Or so says the certificate. Yep, it finally arrived yesterday and Mr & Mrs Bunny are now deemed a “de facto couple” in the eyes of the Australian government. Such a charming term ain’t it that de facto business?
So now we another step along the way to proving that Mrs Bunny is not just a mail order bride from Russia. Besides my regular and decidedly low bank account is enough proof to our fastidious government that I couldn’t afford a Russian mail order to begin with.
The next step is clearing out of the country for a few weeks as part of the tourist visa regulations for Mrs Bunny. When we return the next step is the biggest one yet. Piecing together as much information as we can before submitting our application for a partners visa, which itself will cost an arm and a leg!
One must laugh though when you realise just how many hoops couples are forced to jump through to prove they are genuine whilst a walk to certain areas of Brisbane will find plentiful scores of painfully old, decrepit and perhaps wealthy men, nearing the final years of life with young Asian brides young enough to be their great granddaughter. But hey, money talks!
At the end of the day this whole process will costs us thousands. But money matters very little when you are happy. And right at this point in time Mr Bunny could not be any more chuffed than he already is.