I must admit, this is not my usual morning routine but today this is exactly what I did with 4 other co-workers. Getting visas is an important thing when living in another country so we are willing to stand outside in the cold for an hour in hopes of securing a coveted visa. It seems there are only so many free first time visa spots each year. Last year some people applied January 20th and were told all the free spots were already taken! This year we were within the first 10 people in line and hope this will make a difference.