Love Across the Pond

Anglophilia. And, um, Yankophilia.

transatlantic lovers
Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated
If you haven't figured it out from the name, this community is for people in a relationship where one member is British, the other American. :) It doesn't matter whether you've met online, in real life, are in a long-distance or local relationship. Basically, it's a place to share relationship experiences, to vent about all the little aggravations that a situation like ours presents, and to provide support and advice to others. Honesty is welcome, flaming and irrelevant spamming is not.

If you could fill out this little survey to help us get to know you, that'd be great!

SO's name:
Your ages:
How long have you been together?
How did you meet?
Where are you both from?
(i.e.Are you still on opposite sides of the Atlantic, or has one of you "hopped the pond," as it were? :)
Any plans for the future?
Anything else you'd like to share with us?
Any pics? We love pictures!

Other great communities:
brits_americans, a very friendly community devoted to general questions and discussion about British and American culture
loversfaraway, a wonderful community that provides a great deal of support for individuals in long-distance relationships

Useful points of reference:
UKvisas, a helpful site run by the Home Office to show you what kind of visa you need, and the documentation you'll need in order to qualify for it, as well as links to consulates in your area of the United States.
US Visa Services, a similar site run by the US Embassy in London to gain information about visas and entry clearance into the United States.

Other helpful links:
UK Yankee, a forum for Americans living in the UK or looking to make the move; it's a very informal, enjoyable place where discussion ranges from the usual "I need a visa! HELP!" type of questions to friendly banter over whether it really is "to-MAY-to" or "to-MAH-to."
Brits in America, similar to UK Yankee, though the other way 'round.
A page maintained by our members luvsrimmer and slices that gives links and advice for people like us, plus a cute story of how they got together!
Ben & Jennie's Site, similar to the previous site, though more in-depth; also covers issues specific to online relationshops.
VisaJourney, a forum that deals extensively with issues relating to immigrating to the US

Feel free to share any photos you'd like, so long as they're behind an lj-cut! ;)

Icon by r0xikat.

DISCLAIMER: While a good fraction of our members have gone through or are going through the immigration process and are more than happy to share their knowledge about it (for both moving to the US and the UK), please, do not take any information you find here as absolute truth. Immigration laws change so frequently that it's practically impossible for everyone to stay entirely informed. We're here to help you get started and act as a springboard to point you in the right direction, but when it comes to filing your application (fiance, spousal, k1 or otherwise) we highly recommend going over the official websites listed above, or, if you can afford it, contacting an immigration lawyer; they are the only individuals qualified to give definitive answers.