Lynnwood DOL office featured in international video project


Video aims to help Marshallese immigrants transition to life in U.S.

by Mark Horner

In the “Did you know?” department, it turns out that the Puget Sound area is one of the most popular U.S. destinations for people immigrating from the Marshall Islands. The transition to life in a new country can seem a bit confusing.  That’s why a video now in production hopes to put essential information into the hands of Marshallese immigrants before they leave the islands.

The working title for the video is Marshallese Immigrants: An Orientation Program. The project is a joint-effort between the U.S. Department of Interior and the Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands in Washington, D.C.

The video production crew recently shot some footage at the DOL’s Lynnwood Licensing Service Office. After all, it’s important to know what documents are needed when applying for a driver license or identification card.

According to an information sheet provided by the video project’s leader, Tina Stege:

“With sizable and active Marshallese communities living in Everett, Lynnwood and Federal Way, the Seattle area provides the perfect backdrop for the video.”  -Tina Stege, Project Leader

No word yet on when the project will be completed.  But Stege said that, once it’s finished, the video will be published on YouTube.

4 Responses to Lynnwood DOL office featured in international video project

  1. Carey Clark says:

    Dear DOL,

    I attempted to renew my car license online as was suggested by the renewal form sent to me. I followed the steps but toward the end I was asked what DOL office I wanted the license tabs to come from. This was confusing since if they’re mailed to me I don’t really care where they are sent from. Then it occurred to me that selecting an office implied I was going to go there to pick them up. I was unable to find on the Website the option to simply mail the tabs to me. You can choose who does the sending. I tried calling the office in Island County but they weren’t available. Would you please tell me how on the Web site to request mailed tabs. If there isn’t a way to do this why would anyone use the online renewal since it would defeat the purpose of saving time. Thanks

    • Stephanie says:

      You simply are picking the office that will process and mail your tabs, not that you have to go in and pick them up from that office. It states it clearly on the website.

  2. Rudy Vaverka says:

    This sight stinks to hell and back. A few years ago one could be in and out in a few. Each year I return and get something new and I get something more complicated. Stop paying these program idiots and put your money into the general budget.

    • Dee says:

      Someone needs to direct more money to the busiest DOL offices, specifically the one in Bellevue. After over 2 hours waiting for a simple renewal on a Wed. morning, finally got helped. A huge room full of frustrated people and not nearly enough parking outside. Early on, only 2 clerks working at the 12 stations. They closed offices in nearby cities and seem to have downsized at the one remaining office in our area. Those of us over 65 HAVE to renew in person.

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