Red Tape: Immigration
December 21, 2012 § 8 Comments
“Excessive formality and routine required before official action can be taken”
So this week we switched our immigration route from Permanent Residency to landed Citizenship; having to applying for Part I all over again.
Apparently the PR route is actually slower. Our agency case worker recently informed us that “the Sponsorship route takes a while longer because a second medical exam is required to be completed and sent to Nairobi, and from Nairobi sent to London, approved in London, and then sent back to Nairobi.
With the citizenship route, the second medical is not required, so once we have all the court documents and the passport, we can go ahead and submit your Part II application along with those court materials to Nairobi.” We just assumed, when we initially submitted our Part I, that PR would be faster–and our American agency at the time was none the wiser.
In the interest of getting our daughter home ASAP–and after letting out a little anger gas–we switched over to Citizenship.
“Despise not a snail for its slow and struggling movement; it has a destination and with time it shall arrive” (African Proverb by A.Johnson)