Well the time has come.
My four years are just about up and my 100 points have been accumulated, so it is time to apply for my Permanent Residency in Denmark.
Funny thing (not funny, haha) is that as I was gathering alllllllll the documentation for this very lovely application and then logging onto the Immigration site to pay my APPLICATION FEE of 3.655dkk (494€), I said to myself, "Well, if they don't approve this and decide to kick me out, I know of a certain grandbaby in Texas in need of a MoMo who would definitely approve of my residency there."
So you see-- there is always a bright side.
I will take my packet to the post office on Tuesday to mail it to Copenhagen, and I am anxious to see how heavy it is since the application itself is 17 pages, plus there are all those attachments to prove that I do indeed have my 100 points accumulated.
2 pages-- my "Erklæring om integration og aktivt medborgerskab i det danske samfund" AKA the "Pia K paper" (which is sort of like "I pledge allegiance to the Danish society, and short of eating licorice and leverpostej, I promise to do all else to integrate ASAP.")
1 page--my "diploma" from passing the Danish Language Exam (which I am PRETTY SURE they already have on file, so not sure why this is necessary?!)
1 page--a letter from Herning Erhversrådet as proof of my work on the board of International Society for at least 1 year (I considered attaching all the newspaper articles about our work in IS as well, but figured that was being a little contrary!) :-)
33 pages--copies of my monthly salary disbursement for the last 2 years and 8 months to prove that I have had a full-time job at the same place for no less than 2.5 years.
1 page---copy of my receipt for my payment of the 3.655dkk.
All in all--55 pages.
Thank you, rain forest, for your sacrifice so that I can try to show Denmark that I am worthy of living here as a permanent resident.
Now the countdown begins to see how long it takes for them to approve/reject my application.