In 10 days we will be packed up and ready to start our 3yr of traveling.
Yes after 2 months of applying for my new zealand and Australian visa. My new zealand visa came and for some reason they only gave me up till March 31st 2017 before it expires. This makes it harder for us to visit New Zealand since I haf also applied for my austrlian visa and we waiting on it to book our flight.
Well so new Zealand visa was a wasted money. Ghana passport needed the visa but American passport font need a visa for 90 days stay.
Well after 2months of applying for my austrlian visa i decided to call the embassy in DC to see what was going on. But I was told since my passport is Ghana passport and I dont have permanent residence here in the usa my visa application which i applied online as been sent to Nairobi office. You should see my shock..after 2 months and I just got this feedback.
Well they gave me the contact call nairobi office but due to time differences i have to stay up till 3am usa time to call the nairobi office.
But that night I wanted to wait up for I got a message for me to upload more documents to verify that my husband and kids are American citizens like I stated.
And within 2 hours that I sent the document on the embassy page I got my electronic visa for multiple entry visa and expires in March 2018.
Now let me tell you about the power of the American passport…so after I recieved my Australian visa the nect morning at about 7am I decided to go online on VisaHq to apply for my husband and kids visa. And am not exaggerating but it took exactly 2 hours from thr time I opened my laptop and filled out the form online for 5 person and their visa was approved…not because we travel so much but because their passport if blue and has this one there “united States of America ” yeap..they got 1 year multiple entry visa and cost only $69 that includes tax and the service fees. While my Ghana passport cost me $205…talk about developing country…I dont think thats how we are charged when we are applying for stuff…but am truly grateful that all our visa’s are ready to go.
Now traveling to Australia is exciting but it seem like we are arriving at their peak season…we vould not find apartment that is within our budget or even reasonable. After many nights of looking we finally found on who gave us such a great deal that is right on our budget. So grateful for our new airbnb host in Scarborough brisbane australia. We are looking forward to ecploring this beautiful beach city.
We plan on exploring this place to the fullest.
So stat tuned for our 2017 travel explorations of the Manns clan…its going to be super packed and charged year for sure.
We fly out next…
Brisbane Australia Exploration about to begin