This morning Yoli and I headed off to the local USCIS (formerly known as the BCIS, and before that as the INS) sub-office in downtown. We took with us Yoli’s application for an adjustment of status to permanent resident (read: green card) and her application for a temporary work permit (that lasts until she gets the green card).
We were expecting the visit to take hours or even all day. Surprisingly it took just a few minutes. There was hardly anyone in the office that day, and since our papers were organized and clearly labelled, we got in and out quickly.
We’ll return to the office on Friday for Yoli to have her picture taken and the work permit issued. The green card paperwork will take longer… probably 6 months to a year. But please pray with us that the process would be expedited.