CasesHey Guys!

As promised I have started to update the page ”A UK VISA” with our story on how we came to live and work in the UK.

This will detail not only our own experience, but also provide you with some useful information, guidance, and resources on how you too can settle here!

I hope you continue to find this blog informative, and please also share your thoughts, comments and questions at the bottom of the relevant page!


2014 Update

Firstly – Happy New Year to all my visitors! It’s great to see that this blog still gets a lot of interest and has been able to help some people. I was excited to see its had over 10,000 hits since launching it!

I know that I haven’t been around for a while, so I thought I would share a little update.

Paulo and I have been together now for 4 years now, and in the UK for 2. He acquired his UK Visa in June 2012, so we are now looking to apply for our renewal which we give him ‘Indefinite leave to remain.’

After first moving to the UK we lived in Braintree for 1 1/2 years, which although being a small city, we loved! Since July of last year we have been living near Watford, London. We moved this way due to my new job (Which I’ve since left,) and are enjoying being closer to London!

The plan is to update this blog with information of our UK visa application soon. We are visiting Brasil soon which I’m excited about too!

All the best for 2014


2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 43 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Changes Like the Wind!

2 months later, and here I am again.

This time, I assure you what I’m about to write is the correct information….WE ARE APPLYING FOR PAULO’s UK VISA!

We have decided not to go back to Brazil and to stay here and try and apply for residency here instead…..

I now have a full time job, and am renting an apartment near to my place of work. Of course this mean’s that I am contracted to stay at the apartment, hence – Our plans can no longer change!

I will update (if time from work permits lol) our process 😀


Coming Home….

Hello All!

So, after a 6 months contract working back on the Ships, we have decided that we would like to give Brazil another go. The real aim of coming back to ships was to stay together, because of the visa not going thru, and now we have documentation of over 1 year – which was what they required – we are going to go back and try the process again.

Watch out for more exciting updates and information! And thank you all for your continued support….I missed you guys 😉


Goodbye Brasil…

Ladies & Gentleman,

Together, we have decided the next stage of our life is not going to be in Brazil, following the request of documents from us which are a year mature which we could not provide.

If you too are in this situation, I hear another option is to register your marriage in front of a judge.

So Whats next for us!? I am returning to work on the cruise ships tomorrow – Where we first met, with the hope that soon my partner will be joining me, or, once he joins another ship we come together (sooner rather than later i hope!)

After December we have been together for 2 years and will be attempting to apply for a UK Visa! I will also try my best to document this process here too.

Thank you for all your continuous support, and good luck to each and every one of you!


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Bom Dia!

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