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  1. Alan Collett

    Capital Gains Tax on UK property due in Australia?

    If you had a loan secured on the property don't forget the need to consider the currency gain or loss arising on the redemption of the loan for the purpose of your Australian tax. Feel able to contact me if you think you might need help and would like a freebie chat. Best regards.
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    Parent Visa

    Form 47A is for dependent visa applicants aged 18+. I anticipate the form isn't required given what you have said. I also suggest you check the visa application form you are completing ... If you need help and are minded to instruct a migration agent feel able to contact me directly for a freebie initial chat. Best regards.
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    Parent visa application timelines (143 & 173)

    Make sure the agent has a solid reference point when commenting on parent visa strategy. In other words, does the agent have a good understanding of parent visas and a good number of parent visa applicant clients from which s/he can comment meaningfully? Best regards.
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    Parent visa application timelines (143 & 173)

    Given the usual number of parent visas granted during a program year is about 7,000 I'd be cautious about drawing conclusions as to visa application processing times based solely on this year's unusually low Covid-affected 4,500 or so. Best regards.
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    Parent visa application timelines (143 & 173)

    These numbers are as at 31 Jan 2021. I suggest we hold fire on drawing conclusions until the program year to 30 June 2021 has ended and the numbers for the whole year are made known. Best regards.
  6. Alan Collett

    UK/Oz financial advisor

    Hi Carly. Not a problem! If you would like a freebie initial chat with me or one of our tax managers please feel able to contact Ella of bdh Tax Admin at our Epsom, Surrey office on 01372 231 185. She can tee up a date and a time for one of us to call you. Best wishes for the Easter weekend!
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    UK/Oz financial advisor

    Hi Ken. There's a crossover between tax advice and financial advice - people often reference financial advice when the issue is actually one of a tax planning or tax compliance nature. And if there turns out to be a financial planning need that is beyond our scope/competencies we refer onto a financial planner . Happy to have a freebie chat with the OP as well. Best regards.
  8. Fantastic - great news, Kath! Best wishes.
  9. Remember that if the health test is failed the parent/s has the option of the subclass 602 Medical Treatment visa. Failing the medical examination doesn't mean deportation - that's a tad extreme, even for Australia! Best regards.
  10. The comment is intended to highlight the importance of moving quickly when requests for medicals and police clearances are requested - you can jump up the processing queue if you are on the ball. Having a supportive migration agent who is on the ball - who is able to anticipate the request for medicals and police checks - can therefore help you achieve a faster visa outcome - and hence be with children and grandchildren quicker. Hope this makes sense. Best regards.
  11. Fantastico! A happy day for many. Best regards.
  12. Hello Majhar. Please feel able to contact me directly if you think you require formal assistance with this visa application. I can then let you know details of our fee for ssisting. I'm not able to provide a response to application specific questions in the absence of a formal instruction. Best regards.
  13. What makes you think this? Scope of sponsorship Your household is limited to one sponsorship at a time. Your sponsorship can cover up to 2 parents per household at a time. You can sponsor: one or both of your parents, or one, or both, of your partner’s parents, or one of your parents and one of your partner’s parents https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/sponsored-parent-temporary-870#About Best regards.
  14. Alan Collett

    Investor Visa Subclass 188b

    But your foreign income isn't taxable in Australia until your permanent residency visa is granted. It's not all bad news! Best regards.
  15. https://www.gm-parent-visas.com/contributory-parent-visa-application-numbers/ See the table at this web page for details of the number of applications lodged for each month. Best regards.