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Marilyn last won the day on July 25 2019

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  1. Hi Kathss56 so great to see that you have got so far in the process. I was wondering about you and popped. Been in AUS 6 months already can you believe it. Best of luck to you
  2. Hi I keep coming in to check on your progress and saddened to see it has not progressed. Hang in there I promise you it’s going to be worth it x
  3. Just returned from Centrelink in Brookvale Sydney to register for Medicare it went very well was there for 45 minutes. Remember to take passport and visa grant letter.
  4. Hi All past and present - I just wanted to say how grateful and appreciative I am for the encouragement and a "shoulder to cry on" for the past 2 years on this forum. Without your support I don't know how I would have got through these times doing this on my own. I would like to just advise those still waiting for their visa - be patient your time will come, maybe not as quickly as you may wish but we all just have to stand in line. Remember you have been given this amazing opportunity, not a luxury bestowed on many so be grateful and patient and continue living life to the fullest. I will be back as I will need to convert to 143 very soon. Take care xx
  5. Hi all - I have a question please for those that are already living the dream and on 173 - I have a UK drivers license and know that I can drive with it for 3 months but then what happens then and what can I do until I have converted my 173 to 143? TIA
  6. 1 Week of work left then up, up and away......
  7. I am so so happy for you - we have done this long and stressful journey together so it is great to see your parents have finally got their grants. Many congratulations and see you for 143 applications ...ugh
  8. @Sadge Congratulations - how great was it booking that one way ticket - to me that was the best thing ever! (well 2nd best to getting visa granted)
  9. @LindaH27 Without putting a damper on the mood - It used to move very quickly before the AOS was moved to Centrelink - the wait comes with the AOS it was 18 - 20 weeks (not sure what it is currently) - They also give you 70 days to submit your documents - I am on 173 and it took 4 months for them to grant me my visa from date of submitting docs & medical. I think this is great that they moving faster than the norm and hope it continues as I will be submitting my 143 next month.
  10. Hi my daughter paid via BPAY at 11:00 and by 15:00 that same day the email with the grant was sent to me
  11. @Biggsy - Thank you that is very helpful - I have my NI card and will take my last pay slip and in addition my company will be posting my P45 within 2 weeks to my Australian address so hopefully that will suffice when I go into the bank to collect card etc. @vicky bajwa Yes my daughter in Australia did the payment for me via Bpay within 4 hours my visa was granted. At the bottom of your Invoice it has a unique reference number which you need to add to the payment so they know who it is from. It was very easy and quick
  12. I have managed to open a Westpac Bank account from the UK successfully and will validate with proof of ID when I arrive. In the meantime I received an email from Westpac regarding Foreign Tax Residency status of which they want a copy - is that the P45? TIA