Posts Tagged ‘passport’

No Passport

June 26, 2007

I’ve been on hold with the state department for the last 30 minutes.

Someday I’ll look back on this and fondly recall how I was so stressed out, and how it’s all so much better now. That day is not today.

10 more days

June 20, 2007

I was finally able to talk to the State Department yesterday and was informed that my passport will arrive next Tuesday. This gives me just enough time to apply for a visa at the Mexican Consulate.

It will be great if I can get this visa. If not, I can enter the country on a tourist visa, but it may complicate things with my car. Since the car is legally mine, it will also be tied to my immigration status. If I need to leave the country, the car needs to leave the country also. At least, that’s the rumor on the tourist visa status. I’m going to apply for a visa that is a bit more serious than a tourist visa (FM-T or FM-3) and will only need to be renewed annually and I can leave the country without my car.

The packing is going well. I’m making lots of phone calls to cancel various services and subscriptions. The yard sale is on Sunday and we have dinners with friends scheduled for
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights!

June 18, 2007

I think I called the State Department about 10 times today. Still no passport. I cannot get an actual person on the phone. After making my way through the telephone recording (about 5 minutes) I am told that all the agents are busy and they cannot answer my call, thank you, and good-bye.

On Friday, however, I was able to talk to an actual person. And, I was able to find out the my passport is in….. New Hampshire! great.

Also, today I woke up with a sore throat. I’m tired of being here (packing) and I’m ready to leave now. But, I have this week off from work and I’m here packing and getting all the errands done. After this, there is one more week of work and we are out the door.