Thursday, September 4, 2014

Spousal Visa Success!


At 4:38am this morning, after a frustratingly restless night, I woke up to a call from Jon.

"Morning, baby!"  He sounded supremely cheerful for a man who'd been sitting in a waiting room for an hour and a half.  "I've just come from my visa appointment and..."

That's when I started shrieking.

Jon was granted his visa!  My husband is moving to America to be with me!

Pause, please, for another shrieking break.

Okay, good.  I think I have that out of my system for the moment.

So yes!  What happens now, you ask?  Well, Jon had to leave his passport with the US Embassy so the visa can be inserted, and he'll get an email from a courier service in about 10 days saying it's ready.  (The message board I've informally relied on throughout this process makes it seem like most people get their passports back in less than a week, so I'm assuming the official 10 day estimate is just cautious.)  Once he has his passport and his immigration packet, he'll be on a flight to DC!

Jon might actually arrive before summer is technically over.  Can you believe it?  I'll get to live with the man I love for the first time in years!  Yay!


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47 comments:

  1. Yay! So happy to hear this, congratulations!!!!

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  2. Congratulations to the both of you !

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  3. Congrats! I'm happy for you guys!

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  4. Yay!!!!!!!! Congratulations to you both!!!!!

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  5. Soooooo happy for you! What good news.

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  6. CONGRATULATIONS! that is the best belated birthday gift ever!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  7. YAY YAY! Congrats to you both! What a long journey and now, a special milestone in your lives together! Couldn't be happier for you! :)

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  8. Yaaaaay!! Huge congrats to you both! That's great news! Here's to your new lives together - it's the start of great things! And...in my experience you get your passport back in less than 10 days! Get that flight booked!!

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  9. I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU TWO! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY

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  10. Ooh this is so exciting - congratulations! How amazing that the end of a crazy long journey is almost over. Happy celebrating! Fi x

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  11. Congratulations to you and Jon, Betsy! I've been following your blog for awhile, but this is my first time posting. I just wanted to say that I'm so happy for you both. Now, to start your new chapter! :)

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  12. YAY! YAY!!! I'm so happy for you.. I know I already commented on IG but I'm super excited that I had to tell you twice!

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  13. Congratulations!! I am SO happy for the both of you!

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  14. I WILL CELEBRATE ON EVERY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM!


    YAY for Jon and Betsy!!


    (now to LinkIn!)
    (just kidding, I don't use that crap. Iz annoying.)

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  15. yayyy!! how exciting :)

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  16. Congrats!! I hope you celebrate with a boozy milkshake at Ted's!!

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  17. I am so happy for you, Betsy! Such fantastic news!!

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  18. HUZZAH!!!!!! Betsy, that is TERRIFIC news! I'm so happy for you and Jon!

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  19. Yay!!!!!!! And now you can grocery shop together and watch movies together and cook dinner together! :) Believe me, you'll be giddy for a while you can just do that! :) So happy for you guys!!!!!!

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  20. YAYAYAYAY! So excited for you! What great news!!

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  21. New follower here - love your blog and IG feed btw! Although I don't know you, I'm thrilled for this fantastic news! Hooray!!

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  22. Congratulations! So happy for you.

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  23. Congratulations! That's excellent news!!

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  24. EEEEEEEE I am so happy for you two! As a girl in a LDR (not internationally-- gosh you are a saint) I can be twice as happy for you!

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  25. So happy for you! This is so exciting!

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  26. EEEEEKS! FELICITATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you both. This is the best news ever. :D

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  27. Woohoo!!! Congrats! I am so happy for you :)

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  28. YAYYYY! So happy for you all! I know this has been an extremely frustrating and painful process, so I'm very happy to hear that all the hard work has finally paid off!

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  29. Congratulations! I am currently surrounded by mounds of paperwork because I am putting everything in order to mail off my visa application tomorrow so I can move to the UK to be with my husband. So... I should really get back to that and stop reading blogs! :) So happy for you guys!

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  30. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    CONGRATULATIONS!!!




    We just started our process- Peter's application is officially in the hands of the U.S. visa office in Chicago! Hearing this just makes me so so happy that you finally get to start your married life together. I am unbelievably happy for you both.

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  31. Betsy, I am so so so happy for you both. I know it has been an incredible strain to be apart for so long, and to hear that you are going to be together soon, permanently, just makes me want to give you a big hug. Congratulations and much, much happiness!

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  32. Beyond happy for you guys!!!! So many congratulations!!!!!!

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  33. YIPPEE!! My heart is so full of joy for you and Jon!! Congrats and BIG BIG hugs!!

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  34. I cannot tell you how happy I got when I read the title of this post! I just knew he was coming to America to live with you. I'm so super happy for you :)

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  35. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    When he gets to DC we should do HH or something. :D :D :D

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  36. Martha Douglas-OsmundsonSeptember 6, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Wonderful news, Betsy and Jon! I am so happy for you!

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  37. Oh my life, Betsy!!!! I am so so so happy for you, you can't believe! Congratulations! Finally, the wait is almost over!

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  38. YES YES YES! BETSY! I am SO excited!!!!!!! I'm shrieking along with you!

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  39. I'm so very happy for you Betsy! And Happy for your Jon too! May you have a gazillion happy years together in the USA! Tammy x

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  40. Congrats!!! That is such wonderful news!!

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  41. AHHHH SO HAPPY! Wonderful news.

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  42. This is definitely worth jump up and down excitement....even from an observers perspective. YAY! CONGRATS again! x

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