Thursday, September 2, 2010

Most Official Text I’ve Ever Received

Direct transcript (including improper spelling of my middle name and of emigration):

ELIZABETH BRAV MITCHELL, Your Visa application is being delayed: Reason: Dear our esteemed customer,you are please requested to bring a translated diploma and pay a fine of 20000frw.thank you!

Immigration Officer.
Passport number: 306282464 [Is that safe? Can somebody steal my passport identity?]
Nationality: USA
Telephone: 250782468532

Directorate General of Immigration and Emmigration

...How do I explain to Rwandan authorities, via text, that a diploma written in Latin means that I went to a really good college?  

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