Hehe...that would be funny...a kind of like "Yea take that you gringo" heheh. Sucks tho. But seriously, I think the process is that way in a third world country because they're trying to squeeze as much $$ out of you. Everybody has to earn, because they all have to fiind a way to survive there. I've noticed that in most third world countries, the bureacracy is ridiculous. Red tape for decades. I've been subject to some of that crap myself where I'm from, and it's not funny when you're the one who has to kiss ass.