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    geraint davies at montfort

    Hi all, just wondering if anybody has used this company to aid their move to oz,they deal with all the financial aspects of your move,any comments good or bad appreciated:wideeyed:
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    Australian Citizenship

    yes, just comes up with "error" Applicant must supply one complete passport or document for travel record in order to continue
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    Australian Citizenship

    Hi, I'm just wondering if you had any luck with your online application, I have exactly the same issue and it won't let me past page 3. Very frustrating but I've bought this upon myself by letting the passports expire when I could have got this done months ago! Cheers, Scott
  4. I have just been speaking to a guy who came out here 4 years ago and lives on the gold coast.He came out on the same visa we did (176 skilled) and has told me I can claim the Aussie version of child benefit and can claim rent assistance from Centrelink.Does anyone know if this is true?I thought that I could not claim any assistance for anything for 2 years. My wife has found part-time work but I currently am not working(not through lack of trying).Any help would be great thanks, Scott and Sally
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    child benefit and rent assistance in Oz

    Thanks for all your help so far,its put our minds at rest a bit :-)
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    child benefit and rent assistance in Oz

    I put my claim in 3 weeks ago..not heard anything back yet, is it definately valid for any PR visa?? I checking that because I am Family Sponsored and am wondering if that makes a difference when claiming?? Any clarification would be great... Scott and Sally
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    child benefit and rent assistance in Oz

    Thanks Cal, Believe me, anything will be a great help....just wish I had known earlier !! :-)
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    child benefit and rent assistance in Oz

    I know...and there we are been struggling and worrying for no reason....this will be a great help for us...I dont think many people know you can claim..we certainly didnt
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    child benefit and rent assistance in Oz

    Thanks Kev, We will be up there with our boots blacked Monday morning:wink:
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    child benefit and rent assistance in Oz

    thanks for that...I wish I had known earlier, would have made life a lot easier instead of worrying about money all the time...Do you know if they backpay from date of arrival or pay it from time of registration??
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    Can anyone help me?

    Arrived from the UK 5 wks ago, back in england i was a Care Assistent working in a Residential home and also Nursing homes. I'm looking for the same kind of work over here but havent seen many advertised. Have seen jobs for EEN's , can anyone tell me what this position is and what and where i can look for the job I'm trained for? Or if there is a web site I can look for these kind of jobs? Can anyone tell me any the names of any big care companies over here?Thank you
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    found nothing out in brissy so far !!:mad:
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    working in Ipswich... but so many questions?

    we are in Bundamba at the moment..Springfield Lakes is nice but have not seen a house with a decent sized garden there so far!
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    Can you book your plane seats for Singapore Airlines

    Booked our seats with them but theyput us somewhere else on both legs of the journey!!! Food is great though..never ate and drank so much in 22 hours before ! :-)
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    carpenter looking for work

    Hi All, Just arrived in the Ipswich area of Queensland and am looking for work,hopefully as a maintenance carpenter which I have done for 23 years or if not will consider any other work offers.Will travel into Brissy if necessary and the surrounds.Look forward to your replies, Scott
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    anybody going to oz in nov?

    this time next week we will be in the air :-))
  17. We are flying to Sydney in November and are renting a car for 4 days, in the meantime I'm hoping to buy a second hand car there. What do I need to take this car to my new home in QLD? Any advice is appreciated as I am a bit lost with the whole system over there :biggrin:
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    how much hand luggage with singapore

    when I spoke to them on the phone if your going on a unused migrant visa it is 7kg
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    Anyone Recommend Shipper ?

    we had john mason pack our stuff thurs /friday and straight onto the container outside the house. the 2 guys who did the packing were excellent..had a good laugh with them..kept them in tgea/coffee/pop and sandwiches all day long.... john mason have offered us 30 days free storage in brisbane as well...that was a clincher for us :-)
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    anybody going to oz in nov?

    keep an eye out for a rental for us...we are looking to move in on 1st december :-)
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    anybody going to oz in nov?

    we fly out to sydney on 7th november, stay there for 5 days then work our way up the coast to kempsey where we have two nights , then its on to Ipswich where we have 15 nights to secure ourselves up a short term rental in whatever area takes our fancy..looking like springfield lakes at the moment..heard a lot of good things about there :-)
  22. flying to sydney in november...never been south of the equator never mind OZ..must be mad hahahahaha:goofy::wacko::goofy:
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    Singapore Airlines & Changi Airport, Singapore.

    thanks for that guys...as long as I dont have to lump luggage around the airport then I'll be fine :biggrin:
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    Singapore Airlines & Changi Airport, Singapore.

    We are travelling via Singapore Airlines A380 to Sydney on November 7th, our transfer time is only 90 mins at Changi airport. Does this mean we have to disembark our aircraft,check-in,security checks or do you think it will be the same aircraft and we will not be asked to disembark??
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    Poms in Paradise

    and we thought moving to Oz would give our livers a fighting chance...sounds like we are sadly mistaken:laugh: