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  1. Bit of a drop!! I managed to get a few transfers in over the past month. Every penny / cent counts for our big move.
  2. Just as the title suggests. If you were to take out private medical insurance in Australia, does the company check if you had any pre-existing conditions in the UK?
  3. I wouldnt pay for this no - however it might work if you added on a pay for part where you provided pre-paid bbq equipment or food to be collected from a location or delivered. Brings up a whole new raft of issues /challenges tho.
  4. We didn't provide any information about this however had info ready if requested. Did upload cv however to show great deal of experience in a particular career that attracted a certain level of salary. Obviously doesn't mean job would be a certainty however just to show if role was secured in this field would be suitable for providing for applicant.
  5. No worries. 😁
  6. If work fills you with dread currently, how will you feel when you know you have three years still to go? I agree with Collie, albeit it not staying the 3 years. If you can 'buy them out' it's worth much more than feeling the utter dread every night/morning. "Personally, I would go with Option 1. Get the PR through the employer, as far as I know it is a much simpler and quicker process. If you end up leaving, so be it, you just wear the cost or a share of it. Get the PR, reassess the job in a year's time. "
  7. If you have already submitted your application it won't hurt to submit both checks 3-6 months into the process. We submitted ours two months after putting in the application and received our partner visa in just under 4 months (no contact from a CO at all). Every case is different however and you do need to bear in mind the checks are only valid for a year. We booked the examination in advance (as far as was allowed and just went for it). I also second, third? the suggestion to apply online. We found this a heck of a lot easier - ie you can add to the application as you go and it's much easier to check status and progress. Also we didn't submit a second lot of written statements from myself and OH - we supplied a lot of in depth information online on our application and this seemed to be enough for the CO.
  8. A super quick google search and voila https://www.border.gov.au/Lega/Lega/Help/Location/united-kingdom see down the bottom re police check
  9. We have been together 14.5 years (we applied when we were nearly at the 14 year mark). I randomly kept old joint rental agreements so included that. I also included (only a few) photos from the early days - and ones to current. The ones with each other's family members I thought were especially important. The case officer could see how we had 'grown' together over the past 14 years. I also had kept joint wedding (and other event) invites - included a few from the early, mid and later years in our relationship. The only bank document we included was a joint (now expired) mortgage statement plus our joint savings account. I guess what I'm saying is it's all about quality rather than quantity. A few choice documents, photos and invites rather than reams. We've just been through this process. I would say just try and be patient and take each thing as a small sizeable chunk, don't become overwhelmed by doing too much at once. It feels agonising waiting but it will be all worth it in the end. When we submitted (and paid the ridiculous fee!!) last October I worried so much even though I knew we were a completely legitimate married couple (with one child) and were applying with all good intentions however still felt we would be declined! We received our (permanent resident) visa just under the 4 month mark. Feel free to PM me if you want to chat about anything and all the very best for your application x
  10. We didn't write separate statements. We wrote as much as possible in our online application and that seemed to satisfy our CO.
  11. Just to be clear I didn't say that code sharing airlines offer this. I've never thought this myself and don't really understand why anyone would (each airline has their own set of policies). It might be a 'stock reply' however thought it would be helpful for someone as it is helpful for us.
  12. Our flight is definitely Singapore Airlines. We've taken this flight many times.
  13. I think someone asked recently which airlines offer extra free baggage allowance for those migrating. I asked the question to Singapore airlines, here is their answer.. Note visas must be permanent resident status:- "Kindly note, if you hold an unused/unstamped/not validated migrant visa that specifically states that you are permitted to remain in Australia / permanently for flights departing from London/Manchester you will then be entitled to our migrant baggage allowance (i.e. 40 kilos per seat paying passenger) This baggage allowance will only be granted when you check in at the airport when this visa is sighted and checked that it has also not been travelled on before, this has to be the first time it is being used. You can have as many items of checked luggage as you wish provided: • The total combined weight of all the items put together does not exceed your total checked allowances • No single item of baggage exceeds 32 kilos in weight, as a health and safety requirement If you are not holding the correct visa mentioned above at check-in, then you will be entitled to the standard free checked baggage allowance of 30 kilos per seated passenger. For reference, for flights between the United Kingdom and Perth the excess baggage charge is USD 85.. Per kilo which is approximately GBP…66… per kilo. Please note excess baggage is charged at check in on your day of departure using the applicable currency exchange rates for that day. We hope the above information helps . Thank you for choosing Singapore Airlines."
  14. We booked about 1.5 mmoths ago roughly - for end Aug. 28 or 29 were coming up as cheapest
  15. @NicF thank you! You're the only one who has understood! Exactly right - I don't personally know of any cases and nowhere did I say I pretend it doesn't happen. Exactly as NicF summarised. Anyway I give up, too many getting defensive about something they complain about but won't do anything about it. However, what has been interesting, is the fact everyone presumes I am male!