Friday, October 24, 2008

First online registration to include Kosovo as a country

For years I've been frustrated with various online registrations wanting to know where I live.  Kosovo hasn't appeared on any of them.  I've had to either say "Yugoslavia," which hasn't existed for sixteen years, "Serbia-Montenegro," which hasn't existed for two years or "Serbia," which isn't technically correct (depending on your politics).

Today while updating my online registration with the US State Department I found, for the first time, "Kosovo" listed as a separate country.  It was a strange feeling, after seeing its absence from probably hundreds of various online registrations over the last six years.

Now, if only the US Postal Service would catch up, I'd probably get reliable mail!  I guess I'll have to be content with one step at a time.