Hurry Up and Wait

After submitting all authenticated documents, the next email received is the glorious visa submission email. A sense of accomplishment occurs. You’ve completed the interview. You’ve accepted the offer. You’ve endured the authentication process. You’ve scanned your beautiful documents. Now you can breathe. Now you can relax. Now you can live. Right? Wrong! Now becomes the hardest step of all: the process of waiting. Waiting to find out your departure date. Waiting to leave. Waiting to be placed. This process can last anywhere from two months to twelve months.

This, my friends, this step, separates the real from the fake.