Just a bit of a rant though — I don’t understand why requirements differ from person to person. 😦 My friend wasn’t asked to get the Affidavit of Nationality from the People’s Committee while we had to do it. Hubby had to absent himself from work because we both had to be there in front of the official to sign the document. 😦
Anyway, all’s well that ends well as we got the document on the right. As soon as I received this last Thursday, I brought this to the People’s Committee for English translation and notarization. Then on Tuesday, I brought the translated copy to the Department of Foreign Affairs. Two days after (today), I brought the Vietnamese-certified copy to the Philippine Consulate for authentication. Whew!
Hopefully, I shall be getting the authenticated copy next week just in time for next weekend’s Philippine Consular Mission where we have to submit a Report of Birth and apply for a Philippine Passport.
Computing, I believe we’ve spent over 5MVND for the papers + transportation. Troi oi! And it doesn’t end here. Sigh.