No real point to this thread other than to say that after an absolutely tortorous wait, I have finally been approved for my visa to the USA and should be moving there this week. I’m very ready to become a Mainer!
My wife and son moved to the USA exactly 6 months and 3 days ago so this has been an exhausting process (when they moved we thought I was no longer than 1 or 2 months away from being approved but then Covid hit and the Embassy shut down) and I think the key turning point was last week when my wife managed to get her Congressperson to give a personal call to the Embassy to enquire about my case. Low and behold two working days later they issue my visa.
Anyway, can’t wait to be an American resident- despite all the issues associated with that! I’ve already got a great job sorted in a brand new industry for me, with a massive logistics/retail company who have been amazing with me through the whole process (I was offered the job at the end of July and they have been really patient with letting everything fall into place, not knowing when that would be).
Exciting times! My son turned 1 last month and he’s very close to taking his first steps so I’m hoping that I can get there this week to witness it all in person as I’ve already missed so much.