Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Well, at least I'm not illegal...

I woke up sick this morning. I picked a bad day to get sick, because I had to go to the Office Cantonal de la Population today to find out why I haven't received my new residence permit. I don't really enjoy going there... it's hard to get to from where I live, the lines are long, the wait is boring, etc, etc.

So I spent three hours in line, waiting to ask why I haven't gotten my new permit yet even though I turned in all my paperwork 2 months ago. Only to find out that they did indeed mail me my new permit and that I should have received it already. On the one hand, this is good, because it means that I haven't been an illegal immigrant for the past two weeks. On the other hand, this is bad, because I have to give my employers a copy of my new permit this week and I don't have my permit yet.

The OCP says that they can't do anything for me if I don't get my permit... their responsibility ended with putting it in the mail. So if it doesn't show up in my mailbox, all I can do is report it stolen and apply for a new one. But it takes a month to get a duplicate (and it costs money!), so I still wouldn't have it in time for my employers.

I think I should have just stayed in bed...

2 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

I stayed in bed this morning. Sometimes you just gotta do it. Anyways, I hope you feel better now...

cncz said...

You know I don't know how much of that is BS, I hope it is, because the same thing happened to me, my husband and I applied for our permits at the same time, and he got his in like a week...two months, then three months, so I call the OCP and complain and they were like "oh no no we mailed it to you weeks ago, you should have had it bla bla" same spiel you got, and then two days later there was a mysterious letter with a B stamp from the OCP with my permit in it. Comme par hasard.
I am hoping yours will magically appear in your mail box as well.