I was fingerprinted today. My wild life finally caught up with me.
For the past 4 years, we've lived as visitors in Canada. Today we took the first step to becoming landed immigrants: fingerprinting. This process normally takes 2 years, but Wes recently learned through a visit to an immigration lawyer that there is an expedited program that reduces this time to less than a year, and it costs less, too. The lawyer gave Wes the information we need to get started, and our first step along the way was being fingerprinted and having a background checked run by the FBI.
I got tickled while the man was doing my fingerprints. I was getting my fingers tangled up, even though he held each one and told me to just relax. It was very obvious that I had never done this before! LOL But he said that's a good thing, and I think so too. When there's a crime here, you might hear the newsperson say that "this person was known to police" which is what we'd call in the States "having a record." So I'm not known to police. That should be a plus.
We won't be citizens of Canada, and we aren't giving up our American citizenship. This is just saying "we like it here and want to live here indefinitely." Actually, Wes and I plan to live here the rest of our lives, Lord willing. Canadians love to hear that we love living here, and becoming landed immigrants is an action that speaks as loudly as our words!