As you might recall, I had a very bad day in May. What should have been a straightforward process — applying for an enhanced identity card to speed cross-border travel — became a bureaucratic nightmare.
I survived and managed to set things straight: my passport and my driver’s license now both contain my full, legal name.
Case closed? Not quite.
When my NEXUS card finally arrived in the mail, my jaw dropped in disbelief.
I kid you not. After all the fuss about “Kristopher” not being my legal name because it’s my middle one, the US government issued me a card without my first and “legal” name.
What are the odds? I mean, really.
For what it’s worth — after my third trip to the Immigration office at the Winnipeg airport — I was assured by my new best friend, Canadian Customs Lady, I would not need a new card: my name as it appears in the US government’s system has my first, middle and last names.
“Kristopher,” incidentally, is also listed as my nickname. A small consolation, I guess.