Week 7 - Inefficiencies
We finally got D's birth certificate back from the state of New York. Processing time from order date to arrival in our mailbox = 16 days.
Now the certificate goes back to NY county to have it re-certified. Estimated processing time = 14 days.
Then the certificate goes to the Secretary of State to be certified yet again. Estimated processing time = 5 days.
Lastly, it goes to the Chinese Consulate for authentication. Estimated processing time = 15 business days.
So, from start to finish, including a day on each side of the equation for shipping, completion of a single dossier document originating in New York = 60 days if done through the mail (assuming it doesn't get lost in transit on any of its trips).
Dossier completion of same said document by a courier - Estimated processing time = 5 days.
Whatever the courier wants to charge us to not have to deal with New York government offices anymore = priceless.