Some may want to know a little more about me – so here goes….
I am a 50+ year old IT Software Engineer. Originally from the United Kingdom I now live in Livermore, California – a small city of 82,000 people just outside San Francisco. The area is on the border of the “Silicon Valley” which is where many technology companies are based.
I am married and live with my wife and youngest daughter. I have 3 other grown up children from a previous marriage and 5 grandkids so far!!! I moved to California early in 2014 on an H1-B visa and adjusted my status to a Green Card holder in September 2014 via the DV lottery. My wife (from Spain) was the winner – we won on our second year of entering.
Here is a video that explains a little more about how I work on the blog.
March 31, 2015 at 00:30
August 3, 2015 at 20:06
Hello.. actually i have a question? My wife studied in the uk from 2008 to 2011 but does not have police clearance from there.. is this a real problem?? We r both panicking
August 3, 2015 at 20:35
You must apply for that prior to the interview. Typically they take about two weeks – you can apply here:-
August 3, 2015 at 20:47
The problem is that tomorrow we are going for the interview and did not we needed this clearance.. we have police clearance from our country though
August 3, 2015 at 21:43
You will most likely be put on AP – so if you do you will need to get the police report as soon as possible. It would be best to get the police report back to the embassy fore the end of the month.
May 2, 2015 at 15:11
Good to know you like riding bike
May 2, 2015 at 18:39
May 5, 2015 at 03:25
Sofia is the most important thing in the story ^_^
i hope you stay the pest for me . i don’t want to see someone better than you 🙂
May 5, 2015 at 04:55
May 29, 2015 at 23:14
Waoooo resspect ! You are not our friend but our father. Oooh dady be blessed.you are doing big things for us .i have never seen some body who is able to give his time like that. You are like jesus
July 16, 2015 at 14:17
ADMIRED by your commitment to helping us. BiG time RESPECT
July 16, 2015 at 16:59
December 31, 2015 at 17:23
I won 2015 DV lottery and moved to SF about two months ago now.
Your website helped me so much. I now work in Mountain View and San Francisco for a big internet company!
I would love to hear about your experience so far and if you have any advice for new comers.
Maybe we could grab a drink or something.
Thanks again and happy new year
December 31, 2015 at 18:42
Thanks for the update – it is fantastic to hear you are already doing so well!
I work in Pleasanton – so if you ever slum it over to the East Bay – give me a shout.
February 12, 2016 at 08:00
Hi brit, i’m sorry to bothering you for this question: how can u know all the things from DV lottery so are you government worker or DV worker or KCC worker’s please juste asking u because I can see on my nucked eyes u work like robot I mean sometimes u never sleep u always at ur machine answering the peoples about their need
February 12, 2016 at 15:42
I don’t work for the government or KCC. But I went through the process and know that I can help….
June 2, 2016 at 09:11
hi mr brit i’m a 2017 selectee case number 00028 i’m rwandese my husband is belgian but also rwandan but have a belgian passeport which will expire in july 2017 he have to request another passport second question he will give to embassy the police certificate from belgium and what else document will have to provide from belgium? i am the principal applicant thank you for your help
June 2, 2016 at 14:02
Watch my video about how to prepare for the interview.