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  1. rammygirl

    Class 176 visa and family

    Well he certainly has ties to Australia. When was he last in Australia? It may be well worth consulting with an agent for advice. Still a cheaper and quicker option than a skilled visa. Paul answered while I was typing. He is an agent who could definitely help you…..
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    Partner Visa - help!

    Just a thought. Would it be wise to get UK citizenship for your husband before leaving UK? Your child has dual citizenship after all. Best all the family strive to have the same down the line.
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    Is Medicare backdated to the date your PR is granted?

    If you go public you will have very few fees to pay. Medicare will cover virtually everything. Ask to be referred to public care. Doctors will automatically refer to private. Even if you do go private you can shop around. Never be embarrassed to ask how much it will cost. I worked with two people, one had her baby in public system and only laid a few hundred for extra scans, the other had private care and was out of pocket by around 7 grand! Sure she had a lovely private room but the medical care was the same. It can depend where you live……a bit like the NHS but even reciprocal Medicare would provide free treatment for pregnancy.
  4. Try googling one way travel insurance. Mine insists on Australian companies but Go Walkabout, Budget direct, globe link, insure and go are some that you can check. The level of cover isn’t great for possessions but good for health, some offer cover for a while after you arrive which is useful until you get sorted out.
  5. Buy one way travel insurance, sometimes called migration insurance, this will cover possessions as well as health. Normal travel insurance won’t work as you need to return for it to be valid.
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    Heading back to UK with 12yr & 14yr old

    Also they do not have to do as many subjects, give them a break and allow time in the schedule to catch up. We had to move back once with kids in GCSE years. The school was great, they did extra lessons instead of PE or other “fillers” and did less subjects. Both did well and went to uni and the more academic one now has a PhD.
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    Citizenship for Baby born in Australia - Wait time?

    Getting a proof of citizenship is pretty quick around two weeks then you can apply for a passport. This changed a while back you need to supply the certificate number on the passport application.
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    Which Visa?

    Partner visa but you still need to supply evidence, don’t assume a marriage certificate will suffice. You will in your circumstances get PR straight away.
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    Looking to make the move - where do I start?

    Also note that despite passing a skills assessment for the visa, this won’t qualify you to work in Aus. You will be able to work under supervision until you pass additional courses covering Aus regulations and practices. These cost money and time.
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    Buying a house

    The extra charge is on the land improved or not. If you buy a vacant lot it applies to that, if the land has a house on it it applies to the full price of purchase. When we bought we could only buy brand new or build our own not an established dwelling. It depends on the visa. Any charges referred to the land purchase, we had nothing extra to pay for the house build.
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    House sale proceeds

    Yes. We did this with OFX you pick a rate you are happy with after discussion and advice then they trigger the exchange when it reaches that rate. You will need then to transfer the money to them within a short time. Ours actually happened overnight and we would have missed the rate spike otherwise.
  12. What did you use for your PR and your sister’s citizenship? Both also require a birth certificate.
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    Yes as you are not a citizen until after the ceremony and they will ask for id Once you are a citizen you will need an Aussie passport to travel overseas don’t forget.
  14. rammygirl

    Insurance for luggage on flight only

    Google one way or migration insurance. Insure and go used to do it not sure who dies it now though.
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    Travel Insurance

    I agree you will also need to be covered for travel, you might have to shop around for extended cover though.