phoenix living

Heading to California to “pick up”my Green card, was an opportunity not to be squandered. Whilst I didn’t ACTUALLY “pick up”my Green card, I managed to get a bit of site seeing in, some family time, and set up some roots in the form of bank accounts etc. Continue reading “California dreamin’ and Phoenix living”

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Doha Visa requirements

For many countries entry into Doha requires a visa.  There are two types, a transit visa (for visits between 5 and 96 hours) or a single-entry visa valid for one month.

visa-application-status-changevisa-application-no-181116r58380-copyThe transit visa is free to travellers that are transiting through Qatar via Qatar airlines. This has been implemented in a bid to start promoting Qatar as a reasonable transit hub, and to boost tourism of the region.

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Alien Registration complete…

Its with joy that we have completed our first step in potentially getting a Green Card.  Since winning the lottery over a month ago, we have only just finalised our application for a visa under the Diversity Visa AKA the Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application (DS-260).

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It is apparent, that despite high levels of excitement, we were not cut out for the extreme level of detail required.  Specifically, the requirement to list ALL addresses we have resided in since turning 16.  For a rather mobile society like New Zealand this was a big ask, not only to recall exactly where I was living at any one time, but also the address and duration!  Continue reading “Alien Registration complete…”