I got home from class around 9:30, and as I chatted with the doorman I noticed the notorious brown envelope sitting in my box. I eyed it as he asked me about my New Year, and after a few minutes I got to ask him for it.
I ripped it open to find out that my visa has been approved and is being processed. It's such a relief, as last year I got a phone call when I was at the airport on my way home that my visa last year was missing documents and I'd have to resubmit it once I was back.
So what does having a permanent residency visa do for me? I'm not 100% sure about all of these, but here goes:
1. I don't have to renew my visa for 5 years.
2. I can vote in Chilean elections.
3. I can probably get a credit card here. (I already have a bank account)
A friend came over, and we celebrated with some drinks, chips, and by playing Wii.
So after my text-heavy last some I wanted to put up some pictures. So here they are:
|Meeting up with Stefanie after our Pichilemu adventures|
|Some late arriving Christmas gifts|
|On the bus to Viña del Mar for New Years|
|Viña del Mar|
|This looks like a normal meal, but what´s missing?|
|The mayonaise of course! They love their mayonaise here!|
|At the beach on New Years Eve|
|Aren´t you getting hungry?|
|Yes, that´s corn with mayonaise.|
|On the rooftop awaiting the fireworks|
|Some champagne to celebrate|
|shortly before the fireworks|
|HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!|