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  1. Hi all, We are moving out of the area to be close to relatives, and will be breaking our lease in 3 weeks time. We are in Hope Valley, Modbury, North Eastern suburb. Very close to Tea tree plaza, Modbury hospital and Ridgehaven outdoor pool is just around the corner. The o'bahn is available from the tea tree plaza too, making travel quick and easy into the city which is only 20 minutes away. The house has 3 good size bedrooms (double bed in each) main has ensuite and built in robes, and 2nd bedroom has built in robes too. Large lounge area, Modern kitchen and 2nd living area. Main bathroom, laundry room and seperate toilet. Carport with enough room for 2 cars and has electric roller door. Lovely gardens, back garden is enclosed, flat and has under cover area. sorry no pets allowed. Rent is $360 a week. Contact me if any more info is needed. Thanks Kelly
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    Coming over to Fairview

    Hi Rachael, We have just moved to Adelaide from the uk on 12th jan so its all pretty new to us too. We are living in hope valley which is only 15 mins away from fairview. I did go up that way few days ago, chicken was on offer in foodland lol, nice shopping centre there, but like Diane say tea tree gully is huge and has just about everything there. How old are your kids? We have Callum 13, Ella nearly 9 and Aliyah is 15 months. Maybe we could meet up when you get here and get settled. I'll pm my email and mobile so that if you want too you can get in touch. Kelly x
  3. Hi all, we are flying to oz next tuesday (yey!!!) and have been looking up the hand baggage allowance. The allowance with singapore seams really small. Has anyone flown lately and do they check the size of the bags??? We have 3 children, the youngest is 14 months old and very busy, so will need toys to keep her amused and also plenty of nappies etc... very worried i am not going to have enough room to take all we need on board.. help x
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    visa in passport????

    Hi all We have our 176 visa's and its electronic visa, was just wondering if we should send them away to get the visa's put into our passports or does it really not matter???? We are flying to Adelaide on 10th jan so need to send them asap if we need too. Has anyone else not had them put in their passports, and had any problems?? Any answers very much appreciated thanks x
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    visa in passport????

    Yes true, might get that done today just to be sure :wink: Thanks again
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    visa in passport????

    Hi thanks for all replies, I have just called Australia house and they have said there is no need to have a label put in passport as its all electronic. They checked my details against passport number and all fine. Guess i was worrying bout nothing :laugh: Prob be another thing to worry about by next week lol..... only 39 days and counting
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    visa in passport????

    Thanks for letting me know. Yes we are on a permanent visa so will need aus driving license. Any ideas who we send our passports to?
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    71 days and counting!!!!!!!!

    Hi guys, only 59 days til flying day now, oh sooo excited and very nervous at the same time..... anyone else still get doubts creep in???? some days i simply cannot wait to go and other days i just think...What the hell am i doing lol...
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    71 days and counting!!!!!!!!

    Hi all, i'm just really excited and counting down the days.....71 days til we leave for Adelaide.... We fly on tuesday 10th january, Anyone else flying the same time and from heathrow?? and how are your plans going?? :biggrin:
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    Permission to take my daughter

    You will prob have to go through a solicitor to make it official, but check with your agent if you have one. We had to go through court to get permision to take my son from previous relationship with us, it took 18 months and thousands of pounds, but my ex was refusing to sign for him to go. My solicitor did send a stat dec to my ex which he wouldn't sign, and if i remember right your ex would have to take this form into a solicitor with photo id to sign it. you might have to go the court route if your ex doesn't have photo id (wierd lol) but if he has no objections to you going it should be a quick process for you. We had permission from the courts in august and we will be flying to adelaide on 10th jan, i sooo can't wait now, 71 days and counting lol. Well good luck i hope you manage to sort it out, any questions though pm me x
  11. We have finally decided on a shipping company to use (I think) and have read lots of comments on here to use alternative insurance company instead of removal companies themselves. Who do we use? or how do i go about getting insurance else where. cheers kel :twitcy:
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    Holiday rental????

    Hi all, We have our one way tickets booked for the 10th Jan (OMG still can't believe it lol) but we are looking for a holiday rental for the first few weeks until we find a rental to settle in. Any idea's on best places to look? Or does anyone have properties that we could rent for 3 weeks? We have been looking on the realestate.com.au website and emailed about a few, but no one seams to get back to us. Help!! I want to find somewhere soon. :wacko:
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    Holiday rental????

