The waiting is finally over…

Dear Ms Howard
I am writing to you about your application for a permanent Partner (Residence) visa . . . I am pleased to advise that the following persons were granted a permanent visa on 13 April 2004: Kristine Michelle Howard . . .

It took two and a half years, but I am now a fully-fledged permanent resident of Australia! Thanks to everyone who helped us out, especially Ma Snook, Steve, and Major (who all made statutory declarations that our relationship was legit). Residency basically gives me all the same rights as citizens (with the exception of voting). I can finally get a credit card, and if I want to go back to university I’ll be able to get government aid. I can even collect unemployment! When I IMed the Snook to let him know, his first response was: “Does that mean you’re going to leave me?” Silly boy. As if I’d go through all this just for a green card. 🙂


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  1. yay!!! congratulations Kris — that’s fantastic!! (Having just received my permanent residency for the UK, I can definitely empathise)

  2. yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!

  3. Congrats! Awesome news.

  4. Congratulations! Better go off for a meat pie and tomato sauce to celebrate 😉

  5. Congratulations.

    Does this mean you’ll be registering

  6. Definitely not, John. The Australian registry situation is nuts. Up until recently, I believe, a single guy had control of the .au TLD and he was incredibly strict about who he gave them out to. You couldn’t get a .com if you weren’t a registered business, and you couldn’t get a .org unless you were a legit organization. I think they charge a lot more too. Screw that. I’ll stick with my nice nondescript .org. 🙂

  7. Congrats Sheila!!!!

  8. so the elephants are no longer restless, cherie… (hmm, i’ve seen greencard too many times methinks). congratulations, kris! now go and have a lamington and a vegemite sandwich to celebrate!

  9. Great news! Have a Vegemite sandwich on me mate!

  10. yipee! now i’ll definitely have to come visit 🙂

  11. Damn straight you will! 🙂

  12. congrats 🙂 🙂

  13. Thanks! It’s coming up for you guys soon, isn’t it? I wrote up an exhaustive post with a list of all the additional evidence we had to provide here. Might be helpful to you guys!

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