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    Can citizenship expire or be cancelled?

    Thanks for your responses guys! But can anyone also post a link to an official source stating the same? I tried to find anything related on the government site but didn't find nothing relevant.. Thanks!
  2. Hi folks, I was just wondering whether the citizenship can be expired or canceled under certain conditions? For example if you've been granted a citizenship and the day after you decide to leave OZ for indefinite time period, will the citizenship be active\valid forever? Thanks, Eugene
  3. Hi folks! Me and my wife are going to arrive at Perth in few months. Both of us are professionals but since we are going to be fresh immigrants, I assume that it will take us some time to find some decent jobs. Hence, I'd like to find some temporary job to support ourselves while we are looking for permanent one. So I wonder whether there are some sites, newspapers or some other local media where such temporary (or non-professional) jobs are offered? Any related ideas are greatly appreciated! Thanks! Eugene S
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    WA State sponsorship agreement $20,000

    Hi wackyracer22, Long time already passed since your last message on this thread so I assume that you already know the answer to your question. I have the same question now. Me and my wife are going to move to Perth in a few months with 176 visa and we have the following obligation in our state agreement: You transfer around 40K$ into Western Australia for living costs and domestic arrangements. I suppose this is similar to yours with just a difference in the number of persons. 2person * 20K$ = 40K$. So can you please update us? How much money did you actually transfer to WA? Had anyone checked this? Thank you! Eugene
  5. Hi all, I have posted this thread a long time ago but it seems that no one could help me with it.. So I thought maybe my topic isn't clear enough however I couldn't find a way to change it.. So I thought maybe I add some details to my question here and "pop-up" this thread to give it one more chance. If it won't work too, I'll consider deleting it and posting a new one with clearer title... So again, my question in 2 words... I want to send few boxes of baggage with some essential stuff to wait for me in OZ when I arrive. I have no family\friends in OZ so I have no one to send the boxes to. Hence I don't even have an address to send the boxes to.. Is there any way to send the boxes with no address? For example, maybe I can send it to a post office to wait for me there? Maybe there are other options I'm not aware of? Thanks again! Eugene S
  6. Thank you for your answer. I wonder if anyone encountered this situation personally or heard of someone who had troubles since NOT transferring this amount of money? Thanks!
  7. Hi all, I had the same exact question, just out of curiosity.. I see that most people here agree that benefits like Newstart won't be available within first 2 years, but where can I find the exact eligibility conditions? On the Centrelink site, the eligibility conditions are described as follows: You may be eligible for Newstart Allowance if you are: aged 21 years or over, and under Age Pension age, and looking for paid work, and prepared to enter into an Employment Pathway Plan and meet activity test requirements, and not involved in industrial action. So there is no mention about timing.. Could anyone point out what are the exact rules and where they can be found? Thanks! Eugene
  8. Hi and thank you for your answer. However I think that you refer to the general visa activation, not the nominated state registration.. I'm interested specifically in what will be the consequences of not arriving directly to the sponsoring state after arriving to OZ. Thanks again!
  9. Hi folks, Me and my wife are going to arrive to OZ in Jan 13 with our 176 PR visas sponsored by WA. The thing is that we'd like to visit some other cities before we head to Perth, just to get an impression of their lifestyles and feel. I don't know how much time I want for this travel but rough estimation will be few months. My concern is not arriving straight to the nominated state. I'm afraid that this might get us into a trouble lately if we don't register immediately after our arrival? After taking a look at my State Sponsorship Agreement, I've found the following: 1. You remain living and working in Western Australia for a period of two years after obtaining your visa. 2. You keep the Wester Australia Government informed of your contact details after your arrival. Now I see that in both cases they state "After", but no specific time limit is specified. So it makes me think that our trip won't be a problem.. Even if it'll take some more time..? To say more, all this agreement doesn't seem too serious. I mean there are no dates, no specific requirements, it's not so clear how should I contact the Western Australia Government. I don't know.. This document just seems a bit odd to me.. What do you think? Thanks in advance!
  10. Thank you for your answer! Somehow I didn't take into consideration but it seems to be a worst time to arrive to a new place. I didn't know that the holidays are so long, until Feb! What about different government services, banks? Are they on vacation too? This also means that I won't be able to actively look for a job in this period.. Anyway I have no choice since I have to enter OZ before 9 Jan to activate my visa..
  11. Hi folks, We're moving to Melbourne this December and we obviously are going to need some place to stay.. The thing is I'm not sure how can I find an apartment remotely? Is it even possible? How can this be done? To complicate the things even more, we land at December 28, which is 3 days before Sylvester and it's also a weekend, so I believe that the city will be "paralyzed". I'm really stressed about this and I consider to move our flight few days forward to Jan 3. Any suggestions? Thoughts? Thanks!!
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    176 State sponsored Visa - might be modified?

    This sounds very frustrating indeed. However according to what thewebweasel mentioned here before, I see no reason why you stay there. You can just move back to Melbourne where you do have a job. The state commitment is important but in this your job and your family are more important.
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    Why do I have "BERLIN" appear in my 176 Visa?

    Thanks so much! I guess couldn't expect a better answer :biggrin:. What do you mean when you mention the label? BTW, I now also see that I don't have the long number which appear above the "AUSTRALIA VISA" text, at the top of the example visa.
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    Why do I have "BERLIN" appear in my 176 Visa?

    Hi and thank you for your reply! But are you sure that's just that? I always thought that I work directly with offices in Adelaide, that's where my immigration office resides.. I just want to be sure it's ok and not some kind of mistake which could cause problems when I arrive to OZ. Thanks again!
  15. Hi all! Just received my passport with a 176 visa in it! Yeey!! :biggrin: Now the visa by itself include only some basic information regarding visa type, entry dates, validity, etc.. The strange thing is that I see that directly above my name appears "BERLIN". I am not from Germany and Berlin does not seems to be related to me in any way.. Does anyway have a slightest idea what could this mean? Thanks! Eugene S