Becoming an Expat: The Visa Process

Perhaps the most stressful single aspect of the stressful process that is moving overseas is getting your visa (and visas for any members of your family accompanying you). It’s a Kafka-esque hellscape of conflicting information, uncertainty, no communication, and little indication of where you can get any answers from. Good times! The website you’re going to be dealing with a lot is the UK Border Agency. … Continue reading Becoming an Expat: The Visa Process

Becoming an Expat: Decisions, Decisions

After many years of longing to live in the UK, I finally got my wish, thanks to my husband, who landed a job in Edinburgh, Scotland. We were both happy and excited at the idea of moving abroad, because back then we had no idea what lay ahead of us. Moving abroad is hell, even when you’re fairly young and relatively unencumbered, as we are. … Continue reading Becoming an Expat: Decisions, Decisions