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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Immigration Stuff

It's only 8 pm but somehow I feel really tired. I guess it just seemed like a long day.

Today was our immigration hearing in Hartford. It's been about 4 1/2 years since we got married and I still don't have a permanent green card. The red tape involved is just endless. So our appointment was for 9:30 am. We arrived, went through security and headed to the correct room. We sat down in a room full of about 30 other people and I was already prepared to spend the whole day there. Last time we went it was a nightmare of endless waiting so I was sort of prepared for what might happen.

Surprisingly only a few minutes later our names got called and we went into a seperate office.  The interview was fairly painless although it's still kind of nerve-wracking to be questioned by the government. They asked questions about how we met, the wedding, stuff like that. They also looked at all the things we brought (joined bank statements, insurance policies, survivorships, tax returns, wedding albums, ...)

So my conditions on the green card are officially removed now. They took my fingerprints (yet again) and picture so my green card should arrive in the mail in about 2 months. It will be a 10-year green card so at least I won't have to deal with all this paperwork for a while ... well until I apply for citizenship. But I don't have any immediate plans to do that so that's ok.

We were back at work at about 11, another busy day. After work we went to a new Italian restaurant in Sherman called Arrivederci. It's owned by an Italian couple from Naples. Very yum. :) Have another busy day ahead of me tomorrow ... oh well I guess.

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congratulations. 10 years is a long time.

Posted by: cassie-b | Aug 11, 2005 9:49:52 AM

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