Yours truly enjoying a Dixie Chicks video of "Travelin' Soldier" in recognition of Memorial Day courtesy of a Crooks and Liars blog entry.
My email audibly announces "You've got post" in it's very proper British accent. I flip open the email program to see the new mail with "Documents to Submit" in the Subject line from our immigration attorney's office.
Needless to say, I quickly told "drf" to get up from his PC in his "office" and come over to open the email together. At that point "Woo Hoo" were the only words that came to my lips!!
As a little sidelight to this development: On Friday, May 18 I had sent an email to the attorney's office noting the length of time our application had been in the New York City consulate with no word. They sent an email that day noting the dates and requesting information on the file from New York. Monday, May 21 was Victoria Day with government offices closed. The date the consulate sent the request for further information and the Initial Assessment was Tuesday, May 22. Coincidence? ? ? ? Who knows . . . . . We're excited, anyway!
So, what they have requested:
1) Medical examinations
2) Updated, completed applications from both of us
3) Updated financial statements/proof of funds
4) Right of Permanent Residence Fee for both of us
The interview has been waived (Yay! No trip to NYC!), and updated police records and fingerprints were not requested. This last one surprised us, as ours were submitted way over a year ago - Hey, we'll take any breaks we can get.
So that's where we are now, Gang.
We'll be following all the "Cool Immigrants" soon, if all goes well . . . .