Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Visa Approved!!!

It has been a nerve wrecking couple of days for me, but this morning we got up at 04.30 and left to drive to Johannesburg at 05.30 the appointment with the US embassy was for 08.00. The queue was not too long and we were ushered in one by one. My nerves were on edge and after the initial handing over of the documents I had to sit and wait to be called in again, I expected to have a sit down interview for at least a half an hour, but to my surprise I was called to the little window again and questioned on my reasons for wanting to go to the US and a lot of detail surrounding this, but after some time she approved the visa, I was so relieved you can't imagine, I wanted to hug the woman! If it wasn't for an immigration lady that Portia knew we would not have been able to present our intentions in the correct light, and I am very grateful for that help.

Our next plan is to reshedule the dates for my visit, Portia will let you all know as soon as possible.


Jane Perala said...

Oh I'm so glad you got it sorted out.
I just wish I could be there for one of your classes.

Daniela Ellenberger said...

I'm happy for you! Attention ladies in the US Astrid is coming...