Pergi ke kantor immigrasi (Going to the immigration office)

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I needed to go to the immigration office to get fingerprints and photos and things like that done.  The driver from work took me and two other lasses on Monday.  Because of Jakarta's insane macet (traffic), it took an hour and a half to get there.  We arrived, called our visa organising dude.  He came outside.

"I am sorry. The computer system has crashed. You will have to come back tomorrow.  We can't do it today."

We asked him why he hadn't perhaps called us before we had driven an hour and a half to get there.  Apparently, it had only "just crashed" and wouldn't be fixed today before the 3 pm closing time.  But it would definitely be fixed tomorrow, he said.

So today we had to repeat the same three hour round trip, this time with the added fun of waiting in the immigration office with only crazy Indonesian daytime TV to entertain us.

But the whole six-hour-and-two-day-ordeal was just so very Indonesia.

Took this sneaky shot on my lil point and shoot.  Don't think the security guards would have liked me taking photos in there.

One Response to " Pergi ke kantor immigrasi (Going to the immigration office) "

  1. Hans says:

    Agree, so very, very typical.
    Love reading your blog, keep up!