Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Visa Application Away!

Finally posted the UK visa application today. Had to do the biometrics thingy where they take fingerprints (all fingers and thumbs!) and a digital photo. The visa application is now on it's way to Canberra for them to assess.

The whole visa process for Working Holiday was actually easier than I expected, from what I rememeber they have simplified it a lot in the last few years. There are still a few kinks though, like the online form sets your Nationality to be the same as the country you were born in! So Chami and I were worried because it says our Nationality is Sri Lankan! The lady at the Counsulate told us to cross it out and write "Australian". Seems to be a common problem, Chi had the same issue.

Now that the visa application is away, we need to get the UK bank account stuff sorted (almost done, just need to mail the application at this stage) and the National Insurance Number application sorted. Hopefully all the applications will be done by the end of this week and we can stop worrying about it.

Update - The UK bank account application is also away! So glad to have most of the paperwork out of the way. Now just need to wait for them to be processed.

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