First steps

Just phoned up the National Record Office and ordered the full version of my birth certificate, should receive that in 15 days time.

2 Responses to First steps

  1. nollipop January 6, 2003 at 3:00 pm #

    Good Luck!

    OH, how very exciting and scary!!!

    I didn’t realise you needed a ‘full’ birth certificate to move over there. I assumed the much-folded, crumpled-up, fountain-penned one (mine’s in that state anyway!)is the only one you ever get!? Hmmm, you learn something new every day!

    I really don’t envy you trying to get into the US at the moment! They seem to be thinking of new things to ask for all the time. Although, because you are organised, highly qualified and fluffy, I’m sure it will all be fine. 🙂

    My friend Marcus has just returned from a 2-week tour and was asked a lot of strange questions on arrival. Some I recall because of oddness were: “Are you waiting for a drug conviction to appear on your record?” (I.e. even a caution, if recorded, would ban you from entering the US for the period of time it stayed on your file. Not that I’m saying that you would have any problems with this!! But still, very petty!)

    Plus, if someone is on medication for a mental illness they need to apply direct to the government AND get a doctor’s permission before they’ll be allowed entry! How cheeky.

    And: “Are you a member of an anti-capitalist organisation?” As if you’d tell them if you were! D’oh!

    Whatever next?

  2. nollipop January 6, 2003 at 3:00 pm #

    Good Luck!

    OH, how very exciting and scary!!!

    I didn’t realise you needed a ‘full’ birth certificate to move over there. I assumed the much-folded, crumpled-up, fountain-penned one (mine’s in that state anyway!)is the only one you ever get!? Hmmm, you learn something new every day!

    I really don’t envy you trying to get into the US at the moment! They seem to be thinking of new things to ask for all the time. Although, because you are organised, highly qualified and fluffy, I’m sure it will all be fine. 🙂

    My friend Marcus has just returned from a 2-week tour and was asked a lot of strange questions on arrival. Some I recall because of oddness were: “Are you waiting for a drug conviction to appear on your record?” (I.e. even a caution, if recorded, would ban you from entering the US for the period of time it stayed on your file. Not that I’m saying that you would have any problems with this!! But still, very petty!)

    Plus, if someone is on medication for a mental illness they need to apply direct to the government AND get a doctor’s permission before they’ll be allowed entry! How cheeky.

    And: “Are you a member of an anti-capitalist organisation?” As if you’d tell them if you were! D’oh!

    Whatever next?

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