Some time back, a colleague, a British transplant, gave us the idea of having work sponsor our green card application in order to give us more security. I wasn’t overly keen since we have zero roots here but having bought an apartment, it was the smart thing to do. On Mr. P’s work visa, if he gets laid off, I have to go too since I am on his dependents visa. It gives us 2 weeks to leave the country (or something like that).
Work signed off on our request last year but between buying a place and moving we didn’t get around to filling up 10,000 pages of paperwork till this year. Once that was done, we were told to expect a processing time of up to a year.
Just 2 days ago we received an email notification that while our petition was approved, the processing of the actual cards would need 2-3 months. We were pleasantly surprised to receive our Green Cards in the mail yesterday, making us permanent residents here in the States. Yay!
P.S. The annoying thing about my Green Card is that it has a picture of my 6.5 month bloated, preggers face!
P.P.S. On a
lousy separate note, I’m down with suspected UTI and have been in pain the last 2 days. Hopefully this will clear up before tomorrow (Saturday) morning. I’ve got a fair bit of mugging to do before my regulatory exam on Monday!