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    Childhood vaccinations query

    All good. Ignore my post.... The same vaccine is given. The 6 in 1 Diphtheria, Polio, pertussis, influenza, tetanus, hep B I'll just call the local GP surgeries once there and ask the process. Last time I was in the UK though we couldn't access a GP. We had to go to the walk in centre. More than likely it'll be the same again!
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    Applying for British citizenship

    Hey everyone. Thought I would update on what we did in the end. We travelled back to the UK for Christmas. It was all rather last minute. We travelled with his Australian passport and entered the UK with this. Whilst in the UK we booked a face to face appointment at the passport office in Liverpool. It didn't take long for his passport to arrive back in Australia although more than likely a different story nowadays
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    Childhood vaccinations query

    Hey all! A bit of a specific question. My husband and I are dual citizens of England and Australia. We are expecting our second baby boy in December. Our plan is to head over to the UK for 6 months as part of my maternity leave. We will head over after our Son has had his 4 month vaccines. As a result, we will need to somehow find a way to get him vaccinated for his 6 month vaccination but I note the schedule is different between UK and Australian childhood vaccines. Has anyone had experience with this? I imagine we may need to call a GP practice / walk in centre and ask if it is possible to get the exact vaccines that Australia follow and no doubt have to pay privately for it? Thank for your help!
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    Applying for British citizenship

    Thank you so much for your responses. This makes me feel much more at ease. I don't understand why I have found it so difficult to find this information. I seemed to enter a rabbit Warren of information on each government website and managed to confuse myself. I must admit it does not take an awful lot to confuse me these days!
  5. Hi all, I am getting myself in an absolute tiz because I have absolutely no clue what I am doing. My husband and I are both UK citizens and have been living in Australia for 5 years. We just had our first son back in November. He is automatically an Australian citizen. However, we would like him to have dual citizenship and so would like to get him a UK passport. He should be entitled to British citizenship by descent as he was born outside of the UK to parents who are UK citizens. The issue I have is knowing how to claim citizenship. We are planning to travel back to the UK in 2023 sometime (all being well re-covid) and the issue I have is that if we leave things as they are and only get him an Australian passport, we will have to apply for a visa for him to enter the UK as he currently is not recognised by the UK as being born. Is this correct? Whereas I assume it would be easier to travel with both an Australian and a UK passport so that we can leave and enter Australia with the Australian passport and enter/leave the UK with a UK passport. Is this correct? No matter what Google searches I do I cannot for the life of my fathom out how to go about this. I'm sure there are plenty of other parents who have gone through this and could help. Thanks in advance.
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    Job Keeper Scheme discussion.

    I just want to clarify. Ignore what I said earlier. We do not qualify. My husband and I were granted residency on 3/3/2020 and so we miss out on jobkeepers by 2 days. I was given false information by somebody who stated those residents for tax purposes qualify. Unfortunately not. Good luck with your 887 application
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    Job Keeper Scheme discussion.

    PS I know it's hard but just ignore those comments from SOME Aussies. Try not to let it get to you. They are uneducated and think that what the government mean by temp visa holders is that they are here just for Centrelink payments and a drain to society which is not true. Educated Aussies know that I used to let it get to me but now I just brush it off because there's no telling stupid
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    Job Keeper Scheme discussion.

    FYI I applied for jobkeeper payments yesterday. The form states you have to have been a resident for tax purposes to have access to this scheme. So you will 100% qualify on your 489 as you have been resident for tax purposes this whole time. So go to your myGov and ATO and fill out the forms and you'll be grand
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    Wait Times for Benefits

    Hello! My understanding is they waivered wait times. My husband and I only received residency on 3/3/2020 and have been advised we qualify for jobseekers. We do not qualify for jobkeepers because we missed out by 2 days (the ATO website reads that you have to have held a permanent residency visa as of 1/3/2020). So I would 100% say you qualify for help. If you haven't done so already log onto your myGov account and register your intent to claim jobkeepers ASAP as it will be backdated. Good luck
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    Job Keeper Scheme discussion.

    Sorry to hear this has happened to you. It is a very tough situation. My husband and I received PR on 3/3/2020 and as such miss out on jobkeepers (read today we have to have held a permanent residency visa on 1/3/2020- missed out on help by 2 days!). Pretty frustrating. Have spoken to Centrelink and we are eligible for jobseekers as we are now residents. We have also been advised we can each apply for 10k of our super this financial year and next. Not ideal as this was towards our retirement fund but it will have to be. Luckily we have awesome landlords who have discussed waivering our rent during financial hardship. I am a dentist and as of 27th March was stood down. As we are at most risk of spreading the disease through aerosols we will be the last profession to be up and running again. This terrifies me especially as we just found out I am pregnant with our first child. Not exactly how I saw things working out for us but we must go on. Good luck, I really hope you don't have to move back to the UK as you have been here legally paying taxes for so long. Life is cruel!
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    Subclass 887 Visa - processing times

    I'm confused by your meaning. To satisfy for 887 you need to have worked for a minimum of 12months and have lived in a region for 2 years. You are not allowed to have more than 8 weeks overseas in those 2 years. Also you have to be in Australia when you apply for the 887 and you have to be living in Australia when it is granted. When does your visa expire? You have to apply for the 887 before your 489 expires. When it expires, you will automatically be put on a bridging visa. If you then want to go overseas you need to apply to be able to do so.
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    Pregnant on a temporary visa

    Hi, Thank you for your response. We are on a blue interim medicare card now as we have submitted for our permanent residency. Unfortunately I had surgery last night for an ectopic. It just isn't our time yet but feeling positive that we managed to conceive naturally
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    Waiting for 887, want to visit a sick relative

    I am on a 489 visa which allows me to leave the country and return. However my 887 application has been submitted. My 489 visa expires in Jan 2020 so will be on a BVA I assume from Jan 2020 until residency is / isn't granted
  14. Hey all, Of course I will be checking the information myself too and seeking advice from immigration but just wondering if anyone else has been through what I'm going through and if the process is easy or what hoops I will need to jump through. I applied for an 887 visa in November and found out an hour ago that my Grandad is very sick in hospital (he has a tumour on his brain, likely to be secondary cancer). At the moment we don't have answers and don't know if he is going to be treatable or whether he will be given a certain length of time to live etc. Now I know that I need to fill out paper work to request permission to leave Australia whilst my 887 is pending. How easy is this to complete? What are the steps? How quickly do they grant permission? Do I ask permission first before I book the flights and give them an estimate of the time I will depart and arrive back? What is the likelihood of my visit to the UK having a negative impact on my application if I go back to the UK for a week to visit him? Head all over the place at the moment especially the fact I found out I am pregnant a few weeks ago but that is looking like it is going to be non viable. Can this chick catch a break!
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    Subclass 887 Visa - processing times

    It is in demand in regional areas. Has been ever since it was taken off the 189 list. Dentistry will always be in demand regionally.