It's that time of the year again - my yearly trip to the Immigration Department to renew my maid's working permit. Though so far my experience at the immigration office have been okay, but still I hate to go there.
Firstly, you could only get a parking space at LG4 and it's dark and sometimes the staircase was littered by empty alcoholic cans.
Secondly, there are so many people! I hate crowded places. And their counters and waiting areas are all packed because of the small space.
But then what choice do I have?
My trip today was the fastest of my all previous trips. I took my number at 11.52AM and the slip showed there were four people ahead of me. Two did not turn up when their numbers were called up. When my turn came, just gave my maid's passport to the lady at the counter number 9, then made payment at counter 4, then back to counter no. 9 and .... done! In about ten minutes I were already on my way out of that dark and unkempt parking place.
Kudos to the very efficient counter service at the Immigration Department at Pusat Bandar Damansara!
One thing pending though...I need to bring my maid in person in order to apply for i-card. I have not applied for the card ever since it was introduced about two - three years ago even though the notice at the counter said that the employers were required to apply for their maids.
Some other time lah.!