Saturday, January 30, 2010

Almost done

Part of my continuing series on applying for a Temporary Residency Permit...
I have all my documents now; I just have to finish filling out the application and pay the fee at the bank and make sure everything is in order.

On Friday I am supposed to have my document review at the FMS.

I couldn't help but note the irony when they gave me my appointment. After lecturing me about how everything had to be perfect, my "appointment card" was scrawled in cursive on a piece of scrap paper. Hmmmm.


  1. I have friends who have gone through all sorts of machinations to get their temporary residency status--and they're married to Russians.

    Would love to send you out to see my girls in the orphanage if you have time and transportation. I seem to be lacking both these days!

  2. It sounds like things are moving along well. Good for you.

  3. Kate, which orphanage is it? I have pockets of time here and there. You can e-mail me if you want.

  4. Sounds about like the way things go in Russia. I have spent several weeks there over the past ten years, never actually lived there, but that piece of paper made me laugh because it's so typical. Russians want everything to be so official, but then some things are not a big deal either.

    I've only been to St. Pete twice, but I love the city, it's so pretty there. My daughter is from St. Pete #12.

    I found your blog here from a blog path last night. Good luck with the residency thing. I've been through the 8 doctor medical in St. Pete... quite an experience.


  5. Hi Ondrea,

    I know, the medical experience is definitely "no frills," but they do their job. :)

    For another Catholic mom's blog, check out Annie's.


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