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About Dorsetbrit

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  1. What’s involved in the English tests

    Thank you that’s some good input and will pass the advise on to the wife.
  2. Hi my wife has been told that we or she will need to take an English test and the Top one for points is the Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) equivalent) for a massive 20 points. Does anyone know what the test involves, types of question you can expect and how long the test is? She’s a chartered accountant and has been advised a the best option is (General) ANZSCO 221111 And a rough estimate is she’s on 55 points and will need 75 so best way would be to bump up the points via an English test, obviously the one I listed is the hardest giving 20 points but others are available with less points but just be good to know what was involved. Cheers guys.
  3. Visa choice?

    Whilst I’m firing the questions out there, I know I’ll have to take a medical, what sort of things might go against you, I’ve had a bad back for some time (years) and it’s being controlled by pain killers, would this be a problem or are they looking out for serious stuff like cancer etc? Thanks for all the replies there’s not much that someone doesn’t know. It’s a massive choice to make in the next few weeks but super exciting. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  4. Visa choice?

    If I use an agent are they based in Uk or OZ? And if oz does it make it hard to sort stuff with time differences? I believe they have to be or should be MARA registered, all about getting the right one I guess. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  5. Visa choice?

    I can add 5 points if assessed I believe? Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  6. Visa choice?

    That’s good advise thank you, why is it the more skilled you are the more points you need? And how will I come in to it being a landscaper sole trader, I don’t have qualifications for it as I’ve done it for 16 years? Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  7. Visa choice?

    Thanks, just hoping to go in to the process with as much wisdom as possible. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  8. Visa choice?

    Hi guys my wife, myself and baby boy 6mths are coming to OZ on a 4 week holiday in the next 10 days, once we come back we will make our final decision on weather to emigrate. We will get a migrant officer to take us through it’s all but I’m wondering what the best visa would be. My wife’s a chartered accountant with law degree and very strong A levels etc. I’m a landscaper owning my own business. I believe my job is on the skills list but I’m sure we would apply via my wife’s skills. We are completely unsure if a sponsored visa is the way to go or another way would be best so I just wondered what people’s thoughts were and I know a lot has changed recently. Cheers Darren. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  9. Best way for family visas?

    That's very kind of you, we will be visiting Melbourne but won't get there until around 26th October but I'm guessing you would of headed the opposite way. It's great to get feedback and advise as we don't know how it all works and everyone has a different opinion. I have a mate in Melbourne so will catch up with him as well. Sent from my iPhone using PomsinOz
  10. Best way for family visas?

    My wife and son 2mths old are coming to OZ in October for a three week stay to check out areas we might like to live in. After that trip we will make our final decision on weather we are emigrating or not. If its a yes we will be looking to come over in June- August next year once my daughter has completed her GCSE's. With all the visa changes we are really unsure of our best rout for visas, we are telling friends and family its for two years but deep down we feel its more of a forever choice but can never say never. My wifes a chartered accountant with a law degree and is currently a finance manager of a charity that turns over 8-10 million, and im a landscape gardener owning my own business. I would stay in that field but work for someone else until we find our feet when I might after that do something completely new. I dont like the idea of a sponsored visa with the threat of being sent home if you dont find a job in 30 days. So really im trying to have our options in our heads before we fly in October. Any thoughts are alway appreciated, I have posted before many months ago but a lots changed since then and now we have actually booked flights, so we are progressing forward. Many thanks.
  11. Best flights to travel OZ

    Thats a good shout thank you.
  12. Best flights to travel OZ

    Thanks for all your comments very helpful indeed. After hours of doing every combination there was we finally went on skyscanner and managed to get all flights we wanted for under £2k which I thought was a great deal and all flights with Qantas or emirates which I presume are owned by the same company. So we have 3 weeks to see if Oz is for us and after that make a choice on weather we are going to move out there.(Visas depending of course) Exiting times and I hope it lives up to what I dream of. Thanks to all who have replied.
  13. Best flights to travel OZ

    My wife and 3 month old child are flying over as a holiday in October with a view to move if visa approved in July 2018 (and if we love it) In our mind we want to live in Brisbane but are going to visit a few of the usual areas as well. We will start in Perth then fly to Melbourne, Brisbane then drive to Sydney then home from their. Ive priced a few times and doing the long hall flights with Ethiad then national flights with Qantas and including the car hire for 3 days ive come up with around £3000 for us all. Is this the figure we are looking at or is there better ways to save? Any thoughts on the matter and any comments about living over their and what we can expect would be great.
  14. Visa options?

    I think i'm going to get my wife signed up as I feel a little like the guy in the middle. Great to hear the accountants first hand of things, my wife is from Christchurch to. It sounds to me going for the 189 will be the best option and hopefully seeking work could be sourced before we leave, ,maybe rent for a while before buying once we know the areas and surroundings. Sorry to the guys trying to help over the children side of things, clearly people have had experiences on this so it would be wise to take advise, it just through me as it was a complete change of subject. We know a move will be a super hard decision on us all as well as how the feelings of the family that we will leave behind. This is why we don't want to rush in to it but im not getting any younger and id at least like to say one day "we gave it a good go" even if long term it didnt work out. Thanks to all with the posts and ill get my wife to join in with her thoughts later, she got excited when I said a few accountants have been in contact.
  15. Visa options?

    I was after visa advice not family therapy, thank you for your concern but I wouldnt make such a large decision without speaking to my daughter first, she's going to finish her exams first then we plan to move. She has a choice to start a new life in Australia or stay with her mum in england and she has chosen Australia. We will keep checking she feels the same the nearer we get to leaving but she's very excited by it as we all are.