Well, not dawn. But my appointment is 8:15 AM Wednesday — which seems pretty early for an official governmental agency to open. I’ve heard horror stories about long lines winding around the building, so hopefully this early time slot will work to my advantage and I’ll beat the crowds. Once I get the FRRO, I should FINALLY be able to open a bank account and to get my own SIM card (and return the one I’m borrowing from C).
In the meantime I’ve registered with the Embassy and local Consulate. Not invites to July 4th parties yet, but I have already started getting the email alerts about things the State Department finds relevant to “travelers”. Nothing juicy so far.