Thursday, October 29, 2009

Translation Frustration

It's the end of October and our visa application still isn't ready to be submitted.

At the eleventh hour we spotted a problem - the Italian documents had to be translated.  And not only that (I'm capable of translating them myself so that wouldn't have been a problem) but they have to be translated by a commercial translator unconnected with us.  There's a half-page of rules about being on the translator's letterhead, etc. etc.  Che noia!
The past few weeks have been one such discovery after another - from remembering about the medical to having to find a registered birth certificate (thanks Dad).  I wonder if there are any others to hit us.
Well, the documents are now - I hope - being checked by the translator.  Perhaps we'll get it in on Monday.

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