Originally Posted by Gene and Viol
That sounds a lot like the United States immigration service. In depth and complicated with a thousand different turns along the way.
Would it do any good to visit with your dept of immigration in person where you are? I'd suggest an immigration attorney but they can be expensive for their advice. Hopefully there will be others here in the forum that have done or are currently doing this that can be of some help.
Best of luck
the are no places to visit any more - they closed them last year . there is a "help" line i can call - costs a fortune and takes 30 minutes for them to answer ..
I will get a reply out of them eventually ...