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About Martinbjulieb

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  1. We were not specific at all. We just literally listed what we were bringing. Ok we used the packers list as our list but still that just said “clothes” “kitchenware” “linen cupboard” etc. Also write on the box the same thing, i.e contents and from which room. I am pretty sure that the completion of the form is just a formality because they cannot literally check every box! It is also to confirm that for VAT purposes the goods are your own and you intend to keep them in your possession for 12 months after your move. Obviously if you decide to sell some furniture etc they won’t know, we bought a motorbike with us as we didn’t just want to sell it there for a low price just to get rid of it, after 12 months we sold it which was fine. Honestly we had no problems. If they want further information they will contact you by email.
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    Residency when drawing your Super

    That is what I was thinking we could do. The U.K. threshold is around 12,500 per person. So you would get £12,500 tax free per year and pay tax on anything else. We wouldn’t get state pension for another 5 years after we retire at 60 anyway so don’t need to take that into account straight away.
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    Residency when drawing your Super

    I don’t think you do, but to get it tax free I think you do! Then technically it is just “money” and not an income. Not really sure though Hopefully an expert will along soon
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    Residency when drawing your Super

    We have been back in the U.K. for just over two years now and were in Australia for 10. When we first moved we transferred a personal pension and my civil service works pension into 2 Australian super funds. My question is, when we reach 60 (our preservation ages) how long do you have to be resident in Australia for to withdraw your funds? For example could you take an extended holiday for a few months? Is so we would then transfer the money back to the U.K. using Moneycorp or the like and invest it here. Then we would just declare to HMRC the interest gained each year? Like you do on U.K. bank accounts/investments. Is that the way to do it? Otherwise we would just transfer amounts each year that would keep us under or just over the tax free threshold. Any advice greatly received! Thanks.
  5. We had an email from a person rather than automated. It was Michael.frys@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk you could try that, it was back in Feb 2017 but worth a go.
  6. We didn’t send any invoices in at all. We used our packers inventory/quote for our details. I think we had to provide details to show that we had sold our house, we used our settlement statement.
  7. I can’t believe that they haven’t given you the information!! The TOR has been in use for over 2 years!! When we moved back in 2017 Chess moving said we were the first customers of theirs to use it (lucky us!!) and we were their “testers”!! Do it now, you should be ok.
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    Shipping companies

    We used Chess moving and they were fantastic, this was from Perth but I believe they are a national company in Australia.
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    Leaving Oz after 8 years.

    Well said! I totally agree! No one should have to justify their feelings to anyone anyway.
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    End of free NHS care for non resident Brits

    Also how about keeping a copy of your TOR (transfer of residence) form that you have to lodge now. That will clearly show your intent also.
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    Moving back with Pregnant Wife ?

    Visiting Doctors etc should be fine, we had been away for 10 years and registered at a new practice where we now live and have had appointments and prescriptions with no questions asked. We told them we had lived in Australia and they just asked for our children’s red health books and immunisation details from Australia and they updated the books. However, I have needed to see a specialist and had to prove residency with payslips, mortgage details, utility bills etc. Think it is 3 months residency but we had been back longer than that anyway.
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    Leaving Oz after 8 years.

    Hi Jackie, I have copied parts of your post that totally resonated with us when we started planning our move back after almost 10 years in Perth. We arrived in March 2017. We have had the most wonderful experiences especially weather wise, a marvellous first spring and summer, a fabulously snowy winter, well very late Feb early March in 2018. Our children were in awe of the snow, especially when their school was closed for 3 days for “snow days” they had never even heard of this! The summer last year was amazing and we bought our own house in a little, well served village. The age of your children is perfect for a move back too, ours were 13 and 11 when we moved and have settled well. If you have any questions just ask or PM me Good luck! Julie
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    I am also interested in any replies to this topic. We have looked into it but can never get a straight answer!
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    Suggestions please and update

    We also used Dogtainers and agree they were excellent.
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    Moving to the UK with a Dog

    Hi there, we paid just under $3k for our Bedlington Terrier, it was 2017 but I wouldn’t have thought it would increase that much. Perth to UK with Dogtainers.