So, I went to buy some computers today. I guess the fraud protection they use now is really good. I am thankful for that but it was very frustrating. Kelly and I got our computers.
Then, I get home and have a fraud alert on my AMEX. They do a much better job than my other CC company.
So much more professional and easy to deal with than other CC company. I had setup in advance that I would by in Peru for an extended period of time and was told not to worry, I would be able to use my CC. So I go to use it today and it is blocked for fraud. It took 7 calls and a fraud supervisor to unblock it. I spent about 2 hours on the phone. So I just ended up paying cash as they still could not get the charge to go through. It was my first issue in 6 years with unamed CC company.
In the better news department, I completed my residency process today. Just for giggles and if anyone else from other sites want to know about the Interpol/FBI part of the process, here it is… Step by step.
I am getting my CE, so I went to Interpol today… By far the easiest part.
Here is what is needed and the steps.
1) Show your US passport.
2) You need photocopy of the page with your picture and the page with your last entry stamp to Peru.
3a) Two photos, they take them at the office. S/10. They need to be taken there.
3b) Dental check, no charge for that. Then lots of fingerprints.
4) Fee paid to Banco de la Nacion for S/72.42, bring the original receipt. Do this ahead of time it. Tell the teller at the bank you need to pay the fee for Code #08141, it will automatically pull up in their system.
5) A current copy of your marriage cert, legalized within the last year. Only if you are married to a Peruvian of course.
6) Solicitud del Interesado(easy to fill out). Basic info about you and your parents.
7) Do this ahead of time if you want…Giro sobre el exterior for USD$18.00, Banco de Credito or Scotiabank, both are very close by. There is a fee of USD$12 for the check. Made payable to “The Treasury of the USA”
8 ) you need to bring an Manila envelope, Oficio size. If you don’t bring one, there is a shop like 2 blocks away that sells them.
9) Go to Seropost, which is like 3 blocks ways and send the envelope they give you to the US. Registered mail costs S/19.70. It goes to the FBI in Virginia.
It usually takes a few days for the Interpol part, but if you are from a province, like me, they will have it after 10am the next day.
I got there at about 8:15 and was #7. I was out in less than 45 minutes.Thanks for visiting! Let us know what we can do to improve our site.