I have just come back from immigration to register, for which you now have to fill out a 2 page form and provide 3 passport photographs and pay another fee (surprise – although you do get a sticker in return), attach your CV, work permit, copy of your masters degree certificate, NGO permit etc… (it baffles me where all that paper is stored) and visit 3 different officials, 2 of which share one desk (regardless of which you still have to line up for them separately).
Person number 3 is the person who puts the information in the computer. This was my conversation with person number 3 when he was going through my stack of paperwork:
Immigration Official: What is this?
Me: My work permit.
Immigration Official: Really? I have not seen one before.
Me: But you work in immigration?**
Immigration Official: It seems not many people get work permits.
**Yes, I know, that is me trying to be logical again. Not sure why I do it.