Oli: “Hi, I’d like to apply for a tourist visa please”
Chinese Tajik Lady (CTL): “Do you have all the documentation?”
CTL: “Do you have the letter of invitation?”
Oli: “No, your website says I don’t need that anymore”
CTL: “You do”
Oli: “OK. How do I get one?”
CTL: “Write a letter to the Consular General then apply”
Oli: “I’ll do it immediately. So it takes 3 days for the Visa to come through right?
CTL: “No. 5 days. And the Consular General has left Beijing until next Friday so it can’t be processed until then.”
Oli: “Why didn’t you tell me that when I called yesterday before I travelled from Shanghai to Beijing?
Oli: “*&^%$^&*(*&^%$%^&((???!!!!! Thank you for your help”