Tuesday, May 15, 2012

An Afternoon spent with the Federal Police

Last Friday we had to go register with the federal police. We had assistance with the paper work and a church representative met us at the police building along with about 40 young missionaries.

An appointment had been made but when we got there we were told they were running about an hour behind. We took a seat and visited with some of the young Elders. It made me laugh when one said, "Sister Stephenson, can you tell me why we are here? At the MTC they just told us to get on a bus and when the bus stopped they told us to get off." I explained that along with the visa you had 30 days to register with the federal police and that was why he was here.

When time came for us to see the clerk, we had just seated ourselves when their system went down. It didn't take long for it to be restored thank heavens. After that part we then waited to be photographed and fingerprinted (both physically and digitally).

We left here at 2:00 and returned at 5:30. On Sunday we asked a couple of Elders how long it took them. They said they didn't get back to the MTC until 6:30. Just goes to show that being older and going first does have its advantages.

And to think we get to do this again in a year when our visas expire.

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