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About Kirstyj

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  1. Positive Emigrating To Australia True Life Stories

    Same here, you work hard so you can play hard, enjoy x
  2. 189 Processing ... the wait begins!

    hi nemesis, we thought it strange to we lodged 9th sept 2015, had our medicals a month later, received our visa grant 10th dec 2015, then we had to make out 1st entry before august 2016, so to me that makes 9 months, I have attached a copy of our visa notice
  3. 189 Processing ... the wait begins!

    Well nemesis we lodged ours in September and when we received it in December it was dated from September
  4. 189 Processing ... the wait begins!

    Hi, ours was we had to visit within 12 months and then move over within 5 years, but your visa is dated from when you lodged, not from when you receive it, hope this helps
  5. Positive Emigrating To Australia True Life Stories

    Hi I am just at work over looking the Indian Ocean at Cottesloe Beach, Perth, the sun is shining and life is great xx
  6. Positive Emigrating To Australia True Life Stories

    Hey those winging poms can still buy tetley or pg tips and bistro gravy, they will moan wherever they are, glad you are settling in well xx
  7. Positive Emigrating To Australia True Life Stories

    Aww that's great, good luck for the future xx
  8. 189 Processing ... the wait begins!

    I bet you can't wait, where are you off to x
  9. 189 Processing ... the wait begins!

    People are applying from all over the world not just the Uk, you just have to be very patient, we have all been through it but it's worth the wait x
  10. 189 Processing ... the wait begins!

    Me neither
  11. 189 Processing ... the wait begins!

    And it's half term here for the next few weeks x
  12. Electrician - skilled visa application

    Hey 12 months is nothing it took us 2 years to get here because I Iived in Spain and had to come back to live in the uk for 12 months before I could apply, it soon passes x
  13. Electrician - skilled visa application

    Hi, yes he had his NVQ3, then you sit the vetassess test to prove you can do the job, he also had to sit the English test because we were 5 points short (he was 35 when we applied), we also used a agent so they handle everything and know what they are talking about, we live in Perth, we both came out with no jobs, but we had savings so we were lucky, and you have to train as an electrician to gain your Australian licence which can be tricky to get someone to employ you as you have to do 1000 hours on the job (750 before you can apply for your test), and the pay is not great while you are training, we still have our house in the uk but that is because we have a really great Tennent, renting here is fairly reasonable we pay $360 a week for a 2 bed apartment on a great complex fully furnished with a pool, but we will be buying next year. I also have a great job as a hotel receptionist down at Cottesloe beach, so all in all we were very lucky and absolutely love it, anything else you want to ask just send me a private message, hope this helps xx
  14. Got an Invitation to apply 189 visa.

    Yep valuer is still on the list
  15. Electrician - skilled visa application

    Yep £30,000 is a fair figure, my partner is an Electrician to and we have been here for 16 months now and we probably spent this much until he gained his wa licence x