My GRC application form, with all the supporting documents, has now been posted using Royal Mail's 'Special Delivery Next Day' service. The cost was £7.00. This included £500 worth of compensation if the stuff sent got lost, quite enough to cover the fees for replacing items such as my passport, driving licence and Decree Absolute.
Now I wait. This is Monday. I ought to get at least an acknowledgement by Friday, in accordance with what I was told recently when I phoned an admimistrator at Leicester, and also on Mel Harrison's experience - see Mel's Musings. Then maybe a Panel decision by the end of the month.
It all feels very much like when I applied for my new 'female' passport and driving licence in January 2010. The big logistical task of getting everything ready. The nightmare of filling in forms exactly to requirements. The catharsis of posting it all off. Then frightening thoughts, such as that I'd made some ghastly procedural mistake, and would fail. Then the unbounded joy when my hopes were fulfilled.
This time I'm more confident. I'm not totally without doubt. But, considering the quality of the 'evidence' I've presented, surely the Panel will have no difficulty?