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  2. Hex

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @Hari_999 This post really isn't helpful as you're missing some crucial information on this area. @Kiwi This topic has been discussed at length in earlier posts (you'd have to go back a while to find them) however, to touch briefly on it; - Legally you don't need to have private medical once you've lodged for PR, however; 1. Should something happen to your application and it gets refused / rejected, you would not be under the legal requirements of being in the country (you legally need to have private medical on a 457). I'm not sure on the repercussions on this, personally, I wouldn't risk it. 2. Without a private medical and depending on your income and a few other criteria, you may be liable for medicare "loading" which after time could add up to lots of money and bite you later on. There's lots of information on this online, a quick Google gave me this (disclaimer, I've not read through it completely): https://www.privatehealth.gov.au/health_insurance/surcharges_incentives/lifetime_health_cover.htm I wouldn't take this decision lightly and do some in-depth research on same before making the call (including speaking with my MA / asking for the facts and also go through older posts here). Hope that helps.
  3. 3together

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    Thanks a lot. Ups, 0,5% is very low. Well, did not expect anything exiting here. This is for Victoria. I suppose NSW will be similar.
  4. 3together

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    We all do not know were we stand. They do not give details on the processing time per case. Base on latest information the time they start processing your visa is probably18-19 month. As they work down the list by date, you never know how many people applied just before you.
  5. Hex

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @Micgeo My understanding on this is that you need a 4.5 in each module. My wife had a similar requirement (needed 8's in academic test - she's a teacher), and she did it a few times because 8's were needed in EACH section (not overall, which she had a few times).
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  7. Jacaranda91

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Hi all, Finally I just got invitation letter to the ceremony. Below is my final timeline: date of application: 24/02/2019 date of test email: 12/11/2019 initial test date: 16/12/2019 rescheduled test date:13/11/2019 date of approval: 13/11/2019 Date of ceremony: 24/03/2020 My local council is Cumberland (NSW), but in the letter, it says due to high demand for ceremony in my local council, I was put in another council (Blacktown-NSW). Good luck to everyone
  8. Adventu

    Property Renovations

    Thanks Cal. I’d googled them too and will head up to Osborne Park to check them out. In the UK we had used Ceramic Tile Warehouse and their sistershop Park Street Interiors and Stone Gallery in Camberly who we always found had great stock and gave maximum discounts without all the messing around and all in one location....was hoping there was another secret magic bullet over here! thanks again. olly
  9. Toots

    The UK and Climate Change

    No we never had that either when I was growing up. January/February were always a bit bleak. I do remember mild winters then it snowed at Easter.
  10. Wonderingaloud

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Depends which country you are from and if that country has a reciprocal agreement with Australia. If you are from the UK then you don’t need private health insurance, however you will only be treated for medically necessary care. If you have medical issues it would be wise to look into it more, if not, you can take your chances. Presumably your country has a reciprocal agreement as you have been issued a Medicare card.
  11. ssiri

    The UK and Climate Change

    The wishy washy weather has been this way for quite some time now, 20 years or more in the South East - so much so the Xmas snow in London bet at the bookies is not really worth a punt. Add to this, more recently the consistently warmer temperatures (for winter), and something is changing, and quickly (20,years is a short time for changes in climatology
  12. Hi, just a quick question - where do you upload information after the RFI? Is there a separate section or do you decide where it should go depending on the category? Thanks!
  13. rammygirl

    190 Qld Studying.

    That is the main immigration site with the basic requirements for the visa. The States can and do impose additional requirements and restrictions in addition to this. Check the state website for details.
  14. Quoll

