I just got my papers!! Yaaay!

Questions on how we spend our money and our time - consumer goods and services, home and vehicle, leisure and recreational activities
Post Reply
Topic Author
rylemdr
Posts: 352
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:10 am

I just got my papers!! Yaaay!

Post by rylemdr »

My family and I moved here to the good ol' USA a year and a half ago.

After a long time of applying to be immigrants, our papers have finally been approved!

We are expecting to be permanent residents in a month or two. I can finally go back home, go to school(nursing), and come back here to work!

I just wanted to share my joy.

Happy day for me and my family :)
exeunt
Posts: 907
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:54 pm

Post by exeunt »

Congrats. :)
Topic Author
rylemdr
Posts: 352
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:10 am

Post by rylemdr »

exeunt wrote:Congrats. :)
Thanks!
jimkinny
Posts: 1502
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:51 pm

Post by jimkinny »

Yes, I can imagine how this could be a really good day for you.

Welcome to our country.

Jim.
User avatar
englishgirl
Posts: 2491
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:34 pm
Location: FL

Post by englishgirl »

Congrats!!!
Sarah
User avatar
Taylor Larimore
Advisory Board
Posts: 30292
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:09 pm
Location: Miami FL

A very special day!

Post by Taylor Larimore »

Hi rylemdr:

This is indeed a glorious day for you and your family! Thank you for sharing your joy with us.

Many years ago I helped a young Cuban immigrant who was living in his car. I was at his side when he became a citizen. My friend, Manny Jemeniz, later became president of the local American Bankers Association.

Another Cuban friend, Carlos Gimeniz, was a student in my public speaking (evening) class. He recently retired (with reputation intact) as Miami City Manager.

Your future is now up to you.
"Simplicity is the master key to financial success." -- Jack Bogle
User avatar
DRiP Guy
Posts: 2241
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:54 pm

Post by DRiP Guy »

There are, to my lights, two things that made and make this nation great, among all other nations:

Firstly, those few defining principles that our founding fathers managed to give voice to via the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, and secondly, the people who have come to this land seeking out a way to make those ideals manifest.


Congratulations on your own unique victory, as well as adding to the rich legacy that forms this nation's real strength.
User avatar
nisiprius
Advisory Board
Posts: 42849
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:33 am
Location: The terrestrial, globular, planetary hunk of matter, flattened at the poles, is my abode.--O. Henry

Post by nisiprius »

Congratulations!

"The republic is a dream.
Nothing happens unless first a dream."
--Carl Sandburg, "Washington Monument by Night"
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness; Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.
User avatar
jeffro
Posts: 39
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:56 am

Post by jeffro »

Congratulations! Glad to have you here!!!
MWCA
Posts: 2820
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:21 pm
Location: A wonderful place

Post by MWCA »

Congratulations!
We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm.
Sam I Am
Posts: 2062
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:58 pm

Post by Sam I Am »

Message deleted.
Last edited by Sam I Am on Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
mudfud
Posts: 1223
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:34 pm

Re: I just got my papers!! Yaaay!

Post by mudfud »

rylemdr wrote: We are expecting to be permanent residents in a month or two. I can finally go back home, go to school(nursing), and come back here to work!
Congratulations!

You may have already looked into this, but you have to be very careful about maintaining your permanent resident status if you plan to be outside the US for a while.

http://www.immig-chicago.com/Pages/sear ... try_Permit
"Are you sure you have tested an a priori hypothesis?" | | Image
User avatar
Tyrobi
Posts: 699
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:29 pm
Location: Florida
Contact:

Post by Tyrobi »

Congrats!
Three-fund portfolio | "Simplicity is the master key to financial success." John C. Bogle
User avatar
JPH
Posts: 1097
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:56 pm

Post by JPH »

Very excellent. Congratulations.
chaz
Posts: 13604
Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:44 pm

Post by chaz »

Congratulations.
Chaz | | “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." Woody Allen | | http://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
User avatar
DartThrower
Posts: 953
Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:10 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Post by DartThrower »

A word of advice:

Don't let any unscrupulous person talk you into becoming a Yankees fan. :wink:


Seriously, congratulations!
Our patience will achieve more than our force. -Edmund Burke
Topic Author
rylemdr
Posts: 352
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:10 am

Post by rylemdr »

Thank you all for the kind replies.

I don't like baseball so no chance of being a Yankee :lol:
sunspotzsz
Posts: 230
Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 9:35 am

Re: I just got my papers!! Yaaay!

Post by sunspotzsz »

rylemdr wrote:My family and I moved here to the good ol' USA a year and a half ago.

After a long time of applying to be immigrants, our papers have finally been approved!

We are expecting to be permanent residents in a month or two. I can finally go back home, go to school(nursing), and come back here to work!

I just wanted to share my joy.

Happy day for me and my family :)
wow, one and half years, you are so lucky!

I came to US 6 years ago. I went to graduate school in US, got the degree, and work for a medical device startup as an engineer. I pay a lot of taxes and I think contribute to the society in a positive way.

My company sponsored my green card application but I have to wait a looooooooooong time, maybe another 5, 6 years. This is discouraging and sometimes I feel it is unfair.

Anyways, I may not stay to wait for the green card. Thinking of going back home and start a company.
doknek
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:29 pm

Post by doknek »

You are lucky. I am too a legal immigrant still on temporary visa for 8 years (renew every couple of years). Got Master's degree, then a full-time job & pay all taxes (ss, medicare, fed, state)

2-3 more years to go before permanent residency. Obviously, this long wait is for China-India immigrants only
Topic Author
rylemdr
Posts: 352
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:10 am

Post by rylemdr »

I agree, we were very lucky, but don't get discouraged!

We thought it was impossible too. I was even contemplating on marrying a citizen just for the papers(expensive and illegal) if things didn't pan out.

At least you guys can stay here.

The worst thing that could happen is getting denied and sent back home :(
Post Reply