Thanks. Yes. It sounds like the consulate in Seattle is similar. I dropped by there one day to pick up the application and information re requirements and it was packed with people sitting and waiting. I had the dog in the car, so I turned around and left immediately thinking it was unusally busy that day. Nope. Went back a second time and the same scene, probably 150 or so people sitting waiting. (There is no receptionist, and no "take a number" thing. I couldn't make out what, if any, system there was. Having stood on Mexican soil many times, I knew this wasn't the time to be too, too terribly timid so as graciously as possible I saddled up to the windows and noticed that yes, here's one for Visas, others labeled differently. Got the application and info in minutes and left, feeling a little guilty about how quickly I was in and out while others sat waiting.)
Oldham....I'll shoot you what the consulate in Seattle gave me. I'd post it here, but don't know if that's kosher? Plus, from what everyone says, each Consulate is different. If it's okay to post here, then I'll do that after given the green light.
(This post was edited by tashby on Feb 28, 2008, 3:23 PM)