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  1. Jon the Hat

    Worried I could fail medical & cant find info

    I believe there are certain agents who have expertise in handling medical issues - it might be worth finding them and getting in touch. A site search might work.
  2. Jon the Hat

    When to go?

    As a citizen and PR you would be allowed in to Australia, however you might need to apply for one of these https://www.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-04/border-closures-160420.pdf Who knows how long the 14 day quarantine lasts - or whether you might have to pay for it yourself? Not possible to say at this point. We are waiting to see what happens, although we also have a house to sell, so likley to be next year.
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    Just a general chat on visas

    Hi Catherine Unfortunately without both qualifications and experience in a job which is on the skills shortage list there are very few routes to migrate permanently or even temporarily to Australia. If you really want it in the long term you can train and work in a job on the list, however you may find that by the time you get the experience you need (often years) that skill is no longer in demand. Or you could find a nice Australian man, fall in love and make it that way! Has to be genuine of course!
  4. MIght be worth checking the airline will let you fly with your Visa. Last thing you want is to be denied boarding.
  5. It's not unreasonable for quotes to increase if they have to take more time packing. We haven't dol yet, and not likely to in this market TBH, so will not now be moving in September as planned. Will wait and see how the WA job market recovers before I resign this side.
  6. Jon the Hat

    School place before arrival

    It does seem contractidictory. I suggest contacting the local school authority and saking them / applying that way as Quoll mentioned. This is probably why it is handled centrally.
  7. PR never expires, hence the P. However the travel rights do - you then need to either apply for citizenship or apply for a resident return visa to re-enter Australia.
  8. Jon the Hat

    Future in Australia

    I am a finance director. Not too many roles at my level at the best of times, but more challenging in recession certainly.
  9. Jon the Hat

    Future in Australia

    Yes we have suspended plans to tput the house on the market. Even if we can sell this year for a decent price, I am not that confident that quitting my job will be a good plan if the world is in recession. We will see once restrictions are lifted, but more likely to be next year than this now. I activated this time last year, Visa has 3 1/2 years to run..
  10. Meanwile people are sniping at those who are working to keep them safe
  11. Jon the Hat

    Timeline - visa granted to move

    What visa do you have?
  12. Jon the Hat

    Feeling torn and unsettled

    Sounds like Tasmania is your Australian spot!!
  13. Jon the Hat

    British visitors during corona virus

    I would place a bet that Australia is a better place to be than the UK in the next few months. It is going to ramp up very very quickly here. I would think the requirement to leave after 3 months will be waived - the rules are going to have to change for people who get stuck. The Foreign office advice is nothing to do with caring for your in laws, and everything to do with not having to repatriate people later on.
  14. If your sale goes through I would go ahead as well - if flights are not available do you have a plan B for accomodation here? Might your work keep you on?
  15. I would think more of a concern is finding a job when the economy is likeley heading for a recession. We want to go this year, but I am not about to quit a highly paid job and jump into a recession in WA. We are holding off putting the house back on the market for now, but I would certainly complete and move into rented if it hadn't fallen through.