My visa was issued today. I can now officially stay and work in Germany for the next 3 years! I can’t describe the relief I felt when those two pieces of paper were stapled into my passport, without them I would be on a plane to Sydney on Christmas Eve.
I can now relax and stop worrying that I will be forced to leave and can finally start to organise my life here in Germany – getting a bank account, mobile phone contract and most importantly a place to live. It is honestly the best Christmas present ever.