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  2. ring3018

    187 Visa Processing Time

    It seems like the processing time is quicker now if they process May 2017. Mine is July 2017
  3. Paul1Perth

    How is Trump doing so far?

    You never saw the untouchables then? Seemed the weapon of choice even then was a machine gun. Bad guys will get their hands on the latest and most deadly weapons they can. Kanye West brought up a very good point in his whitehouse rant, which most press coverage chose to ignore. He said something like we blame the cops for killing us yet we are killing each other. That's what we should be putting right. A hard truth and I bet he copped a lot of flack for saying it.
  4. Ha ha so they have 2 of those cabins in the garden (large ish) garden and of course my father in law has filled them with his stuff , he over takes areas with his ‘work’ or boxes of stuff to sort and doesn’t hugely care about others. In terms of property- can only go on what our local agent who sold us the property said and it’s all good at the moment but not as good as initial growth. We bought for 460 in 2015 and now we are looking at 500-515 Our cats do go out but are also litter trained as they don’t go out at night. My husband wants to make them house cats but can’t imagine living in a place where you constantly have to watch the doors being opened
  5. Marisawright

    Transferring money from UK

    Yes, certainly. In fact I opened my account when in Australia and my first transaction was transferring funds from Australia to the UK, but I have done it both ways since then.
  6. So I feel like I need to summarise my issue because I didn’t give enough information before; Visa is in hand, animals are coming - not negotiable and we have started the process. All our money is tied up in our house and hopefully if the market is kind to us we could take £265,000 equity from it’s sale. My husband is tied into his job until October 2019 but a big bonus coming November 2019 so we are staying until then. Because of his timeline we have to take a trip to activate our visas in April and we will use this time to narrow down where we will live so that as November draws near my hubby can start looking for a job nearby. As a teacher I can’t do much more until I land with an address to register with. We have a small amount of savings by the time we go , I don’t take the big bonus into account because I don’t want to depend on that and you never know , so we need that savings to get us there and pay a Bond on arrival , we need our equity to get a car , perhaps cover a few months rent who knows. So leaving with it on the market is not an option, we can sell early but we risk the price and then paying for short term rental here . I realise as I write this that I don’t think there’s a magic perfect answer unless our in-laws cave and trust me this is not prefect either! My father in law is an absolute pain in the backside and as someone who works with SEN children he definitely has some type of undiagnosed social condition! So perhaps I’m just using you lovely people to rant at (apologies) my husband didn’t wanna talk about it last night as typical me I bring these things up about 20 minute before bedtime hoping for a magical solution and then get annoyed when he doesn’t have it! Has anyone used a relocation agent before ? Thank you for reading and offering all your advice - more is always welcome but I’m afraid no more advice about leaving animals behind
  7. Jimbo

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    Just out of curiosity, did anyone else experience any issues with the software during their application? I found it a bit of a nightmare, had to keep clicking back, re-uploading etc. I submitted an enquiry and they told me they had received all my documents but I am still nervous that all the information I submitted in the boxes didn't upload properly and leads to delays with my application. Guess I am going to find out soon enough....
  8. Kenneth Wragg

    New house add ons.

    Thank you for your response, have took on board your help/advice. Regards. K.K.Wragg.
  9. Gbye grey sky

    How is Trump doing so far?

    If you want to see unhinged you need to watch one or two of his rallies. That this stuff plays so well with his audience and with a sizeable chunk of the population is a constant reason for worry. I feel like an observer of Germany or Italy during the 1930s with rational people saying that Hitler and Mussolin are just idiots.
  10. Paul1Perth

    How is Trump doing so far?

