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  1. Alan Collett

    Parent VISA

    Hi Rob. You are very welcome to telephone me for a freebie chat. T 03 9935 2929 (Melbourne) - or send a private message to me with your mobile number. Best regards.
  2. Hi Peter. The file reference did indeed commence BCC. Best regards.
  3. How recent is "recent" please? Remember that procedures change. Or maybe our clients are luckier than others? <grin> A client of ours received a 2nd VAC request for a subclass 143 visa application with an invoice dated 21 Nov 2018 with payment allowed by BPay and PostBillPay. Best regards.
  4. Why do you think that? It has been possible to pay VACs for onshore parent visa applications using these means for quite a while now. Best regards,
  5. Alan Collett

    143 visa payment times help

    Can I ask how old you are? Ditto your partner? Best regards.
  6. HMRC - no. Your pension scheme provider - probably. You are very welcome to contact me directly to discuss. Best regards.
  7. Alan Collett

    143 visa payment times help

    The processing time for 143 visas is presently some 4 to 5 years, and that is for applications being processed now - please anticipate a processing time longer than 3 years. Your agent should be appraising you of the timeline for payments, but for info this is what I say in our fee proposals to those enquiring about a subclass 143 visa: In terms of cash flow the bulk of this total is payable at the end of the visa application processing timeline. For example, the A$43,600 per applicant fee is paid immediately prior to visas being granted. Best regards.
  8. You are very welcome to contact me directly to discuss. Best regards.
  9. The required initial entry date is usually 12 months from the earlier of the date of police clearance certificates and medical examinations. Which is why it is best not to arrange them too soon. Best regards.
  10. Don't forget to investigate the tax deduction for the Undeducted Purchase Price (UPP) of your pensions. Best regards.
  11. FYI (and the information of others) the PVC is now issuing invoices for 2nd VACs for offshore parent visa applications that can be settled via BPay or PostBillPay (Australia Post's solution). Until recently this was only possible for onshore parent applications. Best regards.
  12. Alan Collett

    Parent visa 173 to 143

    Your agent should have a handle on the processing timeline for an onshore 143 visa application. This is from the auto generated email that is available from the PVC: TEMPORARY TO PERMANENT APPLICANTS (subclass 173 to 143 and 884 to 864) We are currently assessing applications lodged up to 5 February 2018. Best regards.
  13. https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files/2018/fa180500128-decision-letter.pdf https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files/2018/fa180500128-document-released.pdf Have just seen this Freedom of Information request disclosure. I believe it is in line with previously discussed application numbers, but some might be interested. Best regards.
  14. Alan Collett

    Best bank

    Ditto for most of the banks these days. Best regards.
  15. Alan Collett

    AU tax on a second P45?

    Possibly taxable in the UK and in Australia, with a Foreign Income Tax Offset available in Australia for PAYE deducted in the UK. Consider Tax Treaty provisions too. Is far simpler tax wise if you defer your travel to Australia until after the bonus is paid. Best regards.