Just a little over a week ago I had the interview for my permanent residency in the United States. Even though we (obviously) aced the interview, my application was still pending and I have been waiting on the edge of my seat ever since. A couple of days ago a simple white envelope arrived in the mail that would change my life forever. I opened up the letter and read the words,
WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
My application had been approved and I was officially an American resident.
A second envelope arrived on the weekend which held in it my green card. Never has a piece of plastic ever looked so good! Just me and Lady Liberty hanging out on our green card.
Alas, this whole process is not yet over. My green card expires in 2 years which is when I will have to go back and renew it to the permanent green card. A little further down the line I will also be applying for US citizenship. But that is a story for another day.
God bless America!