Monday, October 04, 2004


Got it. My passport now has a US visa glued inside it. Disconcertingly, it looks rather like a poor inkjet forgery of a passport.

I also have a mysterious sealed brown envelope which I have to hand over when I enter the US. Contents unknown: the Embassy's "what happens now?" sheet says it contains medical records "and other documents", but the envelope itself says "this is your visa".

I'm itching to pick it open, but it has an Embassy stamp and a signature across the seal so I think they'd notice...