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    The USA becomes one more citizen richer...!

    My (Bulgarian) girlfriend went in this morning to be sworn in as an American citizen! She has been a citizen for 3 hours now, and has not broken up with me yet, so that is a good sign!!
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    I want to be US citizen too...
    What's the procedure for the citizenship?
    Не могу све битке да се добијају. Рат не добија онај који оће све битке да добије него онај који уме паметно да их губи.
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    I'll have to ask her, to be honest, I don't know... Her family won a greencard lottery 6 years ago, and have been here for 5 years now, and were just recently able to become citizens. Of course, none of them spoke a word of English when they first got here, so that's probably the reason it took so long, they had to learn and pass the test first. But one of the most important parts is that Bulgarians can maintain dual citizenship with the USA, while I know Russians can't, can Serbians???
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    Well, language is not a problem. It is a rule - you have to live in this country at least 5 continious years after getting a green card to become a citizen. I am going through the same process now. And WOW we also won a green card in a lottery!


    Anyways - congratulations, Fantom! for you girlfriend

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    Where are you from originally, CTPEKO3A? Not Russia, I assume, if you won a greencard lottery...?
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    Russians are eligible too as far as I know.
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    Oh.......... be carefull! Those numbskulls down at the INS make a lot of stupid mistakes. They insinsist that I was formerly a French citizen and have so written upon my natualiztion papers. I have long since given up arguing with them. We all know that I am not French but an Aussie! Perhaps it is because I am such a good lover ..and ze women.....ze all love me! ........NOT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adoc
    Russians are eligible too as far as I know.
    Oh, whoops... I asked my Russian friends about it, and they didn't think anything like that existed for Russians, since they immigrate to the USA more than the smaller countries in Eastern Europe...
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    I remember applying once long time ago. Not suprizingly, I did not win jack, and that's why I am not a gambling type. There is a small quota for Russians, and I even have heard of a couple of friends of a friend of a friend who allegedly did win.
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    I also have a friend who won a lottery.
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    So. Let me get this right. The USA... the greatest country in the world, with the most immigrants... has devised a master plan of .... a LOTERRY?

    So you have 5,000 imagrants and instead of interviewing them, giving them tests, deciding which ones are good charachters and which ones arnt... you just choose them at random? What kind of BS is that.

    PS fantom u look like this guy

    PPS i couldnt find a picutre of him with bleached blonde hair, but if i could ud be EXACTLY the same.

    http://s17.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1QTW ... B8J33RC4GY
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    It's really ridicilous that with lottery, but you can't complain....
    Unfortunately... Serbs can have dual citizenship, I know a friend of mine has 2 citizenships. The Swiss one and the Serbian.
    Не могу све битке да се добијају. Рат не добија онај који оће све битке да добије него онај који уме паметно да их губи.
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    USA prefers businessmen, refugees and people with working visa. Only Canada and Australia have the so-called Independent visa programs which pick candidates based on their education and skills. I was easily taken in by both countries. Now my son, who probably can't speak Russian even at gunpoint, is Australian, and I am Canadian.

    BTW I looked up, fantom, you are right, Russians are not eligible for the lottery in the next year, too many Russian and Chinese immigrants, enough is enough already.
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    As far as I know - they cancelled quota for Russians couple years ago.
    And yes, I am originally from Russia - St. Petersburg to be exact.
    I personally know two other people (even families) who won green cards in this lottery.
    My opinion is, that it just called "lottery" but in reality they pick and choose whoever they want from those who applied. But again - it's just my personal opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182

    PS fantom u look like this guy

    PPS i couldnt find a picutre of him with bleached blonde hair, but if i could ud be EXACTLY the same.

    http://s17.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1QTW ... B8J33RC4GY
    Good Lord, I look like a Jackass derelect?
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    Let's see if this works...

    <img src = "http://d17.yousendit.com/F/1QTWUS7XA0AAM3R7B8J33RC4GY/hoppus.JPG">

    Comparison, everyone (to my avatar)?

    ps- That isn't my real smile in my avatar, it was more of an "insane" smile....
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    They do not look the same at all. I mean, Fantom and him.
    I like your smile, BTW. It looks very... hmmmm... insane, right!

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    As far as I know, and yep I've dealt with INS also (from the U.S. side, and expletives deleted)...Russians are eligible for the Lottery. Don't know about any specific quota limitations though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adoc
    Russians are eligible too as far as I know.
    Not any more.

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    Well, it says the following:
    "Almost every country in the world is in the Green Card Lottery. The following countries are excluded from participating in this year's Green Card Lottery:
    - Canada
    - Mexico
    - China (mainland-born)
    - Pakistan
    - Colombia
    - Philippines
    - Dominican Republic
    - Russian Federation
    - El Salvador
    - South Korea
    - Haiti
    - Vietnam
    - India
    - United Kingdom and its dependent territories
    - Jamaica
    "
    on this website: http://www.usgreencardlottery.org/questions.html
    I'm not sure you can trust that site or not.. But it says so.

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