I check the status on my Canadian Visa Application that would grant me entrance to Canada for an interview to come back to the States to attend Duke, and find this:
Notice – Strike Action
June 11, 2013 — The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) union is currently taking strike action. PAFSO union members responsible for processing visa applications have been walking out of offices in Canada and overseas.
Posted processing times for both temporary and permanent resident visa applications do not take into account work stoppages.
Anyone applying for a visa should anticipate delays and submit their application as far in advance as possible.
Contingency plans are already in place to ensure all offices remain open and are providing at least a minimum level of service. Priority will be placed on urgent humanitarian applications.
CIC continues to closely monitor the situation.
Which means, my application to go to Canada might not be processed in time for me to go to Canada, then return to the States, before classes start in the fall. Which means, I might have to go back to China to interview for a few F1 Visa, which was what I was trying to overstep this entire time.
WHAT IS THIS MADNESS WITH THE WORLD?!?!?!?
Hannah is a furious kitty.