today was tough but i got thru it. I had my citizenship ceremony last night and the mayor gave me a certificate, took a photo with me and i received a plant with an aussie flag stuck on it and i became officially australian with the right to vote and enrol in the defense force. i'm not interested much in either category but it is going to let me have a government loan for my college fees cos otherwise i have to pay upfront and without a discount if i'm just PR.
The thing is i'm flying overseas on monday at midnight back to my original country. so now i'm an australian citizen, despite my valid visa in my old passport i can't use it because its a federal offence with 10 years imprisonment. i'm not gonna waste my prime in jail because of a travel document misdemeanor!!!
so after the ceremony we printed up passport applications off the net and i woke up at eight today morning and my mums friend came over to be the guarantor and the signatory of my photos to verify it was moi.then i rang the passport office who said i had to come to the office, that i could get it monday morning if i came today and i had to pay 240 dollars to get it done that fast and stuff like that.
so anyway my mum dropped me off at the station cos she was too scared to let me drive because of the new shopping centre being constructed on our housing estate. so i caught the train to the city and got down to go to the 13th floor of Casselden Place and i got partway thru when the ofice lady tells me your photos are too small and u need a medicare card.sheesh, u dont wanna know how pissed that made me! so i caught a train back here, walked to the pharmacy in 34 degree heat, wearing black as my work uniform is black pants, black shirt, got my photos. anyway my mum said she cant come to the station, i'd have to come to her hospital and pick it up from the receptionist so i did just that and walked back to the station again to go back to the city. so on the train i rang work and told them i wont make it and finally got the bloody thing done to be told i had to come to the city again on Monday to collect the actual passort since mailing cant be done as its too slow.so then i caught the train home and my mum dropped me off at home as i was too beat to take the bus.
now wasnt that a ovely day of 6.5 hrs on public transport?
· Thu Dec 01, 2005 @ 11:32am · 3 Comments