Sometimes I feel like I might as well live on Mars….
I’ve been having issues renewing my teaching certification (have I mentioned this?)…it’s been an ongoing saga since approximately November of this year. I won’t go into details since this could then become a 20 page rant. The latest snafu?
I need to get fingerprinted.
This needs to be done on official FBI paperwork. I sent for such paperwork, had it mailed to a friend’s sister and brought to Ecuador.
I called the US Embassy to set up an appointment…they don’t have fingerprinting services…anymore. They did last year, but not now. Their suggestion? Fly home to get it done.
So I figured I could get it done at the police station here in Quito instead. Nope. They won’t fingerprint me because I’m not an Ecuadorian and therefore they have no way to verify that I am actually who I say I am because I am not already in the fingerprint system. Their suggestion? Fly home to get it done.
A $600 flight and several unpaid days from work so that I can fly home to get fingerprinted in order to renew my license?
I’ll be calling DPI tomorrow to find out what will happen if my license expires before I can renew it and I’ll keep you updated on whether or not I may be in the Chicago area next week…