Our surprise this year was a good one – we've been granted residency permits for two years, so we don't need to renew next year! Excellent! This time I have a permanent job instead of a one-year contract, so that's getting better too.
They have machines that were new last year, they take your picture, signature, and index finger print. In the past we had to bring in pictures printed to exacting specifications like passport photos, and that was a pain also.
We'll receive ID cards in about a week.
|Maggie and the machine|