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  2. rammygirl

    Visa requirements for medicals

    Medical requirements for temporary visas are less stringent than PR visas. It is all based on cost of any treatment and access to resources. Mild forms of scoliosis are reasonably common and stable so shouldn’t cause any issues but everyone’s case is different………..
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  4. Marisawright

    RRV if PR is expired

    No, unfortunately not. It's worth noting that even if they were lenient while the borders were actually closed, it's been eight months since then.
  5. Marisawright

    Working with immigration agent timeline

    Ring the agent and ask them what's holding them up. You are paying them a lot of money, you're entitled to service. Maybe there's a misunderstanding and they're waiting for some piece of evidence from you.
  6. 187visa refusal

    187 Visa Processing Time

    Finally wait is over My timeline Apply retail manager 2017 Nomination rejected 2018 Aat applied 2019 Aat requested document Septeber 2021 Aat hearing Dec 0 2021 Nomination approved Feb 2022 Immi requesteddocument March 2022 Again immi requested documnet July 2022 Got PR YESTERDAY THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR SUPPORT
  7. My partner and I are applying for a 309 visa from the UK. We went back and forth about engaging the services of an agent to help us (the cost of living crisis has us watching every penny) and eventually decided to make the sacrifice and go with an agent. We began working with our agent in mid May of this year. We still haven’t submitted our application. It feels really slow and I’m just wondering how long have other folks’ process been from starting with an agent to submission? Of course everyone’s case is different but for a bit of background my partner and I have been together for 4 years; living together for 2; have a son; and have plenty of things to indicate we’re in a couple- multiple joint bills; multiple joint back accounts; joint purchases; correspondence from HMRC, the NHS, the local electoral roll to both of us; individual bank statements; photos; and all the standard ID stuff. TIA for any insight :-)
  8. Steve Elliott

    Brisbane vs Adelaide

    Not fake news at all. I have been following this data from the ABS for over 20 years... OK, it might dip to 80% at times but Queensland consistently leads the table. I agree though, the push factors vary on a case by case basis. Everyone is different. https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/people/population/regional-internal-migration-estimates-provisional/latest-release
  9. DukeNinja

    Brisbane vs Adelaide

    Be aware that it's a really busy hospital as its the motherland of all the Qld hospitals. It has the 2nd largest hospital campus in Oz iirc. Not sure how the Adelaide job compares but the work life balance might be better there. Best to try and get some inside info from some someone who works there.
  10. Same here, Kev. Had a video interview with a specialist in Smellbum last week, and she, through our Base Hospital, wants me to have more tests, both liver and blood. I declined, saying that at age 81, I feel fine and just want to live peacefully and quietly. So, no more doctors waiting rooms. So, off fishing again. Cheers, Bobj.
  11. Nanna

    Still here and still feel the pull

    We have had a medicare card since we lived there in the 80s and the latest updated one doesn't expire for a couple of years so hopefully we will immediately qualify for all senior benefits and cards. (???) It just never got cancelled when we returned to the UK in the 80s even tho we told them that. Bonus! However the cost of living in Australia, food prices etc now compared to the UK, and the cost of all lovely houses on that coastline are so high it is still so very worrying to the point of anxiety. To have to get paid work from my son to assist with the household bills at 70 years of age is ridiculous . Ironically if we didnt need that extra cash we would gladly help him anyway but its better to do it by choice than necessity. So watch this space cos my husband thinks we may need to rethink it all which breaks my . He can handle that but I'm not sure I can. Only seeing my kids on the occasional holiday is not ideal for sensitive me but nor is living in a property we dislike. When we are not with the family we have to create our own lives and therefore need to be happy on all counts. This is all so sad and each of the two choices (Australia or UK) could be wrong and either would be a permanent choice. I can't easily handle losing that opportunity and not be with them. The cost to even try it for a period is so financially high and then to maybe have to admit its not right and have to return to the UK and buy another home we wouldn't really like is not something I want to consider. We did consider just coming in and renting to see if we were happy . We thought we could sell our UK home from there - until the tax office informed us that as non UK residents we would pay capital gains at 40%. We have considered all angles and it's either 1. We sell this seaside home in a brilliant location and compromise ourselves on every level in Australia or 2. We stay here and only see our total family in person a few more times. Neither situation is good. So nothings changed since I joined thus forum except to say MONDAY is deadline to sign our home away. So it's crucial to get it right. Anyway on the advice of my gp I have a private counselling session booked tomorrow (Friday) to try and clear my "blinkered" thoughts. Personally I don't see how they can help but maybe its worth a shot!
  12. Parley

