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  1. LouDYorkie

    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    [emoji4]I was replying to someone else’s question but it didn’t show it as a quote properly... Yes, it’s just the average [emoji4]
  2. LouDYorkie

    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    second question : what is the mean of this on home affairs website ?? 75% applications processing in 14 months and 90% application processing time is 19 months . ?? what is that exactly mean . It really does mean what it says, it is average processing times for applications. If an application took longer than 19 months, it is counted as one of the remaining 10%.
  3. I listed them all, well all those I could recall. I used old passports, photos, social media to help me pull the dates together. I since discovered you can also get information from immigration in U.K. and Australia if you give them a date range. U.K. will try and give just 5 years initially but you can request them to extend based on the nature of your requirement.
  4. LouDYorkie

    Migrant Luggage Airlines

    We didn’t have to pay to open an account although after 12 months we had to pay a$5 per month account fee on that particular account. There are some without that fee though. We opened an account with ANZ as it is one of the ‘big 4 banks’ then after settling looked at whether it was the right one for us based on what we needed from a bank like which ATM’s we could use without being charged, any account fees that applied etc. The process was easy, we opened the account online from the U.K. and just validated it with our ID when we arrived in Brisbane.
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    Migrant Luggage Airlines

    Emirates used to if you opened a bank account with ANZ. We did that and got something like 15 kilos extra luggage each, well worth it. Not sure if they still do a similar deal, can’t find a link. Qantas are doing similar though so 45kgs per adult in Economy! https://www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/uk-migrant-fares/gb/en
  6. LouDYorkie

    Driving license application in QLD and UK points

    Thanks!! I’ve heard people saying their points have caught up with them in some states but haven’t heard it in QLD so I don’t know whether they would be applied to a QLD Licence or not and I honestly don’t know how far a summons for a traffic offence would travel either if you hadn’t supplied a forwarding address because you did not know you needed to. Depending on how far it did go through court, I guess it may show up on a Police Clearance though if you needed one down the line? For a visa or citizenship for example?
  7. LouDYorkie

    Driving license application in QLD and UK points

    I was caught speeding 7 days before we moved. All I can say is it’s better not to!!! I got the letter the day before we left and I spent ages speaking to people because we didn’t have a forwarding address but I was willing to admit it so I just wanted it expedited (which they could not do). Well, I then had to follow up with numerous emails and calls from Australia, I eventually had a court summons sent to my old U.K. address because I sent my licence from Australia to the U.K. to have points applied and they acknowledged receipt of it but then lost it and tried to take me to court for not sending it! Thankfully I had all my emails and phone calls as evidence! So they dropped the points which wouldn’t have applied in Australia anyway but they made me pay the fine [emoji849] Just.....don’t .....
  8. LouDYorkie

    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    I think they only become available if other people have themselves changed their appointment, it is therefore pot luck when you go in and try and change it. Keep trying!
  9. LouDYorkie

    Help needed. Current 187 PR English.

    It’s not good that you feel this way about your work, no one should be made to feel like that. Was work this difficult before you applied for your 187, or only since then? Who did you submit your grievances to? Were they in a position to deal with it? There are external parties who can mediate should you need it but it is usually a more amicable outcome if resolved internally.
  10. LouDYorkie

    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    No, not originally. I’ve lived all over the world but spent the most years in Yorkshire....so far [emoji4]
  11. LouDYorkie

    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    I was told a further AFP check is required because they only get a maximum of 40 days use from the date it is sent to them. Other checks depend on circumstances (although the person I asked didn’t elaborate)
  12. LouDYorkie

    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    Yes, same for me. I did my test 3 weeks ago and nothing yet. Interestingly, I think you pulled your date forward, as did I. I wonder if we will only get approval around the time of our original test dates [emoji848]
  13. LouDYorkie

    How is Trump doing so far?

    I don’t think achieving more than 99.99999999% of Americans makes him the BEST president, just A president, who may well be a two-termer like 4 of the last 5 Presidents also are. I also don’t believe Americans who have not been President have necessarily achieved less than those who have.
  14. LouDYorkie

    How is Trump doing so far?

    But he will never realise that because in his own version of history that he will take great pains for people to hear, he will have been the most loved president with the greatest achievements.
  15. LouDYorkie

    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    That isn’t good news [emoji20] But, I have heard of a few people submitting in Feb/March 2019 who already have test dates....so if you did decide to re-apply, there’s a lottery style chance you could get it quickly [emoji3]
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