I am way too forgetful sometimes, so thanks to Atlantis, marcus and mrcibubur for your help!
2) Probably not, but it doesn't do any harm to try, especially since I know them so well.
4) As I understand it, once this whole mess is over, I can also apply for a 5 year SIM. Is that right?
BTW, marcus, do you think you could package up all your bookmarks for this site and make them available? That would probably be a big help to some people! (including me!) Have you ever considered becoming an agent and helping foreigners in real life?
Namaste, peace & love,