USA

French in the US: AOS/Green Card

Reminder: I arrived in the US on a K1 visa to be able to get married in Texas. Procedures might be different according to the state where you are getting married. I do not aim at providing professional advice here and I only want to recount our own experience with this procedure.

French in the US: How to get a Social Security Number (SSN)

Reminder: I arrived in the US on a K1 visa to be able to get married in Texas. Procedures might be different according to the state where you live and your status when you enter the US. I do not aim at providing professional advice here and I only want to recount my own experience with this procedure.

One-Day Itinerary in Austin for First-Timers

It has been close to eight months now since I moved to Austin, Texas, time flies! And after the long journey to the fiance K1 visa I got in France, I am still waiting for my green card… but that’s another story.

Deceptive travel pictures

As much of an effort as it has always been for me to use social networks ever since we created this blog, it is undeniable that they have been taking a more and more important place in our lives. We are getting caught in a race to display perfect pictures to show off what we own or experience.

Discovering the Texas Seaside – Corpus Christi and Mustang Island

Growing up, I was lucky enough to spend all my summers by the seaside in France. It has become my happy place and I really miss it after a few months away from it. When we were travelling through Asia, Simon knew it would put a smile back on my face to see the ocean if I was feeling a bit down.

French in the USA: Having your Marriage Recognized in France

Reminder: I arrived in the US on a K1 visa to be able to get married in Texas. Procedures might be different according to the state where you are getting married. I do not aim at providing professional advice here and I only want to recount our own experience with this procedure.

Tips For Your First Long-Haul Flight

I have been living in Texas for almost three months and the pieces of my new life are slowly coming together. I am getting used to a new lifestyle, my green card and work permit are hopefully on their way and I am really looking forward to having my friends and family coming from France to show them around.

Wimberley, Texas – A Weekend Getaway near Austin

After I finally was able to move to Texas thanks to my K1 visa, Simon and I decided to go on a weekend away from Austin to escape from all the paperwork still ahead of us and reconnect with our love of discovering new places.

What to Do on Kauai (That’s not the Beach)

Kauai definitely has the paradise beaches you might be expecting in Hawaii. But the “garden island” has so much more to offer that it would be a shame not to make the most of it. After things to do in Oahu, here are ideas for Kauai.

French in The US: K1 Visa

After living in France and travelling through Asia together, the new chapter of our lives includes marriage and settling in Texas but first, long visa procedures… We had been engaged for over 2 years and we were planning on getting married in Texas so we decided that I should get a K1 or fiance visa. Although it leads to a green card application, the K1 visa is considered a non-immigrant visa and allows you to get married within 90 days after entering the US.