Side Effects

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As a side effect of our friends running point on the whole moving to the US thing, we discovered today that apparently the Visa and the ‘Green Card’ are not, actually, provided at the same time. Foolishly I’d believed that when we got to the states it would be with both a means to get in, and also a means for me to obtain employment. Or at least to be allowed to try to obtain employment.

Apparently the green card can take up to 90 days from your date of entry to arrive. What the hell? What am I meant to do for 3 months? How are we meant to live, eat, feed ourselves, make sure we have trifling things like health and car insurance when one of us can’t work for 3 months?

This requires further research when I’m not sleep deprived as there must be some way around this that makes sense, because currently it makes no sense at all to me.

On the good news front, CGFNS have now, after a mere 25 days, processed my mail – and can now state that the transcripts have arrived. Now we just need to wait for them to actually process the transcripts.

Speedy this whole process is not.


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