Tuesday, February 28, 2006

One year, day for day!

Yesterday evening we received the notification that a letter from the Canadian embassy is awaiting us for pick-up at the post office today February 28th. Very nice coincidence considering that we started this whole adventure exactly a year ago when we sent our application for a Quebec selection certificate on February 28th, 2005! I can't wait to see our visas apposed on our passports this evening.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

We've got a date

Reservations are made. We leave from Barcelona on June 28th on an Air Canada flight to Montreal via Paris.

Our Passports went on a trip

A quick photosession, ran to DHL, measured the ID pics - too small! Back to the photographer, got yelled at because what we needed was not standard, new pics (for free and correct size this time), ran back to DHL, stuffed passports, declaration and ID pics in the envelope, wallet 30 Euros lighter... and they're sent.
That was our evening yesterday. Now we just have to wait until they send us back some nice visas!

Monday, February 13, 2006

"Nous sommes prêts à emêttre vos visas..."

This noon we finally got the big surprise in the mailbox, that famous brown envelope from the Paris embassy. Our application was accepted and our visas are ready to be issued. 350 days exactly after we started this adventure by sending out our application for a Quebec selection certificate. Now we have to get some more photos done, send them with our passports to Paris and wait for them to be returned with our visas! It's a good feeling, knowing that everything is OK and that we can now start to really prepare our move.

Monday, February 06, 2006


Finally, after checking our application status for the second time this morning:

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Now I am starting to bug them a bit

It's quite hard waiting, waiting, waiting... It's been over three months now that we have done the medicals and a decision should be just around the corner. But I don't like sitting around and doing nothing so I sent a fax to the Paris embassy yesterday to request an update about the status of our visa application. Let's see if they answer anytime soon.