📦 Settling in...
Somebody, solve this problem 😩
It's been over a week since we landed in Luxembourg.
So many things to deal with:
Finding an apartment (we've got a temporary place for the first 45 days).
Finding a car (we've got a car rental for the first 30 days).
Opening bank accounts.
Getting mobile phones.
Paperwork for the residence.
Paperwork for importing our belongings.
Paperwork for children subsidy.
.. and a dozen of other formalities 🤦♂️ so, I've been scanning, printing, copying and emailing a lot. And it's not over yet 😣
I have started capturing my observations of the differences between Vancouver and Luxembourg and will publish my thoughts soon. There are so many! Most are good, but some are not.
In the meantime, a quick thought on a problem I experienced with passports -
🤦♂️ There must be a better way
As a part of the immigration process, I was asked to provide scans of all pages (including empty ones) for all 5 family members. The first time, before we left Canada, and now again after we arrived.
So, I had to make almost 100 x 2 scans.
And while I was standing next to the copier, opening the lid, taking the passport, turning the page, putting it back, closing the lid, and pressing the Scan button, I was thinking about the idiocracy of this activity.
The reason I had to rescan all of the pages was so the immigration folks can compare the border crossing stamps before and after. So, just for a single stamp, I had to scan the whole passport all over again. And I am pretty sure that each border crossing is being captured electronically in the official systems anyway.
Where is that blockchain at? Looking forward to a more convenient and user-friendly process.
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