Thursday, May 31, 2007

Visa in the bag!!!

After a harrowing 1 hour wait in the sun, and some more long queues - i finally met the Visa Officer (a very mild and polite woman), explained my case and got the visa today!!! The Passport stamped with the visa would reach my home in about a week's time, i was told. So that is one more thing on the check list against which i could make a tick :)

Apart from the Visa, there have been quite a few updates.
  • My Random Walk has been confirmed. I am going to Brazil for a week long party with a dozen GSBits. Really excited and looking forward to it :) Once the passport reaches home, i should start the work to get a Brazil Visa.
  • I am yet to book my tickets. I was waiting to get the Visa, but was talking to a few travel agents side by side. I should now get quotes from them and book tickets ASAP. Looking to travel to Chicago around 15th August.
  • I submitted the lease application for the house. I am waiting to hear back from the apartment folks.
  • The loan application process has begun. I needed the Visa number to quote in the application. So once the Visa reaches me, i will finish the application and mail it to GSB.
  • There is a long shopping list i had prepared. Should start shopping for all items in the list. Since i absolutely love shopping, this shud be fun too :)
  • My first assignment from GSB is in, would you believe it!!! Actually, this is a pre-assignment, as in the assignment is given (and submitted) even before the course starts. A few days ago, I received a mail informing me about 4 different pre-assignments regarding the GSB LEAD program. I have already started working on the first one (which has the earliest deadline).
School starts in 95 days, says the countdown i have in my google home page. Cant wait for August :)

11 comments:

Sudha said...

wow! that must have been a huge relief :)
All the best with everything!

rungee582 said...

Yay for the visa! I can't believe you already have an assignment... the MBA sneaking up fast now. :)

necromonger said...

Congratulations! A visa in the bag must be a huge relief.

shobana said...

Wow! Congratulations for your visa.
When I read abt ur trip to Brazil I got reminded of the Acai smoothie that I had recently, a special fruit from Amazon forest:-)
How long is the trip going to be?

-tvu said...

Giving out assignments before the program starts....woah. Have fun in Brazil!

UniQpath said...

Congratulations for the visa! Welcome to the US of A. Chicago was first city I had landed years ago. U will love it, except the winter!

Gabriel said...

Congratulations, you deserve it, now to relax in Brazil :)

Rahul said...

Congratulations!! US visa is always tricky and it would really have been a relief to get it.
Good luck for the remaining pre-school process also ;)

Preet said...

congrats...dude....have a nice time in brazil....

Achilles said...

Congrats Dude for the visa!!

And Brazil hmm sounds really interesting!! Enjoy Man...

SWAAANS said...

congrats on the VISA..

hey can you indite the reasons on basis of which you had decided to opt for Chicago. I have seen your other posts and very curious in knowing about your choice for Chicago...

lemme know if i can call you sometime
Anshul
( anshul.b.jain@gmail.com)