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The Efficiency of Italians

We applied for our "elective residency" visas at the Italian consulate in Philadelphia on Wednesday morning. We left them a FedEx envelope, not expecting to see it any time soon. It was waiting for us when we got home yesterday.

One day service. Say what you like about Italian bureaucracy, but don't diss the Philadelphia consulate: those folks are on their game.

In any event, as of April 1, I have a leased home in Tuscany. And as of April 15th, I can actually go and live there. Actual move date still to be determined.

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“The Efficiency of Italians”

  1. Blogger Randy (Internet Ronin) Says:

    Speaking of European efficiency, I ordered a couple of British Heritage passes online about 10 days ago and paid $20 to have them sent here. Have yet to arrive. Ordered Paris Museum passes on the 11th, paid $10 and they were delivered by DHL on the 14th.

  2. Blogger Tully Says:

    I hear their trains run on time too. ;-)

  3. Blogger Transplanted Lawyer Says:

    Well, I'm impressed. You got your residency visas in Philadelphia in about the same amount of time it took my wife and I to buy three and a half Euros' worth of stamps at the post office in Pisa.