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 Post subject: I just got the BEST news!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:50 am 
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My residency permit with the Netherlands has been approved!

I've been waiting since July for this and the IND needed one more document from us. After getting it from America (expensive hassle), I mailed a copy to them the same day the postal workers went on strike here and it took forever. The worker said she was ready to stamp us "denied" since we were past the deadline, but given the strike she went easy on us. I just called her and she said "I don't know how to say this in English, but, uh, I have made a decision and it is okay. You will get your permit soon, but I don't know when. Maybe the post is going on another strike." She was apologizing for that, but all I could focus on was that I've been approved. I made her assure me a few more times, haha.

I feel like my entire life has been on hold waiting for this - like I couldn't truly settle in here until I knew I could stay. I could cry I'm so relieved.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:55 am 
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did you move there from the USA? What is it like there?

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yay! Welcome to Europe for the long haul!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:03 am 
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Yay! Congratulations!


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That's awesome, pickledtreats! yay!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:40 am 
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 Post subject: Re: I just got the BEST news!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:48 am 
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I've been here for over four months just WAITING. It's been so incredibly boring, I've been depressed, etc., but now I can finally do the things I need to do: get a bank account, get a job (hopefully), get health insurance, etc.

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:55 am 
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Wow that is super exciting! So happy for you!

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That's wonderful news; congratulations!

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Woohoo! We've got you now!

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 Post subject: Re: I just got the BEST news!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:11 am 
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Way to go, Dutch!

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 Post subject: Re: I just got the BEST news!
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Awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: I just got the BEST news!
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Yay! Its so nice to see everything turning out so well for you. <3

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 Post subject: Re: I just got the BEST news!
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Aww, yay!

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 Post subject: Re: I just got the BEST news!
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That's awesome! There are some really fun people in the Netherlands!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:54 am 
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Yay that's great! Congrats!


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Congratulations! and (again) welcome to the netherlands!


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 Post subject: Re: I just got the BEST news!
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 Post subject: Re: I just got the BEST news!
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Congrats! I know exactly how you feel. It took ages for my probationary leave to remain to come in, and no one would hire me until I had it. I spent 9 months with only very rare temp work. It's such a relief, even more so when you get the actual piece of paper / card to prove it!

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congratulations! there's no sense of relief bigger than knowing you don't have to worry about the immigration police coming in and saying "GTFO!" and usually no bigger sense of accomplishment once you survive the process!!

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