I have my entry clearance!!

This is a really, really good thing, and has been a point of stress for both Dee and I, as if I didn’t get my VISA then I wouldn’t be allowed on the aeroplane without a return ticket. And that’s an expensive move!

But it arrived this morning, which means my application was processed in under two weeks – very quick, from what I’ve read on the Internet. It’s an ancestry VISA which means I have up to 4 years work clearance before I need to worry about it again (by then we should be rather settled, I think).

What’s more, now that I have my passport back (it had to be sent away – talk about scary) we can put in our application for a bank account with HSBC. That’s one less thing to worry about. It’s coming up so quickly now, and I cannot wait.