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  1. Quoll

    Off Grid Living

    He’s not keen on livestock at the moment. His ex has goats and cows but he still likes his freedom to come and go and doesn’t want the tie if he doesn’t have to. I still think he’s daft but he’s happy and so is the dog!
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    Off Grid Living

    My odd DS has moved back to the bush to escape the Covid. He was fortunate enough to get an inheritance which enabled him to buy a place so now he has 16 acres, 100 year old house with wood stoves, big water tanks, Creek with solar pump, mains power (an inside flush loo!) and he's very happy. The kids are doing distance Ed and he has satellite broadband for that. He's already put in a quarter acre veg plot and bought a dozen hens so he's happy as Larry. The grass was growing - a lot - so he got out the mower but it got filled almost immediately so then he attacked it with a whipper snipper which didn't really cut it. He found a scythe blade in the barn and sharpened it up (he's good at that), designed his own ergonomic handle and can now cut an acre with barely raising a sweat. I think he's bought a new up to date scythe blade now but he's really happy with it. And to think, generations of my ag lab ancestors would have given their eye teeth not to have to do such back breaking work and he, with all the advantages he had had, is enjoying it! He takes the dog out and when he's done a row she sleeps on it. Horses for courses! Personally I couldn't wait to leave. Should also say, he shoots his own meat and had a big freezer full, also had a generator for if the power goes out. He might think of solar if he ever has enough money.
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    Return resident visa -UK

    Good to know! Next time, get citizenship as soon as you can, huh!
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    Shipping reccomendations for Aus to UK

    For us it was 12 December to 1 April but we needed to wait until there was an empty truck from Melbourne to Canberra and covid hit, right in the middle so there were all sorts of changes. From memory we had to pay in dollars for the Aussie end what we paid in pounds for the U.K. end but we needed the long delivery trip which would be less if you’re in a state capital. Like Amber, we measured out the space in the dining room and stacked it as a practice. We were lucky that we didn’t have to rely on emergency supplies at either end but we did (as most everyone does) realise that we sent a hell of a lot of stuff that it is quite easy to live without!
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    Partner visa advice

    That rather depends on whether the OP took out another citizenship before (wasn't it 2002?) voluntarily (ie not born with it) in which case Australian citizenship was automatically lost. It can be applied for so that if children were born when citizenship had been lost, then I think there is some shenanigans they have to go through to get it re-established so that citizenship by descent can then follow.
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    Shipping reccomendations for Aus to UK

    We used a Seven Seas move cube to move in the opposite direction and they were great, we had no complaints at all.
  7. You won't qualify as a teacher. The on the job training that UK do for QTS isn't acceptable - the postgraduate teacher training has to be the one year University based course. Might have to bite the bullet and do a PGCE.
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    Return resident visa -UK

    @Penelope Pitstop and @Sarahelle were most concerned at the time and I have no idea how it turned out but the one chap who did get it had been out of the country but left his wife and family behind in UK and there had been a clerical error. Just deciding you've changed your mind about emigrating might be a whole other ball game but they may have tried it.
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    Return resident visa -UK

    I found it this morning but had to dash out and can't find it now. Might be on iPad, will check that in a mo
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    Return resident visa -UK

    You might be lucky you never know - what strong ties did you maintain? Regular visits back? Property? etc
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    Return resident visa -UK

    Not according to a poster on here back in 2014 who got knocked back despite a UK OH and having lived there for 8 years prior. I guess this is one of those hindsight times where "Get your British citizenship before you leave" is a wise mantra. Apparently this is a difficult visa to get
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    Return resident visa -UK

    No can't see that. Be aware that there are several posts which suggest that just having a UK spouse and child is not necessarily grounds enough for the RRV - you have to have had other significant ties like, your family were in UK and you visited them but if you all decided to emigrate then that might be a bit trickier (someone on here back in 2014!). Good luck with it - been a good learning experience as the question of return to UK is often pondered here.
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    Return resident visa -UK

    Actually checked further and there is a return resident visa, sounds much like the Australian one, costs £516. Always a good move to get UK citizenship if you can before you leave! If you were away for more than 2 years (Returning Resident visa) You lose your indefinite leave to remain if you’ve been outside the UK for 2 or more continuous years. You may be able to re-enter the UK and get indefinite leave to remain by applying for a Returning Resident visa. You may not need to apply if your partner is in the British armed forces, or works for certain UK government departments or the British Council. Eligibility You must provide enough evidence to show: your strong ties to the UK - for example you or your family have lived here most of your life your current circumstances and why you’ve lived outside the UK
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    Return resident visa -UK

    Just checked, your ILR lapses if you are out of the country for 2 or more years so the OP will have to apply for a new visa I think Your indefinite leave will lapse if you stay outside the UK for 2 or more years (5 or more, if granted settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme) at a time. If you’re a Swiss citizen with settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme your indefinite leave will lapse if you stay outside the UK for 4 years or more in a row.
  15. Find a GP, register, take along any medical history and hope that they continue to prescribe the same things - they may not, some drugs aren't used here but they will generally offer an alternative. It seems to be a thing for most UK emigrants to need to find a bulk billing GP but that's not necessary, Medicare was built on a co-pay system so most of us pay to go to the GP and we also pay for prescriptions. You can go to whichever practice you want and you can go and change if you dont like what's on offer but (around here anyway) the best practices shut their books regularly. When you arrive, ask around amongst your acquaintances about which doctors are the "best" in the locality. Register for reciprocal medicare first though.