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Diz last won the day on January 22 2010

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  1. my youngest son is coming out 3 weeks after them to stay for good so he can carry any paper work for them, he has permanent residency. gonna try and speak to an agent tomorrow just for general advice - their partner visa application is dead straightforward, its just the bridging i need clarification on
  2. Cheers my dear! I am so excited at the prospect of them coming permanently, my youngest son arrives to stay for good at the end of May and my eldest is over on the gold coast on a WHV and loving it. It was so hard leaving them all behind and i'm glad they are making the decisions to come over themselves now :biggrin: Donna
  3. they are thinking of sending their worldly goods via a shipping company in boxes so their luggage would only consist of clothes anyway. my daughter has work rights straight away and they would be living with us initially to help keep their costs down. I am very biased because i would love them to come but i dont want to give them misleading info Donna
  4. Hi All - its been a long time since i've needed to post on here and so many rules for immi have changed My daughter was granted 176 state sponsored visa as a dependent on our visa application back in 2010. She came over to Australia for a month to validate her visa back in 2010 and her visa does not expire til 2015. My husband and I made the permanent move to Perth in 2011 but my daughter decided to stay in the uk with her boyfriend. He is now her fiance and they have a 6 month old baby girl and have lived together since feb 2011. They are coming for a 3 week visit at the beginning of May this year and my daughter has got evisitor visas for her fiance and the baby - she doesnt need a visitor visa with her PR status. They were intending to use the trip as a reccie to see if they wanted to move over here on a permanent basis. At the last minute her partner has decided that he wants to make the move now and not go back to the uk when they visit in May!! Will they be able to lodge a partner visa application while they are over here? if so it looks unlikely to be granted during the 3 months that their evisitor visa lasts for so would they be able to get a bridging visa before it expires? its going to cost them a fortune to go back to the uk and come back at a later date and they would rather spend the money getting settled now. they have no ties in the uk - they only rent a house and own their car outright so they could actually sort themselves out in the short time they have left before they visit. I just dont want to build their hopes up if its a big no-no, can anyone help?? Thanks Donna :cute:
  5. Hi! Its been a long time since we went through the visa process and there have been so many changes! My daughter gained her PR aged 20 on my husbands 176 SS PR visa back in January 2010 and validated with the rest of the family in June 2010. We made our permanent move in February 2011 by which time she had got engaged and decided to stay in the UK with her fiance. They had a baby in October 2012 and have been looking at making a permanent move to Australia as a family. They have been living together for 2 years. What visa route do they take for her partner and new baby and does anyone have an idea of the application fees for both of them? Are they able to apply whilst in Australia or do they have to apply from the UK and wait for visa grant before they can travel over? My daughter hasnt lived in Australia yet, only stayed for 1 month in 2010. Thanks for any replies Donna :cute:
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    Visa grant today!

    At long last! Congrats to you both xx
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    So...Who shipped very little?

    We brought a 20ft container packed solid! OH has several thousand £'s of tools so well worth it (jeyes fluid to death!) kmart, target and big w are great for all your everyday household stuff- bedding, towels and kitchenware. I bought my dyson for $450 on the net from over east, half the price of the stores in perth. Im astonished at what people throw away here- we use the freebies section on gumtree and quokka - there are masses of tvs, fridge freezers, sofa, outdoor tables and chairs that would do til your container arrives. We got a brand new double bed for the guest room only 5 minutes wawy from where we live! I still buy masses of clothes and books from the uk, most of the companies i use do free or really cheap shipping to oz and its usually here in just over a week. Theres nothing i really miss or cant get over here and the best thing ive discovered is the irish bacon in coles- best bacon butties ever! Good luck with the move Kelly, drop us a line when you get here Donna x
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    Great news from the kempe family !!!

    Trust me....its worth the wait! My little sis is soooo happy hairdressers are back on wa list too, just gotta pass her ielts and shes on her way! Well pleased for you....massive congrats guys xxx Donna x
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    New Category 5's - Where are you now?

    Do all the hairdressers here have state sponsorship already? My sister is a hairdresser family sponsored 176 from May 2010. I think if she takes her Ielts she can the apply for WA ss and change to category 3, is this right? Donna x
  10. We waited a week from final statements submitted regarding non migrating dependants medical not attended to get our visa approval - not too long for you too hopefully
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    Form b709 and you need the contact for the police firearms and permit officer
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    We got an import license from the wa police force, had to send photos and an import application and they issued a license that went with the knives to the shipping company that they give to customs for inspection on landing - its pretty straightforward. We rang wa police and they gave us the email contact for the import of firearms and the forms are available online
  13. My daughter is trying to send a box to us from uk to oz- the post office have quoted her £90 at their cheapest rate. Anyone know a cheaper way to send it? Thanks, Donna :cute:
  14. We left freezing cold Manchester airport on 7th feb and arrived in sunny Perth on the 9th. We were staying with friends in Wanneroo until we sorted a rental, we thought it would take us a month to 6 weeks - 1 week later we were accepted for a fab rental on 1/2 acre with a pool in the beautiful Perth hills. OH started work after being here only 3 days- his first day was in 40+ degree temperatures! We bought a Ute in our first week and moved the pitiful amount of stuff we had bought up to our new home on 25th feb. We managed with a gas bbq, 2 sunloungers, a matress on the floor and a borrowed tv until all our worldly goods arrived mid March- i have never been so happy to see a sofa! :wink: I struggled to find a job, sending out heaps of applications and resumes. I applied for my police clearance and our lovely new landlords offered to do me an Oz reference and lo and behold I got 2 interviews the following week! I started work 6 weeks ago so we will soon be able to get a mortgage application in and claim our own little piece of Oz. We are going to buy in Mount Helena as we love it here already- the pub is great and full of really friendly people, we have made some lovely new friends already. The countryside is soooo beautiful around us and the wildlife is fantastic We miss our family and friends in the UK and are so grateful for skype and facebook - it was hard to leave our 3 grown up children and my stepson but we cant wait for our first visitors in january - my stepson is coming with OH's sister, he is only 12 and really looking forward to it. We feel like this is home now, I wasnt sure it would do after feeling like it was still a holiday until I got my job. We have so many plans that we want to do and are so excited about the future - good luck to those still in the process, its well worth all the ups and downs, heartache and setbacks to get here in the end Donna x :wubclub: