It has been said that good things come to those who wait. While patience isn’t always my strong point, this time being patient was worth it. Today we are doing a happy dance as we have just been informed that our Visas have been approved. On Thursday we will travel to Machala to the immigration ministry and we will have our Passports stamped with our Residency Visas.
While we still don’t know what kind of Ecuadorian ID we will be issued, we will be legal residents of Ecuador and can move forward with our lives instead of being in limbo. Getting the approval also means that we will be able to have our belongings shipped to our new home once we have relocated.
In two years, unless they change the laws again, we will be able to apply for Permanent Residency status and after five years apply for dual Citizenship if we so desire. That is our long-term goal, but who knows what the future will bring. For now, we are content to be able to enjoy our lives here in Ecuador and the building of many friendships and memories.
Until later my friends,
Terri at the Drakes Nest