In the past it has taken my Spanish post-doc, Aran, up to 9 weeks to get his visa renewed. Not this time. It took one day! That is what I like. A lot of people are involved with getting this done -- both in the government and in the university. Fantastic! And thanks to everyone that worked on this! And thanks to the people that streamlined the procedures we have to go through to get the Visa renewed (I'm hoping this is one of the main reasons it went so quickly this time)!