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  2. Ken

    ISA taxed in Australia

    There's a tiny number of people who despite working in the UK are still considered to be resident in Australia (usually because that's where their wife and children live in the house that is considered to be their home) so it's possible that rb1028 does need to pay tax in both countries - but the more likely scenario is the one you've described where the ISA is the foreign income of a non-resident and therefore escapes Australian tax.
  3. Newmigrant

    PR arriving into Oz

    Hi, I am a PR based in WA but got a travel exemption to fly home last July due to family reasons. I want to return after Easter. There is conflicting information online about what I need to do. Its not as simple as booking a flight and returning anymore. I see that I now need a negative covid-19 swab and fill out a travel declaration 72hrs prior to departure. also is there still caps on flight numbers? I cant seem to find any info online? I'm happy to fly into another state to quarantine if needs be. Any advice appreciated
  4. Hi there, I’d appreciate some advice regarding applying for a future RRV. Is the 2 in 5 year condition from the date of the most recent RRV application or can they count any time that precedes it (that formed the initial part of the original PR visa)? We arrived in Aus for second time (we left initially as partner’s father suddenly passed away) in Sept 2017. My PR was due to run out in April 2018 so applied and was granted a 5 year RRV. We then had a baby and returned to Uk for what was meant to be 9 months in March 2020 but now we’re a bit unsure what to do and feel in limbo with Covid. We definitely want to return to Oz at some stage but in current times, just not sure when it’s possible. So I just want to know what my options are and would be grateful if any help and advice. My RRV runs out April 2023. If immigration only count the 2 in 5 years from the time prior RRV granted, I don’t have 2 years and will need to get back by 2023. However, if they count the time prior to it (so for me from Sept 2017) and I can apply for a new RRV at start of 2022 (no idea if I’d even be able to do this as still a year left on RRV) i will qualify for the 2 year period and it will enable us to stay put for a bit but have a window to return all the way up to 2027. Thanks everyone. Lau
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  6. DrDougster

    Leaving sponsoring state early effecting 887

    Until you apply it is hard to imagine the stress you have over the PR application - it's almost like filling out that first job application or your UCAS form for God's sake! You certainly don't want to be thinking "oh shit, we really shouldn't have left NT early should we?". It'll be a real torment!
  7. Southlander

    190 Visa Grant

    Is this state nomination you are referring to, or your final application with the dha, nomination already obtained? I am aware that Victoria are notorious for giving false hope with regards to state nomination, they invite you to apply only to reject your application, which they can. However once you have obtained state nomination and your visa has been applied through skills select with the dha (federal government), paid in full, you are in the queue regardless of any new cutoffs or changes in occupation lists. This is what I understand. I think we all agree our visa is only gutenteed the day we receive it. Ps 14 months nearing for us... Followed the processing times religiously, at least we have less expectations now 10-12 pfffttt, sure
  8. I thought it was about Lewis Hamilton and was interested but apparently not. I'll give it a miss.
  9. Has anyone used this company before for insuring their shipping? Just wondered about them. Many thanks, Megan
  10. TrudiStrange

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Hi all, I haven't read through the thread so apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but is anyone waiting on an application of citizenship via descent for their child/ren? I submitted an application in November 2020, since then the processing times have escalated but I'm interested in hearing of people's experiences. I am applying from outside of Australia. How long did it take to come through? Did your child/ren have to go through a citizenship ceremony? ETA- thank you!
  11. TrudiStrange

    Air Freight for small amount of stuff?

    Thanks all for your replies, apologies for the late response.
  12. Marisawright

    190 Visa Grant

    Even if you have been invited, your visa is not guaranteed. States can change their mind. I believe Victoria has a bad track record in that regard
  13. SonGoku

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    ceremony.. Queanbeyan
  14. Planned to come to Adelaide and that is where we have stayed.
  15. Jessica Berry

    Covid and impact on Adelaide

    Welcome to Adelaide. As others have said life in Adelaide is fairly normal. I go out to cafes, restaurants, the cinema (social distancing in place), shopping, hairdresser, beautician, take my car to be serviced and generally go about my business as before. You don't see many people wearing masks. I use the QR code app on my phone when I visit places, which is easy to use. If you switch on TV on channel 7 at the moment you will see the Adelaide Strikers playing cricket at the Adelaide Oval with crowds in attendance, although again with social distancing requirements in place. Definitely feel very privileged to be able to live in Australia when you see what is happening around the world.
  16. Wanderer Returns

    ISA taxed in Australia

    Hello - you are confusing your rights of residency in the UK/Australia with your tax residency. By the sounds of it, you are currently resident in the UK for tax purposes - not Australia. Your UK income will only be taxed in the UK (unless you have the misfortune of being a US citizen), and it's got nothing to do with Australia. This isn't financial advice, but you should be able to open an ISA, and whilst you remain resident in the UK, you won't pay any tax on the gains because an ISA is a UK tax-free investment. However, if you return to live in Australia you would then need to declare any earnings from your ISA because it isn't a tax-free investment over here.
  17. well said!!
  18. Thank you all for your input. Reply from MigrationNT: "we do not provide release letters under any circumstances" I guess at the end of the day, no one can guarantee what effect an early exit will have on an 887, especially one that is yet to be applied for. At the moment is seems to be a bit of a grey area, but not a risk we are willing to take that could jeopardise PR. Thanks again for all the feedback!
  19. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Wow congrats !! You received for ceremony or test? Which council..
  20. SonGoku

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    yes you will receive an email.. i just got mine this morning
  21. SonGoku

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    applied on: 29th April 2020 received a test and interview invite: 19th Oct 2020 test and interview: 6th Nov 2020 immi account status: Approved as of 6th of Nov 2020 ceremony: 11th of Feb 2021 Queanbeyan/ACT
  22. Melbournian

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    I have 2 questions, If anyone can please answer. TEST/INTERVIEW : Do we get Email and immi notification for test schedule ? Where to monitor ? CEREMONY Do we get EMAIL and immi notification for CEREMONY ? Where to monitor ? OR is it just POSTAL?
  23. Jon the Hat

    How best to get test??

    There is a drive though test centre at Gatwick as well, which might be quicker depending on where on the South Coast you are! A quick google of pre-flight covid testing also showed a private clinic in Southampton. Make sue they provide the right certificate.
  24. rb1028

    ISA taxed in Australia

    Can I claim a foreign income tax offset for my ISA in the UK?
  25. Joe/Rose

    190 Visa Grant

    It’s a very uncertain time and yes it’s deeply annoying as one cannot plan. Also there is only soo much preparation that can be done re shipping, housing, kids etc. I just hope your agent is right, that our applications are safe but just in limbo, as if they are subject to not being granted because of quota restrictions or removal from the list, that would quite frankly be an outrage. People’s life’s are hinged on these decisions.
  26. AlmostAussie

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2020-2021

    Hi we just sat ours today in Perth. Interview was super quick and simple. They just check to make sure your documents are all legible and check your drivers or passport. test was also really quick, think we where both done within 20min. Really no queues (possibly due to COVID)
  27. rb1028

    ISA taxed in Australia

    Hello, forum! Hope everyone is doing well :) I am a permanent resident in Australia and the United Kingdom. I currently work in the UK and have a UK employer who pays UK tax. In the UK we have this thing called an investment ISA (Individual Savings Account), a tax-efficient wrapper in which you can buy, hold and sell investments. Since I am also a permanent resident in Australia I need to declare this in my AU tax return. Question: Is it even worth setting up an ISA in the UK since I will be taxed anyway? If yes: Do I get taxed on my capital gain each year?
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