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  1. rammygirl

    Partner visa / evidence limit

    Think quality not quantity of evidence, spread throughout the period you are trying to evidence.
  2. rammygirl

    Suggestions of items to bring from the UK?

    Or people hang it undercover or even in the garage whilst the car is out. Soon dries, at least here in Adelaide where the air is dry.
  3. rammygirl

    Financial services - is it worth it?

    You do need to check the bottom line. I am registered with a few companies and often the one that charges a fee gets me more dollars in the end. Banks are usually not the best option and don’t let you lock in a rate. It can make a huge difference, even a modest rate increase can get you thousands more dollars on larger transfers.
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    Suggestions of items to bring from the UK?

    Yes but we don’t use our drier anywhere near as much, only in the winter and even then I can still hang out most weeks, even in the Adelaide hills! Shopping around here you can save loads. We bought a new drier last winter from appliances on line just as cheap as we could have done in the UK. Delivered unpacked and took old machine within 2 days, what’s not to like!
  5. rammygirl

    nominated vs independent (nurse)

    Definitely apply for a 189 or 190, you should get an invite before mid 2021. If you want to hedge your bets you can also ask the employer to start sponsorship for PR. You are allowed to have more than one application on the go, but the last one granted will stand....so if you get the independent PR first then withdraw the sponsorship pronto. If on the other hand you get the sponsorship first, just let the PR application run, once granted that will be your visa. As very stormy said though, a consultation with a good agent may well be worth the money, even if you don’t use them for the actual application they can give you a clear plan. There are many changes afoot so don’t hang about as options can close down.
  6. rammygirl

    Some advise please?

    The info is on the gov website here https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/contact-us/offices-and-locations/list pick a country from the drop down box, for some reason the link doesn’t ‘hold’. Basically ACRO police check for immigration and only a few clinics approved to do the medicals in the UK. You can ring round and check for availability and prices for the medicals as they do vary but you must go to a clinic from this list. The advice generally remains not to do then too soon though, the assurance of support part can take a few months too if you look at the other threads on here.
  7. rammygirl

    UK Police Check required?

    You could ask the employer. I used a Still valid UK one for some voluntary work here. They still did an Aus one but I hadn’t been here long so they really appreciated the UK one.
  8. rammygirl

    Some advise please?

    They are valid for 12 months from the date you did the medical and the date on the police check. Doesn’t matter when you upload them, those dates remain. Some medicals may only be valid for 6 months if a health undertaking is required for an existing condition.
  9. rammygirl

    Suggestions of items to bring from the UK?

    My Sebo finally died. They are a very expensive brand here so we replaced it with a Hoover. Tbh if you are wedded to a particular European brand then check the prices here as many cost much more. Although guarantees are rarely transferred so it can be an issue. Unless you buy from COSTCO. We had a one year old coffee machine from Costco UK. We didn’t have the receipt but they checked with the UK system using our membership number and promptly refunded the cash! Love Costco for this.
  10. rammygirl

    Moving back : how to get rid of possessions ?

    Facebook marketplace or gumtree. Or just charity.
  11. Yes. The right to roam is a wonderful thing. I love walking and find limited routes outside of reserves. I used to love walking moors and farmland in the UK with my trusty paper maps!
  12. rammygirl

    Cost of Medication

    Also not fixed prescription charges. Depends on the pharmacy. Chemist warehouse are usually cheapest and you can look on line at their prices. If the cost of medication is high their is a cap. The Medicare website should have more specific info.
  13. rammygirl

    Dog Insurance

    Can’t have it all I guess!
  14. rammygirl


    Happy birthday to you happy Birthday to you happy birthday dear Kate happy birthday to you. may the sun shine all bright may the sea be all blue happy birthday dear kate happy birthday to you. two verses we used to sing at school, many decades ago......... excuse the capitalisation.!
  15. rammygirl

    Transferring your funds

    That will depend on your residency and if it was your principal place of residence. If you are in UK and you have sold your home ready to migrate, then no tax should apply at either end. If savings can pass money laundering, ie you can if asked prove how you got them then no tax on that transfer either.