Officially a US Resident!

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  1. thisisoli profile image74
    thisisoliposted 10 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 10 years agoin reply to this

      great news, enjoy it! congrats!

    2. olusammy profile image61
      olusammyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      well done

    3. oceansnsunsets profile image90
      oceansnsunsetsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yay, and congratulations, and Welcome!

  2. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 10 years ago

    Yay! Congrats!

  3. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 10 years ago

    nice. congrats!

  4. Mikeydoes profile image68
    Mikeydoesposted 10 years ago

    Congrats on huge step in your life.

  5. thisisoli profile image74
    thisisoliposted 10 years ago

    Thanks!

  6. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 10 years ago

    does it feel different? just curious.

    1. thisisoli profile image74
      thisisoliposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 10 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 image82
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 10 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 image89
    Stacie Lposted 10 years ago

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

  8. Michael Willis profile image72
    Michael Willisposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations!!!!!

  9. Rafini profile image82
    Rafiniposted 10 years ago

    Congrats!  Glad to hear your good news smile

  10. Shadesbreath profile image80
    Shadesbreathposted 10 years ago

    Congrats and welcome.

  11. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 10 years ago

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

  12. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 10 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 image74
      thisisoliposted 10 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 image85
        KCC Big Countryposted 10 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 image75
    Gypsy48posted 10 years ago

    Congrats! Hope you are enjoying Austin.

  14. lrohner profile image75
    lrohnerposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations, Oli!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 10 years ago

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

    1. thisisoli profile image74
      thisisoliposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Fire Hydrants, I thought they only existed in movies.

      1. KCC Big Country profile image85
        KCC Big Countryposted 10 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 image59
          HRogerposted 10 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 image93
        Rochelle Frankposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        UK doesn't have fire hydrants?

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          ryankettposted 10 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 image92
    wordscribe43posted 10 years ago

    Congratulations, Oli!  That must feel great.

  17. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 10 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 image56
    Peter211posted 10 years ago

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

  19. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 10 years ago

    Congrats Oli,

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

  20. viryabo profile image94
    viryaboposted 10 years ago

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

    The US is a wonderful place.

  21. GmaGoldie profile image79
    GmaGoldieposted 10 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 image74
    thisisoliposted 10 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 image85
      KCC Big Countryposted 10 years agoin reply to this




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

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    Home Girlposted 10 years ago

    Do you feel at home here?

    1. thisisoli profile image74
      thisisoliposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      yeah it is a friendly country!

  24. Smart Rookie profile image60
    Smart Rookieposted 10 years ago

    Congrats, Oli. Make yourself at home. smile

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    ryankettposted 10 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 image74
      thisisoliposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, but without the child!

  26. MonaVieAileen profile image59
    MonaVieAileenposted 10 years ago

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

    1. thisisoli profile image74
      thisisoliposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      thanks!

  27. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 10 years ago

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

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      ryankettposted 10 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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