...I'm a legal alien. I'm an Englishwoman in Utaaaah..!
It's that time again! Time to file my paperwork with the government... AGAIN. I'm so glad I have Sting to keep me company. Right now I'm a conditional permanent resident. After this round I'll be a permanent resident. If I so choose, citizenship is just a year or so after that.
It's all very complicated and expensive.
The other day I was filling out a change of address form and I wasn't sure which "date of entry" they wanted. (As a student or as a permanent resident?) So I called, got cut off, then called a couple more times, and then was told they couldn't advise me on that.
It's quite the rigmarole.
On a more positive note, unless I go for citizenship (which I might for the sake of the next election, if my pride will allow it) after this cycle I won't have to worry about it for 10 years! Glory!