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My Father may not make it to the wedding!!

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So here is my turn to vent!!!! ARGHHHHHHHHH!!!!! I am so frustrated right now that I don't know what to do!

 

I called my parents this evening and found out that my Dad is having trouble with getting the proper documents in order to be able to come to Dominican with the rest of us...

 

Here is a little history. My Father is a landed immigrant. He came to Canada from Holland when he was six years old. Unfortunately, he has never become a Canadian citizen over the last 56 years because he never really felt a need to do it.

 

In July, he visited the Dutch Consulate in Toronto to renew his passport. He was told that in order for him to receive his dutch passport that he has to have his landed immigrant status card, as well as have it to leave the country and be able to return. This was implemented shortly after 9/11. Unfortunately, my father was unaware of this at the time he went to renew the passport.

 

He went to the proper place to apply for this card and was told that it would take 90 days for it to be processed and sent to him. That would bring us to October 21st, two days before we are supposed to leave for the wedding! He pleaded his case to Immigration and they assured him that they would put a rush on it so that he would have time to renew his passport....

 

Fast forward to today...3 weeks before we are to leave for the Dominican Republic....NO LANDED IMMIGRANT STATUS CARD!!!! censored.gif!!!!! My Dad has been to Passport Canada (the people who issue these cards) and they have NO IDEA what is going on! Big flippin' surprise there! The unfortunate thing about this is that he can't even get his Dutch passport from the consulate because he has to have this stupid card before they will even issue a new one to him!

 

I am just so MAD right now. I am going to be heading to my MP's (the person who represents the "people" in the government) office tomorrow and put on the tears...maybe HE will be able to do something about this for us??

 

I won't be able to take it if my Dad cannot be there to walk me down the aisle! He has been sooo excited about this trip (my Mom and Dad have never been anywhere farther than South Carolina) and now he is just feeling soooo down! My Dad is a very quiet man so he doesn't say much but I KNOW that he is feeling so bad about this situation. I love him so much and I will be devastated if he won't be there. I am seriously keeping my fingers crossed and praying for a miracle to happen in the next couple of weeks.

 

Thanks for listening...I know it was a long rant but I am sitting here close to tears and had no one else to turn to!

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I am so sorry you're having to go through this. I don't know what I would do without my Dad there. He sounds a lot like your Dad in personality and I know he would be crushed too. I actually think I would postpone the wedding. Although I know that's probably not an option for you.

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I am so sorry you're having to go through this. I don't know what I would do without my Dad there. He sounds a lot like your Dad in personality and I know he would be crushed too. I actually think I would postpone the wedding. Although I know that's probably not an option for you.

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