This is like the credit card Visa process only much longer: A visa (from the Latin charta visa, lit. “paper that has been seen”) is a document showing that a person is authorized to enter the territory for which it was issued, subject to permission of an immigration official at the time of actual entry.
We can’t just check “visiting” on the customs paper and never come out:) I would lurve to be at Wimbledon right now.
I have a slight case of OCD and wish there was a magical “check my status” button on this process but we are in the hands of a lot of government officials.
The good news is that it’s looking like we’ll get the stamp of approval the week of July 4th — irony at its best.