One of the reasons anyone blogs is to attract attention to themselves.
Do it enough and enough people pay attention and you get paid. That’s not
the reason for this post. This is my humble ass attempt to payback for all that
FREE information that I’ve weaseled out of the internet over the years.
Hey, maybe some of those people are getting paid. Maybe they’re getting pain.
Maybe YOU’RE getting pain. In any event, so you don’t have my pain here are some biscuits for you.
IF YOU ARE MOVING (or staying for any real time) FROM THE US TO IRELAND…
BUY A PRINTER IN THE STATES AND CHECK IT AS BAGGAGE, along with some ink cartridges. If you thought your life was paperless and it was going to stay that way you’re in for a curve ball. Folks here are up to date and know what they are doing. You actually get to speak to human beings here if you’re a little lost. They still use hand written receipts sometimes. In other words I don’t think they have let technology run their lives. Having said that you will need to print out forms. You will need to print out forms. Did I tell you that you will need to print out forms? You will need to print out resumes and letters. If you are self employed you’ll need to print out posters for yourself. I did not do this so now I get to pay upward of 50 cents a sheet for color. ALSO : CHECK YOUR LAPTOP AS BAGGAGE IF IT DOES NOT TURN ON UNDER ITS OWN POWER! TSA will chuck you $2000 uncharged tech in the bin (they funny that way; not funny haha).
IF YOU NEED A CERTIFIED COPY OF YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE FROM THE STATES….Don’t believe the cockamamy directions the state department gives you about obtaining your copy. I did to the letter and they n e v e r said anything about an apostille.
HEHH? A P O S T I L L E. It comes from the state department and since Ireland is part of the Hague Convention you will need it. It’s recognized notarization. I’m now finding out about this because I spent 50 euro on a solicitor (they’re the ones who are authorized to notarize your shite) to notarize an application only to have it sent back 3 weeks later with the uncashed check for 28 bucks and a letter from SAN DIEGO saying I have to call the DC State Department (that’ won’t take long) to get an apostille. I’m figuring all of this out now and I’ll let you know how to do it when I learn. Once the paperwork is out of the way life is plenty good. Good luck & if you know the fastest way of getting this kind of notary shout will you? Maybe you have it on your blog? Maybe you got it from someone else’s??
Let me put you on hold a minute…..