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  1. 9 points
    Morning everyone Just received my GOLDEN EMAIL. good luck for everyone waiting . I have submitted my new NZ police clearance and NZ MOJ on 18th April . Waited 37 days . @Fungyour,s will be next 13th March requested for my NZ police clearance and NZ MOJ consent uploaded on 16th March 12th April - Requested NZ police clearanace and NZ MOJ for my husband - uploaded on 18th April 25th May - Visa grant more details in my signature Thanks
  2. 5 points
    Sit down and write a letter. Explain how you feel and why. You may need to do several drafts. Say that you would like to have a good relationship and how you would prefer the visit to be and why. They probably don’t see what they are doing, and why it is making you miserable. Have you also talked to your brother about it. They can read a letter over and over and hopefully you can then have a rational calm conversation about it.
  3. 5 points
    I think you already know what the answer is, you just have to find the courage to stand up to them. If you stop going home very year they might actually change their mind and decide to visit.
  4. 5 points
    Hi Guys, I have received the golden email today, almost 2 months and I can only count my blessings! and would like to share my details since I have been threading on this forum, which is very helpful. Occupation: Accountant Birth Country: LR Number of Applicants: 2 Application submission: 26th March 2019 ENS Approval: 23rd April 2019 Further Request Infor ( Police Clearance & Health Check): 23rd April 2019 Final submission: 21st May 2019 Visa Grant: 25th May 2019 Good luck to those who are still waiting ! good news will come very soon for you all !
  5. 4 points
    You're worried about upsetting the parents who expect you to sleep in a campervan on their driveway but won't let you book into a hotel?? What would you say to someone else in your position? Are you able to cancel your trip this Xmas because it's going to be bloody miserable, your husband must be a saint to put up with it. I appreciate it won't be easy (I had a very controlling mother too) but it's time to put yourselves first.
  6. 4 points
    Can't even believe I'm typing these words! I haven't got my golden email yet but the silver one has arrived yesterday Long journey, here it goes: Occupation: Cafe Manager Location: Melbourne, VIC Country: HR Business turnover: around 7 million Staff: We have 3 sites, I manage the biggest one and have around 50 staff under my watch. Only 2 other people on 457 Visa (cooks, soon applying for their 186 TRT) 1st 457 approved: August 2014 2nd 457 approved (changed employers): April 2015 Lodged 1st 186 TRT Visa and Nomination: May 2017 Nomination refused without any documents request: June 2018 (apparently business wasn't financially strong enough to keep me for another 2 years) Visa application withdrew before being refused: June 2018 Lodged 2nd 186 TRT Nomination: July 2018 Lodged 2nd 186 TRT Visa: August 2018 Received famous email on April 4th 2019 regarding Nomination being allocated to CO soon and on April 5th also received email regarding Visa being allocated to CO soon Medical exams done on April 2019, right after receiving both emails above Nomination approved without any further documents request: May 24th Waiting on Visa approval. Immi has requested home country police clearance again, which we will submit on Monday 27th. Looking forward to good news! Once my 1st Nomination was refused I have lodged AAT as well (did at the same time my 2nd Nomination and Visa applications were lodged. With Immi you can never be too safe I guess). My MA said that I can ask for AAT fee refund, might do so once Visa is approved. What a happy Friday it was!!!
  7. 3 points
    Seems that Dominic Rab is second favourite. The same Dominic Raab who, when he was Brexit Secretary, only realised that we were an island and that Dover was important last year? The same Dominic Raab who, when he was Brexit Secretary, quit and then voted against the Withdrawal Agreement he negotiated? Yeah, he’s as much an ignorant, incompetent as the rest of them. This whole debacle has exposed how woefully incompetent our entire political class is. Not a leader amongst them.
  8. 3 points
    Yeah but you know what she is like with dates, she is as good with dates as you are with facts and figures
  9. 3 points
    Oh what rubbish. She screwed it up all by herself and nobody else is to blame. Totally incompetent. Totally out of touch with the people. Totally unsuitable for the position. She should have gone years ago. Complete waste of everyone's time.
  10. 3 points
    Happy to share my 186 de nomination got approved today, now eagerly waiting for the golden mail. More details in the signature.
  11. 2 points
    I think that was already factored in, it is now irrelevant, she just couldn't cobble it together any more. We keep forgetting she is a dyed in the wool Tory, she has concentrated on the party and she has now gone and left the country at the mercy of a bunch of OAP's Disgraceful We have to have a General Election
  12. 2 points
    So the next leader of the Tory party and de faco leader of a nation of 63 million will be chosen by around a 100,000 OAP' Conservative party members, archaic, it just about sums up the whole woeful mess, a bunch of extremists have got what they wanted, they've hijacked the country . FFS. how did we get here. A party which the UN have accused of deliberately setting out to impoverish people and of using the same thinking that set up the ' workhouse' regime.
