It's been a long journey but :-)

Old Dec 14th 2009, 4:16 am
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Default It's been a long journey but :-)

today we got PR approved in principle.


8 months and lots of ups and downs (mostly downs) yet finally, in the end, it was approved.

Had a little cry when I saw the email but now going home to some wine.






OF COURSE



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Congratulations to you
It will be well worth the long journey when you get here
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OMG I am so very pleased.

Great news.

What a great example to everyone you are.
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Congrats...
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Originally Posted by RobDon View Post
Congratulations to you
It will be well worth the long journey when you get here
we're here got wtr in August - eventually



For you that don;t know, here's our list of problems:

1) no joint bills - two houses when we met, never transferred anything as emigrating was quite sudden
2) Neil's BMI a bit over, his liver test a bit over
3) I have ulcerative colitis (I never mentioned that on here before)
4) many many hundreds of pounds later on medicals, the MA decided my (potentially fatal in undeveloped countries) condition was OK but Neil was too big
5) refused WTR, then lawyers stepped in, Neil got visa 6 days before flight
6) moved paperwork to ChCh after arriving in NZ on wtr
7) had to provide even more relationship evidence
8) needed a character waiver fora childhood misdemeanour (sp?) 25 years ago

Then suddenly someone decided Neil was not too big and it was suddenly plain sailing.

A lovely Xmas present for us


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Originally Posted by Jan n Neil View Post
A lovely Xmas present for us
EXACTLY!!!

Just forget about all the rest... It's the end result that matters I say..
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Oh, wow...Congratulations
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Oh, wow...Congratulations
AB fab, you both deserve it after the fight you have put up, as I have said before you have both been an inspiration to us when we were at a low with our application and we thank you once again. Love and hugs, see ya on other side very soon,

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Congratulations you guys!
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AT LAST, huge sigh, sit back, relax and enjoy.............
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Oh what a wonderful Christmas pressie!!!
So pleased for both of you, you really are an inspiration to others!!
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Default Re: It's been a long journey but :-)

Originally Posted by Jan n Neil View Post
today we got PR approved in principle.


8 months and lots of ups and downs (mostly downs) yet finally, in the end, it was approved.

Had a little cry when I saw the email but now going home to some wine.






OF COURSE



Jan

CONGRATS!


That must be such a relief! I am thinking we will get WTR as we dont have job offers (thats is we get our meds signed off !!!) so will probs have the same route as you guys.

Just shows how it can pay off - hope you have settled well and are enjoying your new life
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Hi

well done and MANY congratulations!!!
really great to hear a happy ending after having so many 'downs' on your journey to stay there

Enjoy your new life!!

Helen and Dave x
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Congratulations - it gives me encouragement (as I am pretty certain that I will be referred to an MA eventually) and hope to grit my teeth and battle on like you both have done. Well deserved - and its summer in New Zealand - what more can you ask for. Good luck to you both.
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Wow HAPPY CHRISTMAS now you can start the New Year with no more worries. Congratulations to you both. x
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