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Chris N Lora

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  1. Chris N Lora

    Aussie moving to UK permanently with British husband

    The Police Pension I am referring to was the Met, It was instilled in me as a young one, I was 16 and a trainee brickie, I hated it my mum, said finish the course so you always have a trade. I did as told, I couldn't handle the hassle of laying bricks so in 1993 when I was 18, I joined London Transport, and got a good pension from them, and that was final salary, I spent a few years with them then moved on to the Prison service and got a civil service pension, Nouvos I think it was called then I spent my last 9 years in the UK in my old role... I cant recall what I am entitled to ( I get my yearly statement again soon, but it was in told about 18 years worth, plus I was paying 20 pounds a week into a private pension since I was 18 was told by my mum (an accountant) to do, I still pay extra today, as well as NI contributions for the future. My pension I pay into now is First State, I was not pre 88 pension here so not good ... I could of gone with State Super but I have been with First since I got my first job in Australia, I am a citizen now but I am not sure on my future currently, now 44, and making my last career move, I was moving back to the UK for a role , but what with all the crime, I got cold feet and felt I would regret leaving Australia.... I can retire at 50 and be ok, but I don't want to , my pension when I retire will see me ok, my mum died in 1998, and I was left her house in London, and I had my own place in Chingford London I rent both of them out in London and have done so for 8 years now, I have set up well by always forward planning, easy things, ie, I would rather save buy a cheap $5000 car than be tied to a bank loan for 5 to 7 years to drive a flash car. We took the plunge and purchased some land so will finally move out of our rental after 7.5 years ....
  2. Chris N Lora

    Aussie moving to UK permanently with British husband

    Not really on to a winner with Super, I spent many years in the police in the UK, when I retire, I will get a sum til the day I die, I get a yearly statement telling me my lump sum and amount I will get, I still pay into that pot even though I am longer employed there, I will get a good living wage when I retire, where as it is mentioned the super is a pot when it runs out you go on state hand outs ... my Friend did a few years on London Underground, he gets 195 pounds every 4 weeks, not a lot but it is for life and doesn't run out. To be fair I have always also paid in to my own private pension as well as employee pension in both Australia and the UK.
  3. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Please do not waste your time with a migration agent, if you are eligible collate all evidence now, what you will need to upload and just read the application carefully etc. you will be wasting good money by using an agent. Chris
  4. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I have two children, and my wife, due to having no valid overseas passports we did a paper application (faster than some online applications) the CO stated a valid passport was not required, maybe you had insufficient evidence to your child hence they asked you. Passports are not a compulsory required ID for citizenship.
  5. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I do believe that is St Patrick's day, so no excuse not to have a Guinness Congrats, you journey is coming to an end.
  6. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    of course they are all opinions, but you cant give false info, ie need 6 months on a passport or a valid one etc, I am speaking from my personal, we had no valid passport and was no issue what so ever.
  7. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Firstly, if it ha not gone to court, it could well be your eligible. ... Can I suggest you call the DHA and ask a general question .. I do not think DD will prevent you from getting citizenship, however never any excuse to be drink driving regardless of the limit, you have been punished by loss of licence should not stop an application...
  8. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    well, I had expired passports, and was not required, further more I got new UK passports after I lodged the application and didn't advise immigration no issues. every application is individual, thus, blanket advice cant be given. only an opinion.
  9. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    you need to stop with the false information being given on here. as I said to the other poster, expired passports are ok. there is plenty of id they can have. a s a 14 year old, they would be attached to a parents application so, they could use a Birth Certificate, Medicare card, school enrollment etc.... what has applying for a Aus passport got to do with an overseas passport for a citizenship application.
  10. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    A valid passport is not required, when I did our application my UK passport had expired... we did it via paper then linked it to the immi website, before your told paper ones take longer .... well, ours took 13 months from submission to ceremony ... some "online" took 19 months. you lot worry to much, chill collect the info, make sure it matches what is wanted and sit back and enjoy the ride. Chris
  11. I rented in NSW, we had the same issue with the Agency, were told under no circumstance can it be changed, I advised them I will not be in and if the person enters he would be liable to a big dog (doberman) not being happy to see him, and if he is bitten so be it... risk he takes, low and behold appointment was changed to a day I was in (the dog was there under permission of the owner)
  12. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Thanks, I was replying to Netg, whom applied in April 2018, as usual misunderstanding from some. i was advising NetG 21 is unacceptable.
  13. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    wrong person replied to.
  14. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    to be fair, there is no reason to why you should wait 21 months, we applied 4 months prior to you and on the 26th we have been citizens 12 months... I suggest you call the MP.
  15. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    yes you complain to the MP Rt Hon David Coleman at Canberra. there are staff there who can access you're file. the number is (02) 6277 7770
  16. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    congratulations, really happy for you.
  17. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    When we applied, my wife did it, we all attended the ceremony at the same time and what not. it is a strange option but, always good to be linked, my daughter was over 18 and she was also linked under my wife's Immi account ID ... I even had all my info sent to her email ... fingers crossed, your not to far away. Some applications are being done fast now.
  18. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Even though you apply separately, ensure you tick the box to make it a linked application
  19. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Sorry, why would your employer have anything to do with an application for Citizenship? when you applied for citizenship you either qualify or you wait until you do ... employment and employers have nothing to do to with personal matters
  20. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    stop stressing, its an expired passport, its all on file entries and exits .. and what visa you hold... do not waste time and money as above asking for the initial entry request... you have your initial visa grant, upload it and give the first date of entry to Australia. they have it all to hand. I never gave my expired passport or my valid UK passport... and just advised them of entry. they were ok with it. Call up the immigration help line they will more then likely tell you the same.
  21. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    Firstly do not stress, I believe you need a form 929, change of detail's. passport /Address etc... attached a covering letter with you TRN or Citizenship application number with it and advise the dept of the simple error. people make mistakes all the time they are used to it. ( ensure you have all legitimate proof to show the error. if its already uploaded tell them.
  22. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    I was a 2017 applicant, we heard nothing for 12 months in Dec 18 I took the test, then said approved for my wife and daughters instant, they had the ceremony on Australia Day, I got approved the 15th or so of Jan 19 and had the Ceremony on the 26th of Jan .. all in all 13 months from lodgement to ceremony ,... and we were paper based applicants due to having expired passports.
  23. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    To be fair, My Daughter got hers the same day from the Parramatta Office, and it was literally uploaded on the system before she left the office as she checked so on her phone. My wife passed her test on the 4th of Dec 2018, she had a letter dated the 5th of Dec and the council contacted her with a letter dated the 5th of Dec also. It is not really fair for you to call his comments misleading when all cases are based on individual merits. IE I got my letter in Jan 2019 and a week later I had the ceremony and got citizenship.
  24. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    This statement is in correct, you are misleading people. the PR never expires, just the travel element, my travel element ran out in 2016, what were they going to do stop me working deport me?> the PR only gets cancelled once you become an Australian citizenship ... many people live in Australia on a PR from years ago.
  25. Chris N Lora

    AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINES 2018-2019

    The Permanent residents Visa PRV, doesn't expire it is just the travel element of the visa, hence the Resident Return Visa needs to be applied for after the initial 5 years. my PRV ran out in 2016, but we now have Australian passports.
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