Steve Wozniak inches closer to becoming an official Aussie

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Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak. Photo: Wired/Flickr
Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak. Photo: Wired/Flickr

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak made his first big step toward becoming an official citizen of Australia this week when he was granted ‘permanent resident’ status for being a distinguished person

Woz is currently teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Technology in Sydney and says he plans to become full fledged citizen and buy a house in Sydney.

“I want to be a distinguished part of this country and some day I may say I lived and died an Australian, and that would be a really nice thing to be able to say. No country is perfect, but I like a lot of things about this place.” Australian Financial Review quoted Wozniak.

The process required Woz to file documents, undergo medical testing, and an FBI check, but he said he went through with it so his entire family could live in Australia. He has a son that is a resident of Sydney too after marrying an Australian woman.

Woz still spends the majority of his time in the United States were he gets scheduled for speaking engagements. He says he plans to move to Australia permanently once life slows down, and has his eye on Tasmania in particular because of its cool weather.

Source: International Business Times