Ashamed and saddened, Einstein rejects the offer. He does not want to assume any privilege but be treated like any other new immigrant.
Consequently, as soon as he decides to make Princeton his permanent residence in 1935, he files his first papers. For that purpose, he has to leave the United States as the necessary visa must be obtained at a US embassy. With the nearest US Embassy located in Bermuda, he travels there together with his wife, Elsa, her daughter Margot, Margot’s husband Dima Marianoff, and his secretary Helen Dukas.