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  1. shellj

    visa 175

    Hi There,its been a Long time since been on here. does anyone know? we have a 175 resident visa, granted 11/9/08. we were in oz for 3 months.Nov08/Jan09. Can we go back to oz after 11/9/13? As our visa says must not arrive after 11 Sept 13. cheers Shellj x
  2. shellj

    well its been a while!!!!!

    If we did decide to make the move again, we would defo wait till our house sold. We keep thinking about having our visa and not using it. Ali the girls change the mind on a weekly basis lol. Soph would go tomorrow jess wants to go uni,in the u.k. well the way the fees are going up not sure about that one. While in oz the weather just spoilt us really, we loved the out door lifestyle, the weather has been lovely of late, but it wont last. thanks for the advice blooby lol.x
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    well its been a while!!!!!

    Hi there, as the title says it has been a while... for those who don't remember us we moved to Perth Nov 08 it did not go well...our did not sell, so we rented it out... the people in it did not pay the rent... even though we used a estate agent...My o/h could not find work it was the start of the downturn in oz... i was working but one income was not enough to keep a family afloat...so we decided to go home to save our home... which we did... we still have our 175 visa till sept 12... we are wondering whether should we give it another go... we been back in the UK 3 yrs in Jan... all is going well my o/h is a plasterer his work is really busy... I am a chef manager... our 2 children Soph nearly 19 has full time work Jess nearly 16 just finishing school... Oz still has a big pull for us do we give it another go while we still can?... Or do we try to be happy with our lot?... shellx:twitcy:
  4. shellj

    Which visa?

    Thanks for that Peach, will defo look into that one. shell x
  5. shellj

    Which visa?

    hi Peach, we have 175, valid till 11 sept 13.
  6. shellj

    Which visa?

    Hi there all, we are thinking about coming back to Oz and my daughter wants her boyfriend to come. Does anybody know which would be the best visa for him to apply for? Our time scale is end of July next year, he has got his HGV licence and works on the roads here. Any help gratefully received. Thanks, Shell.
  7. shellj

    oh what to do...

    hiya Karen, yeah that would be good... u neva know we may be able to pick our stuff up ourselves... all of what u say is true... if the house sells then this time things will be very different... i can't believe the girls want to come back... we are talking about after jess has finished school and soph has finished college... Soph will have her b-tech in travel/tourism... do you know if that qualification is reconised in oz?...i'm glad all is well with you hope ur job is going well... shellxx
  8. shellj

    oh what to do...

    thanks for comments...thing is i do remember those feelings... i think i have the once bitten twice shy feeling... when we were in oz i loved it... my family didn't now its them that want to go back... but i can remember the heart ache i had when they all wanted to come home... i am worried that will happen again...its easy to talk about goiing back...but the realitity scares me... oz wanted we were in perth...only for 3 months... our timing was all wrong... we thinking of brisbane this time...shellj xx
  9. shellj

    oh what to do...

    hi there not been on for a while... well we have been back in the uk for 15 months... and guess what we are talking about returning to oz... to give it another go... our 175 visa is wasting away in our passports...what with the uncertain future in the uk with the elections looming...are we mad...:wacko: shellj...
  10. shellj

    returning home

    Good luck Alan to you and your'e family... your'e wife is very brave staying....people won't say its a waste of time....as you had the guts to do it in the first place...most people just dream about it....we came home and realised that we had more than we thought....grass is not greener and all that....all the very best Shellx
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    been back in the uk nearly three 3 weeks......

    Hi there daytona... there was still plenty of work for chefs....the pay is less than the uk...if you want to talk anymore feel free to pm me....all the very best....shellj
  12. shellj

    been back in the uk nearly three 3 weeks......

    hiya TaniaColin, sorry so long to reply..not back in our house yet...so no internet....no won't be going back to oz...any time soon..as got our daughters education/careers to think about....but neva say neva...we said that we would neva come back to the uk...but where are we...life has a funny way of taking control...sometimes...take care i wish you all the very best....
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    I finally got a job !!!!!

    :spinny:A huge congrats karen.....well done......shellj......:spinny:
  14. As the title says.....:hug: to Karen, Geoff, girls...thank you sooooo much for putting us up...we hope that you make it...speak soon.... Dave says enjoy the golf will look out for you on the telly....lol....:laugh:
  15. well we headed off to oz 7/11/08...(perth/ clarkson). We are a family of 4 me (chef) oh (plasterer) two daughters 16 & 13....we flew back end of jan 09...not long you say...well maybe not but didn't sell our house....so we went with £4000....not near enough...looking back we thought that both our trades were in demand...we would be ok to find jobs...how wrong were we...i got a job pretty quick...but not near enough wages to support us as a family...oh didn't.. the downturn in the economy hit hard after christmas...the building trade went right down..we have a friend in perth in the trade...his boss who is aussie is struggling to keep his building bussines going...he gave us lots of contacts to ring but nothing...so we were really struggling...if it wasn't for friends in oz...we don't know what we would have done...we rented out our home in the uk...we were going to us that as a income...but guess what the people that were renting it.. didn't pay the rent....its been a nightmare...they are still in there...we are having trouble getting them out...also in oz we had trouble getting our yougest into school...the state school we were told to keep well away from...all the private were full up...so that was a worry...we have managed to get her back into her old school...our oldrest daughter has got her old job back....my oh has got work here....the property agents have told us that the people in our house will be leaving soon... so all in all its been a very expensive experience...one we are glad to have done...the dream is much better that the realality....we are glad to be home....
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