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    457 visa - help!!!!

    Hi all, My hubby has a possible employer sponsor (we are waiting to hear from them). Originally we were going down the skilled indepedent route (175) - we are doing this through Global Visas who have already charged us £1400. Now if we end up going down the route of the 457 visa, Global visas have said they want another £900??? Seems crazy as we have already paid them the above amount yet done most of the work ourselves! Begrudge paying another £900 and wondered - has anyone done this by themselves? Is it do able? Should we just pay them?? We feel like we are paying out so much and its never ending!! Stressed out in a big way! Any advice on this would be gratefully received :arghh: Alex xx
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    Bentleigh East???

    I dont have hotmail, can instant message via skype if you have that? my skype address is alexandra2682.young. Otherwise my email is alexandrayoung2682@googlemail.com Would love to chat with you more! Keeps me sane! Alex :-)
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    Bentleigh East???

    Shellee, Thank you SO much for your advice and info, it really is a huge help as there is only so much google can tell you! We would love to try and build our own house after we finish renting, is it a reasonably easy thing to do over there?? (over here as you know is a joke when it comes to all that!). We are renting out our house here and dont plan on selling it for a few years so may rent in Oz until we decide what to do, building a house would be living the dream! Thanks again, Alex :-)
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    Bentleigh East???

    Hi Hobbsinoz! Thanks so much for the info, it really does give a great insight into the suburbs havng never been. One dilemma you may be able to shed some light on, my hubby actually goes out before me and kids and will be just doing a house share or something if he can until we fly out. We dont know what to do about him getting around as obviously he wont have a car or sat nav! Car rental seems a pricey way to get around but I guess he will need that initially to get from airport etc. He is wanting to ideally cycle to work, we are trying to figure out distances of suburbs surrounding Bentleigh East incase he cant get a house share there! Thanks in advance for any help you can give on this matter! So how long have you been living in Oz? Alex :-)
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    Which parent visa??

    Thanks for your replies, this helps a lot. In no way did I think that 457 to PR was automatic! I just wondered if anyone knew how long it can take? My OH is being sponsored through his company for the 457 at the moment so hoping that they will assist with PR after 2 years. Yes am aware of the contributory visa, this is not a problem which is good, I did think that they would have to wait until we are permanent residents but just wondered if there was a starting process but I guess they need points too? Cheers for your help, Alex :-)
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    Which parent visa??

    Hi all, We are moving to Melbourne in July/August time on a 4 year 457 visa. We are aware that after 2 years we can apply for permanent residency. My parents want to move out in 2-3 years, does anyone know if you can start their visa process now or do we have to wait until we get permanent residency? Does anyone have experience of applying for PR from a 457 visa whilst living in Australia? How long does it roughly take? Thanks in advance :-)
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    Bentleigh East???

    Hi Alex! Thanks for your message, my OH got the job and starts end June/beginning July depending on how long it takes for the 457 visa to be granted. How nice of you to welcome me! My OH is hopefully going to be based in Bentleigh East but it is not 100% so will keep you posted, he could be in Hallam or Preston but we are hoping for BE. I have two children 4 and a half and 3 so would be very keen to meet others when we arrive on such a daunting adventure! We will not be flying out until August/sept as have things to tie up here first. Will add you to my list on here so I can keep in touch! Thanks again for your kind info, Alex x
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    Poms in Paradise??!!!!!

    Hey all, We are currently in the process of the big move 'down under', should be there by August this year! We are moving to the Bentleigh East area in Victoria. Has anyone seen the adverts for this new tv show in UK starting Wedesday evening called 'Poms in paradise'? I am nervous about what the show is going to be about and have a feeling its going to expose Australia and its bad sides...... Nothing wil change my mind about emmigrating, I know that nowhere in the world is perfect but dont want to feel less positive about the move! :swoon:
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    Anyone from Essex moving to Victoria ?

    Hi Adrian, My husband has had a job offer in East Bentleigh, VIC and he flys out in July (we are joining him in August). We are trying to suss out the good areas from the bad as we are looking to rent somewhere reasonably spacious and reasonably priced for a year, we have two young children, one of which is due to start school in Jan so want to be near decent schools etc, any advice for us? Thanks in advance, Alex
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    Anyone shipped a pug?

    Hi, We have had to leave our precious bulldog behind because of this new rule....... we foundonly one airline that would ship her, company is jetpets.au. No other airline will now fly the snub nosed breed.... They said they would be able to ship her from london via vancouver to sydney then onto melbourne with 30 days in quarantine. They want £3999 for the flight, then however much to pay for blood tests and xrays before hand, then £800 for quarantine costs. The more people I spoke to, the more stories I have heard about these breeds dying in transit. They are often left when on stopovers and overheat, also some have died in quarantine. My dog groomer said that one of her clients flew their dog out and it changed the temperment of the dog due to the anxiety it suffered. What you have to question is, are you willing to let the dog suffer all the stress..... We love our bulldog dearly but too much to put her through it all....... good luck with everything. Alex
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    Poms in Paradise??!!!!!

