Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Almost a Dual Citizen

Our bags were packed, the hotwire hotel booked and our appointment made at the US Embassy in Vancouver. Then things fell through... Gahhh. I have been sorting through mind blowing amounts of paperwork in an attempt to make Lily both a Canadian and a US citizen. I am American, Ben is Canadian (sort of), how hard can it be? Very hard!

Apparently you need to show the good people at the US consulate a Live Record of Birth. Umm.. so that is somehow different then a good old fashioned birth certificate? Yes, it seems that it is. Do the people at the consulate really have to look at my grades from high school to determine if I am American? Bizarre, but true.

So finding out that we were missing mandatory documents slightly delayed our plans. Lily was going to officially become a US citizen on her 1st Birthday, stay in a 5 star hotel and hang out in the big city. Oh boo. Staying at home and eating pizza will work too.


Tiffany & Robert said...

How sad! She even looks pissed in the picture. hahaha. You guys should have stayed at the 5 star anyways just to celebrate her birthday and have a fun get away. Give Lil a squeeze for me