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VISA!


Monday, April 07, 2014

I was approved for my Temporary Partner Visa last week...which means I am granted permission to stay in Aus, but it also means I can now travel outside of OZ, which means I get to start planning my trip back to America to see my family and friends!!!!
I was amazed at how easy the process was once I was assigned a case worker, which took a bit over a year. I had held off on getting my police checks until I was given a case worker as they possibly could have expired..so once I turned those in within days I got my approval letter. Within 2 years I will be (should be) granted a permanent visa and then once I have lived here for 4 years apply for citizenship (dual of course)!
Even though I could work and everything in my life was pretty normal, that was hanging over my head like a little bitty dark cloud because there was still always the tiniest of chances that I would not be approved. It was also putting a little hold on my freedom. It is such a weight off my shoulders.
So watch out USA I am coming back to you in July/August. I am so excited!!!!!
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IONA72 4/16/2014 4:27AM

    What a treat to look forward to!

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RDEE22 4/8/2014 7:19AM

    Great News. Lovely for you to be able to go back to the States for a visit freely.

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APED7969 4/8/2014 5:40AM

    congrats!

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ALIHIKES 4/8/2014 12:07AM

    Congraulations! I just had dinner with a friend who has been having the worst time with US immigration process (she is Nicaraguan married to a US citizen), sometimes the bureaucracy can drive one nuts! Glad it is better in Oz!

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PHEBESS 4/7/2014 11:27PM

    YAY! Sounds good!

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AMANDAUNBIDDEN 4/7/2014 8:05PM

    That is awesome! Congratulations! I bet you are relieved!

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WENDYJM4 4/7/2014 7:49PM

    awesome news.

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