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  1. Child Visa 101

    Depends on where you are coming from. I know one colleague of mine who went to Brisbane to have some sun from Adelaide. It is probably winter there but for people in SA, it is like summer
  2. Child Visa 101

    Congratulations on the visa grant...Where in Australia are you heading to? Yes little bit of planning is required in terms of the seating and the bassinet etc. Take enough supply for the kid. I took a 3 month old and it was smooth sailing. She just cried on one of the flights but overall was pretty calm and slept in the bassinet. If you are coming to SA or VIC, I would wait for couple more months as it is very cold over here. Sydney weather is decent so you can move anytime and if you are moving to Brisbane it is very hot there now. I took my

    December is still long way away and I feel that you would get your Child Visa granted before that time. I would suggest that when you apply for tourist visa, you need to make things extremely clear that what your intention is. I would apply for 12 months stay. You need to make sure the VO knows that. So that when the Child Visa is about to be granted, you can leave Australia and enter back with the PR. The tourist visa at max will take only a month to be granted, so I wouldn't bother to worry about it till at least October. There is no extra funds needed, what ever you submitted for Child Visa should be sufficient. You don't need strong ties to native country as you are permanent residents and the reason you are applying for tourist visa is because there is a delay in the Child visa grant. I don't understand what is renewal of passports. Are you Australian citizens? In that case why are you applying for Child Visa? Sorry I did not understand that part.
  4. Breaching first entry under child visa 101

    Apply the visa in August and do your Medicals and PCC in September and you should be fine.
  5. Child Visa 101

    The VO knew it already with the documents we submitted. The VO asked us what was our plan if we did not get the visa by that date, we said that we were planning to take the baby on visitor visa. She granted the PR within that time and and asked us to withdraw the tourist visa application.
  6. English Test Advice Cambridge or Pearson

    Reading needs lots of practice. Try lots of exercises online and time yourself to make sure you are within the stipulated time. Reading looks easy but I feel is the toughest of all the sections in IELTS. I got 7.5 the first time I wrote IELTS, 8.5 the second time.
  7. Child Visa 101

    No I did not submit anything. I just took my daughter for the medicals and they uploaded the results to DIBP and I never even followed after that. I asked the VO and I was told that they had received the medicals. Thats about it.
  8. Child Visa 101

    Don't know. Never checked or logged on to my immi account after the child visa was granted. I got my PR granted in 2012 and had used an agent. So never thought of looking there. I am thinking no as your child was not part of the initial PR application but I may be wrong.
  9. Child Visa 101

    Please make sure you check your spam mails. I missed my first communication from the VO as it went to spam, thank god the second one came to my inbox.
  10. Child Visa 101

    It should be sooner than that for you as you have already received Medicals and contact from the VO.
  11. Child Visa 101

    VFS tracking in unreliable. I never tracked anything on their website. My daughter's case was always showing "No records found" even when I was being contacted by the VO.
  12. Child Visa 101

    For me it happened on the same day but again my case was different. My visa was expiring in 20 days and so there was a case of urgency with my application.
  13. Child Visa 101

    Yes you are right. I signed all the papers for my daughter. I remember my wife signing one of the sections along with me but I am not sure. Need to look at the application. Regarding the Form 1229, if it allows multiple children, you can put all of them in one or you can submit individual one for each Child visa application. But I think it will be better to attach one Form 1229 declaration with each application,that is my opinion though but probably people who have done this recently can shed some light.
  14. Child Visa 101

    I think now since all documents have been submitted, you just need to wait for the grant. Just keep an eye out for an email with the Visa Grant Notice. Best of luck.
  15. Where to submit Child 101 visa in the UK?

    Nothing related to Australia is mandatory. Since you are applying this visa outside Australia they are not looking for you to have everything figured out before applying for child visa. Please consider this as a similar application to your PR. I am sure you did not have accommodation, Job etc in Australia before your PR application right? It is same like that. I think @DukeNinja provided job offer letter as he wanted to expedite the process.