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10 February 2014 @ 09:57 pm
On the way to the US citizenship  
Today I've passed my US citizenship interview.
Next step is the Oath of Allegiance (in about 7 weeks).
 
 
 
ex_juan_gan on February 11th, 2014 04:27 am (UTC)
AOath.

Congratulations!

And a reminder, you don't have to say the pledge!
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on February 11th, 2014 02:25 pm (UTC)
1) Thanks, I still cannot nail down these a/the articles.

2) How do you know that you don't have to say the pledge?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_allegiance
"Oaths of allegiance are commonly required of newly naturalised citizens"
(no subject) - ex_juan_gan on February 11th, 2014 06:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Leonid Smetanin: pic#114630886leonid_smetanin on February 11th, 2014 05:35 am (UTC)
Greetings!

И сколько лет занял путь?
Dennis Gorelik: 2009dennisgorelik on February 11th, 2014 02:38 pm (UTC)
Depends on when you start counting.
August 1998 I decided to emigrate from Russia.
Some time in 1999 I decided that it should be the US (thanks to Nema Rukavishnikov and others in Russian.Z1).
In 2000 my first would be US employer (Global Consulting Group / Vincent Shelzi) filed H1b for me, which was approved in 2001.
By then there was an economic recession in the US, so my departure had been delayed quite a bit.
April 2003 I came to the US.
In October 2004 I filed for EB-3 Green Card (with another US employer -- Mastech/iGate).
My Green Card was approved in November 2008.
Now it's 2014 already.

So I'd say that the path to the US citizenship took about 15 years (1999 to 2014).


Edited at 2014-02-11 10:18 pm (UTC)
Clean and sober: aboutloveanspa on February 11th, 2014 07:18 am (UTC)
Поздравляю, Денис! А что тебя там спрашивали - готов ли защищать с оружием в руках?
Dennis Gorelik: 2009dennisgorelik on February 11th, 2014 02:40 pm (UTC)
По-моему про оружие ничего не было.
Но про defend вроде бы было.
Интервью было довольно кратким.
Clean and sober: aboutloveanspa on February 12th, 2014 01:53 pm (UTC)
В клятве это звучит как "I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law;" - в моем случае азиатский дядька-офицер во время интервью принципиально хотел знать, буду ли я готов это делать.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on February 11th, 2014 05:43 pm (UTC)
I think one of the questions was "Do you like the United States?"
+ few more personal questions.

+ 6 civics questions such as "What is the Amendment?" and "What is the supreme law of the land".
(no subject) - anspa on February 12th, 2014 01:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dennisgorelik on February 12th, 2014 02:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Denis Novaktaganay on February 11th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC)
Поздравляю!
Dennis Gorelik: 2009dennisgorelik on February 11th, 2014 02:40 pm (UTC)
Спасибо. Но гражданства-то всё ещё нет.
Сколько у тебя заняло получение американского гражданства?
(no subject) - taganay on February 12th, 2014 04:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dennisgorelik on February 12th, 2014 08:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
convertor: pic#87566486con_vertor on February 11th, 2014 03:12 pm (UTC)
поздравляю!
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on February 11th, 2014 05:49 pm (UTC)
Спасибо.
fatoff: pic#108054206fatoff on February 13th, 2014 12:25 am (UTC)
Поздравляю!

Вот задумался, пора ли мне... скоро можно.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on February 13th, 2014 12:38 am (UTC)
Можно подавать за ~три месяца до отметки в пять лет после получения green card.
dimatorm: pic#102063086dimatorm on February 14th, 2014 12:45 pm (UTC)
кул!