FW: Actual letter to the Canadian Passport Office

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FW: Actual letter to the Canadian Passport Office

Post by Ron » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:19 pm

Dear Mr. Minister,

I'm in the process of renewing my passport, and still cannot believe this.
How is it that Radio Shack has my address and telephone number and knows that I bought a t.v. Cable from them back in 1997, and yet, the Federal Government is still asking me where I was born and on what date.
For Christ sakes, do you guys do this by hand?
My birth date you have on my social insurance card, and it is on all the income tax forms I've filed for the past 30 years. It is on my health insurance card, my driver's license, on the last eight goddamn passports I've had, on all those stupid customs declaration forms I've had to fill out before being allowed off the planes over the last 30 years, and all those insufferable census forms that are done at election times.
Would somebody please take note, once and for all, that my mother's name is Maryanne, my father's name is Robert and I'd be absolutely astounded if that ever changed between now and when I die!!!!!!
I apologize, Mr. Minister. I'm really pissed off this morning. Between you an' me, I've had enough of this *meadow muffin*! You send the application to my house, then you ask me for my *frig*' address. What is going on? You have a gang of Neanderthals assholes workin' there!
Look at my damn picture. Do I look like Bin Laden? I don't want to dig up Yasser Arafat, for *poop* sakes. I just want to go and park my ass on a sandy beach.
And would someone please tell me, why would you give a *poop* whether I plan on visiting a farm in the next 15 days? If I ever got the urge to do something weird to a chicken or a goat, believe you me, I'd sure as hell not want to tell anyone!
Well, I have to go now, 'cause I have to go to the other end of the city and get another *frig*' copy of my birth certificate, to the tune of $60 !!!
Would it be so complicated to have all the services in the same spot to assist in the issuance of a new passport the same day??
Nooooo, that'd be too damn easy and maybe make sense. You'd rather have us running all over the *frig*' place like chickens with our heads cut off, then find some *woodpecker* to confirm that it's really me on the goddamn picture - you know, the one where we're not allowed to smile?!
(*frig*' morons)
Hey, you know why we can't smile? We're totally pissed off!
Signed - An Irate *frig* Canadian Citizen.
P.S. Remember what I said above about the picture and getting someone to confirm that it's me? Well, my family has been in this country since 1776 when one of my forefathers took up arms against the
Americans. I have served in the military for something over 30 years and have had security clearances up the yingyang.
I was aide de camp to the lieutenant governor of our province for ten years and I have been doing volunteer work for the RCMP for about five years.
However, I have to get someone 'important' to verify who I am - you know, someone like my doctor WHO WAS BORN AND RAISED IN COMMUNIST *frig* CHINA !!!
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Post by Solar Max » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:34 pm

Just an offhand guess, totally unscientifically of course, this guy won't be leaving the Hammer, let alone the country for a while. :wink:
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Post by ETMRaw » Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:47 pm

So, Ron what's your point?

(and isn' the Provincial building- birth certificate - just across King Street from the passport office in Hamilton?)
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Post by iso_55 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:20 pm

Get the former Lt. Gov to vouch for ya!! :wink:
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Post by Bastinado » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:30 pm

You don't need the 'important person' any more. The person just has to have had a passport for, I think, 3 years, and must have been over the age of 16 when they got their last passport. The person can even live with you if you want, my roommate was my guarantor.

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Post by MacNews » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:09 am

In the US the passport application and the renewal process is much, much simpler. No garuntors or important persons needed!! :clap:

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Re: FW: Actual letter to the Canadian Passport Office

Post by Sir Purrcival » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:32 am

Oh I don't know. My father is a Professional Engineer (retired) and is my guarantor. They gave me poop about that one the last time I had my passport re-upped. He is still part of the Assoc of Prof. Engineers, keeps up his membership and all that, has signed numerous passport applications for me over the years but now all of a sudden, its a problem. Felt like calling the the person on the other side of the counter as series of unflattering names. She wasn't even particularly nice in her approach about the whole issue. She eventually let it go through but after all these years and 1/2 dozen passports, to start giving me grief now seems so stupid.
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Re: FW: Actual letter to the Canadian Passport Office

Post by Rids » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:59 pm

Here's a new one. In your passport photo you can't wear a shirt with a collar and it has to be all one color. Guess it's been that way since June or July.
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