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  1. There is a huge process to get a work permit.
  2. We will have almost 200 people at our wedding, because my of the family is huge.
  3. A few of the glass were broken when the table fell over.
  4. How much longer do you plan to travel before you come home for?
  5. Even though you have a few problems, I think you have a very stable .
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624 The Visa
Lucinda talks about the process of getting a visa for her boyfriend for New Zealand.

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for good

We're moving there to work, so we're leaving for good.

Here, 'for good' means permanently. Notice the following:

  1. He lost his license for good, because his eyesight was so bad.
  2. I finally quit smoking for good three years ago.

stable relationship

Under a partnership visa, we have to prove that we have a stable relationship.

If you are in a 'stable relationship,'  it means that you are committed to the other person and are not breaking up and getting back together all the time. Notice the following:

  1. This is the first stable relationship she's ever had.
  2. They aren't married, but they have been in a stable relationship for 15 years.

side (of the family)

We presented letters from friends and family from both my side and his side.

In a relationship, your 'side of the family' refers to your parents, siblings and extended family, but your in-laws or your partner's family are not included. Your 'side' is who you are genetically related to. Notice the following:

  1. Where does your side of the family live?
  2. We are spending Christmas with my husband's side of the family this year.

paperwork process

The paperwork process was very easy, because there's no children involved.

The 'paperwork process' includes the documents that you have to fill out in a specific order to complete a legal task. Notice the following:

  1. Getting into university is a long paperwork process.
  2. What is the paperwork process like to get a new driver's license?

vial

We had to give like six vials of blood and had a lot of medical examinations.

A 'vial' is a small, glass container that is used to collect scientific samples, in this case blood. Notice the following:

  1. We keep all of these vials in the medical freezer.
  2. First, you are going to put two drops of this liquid in each of the vials.