Sunday, August 17, 2014

MA, DC, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, IL or...

Still no visa...the lovely NVC graced us with an email telling us they have huge backlog and won't even be able to look at our paperwork for a couple of months. So now it's been closer to a year and 4 months, so disappointing.

Say what???

It could be worse though, husband could have already moved to the U.S, since we were initially told it'll take 3-6 months. Also, we both have a lot going on here, so we don't have time to dwell on the unfairness of this all. And Finland is the most awesome country in the world to live in, so I get to spend more time here, yay! :)

Patience, however, is not one of my virtues and I especially detest being lied to all the time and spoken disrespectfully to by the immigration customer representatives.
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In the mean time husband has been looking at some job opportunities. He's received a couple of emails (from NC and GA) offering possible employment, but the pay has been so ridiculously low (less than I alone make right now) that it's not worth moving for. Times are tough I suppose.

Waiting game continues...
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!


Nisha said...

Such a shame it's taking so long with the visa. It's so stressful, too :( I hope your husband finds a job soon and that you get your visa in time. Good luck!

Unknown said...

I'm sorry that it is such an ordeal for you. Part of why my American husband and I didn't even consider starting our lives there was the uncertainty of the amount of time we would have to wait. We are both happy in Turku though, and don't have (currently) any plans to relocate elsewhere.
Good luck to your family in this endeavor, I hope the visa will arrive soon :)

Sugar said...

Nisha: Thank you, hope we get lucky soon! Sure is annoying to wait.

Marju V: we are not alone, thousands of other married couples are in the same situation, waiting for their spousal visas for almost two years. If it was just me, I too would choose to stay in Finland. I've lived in the U.S long enough to know that Finland is a better place for me. But my husband wants to advance in his career, and it's not possible in Finland.