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  1. 16 points
    Visa granted this morning... after 40months of waiting. Beyond relief, my mam cried her eyes out. Can't wait to be together again. So happy to finally be posting this at the end of the journey x
  2. 14 points
    Good news alert! My nomination has been approved this morning. The lawyers acting for my business sent through the approval today. Here are my details: Marketing Specialist 186 TRT Nom applied: 12/6/17 Visa applied: 24/6/17 Low Risk 1 person Large company (9000 employees) No documents requested
  3. 13 points
    At last got the visa for my mom and sister . thanks everyone for sharing your experiences. All the best to those who are waiting !!!!
  4. 13 points
    My parents just had a call from their agent and have finally received their visa So happy right now. I can't thank you enough for getting me through it. You are all marvellous and I wish you all the very best in this parent visa roller coaster! Cheers, Clare x
  5. 13 points
    SILENT READER BREAKING NEWS! I CAN'T STOP WRITING IN CAPITALS HAHAHAHAHA GOT THE GOLDEN PHONE CALL THIS MORNING 2 HOURS AGO. Occupation: Program Administrator TRT 186 - High Risk Country - Small Business, no extra documents asked Nomination application date: 01/09/2017 Personal application date: 22/10/2017 Approved: 22/06/2018 (MA said that application was finalised two days ago but notification came through only today) The last 5 years of my life have been all about this, from finding a sponsor, getting my 457 approved, knowing if the company would want to go ahead with the PR (they did it only on my fourth year of 457), legislation changes July last year and the wait after application. I feel like a new person right now. It's a bit like 'who am I when I'm not worrying about my visa?' I really wish, from the bottom of my heart, that all of you get what you so much want. Good vibes to everyone and keep strong!
  6. 13 points
    Guys and girls. Drum roll please.... I got it..
  7. 11 points
    Just woke up to our visas being granted. It's turned into one of those great days!!!!!!!
  8. 10 points
    . . . . is only a day awayyyyyyy Us too! 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days ( . . Well 2 - but 3 sounds better!) after lodgement. Congrats to all and hang on in there roomies! M
  9. 10 points
    Hi all. It's been a little over 2 months and I'm absolutely loving it. Came back on my own and now have a flat, my friends and family and even been on a few dates. Best decision I ever made.
  10. 10 points
    It doesn't sound like you're miserable because you don't like living in the UK. You're miserable because you don't have a home, you're separated from your husband, and your mum's nagging you. Feeling miserable in that situation is completely understandable. I'd expect any 13 year old to be in a sulk after being moved from one country to another, especially if his parents and grandparents are stressed and arguing. At his age will adjust, so frankly I don't think you should fret too much about that. You and your oh are the ones who need to make a decision for yourself. Just remember that you came home for a reason. It was a big decision to uproot your life in Australia and bring everyone back to the UK. I'm sure you didn't do it lightly. Ask yourself, if you go back to Australia, why will it be any better than it was last time? What made you so unhappy last time? What are you planning to change, so that it works this time? I'd suggest sitting down and writing down all the reasons you left Australia, and force yourself not to see it with rose-coloured glasses - it's very easy to start thinking of the good times and forgetting the awful ones that caused you to leave.
  11. 9 points
    The wait is finally over for me....... Applied Nom & Visa Oct 2016 - RCB approved straight away. Nom approved 22/06/18 - nothing requested except up to date police checks for visa as over one year old. Police checks submitted 02/07/18 and Visa approved 03/07/18!!! 21 months in total! So happy and relieved! Office Manager, QLD, 187 DE, onshore.
  12. 9 points
    1st of July - Happy new visa year! Looking forward to seeing lots of grants and progress.
  13. 9 points
    Perhaps I’m just odd but my family is my husband. I have other extended family but my husband is the one I have chosen to do life with. Without him my life would be meaningless and empty. He is my home.
  14. 8 points
    Monday again. First working day, first week and first month of the fiscal year. Let's see who get the good news first, hopefully this year will be the luckiest year for every member of this forum. Best of luck everyone. My prayers and best wishes with everyone.
  15. 8 points
    You are an example of someone who honestly should never have left ‘home’ in the first place. People who consider emigrating should really consider carefully if they are heavily dependent on their family and friends for their happiness and wellbeing. I have been here in Queensland less than 3 years and, despite living only in SE England for the first 54 years of my life, have fitted in here really easily. Looking back now I know I had gone stale in England and complacent. Australia was a start over and I knew I had to make an effort. I did, and it has done me good to do so. The people here are so welcoming and Australia has exceeded my wildest expectations. I mix with a lot of locals and a number of expats through various shared interests. In the main I much prefer the company of the locals and I wouldn’t be that bothered if there were no expats here at all. And I still support the English teams.
