What do you choose to do when waiting? That is what we are continually asking ourselves.
We received an email, June 2, stating the National Visa Center (NVC) had received our missing document (the tax form stating why I had no taxes for 2014) on May 28 and to allow 30 days for it to be reviewed. I am really hoping it does not take 30 days, but it seems like more waiting on our end is common for them.
The month of May has gone by and now, we are in June. I gave myself several dates for leaving (in my mind) and the May one has passed, and I know the June one will, as well, and now, my last date, I have given myself is for some time before August 24. Our son will start Kindergarten in the U.S. that day, as well as celebrate his 6th birthday. I read where once it gets to a certain step, then it could take another 60-90 days before there would be an interview (the last step). Since it looks like we may be waiting 30 days, I really hope those second numbers I have read are wrong. Yes, I have thought ahead some to what we would do if it got too close to August 24, but there is really no point in me focusing on that now. We are just taking each day and each process as it comes.
Since we are just in the long process of waiting, work is being done to our house to prepare it for someone else to live in, as we will be renting it out. It is funny the things that will finally be taken care of in your house, when you plan on leaving, but that is normal. More clothes and toys are getting added to our pile of “get rid” of items. It is a freeing feeling letting go of items and clearing up space!
We are still holding out that we will be able to access the final document DS-260 and pay the fee by the end of this week. Sandy, the lady I spoke to from NVC, stated we should hear something in a week and that will be in a few days. Just like someone who Googles as much information as they can about a certain illness, I feel like I have done that trying to figure out time frames for everything. I did come across a great website, called Visa Journey. Many people ask questions and give their responses of how things went for them during their immigration process. Our problem of not being able to access or pay that file is a common issue right now and frustrating that it seems the NVC states it is out of their control, as well as ours. Somebody, somewhere has to be doing their job and surely someone could have fixed their website issues by now, but here’s to continuing to hold out hope!
So, we just wait and continue to wait. Just like a mother waiting 9 months for the birth of her baby, a young teen waiting until they turn 16 and can get a drivers’ license, a medical student waiting to finish school and finally become a doctor.
Life is full of waiting for one thing or another and this is what we are currently waiting for. What are you waiting for and what are you choosing to do while waiting?