Received my visa issuance number (took about 2 1/2 weeks since there was a major holiday) and immediately sent the following documents to the Seattle Korean Consulate via FedEx priority overnight:
- visa application
- original passport
- 2×2 photo
- money order
- prepaid FedEx overnight return envelope
The packet was delivered and signed for before 10:30 a.m. as promised (mild panic attack when FedEx showed that the documents went from the west coast clear back to Tennessee before heading to Seattle!).
I emailed Ms. Kim at the consulate and received confirmation of receipt and a time frame for the return. She really is very helpful and responds to emails quickly!
And now, more hurry up and wait. =) But this part shouldn’t take very long.