I guess if this post had a soundtrack it would be Nina Simone's "Feeling Good". Or Santi's "Disparate Youth". "They all said i was misled but now the odds all stand beneath me". I am legally a French resident starting June 15th. (Suck it American Embassy).
I really thought I was going to get a denial stamp. When David Cameron came into office and started halting immigration that was the day the music died, and I figured with France getting progressively more Far Right with each election, they'd start limiting their numbers too. The Indian guy next to me had to give them his bank history, his airline tickets, and his lease and mine didn't ask for that so I figured things were not going in my favor. *Nerd Alert* I went online and researched the appeal process just to have all of my bases covered, and after reading about all of those visa denials, I was for sure that was going to happen. Quick tip if you are denied, the general consensus seems to be don't appeal becuase it's useless, just reapply.