This afternoon I hand-delivered documents to Human Resources and the Graduate School that confirm which courses I'll be taking for my MA and request a fee waiver because I'm a university staff member. Yay for free university courses!
At the same time I also took the letter I recently received from the Immigration Service, which acknowledges receipt of my application for my visa to be extended. This is because my initial visa was for two years, and it runs out at the end of October. To extend my visa I had to apply 90 days before the expiration date, but not earlier than that. The letter of receipt is important because it is also an extension of my visa. The really crucial thing being that it allows me to work and travel for another year, whilst I'm waiting for another letter which will give me an appointment time for biometric processing. I wanted to make sure that the University had copies of the letter in a couple of different places, so that there are no problems in October with either my paying gig or my continued education.
Funnily enough the graduate director for the English department sympathised with me this week about all of the red tape that I needed to deal with to get onto the English Lit MA program. Really though that seemed like almost nothing compared with getting and maintaining my alien spouse visa.