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  1. He should get professional advice. She committed Centrelink fraud which shows bad character and that could lead to her being denied a visa
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    Continuing Adilamumab in Melbourne on 457 visa... please help!

    Regardless of what your specialist would like to do, as soon as you cease to reside in the UK, you can no longer get treatment or medication on the NHS. You’ll have to pay your specialist privately and pay the full price for your medication too.
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    Nurse visa to Australia

    Yes I'm afraid they have been making it steadily more difficult every year. Australia used to welcome migrants because there was a real shortage of local skills, but that's not the case any more. In general, we have enough skilled people, it's just that most Australians (and most migrants) want to live in the big cities near the beaches and good amenities. There's a lot of talk about our major cities being overcrowded and of course, the government doesn't want to make that worse because it might lose them votes! That's why the 491 has been introduced, to try to make migrants stay out of those cities and go where the shortages are. I'm concerned about your points. Have you done the English test? For the PR visa, you need a minimum of 65 points before you're allowed to apply, BUT you need a lot more than that to stand any chance of getting a visa. Your application doesn't go into an orderly queue. It's a competition, and only the people with the highest points get picked. Hundreds of applications come in every single day. If you've only got 70 or 75 points, there will always be people joining the queue with higher points, so you''ll just get ignored. There is such a flood of applicants with high points that you don't have a snowball's chance with less than 80 points these days, and it's often even higher than that. If you need to go for the 491, then my concern is that you'll need to be under 45 when you're eligible to convert to PR. The age for the other visas was reduced to 45 just recently and I'd be willing to bet that the 491 will be the same. In your case, it'll take at least a year for your application to be processed so you'll be over 42 by the time you arrive in Australia, so your chances of getting your PR application in before you're 45 are slim - and that's assuming they don't bring the age limit down even further, which they might. In summary, the sooner you have a chat with an agent, the better. There's no point in spending time checking out universities or jobs until you find out whether you can get a visa in the first place.
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    Nurse visa to Australia

    That list is all the postcodes that are within the regional areas. The big city postcodes aren't there.
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    Transferring money from UK to Australia

    Bank to bank is usually the most expensive way to do it
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    Returning to UK

    I had a similar experience. I have three sisters. When my Dad got infirm, one of my sisters stepped up and looked after everything. It wasn't my oldest sister who lived close by - it was my other sister who lived several hours away. In his last year or so, he needed constant care, and she left her family and moved in with him full-time (which wouldn't have been easy, he was a cantankerous old bugger even when he was well!). I was so grateful to her and paid for her daughter to come out on a WHV (she ended up living with me for nearly the whole year, so much for adventurous youth!). When my Dad died, the will split his estate equally between us. There was a huge fight. My oldest sister and my youngest sister felt that was unfair, because Dad had been making monthly payments to the sister who'd been caring for him - so they said, "she's already got her money out of him". I had always felt it was fair: knowing she was looking after Dad was priceless for me, and besides, I knew she'd spent most of that money on petrol and buying little things for Dad's old house to make things more comfortable for him. I've patched things up with my younger sister but I've never spoken to my oldest sister since.
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    491 Visa

    What do you mean by benefits? The best visa you can get is the 189 because it's permanent and gives you total freedom to live anywhere in Australia. The 190 is the next best because it's permanent, but you have to live in the designated state for the first two years. The 489 was the third best, because it was only provisional and you had to stay in your designated state for three years, then you could get PR. The 491 has replaced the 489 and is similar, but the conditions are tougher.
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    Where do i start??

    A reputable migration agent will give you a free initial consultation, so that's the sensible first step. They'll be able to give you an idea of whether you're eligible and where to start.
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    Nurse visa to Australia

    @KangaKit, I really think it's time you booked a consultation with someone like Paul Hand, so he can tell you what visa you can get and give you an idea what your chances are. It won't cost you anything to have an initial consultation and there's no obligation to go any further. I say that because you asked a question about age earlier. If you're sailing close to the deadline for age, then you need to act fast or you might miss your chance altogether.
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    Visa 804

    It’s nothing to do with your visa. It freezes as soon as you cease to be a legal resident of the UK
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    491..? Any regional universities?

    It has a good reputation too. Not sure about the fees information though. You could be right, because apparently 491 holders will be eligible for Medicare so maybe they're being more generous than for the old 489
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    partner visa Aus to UK

    It is complicated but I think that site is going out of its way to make it look worse than it really is - after all, they want you to pay them to do the application! Basically, all you've got to do is fill in two forms, one online and one printed. It's true that they take a long time to fill them in (and don't, whatever you do, submit the online form till it's 100% complete and you've checked it ten times!), but it's doable if you take it slow.
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    RIP Holden Commodore

    I guess it's what you're used to. Maybe it's because I spent most of my twenties driving motorbikes, but I don't like big cars at all. I used to drive back and forth to Newcastle and Wollongong for work in a company pool car, which was a big Holden. I never liked it because I felt completely disconnected from my surroundings: no road noise, no bumps, no sensation of speed - too much like sitting on my sofa at home. It was so smooth and quiet, I could almost have forgotten I was driving, which would obviously have been dangerous. I much preferred doing the drive in my Mazda 3 where I could feel some connection to the road surface and feel like I was really driving. But like I said, that might be because of my biking background.