May 23, 2024

6 thoughts on “A Ticket to Ride – Part 1

  1. Your wife applying for dual citizenship an option? She can stay in the Philippines for as long as she wants without the hassle of exiting just to comply with the law. Just a thought….

    1. Yes Bobby it is an option, but she doesn’t want to do it. She listened to some of her Filipina friends back in the US and they were telling her something about taxes or something and she doesn’t want to do it. I’m sure it doesn’t apply to her, but she’s stubborn. I think getting a 13a Visa for me and a 13g Visa for her will accomplish the same thing, so that is our plan for now. I hope to be able to do that after we get to Texas at the end of this month. I’m told it so much cheaper to get those Visas while in the US versus getting it here. I guess we’ll find out.

    1. Yes George. As a matter of fact I just discovered that site was so much information yesterday. Someone in one of my Space A forums sent it to me. I have not had a lot of time to check it out yet, but I did try to make an appointment for our ID in Guam. It only gave me 2 options and neither were for the ID section. I’ll have to dig into it later and see what it’s all about. Thanks for the info though. I’ll spread that link around.

  2. I do not under stand why the Enbassy cannot issue ID cards with as many retirees they have there unless they just don’t want to be bothered in doing their job. Even here in States you have to jump through hoops to get ID’s now. No more walk ins have to make appointment on net and wait for them to ok it. And if you try and make appointment by calling them on land line they tell you to go to net even if its not working. Then they tell you that even though you have an appointment still might not get card if system is down. I guess this new Military doesn’t know how to do it the old way with manual or electrical type writers. What is this world coming to when they relie only on computers.

    1. I don’t know anything about making an appointment for and ID. I was planning on just showing up in Guam and getting her ID renewed. That’s what we have always done in the past. If that does not happen, then we will not be able to go to Texas because we can not afford a commercial flight that far. I hope it’s a little different in Guam or maybe I should be trying to look up a way to get in touch with them. We’ve already purchased the tickets, and on one of their sales, so that means no refunds, no changing, no nothing. If we don’t use it, we lose it.
      Also I’m not sure that the Embassy here will not do retiree cards on the spot. I only asked for dependent IDs so I don’t know if they treat retirees different. Seems to me that if they can do any cards at all there, they should be able to do them all.

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