Tuesday, February 9, 2010

blue book

this, my friends,
is a russian green card.
this, my friends,
is mine.

this, my friends,
is the equivalent
of many years of blood, sweat and tears,
and a truckload of red tape.
what this means for me:
no more russian visas.


do congratulate me.


Melanie said...

Congratulations!! I can only imagine what it was like trying to obtain it. I thought getting my US green card would be difficult, but I am guessing it paled in comparison!
(The US green card was a snap! For me anyway.)

Mindi said...

Are you officially Russian now then? Congratulations on your huge achievement! I know it was not easy, but it doesn't seem like anything is there... and some people think things in NYC are difficult.

Sue said...

Can you be Russian without giving up your American citizenship? Because when my friend became an American, she had to give up the other citizenship and swear allegiance to our country. I think that was kind of hard for her.

But if I remember right, Americans born here are allowed to have dual citizenship as long as they don't join a foreign army, etc.

Anyway, congrats! That will be so much easier!


PS. I guess your children are already dual citizens?

Julie said...

Congrats! Do the kids have Russian citizenship? If so, it seems that with three Russian children, they should be handing you a green card at your front door.

Carrie said...

Congrats, Jen! I bet that will make your life just a little bit easier, although it won't take care of the jetlag. Cheers to your blue book.

OnGod'sErrand said...

Not sure whether to be glad or sad. It will eliminate some of those fun trips out of the country to get your passport stamped. :(

Ann said...

Wow. That is quite an accomplishment. U-rah!

K said...

Congratulations Jen! That is happy news!! Hopefully, having it will make your life a little easier.

Artem said...

Great news, Jen! Congratulations. :-)

One thing remains unclear - why in the world the authorities make it difficult to get a residence/work permit even when you're married to a Russian citizen? Go figure...