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Consular Outreach In Texas

I am very happy and thankful that the renewal of my expired passport went smoothly this morning and I was able to finish the report of my daughter’s birth early. My appointment for the passport renewal was 9:30 A.M. and the report of birth was 10:30 A.M.  It didn’t take 20 minutes for the passport renewal process because everything was systematic.  For this reason, I was able to do the report of birth process and finished altogether at 11:00 A.M.

Thanks to the Philippine Consulate General (Los Angeles) for the Consular Outreach in Texas. It’s a huge convenience for us acquiring the services than flying to LA to get these done.  And a big thank you to the PACC Texas (Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce) for making this Consular Outreach in Dallas possible.

Along with the train this morning.

Along with the train this morning on my way to the Consular Outreach in Dallas.

I woke up very early and headed to the Consular Outreach venue in Irving after I got cleaned up and a cup of coffee.  It’s the very first time I went to the outreach by myself.  So I had to use my GPS to help me navigate.  Because it’s a Sunday, the traffic wasn’t bad at all.  Two miles close to the outreach location, I decided to grab a bite to eat so I stopped at a Mc Donald’s.  I had some hotcakes and a free cup of coffee.

Free coffee at Mc Donald's.

Free coffee at Mc Donald’s.

Consular Outreach in Texas services rendered:

Passport Renewal
New Passport Application
Report of Birth
Report of Marriage
Application for Dual Citizenship

Before Relocating to Australia There Are Three Facts Every Briton Should Know

It can be exciting to move from the United Kingdom to Australia but there are some concerns. Sometimes people move without even visiting Australia first. Making a move to the land Down Under is often compulsive. Family or a job offer is sometimes the reason for the move. Sometimes people from the UK move mostly because they like the thought of having an adventure. You must know three important facts, regardless of why you are moving to Australia from the UK.

1. Expenses in Australia – Australia is one of the most expensive places to live in the world, regardless of the average annual salary of $73,000. It is impossible to plan too much for Australia relocation. Financial planning is a must.

2. Financial Plans – Failed financial plans have resulted in 30% of Britons returning home after a move to Australia. They were so excited about moving but they forgot to make a solid financial plan. 

3. Too Much Information – People have an unlimited amount of information on the Internet. While this is remarkable, it can be overwhelming. It is best to be able to cut through the information that is not important and focus on the information that is most useful.

Sometimes people love the thought of moving to a new country/continent and experiencing a new culture. However, they do not understand how to move to Australia and how it takes a lot of work to make sure the move will be successful. There are services that help Britons with the realistic parts of a move from the United Kingdom to Australia. The Expat Concierge is a service that specializes in helping Britons who are migrating to Australia. More information about help moving to Australia can be found at http://www.theexpatconcierge.co.uk. 

 

Wedding In Las Vegas

An acquaintance of mine just got married two days ago.  She also came here to the US in K-1 or Fiance(e) Visa category like me.  As you know, one of the most important thing in processing a Fiance(e) Visa is submitting an Intent To Marry Petition.  The fiance in the US should do this first with the submission of supporting documents proving he can provide for his future wife.  When the NVC (National Visa Center) approves the petition, the fiancee of the US citizen is informed immediately so she can start processing all the documents needed for the medical examinations and visa interview.  Then the journey begins.  🙂  As for the wedding, the planning begins as soon as the fiancee arrives.  The couple should get married within 90 days of the fiancee’s arrival in the US.

My new friend was very excited for her wedding.  It’s a life changing moment.  She was so happy to share with me about her flight, the wedding plans, and the wedding itself which is in Las Vegas.  Many weddings are held in the city of Las Vegas.  Her’s is held at the Chapel of the Flowers.  Wedding reception venues in Las Vegas can be in a hotel resort.  One of the most popular hotel resort for a wedding reception is The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino.  It is a 5-star hotel located in what they call The Strip.  My new friend and her husband hired a limousine.  It was a very nice wedding and they stayed in The Cosmopolitan Hotel Resort, too. I am so happy for them.