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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Journey of an Immigrant

A journey of an immigrant  is not easy.  Just getting out from my former country was  harder than I thought.  I spent two more years  living in the Philippines before my application to come here was  granted.  It was a great challenge for me and my husband as we  were living miles apart.  He was living  in Guam back then.  Thanks to the technology, we were able to survive the separation.   After 8 1/2 years of living here, I finally became one of them, a US citizen.

We were given a packet during the oath taking ceremony.  Inside the packet was an excerpt of the message  by the President of the United States.  The message was also shown at his video that was shown to us during the program.

Inside the packet also includes a Voter's Guide, the Citizen Almanac book, application form for U.S. passport, and the booklet for the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.



Although I am living here for  the past 8 years already, becoming a citizen is yet a new  chapter, a new journey to  enjoy with my family.


How about you, do you any experience like me?

32 travelers' comments:

Sofia said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I am too from out of the country (Mexico, in my case) and I know exactly what you guys have gone through!! I am yet to become a citizen but we are working towards it!!

becca said...

wow you had to do a lot congrats on accomplishing it. that is truly amazing

nova hedges said...

wow!!! congratulations, your journey to the immigration has finally done. thank you for sharing this.

Rossel said...

Thank you for the visit Tokaya. :) Congratulations! All your hard work has finally paid off.Good luck on your new journey.

Denmark said...

Congratulations! For sure not only the hard work but also the money that you spent. Good luck on your new journey!

Kelli Avery said...

Congratulations! I'm sure it has been an adventure and I'm glad your able to enjoy citizenship with your family!!

April McGregor said...

Congratulations sis! It's about time.:) my interview will be by March. Wish me luck.

Fernando Lachica said...

Congratz and you deserve it for the rest of your life. You worked for it...you have it now. Okay eat a bar of chocolate as a gift to yourself.

Fernando Lachica said...

Nice and wonderful that you're on the track of your dreams.

Joy said...

congratulations! another journey for you is now about to begin, it would be a lot easier now dear :)

nova hedges said...

congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you, bet you have a very proud family and welcomed you to be an american citizen now

jo said...

Congratsss!!! That is really a great news! Though I really don't know what difference it makes if you already have a GC. Anyway, you live in PA? We're just in MD. LOL.

AdinB said...

Congratulations, mommy! I am working on mine and come to think of it, I better start studying. Oh dear! I have been here for 8 years now. I better get it done. New journey for you as the new citizen of the United States.

nova hedges said...

it must be a great feeling to finally done with the journey of immigration

betchai said...

congratulations, Rose. I got my US citizenship 2012 only, I resisted applying before, but maybe, a blessing in disguise, I did not have very good experience with the Philippine consulate in LA that I decided to apply for citizenship to get a passport. Glad you have joined your family's citizenship :) congrats again

Franc Ramon said...

Congrats on being a new American Citizen and it was a nice journey for you.

juliana said...

Congratulations!!! I delayed acquiring my US citizenship for fear of being left out sa mana hahaha. The last straw however, was when I went to secure a French Visa for the 2nd time. As usual unfriendly sila sa kanilang embassy dito. That was the same year when that Bill of dual citizenship was passed sa Congress. In no time I applied for US citizenship and a few months after I became a US citizen I re-acquired my Phil citizenship and became a dual citizen.

Happy ako that I'm able to travel without the hassles of getting a Visa and hindi na forfeit mana ko hahaha.

kulasa said...

Congratulations! Your beaming faces show how happy you are! My mom has been in the U.S. for almost two years now. I would love to join her there someday too...and maybe meet you in person! may your family be always blessed! :)

Jhady said...

Wowowee! Congrats sister for being an American citizen. Me too, had to stay in the Philippines for more than 3 years before moving here only because we didn't file the papers right away. But being miles apart I can relate with you, it was hard.

Marie said...

Congratulations, Rose!!! You and your family look radiant and happy!

Marie said...

Wow! Congratulations Ate Rose. Now, you are not an "alien" to your family. Everything happens for a reason talaga. You are blessed. ♥

Candyz Nikka said...

Wow! You deserve it sis! ^_^ Congratulations for becoming a new American Citizen.

Candyz Nikka said...

By the way, God is great all the time. ^_^ He gives what's best for us in His time.

Jessica Cassidy said...

Congratulation Sis Rose of becoming a US citizen :-) You look beautiful in your dress :-) I became a US citizen not to long ago too :-)

April McGregor said...

Looking at your photos makes me excited on my coming interview for citizenship too.:)

V@ said...

Congrats! I have never moved from one country to another yet. Takes lots of courage. Thanks for sharing.

papaleng said...

Congrats sis and you deserves such feat. My say, mamamatay na lang ata akong Pinoy..lol

kimmy said...

that's great news! i've lived in the Philippines all life and I can only imagine how difficult it is to uproot yourself and settle in another place for good. good luck on your new status!

MzBaker said...

Yay! Congratulations! That's so awesome and you have a wonderful family so glad you are here :)

mommy Peach said...

Congratulations mommy Rose! I'm sure you'll enjoy living there a lot more.

Mel Cole said...

Wow! You got it quickly right after your interview which was on December, right? Congrats sis!

Algene said...

Wow! Congratulations ate. You deserve it :) May you have more happy days there!

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