🔸Lets talk about our Visas🔸
So in June 2018 whilst in the USA we met with an immigration lawyer in Nashville to see our options for relocating to the USA. Our first option would of been an O1 Visa which last around 3 years and would be based on Troy being able to perform in the USA as a musician. The O1 would of been an easier process and a cheaper option, but it meant Troy could only make money doing Music and I couldn’t work 🤷🏼♀️ Our second option was to go for the “Greencard” This Visa is a more expensive option and takes longer to get approved but if approved, you are able to live in the USA forever as long as you are in the country for a minimum of 6 months per year. This Visa also gave Troy and I the ability to both work in whatever field of work we like.
After a very long discussion once we arrived home we decided the Greencard would be our best option in the long run, so we started the process in Aug 2018. Troy had to gather as much information as he could to prove he was extraordinary in his field of work...copies of his music’s chart results, photos of his awards, copies of media/newspaper articles and so on. By the time all of this was put together it was now Oct 2018. We paid an extra fee to have it expedited and by Dec 2018 we had an email from our immigration lawyer letting us know the first step was approved and to expect paperwork called the DS260 forms within a month! Exciting right 😜....WRONG!!! So the end of Jan 2019 rolled by and no paperwork through 🤷🏼♀️ we reached out to our Lawyer and he informs us that Donald Trump has shut down all Government jobs and no work was getting done. Turns out they were shut for 3 months! So when they finally reopened they were soooooo backlogged!!! We didn’t receive our DS260 forms until October 2019....talk about having patience 🤣So at the moment we have submitted all of our forms and are awaiting a final interview with the US Consulate in Sydney. We are hoping to have some news on this in the New Year and we will keep you all posted moving forward. If you got to the end of all this BRAVO 👏🏻👏🏻
Kisses Leesh 💋