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I’ve made the decision to postpone my renunciation plans by a little bit. The new target is “by the end of November”.
The reason is that I recalled, just in time, that I was due to apply to extend my Slovak residence permit for another year.
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
— Langston Hughes
The thing expires on November 21st, and you’re required to re-apply no later than 60 days before expiration. That was Monday, and I got my application in on that day. I should have my new visa by late November.
In theory, with the new visa affixed to my current passport, I can leave the Foreign Police after getting it, head right to a notary to get certified copies made of it and the passport itself, plus execute a general power of attorney to allow a friend of mine to sign for me on contracts and such during the period where I have no official ID, then go directly to the US Embassy and surrender the passport while making the oath of renunciation.
I had hoped to get the deed done prior to the US election, simply to show that it wouldn’t matter to me one way or the other which of the ruling class stooges got elected. Oh well, I’ve made that point here.