So, I'm advised to make my request for approval to marry ybunny
early enough to prevent snafus.
So, exactly four months before the wedding, I submit our paperwork. I am assured that with the normal backload of work that the Immigration office has to do that it can take up to 8 weeks for processing.
Apparently, this is the one time that they decide to be quick. (That is, after they send back the paperwork to be rewritten on blue paper instead of white. *rolleyes*)
I just got back out approval to marry.
Valid until? 27 September.
Our wedding? 6 October
The man at the other end of the contact number for my paperwork says that it will be okay because the approval certificate only needs to be valid until we go to the Registry Office. This is not what I was told before. I'll go down to St. Nicholas House and make sure. I wish that all the Immigration people would get on the SAME PAGE. It would save my poor heart from these adrenaline rushes.