Well, some disappointment this am. The RIA write to tell me that my application for a green card, so I can work in ireland, has been declined. My immediate question of why, unfortunately goes unanswered as the state is terse in its communication. As I understand it, this means we start the application procedure again applying for a work permit. The difference between the green card and the work permit for me is that after two years with a green card you can apply for permanent residency, where this option is not available to those with work permits. In a nutshell, time spent in Ireland counts towards citizenship if you have a green card and it does not if you have a work permit. Disappointing. One likes to keep one’s options open
So, am off to the photo shop this morning to plunk down another $20 for passport photos shot with a cheap little fuji digital camera. Then to the courier to pay $70 to get same photos there for next week and the RIA has to pony up another 1500 euro to apply for the work permit for me.
As I titled, there have been lots of little roadblocks in this process, so we’ll focus on the hope that this speaks to the fact that this is a great opportunity and we’ll just have to work a little harder to earn it.
On the upside I feel compelled to comment again on using Tagaroo to find images and tag my posts. It picked struggle out of my post and when it showed me pictures of what real struggles entail, I am remind of my great fortune in this opportunity and the absolutely miniscule nature of the hurdles I face
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