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    extensions to current visa

    Thanks Jia and paulhand for taking the time to reply, i appreciate it.
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    extensions to current visa

    My enquiry is regarding the current COVID situation. Are there any extensions to current visa's, I'm assuming the expiry date of our visa's can't be pushed out all because of this limbo situation? For info, I'm still in the UK, we've not made the move yet, we have until 21st June 2023 to make the move, our visa are Skilled - Nominated (subclass 190). Another question is are we able make the move during the pandemic? Any help on this subject is greatly appreciated.
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    Skilled Visa Question

    Thankyou for this information.
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    Skilled Visa Question

    Thanks for your answer Paul. So what if you arrive towards the end of the 5 years, would you then need to stay for 2 years before you could even apply for a RRV and you wouldn't be able to leave? Our visa's expire in June 2023.
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    Skilled Visa Question

    Hi, both myself and my partner have Skilled - Nominated (subclass 190) Visa's. We haven't made the move to Oz yet, but my question is related to coming and going from and to Australia in terms of spending some months of the year in Oz and some in England. The reason we are looking into this initially is due to ageing parents in the UK who we would like to be there for, along with business commitments. We both understand that long term coming and going between the 2 would be expensive and impractical, but we weren't sure if there were any rules in place. I have read somewhere that you need to show your commitment (understandably) to settling in Oz by spending a good chunk of your time there, would anyone know what those percentages or months of the year would need to be? I appreciate anyone's help or comments. Colin
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    Should I stay or should i go

    I'd like to thank everyone who has replied to my initial question, it has been most helpful and generally very constructive, but please stop with all this internal bickering, this is a forum, there are no stupid questions or comments, there is no ranking or forum status, everyone is here for a reason and sharing thoughts, experiences and opinions hopefully to the benefit of us all. After all it's good to talk and chew the fat. Thanks guys....
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    Should I stay or should i go

    Bungo, I'm not sure you need to be so judgemental. We can all make the best plans in the world, but life rarely work like that. I had my visa approved before I met my partner, it was my intention to go to Australia on my own, however having met her I am not going to lose her, so If I have to choose going on my own or staying, I'm staying. As for my plan, I have spoken to migration people about this, this is the advice I was given, now if you're telling me that this is 'awful' advice it's good that I know this now!
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    Should I stay or should i go

    Hi Verystormy, thanks for replying. I had to research the partner visa situation and from my research the best thing we can do is as follows: My partner (Laura) goes on a tourist visa, so 90 days as a tourist, nothing else. During these 90 days, we apply for a partner visa, we can do this immediatly after arrival. So once the partner visa is lodged, she is automatically granted a bridging visa. This means she can't officaly work for 90 days on a tourist/bridging visa, but after these 90 days, she can work like everybody else until her partner visa is approved. Thid visa could take up to 1 year. We simply do not have time to do it any other way, as my visa will expire in September.
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    Should I stay or should i go

    Hi Quoll, no this is not possible to have a career break, I could possibly cancel my resignation if I act very soon. My girlfriend does not yet have a visa, we have to apply for a partner visa once out there, which means she can't work for the first three months.
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    Should I stay or should i go

    Hi everyone, I'm not sure if I'm in the correct thread but there was no alternative one to post this in. My name is Colin and I'm 43 years old. Anyway, my dilema is not so much about moving back to the UK it's about moving out to Oz in the first place. I have a permanent residency visa, which will expire in September this year, which means I will have had it 5 years by then. If I dont make the move to oz before September, then it will expire. I have talked my girlfriend into moving out with me, handed in my notice at work, told all my friends and family about it, but now I find myself having serious doubts about the whole thing. Understandable of course, but i'm questioning what I'm looking for, I can't sit on the beach all day, I have to work like everyone else, yes the UK weather sucks, but I know from experience from living in Madrid for a year, the heat can become a pain too. So in summary, I am leaving a good job (in engineering, which I may not to be able to find so easy in Sydney), I have spoken to various recruitment companies and the jobs market does not seem so good, childhood friends, my lovely mother (who lives by herself and lets be honest, isn't getting any younger), aswell as other benefits such as the nhs, free hospital treatment etc. I'd also like to mention the cost of renting anything in Sydney seems astonimical, not to mention buying which seems impossible. I have visited Sydney on 3 occasions and like it very much, but as you can see I am having a terrible dilemma and I'm really not sure what to do. I would greatly appreciate anybodies input or opinions on this matter. Thanks in advance, Colin
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