Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Visa's here!

I think the title of this post is pretty self-explanatory: my visa arrived this morning! I received the following text message yesterday afternoon:

So, I've been up since about 7AM today, as the booked slot was between 6AM and 10AM (I didn't really believe that 6AM would happen), and sure enough, at 0820, this arrived:

Excuse the terrible edit to remove all the personal details. But there it is! A visa in my passport and a packet of papers to hand over when I arrive in Charlotte. And all processed and sent within three working days after my interview. Fantastic. Really have to get on with packing now!


  1. YAAAAAAAYYYYYY! So do you have an official moving date yet?

  2. Yep: 11th October! One week on Tuesday. EEEEEEE! :D

  3. Yay, very pleased for you. I'm still hunting, trying to find a decent flight. I bet your excited to finalize all your wedding plans and marry that man of yours. Just take care of that white envelope xx

  4. I hope you find an affordable, convenient one! :) I am so excited. The white envelope is in my hand luggage already, so I can't fuss with it! :) Let me know when you get your flights sorted. xx

  5. Thank you for taking the time to blog about the process, I've just received my letter from the embassy, and am surrounded by forms asking me silly questions, like who was my supervisor in a job I had twelve years ago.. No Idea. Big bloke.

    So, I just read your medical exam story, and your interview, and it's helping to calm me down. I was filling forms at three this morning, couldn't sleep, "It's happening, it's happening!", a crazy voice was yelling in my head. Months of our application being like Schroedinger's cat, in a black box, unobservable, maybe alive maybe dead, no way to prod it or peep. We imagined it in a huge heap on a desk in an empty office, or slipped down the back of a filing cabinet. We imagined a process involving a blindfolded operative throwing darts in a dark room to choose papers to disallow or pass.
    God I'm tired.
    So, I can finally see light at the end of the tunnel!
    Thanks for your story, panic is abating.... a bit.

    1. You are very welcome! I am glad it's been of some help to you. :) The not knowing, and the great abyss into which your application appears to have fallen - and with no way to check on it - were probably were the most difficult things for me. Loved the Schrödinger analogy!

      Let me know how things go. Sending all the good luck your way!


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