The end…or actually the beginning!

The test/interview at the Embassy went well (despite my heart sitting in my throat the entire time!), and yesterday we received an email to say that my Visa has been approved. We’ve book flights! It actually feels so unreal that after two years of intense paperwork hunting, we’re actually really really on our way! And…

What do you know…another loop

So we have been merrily waiting for my Family Reunification Visa to come through, thinking that it should happen anytime between more or less now and mid August. As far as research led us to believe, the last steps would then be to book tickets, go collect the visa and go. Imaging my horror when…

Hold on to your hat!

So…after roughly two years of hunting paperwork, we have at long last received Noodle’s German Passport! 🎉🎉🎉 Now what? You guessed it… more paperwork! Haha. Next up on our to do list is win the Lotto, get medical insurance, have our hard found documents apostled at DIRCO, and apply for my Visa (which could take…

Over the moon!

I worked my ass off, I panicked to the point of battling to breathe, but by the grace of God I made it! On Friday the 11th I wrote my A1 German Exam, and despite my worst fears I knocked it out of the park. We picked up my certificate yesterday and I could not…

And…the paperwork hunt continues

So we’ve now almost become regulars at the Embassy too. I can’t remember if I told you, but the last time we were there to apply for Nicola’s passport we were sent off to go find an original birth certificate for Andy’s dad. His dad doesn’t have a copy, so we had to request one…

Progress…dead slow, but not dead

Andy was finally able to pick up his German passport today. Sheesh, four weeks overdue which is practically an eternity in German terms! Due to Corona crazies the embassy was unable to offer its usual range of services, and so we waited… Great. No seriously, we are extremely excited about this. Now that we have…

Bat Shit Crazy

Just about the whole world is on lock down with the Corona virus. No one is going anywhere for the time being. It is what it is. We’re only planning for mid July, so hopefully this will all have blown over by then, but maybe it won’t. Out of our hands though, so we’ll just…

Ducks Lining Up

Happy days! We finally have the last of our Home Affairs documents, and yesterday we went to the German Embassy to apply for Andy’s passport renewal. In 8 weeks we can apply for our EEA family permits once we have that, and then we’re good to go. Hop on a plane and start a new…

Blink,and you’ll miss it

So…part of our “master plan” for this adventure was that a few months before we flew the coop we’d move in with my folks and sell off our furniture. The initial timeline put that at about June, since we wanted to leave by September. We were still kind of contemplating how we would break the…