Friday, January 27, 2023

"Overseas Citizen"

I opened the envelope very carefully, sending up prayers, knowing I'd done my best with the documentation, trying not to carried away by the hard shape I could feel through the envelope...

And I now have my "Overseas Citizen of India" card! It looks like a passport, and it means I don't have to apply for a visa to visit India--the idea that I would need a visa felt so alienating to me and had been one of the reasons I didn't apply for U.S. citizenship until I'd lived here for 20+ years.

Pic: When I opened the envelope containing my OCI card at the altar. 

7 comments:

Nicole said...

Oh what fabulous news, Maya! I'm so happy for you!

maya said...

Thank you, Nicole... getting this was SUCH a relief!

Gillian said...

Beautiful home. Share more pictures.

StephLove said...

Congrats.

maya said...

Thanks, Gillian!
Thanks, StephLove!

Sarah said...

Beautiful picture and YAY!!

maya said...

Thanks, Sarah!

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