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  1. rammygirl

    Applying for an Australian passport

    What did you provide for your visa? They do accept foreign documents but only if there is an English translation. I sent my UK certificates.You must have provided birth and marriage certificates for your visa grant surely, just use the same ones.
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    Moving back to the UK with teenagers

    A lot will also depend on their academic ability, willingness to put in extra study (theirs not yours!) and what type of career they aspire to. Getting some careers advice would be a good start. As mentioned GCSEs are not the only route forward. Also do you have citizenship? Is the 18 year old staying or returning to UK?
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    How has Australia changed your health?

    I definitely do more outdoor excercise, just earlier in the day in summer. Many migrants seem to come for the weather then moan about it being too hot! One even said to me recently they never went to Spain in the summer as they didn’t like the heat! They seem to be trapped indoors in aircon when it gets into the high 20s just as I am off to the beach. It isn’t usually humid in Adelaide either so not as oppressive as the UK. My husbands mood used to be affected during the long dark winter in the UK so he is much happier here with more blue skies.
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    Best way to buy a car?

    At least buying from a dealer gives you some warranty cover. Some good deals going on Kia cars with the old decals, everyone wants the newer updates (not nec new models) with the trendy new logo.
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    Construction Manager - RPL HELP

    Also passing the assessment for the visa is one hurdle. That assessment doesn’t necessarily qualify you to actually work in the industry without additional licensing in Australia.
  6. And get a cheap folding table and chair and a battery lamp (if no power). So you can comfortably sort through your boxes. I helped sort out a charities storage unit a while back, too cramped to move things, dark and hot!
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    Buying a property on 188b Visa

    If you want to buy before consider purchasing land then building. The cost for FIRB and Stamp Duty will be based only on the land value so will be cheaper. The actual amounts of stamp duty vary by state, some are much more expensive than others!
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    Off Grid Living

    Our solar panels will have paid for themselves this year, after three years -so moving forward a good decision to reduce our bills. We don’t have gas and only get small bills in winter now. Will consider a battery when it becomes economic to do so. It does vary from state to state though.
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    Things you miss about Britain

    Ooh pudding, peas and gravy was my go to. My mouth is watering now
  10. rammygirl

    Citizenship application for 17 year old

    Apply with her current passport expired or not. If you renew it then update the application. Once you have citizenship you will all need Australian passports anyway.
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    Dual citizen studying law at UK university

    I guess that also depends if he wants to actually practice law. Many law graduates don’t. But a very valid point none the less. These days it is possible to combine courses from different universities overseas both by doing a placement or even on line, so it might be possible to cover Australian law that way.
  12. They are lovely but don’t tell everyone. Sea is a tad chilly down here though!
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    Where to start

    Are on shore parent applications only possible for those over a certain age? I thought they had to be 67 to do this.
  14. rammygirl

    Where to start

    She doesn’t need to be in Australia to apply. She may be able to apply on shore depending on her age though. Pros and cons with both and a very long wait for grant due to massive backlog and reduced number of visas being granted per year. There is a massive thread on here if you want to get some info. Otherwise use gov website or get an opinion from an agent.
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    Question on RRV 155- Please help

    Looks like it to me. Although it won’t be an extra 5 years taking you to 2030 just 5 years from grant so an extra couple of years or so.