Today, we got the bill from our notary. It's a lot of money, as expected, so I decided to read the itemisation. Right, here we go.
Prepare notarial certificate. Yes.
Copy documents. Yes.
Request courier. Yes.
Legalisation at Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Yes.
Prepare postal order. Yes.
Phone call to Nigerian Embassy. Collection of documents from Nigerian embassy.
She means Ethiopian Embassy, doesn't she? Doesn't she? This is the first (and probably last) time in my life that I have ever actually WANTED to find out that someone was thinking 'oh, those African countries, they're all the same. Nigeria, Ethiopia, whatever, just type the itemisation out'.
The remaining two alternatives are:
1) Our papers haven't been appropriately legalised, and we have to go back to the government department of doom AGAIN
2) I'd better find a new set of Nigeria-adopt blog buddies, because we're off to Lagos, baby!!
Errrr.... I'll keep you all posted.
*******update: it was a typo. Huge sigh of relief. **********