    Why do you presume he is just following Trumps lead? I think SCOMO can come to his own decisions.
  11. The UK housing market is in a downturn, even in the south east and London area. Some areas have dropped by up to 20% in the last 8 months. Not sure why your husband wants to give it as much time as possible, all indications are the downturn will continue, mainly due to brexit uncertainty they say. I'd be tempted to get what you can now as next year you could be getting far less. Are your cats house cats? I've heard very few cats in Oz wonder out and about and nearly all are house cats (no idea on figures just seen and heard that many times). Doesn't mean yours can't go out i'm sure but thought I'd mention that as it's a shock to some that take cats over. It's a shame the inlaws won't put you up but it's up to them, it's not you they won't have but the animals and that's fair enough if they feel strongly enough not to want animals in the house. Do they have a descent sized garden? Could you put one of those wooden portacabin things in it? you could sell it afterwards and get much of the money back. Wouldn't need to be a posh one, just a cheap, old, basic one. You humans could all live and sleep in the house with the animals sleeping in the portacabin. Wouldn't be nice to put them in kennels but a cabin in the garden means you can all spend time with them, easy to stick some chairs/beanbags in it and hang out in there. Not ideal but worth thinking about as getting a rental won't be easy. Inlaws may not agree anyway, they probably have got the hump you're leaving!
  12. Just not an option for us; we’ve had them for 8 years - our dog has medical issues (nothing that stops her from coming) - no one would want her. Our cats are amazing and that’s why they are coming. Yes it’s a pain in the butt but we made a commitment when we got them and we plan on following through.
  13. Kenneth Wragg

    Transferring money from UK

    Thank you for your response. Can I use Morneycorp from Australia? Regards. K.G. Wragg.
  14. They probably don't want you to go but put to them the positives of seeing you and the youngster every day before you leave. You could put the animals in kennels early if that's their only gripe. Personally they would have to go. You can get cats and dogs here.
  15. Kenneth Wragg

    Transferring money from UK

    Thank you for your response. Can I use Transferwise once I am in Australia? Regards. K.G. Wragg.
  16. unzippy

    How is Trump doing so far?

    It will be interesting to see how he mishandles the Saudi / dead journalist issue. I see his position has already moved from "severe punishment" to "maybe it was some rogue operatives." I guess someone has reminded him how much money he has tied up with the Saudis https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/10/12/17964884/trump-saudi-money-khashoggi Did any one see the pile of shyte he came out with on Sunday's 60mins? https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/10/16/how-trump-bobs-weaves-avoid-truth/?utm_term=.ff7928f42b5f Unhinged.
  17. Jenny1985

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Black serpent 8months seems short time to wait in comparison to many. I too been waiting 8months
  18. Hi if u see my post below yours, they have a huge house , 7 beds , they are retired and live 10 Minutes away but said no due to our animals. Which really upset us because when we lived there as a couple before getting married we had a dog there. They don’t want us to go and I think are being difficult on purpose. No other family is an option
  19. How are people feeling generally... Do we get a sense there is starting to be movement or not really? I'm enjoying life in Oz and the precious extra time looking after my son but would like to have some sense of contro over my future
  20. Bajajbajaj

    187 Visa Processing Time

    Thanks, but i grant 457 visa on same study in march and last month grant 482 nomination as well on same study. So what you think? It will be still problem?
  21. Wow that all sounds amazing. I hear that it will be very difficult to secure a rental with animals regardless so I was worried about finding air b&b for instance out there and our time in it running out before we find a rental and it being booked up and just not having anywhere to go with a child and animals before our rental is ready /found ? Our pets will spend 10 days in quarantine , 2/3 days flying so we’d end up putting them in kennels here ; do able definitely but an added cost and stress for them. I talked to my husband about selling early to take the pressure off but because of Brexit he thinks we should give the housing market as much time as possible as he imagines things may change next year before we leave and he doesn’t want to lose out on what we can bring over in terms of equity. I notified spmeone quoted research on site manager jobs, my husband is a project manager , is there a way for me to find out how that profession has done on employability ?
  22. parveen

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Sorry to hear that did u paid training benchmark this year
  23. We sold our house and moved in with my wifes Mum & Dad for a few weeks. Like you we needed the money from the house sale and we didn't do a reccie trip. We'd never been before and knew nothing about Perth, other than what we'd read. Pre internet days. Have you no understanding relations? I think the in-laws liked having us and the 2 year old. Worked well for us.
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  25. Rallyman

    Shame of Australia

    You can manipulate figures in graphs and pye charts to say what ever you like , The whole planet need to step up Australia is far from the worlds worst , the comments are BS to say it’s ok for China because it’s a fast developing country is complete rubbish they should be embracing new technology not building a coal fired power station every week like they have , the reason is purely down to economics. you haven’t answered why you constantly knock Australia in every thread that us on PIO
  26. Yes my husband is tied into his job ; if we leave early he has to repay recruitment costs and all training plus he misses out on a very good bonus
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