  16. 7 points
    i just wanted to wish everyone good luck this new month, i just have this feeling that this forum is going to be filled up with congratulations and some 'I can't believe it' messages not just this week but the rest of the month and throughout the year. just hang on a little longer, our Golden email is closer that it ever has been. Best of luck ya'll
  17. 7 points
    At least you didn’t include videos of (ahem) which I understand, from friends working in the area, has been done on occasion!
  18. 7 points
    Some people as said before should never leave the place they were born and lived in all their lives before emigrating. i think the women pioneers who moved here years ago are unsung heroes. If you have been to Longreach and visited the Stockmans Hall of fame and read the hardships they endured. Eg nearest neighbour 100 miles away, 10 miles to their front gate, giving birth with almost no help, bringing children up in harsh conditions, you wonder what modern woman are moaning about. Australia is a different country, it’s not for everyone, we have been made very welcome here, made it our home. Have no desire to live in UK, it’s not for us after 25 years away, but certainly don’t criticise it on post after post. To busy living life. I do understand finding living in another country hard, as I lived in a Muslim country for 10 years, and yes it was tough at times, husband often home for only 6 days a month, but that was what it was, my home was where my husband’s work was.
  19. 7 points
    I feel I belong here. I've never felt isolated or lonely either. Heavens above if everyone thought the same as you half the world would have remained undiscovered centuries ago. Some people should never leave home - they will always feel unsettled and homesick. I do agree with not sticking it out here if you are miserable though. That leads to all sorts of mental health problems. Best to call it a day and go. As you said above - life is short and if you want to be home - just do it.
  20. 7 points
    My case officer isn’t born yet bro
  21. 7 points
    subclass 186 Ens TRT 3 p onshore applied on 26.06.2017 PR Granted : 25.06.2018 NSW - Pese occupation : Communities Trader HR country 1.doc requested Dec 16 . (Work nomination related ) 2. Doc requested April Birth certificate Translation for the child feeling amazing Sending my good vibes brothers and sisters. Your turn will come very soon You are all good people with good intentions to make this country better with your experience . All the best for all of us . Keep up with the good vibes in you so we can enjoy at the end !!
  22. 7 points
    Speaking as someone who got “stuck” in Australia and is still debating whether or not to be “stuck” there again, please follow your gut and get back to the UK. We can all debate pros and cons and workers rights and drizzly days vs sunny days and yadda yadda all we like but the fact is neither country is utopia and if the UK is where your soul is happy, where you will have a fulfilling career and where your family are, it’s not a choice. Just go. Believe me, speaking from experience, it will never be mentally healthy to build your life around one person and “put up” with where you live. It will be kinder to both of you in the end to go back to the UK if that’s where you feel you need to be - will he want to be marrying and settling down with someone who is constantly pining for somewhere else? You are 27 - a mere baby You will look back in 10 years and realize just how young you are now, absolutely not to old to start again. And hey, if it’s the wrong decision, you turn around and go back. And if he has another partner...it may hurt, but you’ll find a new one too eventually. You may love him - but please, love you more and be brave - do what is right for you.
  23. 6 points
    This thread is not for you. However I will indulge you. I've watched a couple of matches on the telly and went to the MCG to see Richmond v Hawthorn back in April. My first thought was what a waste of a good cricket pitch, especially as it was a lovely day - perfect cricket weather. Then it was "how long does this go on for?!" Watching the game reminded me of kindergarten playing football - kids ball chasing in a pack. Zero tactics and zero thinking ahead. Just a herd following the ball. It also struck me that no real skill is needed, if you are good at running/jumping/catching you will be good at AFL. Then I thought again, how long does this go on for?! AFL isn't for me.
  24. 6 points
    Mother of three here, never had a moments parental help bringing them up, had countless moves as husband was in the RAF and often away for weeks. for years he was Always away for 3 weeks over Easter and 6 weeks over the summer school holidays due to his job. Honestly don’t understand this overwhelming need to have family around because you can’t cope on your own. Yes back up would be nice, but thousands of us cope without it.
  25. 6 points
    No need to feel sorry for people living in London. Very, very few of them will ever see bad violence like this. I don't live in London but I do enjoy a trip there now and again. It is a great city with a huge population who absolutely love living there. There is a buzz in London that would be hard to match.
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