Miguel Hidalgo International Airport – Guadalajara
I always like to share a “happy ending” story with my readers or as CNN would call it “The Good Stuff”.
A very good friend of mine was travelling up to Canada to visit her new “friend”. This was a very important and much anticipated visit which was planned on short notice to co-ordinate a very small window of available dates.
Several days before the flight my friend went to get out her passport and it was not in it’s usual place. She searched her house and office but it definitely was not to be found. Her house looked like it had been hit by a tornado as she refused to believe it was not there as she had always prided herself on the careful looking after her passport.
She feared the worst so she emailed AnaLilia.Bara@international.gc.ca who is our person at the Canadian Embassy in Guadalajara and Ana Lilia emailed her what would be necessary for an Emergency Travel Visa. If she was able to complete this extensive list she would have to renew her passport in Canada before returning to Mexico.
All the items on the list had to be ready by 10:00 am the next morning and presented in person to the Embassy in Guadalajara. The problem was that many of the necessary items would take more than 24 hours to obtain such as studio photographs and a police report to name a couple.
At this point hair was being torn out and tears started to flow as it seemed a Herculean if not impossible task to get all the documentation necessary to obtain the Emergency Travel Visa.
At that point her father suggested that she contact the Guadalajar