Take Two Was a Beautiful Success

After the monday I had last week I surely needed another Monday to redeem the week.  The day before yesterday I marched back (interestingly enough in the rain and cold again) to NYC with all my papers properly certified and notarized.  I had to get there at 8:30 because apparently they only work on 10 documents at a time and I had 19.  I was a bit late but I was the second person there nonetheless.  The same lady was waiting for me at the window and I was hoping she would be good to me this time.  This time the place was taking checks and I was ready for that too.  When she called my turn I showed her everything I had and she looked through all of it and counted my documents to see how much I would need to pay.  All in all it came to 190$.  She took all my papers and told me to take a seat and wait to be called.  I was prepared to wait hours since she let me think that it takes a long time to get them completed, hence my waking up at the crack of dawn.  15 minutes went by and my name was called.  You have got to be kidding me, so basically I could have been here 30 minutes before closing time, thanks lady.  To my surprise it was all done and ready to go!!  Hallelujah!!!!  I took the papers, put them in my bag and hightailed it out of there just in case she changed her mind.  Once outside I breathed a sigh of relief and skipped all the way to the station to take a train back home.  On my way I stopped at the post office and overnighted the documents to the agency and they have already made their way to Villa Hope in Alabama.  My final job is to make our appointments for our physicals and chest x-rays and we are officially done with the dossier.

This is what the apostiled document looks like once its ready to leave the country, in my case en-route to Peru.IMG_3792

Notice the little golden grommet on the upper left hand corner which combines every page of each document and the seal for the state in which it is done.  No papers can be added or separated once this process is done.

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