I had to go have breakfast and come back to check on this one to make sure I’d read it right. After 8/9 months of words such as ‘unfortunately’ or ‘request for more information’ or ‘please send additional…’, the status of the US visa application was updated yesterday:
‘This case has been approved. On September 21, 2006, an approval notice was mailed.‘
Holy smokes Batman! Still a while off actually getting the visa in my hand and plane tickets booked as the application gets refered back to a central office to be processed off to the relevant embassy, and I then have to return some futher forms before going to London for an interview. But, at least they haven’t put things back even further or rejected it outright!