  13. 2 points
    Hello folks, New here but did some reading of this site when I prepared our application. We had what felt like a long wait for nomination but then after we submitted application, it was very fast, which was not what I expected at all and we were delighted. Our case was straight forward apart from having an adult daughter at university. Therefore we completed the application ourselves with one trip to see a registered migration lawyer who helped me understand the breadth of evidence needed to ensure my daughter would be likely considered dependent. He also helped us interpret "de facto" as she has a uni boyfriend. We had asked for NSW Health to use the Labour Agreement Scheme for our nomination but they refused on the basis that as Kiwis we "had no need for permanent residence". This was a blow as we knew DE would be longer. That cost us six months. As Kiwis we can live and work here but we cannot vote or access uni fee loans and are excluded from certain civil service jobs, as well as other things. There is also always the risk that later changes could undermine our right to be here and we felt a parental responsibility to try and secure PR (and ultimately citizenship) for the children we had brought here. We waited two years when we arrived because currently Kiwis in Oz count their time on the special category visa toward citizenship (this may change) and also after two years with same employer we avoid skills assessment including English assessment. The feeling when we got the emails was a fantastic mix of delight and relief - good luck to everyone else waiting. Our wait was only 14 months from immi in the end, but an extra 6 months getting the nomination submitted by employer. Rough timeline (I didn't keep track exactly) Occupation: Registered nurse State: NSW Birth Country: UK Stream: 186 DE Number of applicants: 4 Nomination applied: February 2018 (initially requested employer to sponsor under Labour Agreement in July 2017) Nomination approved: Early December 2018 Visa applied: Early February 2018 Asked to attend medicals: Early May Visa granted: 24 hours after medicals cleared. IMMI Status: Finalized
  14. 2 points
    Very sad - she did her very best . It all goes back to some of those scumbags in Westminster, some labour , some in her own party , who promised in their manifestos to honour the result of the referendum . 500 voted to trigger article 50 , which meant that we were to leave the European union , with or without a deal on March 29th 2019 . A large proportion of these politicians , then set about breaking that promise . The deal she put forward , was a compromise , which is usually how these things are sorted , with compromise . They wouldn't back it , so here we are , fighting e.u elections , which should never have been the case . Sad thing is , she will be remembered as a failure , which I feel is wrong . She didn't fail Westminster, Westminster failed her.
  15. 2 points
    Finally got permanent residency for australia on 21st may 2019 143 applied on 21 august 2015.
  16. 2 points
    Hi Guys, Great news, IMMI seem to be getting their house in order. We received our "Golden" email today - 24/05/2019. 13 days from nomination to Approval with a 5 day break for the Medicals to be processed. I completed my application myself and my company used an MA. I hope that I can stick around and offer advice to and one that needs it. Good Luck to you all, this forum was very helpful.
  17. 2 points
    That would be nice. PIO's two Experts on Perth showing me around.
  18. 2 points
    This was our last trip on the boat to an island we often went to, to camp overnight,, so bare minimum of stuff to me (but probably not to you @Bobj lol ) sadly we lost all our camping gear and the boat in fire a few months ago, so will have to start collecting some camping gear over winter for when it warms up again.
  19. 1 point
    Thanks for the advice, and don’t worry I haven’t took offence - I really appreciate everybodies advice. I wouldn’t say I’m putting barriers up...somebody suggested writing a letter to them which I’ve already tried & it got ignored & I ended up being made to feel like a bad person for having feelings. Somebody suggested cutting my parents off but that isn’t something I want to do either. I’ve had numerous chats about how we can’t keep affording to go back & that’s when she gets me in a corner by saying she’ll pay for the flights. I did talk to my brother about the campervan issue & he said his wife wouldn’t want to sleep in it & he sided with my mum that by booking a hotel I was being OTT & i’d be isolating myself from the family. I honestly can’t win as they can’t see the situation for what it is. He suggested us all going over to Ireland to spend Xmas with him instead, but I don’t want to do that as my husband would like to see his family over Xmas, as would I with other family members & friends & again I got accused of being difficult. It’s just a no win situation. I just have to be strong, stick to my guns if not going home for a few years after this Xmas & put up with the abuse that I’ll get from doing it.
  20. 1 point
    Genius! You're awesome with every reply. Thanks for being so helpful. I recommend your advises.
  21. 1 point
    14th Dec for us. I saw the December visa on the 489 so looks like they've finally broken the December barrier!
  22. 1 point
    Hi Toto Thank you for sharing so much information. May I ask if you were requested for new NZ police certificates? They are only valid for 6 months, so I suppose that yours were expired during the processing. Do you still remember when was the last time that you updated your NZ police certificates on your application?
  23. 1 point
    Militarily? ....where ? Trump hasn't ordered the bombing of Syria, Afghanistan, or Iraq. Like Bush sr or Jr Trump hasn't ordered the killing of many in Afghanistan with drone strikes like pres Obama Or systematically destroyed Libya on the orders of Mrs Clinton So what's your issue ? Extending yourself militarily. The u.s spends more on the military , than numbers 2-10 on the list , put together . Russia has access to one aircraft carrier- America over 20 The u.s could wipe Iran off the face of the earth , if it chose to How many major conflicts have we had since trump came to power ? Trump is actively trying to withdraw the u.s from areas of conflict - but I would strongly advise the Iranians Chinese or anyone else not to push it too far . In reference to China, trump will be victorious in this so called trade war. China will blink first - or they can have 20 - 30 - 40 - 50% tariffs on their products , same goes for the e.u , and especially German cars . Trump , is trying ,and succeeding in putting working class Americans back to work . Bringing their industries and technology , back to America, and he is succeeding.
  24. 1 point
    You have only waited for 3 months. It will happen just hang in there. Consider all the people waiting from 2017.
  25. 1 point
    Same area as last photo; this time without the cane grass. King River, NT Cheers, Bobj.
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