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    Do pets need to be neutered to emigrate

    No they don’t need a new chip just ensure you have all the details then register if in Oz If the boys are neutered there is one less test from the list that does not need to be done
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    Returning citizens to Australia

    Friends now in Perth quarantine and yes it went to Darwin first despite what Qantas told them
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    Returning citizens to Australia

    Our friends rang Qantas and we’re told no it’s still a direct flight to Perth from Heathrow But the direct flight out now goes from Darwin to Heathrow In some ways I think the left hand does not know what the right is doing Time will tell I suppose
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    Returning citizens to Australia

    Thanks everyone -friends now have G2G pass confirmed and as far as i know it is the direct Heathrow -Perth flight they have booked They did i beleive upload the ticket to get the pass but nothing has been said as to the flight being diverted to Darwin Only time will tell I guess
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    Returning citizens to Australia

    Not me but friends who are in the UK at the minute They plan to come back to Oz in December and have a direct16 hour flight to Perth booked with Quantas from Heathrow They recently applied for the G2G pass and were knocked back the reply stated they do not meet the criteria Both are double vacinated and had a booster Both are citizens too My thinking is should they have completed the Dept of Human Affairs travel form before the G2G ? Would appreciate any input thanks
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    French bulldog flying form UK IM terrified

    We flew our Shar Pei a brachalyptic breed with no problems ( except our UK vet stuffed up on the last blood test ! Luckily we had a fantastic company moving him who sorted it all out We flew him mid May to avoid the Northern hemisphere heat As it was a direct flight via Dubai It’s never to early to start the process as the rabies shots need to be verified for 6 months prior to shipping In all honesty I would leave it in the hands of an experienced company though to save the worry of things going wrong
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    Moving back to uk after 35 years

    We had a British friend pulled up at UK immigration when he entered Britain on a one way ticket on his Aussie passport ( It was an emergency and his UK passport had run out years before the trip ) He was 'detained ' for an hour and a half and then set free lol I would get your UK passport well before you leave
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    Pet shipping from Manchester?

    We used Golden Arrow for our dog an they were brilliant ( last minute panic over lost blood test ) We lived in the North East and they took our boy to thier kennels without a hitch
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    UK State Pensions

    Thanks for the answers everyone - I do think my friend is being paid incorrectly and she has contacted the International Service previously to no avail I cant understand why her pension though did not increase ( as mine did ) based on her hubbys contributions when he retired Must add this note as it was laughable We returned to live in Oz in 2016 after a couple of years in the UK - Wrote to and phoned International services giving them our new Aussie address prior to leaving the UK Two months later our UK pension was suddenly stopped no payments in the bank Then we received a letter addressed to our address in Oz ( which we had given them ) saying our pensions had been stopped as they did not know where we were !!! ( You could not make it up could you ) I rang them them and the poor bloke on the phone full of apologies but could not stop laughing -neither could i and it was sorted quickly but !
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    Qantas Temporary Ban on Snub Nosed Breeds

    We flew our Shar Pei with Qantas UK to Oz and had no problems But there was a cut off period when it was too hot from May to September I think Qantas needs to look at its procedures ie designated handler to make sure that no animals are left on a hot runway or outside To me its not the breed thats the problem its how they are looked after during the journey
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    UK State Pensions

    My question is about UK government pensions after chatting with a friend who to me does not seem to be getting her due My friend emigrated in 1982 aged 34 having worked full time for many years from leaving school She paid the full stamp as it was called back then She claimed her UK pension here in Oz when she turned 65 ( think that was her age it was approx. 9 years ago ) She now gets around 20 GBP per week and has been told it cant be raised even based on her hubby's UK pension -he is now 76 I on the other hand only paid the ‘small stamp “ married women’s my pension was 5p a week paid annually lol When my hubby turned 65 I was able to make a claim based on his pension entitlement and now receive 37 GBP per week Does anyone think my friends payments are right Her nephew several years younger than her emigrated at aged 20 having only worked a few years in the UK He has recently received his UK pension and is getting much more than either of us ? I know there were new rules that came out a few years back does anyone have any idea of how the system works things out now
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    Sad news from UK

    That is so sad but at least she got to realise her dream and passed away at home
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    7 Seaters Cars

    Holden Captiva do a 7 seater
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    What documentation to take with you?

    Scan ass much as you can household bills ,medical records and any personal documents plus financials Carry on a laptop or external hard drive so you have access to them at all times
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    Airlines who carry pets

    Hi We are moving back to Oz next year and plan on taking our dog -injections etc started However we have been told Emirates will only fly in their winter months ie 0ctober and lay over in Singapore is no longer an option Qantas seemingly trialling flights once a week but will that continue ? We would have liked to have travelled around July -August time 2016 any ideas ?