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  2. Hi all, I am a native English speaker. I have sat both the IELTS and PTE tests. I have just received my PTE scores and in my speaking I only received 29!! Pronunciation was 10 which I believe is the lowest! I received a 9 in my speaking section for IELTS. Do you know where I could have gone wrong? Thanks
  3. Marisawright

    Moving back after 31 years

    Hi KateB and welcome. From what I've seen, the UK is much less ageist than Australia and you'll find it easier to get a job in the UK than in Oz at that age. Moving home is as easy as packing up your stuff and getting on the plane, but there is one important thing to be aware of before you take the plunge. If you leave before you reach pensionable age in Australia, you won't be able to claim the Australian pension. You'll still be able to get your superannuation (though it will be taxable in the UK), but not the govt. pension. And unless you've been paying National Insurance contributions to the UK all this time, you won't get a British pension either. If you've got heaps of superannuation, enough to last the rest of your life, then that may not worry you. If not, then it's a big issue and one you need to understand fully. I won't bore you with it now because maybe you're already well aware - but I'd be happy to fill you in if needs be.
  4. Pas

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    hi, please let me know how we open immi account? With this one I can’t see anything about my application. thanks
  5. simmo

    Happy Australia Day.

    Happy Australia Day fellow Aussies!
  6. Settle down grumpy, it was only a question.
  7. Thanks Flangela100 , that information re CRN would have been handy to know, my son could have done this well in advance of getting notice for addition information / AOS support
  8. kateB

    Moving back after 31 years

    I'm planning on moving back to the UK after 31 years, in a couple of years. I will be about 58 /59. How easy is it to do? What about work at that age? Any thoughts?
  9. Just bought a Haggis from a Scottish butcher in Nairne (SA) not Scotland! Love it, not overly fussed about neeps and tatties with it though, just a plate of mushy food (although tasty). I split mine up (it freezes well). Then stuff chicken (or pheasant if I can get it), make filo parcels, or just patties to fry with eggs. My Aussie neighbour has never had it so I promised to give him some too, hope he doesn’t ask what is in it.
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  11. Alan Collett

    Medicals for Aged Parent Visa Subclass 804

    With an 804 visa application there is an initial assessment of health and character 24 to 36 months after the visa application is lodged. Once these are cleared a queue date is issued. IMHO your migration agent should know about this ... you are welcome to send a private message to me if you would like to discuss further. Best regards.
  12. Quoll

    Medicals for Aged Parent Visa Subclass 804

    LOL Yes. It's hard enough for a citizen to get a hip replacement these days! I guess the issue is whether it was declared elective or not. I can imagine that a hip replacement following a fall would be necessary whereas a hip replacement because of cartilage deteriorating could be elective. Similarly with eye problems - a detached retina would be necessary, cataracts maybe not no much. I remember a few years ago someone on a reciprocal was refused a biopsy or some scan for potential cancer which, of course, in their minds read necessary but not according to the PBS schedule. Fortunately, that person discovered that their family was covered by an employer health insurance arrangement. You never can tell.
  13. ramot

    Medicals for Aged Parent Visa Subclass 804

    Quoll as I posted above, I was surprised when I was told by this couple that they had had no problems with any treatment they needed on Medicare. I might try to have another chat when I next go to Sydney, as it might clarify things for others.
  14. ramot

    Medicals for Aged Parent Visa Subclass 804

    Just before grant, but I have no idea about when the medical is for the 804? but there have been stories in the press about people failing them, at the late stage nearing grant? As I mentioned we were in. We were in a Different situation to all other posters on this thread, so no point in comparing time line.
  15. Quoll

    Medicals for Aged Parent Visa Subclass 804

    The problem with reciprocal Medicare is that it doesn't cover everything, only necessary intervention so anyone elderly thinking of staying would be sensible to take out private health insurance. If it's an elective procedure they expect you to go home for it and that can be tricky if you are a Pom because if you've left the country for more than a holiday you're no longer residents for NHS purposes.
  16. dodziu


    Wow, that’s fast! Would be nice to see it similar progress in Darwin. Citizenship Application: 09/11/2019 Invitation: TBA Test Date: Initial - TBA Approval: TBA Ceremony: TBA Darwin, Northern Territory
  17. Citizenship Application: 09/11/2019

    Invitation: TBA

    Test Date: Initial - TBA

    Approval: TBA

    Ceremony: TBA

    Darwin, Northern Territory

  18. @Toots, My dear old Mum used to love going to Burns Suppers when she was alive. And, no, she was a Yorkshire girl through and through. Cheers, Bobj.
  19. Nemesis

    Rheumatoid arthritis

    One of the problems with looking at the results of other people's medicals isthat everyone's medical condition is unique. I have RA, passed the medical with no issues but it was years ago and at the time I wasn't on any medication. I would not like to say that anyone else would do the same because I don't know the ins and outs of their RA - it can be so mild or so severe that it really is an individual decision.
  20. As you have to provide the birth cert they obviously cannot grant the visa yet. The entry date on the visa is usually 12 months from the medical/police check. As the wait for the birth cert will push you nearer to April (when the original police check was done) I would suggest that the CO is asking for a new police check so that you will get a longer entry time - otherwise you could end up with a visa granted n March that must be validated by April!
  21. It's never really come up in conversation. I only go there for seed for my bird feeders. Now maybe if I owned a gerbil...
  22. unzippy

    Ben Stokes violent assault

    At what again @Parley? Violent assault? I see your grasp on reality or facts hasn't improved
  23. Parley

    Ben Stokes violent assault

    The sportsmen should never react to abuse from the crowd.
  24. calNgary

    Happy Australia Day.

    Not if you scored today and Monday off work,lol, i have a 72 hr Australia Day. Cal x
  25. I rented in NSW, we had the same issue with the Agency, were told under no circumstance can it be changed, I advised them I will not be in and if the person enters he would be liable to a big dog (doberman) not being happy to see him, and if he is bitten so be it... risk he takes, low and behold appointment was changed to a day I was in (the dog was there under permission of the owner)
  26. Drumbeat

    Happy Australia Day.

    You're a day early
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