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Pueblo Family Experiences Passport Problems

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email

A young woman will say "I Do" on February 11Th, but her father, who's a Canadian Citizen, won't be able to walk his only daughter down the isle because of passport problems.

Andre Fredette needs to have his passport renewed in order to go to the wedding which is taking place in the Dominican Republic.

Technically he says he'd be able to go to the wedding but with-out a new Canadian passport, he wouldn't be able to come back.

Andre Fredette, describes the ordeal as stressful.

Fredette says, "Almost seven months later and still no passport."

All of his paper work have past the test but not his picture.

"Through this whole process I ended up sending five sets of pictures," says Fredette.

None of which have been good enough since stricter passport guidelines have been passed.

He has gotten several letters from the Canadian Government saying his photos either have glares due to his glasses or there are too many shadows on the picture.

Anita Fredette, Andre's wife says, she has had it.

Tears well up in her eyes at the thought of her husband not being able to attend their daughter's wedding.

Anita Fredette says, "It's the anxiety that caused us you know everyday we'd wait we couldn't we didn't know if it was going to happen or not."

The worst part of it, they say, is Andre not being able to see his daughter's wedding day and not being there to give her away.

Andre Fredette says, "In this case you know it's something you miss forever."

For now, the Fredette's will continue to wait and pray that his passport comes through in time.

"We'll see what happens," says Fredette.

After everything the Fredette family has gone through, they say, now they plan to apply for U.S. Citizenship so that they never have to deal with the Canadian Government again.


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