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Rebel Wilson gets permanent resident status in US: 'Best birthday present'

The "Pitch Perfect" franchise star showed off her new permanent residency card on Instagram.
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Australian-born actor Rebel Wilson got the "best birthday present" of all this year when her U.S. permanent residency card arrived in time for her 42nd birthday.Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images for AFI

Rebel Wilson got the birthday present of her dreams this week — an official card showing she'd been granted permanent residency status in the United States.

The “Pitch Perfect” franchise star, who was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, showed off the card Wednesday in her Instagram stories while celebrating her 42nd birthday. Though she carefully blacked out some personal details, fans were able to see her full name: Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson.

"Wow. The best birthday present just arrived!" she wrote on the image.

Wilson's photo of her green card was just one of the many birthday images she shared with fans on Instagram. The "Isn't It Romantic" star and several pals jetted down to Mexico for a luxurious stay at the One&Only Palmilla resort in Cabo.

“Birthday weekend,” Wilson wrote alongside a pic of the group boarding a private jet for their special trip.

Wilson also shared a pic in her Instagram stories showing her enjoying a special dinner with her "Pitch Perfect" co-stars Anna Kendrick, Chrissie Fit and Shelley Regner at Nobu in Malibu, California. "Crush it like a Bella," Wilson wrote on it.

Castmate Hailee Steinfeld didn't make the dinner date but she sent along a gorgeous bouquet and a sweet card. Wilson shared a snap of both in her Instagram stories.

"Happy Birthday, Reb," Steinfeld wrote. "I wish I could be there to celebrate with you. I hope you enjoy your day to the fullest. Love you! XO, Hailee."

Wilson also took the time to send a heartfelt message to her friends and fans, thanking them for all their birthday shoutouts.

"Thank you friends! The older I get the more I appreciate and understand the importance of great friendships …" she wrote in a separate Instagram post.

"I used to focus so much on work and crushing it out in the world, I was a lone wolf for most of it, I came to America and had to start fresh not knowing anyone — I realize now that it’s not about the money or the achievements that brings you happiness," she continued.

"Sure that stuff’s nice but it’s really about the people you meet along the way and the relationships you have. I’m most lucky to have great people in my life x I cherish you x."