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The Newest US Citizen

Yesterday we made the trip to Halifax to report Joash's birth to the US government and apply for his US passport. We were pleasantly surprised by how well the trip went and how smoothly the process went at the Consulate.

We had a morning appointment, so we left early in the morning. I fed Joash just before we left, so he slept the majority of the way down there. We arrived at the Consulate about an hour before our appointment, but we went in anyway and explained that we had an appointment and we knew we were early, but I needed to feed my son and would just like to sit in the waiting room to do that. So, we were allowed in and they actually got started on our process about a half an hour before our appointment was actually scheduled. Since we had everything we needed, we just handed it all over and all was well. We were finished by 10:30 AM, so that was great.

We did find it a little odd though how it is set up. I imagined we were going to be called into a office and sort of interviewed while they went over our paper work. But, instead we just handed it over through a little window and it was taken away some where and then returned through us through the same window. The waiting room was rather small and cramped. But, for the most part we were pleased with how nice everyone was. Thankfully Joash was very good and they all thought he was very cute.

Wilbert has been to Halifax before and he wanted to go to this restaurant for lunch. Well, the restaurant is no more. It is now a nightclub, so we went with plan B...Subway.


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