Permanent Residency – Finally

30 Sep

After five years of retirement in Mexico, I received my Residencia Permanente. It surprised me how emotional I felt leaving the Immigration Office clutching my newly minted green card. It not only represents the passage of time, but a personal growth that could not have been achieved any other way. 


Gotta love the photo. They really go for the mugshot look.

I remember when when we first started the residency process I dragged tons of file folders filled with bank statements, proof of income, rental agreements, etc., to the immigration office. We were so unsure what was required. We waited hours and made numerous trips due to inexperienced staff and my less than stellar Spanish skills. Today the process is more streamlined, my Spanish has vastly improved and the agents are experienced and very helpful.


Artist Terry Smith of Seattle, WA. From my recent trip. 

On Monday I return to California and grandma duty for another month. I am so grateful to our house sitter who is caring for the dogs and managing the house in our absence.  We couldn’t have done this without you. Share, comment, subscribe.



8 Responses to “Permanent Residency – Finally”

  1. emilievardaman September 30, 2018 at 10:56 am #

    Congratulations!! I know it’s a l-o-n-g process and there are always some unexpected hurdles.

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  2. emilys72016 September 30, 2018 at 11:36 am #


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  3. Deborah S. September 30, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    Mugshots, indeed. We all look like criminals in Mexico!


    • afish25 October 1, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

      Tru dat! Hair back, no glasses, no expression. The outcome is usually quite comical at best.


  4. Jack Scott September 30, 2018 at 1:10 pm #


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    • afish25 October 1, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

      Thanks Jack. Off to a new adventure.


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