We breathed a sigh of relief last night. After spending several hours filling out the same online forms times three – we paid for, and mailed off our visa applications!
There is still a long road ahead, but this is the closest that we have been to Liverpool since we left in January. What’s next is our biometric appointments on the 20th of this month – which is where they take your fingerprints, and a photo to catalogue you in the UK system. Those two things are then sent off to meet our paperwork and be approved or denied by the UK Border Agency.
For us the relief comes from having this one major step within our control complete. We’re hopeful now that the process will move much faster from here on out. Once the UK Border Agency receives our applications and our biometric information, it should be several weeks before we would hear back regarding the decision.
Your continued prayers for favor in the eyes of those making decisions, speed in the process, grace with all involved, and provision for the in between time are greatly valued.
We will keep you updated as this process continues!