I'm a gringo!

UPDATE

Monday, January 31, 2005, 9:01 PM

Now is 100% official: I received my green card in the mail today!

They said it was going to take a few months… it took less than 3 weeks!

AWESOME!

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Well… not really… but close

I just got back from the immigration offices in San Antonio where I got my passport stamped with the most ugly (but beautiful) stamp ever seen.

The stamp goes:

PROCESSED FOR I-551

TEMPORARY EVIDENCE OF

LAWFUL ADMISSION FOR

PERMANENT RESIDENCE

VALID UNTIL JAN 12, 2006

EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZED

Starting today: I'm a permanent resident in the USA.

The official told me, that I should be getting my “green card” in the mail in about 3-6 months. In the meantime, I should use my passport with the stamp.

The whole process took about 3 years and a couple of thousand dollars…

Is good that National Instruments got selected as one of “FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For” (rank number 40) and today we are having a deck party. That means I'll have free beer to celebrate how well 2005 has started!

Cheers!

PD: Maybe now, someone would like to marry me!

🙂