Single and female. I don't know my exact VISA status but as mentioned I did leave the country and return, without any fanfare. The big question is actually teaching(aka working) without the WP in hand. During the holiday period, I think one can safely assume no one gives a rats arse about it or her. Knowing the answers and solutions has its advantages and why I posted in the first place. These decisions should not be made in a state of hysteria or anger. Calm firm action is better. - - - Updated - - - No, I have not asked them. I see no advantage in asking questions of them when the answer can vary as I said based upon mood and general atmosphere in said office, time of day, etc.. That combined with the fact I don't know the legally allowed time frame. I also remain convinced a school could intervene and get it all done quickly. A school could get the TCT to write the gosh darn waiver. Directors have contacts and are certainly going to get more caring and results than one foreign teacher, even a female one.