Dear India, thank you for inviting me to stay here forever

After 89 mind-boggling, frustration-inducing, grey-hair-propagating, bureaucracy-cursing, confusion-rendering days of limbo over my application for a permanent residency and work permit in India, the central government here in Delhi— lithe, agile and efficient as it always is (heavy sarcasm) — showed me the meaning of unexpected haste.

Though I was expecting the process to take months or more to complete (if ever), at 4:23 p.m., Monday, February 1, 2010, I, Adam Franklin Jadhav, officially became an Overseas Citizen of India. For nearly all intents and purposes, I now have dual citizenship and am free to do almost entirely as I please.


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5 Responses to “Dear India, thank you for inviting me to stay here forever”

  1. Anna Says:
    February 1st, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Hallelujah, indeed. Happy for you!

  2. Stensland Says:
    February 2nd, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Thanks for cropping the photo so I can’t tell you how much you look like a ….

  3. Royal Says:
    February 5th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Wicked awesome.

  4. JAGTAR BRAR Says:
    February 6th, 2010 at 9:39 am

    happy to know it congratulations. i think u remember me. we met in EIMA AGRIMACH-2009 AT ICAR PUSANEW DELHI. PLS SMS ME UR MOBILE NO

  5. ADAM JADHAV » Blog Archive » So long, 2010; it’s been nice knowing ya… Says:
    April 5th, 2011 at 3:30 am

    [...] I spent many hours not working while pursuing my Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) status. I now have a lifelong work/residency permit for my adopted second [...]

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