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  1. laf

    Titer test date

    Thanks Marisa. I'm now in contact with Petair.
  2. What I need from you: - year of manufacture 2021 - make, model & variant Volkswagen T-Roc What I need from you: - year of manufacture 2021 - make, model & variant Black Edition 1.5 TSI 150PS EVO 7-speed DSG 5 Door - body type (coupe, convertible, etc) hatchback/saloon? - engine size & fuel type 1.5 petrol - transmission dual auto - drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc) front wheel drive - mileage 9000 - any special features, options or modification black special edition - does it have aircon yes - realistic current UK market value £25K - which Australian state/city Sydney, NSW
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    Shipping a car

    I've requested a quote from Iron Lady. Their website estimates seem very reasonable compared with the cost of pets and containers! I presume people think it's worth it to ship their vehicles. Ours is fairly new and would be nice not to have the hassle alone of shopping for a replacement.
  4. Our cats had their rabies vaccinations yesterday 5 April. Petair state the Titer test needs to be done 3-4 weeks later. Is it OK to go for the earliest date i.e. 26 April?
  5. Has anyone had experience of using BDH Sterling to transfer a UK pension. Are they a good choice?
  6. Could someone please clarify if a 309 visa holder (fully vaccinated) can currently travel to Australia to activate the visa? Only the 300 visa is on the Government website list of eligible visa holders.
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    Citizenship by Descent

    OK, I'll have to sort out a cheap calling method.
  8. laf

    Citizenship by Descent

    Thanks, is this permanent or just since Covid?
  9. laf

    Citizenship by Descent

    My daughter is awaiting Citizenship by Descent, applied for in the UK. The 90% processing time, currently 8 months, is up in a few days. She hasn't had any communication. Is she now entitled to phone the contact centre? The Global centre is now an Australian number. Is it no longer possible to speak to someone at Australian House. Their previous number no longer works. Is anyone else still waiting and in a similar position? It's concerning not receiving any updates.
  10. I haven't seen this but maybe it's further on in the form. She can't progress to check until she's completed each page. If so it would only show the most recent tourist visa.
  11. I definitely don't think it's worth using an agent for citizenship by descent. There's nothing complicated about the application just some strange idiosyncrasies such as Australia being missing from the list of "countries visited"! I can't see any reason for this other than that they presumably have access to these records. I would have thought they would state that there's no need to list any Australian trips if that's the case.
  12. Thanks for your help rammygirl. The format is extremely tedious having to add each trip individually rather than just being able to attach a list. There's also the holidays to add which at least have email confirmations.
  13. Could anyone advise on the citizenship by descent form filling that requires all travel details from the age of 18. This means my daughter would need to list 14 years' worth of trips and as she works for an airline it would involve hundreds of flights, many of which are not even recorded in her passport.
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    Taking cats

    That's so sad about the penguins. I'd be distraught to witness that. As far as I know sadly there are no penguins in Sydney. My daughter's two cats are indoor apartment cats in Sydney. She specifically chose them for rehoming as they had never been outside. She's taken them to the park for a stroll on leads. One quite enjoyed it but the other was terrified.
  15. Fantastic news at last for you Katie. Hope the house sells fast and your arrangements work out as smoothly as possible. Enjoy the celebrations 🥳