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ILR achievement: unlocked

After all of everything (including two hours kinda sitting around the Home Office lobby waiting for something to happen), the woman who looked at our papers wanted to see this:
1. Our passports
2. Three month's pay stubs
3. Three month's bank statements
4. A record of what I'd earned for the last 5 years
5. A letter from my employer saying I was "an employee in good standing and still needed going forward"

And that was kind of it. She looked at the paperwork for half an hour and said we were good to go, that they'd just need to hold onto our passports to get the new stickers in them. We headed out to get lunch and celebratory margaritas. Then it was Balham for naps and Milton Keynes for Top Hat, a new musical which I thought would be the perfect cap to a good day, or consolation prize if it were a bad one.

I can't believe that almost 7 years after my first transformational trip to London that it's finally come to this, that I can stay here as long as I want to for forever.

Anyway, I've been up since early early and am now very tired, so I am going to bed.

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varina8
Aug. 26th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
What wonderful news! I miss you both dearly but it is so good to see you somewhere that makes you happy.
webcowgirl
Aug. 26th, 2011 07:40 am (UTC)
I don't have to stay here forever but now I don't have to keep jumping through hoops to stay.
barakta
Aug. 26th, 2011 07:44 am (UTC)
Hurrah, well done for navigating all of that.
hieroglyphe
Aug. 26th, 2011 09:24 am (UTC)
Hurrah!
noirem
Aug. 26th, 2011 10:15 am (UTC)
Hey that title sounds familiar ;o) So happy for you
thekumquat
Aug. 26th, 2011 11:43 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
pir
Aug. 26th, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
_la_mysterieuse
Aug. 26th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
thewronghands
Aug. 26th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I'm delighted that it was so formulaic!
almostwitty
Aug. 27th, 2011 09:34 am (UTC)
Congrats! Did they ever want to see the two years worth of letters from official places?
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