I’m allowed to keep my wife!!! 21st January, 2013Posted by Scotty in Furlough, Married Life, Travel.
So… we survived our trip to the States, travelling there with a 4 month old and arriving back with a 5 month old! Travelling with an infant is a very different experience! (Which also explains the lack of blogging for the last 6 weeks!) It took us a week and a half to recover from jet lag arriving there, since no matter how well we explained it to her, Ella didn’t quite grasp that 2.30am is not an appropriate time to wake up and be ready for the day. LoL.
We left the States knowing we’d be arriving home close to Mon’s visa expiry date. When we moved here she was granted a 2.5 year visa, which we thought expired at the end of February. We booked our flights coming back on Jan 17th, then, as we were looking into some visa details, we realised her visa expired on Jan 20th?!!?!? Yikes.
After lots of prayer followed by panic followed by prayer followed by… we managed to get a one-day visa appointment! So a couple of days ago, we compiled all the necessary paperwork (and lots of extra paperwork, just in case!), and headed to the interview. The result was the government granting Monica Indefinite Leave to Remain.
What does that mean? Basically… I’m allowed to keep my wife! (wooooohooooooo!!!)
Today is the day she would have had to leave the country.
Instead, she just made me lunch to eat as I work!