So I finally got off my lazy butt and started the paperwork to get a formal recognition of studies equivalence for a undergraduate studies (Licenciatura en ingeniería de software) via CENEVAL’s Acuerdo 286 (licenciatura).
Part of the paperwork involves filling the form I photographed and attached to this node. This is the utmost example of über-redundant paperwork… Where it requires my personal data, some of the fields are:
- Clave Única de Registro Poblacional, Unique Populational Registration Key. This is a string composed by:
- WOIG: First letter and first vowel after the first letter of my first family name, first letter of my second family name, first letter of my given name
- 760427: birth date, yymmdd
- H: Sex (H = male, M = female, I guess)
- DF: State or federative entity I was born in
- LSN: First consonant after the first letter of the first and second family name and of the given name
- 03: Deambiguation digits
- Well, cannot it be deduced from the CURP? It has my full birth date!
- Well, cannot it be deduced from the CURP? It is a specific field in it
- Birth date
- Man, you already have it literally on top of the field!
- This tramit is only for Mexicans, so... what's the point?
- Birth place
- The CURP states already the state or federative entity I was born... But I'll accept this one, as not all states have only one city as DF does
Quite a nice catalog of redundancies. As a cherry on top of the cake, the phone number states I should write my long distance phone code (LADA – historically, Larga Distancia Automática, Automatic Long Distance) only if I am in any of the states. I can only ask myself why…
Anyway… Lets continue filling paperwork. Grah. Hopefully I will be able to get my papers… somewhen in the next half century.
carocr 2010-02-08 15:08:37
¿eso significa que sí pudiste inscribirte para este período?
gh57.at 2010-02-04 01:19:47
Could it be redundancy checks?
For example, what if someone has had a name change (In Austria this is usual after marriage) and the CURP does not reflect that?
gwolf 2010-02-10 15:49:32
¿Acaso sigues creyendo…
…que un trámite puede resolverse de una sóla vuelta?
Mañana voy a recoger la carta de aceptación (si es que me la dan, aunque no tendrían por qué no hacerlo) con la cual me voy a inscribir.
jimcooncat 2010-02-04 11:44:18
Possibly if you get the coding right, the government will make you a job offer! Minimum wage, of course.
Matthew W. S. Bell 2010-02-03 17:42:43
As one who has read lots of
As one who has read lots of filled in forms, allowances have to be made for handwriting, errors, and plain old craziness.
toxickore 2010-02-04 06:37:12
That mean that you’re on your way to get the title? Congrats!