    How to make the decision to stay or go

    I agree with the counselling - always a good start even if it's just to give you strategies to cope day to day. I do see what the others are saying about the pragmatic "wait until LSL" but what you might well find is that when you get to that point your baby will be a year into school and "it'll be hard for them to move school /country" - there will be a very reasonable rationale for staying just a little bit longer. We always went with the pragmatic decision and i ended up where I didn't want to be because we had passed the point of no return. Its so very easy and comfortable to do that - back then, I didn't hate Australia, we were doing well, the kids were OK, our jobs were good, we knew folk but it wasn't where I wanted to be forever. Your DH might be able to apply for a career break - that'd be even better than LSL because it would be for 12 months rather than the LSL 3/12, that'd enable you to move sooner and maybe in time for you to have a second child if that is on your horizon. Anyway, with luck, counselling will help you cope a bit better. Won't solve the problem but it might give you some clarity about where your see your future. Good luck!
  15. Aussiebird

    Which shipping company??

    Having just read reviews on John Masons and PSS, both have had some terrible, recent reviews, now I don't know who to get a quote from with any company. Our entire life is packed into a container and the thought of our belongings getting damaged, lost etc fills me with dread!! Yet the 2 companies mentioned also have some excellent reviews! Havent even enquired about insurance-does anyone have any recommendations please?? Many thanks for any replies. Xx
  16. Toots

    The UK and Climate Change

    Seems a bit wishy washy with the seasons blending into each other e.g. all that rain and daffodils in January etc. That is where you live of course. Certainly not in Scotland and Yorkshire. I have a friend on a farm near Coverdale, North Yorkshire and they have had a really cold winter with quite a bit of snow. At least they've had the brains to make sure their lambs will be born round about Easter time not like some picture I've seen of new born lambs in the cold and the wet and some of them in the snow. Poor little things.
  17. Rising

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Hi All, We were given the notice to vacate our rental property and how to move to a new property in about 90 days. Can you please let us know do we need to submit any additional form or documents if we have address change? Thanks in advance.
  18. wrussell

    Overseas Police checks for Citizenship

    It can be noted that the character criteria for citizenship are different from those required for PR.
  19. mapletree

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    Missed this earlier, many thanks for the information Steve
  20. As you say, you’re pretty confused by some of this ... - You MUST propose before you can apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa - but you cannot be married before it is granted - You MUST be offshore when you apply for a PMV (and when it is granted) I suggest you get some professional advice if you want to go down any of the routes you are considering. Have you looked at whether your Partner is eligible for a UK working holiday visa so she can come to the UK to be with you and you can then address the Australian visa issues over time?
  21. Nebsy

    Vetassess plumbing assessment

    Yeah, sounds about right. Thanks guys. I know what to expect a little more now!
  22. DOL 29 may 2019 Medical exams 05 jan 2020 RFI 03 Feb 2020 still waiting
  23. 31Hillbury

    Vetassess plumbing assessment

    Same as the one I did. I figured after doing it that’s it’s just another way to get some more money out of ya. Ed
  24. Rallyman

    The UK and Climate Change

    Speaking with family in N wales had a bit of snow also very cold down to 2-3* actually snowing now in my home town we never had 6 months of snow , might have a very small amount ore dec always the largest falls were end jan to feb with it sometimes hanging about ( rare ) to beginning of April I used to fish in a few winter league competitions the Severn was always flooding in winter around Shrewsbury along with many stretch’s of the Dee, farndon / Chester areas
  25. bunbury61

    The UK and Climate Change

    Where ? If you are referring to the north and a bit of snow - yes . As I keep repeating , what used to fall as 6 months of snow - then freeze - then thaw , is now falling as rain . As of today in solihull - no days below zero this winter , I cant think of any nights either this winter ,no snow , no ice ,daytime temps between 6c - 12c . It's now just wet . Flooding in norton canes ,Shrewsbury, herefordshire and many other parts . But winter the way it used to be - no . Premiership footballers playing in short sleeves over the weekend .
  26. Nebsy

    Vetassess plumbing assessment

    I'm possibly mistaken. Maybe that's the only way they do it. Just the structure of the charges from them and this original breakdown attached had me expecting a few hours in an interview.
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