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  1. lisawhite123

    Going home too soon?

    We have been here 8 months and we have good days and bad days. I definitely feel like if I gave up now it would be too soon. I have young children so it’s not too much of an issue with them. Have you made any friends yet? Joined any groups? Have the kids made friends? I think that would take time but also crucial to settling somewhere new I think. We don’t have any friends yet but that’s something we are going to work on now we are settled mor win jobs etc... good luck either way!
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    Buying property on a 489 visa

    When did you buy?
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    Buying property on a 489 visa

    Ok thanks. Looks like we will have to wait then. [emoji853]
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    Buying property on a 489 visa

    Yes it does have foreign investor stamp duty But I was wondering if it was just relevant to investors buying to let or did it include properties we bought to live in...
  5. Hi all, Just wondering if anyone had any experience or knows as the internet can throw up a whole host of answers! We have been in Queensland for 6 months and are thinking about buying a house to live in before we get PR. I’m aware we would have to apply to the FIRB for approval which carries a fee but I’ve been reading about foreign investor stamp duty tax and wonder if it would apply to us? Or is that for foreign investors that don’t have any visa’s? Any help appreciated. Thanks
  6. lisawhite123

    Moving to Sunshine Coast

    Hi jack91. You live on the Sunshine Coast, where abouts? For how long? Any advice for newbies, we arrive on Monday, ?
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    Moving to Sunshine Coast

    Gosh yes we are just a week behind you. Did you send your house hold stuff over? We have been sitting on deck chairs and sleeping on air bed for a few weeks now. Can’t wait to sit on my sofa again. Haha. Yeh we’ve been to caloundra and the area a few times with having family there. It’s also changed a lot over the years, lots more going on now. I never really hear a bad word about the area or surrounding areas so I’m sure you will like it. We are just trying to secure my husband a job I’m going back to work when my little girl starts school in jan. we are from Manchester region so caloundra will be a welcome shock to the system. Where are you guys from? You will have to let me know how u get on with schools. My brother has heard a lot of good things about unity college which is a private school but only costs around $3000 per annum. Nothing like the private school costs over here. Good luck. [emoji4]
  8. lisawhite123

    Moving to Sunshine Coast

    Ps good luck with the move.!
  9. lisawhite123

    Moving to Sunshine Coast

    Hey there. We fly out to caloundra to start our new life there in 2 weeks! Me my husband and 2 small children 4 and 7 month old. Have you been to the area before? Caloundra is lovely and nice beaches and the surrounding towns depends what you are looking for. We do have my brothers there to stay at for a couple of weeks while we find a rental property then I’m hoping our container will turn up not long after that. How old are your little ones?
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    489 visa state sponsored Queensland

    Hopefully by August/ sept. I’ve got a 5 year old too that I want to settle in before starting school In jan. exciting times! Now to write a list of things to do... wow .... where to start...[emoji848]
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    489 visa state sponsored Queensland

    Good thank you. 5 months old now. It’s gone so quick!
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    489 visa state sponsored Queensland

    Gosh after only writing this last night we have our visa granted!!
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    489 visa state sponsored Queensland

    Fantastic news woody2709. Hope you have been celebrating ?? !! My visa app was logged a couple of weeks after you so I live in hope to hear something soon!
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    489 visa state sponsored Queensland

    I’m sure you will hear a response soon but yes it was frustrating waiting for vetassess tech interview. It was a state nomination we applied for.
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    489 visa state sponsored Queensland

    I can’t remember if we ended with 60 or 65 points. We ended up using an MA for the EOI and visa app as I was just about to have a baby and we needed help! EOI was for Queensland as we have family there. Took about a week to get a state nomination which was early jan 18. The vet assess process was the longest took about 3 months from start to finish. So visa app was end of jan. MA was fantastic help for us under the circumstances and also good to answer any questions if your app isn’t straight forward. Good luck.
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