Thursday, March 24, 2011

AIT Taipei : Organization at it's BEST!!!

Don't have the need to go to the Ameican Institute in Taipei (AIT) - for Political Issues, it cannot be called a US Embassy - today was, only my 3rd time going.... First time was back in 2002 when I lost my PASSPORT..... then it was 3 years ago for additional pages... and now, once more, as I have already ran out of pages.....

The two bus rides - coming and going... the 2 1/2 hour wait.... and even the US82 Fee for the service... these are all nothing as it was TRULY HASSLE FREE to deal with.... The process is quite simple: you make your appointment online; you go to AIT at the appointed time: you check in and give all the necessary papers; pay your fee; and you sit and wait.... depending on how busy they maybe at that particular day - should take no more that an hour really, like the last time... today, it was a bit busy and it took a little over 2 hours for the whole thing.... still not a bad thing....

So I got my additional pages - should be good enough till I renew my passport NOV of 2012... and I even like the design and color tone of the additional pages!!!