Look how cute we were once upon a time when we lived +7,000 miles away from each other...good riddance to those long distance days 🌎 This week we received the *best* news ever. MY PARTNER VISA FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCY IN AUSTRALIA HAS BEEN GRANTED!!!! 😭🇦🇺💕
I unexpectedly received the news while walking home from work and couldn't stop the happy tears! We have waited for this day for what feels like forever. The process usually takes 2 years to be finalized...but for some reason, my application was approved in just 11 months! Having permanent residency means I get the same benefits as Australian citizens. No more paying for visas when traveling outside of the country, no more invasive paperwork or witness forms to prove we are in a "real" relationship. Best of all, FREE HEALTHCARE!!!!
The day @dale_zeinheiger
proposed to me was the happiest day of my life, BUT this is definitely my second. I feel like the government basically just told me they want to keep me forever 😂 We have some serious celebrating to do 🎉🎉🎉