I’ve noticed over the past couple of weeks that waiting in line has become a real drag at the Ausländerbehörde. Take a number, and you might be waiting for the better part of a day. It’s always a relief to have an interpreter with you, and it’s important they get paid for their time, however, after a few hours of sitting and waiting, it’s hard to stop fretting about how much money you’re giving out. Fair enough. Here’s my solution.
If you’re taking a Red Tape Translation interpreter to the Ausländerbehörde, and you have to wait more than 5 hours, I’ll cap it there. Your interpreter will stay until your appointment is finished, even if it means staying for the full day, but you won’t pay any more than five hours worth of their time.
I genuinely hope that you all get through in less than five hours, I really do. This is not only for your sanity, but also because there’s very little to eat or drink on-site and I don’t want my clients or my interpreters fainting from hunger. (True story).