PCT Permits and Passports

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Our PCT Permits came!  That was fast.  We applied for them on the 4th of February and received them in email two days later.  Now we just have to wait for April to come.  However, obtaining our passports was another story.  We have never had passport before, so all four of us had to go to the passport office to apply and be photographed.  After the application process is completed, it takes 4 to 6 weeks to get the passports.  We tried to get an appointment, but the first appointment was a month away which would be too late to get the passport before we leave on our trip. We found a place that would take walk-in appointments, so we were at their door 9 o’clock in the morning when they opened. The line of people was out the door.  We did not get out of there until 2:15, five hours later.  Nonetheless, we now have both permits and passports.

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