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  1. Hi all, I am looking for some advice for those who have made the move and those making the move this year. My OH and I had our residency 189 visa granted in July 2015 unfortunately we had a sudden death in the family and it made sense to stay a little while longer to support our loved ones. Nearly 2 years later we are planning to emigrate in July/August of this year to Melbourne but we find ourselves in that limbo of how much is enough to start from scratch. We have the benefit of previously living in Australia for 2 yrs on a WHV so understand how expensive things can be and also how long it can take at times to find work but this time its permanent and we want to make sure we have the best start. Anyway enough of my rambling I suppose my questions really are - How much do we realistically need to have saved to make the move? This includes renting a property, car, cash flow until we find suitable work (I am an electrician and my OH is a Project Manager in the automotive industry. Any advice welcome
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    Passport name change offshore, how?

    Thanks will try that. I sent a copy of my new passport plus marriage cert. If they had processed it how would I know? I tried a vevo check with my new name but nothing came up still there on my maiden name.
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    Passport name change offshore, how?

    Hi all, Since my visa has been granted I have got married, I have updated my passport but I am unsure as I am offshore who I need to speak to at immigration to get my visa updated with the new details. I have had a look online and I can only change my passport number but if I need to change my names I complete a form 929. I have done this and sent it into the Brisbane GSM team but I have heard nothing back. Does anyone have any advice on this process? Thanks
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    Residents return visa??

    They only reason they wouldn't be able to come back would be if the visa was coming up to expiry and they had not lived and worked in australia for 2 yrs therefore not being eligible for the RRV
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    Residents return visa??

    For RRV you need to have lived and worked in Australia for a min. of 2 years out of your 5 year visa. (This is my thinking not officially confirmed)
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    189 Visa Lodged October 2014

    Hi all, Very happy to say, we got our grant this morning. Could not be more happy! But one quick question if anyone is still on this thread. We've been given our entry date but our visas and medical will have expired by this date, is this correct? As I have previously heard that you have to have valid police checks and medicals when you enter the country? Thanks,
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    UK Offshore 189 Visa

    I know we're likely to have to get the police checks and medicals done if it goes over 12 months. The validation bit may be difficult as we are both in full time employment at the moment so will have to give notice, we have a home we plan to rent out before we leave so that will need to be done, that's why we are feeling slightly anxious as there is a lot to do if we get the grant
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    UK Offshore 189 Visa

    Thanks Guys. Medicals and police checks were already done once submitted form 80 and 1221. I subcontracted in Afghanistan for 4 months in 2010 working on the US army base set-up other than that all other work experience has been in the UK and the 2 years I spent in Australia on a WHV.
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    UK Offshore 189 Visa

    Morning Guys, Looking for a little bit of information please if any of you have been through the same lengthy process. I applied for my 189 visa back in October 2014, everything seemed to be going well I was asked for my form 80 and 1221 which I uploaded with supporting evidence, I was told I didn't need to submit anything further at this stage which I thought would on be a couple of weeks until my potential visa grant....... 7 months later still no news I have called and emailed to follow up and the response I get is my application is being reviewed by other external agencies which can take in most cases at least 12 months:sad: Have any of you been through this before and do you know how long we can expect to wait? I am getting married in July and we were planning/hoping our visa would be in place so we can make the move after. Any info on the length of the process and your experience would be welcomed. Thanks Guys
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    189 Visa Lodged October 2014

    Hi all, Been a while since I posted. Wondered if anyone is in the same situation as me. Unfortunately still waiting for our visa grant when I followed up recently I was told my application was under going external checks by other agencies which can take a considerable length of time... up to at least 12 months!! Has anyone else received this response and do you have any advice or ideas of timelines. I am due to get married in July and ideally would like the visa grant before then so we can start planning the move and the rest of our lives together in Australia. Thanks guys!
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    189 Visa - Question on proving work experience

    Hi M005, Payslips or EOY returns (P60) are sufficient work evidence.
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    189 Visa Lodged October 2014

    Congratulations Nursebucko! Albatroses - Dependant what I was asked for I either upload the information/documents or email back a response. All depends if what they are asking for can be uploaded or whether it is just responding to an email.
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    189 Visa Lodged October 2014

    Hi Nursebucko, My responses tend to come through any time between 1am and 5am generally (GMT)
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    189 Visa Lodged October 2014

    Morning, Not sure how you go about this now the application is in. I would speak to your CO and see what they advise. I would not do anything at this stage without their advice as I don't think there is a way to withdraw part of the application without withdrawing the entire application. I think there will be some prying questions though to make sure your OH is not going to travel with you at a later date. Sorry I can't help more.
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    EOI Doubts

    Hi, If I remember correctly when completing your EOI you need to select yes to family members, it will then go onto to ask you who and that is where you enter your wifes details (after all if she is your wife she is family). You're awarded points based on work experience at the time of application. (Please bare in mind, you will need to prove prior work experience with supporting documents e.g. payslips, contracts, tax returns etc. In response to your third point, I think this should be resolved with the answer to the first question.
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