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      Australian Visa Timelines Tracker website now live   19/10/17

      If you’re applying for an Australian visa, you want to know how long it’s going to take to be granted. This is understandable as you’re eager to start your new life in Australia. Having such information will also allow you to get on with other crucial steps in the immigration process. That's why, after feedback from our members,  we've launched our Australian Visa Timelines Tracker https://ww.australia-visa-timelines.com The tracker allows you to enter key dates about your visa application and compare them in tabular format with other applicants around the globe. You can look at who’s applied for the same visa as you, the same dates as you, from the same country, occupation etc. This will allow you obtain greater insight into the likely time is will take for your visa to be granted. We've still a couple of changes to make over the next couple of weeks, but the site is now online and available for use.


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  1. Shipping Insurance Values

    I agree with Pom Queen. Basically the TOR is just a list of what you own and are bringing over. We insured with LP on a 20ft container from Chess, including a Harley motorbike and it was around £450. Note that you cannot insure jewellery so take anything like that in your hand luggage. Also if you bring your boat Customs will state that you cannot sell it for a year or else you will have to pay the VAT that would have been due. I am saying this as this is what happened with our bike so I assume a boat will be the same. Also LP insure your belongings for up to 3 months after docking if they are going into storage. For furniture I would look at the cost of replacement over here because that is how claims are based. We had a claim and LP were fantastic and paid within 2 weeks.
  2. Shipping Question

    Yes, definitely ship white goods back if you have room and they are in good working order. We shipped our fridge, 10 years old but still works properly. We used it as a second fridge after a while there and the inside light broke. Miraculously it has started working again since being back😂Also bought our drier.
  3. Reactions from UK family?

    Fantastic!! It will fly by. Any questions about the move you can PM me if you like! Where are you moving to?
  4. We moved back!

    Welcome home LKC. Now you have your internet up and running I will reply to your email!! 😉 J
  5. Sunset/sunrise Photos

    Downderry in Cornwall. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  6. Wildlife in Perth - Dangerous?

    The Swan river in Perth is full of bull sharks! See photo extract from WA today about shark attacks in WA. Don't know how to do a link so a photo will have to do!! Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  7. Oops, less than 6 months on passport...

    Very happy for you! You will be on home soil before you know it. Good luck with it all[emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  8. What to do with UK savings

    Premium Bonds?? No risk and you can withdraw them whenever you want. Limit is £50k per person I think. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  9. Jawood67- Glad to be of help! We are in Nottinghamshire and the school is an Academy. This means it is still a government school but they have more input on things including admissions. If you are going to a normal government school you need to go through the local council to get permission to hold them back a year. A process you might want to instigate sooner rather than later. [emoji4]I have done some previous posts on this but no idea how to link it, you might just have to search for my posts[emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  10. We came back in March and our children had just started Years 7 and 9 in Australia. For the end of school year in the U.K. our son went back to Year 8 and will start a full year of Year 9 in September. Daughter is going to Year 8 in September as she still has time to catch up. Both June birthdays and have just turned 14 and 12. The school was fully supportive of our request to hold back a year. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  11. Any suggestions as to how to send rolex watches?

    Wear it definitely. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  12. Customs clearance times

    You shouldn't be a few months on the boat, unless you ask for a delayed shipment. Our shipment left Perth on the 6th March and arrived on the 5th of April. Cleared customs by the 11th, which included a weekend.
  13. Customs clearance times

    Our stuff arrived on the 5th April which was a Wednesday and was cleared by the 11th. So that was 7 days which included a weekend.
  14. Investing money for children

    My parents bought Premium Bonds for our children. No problem having them when you don't live in the UK and you can register and manage online. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  15. Buying strategy

    Absolutely they would want to choose the safest. The same anywhere I guess. In Perth we had an offer but the buyers were coming from South Africa and both didn't have full residency. Naturally we turned that down!! Too risky!!