We got our passports yesterday.
Unfortunately I didn’t get to see them until my husband came home from work today because he’d met our mailman, a friend, as he walked to work yesterday morning and ended up getting our passports from the mailman on the street.
He then brought our passports to work, left them in the bosses office and couldn’t bring them home last night because he boss left before he did – locking her office door and thus making it impossible for Chris to bring the passports home.
So I get the passports today at about 6:30 pm. What do I see when I open mine up? My place of birth information is listed wrong!
We’re leaving on November 8th! That doesn’t leave much time to get this fixed!
I immediately tried calling the 1-800 number for the passport office and I spoke with one of the Passport officers. I was told I’ll have to go to the main Passport office in Toronto to get this fixed and that yes, they’ll put a rush on it.
But what if it’s not done on time? I was so happy that our passports had arrived and now I’ve got a big problem!
My proper place of birth was written on my passport application, plus they also had a good photocopy of my birth certificate. What the heck are all the registration numbers on official I.D’s for anyway if they don’t check and then double check all this information?
I was told by the passport officer on the phone that the way I’d written my birthplace name it did sort of look like the wrong birthplace that they’d listed. Still … aren’t they also supposed to check the birth certificate? You know – the official documentation? WTF?
This makes me wonder how well they check everything else?
If you could see me right now you’d see steam coming out of my ears! I’m so mad!