Post from September 24th, 2019 at 3:45pm

Alongside 1364 other people from 99 different countries I became a US citizen today. It was genuinely heartwarming (particularly in contrast to the depressing news cycle) to see so many people from all over the world celebrate the milestone with their friends and family.


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@chrispederick congrats! What timing too given the news today.

@chrispederick That’s great! Congratulations!

Congrats Chris! How long did it take?

@chrispederick Congratulations and welcome to the new status! I remember when my wife naturalized – it was quite emotional.

Thank you, sir! It took 20 years from when I first moved to the US, but really a little over 12 months from when I actually got off my arse and applied for citizenship 😀

@chrispederick awesome sir… welcome and congrats

@chrispederick Congratulations, fellow citizen!

(Given our antiquated elections system where one must actively register in order to be able to vote, I will of course urge you to register 😉 Especially since you naturalized on National Register to Vote day!)

Congrats chris! I was wondering the same. The explanation does not surprise me 🙂


@smokey Thank you and yes, they were registering people to vote immediately after the ceremony which was very cool. I didn’t queue up to do it there and then, but plan to register online as soon as possible.

You know me too well, Matt! 😁 Thanks for the congratulations.

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