Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bratislava AGAIN...

We traveled 3 1/2 hrs (each way) to Bratislava this week. We went to get our visa to be able to stay in Czech Republic for more than 90 days. It was a long day which ended, well...not so good.

Finally, we arrive at the embassy of Czech Republic just on time for our appointment.

We walk up the stairs and wait to be called at this little window. Now for the bad part...


They called me up first, so I answer questions through the window. I thought it was going well until I get a reject for a visa!! REJECT!!!!! My blood started to boil, I wasn't happy. The team was responsible for our papers since everything was in Czech language. We assumed they had all their ducks in order. They sent photocopies of our documents and the embassy requires the original. The same papers which Adam has been asking for since August. The hubs got accepted and his visa is approved. I was told I have to travel 7 hrs again to return with the proper documents. UGH!

You may be thinking "so what else do you have to do?!". We have our friends who've traveled from Florida and I'm so scared that I will have to go while they are still visiting. This would mean loosing one day with them. Hoping it will be scheduled once they are gone. Will keep you posted!

11 comments:

Laura said...

ughhhH!!!! I'm so sorry babe.... this makes my blood boil too... I was denied twice in Russia.. and had to stay in Stockholm by myself for 3 weeks.. and of course pay for hotel the whole time too.. These teams are ridic with this kind of stuff. I'm sure they've done it plenty of times.. how can't they just get it right?

Michaela said...

You need a visa to be able to stay here? That's news for me. I had no idea. It's kinda strange...

But yea, that's how things work here. These things hardly ever work the way you want them to work. Especially with offices and stuff. They always find a reason why things can't happen.

I hope everything will be fine with your visa and everything :)

Megan said...

I know that's aggravating I just went through a similiar experience with my passport in Baghdad. I hope it gets worked out soon because it's very stressful. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Aaahh that horrible monster bureaucracy... I sincerely hope You win.

Petra CZ

April said...

Oh my gosh.. you have the WORST luck when it comes to staying in a country!! That sucks that you have to travel so far just to file the paperwork.. you think there would be a better way...
I hope all goes well!!

The Conway's said...

Oh my gosh! This is crazy and I'm sure you are stressing out! Hang in there...it will all get worked out!
We had to go through the same thing when we lived on the island. They don't come beating on your door when your 90 days are up so as long as you can get it, then I think you will be ok. Sorry you had to go through this
Please keep us updated!

linda said...

OMG You are having so much problem with your visa. Will pray for everything to work out for you .I feel very bad for you ,wish I was closer not that it would change anything but was happy to help you out last year in Florida, I know !!!! Hubby does a better job I guess.I will stand by to get positive news from you two and hopes it's very soon...Pauvre toi Hugs hugs xoxoxox

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, I hope everything gets straightened out!! Good luck!

Tales of a young mamma said...

Ugh frustrating! I went through the same stuff when I was trying to make sure my Swedish citizenship was still valid and get it for my son. They wanted us to travel to the embassy in LA instead of going to the one here in Denver..huge mess! Hopefully you will get it sorted out soon!

Anonymous said...

u have got to be kidding me! It Tiff i cant rem my blog password hahaha... Ok next year gonna start my own hockey team so u guys can stay and not deal with the bullshit!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Hummm! Interesting. I hope everything went well with your visa! I am sorry you had to go through that mess!
XOXO
Jessica