Yeah, so a couple weeks from now, I'd be heading to New York City to visit the German consulate in order to apply for my residence visa. I've just completed the requirements, so I filled out application forms, I photo-copied other documents, and scheduled an appointment.
I can't remember how many times I have visited New York City to get a visa. It seems like a lot, but every time I did it, I always got it. So I am not expecting any problems this time either. I have all the required documents, and I have a legitimate reason to go, so I think all will be fine.
I wonder though how long it would take. The website says that scholars sponsored by German scientific organizations would take only a few days for their paperwork to be finalized. Because the regular applications they say take 1-3 months, and I think I don't have that much time. So we'll see. Hopefully, a post-doctoral research fellow sounds scientific enough, and that I will get my passport with a residence visa soon.
Anyway, I am excited. This might be the last time I see New York City, at least for now. There are other cities to visit then, and I am super stoked about it.