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    At least your husband can now fart whenever he wants to.
  13. ring3018

    AAT Won for 187

    Congratulations mate, do you have a hearing or remit without one?
  14. Nemesis

    Brisbane vs Adelaide

    Flood risk is generally from the rivers and dams, rather than from the sea. But wherever you decide to look, use that flood map, its excellent and is updated frequently.
  15. paulhand

    RRV if PR is expired

    No - there are no "allowances" - if you do not meet the 2 in 5 requirement, you will need to apply on the basis of "substantial ties of benefit'. The borders were never closed to permanent residents (other than for a few weeks from India).
  16. I’m assuming you mean someone has died rather than just withdrawn an application 1) I understand if you contact immi and explain. The main applicant has died they will accept the secondary applicant as the main applicant without any change in date. 2) if you switch from 103 to 143 you keep the same queue date 3) No benefits are payable until after GRANT of 143 for 10 years but will have Medicare 4) I believe after GRANT of 103 you wait two years for benefits but will have Medicare However this is all pretty academic because 103 is likely to take quite a few more years as they’re only currently dealing with October 2010 I think and only 900 grants per year are available for the combined queue of 103 and 804 and likely to be further drops in that amount this year Changing to 143 would mean with a queue date of 2012 it would be processed almost immediately as they’re up to September 2016 at the moment. So you would need medicals. Police clearances etc plus pay a lot of money - approx $43600 plus the costs of medicals etc. and would still have to wait 10 years for any benefits after grant. You as sponsor would also have to pay assurance of support of $10000 and would not get it returned for 10 years. Australia doesn’t give any benefits out to new migrants until after a wait period of years. Should the migrant not be able to afford to live on their money Centrelink will use the money from the Assurance of Support. Once that runs out you as sponsor will have to pay for everything and will have a debt to the government.
  17. Shawn76

    Flying my cat back again - to Australia

    I had exactly the same situation when my friend and I flew on vacation, we left our dog with friends, and she immediately refused food, even her favorite treats, she just lay in her place all the time, it was a very hard vacation. all the time on the nerves
  18. Ross32

    Flying my cat back again - to Australia

    I would not advise you to leave your pet alone for a long time, as he can miss you and get depressed, once I left my dog with my parents and he refused to eat and did not eat for more than 5 days, fortunately, everything ended well
  19. DXW059

    Brisbane vs Adelaide

    Thanks. yes potentially
  20. Eire

    RRV if PR is expired

    Hi all. Could anyone tell me if allowances are made for RRV applications, with regards the 2/5 year residing in AU rule, where the applicant could not return to AU due to Borders being closed during Covid and they had numerous flights cancelled due to this? Any information would be appreciated. Thank you
  21. DukeNinja

    Brisbane vs Adelaide

    Have a look at the Brisbane interactive flood map: http://floodinformation.brisbane.qld.gov.au/fio/ It's very helpful when you're checking out properties. Some of lower bayside is at risk of king tides, but in the whole there's not much flooding that happens. But definitely check the map above. Sounds like you're heading to the RBWH?
  22. Muthukrishnan

    Vetassess electrican ( general ) practical

    Hi, Thank you for sharing your Technical interview and practical exam experience. I have some doubts about practical exam can you clear it....
  23. DXW059

    Brisbane vs Adelaide

    Thanks, given it’s so close to the coast there is the flood risk greater?
  24. So sorry to hear about your Nan. The tyranny of distance is very real at times like this.
  25. DukeNinja

    Brisbane vs Adelaide

    I live in Bayside (Wynnum, Manly, Lota area). Off peak it takes me 30 mins to drive to Herston. Peak times can be up to 1 hour. Train is about 1 hour to Bowen Hills. Great schools (Wynnum and Manly State schools for public primary). Here's a rental example: 29 Kitchener Street, Wynnum, Qld 4178 https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-wynnum-434854955 Objectively much less boganism happening than on the peninsula.
  26. DXW059

    Brisbane vs Adelaide

    Will rent initially for first year or so. Budget no more than $700/week. Willing to commute up to 40 mins
  27. DukeNinja

    Brisbane vs Adelaide

    What's your budget? Are you renting/buying? How long are you willing to commute for?
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