In pursuit of our Resident Visas we have filled out a 72 page application, we have submitted fees, we have each had 7 vials of blood drawn, we have been examined, we have had chest x-rays, and we have prepared 43 pages of supporting documents (everything from birth certificates to diplomas). We have gathered character references and transcripts, and we have pulled together leases, bank statements and photographs to demonstrate a "genuine and stable" marriage. We have not ever been, nor are we ever likely to be, so well documented.
Everything mails tomorrow! Godspeed, Mr. Visa application!