Officially a US Resident!

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  1. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I now have my first green card giving me conditional perment residency!

    One more step down on the list of getting my permenant US residency!

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      ssaulposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      great news, enjoy it! congrats!

    2. olusammy profile image56
      olusammyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      well done

    3. oceansnsunsets profile image86
      oceansnsunsetsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yay, and congratulations, and Welcome!

  2. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Yay! Congrats!

  3. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    nice. congrats!

  4. Mikeydoes profile image76
    Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

    Congrats on huge step in your life.

  5. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Thanks!

  6. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    does it feel different? just curious.

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not realy, it is a bit of a relief to see the process moving forward though!

      1. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        good to hear. you know, we love those charming British accents.
        where I live, there are a fair amount of 'across the big pond' accents.  enjoy your new home.

      2. Kangaroo_Jase profile image79
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        So when are you opening a fish and chip shop as a side concern in TX Oli???

  7. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    great...and you didn't climb over a fence to get here?...wink

  8. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations!!!!!

  9. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    Congrats!  Glad to hear your good news smile

  10. Shadesbreath profile image83
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    Congrats and welcome.

  11. CMHypno profile image92
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Traitor! - no, seiously that is great news thisisoli and long may you prosper in your new country!

  12. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Awesome news, Oli!  Now, the 2 yr wait.  We had the conditions removed on hubby's this past June.  This upcoming June he can apply for citizenship.  You can only appreciate the complex series of hoops, forms and fees if you've gone through it.

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ahh so I can apply for citizenship a year after I get full residency? I was pretty sure that was correct, there are so many ifs and buts involved though it can get surprisingly difficult to figure out the process!

      1. KCC Big Country profile image87
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, you can apply for citizenship with 3 yrs of permanent residency and being married to the US citizen for the same 3 years.

  13. Gypsy48 profile image74
    Gypsy48posted 7 years ago

    Congrats! Hope you are enjoying Austin.

  14. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations, Oli!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    That's wonderful! What's the biggest surprise you've had about the US?

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Fire Hydrants, I thought they only existed in movies.

      1. KCC Big Country profile image87
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LOL.....

        Do you find the Texas small towns to be similar to what you see in the movies too?  My husband does.  He thought they only existed in the movies too.

        1. HRoger profile image57
          HRogerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          TExas.. hehe nice place... I've been there and love it!  really a great place! Long HORNS!  big_smile

      2. Rochelle Frank profile image94
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        UK doesn't have fire hydrants?

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          ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Ours are underground, you lift up a small drain and attach a hose to the mains that way, rather than to a 'hydrant'.

          http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/01/43/62/1436242_5d5b3289.jpg

  16. wordscribe43 profile image91
    wordscribe43posted 7 years ago

    Congratulations, Oli!  That must feel great.

  17. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    thisisoli,
    Nicely done!
    Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- may you enjoy them all in your new home!
    MM

  18. Peter211 profile image55
    Peter211posted 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I have a friend who's mom is also waiting for hers!

  19. Kangaroo_Jase profile image79
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years ago

    Congrats Oli,

    Your now becoming an American who speaks and writes in English english, lol.

  20. viryabo profile image85
    viryaboposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations Oli. Wish you the best in your new country.

    The US is a wonderful place.

  21. GmaGoldie profile image76
    GmaGoldieposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations!  I am so happy for you and for the US - I enjoy your Hubs.  And Austin is one of the best places in the world - watch your waistline - the food is amazing!

  22. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for all the congratulations.

    Small Texas towns can indeed be a little creepy!

    My interest in Fish and Chips extends only to eating them. I remember seeing the blistered scarred hands of the people who worked in our local chippys, would not want that to happen to me!

    1. KCC Big Country profile image87
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this




      Ok...."creepy" wasn't what I was going for....lol

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    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    Do you feel at home here?

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yeah it is a friendly country!

  24. Smart Rookie profile image65
    Smart Rookieposted 7 years ago

    Congrats, Oli. Make yourself at home. smile

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    Out of interest Oli, how did you get one? Is your partner American? You are marrying her right?

    A friend of mine has a green card as a result of marrying an American lady and having a child with that lady, is your situation similar?

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, but without the child!

  26. MonaVieAileen profile image57
    MonaVieAileenposted 7 years ago

    This is great news. Very happy for you. Congratulations to you.

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thanks!

  27. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    That does sound like a better idea. What do the dogs use?

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Street lights mostly:

      http://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/8548CFC3-291F-4593-9C14-2013B85568DC/0/Lightingpicture.jpg

 
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