US visa was finally approved and getting it done was a piece of cake, really!!!
Now don't think I'm gonna immigrate to US, work for some years, get married with a big value addition of "US", get green card...NO!!! I don't even wanna do that as a last resort.
Then why do you think I got US visa? Take a guess....
Business meetings, technical trainings, higher studies...Nah!!! You know me what kind of person I am. None of those are my cup of tea.
Photography, traveling, vacation...hmm...maybe but why would I need a visa of 10 years duration.
You could never guess it.
The reason is sheer convenience that we, the souls living closer to Mexicamerican border, get if we posses US visa.
Err...I'm not getting what you're talking about???
It's as simple as this. A trouser costing 300 pesos in Mexico would cost 150-200 pesos across the border. A laptop costing 20000 pesos in Mexico would cost about 15000 across the border. In other words if we cross the border to shop, we can end up getting some great deals and bargains. But nothing good in life comes without costs and hurdles. There are many expenses that we incur on the way (for exact figures, wait till I goto US) like petrol, highway toll, border crossing fees etc. Considering that all these expenses are split by 3 or 4 and also considering the fact that you would come back ransacking many stores in US, filling your cars till its fullest brim, you end up saving descent amount.
In a nutshell, I got US visa for shopping!!!
With so much of crap about crossing the border, I almost forgot to tell about the visa interview which I had today.
First a guy highlights your name with red ink, after which you enter the consulate.
At entrance another guy checks for passport, application form and receipt of visa fee.
Time for photo session and finger prints. The person over there verifies that the data entered in the system and passport are correct, takes photographs and asks for fingerprint.
Wait in the queue till you meet the person at the bullet proof, sound proof, water proof and foolproof window. I was lucky to meet a very pretty Thai female on the other side of the window. She was glad to see Thai visa in my passport. She asked me few questions - my age, duration in Mexico, my salary, reason for visit, work in China. In the end, in her sweetest tone she said "Your visa is approved, you'll get a 10 years long business visa in 2 or 3 working days. Please pay the fees for the delivery service, just block away from here, thank you."
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