I’m so fricking mad right now I could junk punch the next person I see. Husband better be working late.
I had an appointment at the Australian Consulate here in New York today to change my name on my Australian passport to my married name. Stupidly, I thought the process would be easy enough and would probably involve me bringing in my old passport, and my marriage certificate with my married name.
How wrong I was.
Here is what I need to provide to the consulate to add a hyphen and my 5 extra letters to my last name:
My original Australian citizenship certificate, which my ma had to FedEx over to me.
My original birth certificate, translated into English since I was born in Taiwan.
My marriage certificate specifying my new name
My old passport
My social security card
My Australian license
A PC8 form filled in and signed by a guarantor who has to be of a certain profession and has known me for more than a year.
2 very unflattering photos of my face, one of which has to be signed by said guarantor specifying that the photo is me.
A copy of my recent bank statement
Are you FUCKING SERIOUS?
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