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!!!!!