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segunda-feira, junho 14
PAssports, visas and bureaucracy. WHAT A PAIN!
Twice I lived in New Zealand long enough to be entitled to a kiwi passport ( I am already a permanent resident), but I moved away while they were processing it, which made me lose my right. I have to "do my time again"
One that makes it difficult for me to travel within the Gulf.
One that makes officials ask me several more questions when I am at their border.
One that makes my american visa request a pain.
One that creates problems when I travel alone to some countries. Brazilian? Alone? Sorry, no can do.
One that does not allow me to visit Iran (when all my French and Kiwi friends go without a hic up)
Now the bureaucrats in Bahrain decided not to renew my residence visa (2 year worth) because 'my visa will outlive my passport.
The Brazilian embassy can not give me a new passport because it still has one year to live, and there are enough pages available.
The American Embassy In Bahrain will not issue my tourist visa because I have no place of residence ( because the bureaucrats in Bahrain decided ...
And what should I do?
Sit on the floor and cry my eyes out?
Just yell until my lungs hurt and someone gives me a new passport or someone else just stamp the visas I need?
I am accepting advice.