My husband and I got married on the 22nd of March this year. It was a dream come true. We're both South African but he lives in Hamburg. He left back for Hamburg 5 days after we were married. The plan was for us to get married here in South Africa and then as soon as Home Affairs had processed our marriage I'd apply for my spousal visa and write the German integration exam and be with him. We expected this to take maximum 3 months. That was 3 months ago. In that time Home Affairs lost our paper work and hasn't even started processing our marriage. They say it could take another 5 months at least for this to happen. Been apart from eachother is killing us. The thought of not seeing my husband until next year breaks my heart. So we've thought of me going to Germany on a 6 month tourist visa. Yes it's not a permanent solution but at least we will be with each other now and for the next six months, after which I would've completed the German integration course and hopefully Home Affairs would have processed our marriage so all I would need to do is come back to SA and get my Schengen Visa to immigrate to Germany. This plan made us so happy! Soon we will be together! Everything fell into place. The necessary paper work is in order, everything is in order. The only step in the visa processing that needs to be filled in is the ticket date. Here in lies the problem. The heart breaking thing standing in between me and my husband been together. R9000. He's still Over drawn from coming over for our wedding. He can borrow €400 but that still leaves €600 for me to get my €1000 return ticket. I'm a waitress so coming up with that quickly isn't possible. To be so close to been with my husband only to have our dream shattered because of R9000 is the most unfair of tortures. So I'm here asking for people to look into their hearts and see if they can't help us towards our goal of been reunited, to finally be able to have our honeymoon and start our life as husband and wife.