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rammygirl last won the day on April 15 2013

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  1. rammygirl

    Citizenship application but moving

    I would apply when you are eligible. Processing times are now 20 months or so. You should be in Aust for the test and approval but you can ask to take it in the UK depending on your reasons. You can always delay the test when you get the date for it as they send it by e mail. You should as mentioned though make sure your current travel facility will not run out whilst abroad without having an RRV in place as this will reset your citizenship time.
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    Advice on end of tenancy charges

    Let’s hope they pay up promptly. I still think the agent should bear some responsibility, maybe the landlord will seek to recover some cost from them.
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    Child Visa 101

    Until she has received her citizenship by descent which you should apply for ASAP she is not officially a citizen. She can therefore travel on a visit visa with her overseas passport.
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    Summer is coming - are you a fan of the heat?

    Wish summer would stick. Back to cold rainy days here in the Adelaide Hills. Jumper back on.................
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    Parent VISA

    But the OP said they would not be living in Australia permanently but spending 6 to 9 months so back in UK or Europe every year. They should consider a 600 tourist visa which will allow them to stay for up to a year at a time as long as they return to the UK for 6 months between visits. They won’t be able to work but they can own property (subject to FIRB approval) and treat it like a holiday home. This is an option that many parents use to spend time with their families.
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    Summer is coming - are you a fan of the heat?

    I used to hate the humidity too. But I find I really don’t mind it at all now and will happily walk for an hour or more in high humidity and heat even the rain when it is hot. As you say being fit helps a lot. Also being retired and being able to choose. We are considering a move to South Queensland as roo cold here in the winter. Would go further north but we want to be near a good sized busy city so close to Brissie. Cairns just too small, although we love the area. After living in a damp Lancashire mill town for decades I love it!
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    Summer is coming - are you a fan of the heat?

    Love the heat. In SA it is dry but I am just as happy nowadays in the humidity of Malaysia and Thailand. As long as I can have a cool bedroom to sleep I am happy. Has been 35 today but in the hills it cools at night so all the windows open gives me a natural aircon. I had a natural tumble dryer today too a hot wind dried my clothes rapidly! A well insulated house is key. We don’t need as much heating or cooling as we did in our previous house.
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    Applied for Citizenship but want to move back to UK

    Those timelines should apply to those applying now not those who applied last year though.
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    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    I believe I have suggested this in the past. Always worth speaking to your local representative at whatever level.
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    Applied for Citizenship but want to move back to UK

    we got test date in May, took test in June approved straight away and ceremony was in August. We now have our passports.
  11. rammygirl

    Etihad, Pre-booking seats travelling with kids

    I would wait until the free online check in opens. Even when the plane has been full I never have a problem getting seats together. Plenty of people still check in at the airport. If for some reason you cannot find seats together call emirates and speak to them. They block seats to ensure people checking in at the airport still have a decent choice and can usually find you seats together. If all else fails get to airport early, spending a bit of cash on coffees whilst you wait for flight is still cheaper than paying for reserved seats. Emirates staff are usually really helpful and I have seen them move people around even after boarding. As long as you ask nicely....
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    Applied for Citizenship but want to move back to UK

    I would wait. Who knows what the rules will be in 10 years time...... Citizenship applications seem to be a bit of a lottery. We applied in December 2017 and became citizens in August this year.
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    Please suggest 186

    Yes. Those are the tidying up points before a visa is approved. However the grant itself may be delayed if any quotas have been met for grants this month. The application will sit waiting for the approved grant to be issued. Hopefully though you might just get an early Christmas Gift!
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    Australian school year/ages

    But you must not feel she has gone back a year. Remember the year starts in January here so six months at best. That is good time to adjust to a different education system and make some friends without too much pressure to catch up, which is what she would have to do if she started in year 3 (6 months early). She will be in the correct age range with her peers too.
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    Photos from your garden

    New outdoor rug makes all the difference.