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  1. rammygirl

    Bank account in Aus with 189 Grant

    Re the ISA. Not really worth keeping unless you may return to the UK. The ATO does not recognise the tax free status so the interest will be taxed.
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    Child Trust Funds

    That is useful to know. I wanted to open a trust shares account for my grandson (not yet one) here in Aus. So I’m assuming no tax until it is accessed at 18? This will be cash deposits as gifts birthday and Christmas I think with commbank?
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    Child Trust Funds

    Be aware of the tax rates for minors in Aus. They may have to file a tax return. The tax free allowance is only 450 bucks a year for minors! You might want to run it past an accountant as Aus will not recognise tax free Uk accounts like isas not sure how they will treat the trust fund.
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    Looking for good Removal Company Australia to UK

    We used Britannia/chess app years ago and all was ok. They did damage a tv but we were insured with Letton Percival and got paid out promptly. Just be aware that many of these are franchised so they can vary a lot. As can shipping, ask about this as routes have been disrupted because of Red Sea unrest. Can be worth paying a bit extra for different route/ship if you want quicker delivery.
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    Proof of citizenship

    But if a citizen I don’t think you can get an eta. Same as you can’t get a visa for Aus if a citizen. You must use passport. Although it does say it can be expired as long as the picture is still recognisable as you.
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    Proof of citizenship

    When the new ETA visa come into effect for all other countries later this year you either need a visa or a Uk passport to enter. As in Australia you can’t get a visa if you are a citizen.
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    Proof of citizenship

    Yes. It won’t be long before you will need Uk passport or visa ( not possible if citizens ) just like Australia. plus we just entered Vietnam on Uk Passports as don’t need to pay for visa with them but do on Aus passports. much easier and cheaper to renew than let lapse and re apply. Easy to renew Uk passport from Aus online.
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    What new child visa goes with our RRVs?

    He will need a child visa. Apply asap
  9. rammygirl

    Uk to Brisbane area

    Many agents put rental application forms online. Make sure you can fill all the required information, taking note of the ID required. We added extra information including info about the sale of our UK home, with pictures, and the fact we were new to the country etc. Get the local ID sorted ASAP like driving licence and Medicare cards, Aus bank account, references etc. Go armed with application completed, engage the agent and leave the info with them in case anything else comes up. Expect to kiss a lot of frogs….there is a reason they want you to inspect….some pictures can be very misleading and years old! It may be harder with dogs as you will need a secure yard, and not all landlords really want pets. Good luck, and keep positive
  10. rammygirl

    Should Donald Trump win Nobel Peace Prize ?

    He just does not compute that he has done anything wrong ever or that there are real life consequences for it. This is what happens when you never challenge bad behaviour from the get go. I said from the moment he first stood for election he was a grifter, but my is he a good one, plus the American public are gullible and just love conspiracy theories……
  11. rammygirl

    Who to bank with in Aus

    Not that I am aware of, but now you understand the discipline some banks do allow something similar or you can monitor a budget.
  12. rammygirl

    Finding work

    The teenager can make your life very difficult if she wants to. Not an ideal time to move regarding school either. I speak from experience having tried migrating with 13 and 15 year olds. We ended up returning to UK and forfeiting our visas Back in Australia for 10 years now after 7 years in UK. Both kids followed us and are very settled here, one with kids now. It was a bumpy and expensive ride though!
  13. rammygirl

    Changing visa while on 491 onshore

    Thanks for the clarification. And that’s why you need a registered agent not an amateur for advice!
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    Changing visa while on 491 onshore

    You can apply for a PR visa without having to wait. Once granted it will replace your existing visa. May well be worth it as you will be eligible for citizenship sooner.