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  1. Moving to Australia

    1. Visa Chat

      This forum is for discussing Australian visas and migration. Discuss all aspects about emigrating to Australia and the visa process.

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    2. Working and Skilled Visas

      Discuss Skilled Visas (189, 190, 191, 489, 494, 887, 491), State/Territory sponsored (892, 893), ENS (186), RSMS (187), Business (188, 888, 890) Temporary (400, 482) 

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    3. Family / Partner Visas

      Discuss Partner (820 801 309 100), Prospective Marriage, Parent (103 143 173 804 864 870 884), Child (101 802 445),  Remaining & Aged Dependent Relative Visas 

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    4. Visitor Visas

      Discuss ETA (601), eVisitor (651), Transit Visa (771) , Visitor (600), Work and Holiday (462) and Working Holiday Visas (417).

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    5. Studying and Training Visas

      Discuss Student Visas (500), Student Guardian Visas (590) and Training Visas (407)

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    6. Other Visas

      Discuss Bridging Visas (010, 020, 030, 050, 051), Former Resident Visas, Resident Return Visas (155, 157) Investor Retirement Visas (405)

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    7. Repealed and Closed Visas

      Temp (457), RSMS (119, 857), ENS (121, 856), Skilled Independent (175, 885), Skilled Sponsored (176)

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    8. Shipping and Removals

      Moving to Australia? Discuss shipping/removals

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  2. Life in Australia

    1. Citizenship

      Discuss citizenship eligibility, applications, tests, wait times etc.

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    2. Aussie Chat

      All the latest news, gossip and general chat about migrating to and living in Australia.

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    3. Household

      Removals, creepie crawlies, health a, welfare and pets - Everything to making your home in Oz.

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    4. Renting & Real Estate

      Renting and real estate discussion on properties in Australia.

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    5. Money & Finance

      Discuss foreign exchange, mortgages, lending and finance in general for your new life in Australia.

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    6. Education

      Talk about the Australian kindergarten, schools and higher education system.

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    7. Health

      Discuss all health related matters

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    8. Careers and Vacancies

      Discuss your career , job prospects and employment in Australia.

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    9. Kids Down Under

      Forum for chat about schools, playgroups, kids clubs, childcare options, activities, days out, where to shop, playparks and more.

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    12. Travel

      Discuss flights, vacations and holidays

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  3. Australian States & Territories

    1. ACT

      Discuss migrating to and living in the Australian Capital Territory. This includes Canberra and its surrounds.

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    2. New South Wales

      Discuss migrating to and living in New South Wales.

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    3. Northern Territory

      Discuss migrating to and living in the Northern Territory

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    4. Queensland

      Discuss migrating to and living in Queensland. This includes Brisbane and its surrounds.

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    5. South Australia

      Discuss migrating to and living in South Australia

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    6. Tasmania

      Discuss migrating to and living in Tasmania. This includes Hobart and its surrounds.

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    7. Victoria

      Discuss migrating to and living in Victoria

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      posts
    8. Western Australia

      Discuss migrating to and living in Western Australia. This includes Perth and its surrounds.

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  4. Partner Forums

    1. Financial Advice: Ask Vista

      Vista Financial Services - Expert Advice on Financial Advice, UK Pensions Transfers to Australian Superannuation – QROP

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    2. Shipping Pets: Ask Pet Air

      Pet Travel queries? Ask Pet Air - A bespoke pet travel service owned and run by vets.

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  5. Moving to the UK

    1. UK Chat

      Are you an expat in Australia moving back to the UK. Use this forum to discuss the move back.

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  6. PomsInOz Specific

    1. Forum Announcements, Q and A

      If you have any forum usability questions, suggestions or announcements, post them here.

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  • Latest Topics

  • Latest Posts

    • Hi I completed my 186 technical assessment metal machinist (first class) this morning and I’m just wondering how long now roughly the 186 visa will take to complete from this point. I have been sponsored by my employer. If I get a successful outcome on the technical assessment I am still yet to do the medical and the police checks. Also my partner is yet to do anything. Thankyou for any help 
    • The costs of the partner visa increases every year by the time you do apply it could have increased a lot more.  If you want the flexibility for the future apply for the Partner Visa now so your wife is able to come and go without any visa issues.  As the previous poster has stated when the visa expired she likely wouldn’t have any issues getting a Residency Return Visa which costs around $500 currently.    There is the option now that if you apply offshore then for 309 partner to be granted while onshore.  But seek advice from a MARA agent and I’m not sure about everything about that now.  
    • Hi Guys,   Not quite sure if this topic should be in this particular part of the forum as I have been a permanent resident in Australia for the last 3 months. Ive seen a few useful things based on my question but id just like to see if anybody knows whether anything has changed or not.    I’m a gold card holding sparky back in England and have been for the past few years. Currently doing a job that’s not related to the industry (Electrical) and find myself deskilling by the week in NSW.    Anyway, I have my Electrical skills assessment next month with FSI and was wondering if anyone has done it recently, how they found it and if it’s challenging at all? I don’t deal with DOL motors and I’ve rarely used any formulas since college! Just nervous really as the rest of my future in Oz pretty much relies on this test next month.    Would appreciate some feedback.   Dave 
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