I reached her voicemail. "This is S-, and I'll be out of the office from December 15 (the day Edwin was born) until December 31 (several days from then). Undaunted, I went down the list for the next person to appeal to, the Med/Foreign Programs office.
me: Hi, I'm calling about form OF----. The instructions don't include a mailing address.
Med: Oh you don't want to mail that; it would take forever. You need to fax it.
me: But what about the birth certificate? Do I fax that too, even though the instructions say that it needs to be the one with the raised seal?
Med: Oh, don't worry about the birth certificate. You can send in the hospital copy, if you want.
me: So then after is send in OF----, do I get a form from the travel tech so I can apply for Edwin's diplomatic passport?
Med: You don't have to wait for any forms. You can apply for a passport as soon as you get a birth certificate.
me: Oh (If I had known that, we wouldn't have had to go through the notary debacle; we could have just applied when Brandon was in town).
So, OF---- was faxed off, and the form got notarized. How? Well, we won't go into that right here.