I know many readers will think is Bruce crazy to work so much? Well, except for the long hours and low pay, I enjoy the job and I have been doing much better in tips. I also am supporting two households. I have been also getting good numbers in the average at work for both dollars booked on the meter and the amount of customers or “trips” each day.
Now for the reason most of you follow my site, what is happening with Elena’s VISA? In December our petition at the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service) was approved and forwarded to the NVC (National Visa Center).
Since then I had received notices that items had to be corrected or more items of information needed to be sent to them. Since my brother is a joint sponsor, I needed to send in proof of his citizenship and more information on my Affidavit of Support.
Well last Friday, April 8th I received an email that our file was approved and being forwarded to Manila. Then yesterday, Thursday April 14th we received an email with the date for Elena’s appointment for her interview at the Consulate in Manila. It is in just three weeks on May 6th.
In the past, Elena would receive a package from the Embassy with an appointment date to have a physical at St. Luke’s Medical Center and then the interview date and time a week later. Now Elena just has to go first to the Medical Center with the letter from the NVC showing her file number and approval and then to bring the approval to the Embassy for her interview. This can be done the same week. Another approved system is that Elena should get her visa the day of the appointment instead of paying for a messenger service to deliver her passport with visa once completed.
Once Elena returns to Davao after her interview with her Visa, she can then pack and purchase her airline tickets to come to Las Vegas. I am expecting Elena to be here by the end of May.
With all the waiting and corrections, we are so excited the time is so close. Her interview will be one year and two days from the date I left the Philippines. For almost a year we have only seen and talked to each other over the internet and calls using the Magic Jack Elena has in at our house in Davao.
About our house and car, our oldest nephew Amar and his wife and new baby will live in the house and care for it. We are still trying to sell the car to help cover the expenses of Elena’s trip and to help us purchase a decent used car here in Las Vegas. If any of my readers are interested in the car, please notify me. All offers will be considered.
Also all, please join us in prayers for Elena’s safe trip to Manila and a speedy approval of her interview and receiving her visa and her trip and new adventure coming to America.