Since America made it a bit of a law that Canadians flying to the USA need to produce a passport before they enter, the line-ups at Canadian Passport offices have been ridiculously long. You now can expect to wait for only a couple of hours in line. Thats after it became normal to wait for four, five, or six hours in line.
Well, this morning, Lauralea and I arrived at the Saskatoon Passport Office at 8:45am. I dropped her off and drove around the corner to find some parking.
I arrived in the fourth floor office five minutes later and as I entered the room I saw 10 or 20 people there in the line up. I looked for Lauralea but couldn't see her in the line anywhere. I turned and looked to the left and there she was, already at the counter on the left side of the room.
Seems that when you do your application online, and go down to the offices, you get moved to the front of the line!
Both our applications were processed and we were out of the office by 9:05 am. In three weeks the little booklets should arrive at our doorstep.
Let me encourage you, work through the online application process, it's easy and quick and will result in you going to the front of the line.
It's good to see my Tax dollars at work in a good way for a change.