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Apply for an Aussie spousal visa (read all 6 entries…)
Hoping that this goes pretty smoothly.

Our options are to apply for either a US visa for me, or an Aussie visa for Matty. As we both want to live in Australia, it makes sense to forget about the US visa. For now, at least.

It seems it’s all about the evidence. ‘They’ need proof that the relationship is genuine. Makes sense. At the moment, we’re unfortunately still missing a key piece… our marriage certificate.

It seems the only downfall to getting married in Costa Rica, is the snail’s pace registry system. That wouldn’t be so bad, if it weren’t for the lawyer stuffing up two important details in the application, thereby adding another couple of months to the wait. Need to chase her up, and check that everything is still going through okay.


SallyKitt "Action is the antidote to despair" - Joan Baez


Funny, I’m going to the wedding reception next weekend of my honorary nephew who got married in Costa Rica about a month ago. (They’re both US citizens, though.)

Best of luck in getting this solved!

Absnasm Thanks 43T. You made me and my life better. I'll miss you very much.

Bear in mind also...

..that you’ll probably need to get the marriage certificate translated by a certified translator (who’ll provide you with a certificate) before you can use it for anything like getting visas, passports and the like.


Very true.

Ah, the price we pay for being romantic…

Absnasm Thanks 43T. You made me and my life better. I'll miss you very much.


I bet it was worth it though.



Wouldn’t change a thing. :-D

(Well… perhaps with the exception of giving the lawyer a little less credit, and opening the darn envelope she gave us, instead of assuming it was simply a copy of the statements we’d signed. Doh.)

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