(Closed) Civil union to go to USA?

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Is there anyway you could have the civil union now, and then in a few years when you have money renew your vows/have a big ceremony and reception?

Post # 5
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Are you actually in Australia?  From what I hear Australian university is heavily subsidized, and the US university is very expensive, so I don’t know how much better opportunity there is there. 

You could certainly have a small wedding before you go.  We had a 15 person rehearsal/rehearsal dinner, and honestly as much as I loved my larger wedding, when I looked around at the group that was assembled for our rehearsal BBQ, I could have been perfectly happy with that being our wedding (maybe plus a handful of people).

Post # 6
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t know that moving to the US is going to help you.  As a PP said, universities here are expensive.  In addition, the job situation here is dismal.  Lots of people who already have degrees can’t get jobs.  

Post # 7
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I really think you need to look into this decision a bit more.

The visa situation that you will go through takes A LONG time! And you can’t get permanent residency until you have been here for years and spent thousands of dollars.

I am currently a non-resident alien of the US (I am Canadian); however, I moved here for a job (I have a PhD) and they are paying for all the legal visa stuff for myself and my husband.

University is subsidized in Canada and I believe it is similar in Oz, don’t jepordize that! I am not sure about Uni here or not but I believe you will have to pay foreign tuition fees as a non-resident alien as well so tuition would be RIDICULOUS!

It may seem like the grass is greener, but I would definitely do A LOT of research before moving countries to make sure it is the right decision for you. 

To be completely honest the move down here has been hard – there are differences and things that cost $$$ that you don’t think about around every corner (I have only been here for 1.5 months). And you wouldn’t think it would be that different between Canada and the US.

Anyway, please do your research! I think the civil union vs. wedding should be the least of your worries at this point!

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