I don’t know why I thought it would take me up until the Friday before my flight, but it literally only took me 9 days to get the email that my visa was ready to be picked up.
I got the email at like 4pm and the Houston Consulate closes at like noon or something, so although technically, today was the first day I could pick it up. I didn’t, but I could.
I don’t know why, but I get so anxious when i’m waiting for approval for things and something as important as the VISA that i’m going to need to be able to do the Auxiliares Program was so important and I was legitimately scared I’d be turned down.
Last post, I even told you all about how the lady behind the glass looked through my original paperwork that was asked for, and the exact copy of everything they asked for, even my ID and my Passport (don’t worry, I’ll probably make a post of exactly how I filled everything out).
I mentioned how the lady looked through everything and smiled at me and told me that I did everything perfectly right, so I honestly can’t explain the utter anxiousness and nerves that this somehow managed to elicit from me.
Honestly even when I got the email that I could go pick up the visa, I didn’t believe that it was real. I feel like I needed to physically have it in my hands in order for it to be real.
As you can see, the actual visa is only a 90 day visa (as you can see under “duration of stay”). The best part is that it isn’t active until the 23rd of September, which is legitimately the day I step into Spain! I guess I got lucky there. My flight starts on the 22nd, but won’t be in Europe until the 23rd because flights and hours and stuff.
Okay, I’m going to go research all of the various ways I can make my clothing as compressed as possible for packing!