Permanent Aussie Residents

It may not seem like a big deal, but in fact this is major for us: today Australian Immigrations granted us our Permanent Residency. Yeeeeaaaaa !!!This is the end of a long process which started four years ago, when we took our first steps towards a life in Australia. A good year later we moved Down Under, and since then we have been living here on a limited temporary status. Today we can finally close this chapter. We can now live and work anywhere in Australia, buy property, make full use of the medical and educational system, and be eligible for child support and other government benefits. And most important: we can stay in Australia forever.

Although it does not mean that we are Australian citizens yet (we’re still Swedish and Dutch), for sure it means it is now time for some serious integration. So please sing along with us the unofficial Australian national anthem: Waltzing Matilda.

Cheers Mate !!!

click here for our photo slide show of Oct-Nov 2009.


Susan said…
Congratulations to the hole family!!! We are cheering for you!!! Hugs Susan & Marcus
Anonymous said…
congratulations from ijsselstein as well see you soon

XX paulus
Anna said…
Congratulations to you all!!! We sing and cheering for you!!!
Lots of hugs Anna & Andreas

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