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  1. Thanks rammygirl that's put my mind at rest.
  2. My application to sponsor my 3 adopted children has been sent and I frontload the medical and police clearance. All my children cleared the medical I was a little concerned as one of my children had major surgery last year to correct a birth defect. I took all the recent relevant hospital letters and there were no concerns raised. He may or may not need further surgery in the future it can't be certain. What I'm worried about is if we came to oz he needed more surgery in the future would this prevent citizenship application for the children. I am already an Australian citizen. Do children need medical for citizenship application. Many thanks
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    102 adoption subclass

    Hi caramel koala yes be nice to stay in touch perhaps we can have a beer or wine next Easter. I've had a couple of expat adoptive parents ts contact me which us lovely. Good luck with everything all our paperwork is now in kids medical all clear which was a worry as my little lad has some health issues.
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    Age is only a number.......or is it ?

    As a midwife have you thought about applying to new Zealand I'm sure there skilled worker age is much older. I am also a 50 plus midwife moving back to oz next year. Once have residency in new Zealand I think you can freely live in Australia.
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    Ping ponging back

    So pleased you've made a decision. I am in the process of trying to get back to w.a. I've been back in the UK 18 years and do love it here but with three children who are scared to death of terrorism and the bullying cultures within schools can't wait for the boring humdrum of perth. Sadly as my children are adopted costing me an arm and a leg to sponsor them. It will be worth it though and I can't wait. Good luck for your return xx
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    102 adoption subclass

    Well finally I have all the paperwork ready to post for the children's visa applications. They had medical Friday 13th July. my UK police check came yesterday ironically took much longer than the afp one to arrive and double the cost. Submitted it all today fee was paid last week and praying that it will all be straight forward. I have citizenship in Australia so if necessary plan to move to Oz with the children on a tourist visa late January 2019. However it does state that children's applications take priority so hoping for a fast turn around. Keep you all posted Tab
  7. I'm pretty sure Medicare is a reciprocal agreement and would cover all emergencies. I am sure you can all get Medicare cards my understanding is that you would pay for non essential dentistry optician etc. Glad you've got parental responsibility sorted good luck again
  8. Best of luck however my big worry is wouldn't you need legal consent from the children's father to take your children. Personally I would go but am a real take life by the horns and go for it kind of person Am just in the process of trying to get visas for my 3 little darlings so I can go back to oz. Sending loads of good wishes x
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    afp check

    Thanks you moved quickly looking at your timeline. I am assuming a solicitor but can't seem to find the info it just says certified copies. Can't afford any delays as house is sold and friends in perth have already got a potential home for us and furniture all ready Thanks
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    afp check

    Well finally got underway with the reams of paperwork and admin yesterday to sponsor my 3 fab children . Medical booked for 13 july for them all. Afp applied online and had email this morning to say its been posted out. Let's hope the rest of the process as quick. I want to be back in Oz by January. My application for 102 visa has to be posted anyone know who you can get to certify all paperwork birth certificates etc. Am in the UK. Anyway hope to have application sent off end of next week once all completed. Let's hope British police clearance comes as quickly
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    midwife moving to australia

    well done you im already dual citizen. working in UK as a midwife hoping to return to w.a in January with my 3 little darlings. Love to hear any midwifery or nursing posts. Best of luck too hope everything goes smoothly a
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    How long to pack up life in uk

    Furniture wise not taking hardly anything but planning on large move cube for clothes toys books kitchen stuff añd personal items. will be a pain but not impossible if kids visas not back as will mean will have to pay for education. Have a back up plan of home ed for òlder two and pay primary fees for youngest if necessary. My friends in perth have already got me a house full of furniture which is in storage on a friends farm. Thanks for replying practical wise I'm pretty motivated but it's the àdmin crap I hate and there's soon much!!!
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    How long to pack up life in uk

    my biggest worry is the kids visas we went on holiday to oz in March and have also spent money on house so credit card almost maxed out. Lots of money coming in with house sale but daren't apply for visas until bank account looking more healthy which cuts it fine for them to arrive. have been advised can take kids on tourist visa if necessary and leave oz to have validated residency visa. I have all my paperwork together and plan to fromtload police check and medical
  14. Am beginning to panic now about how much there is to do in order to move back to Australia by January. I've set the ball rolling and my house sold with in a week first time buyers moving in in August. We then as a family single mum with 3 children are moving into a rental house I own to try and tidy and fix damage and get on the market . I'm an Australian citizen but need to sponsor my children as was blessed with them through adoption sadly no spare cash until July to even apply all gone on house. I need to register with aphra as a nurse and midwife. sell my furniture and pack belongings . Any positive inspirational stories appreciated of packing up on a tight deadline. we need to move this date as got friends organising a house rental in oz and hopefully correlate with new school year
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    Positive Emigrating To Australia True Life Stories

    love reading this after 18 years back in UK and as a single parent with 3 children in tow have put wheels in motion to move back. my children have never lived in oz and are scared. However since I stepped off that plane in Darwin back in the 8os my heart and soul have belonged here can't wait to return accepted offer on house yesterday hoping to be back in the sunburnt country in 2019 x