I am trying to write the acknowledgment section of my thesis. I am trying to say that I have been in this place (the country where I am doing my thesis) for three years.
How to express this:
It has been almost three years in XXXX
It is almost three years in XXXX
Almost three years has been passed in XXXX
I am not sure which form is correct (may be none of them). Thank you for your help.