Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Part seventeen - papers!

It always seems you have to take what the embassy say with a pinch of salt, from not having to pay before your visa until the day, to in reality having to have your payment receipt to actual be allowed to get in and everything else that occurred last week that nearly sidetracked our plans. When the courier lady declared it would take at least seven to ten working days before i'd receive my papers and passport I was resigned to not getting anything till next week. Then yesterday I got a text from the couriers declaring my visa papers would be delivered tomorrow [as in today]. I was nicely shocked to say the slightest! No doubt I probably annoyed people having to have another day off work but I needed someone to be home to take the parcel, with my ID and sign for it, it's my problem so I couldn't ask my parents to do it really plus with nine working days left at work [well eight now] they'll have to get use to being a man down.

One thing I always hate about waiting in for parcels or delivery people no matter what it might be, is their lax timing for arriving, anywhere between 8am and 6pm - well that's helpful! I was expecting it to be more at the latter end of the scale but surprisingly it was here by 9.30am! Good times. They lady I had part of my interview with at the embassy told me what to do with it once i received it, you have to open it in a certain way so you don't damage or tear the inner envelope. So inside is this hugely A3 paper envelope with huge declarations how I'm not allowed to open it or pack it into my suitcase and how only immigration in Detroit airport can open it when I go through the grueling immigration questioning. Luckily they returned my passport within which they've stuck in a fancy new colourful pages (very much like the design of the American passport) with a new photograph of me, my visa details on it and when I have to get my arse into America by (April 2012). So that's it, I have my papers, I can fly and (hopefully) enter and be with my boy! I should probably be looking at flights but I keep feeling I'm running out of time for when we originally wanted me to fly (November 4th) I still need to sort my banking out and parcel up stuff to send over. Ahhhhh!

They also resent the photocopy of the guidance regarding k-1 visas and how we have to marry within 90 days of me landing - just in case you forgot while doing your application. Luckily the boy's sorting out a lot of the wedding organisation. We have an eye on a date (December 8th); venue; a place for the meal and my dress is hiding in Joe's closet. Exciting!!

21 comments:

  1. Such good news for you! Hope everything goes according to plan :)

    xoxo

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  2. This is wonderful, I'm over the moon for you xx

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  3. Cheers guys! Now just need to buy plane tickets ...

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  4. still very exciting, good luck with everything! X

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  5. How exciting, now everything is really taking shape.

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  6. Cheers guy - was just thinking after I move i'll have nothing to blog about lol x

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  7. Aww how amazing, you must be so excited! That's good that they showed up so early in the day, I hate it when delivery people give you slots like that so you can't leave the house all day! x

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  8. Oh man, sooooo amazing! Everything is just moving along swiftly and smoothly! I really hate waiting for deliveries, too. AND services like plumbing and electricians. It's like, really now, can't you just pencil me in for a specific time?

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  9. I know! We had one dude come around couple of weeks ago to fix the fire and all he went by was 11ish - he turned up a 12.30! I was well shocked by how early he was though, was expecting to still be waiting nearly 6 o'clock!

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  10. I get really irritable. I will CALL and CALL repeatedly if they're not there when they say they will be. Or, I just be a bitch, outright. That seems to work...

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  11. That is wonderful news! So glad you can now fly to be with your boy.

    It's great that she showed up early. I hate waiting for people who never show up.

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  12. nice! x

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  13. Oh it sounds like you are well on your way with your plans. All the stressful parts are nearly over and the adventure will begin.

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  14. I'm really excited for you, Rachael. There's some good flight deals in November so I'm sure you'll find something suitable. x

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  15. I understand the hassles of visa and wedding proceedings if you and your fiance reside in diffrent parts of thw world, having myself married to a German and I´m Asian.

    But things will eventually work out for good, just hang on there. When everything´s over, you´ll look back with a smile. All the best. :)

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  16. Thank you! Worked out its only like 52 days till we want to marry! Should probably keep sorting the migrating bit first but I want to sort out the honeymoon!

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  17. Ahh I'm so happy for you! You're just a couple weeks away! Hope you have fun on your honeymoon in Chicago OMGosh!! I'm going to visit there in December too. Enjoy!

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  18. That's so exciting, I hope it all goes to plan! x hivenn

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  19. hard work paid off!!! at least you already got hold of your papers,, the long wait was worth it.. by the way congratulations in advance!! hope that you'll be happy forever.. enjoyed your blog.. following you now.. hope you could visit my blog too..kissess!!!


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  20. That's brilliant news, glad you can be with your boy :) Hope the wedding plans are coming on nicely :) x

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