    I forgot to say we are going to Adelaide lol.....
  14. Hi all, Over the last 18 months I have been going through court to be able to take my son (from previous relationship) to Australia with myself, my hubby and 2 daughters age 8 and 9 months. We had the final court date 2 weeks ago and got granted the court order to take my son with us, and yesterday finally received our visa's. Its been a really hard few years financially (court) and emotionally and being pregnant too was extra hard but we have done it and at last got our wonderful visa. We are hoping to move to adelaide early jan, OMG what a feeling, can't wait to get those one way tickets booked now.. Thanks to everyone for their help and advice over the last few years and the lovely messages of support we have had for the court case, but i'm sure there is going to be alot more questions now to do with removal companies etc lol. Thanks again from a very very happy lady xx :jiggy:
  15. Just wondering if anyone had managed to get extra baggage allowance or discounted flights through International Organisation for Migration. I have emailed them but had no response yet. thanks k
  16. I think it is a bit longer than usual, we had a few things crop up that prolonged the case. A friend of ours (from poms in oz) took about a year to get the go ahead. It is very stressful and expensive but hopefully well worth it. I will let you know lol. good luck xx :hug:
  17. Hi guys, I have been going through the court process myself for the last 18 months, to take my son from a previous relationship with me my hubby and 2 girls aged 8 and 9 months. It has cost just over £12,000 (but depends on where you live apparently) but we had our final court hearing 2 weeks ago and was granted permision to leave, and we then recieved our visa's on monday this week. It will be very stressful and expensive but if its what you want to do go for it, it will be worth it in the end. It was an amazing feeling walking out of that court knowing that we could go, as our lives had been in limbo for almost 2 years, and then when we finally recieved our Visa's...WOW...I just can't explain the feeling. message me if you would like any more info on what to expect or any info needed I will be more than happy to help. Good luck and keep positive.
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    South Oz applications - where are you now

    Hi all, We had our visa's yesterday morning, OMG what a feeling. Booking our one way flights tonight, so early january we will be getting to Adelaide. Soooo excited...
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    When to put house up for sale??

    I'd put it up for sale now if i were you and if you do manage to sell quite quickly then brill just stay with family or rent until you go. We lodged our visa feb last year and house went on market a month later and we have just had an offer on sat, thats 16 months later. we had to drop it £30,000 which we were gutted about. My uncle waited until they had their visa before putting house on market and didn't sell, they had to leave it for family to sell for them, so thats why we put it up for sale so early. We are hoping to have our visa's any day now so at least house will be out of the way. Good luck though xx
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    Court and Co today

    Hi all, and thank you for all the good luck messages i have had. Well we have been to court again today and we still don't have a yes to taking my son to oz, its gonna be about 5 more months yet before we get it all sorted. Its a very long drawn out process and hopefully we will get it all sorted out before the end of the summer. fingers crossed again. But some good news today, we have our case officer.. :jiggy: .so we are at least a few steps closer and makes things a little easier to know things are moving.. Thanks again for all the private messages I have received, I really appreciate it xxxxx
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    Category 2's - Where are you now?

    Good luck and take it easy, make sure you let everyone run round after you, make the most of it. How many weeks are you? do you know what your having? I've not long had a baby, she's 3 months now, can't believe how quick the time has gone. take care xxxx :hug:
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    Category 2's - Where are you now?

    TURN ME PINK TURN ME PINK WOOHOO WE HAVE A CO!!!!!!!!!!!!! So pleased and it feels great. Congrats to everyone who has had co's and grants this week well done xxxxx
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    Are P60's required???

    Hi all, Can anyone help please as i'm having a bit of a panic... Someone has put a post on here to say they have received their CO and have requested P60's.. Do they always request P60's or not. We can't find my hubby's in any off our paper work and must have been thrown out when we moved couple of years ago. Hubby is in a different job now since we lodged our visa's, and not doing the flooring at the mo. Please tell me all will be ok and this isn't gonna bugger up our visa's....... :arghh::arghh:
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    Category 2's - Where are you now?

    What is a ple??? excuse me being really dull but i've no idea what its all about, but have seen it mentioned a few times. We don't have a co yet. can someone let me know about it lol. thanks xx
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    Category 2's - Where are you now?

    Hi all, I am enjoying counting down the SA applicants before me getting there CO and turning pink, its down too 11 before us now, woohoo... Loads more CO's and visa grants this week please!!!!!! Good luck all, hopefully not much longer to wait xxx :yes:
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