Friday, August 28, 2009

You won't believe it

... but my permesso di soggiorno, the one I received today, expires today. That's right, it's not a mistake. I asked. They said I have to apply for a new one now.

I was assured that the new system, which apparently was put in place since I applied for mine last year, is much faster. (haha)

(This is a continuation of the post about my first visit to the questura.)


Michael said...

classic. also, it's funny that you've made a tag for bureaucracy. wtg Italy

Kristen said...

Somehow they managed to issue the permit 8 months before I gave them the picture they printed on it.

Anonymous said...

You're not making this up??? Maybe the person you saw in Philadelphia phoned someone in Italy and they plotted in order to keep your disbelief going. Good stuff for stories for years to come!

Kristen said...

I think the woman in Philly was telling the truth about not needing another visa. If conspiracy is involved, it's within the country.