Friday, January 23, 2009
Now the door of Germany is totally open for me. This was so quick, from 5th's interview to today, it only took 18 days to get it. The type of visa I applied is Family Reunification.
In November of 2008 when Martin confirmed the time to go back to Germany, we decided to register for marriage just to make the visa process more easier. We got registered to marriage in Chengdu on 4th of December 2008. We are planning to have the wedding ceremony in China in October of 2009, we both will take that day as our marriage day.
Yesterday Martin already booked my flight tickets for Frankfurt on 5th of March. He will leave for Germany on 29th of January and start his new assignment within the same company at the beginning of Feb..
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Sehr geehrter Herr Liebmann,
für den Einreiseantrag Ihrer Ehefrau wurde heute eine Zustimmung zur
Visumserteilung an die deutsche Botschaft in China erteilt.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Wow..that was so quick.I didn't pass the German language test and didn't provide A1 test. but the immigration still openned the door for me. From 5th to 21st, it only took 17 days. I saw other people at least waited for one month to get this permission. Martin, me and his parents are all released. I told Martin" Germans are really efficient".
Now I can go out have fun with my friends instead of staying at home study German everyday:-)
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Last Friday, I received an unexpected gift from my colleague, whom works in different department and personally we don't really know each other so well.
Her name is Ludy, she came to my table gave me this gift with two notes.
No matter what the gift is, but I was really touched. as colleagues she doesn't realy necessary to buy me the gift, especially we are not in the same team and I have never helped her on anything.
She wrote on one of the note:" Lirong, I just heard of your marriage with Martin, I am very happy for you. I sincerely wish you happy forever. This is a small gift from me just to send my wishes, I hope it will fit your new apartment in Germany (because you are the girl of our company who has a very good character)".
This note touched me, and I will keep it with me forever. Thank Ludy!
Monday, January 12, 2009
I am talking this because this Monday I submitted resignation letter to my boss. I will work until end of Feb. 2009.
Martin will leave for Germany end of Jan. . He will work in the same company and starts at beginning of Feb.. If the visa is smoothly, I will leave for Germany at beginning of March.
So let me talk about the visa interview happened on 5th of Jan. Martin accompanied me to the embassy and we submitted all the necessary documents including Martin's working contract, apartment contract in Germany etc. Then I had German language test made by a German lady.
She was friendly and she asked me" Sprechen Deutsch", I answered" ein bisschen". Then she came a long question, which I couldn't understand at all. So I asked Martin's help, then Martin and the lady started to talk German, their conversation continued 10 minutes. That was the language test I had. Martin told me afterwards that the lady told him they will send my documents to immigration in Germany for approval. She will advice Germany that I speak good English and some German (I only said two words to her). Then I have to wait the response from Germany. But she suggests me continuing learn German and to get A1 test just in case Germany will request this.
That was the whole process of visa interview. It was very smooth because Martin's accompany, even though Martin thinks they have a good impression about me not because of him.
So after the interview I went to Goethe institute applied A1 test at 20th of Feb. Martin immediately ordered the book from Germany for me to study.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Embassy: Sind sie Frau Luo
Lirong: Ja, das bin ich.
Embassy: Wie alt bist du?
Lirong: Ich bin 27
Embassy: Wie Heissen Sie?
Lirong: Ich Heise Lirong
Embassy: Warum Wollen sie nach Deutschland gehen?
Lirong: Weil mein Mann Zuruck nach Deutschland geht.
Embassy: Sind sie in Deutschland gewesen?
Lirong: nein,Nur in transit
Lirong: kann ich das Visum?Auf Wiedersehen!!!