Visa application submitted!
I just finished the online part of the application for my student visa. The email confirmation said “Completed Application” but really it’s just the online part that’s completed. (I won’t bore you with the details of how badly designed the online visa application is.) Now I have to make sure I have all of my documents together, with copies, and go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS’s) Application Support Center (ASC) to get fingerprinted and photographed, not to mention inspected, detected, neglected, and selected. Or however that* goes. Then I send everything to New York and hope they’re as quick as they’re saying they normally are.
It turns out that there are only three ASCs in Maryland. Conveniently, one of them is only about two miles from me. Handy!
My appointment is this Thursday.
*That is from “Alice’s Restaurant”. And if they make 27 8×10 color glossy pictures and start drawing circles and arrows and writing a paragraph on the back of each one… :-)