An expatriate (in abbreviated form, expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of the person's upbringing or legal residence. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expatriate)
I am now an Expat. I temporarily reside in the Netherlands with a 6 month Visa from the Dutch government. On June 25, 2010 I became a legal immigrant of the Netherlands and a resident of Rotterdam on this day. The photo is of me standing in front of the Rotterdam Stadthuis (city hall) with the new visa stamped on my passport. The Visa expires December 25.