Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Visa Day

Tick tock.
Today is the day of the 'postponement' appointment for my visa.
Ta Da.
 
A torrent of papers required.
 
Nothing gives me more aggita then organizing pieces of paper .
AND they are mostly in another language...it's all Greek to me.
You do it please.
Calm isn't in my repertoire.
 
Will I be waiting for 5-6 hours?
Qui sait ?
 
Will I get to wear Teal
 
This summer like my ex-L.L.?
 
And ride a pink scooter?
 
I hope.
 
Everything will not be coming up cherry blossoms.
Padam Padam Padam...
NO, Bear didn't get it.
He forgot to wear his bowtie.
Nogood.
We have a postponement end of month with positive assurances provided we find the missing paper, get it translated and remember to dot our i's and....
PSS
DO NOT use a paperclip on your 3 required photos.
You will have to redo them.
It makes a dent on the photo.
NOGOOD!
5 hours spent n the visa office = nogood.
 

38 comments:

Merisi in Vienna said...

Good luck, best of wishes, may everything come up roses!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Thanks darling M !!!

Barbara Lilian in France said...

Good luck from me, lying in my hospital bed, getting my back sorted. Hope it's a short queue you get to wait in.

Prairie Jill said...

All fingers are crossed for you... which is making typing this comment really difficult!

Good luck!

Unknown said...

Just randomly reached your page while looking at french bakery pics online, like your French drawings

Derek from HK

Jojo said...

Best of luck!!!

Elizabeth said...

Bonne chance!
J'espere tout va bien. C'est exactement pourqoi nous jamais prenez les papiers officielles a Maroc....
Buster says HI and wags his tail wishing you well.

La Table De Nana said...

Sending good thoughts!

La Table De Nana said...

Love the little girl with her fingers crossed..had to Pin..

I have a positive thought right now:)

Clarity said...

Sending you the "corner fairies".

Sketchbook Wandering said...

It's hard for me even in my native language, so I love your courage. Love that it sparked such creative post. So, Good Luck!
PS Though of you while watching a documentary on DVD, "The Powder & the Glory". Nicely made with some historic commercial art included.

Janice MacLeod said...

If you get it, the best day will be tomorrow, which will be the day furthest from next year when you have to do it all over again. Bonne chance!

Parisbreakfasts said...

No of course I didn't get it
My top button was not buttoned
I got a postponement with many assurances

Alli said...

I am rooting for you. This too shall pass.
Luvya,

Frances said...

You will succeed Carol. Next postponement will do it. I assure you. xo

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

Fingers crossed! And don't keep us guessing....
Just received my latest letter from Paris (Breakfasts) and am overjoyed with the ribbons etc!

Marilyn said...

By the time you read this hopefully your appointment is behind you and all went well. I received my letter yesterday and my letter has a postmark of the 8th. Six days not bad.

Love the letters. Trying to decide how to display them. Trying to not tell my daughter what is coming.

Deb said...

I get so many french blogs, but I so look forward to getting your. Feel like I'm there with you experiencing everything

365 Dresses said...

Ah, no. So sorry for the delay, but you'll get it! Why in the world would they not let you stay? You are good publicity for them, and they need you! My fingers were crossed for you all day.

sukicart said...

Sorry for another delay - I will keep many positive thoughts, crossed fingers & anything else that might make you experience better & sucessful.

Jeanie said...

Of course it will come through! Of this I have no doubt. You are, after all, an ambassador!

Bonnie L said...

Paris is looking SO lovely!

When you finally have your visa in your hand, all these hoops you are jumping through and all the waiting and delays will have been SO worth it.

Bon courage, Carol!

Nikon said...

Love that opening shot :)
Good luck with the paperwork!

Marie said...

So sorry you had all that wasted time getting visa renewed. David Lebovitz had some harrowing tales in his book and maybe on his blog also about his application process! Desole !

Parisbreakfasts said...

Hmmmmm....
there is not a person on the planet without a harrowing experience at the Fr visa office
Ho hum

Kim B. said...

Urrrgh, so sorry you have to go back.

Love all the photos, but especially how you illustrated the torrents of paper required for an application.

Parisbreakfasts said...

OOoops
SCARLETT J
I doubt she had to go...she is NOT like the rest of us..no waiting for her I'll bet
She ain't seen Fr rudeness till you get to the Prefacture. though my lawyer says it does make for great comradery among the poor attendants.

Parisbreakfasts said...

the torrent of papers was a lucky window shot.
I thought somehow or other I will get to use this one!!
Ha!

Cathy Huer said...

once you have the Visa it will be easier...For me is was a another new paper that I needed- translated!, (somehow one paper was always missing on the list that they give you!), to get a driving licence was the same, I went back 4 times...eventually I took every paper and extra ones too! just incase... and yes French time is different to the rest of the world's time... good luck!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Ahhh...so true. Fortunately I did take some extra papers with me.
But there are those papers you left behind.
And THEY KNOW exactly which ones these are.
They have spies who visit when you are out and hid papers so you forget about them
Honestly it's true I promise.

Parisbreakfasts said...

mais non....c'est pas comme ca

you must think about making the NEXT APPOINTMENT SIX MONTHS IN ADVANCE
! ! ! ! !

Parisbreakfasts said...

I could be the Queen of Sheba and they would still find a 'ding' in my passport photos.
However did Scarlett do it ???

Rita said...

Good luck! :)

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,
J'ai pris un retard fou ! Je viens de passer un excellent moment en votre compagnie.
Je cours après les heures sans jamais les rattraper ! Cela me rend folle...
Votre dernier billet me fait me souvenir qu'il faut que je renouvelle mon passeport...
J'ose espérer que vous ne perdrez pas trop de temps dans ces bureaux administratifs... Je les fuis tant ils sont ennuyeux !
Vos photos sont splendides.
Gros bisous à vous et joyeuses fêtes pascales... Si attendre est trop long, mangez du chocolat !

Painting the hamptons said...

You make your nightmare into a dream for us. The next time will be the charm

Parisbreakfasts said...

I just hope the NEXT time is the last time for this year !!!!!!

Unknown said...

Your pictures are so beautiful, and with a great taste!!

Maureen said...

Just saw the VIsa problem piece! NO way can THEY turn you down, Carol . You are their number one fan! You make all of us want at to rush right over. Unless of course they do not wish for any more touristes? Non, c'est ne pas possible.