Lovely Awkward: A Year of Wine, Romance and Life Among the French

Lovely Awkward: A Year of Wine, Romance and Life Among the French

Friday, January 8, 2010

Final day of visa prep

Working my way through the visa checklist so I can make my way to Toronto tomorrow. I hope I've got all of this right...

http://www.ambafrance-ca.org/IMG/pdf/visa2E_en_05052009.pdf

Gathered so far:

-letter from OHIP
-letter from bank that says I'm not a deadbeat
-three photos of me
-photocopy of passport
-return ticket information
-proof of medical insurance
-letter to the consulate
-checklist (the checklist is on the checklist??)

And... done! Wow. Am I always this slow with paperwork?

6 comments:

  1. Make sure you make at least 3 copies of EVERY document lol the French embassy are super intense/crazy lol and believe me, you don't want to make a million trips back and forth. Bonne chance !

    - N.

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  2. Wow. What a good idea! They seem very, VERY specific... I should make sure I'm already ahead of their requests!

    Over Christmas, the Prof's family and I talked about how numbers are written differently in France and in Canada. I'm using the French way on my application. Do you think it will get me extra points?

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  3. Probably! You're going to speak en francais, aren't you?

    Carmen

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  4. I'm just starting to realize that could be part of the interview... eek! Luckily, someone here just rented La Vie en Rose.

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  5. OK. The list is almost complete. Just a few more things to add...

    -Resume? Maybe they'll ask for it?
    -Address of the consulate
    -readiness to jump the queue (OH WAIT -- Halle Berry, you ruined it! http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2010/01/08/montreal-halle-berry-seen-cutting-customs-lineup.html)

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  6. Haha...good luck! Say hi to Toronto pour moi.

    Carmen

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