So, at last it was the day … THE DAY… the day I had my application interview for the UK visa.
It was the 8th of October, a MONDAY.
I got up calm and got ready… the moment I got into the car, panic controlled me. I did not know exactly how to go to the place I am going to. Therefore; the smart thing was to use my GPS navigation system on my phone.
GUESS what happened!
It wasn’t updated….. and hell! How could it update as fast as the stupid streets in Cairo gets changed?
I kept on getting further away than to the place I want to go to. I started to panic; my interview time was supposed to be at 10:45…Oh God! Another blocked street, traffic jams everywhere I tried to go.
Application or not!
Interview or not!
I simply do NOT like to be LATE!
When I reached the point of totally giving up; I asked a police officer for the directions and guess what???????? I was just a block away from it.
That is when I knew I had the forces with me 😛
I took the next right; gave my keys to this made up valet parking place. It was a bit risky to do that. But I took a chance.
I raced up into the building, took the elevator to the first floor. The moment I laid my eyes on the clock…….. I was shocked… it was only 10:15….
I WAS 30 MINUTES EARLY.
I entered happily; I signed in.. literally signed on a paper next to my name to enter, they took my bag and gave me all the needed papers.
I entered; it was nearly EMPTY, it was so different from the USA embassy visa applications (which was horribly and annoyingly crowded). I enjoyed that.
I waited for my turn; gave in all my papers, paid for the money to pick up my passports from the center and then went to get my fingerprints and my picture taken.
That did not take 30 minutes from me. So, I got to leave by 10:45 am the time I was supposed to come.
Before I leave I was told that it should take 15 days.
They did not tell me anything about if I got accepted or not as in the USA visa.
And I stupidly forgot to ask is that 15 normal days or 15 WORKING days… it makes all the difference.
Well! All I can do now……….. is WAIT and keep on checking and track my application online…… 😀 😉