The BEST news: Visa Grant Day! Permanent Residency!
Last night Miss O 1 was cooking stir-fry for dinner. I wasn’t as late as I might have been, so we were all home.
I had checked my emails earlier in the day as I had received a phone call from DIAC last Thursday which gave me the impression we might hear something soon. There had been no email at that time and I hadn’t had time to check again.
Mr O commented, “I’ll just check my emails.”
Over the chatter of eating children there was suddenly lots of noise. Mr O leapt out of his chair and started dancing around the diningroom!
“We got it, we got it! I love you, my forever wife!”
Lots of hugs and kisses followed. We are not sure the children really understand the importance, but we do! Attached to the email was a copy of the formal letter, which we will receive in the snail-mail shortly.
Although I have mentioned before it is stressful waiting, I don’t think we realised just how stressful until that stress was gone. We did not expect there to be a problem with the final grant of permanent residency, but no matter how confident one is, until it is signed, sealed and delivered, there is always that nagging fear. It hangs there like a cloud, blocking the sunshine of life.
We NEVER drink on a school night, but last night was worth a celebratory toast! It was a DAMN GOOD NIGHT!
Thank you very much to the staff at the Partner (Permanent) Processing Centre of DIAC for speedy processing. This enables Mr O to receive the Adult Apprenticeship Incentive: with four kids, this is worth a lot to us! Especially since our rent jumped $80 a week!
I can see how both of us, Mr O particularly, is just more relaxed. He went off to work this morning knowing our new life is permanent. We are safe.
- Medicare and the final stage of Partner Visa processing (teamoyeniyi.com)
- Paperwork for Permanent Partner Visa finalised (teamoyeniyi.com)
- Sub-class 100 visa: the time has come. (teamoyeniyi.com)