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  2. rammygirl


    Time outside Australia after validating their visas does count towards citizenship as you are allowed 12 months outside of Australia. Example. Validate visa on 1st Jan 2019, return to UK and spend 18 months away before returning on 1st June 2020. If no more holidays outside Australia they will qualify for citizenship on the 2nd June 2023, three years after returning. Looking back 5 years from that point they will have satisfied the requirements. Any additional holidays will push the qualifying date out correspondingly as you are allowed a maximum of 1 year outside Aus after first entry. This was the case for us as we validated, went home then came to settle later. You also need to be aware that these are the CURRENT rules as as we know things can change. They also need to be aware of the travel rights on the visa which only last 5 years from grant, after that to re enter Aus they will need an RRV or citizenship.
  3. em-r

    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    I checked my immi account if i have requested this kind of ceremony, my answer was No in departmental ceremony but now that it is here, i am grateful to be part of this event. You are almost there, i'm sure that invite will come soon.
  4. art

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    @Dip I have done my application by myself - do you know if it makes a difference? I have submitted all the documents.
  5. ramot

    Suggestions please and update

    There is an article in the UK newspaper of changes to tax changes for landlords from April 2020. Don’t know any more than that, so suggest everyone finds out what the new tax implications are, and how it will affect them.
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  7. Marisawright

    Skilled visa changes??

    You would be surprised how many do. They want to migrate but are scared to move without a job, or they can’t afford to pay the relocation costs, so they see the temp visa as a way to get around that - which they often live to regret
  8. Marisawright


    I thought I had already answered this. If you bring it as a lump sum, you will lose a huge chunk in tax. Australia doesn’t tax it, but the Inland Revenue will. I looked into it and the only sensible option was to convert it as a pension. Again, it won’t be taxed by Australia. You’ll have to declare it as income on your UK tax return and if you earn more than the tax free threshold, you’ll be taxed on it. However I think the tax rate on pensions is slightly lower than the tax on salaries.
  9. davey5593

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Congrats @RjayD ! Always nice as well to see at least a data point for offshore, and a nice timeline for you as well. I'm also offshore, but Chemical Engineer and a couple of days after you. Will wait and watch....
  10. Slean Wolfhead

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    https://medium.com/the-politicalists/the-17-cognitive-biases-that-explain-brexit-894ec10e03b8 Tribal Epistemology. I've said this before. If the stupid don't know they are stupid, they will carry on rolling their way to complete destruction, and they'll smile about it.
  11. Slean Wolfhead

    Such a terrible tragedy!

    the irony is obviously lost on you..........
  12. Bobj

    Think outside the (city) box

    This is my 56th year in Australia and in that time, have only spent about 2 years in cities, And I have lived a full and very happy life in the Kimberley and Pilbara Regions in WA, New England in NSW and retirement in theWhitsunday Region. Cheers, Bobj.
  13. Parley

    We recognise the traditional owners....

    So you believe there are no physiological differences between races. Presumably you believe that if an Aboriginal baby was adopted by a Japanese couple and lived its life in Japan it would live to 120.
  14. Fisher1

    This Extinction Rebelion Mob?

    During the past three years I have been infuriated by the many posts on social media referring to “baby boomers” and making wild claims about what “they” (the baby boomers) do / think / say. You are doing exactly the same thing here - referring to “young people” and then telling us what “they” always do / think / say. Yes, every age group has well known traits, that’s where stereotypes come from - but people are still individuals and it is not possible to discuss any serious issue (if you expect to be taken seriously) by means of stereotypes. Climate change is a growing problem, we all know that. People are dying because of poor air quality. The oceans are becoming choked with rubbish. We all need to pull together on this, whatever age we are - and if it takes a sixteen year old in plaits to make us all sit up and take notice then good on her.
  15. AnnetteV

    When to apply for a RRV - 11 months left

    Hi @paulhand Many thanks for your help. I will apply soon again and see how it goes.
  16. Fisher1

    This Extinction Rebelion Mob?

    I saw that photograph and it was ambiguous. There was a neat and tidy pile of rubbish some way from where the protesters were sitting. When I saw it I assumed that they had tidied the rubbish lying in the street and left it in a neat pile to illustrate the point that improving the environment can begin with small things like cleaning up your own trash. These people are not fools, and they are unlikely to have been stupid enough to have left a neat pile of their own rubbish right next to their protest, even had they wanted to - which I doubt.
  17. Parley

    We recognise the traditional owners....

    Yes they are physiologically different to other races.
  18. HKG

    143 Contributory Parent visa

    Thanks Tulip1. I think it is the uncertainty about the timescales that frustrates me.
  19. Tulip1

    143 Contributory Parent visa

    It’s impossible to know as they keep lowering the annual allocation of visas. If nothing changes I think you will be looking at another 3 to 4 years.
  20. Oh, Forgot to ask - is there anywhere that someone has pooled all the applications timings together so we can see any patterns. I feel like I saw this some time ago on a forum but I can't find it anymore when I looked. Many thanks
  21. Hello! Another longtime lurker here too - We just submitted my husbands application Full 309 submission 5th April 2019 Missing passport photo, sponsor form and a minor doctors document to go with the medical done (done on the 10th) Hoping to tie up these missing details over the next week or so and fingers crossed this 5-6 month timeline holds firm... We want to be in Australia in October and can go on a tourist visa if still pending but want to be ready to work by January. This forum is so super helpful and we are grateful for everyone's detailed info on this..
  22. HKG

    143 Contributory Parent visa

    I applied for the 143 CPV in April 2017 at which time the wait was about 2-3 years. I am now despairing as it seems as if there has been no movement since February of this year, when processing had reached July 2015 where it has remained. Does anyone know why no visas have been processed since then? Can anyone give an estimate as to when a 143 application submitted in April 2017 will be processed? At this rate my husband and I will have died before we get to live with the children and grandchildren!
  23. Hi All, does anyone know what the situation is for Finance jobs in Melbourne would be at the moment? I am an Australian citizen but not worked in Oz since 2002 Just need a heads up before we head down under Thanks
  24. Amber Snowball


    I’m no expert but I think the answer is you get taxed as if it is any other income beyond your tax allowance. There are a few people on here who seem to be up to speed with it, @Alan Collett works across both countries might be willing to give a quick dot point guide.
  25. Tulip1


    How can they count if you have to be in Oz and the kids wont be? and why the urgency? They’ll get it at some point.
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