Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I'm calling Kilroy

There were several vague responses from the embassy. About a week, five to ten days then ten to twenty days to get the visa - a phone call cost about two bucks a minute and no information was given. Email is deliberately not answered. one needs a code for that, and that means another phone call. I decided to contact my congressional representative and see if there was anything she could do.

I spoke to an aide on the phone, who told me I needed to fill out a privacy release form and email it to him. I did that and later in the day on Friday he sent a very polite and professional letter of inquiry to the embassy. I also contacted one of my senators, filled out pretty much the same form and was told their immigration intern had a backlog of work.

On Monday morning the congressional aide sent me the response from the embassy, that her visa was being printed out and that she should receive the visa mid-week. Today she got a text that she will be getting her visa, and the return of her passport on Wednesday morning.

She arrives here on Saturday.

I have no idea if the email nudged the embassy into action, but I think I know who I'll be voting for when she's up for reelection in 2010.


Laughingrat said...

Wow, Jesus. That was some bullshit, but kudos to Kilroy for helping you out. Glad it got resolved.

Someone Said said...

It's not resolved until she gets here but yeah :)

Link said...

Yes! That's the best news I've heard all day! Of course, I've only been up for four hours ; )

But great news never the less!

Someone Said said...

Thanks Link, hope you get better news today ;)