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  1. Robbouk

    Citizenship fornm

    I posted a similar question earlier, but have a new one to ask. Here goes. As part of the form, it asks " Since the age of 18, has the applicant lived or travelled outside of Australia? Since the age of 18, has the applicant lived or travelled outside of Australia? YesNo Give details of all countries that the applicant has lived in or travelled to since turning the age of 18, include: Work or study outside of Australia Holiday or leisure, including visits to the applicants country of origin Business Military deployment" Sounds simple, just record all your holidays or trips to other countries. The question is, do I add an entry for living in the UK from the age of 18 through to when I left to move to Australia?, having played with this, if I have this entry, then I need to provide evidence of a 'recent police check for the UK' because I spent more than 90 days there since the age of 18.
  2. Robbouk

    Citizenship application - how much details?

    Thanks, I think There has been plenty of european holidays since the age of 18. Better start looking through the old holiday snaps.
  3. Starting our citizenship application and a little overwlemed with the amount of details needed. For example, Countries visited since the age of 18 - do we need to add in all of the foreign holidays ever taken?
  4. Robbouk

    Student Visa - GTE

    Just 3 days from completion of application to Grant notification. We were expecting about 20-30 days
  5. Robbouk

    Student Visa - GTE

    Hi Ali, that is very much the case. She is now a lady of leisure, enjoying the beautiful Australian summer.
  6. Robbouk

    Help with Grant letter details

    Thanks Maggie a quick chat with the university has resulted in them admitting fault, offering to assign the appropriate credit to my daughters account, re-issuing the documentation with correct dates and adding a notation (that will be visible to the DIBP) explaining they were at fault, all ready for submitting a brand new visa application.
  7. Robbouk

    Help with Grant letter details

    Sorry, that was my frustrating leaking out. Visa people are the DIBP, the mistake in this case sits on the shoulders of the university.
  8. Robbouk

    Help with Grant letter details

    Thanks Raul. You are always a welcome respondent. All has been clarified now, we didn't use an agent and accept that in hindsight we would have know that about the employment condition. We also didn't expect such an efficient processing time of the application, it was only 2-3 days form submission to decision. The length of the visa, according the information accessible by the DIBP, is correct. The university made an administration error on their documentation. Therefore the DIBP cannot really help their. A new visa application is needed and already underway (with correct documentation from the Uni this time). Thanks again for you response.
  9. Robbouk

    Help with Grant letter details

    So here is an update. After spending nearly 3 hours working down the Q on the phone to the Visa people. It turns out that the Uni has put contradictory dates on their paperwork. The summary that my daughter read stated the correct dates, the details of each course that the visa people use states an incorrect date. Therefore, the visa people have acted according to their procedures and granted the visa. New questions: This is clearly the Uni at fault, any advice on what they would, should, could do? Visa people have said that she will probably need to re-apply, she didnt ask or get told whether that would be a full fee applicable again, if so, should we be charging the uni (as they are at fault). Yours Frustrated parent.
  10. Robbouk

    English Language/British Passport - IELTS Points

    I had similar results, and needed the extra points for superior. Just book yourself on another test.
  11. Robbouk

    Pass medical?

    When I did my medical (back in 2014), I don't recall any type of eye test. I think it was a blood test, chest xray and very basic joint movement (lift your arm above your head, bend down, stand on one leg etc). I search the internet for what is included in a medical test for your visa.
  12. A call for help in explaining my (adult) daughters Grant letter that came through today. Q1 - She was on a WHV, is this new student visa now her active one. Q1a - if Yes to above, there is a condition that states "Visa condition 8105 applies to you. This means that you must not engage in any work before your course of study commences. You are also not permitted to work more than 40 hours per fortnight when you are in Australia when your course of study is in session." She is currently employed (on her WHV), does this mean she cannot be employed until the course starts (Feb 2018)? Q2 - Dates. Visa Grant Date = 05/12/17, Initial Stay Date = 15 March 2020 (what is this?), Must Not arrive after = 15 March 2020 (huh?), Stay Period = 15 March 2020 (thought the visa would be for at least length of the course which is 31 Dec 2020, visa runs out before course finishes, that dont make sense?) Great to get the good news, but there is always some confusion!
  13. Robbouk

    Student Visa - GTE

    ok, great news, she got a Grant letter come through today. Now for some questions that the forum may be able to help with. Q1 - She was on a WHV, is this new visa now her active one. Q1a - if Yes to above, there is a condition that states "Visa condition 8105 applies to you. This means that you must not engage in any work before your course of study commences. You are also not permitted to work more than 40 hours per fortnight when you are in Australia when your course of study is in session." She is currently employed (on her WHV), does this mean she cannot be employed until the course starts (Feb 2018)? Q2 - Dates. Visa Grant Date = 05/12/17, Initial Stay Date = 15 March 2020 (what is this?), Must Not arrive after = 15 March 2020 (huh?), Stay Period = 15 March 2020 (thought the visa would be for at least length of the course which is 31 Dec 2020, visa runs out before course finishes, that dont make sense?) Great to get the good news, but there is always some confusion!
  14. Robbouk

    Student Visa - GTE

    Thanks Maggie. She managed to speak to some other students in similar circumstances and she thinks she knows what to put now. She just didn't want to fall into any silly mistakes that might cause concern to visa assessors. Thanks for responding :-)
  15. Robbouk

    Student Visa - GTE

    We are fully aware that the statement must be hers, was just seeing if their was anyone that had gone through a similar exercise that wished to share their experience.
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