Was back at the immigration dept yesterday, for the third day and another 2 hour wait.
Good news: there was soap in the dispenser.
Bad news: they didn't give me 5 years* but only one year extension. So we have to do the same thing all over again next year. My husband has to take a day off work. What a waste of everything - time and money and paper and working hours - all to keep an eye on this wife of a citizen who obviously (after 40 years here on and off) is a danger to national security. Or something. My file in the department must be a mile high. How many times have they collected a copy of our marriage certificate? How many copies do they have of a sworn statement that we make (and pay for) every year that yes, we were married? Don't they have better things to do with their tax-payers money? I am fed up.
*They told me last year this was possible, so that is why I need got a spanking new Oz passport before it was due in order to accommodate a 5 year pass.