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The Pom Queen

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  1. Family friendly affordable near Brighton

    Hi @Tara it’s nearly 1am and I’m just off to sleep, if I forget to reply tomorrow just give me a nudge or send me a pm.
  2. Is it possible to secure rental from UK?

    Hi Tara, the market isn’t as competitive as it was but it will depend on Suburbs, school catchment areas, etc. It is near impossible to find a rental before moving out and to be honest the way agents manipulate photos you wouldn’t want to. Most go in to short term furnished holiday accommodation, although it can be expensive it it gives you breathing space. Would your husbands employer be willing to pay for this?
  3. what are you doing right now?

    I think there is just the one male who you “disagreed with” lol who has gone awol. Glad to see you back hun.
  4. Advice

    To be honest @CeltInCaulfield It’s quite frightening the changes being made. A couple of weeks back they sneakily cut the visa intake. If anyone can apply for a visa now I would be doing it and not waiting around. Look what’s just happened on parent visas as well.
  5. Advice

    https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs/living-costs-in-australia Please note: The Department of Home Affairs(opens in a new window) has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. From 1st February 2018 the 12 month living cost is: You - $20,290 Partner or spouse - $7,100 Child - $3,040 All costs are per year in Australian dollars. To convert to your own currency, visit http://www.xe.com/(opens in a new window)
  6. Advice

    Well one good thing is they have a registered agent on their team https://www.mara.gov.au/search-the-register-of-migration-agents/registered-migration-agent-details/?id=9f983f43-ac2c-e411-9402-005056ab0eca Also remember it’s not just a case of having what you feel is sufficient savings. To apply for the visa you have to meet the financial requirement for each year of study, so if you are single and your course is 4 years it’s over $80,000. I think a partner adds on an extra $7k and a child $3k I will see if I can find you the link. Look, none of us want to put a downer on this for you and we will all support you but we have seen so many people lose everything they had which included a young family who sold their house to get here on a student visa, completed their course then got kicked out, that was in electrical engineering so a skill high in demand. They went back to the UK to nothing, tragically it proved too much for the husband and he ended his life. ‘I love Australia and if I was you I’d probably also be taking the risk, but please have a back up plan, sometimes we all get caught up in the moment and can’t see past it.
  7. Advice

    Blake the problem is visas are changing dramatically, something that was easy a couple of years ago is near impossible now. If you fancy being a carpenter or a mechanic then I would highly suggest to do this but in the UK and save yourself thousands. We have a number of members who are taking this approach especially the ones in the medical field.
  8. Advice

    Hi @Blake87 to be honest I agree with @CeltInCaulfield in that the process you mention MAY be possible, but that is a huge MAY. Just recently I heard of someone telling people instead of doing farmwork for their 2nd year visa they should become a student and after their course finished they would be able to stay in Australia permanently. This is terrible advice and could cost people thousands. An estimate of funds required for a 2 year Cert III joinery course and financial requirement is over $60,000 have you got this kind of money available? Are you willing to risk that amount of money?
  9. RSPCA - Supreme Court Ruling

    I totally agree 101%
  10. Flights to UK

    @Cerberus1 go on book me a ticket, sod the hospitals. Although can it be after September as I want to do an around Australia trip with BobJ first
  11. What will vanish over the next 20 years..

    Not everyone can get wireless. The NBN where we are is wireless but because of the line of sight the neighbours can’t get it.
  12. What will vanish over the next 20 years..

    I hoped so when we arrived 14 years ago, we couldn’t get any ports in Melbourne on the exchange. Rob had to go to the top to get some action.
  13. What will vanish over the next 20 years..

    As long as the Internet gets sorted. Our neighbours can’t get NBN and are on speeds slower than the old dial up.
  14. What will vanish over the next 20 years..

    Will this help
  15. I know no one will care but...........

    Have you got a cuddle yet @the bottler I’ve missed a few posts.