Today I sent off my visa application papers. A couple of days later than I’d hoped, but the delay meant that I had everything I wanted to include in the package.
As you may recall, I made my application last week (online) and I went to Yakima on Tuesday to have my biometrics done. I had hoped to send my documents right after that, but there were delays. (Which always seems to be the case these days!)
Anyhow, it’s all on its way to the British Consulate in New York now and should arrive by Saturday. I’ve paid an extra $150 fee for priority service, which should mean that my application will remain at the top of the stack until it’s done.
So, in the next week or two (maybe sooner?) I hope to be making a great big announcement that my visa has been approved. And—with luck!—I will be travelling back to Scotland in time to start my PhD on November 1st.
Things are moving along. Finally. This makes me happy.