    Well my husband will be working in Bentleigh East, we have been given some names of suburbs that are nice such as Chelsea, Patterson Lakes, Edithvale etc, really we want to rent somewhere reasonably cheap as we are renting our house out in the uk so need to then start building money up in oz to then buy somewhere in a year or so. We dont need to be that near the cbd, its more important that my husband can cycle to work (to save us buying two cars! Dont suppose you can shed any light on the amount of tax on wages you pay in oz? We are trying to work out how much money we will have every month! So difficult to try and budget when we are not there yet! Would rather have more money in our pockets than anything really :-) Thanks for your help :-)
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    Poms in Paradise??!!!!!

    Thank you Olly, that is really good to know. All I know is that the UK is going downhill in a big way and my children are nice and young so can hopefuly give them a brilliant outdoorsy life and future! Where in Melbourne are you?
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    Poms in Paradise??!!!!!

    This forum is great, what nice people and always seem to pick you up when you feel a bit down! Focus focus, Oz here we come!! Thanks :-)
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    Poms in Paradise??!!!!!

    Hi Susie, We have friends near where we will be living and all reviews are good, its just horrid to think that our friends and family wil be watching it and are then maybe put off! I know I am being silly, I know its just a tv show, just hate the thought of watching it and people sayig to us, well, the grass isnt greener you know! I know our lives will be better than the uk, so will have to just not take to much notice! Thanks :-) x
  15. Hi all, My husband has been offered a job on a temporary 457 visa subclass. I wondered if anyone has done this themselves and how we would do this as the agents are charging a lot and we want to try and save what we can on costs like this. Or is it easier to just get an agent to do it? Any feedback/advice is greatly appreciated! :huh:
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    Obtaining a temp 457 visa alone - help!

    Hi, Well we were going to use an agent that the company use but they were charging £800 plus the visa fee, so this was just an initial look at whether we would be able to do it alone. I guess our next step is to tell them we will be doing it alone and what the next step would be? Seems reasonably easy (I hope!) Thanks for your help :-)
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    Obtaining a temp 457 visa alone - help!

    Hi, Thanks for this info. I have been on the link and cant figure out how to start the application as it seems to want nomination reference/number, can you shed any light on this? There is an ACN number on the contract of employment and an ABN number on the offer letter, is this anything to do with the numbers they require? We are a pretty straight forward case and have no complexities (I hope!) Thanks in advance for your help with this! Alex :-)
  18. Hi, We paid for a 175 visa and now my hubby has been offered a job so we are now proceeding with a 457 and we were told no refund...... pretty disappointed but what can you do.... Good luck :-)
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    Anyone from Essex moving to Victoria ?

    Hi, cdhaplin, My daughter rides there too! Small world indeed! My hubby got an offer of employment today, we go out to Bentleigh East (VIC) in July, so excited! And scared.......... Keep in touch x
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    Anyone from Essex moving to Victoria ?

    Hi! We live about 10 mins from Halstead, in Rayne nr Braintree! We are looking at Mornington as well, looks lovely! Good luck and keep us posted :-) Alex
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    457 visa - help!!!!

    Thanks all for your help with this, its nice to get advice on these matters! Think we will do the 457 alone, save my £900!! Also, if my hubby gets job they want him to start in July, I was maybe going to join him out there in Sept in case we needed to tie up loose ends here. We are being told that you have to fly out together and I will have to fly back to the UK to tie up loose ends and then back to Oz? Does anyone know about this rule? Thanks
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    Taking a bulldog to Oz

    Hi all, We attended the Australian expo today in London, having had a chat with Transfur we found out that Qantas dont fly English bulldogs to Oz due to them maybe having breathing difficulty on the plane as they have floppy cheeks??? This is also the case with boxers and pugs etc. We will do everything it takes to take our precious pup with us and want to know if anyone has any suggestions on companies that will accept these dogs? Or does anyone have a bulldog and been told the same? Any info is grately appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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    Bentleigh East???

    Thats a good position to be in! To be honest I wont like ben going without me but we only started the whole idea of emmigrating in Jan, then this interview was very last minute so hadnt had time to prepare really! Not ideal but if its our gateway to australia then you have to go with what life throws at you! Keep in touch , Ale x
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    Bentleigh East???

    Good luck to your OH for tomorrow,is it Jim Vais interviewing him? If so he is a really nice bloke, my OH said he is really chilled out! Yes well if he gets offered job he will go in July, we havent sold our house yet so are just basing that on the fact that we may not have sold - housing market seems rubbish at mo, we are struggling to get it sold, only been on market 6 weeks though so there is still time. We would prob try and join him there in sept/oct time depending on how things are here. How about you?
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    Bentleigh East???

    Thats great! My OH's was for the Bentleigh East branch!! Must keep each other posted! When was your oh interview? Mines was this morning at 7am. Wonder when we hear? Going through southern
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