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  1. What happens when you first land???

    As a check you do arrive to activate within 12 months of visa grant right? For me it's straight to duty free before the automatic passport gates and all pretty seamless
  2. Advice please

    Have an initial consultation with one of the MARA agents who post regularly on this site, in the wider scheme of migration any costs will be negligible.
  3. Occupation ceilings

    For accountants I believe they are also counting all state sponsorships to the ceiling
  4. Think that you are right as children must be normally resident for balance of family test https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Brin/Pare/balance-of-family-test
  5. Hi Alan, Thanks for that, does this mean that per the calculator for all AoS started after 1/4/18 the income requirements is now $123,608 for an assurer who is married with 2 dependants? Thanks Ferrets
  6. Honestly best to speak to your agent for advice, I am only following links to the calculator at this point.
  7. Agree - the calculator is not very clear whether spouse and dependants should be included, but as I was not planning on being an assurer (brother is doing that), I hadn't checked this previously, only looking as links relating to increase have been posted.
  8. Hi Peter, Using the Centrelink calculator on an 864 visa I have the following (I find it odd that spouse and dependants are optional given they adjust the number so I am not clear if I have misunderstood the meaning of their inclusion); Assurer (no spouse or kids) Income requirement $88,291.41 must be the combined income of all assurers for this financial year. The same income must be earned for the past two financial years. If you don't have enough income you can seek help of another assurer. Bank Guarantee $14,000.00 is the bank guarantee you need to arrange if your application is approved. Assurer + Spouse Income requirement $117,721.88 must be the combined income of all assurers for this financial year. The same income must be earned for the past two financial years. If you don't have enough income you can seek help of another assurer. Bank Guarantee $14,000.00 is the bank guarantee you need to arrange if your application is approved. Assurer with Spouse + 2 kids Income requirement $123,607.98 must be the combined income of all assurers for this financial year. The same income must be earned for the past two financial years. If you don't have enough income you can seek help of another assurer. Bank Guarantee $14,000.00 is the bank guarantee you need to arrange if your application is approved.
  9. Brisbane

    Almost everything will try and steer clear of you; snorkelling I saw a reef shark and not sure which of us tried to swim away quickest! To my knowledge the biggest exception to that rule of thumb would be saltwater crocodiles. Always stay out of their way.
  10. Brisbane

    In 18 months have seen 2 snakes; a brown python in a tree by a bike path and then a sea snake in Noosa. Snakes weren't interested in me, I didn't poke them and we all went about our business. Hardest part is making sure my little kids know not to touch spiders!!
  11. Brisbane

    It's odd how people react differently; we live on the bay also and have barely run the AC this past summer, and don't find any issue with humidity. I was in Singapore last week with work and the humidity there was stifling and couldn't cope with that so appreciate how it feels if it affects you. I didn't expect to acclimatise quickly but for us it seemed to work well as we have only been here 18 months and enjoying the heat - so much so that bigger emphasis is now on managing UV exposure (and irrelevant of how you feel about heat that is a must in QLD)
  12. A good call on the 1st VAC fee, had assumed it was minimal for 103 but realise that is about AUD $4k
  13. Hi Alan, For parents who are currently not able to commit to a CPV, does applying for a 103 represent an option to serve time on the queue in case of future commitment? I appreciate that rules change and visas can be scrapped but on the face of it seems an option. Many thanks!
  14. The point was they did go back and got torn a new one as a result. Sometimes migrating means you need to focus on your immediate family unit. My parents regret to this day that parental pressure prevented them from following their dream of migrating to Canada.
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