I just phoned up to arrange an appointment for my road test. The earliest they could give me was 10:20 am on 25th January, yes JANUARY!!! *sigh*
I also phoned the Immigration “Help”line today to request a status report be done on my application for an Employment Authorisation Card as I filed last December and have yet to hear anything. However, after navigating the automatic system and then waiting patiently to god awful holding music for forever I got through only to be told they can’t do anything unless I give them my A number (A is for “alien”), which of course I don’t have on me. I had every other stupid ref number I’ve been given related to the case, but not that one. Gah!
When I do manage to get this status report request in that will apparently take 3-4 weeks to get back to me and I’m not even exactly sure what it’ll achieve.
Over ten months to process something which other people going through the same centre are reporting getting in weeks or even days is just ridiculous. I know I went to the Atlanta office and got my interim EAD after 90 days, but this is going to expire in January and I’m apparently not able to extend that.
So. If Missouri don’t pull their finger out and process my EAD soon I’m not going to be able to work again, AND because I can’t get a driving test date until after my interim has expired I won’t be able to take the test because I’ll have no proof of being here legally again. Oh joy!