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  1. I thought the 10 years had been in longer than that. My mum applied in 2007, granted 2009 and it was a 10 year term then.
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    Medical Records

    I did take printouts of my medical record but no one has ever looked at them! I’ve returned to the UK 13 years later with them still packed away. If you have some interesting diagnosis a summary of that might be helpful and obviously prescriptions, but generally the doctors made their own assessments and treated from there. Sometimes treatment pathways might be different between countries or certain meds aren’t used so you need to be moved onto the Aus way of doing things and doctors will start from scratch and get you set up! If you feel better/safer taking them then ask your GP and know you’ve got them if you need them.
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    This poster was on the other thread saying agents were “useless” and you don’t need one.........
  4. Agreed. Whilst there are obviously lots of details we don’t have I cannot see how mum can just stay in Oz. Yes she can register the birth without Dad’s name on it. In answer to another question.
  5. This was my thought. Can she just ‘decide’ to stay on a skilled work visa? If she can why isn’t everyone doing it? Can’t be that easy, surely.
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    Assurance of support

    Hi, no you can’t, sorry. This would mean people would lodge the AOS, claim to be leaving Aus, then come back to Aus and continue living there without the AOS. You might be able to get it back if the assurree dies.Otherwise 10 years it is.
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    Tourist 600 / CPV 143

    Just seen this, after recommending Alan on your other post! Paul is also excellent!
  8. I think your daughter has to be PR and settled in Aus for 2 years. Not sure if that 2 years can be on a temp/provisional visa or has to be PR. Your daughter has to sponsor you but your SIL can be your assurer. Pretty sure this is correct but others may know better. If you haven’t already signed up with your agent I would recommend speaking with @Alan Collett as he is all across this and provides lots of help here on the forum. No idea about working/not working, sorry. Good luck!
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    Selling UK home

    Can't help with the question but congrats on the visa grant, you must be so relieved!
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    Taking food when you move

    Definitely declare it as it’s not commercially made but not all food is on the landing card now, it’s more specific in its questions. It asks specifically about fish or meat or pet food and nuts and stuff. I still declare everything as they can get narky even if it’s things not on the list. Declared queue often moves quicker as well!
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    Moving back after 31 years

    Ah, different areas of nursing to me. That’s a worrying picture.
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    Completion of Form 47PA-help please

    When I completed this form (or its predecessor) years ago for my mum I filled in all visitor visas she had held for Australia. I remember as I had to sit with her passport tracking the stamps in and out for dates. I’d fill it in, as Paul says a visitor visa is a visa. Good luck, the visa paperwork can be tortuous.
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    Drug and Alcohol certificate

    Yeah the tests themselves cost very little but aussiebird needs to do the course to perform the tests. Can’t see why it would cost $650. Sounds like a rort!
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    Glad you are settling in. It has a lot going for it and if it is suiting you better then that’s fab. Long may it continue! Curse of the expat, always missing something from somewhere else!
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    Drug and Alcohol certificate

    Well what’s a few hundred more dollars at this point!!! Good luck! It will all be worth it once you are settled back home!