Please, publicize and vote up my
White House petition
to improve US government services for the estimated 4 million Americans who live abroad.
Currently we face an array of annoying obstacles, such as US government websites with webforms that only allow US addresses, or agencies with 1-800 phone numbers that cannot be called from outside the US.
Friday, January 20, 2012
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Ironically (or perhaps appropriately, given the name of your blog) you need to provide a ZIP code to create an account. I used the ZIP code for my permanent US address, but I wish I could have used my South Korean postal code...
Some better services for non US citizens who work there would be nice too.
At present, once Homeland Security approves a visa, the "petitioner" has to attend a compulsory interview at the consulate or embassy. To schedule this you have to negociate the most preposterous website imaginable only to find that there are no appointments available for the compulsory interview....
yes, phone numbers that don't cost the earth and that can be reached from anywhere would be good.
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