Factum est

"All...bureaucracies consist of a Surprise Party Department, a Practical Joke Department, and a Fairy Godmother department. The first two process most matters, as the third is very small; the Fairy Godmother Department is one elderly female GS-5 clerk usually out on sick leave.”

-- Robert A. Heinlein

Looks like the Fairy Godmother just waved her wand for us. Couple of small hoops still to jump through, but I think we're sorted.

Thank you, Fairy Godmother, Anthony and Jude.