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  1. Dear All - I'm reaching out to see if any of you have experience, or know of tax accountants that have expertise, in the treatment of UK Declarations of Trust by the ATO. By way of background, we own a rental property in the UK that was previously held in a trust such that my wife received 99% of the beneficial interest. Effectively this meant that she declared 99% of the rental income on her UK tax return. Now that we've moved to Australia we're struggling to understand whether the ATO recognizes such trusts. We've spoken with a competent UK/Oz Tax accounting firm who've confirmed they can help, however they're currently awash with work and cannot pick up this item for a while, leaving us in a rather uncertain financial situation as we try to plan our financial affairs and secure a rental property. Any guidance or thoughts would be warmly welcomed. Thank you
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    Timeline on 309/100 via applied for in London

    Hey @ainzlondon79. We flew with Etihad and were really impressed all the way through. Only a 1 hour 50 minute stopoff in Abu Dhabi, and apart from a pretty complex check-in at London Heathrow (just because of the usual COVID travel complexities) it was very smooth. Yeah for the cough we just wanted to be really up front (and she actually coughed a couple of times in the airport, but barely ever since!). They take no chances, but are now planning to move us to a normal hotel on Sunday if our Day 4 COVID tests come back clear. Fingers crossed!
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    Timeline on 309/100 via applied for in London

    Just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone for all of your help with organising visas and such! We’re now in Melbourne and hunkered for quarantine in a health hotel (my daughter had a very slight cough from a previous cold that wouldn’t go away, and they weren’t taking any chances!). All the best for all of you, and feel free to reach out if I can ever be of any help.
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    Citizenship by Descent Timeline

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing. There was a chap earlier in the thread that applied a little before us and got it in 3-4 months, but they might have got lucky or the backlog may have increased since then. We’re currently on about 4 mo the and crossing our fingers. Anyone heard anything about timing got eVisitors? The website said they usually respond within a day, but we’re currently on day 3. Hopefully will come through in the next few days.
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    Timeline on 309/100 via applied for in London

    Thanks @martymarty5436425. I've applied for the eVisitor visas now and will then apply for the exemption. Flights booked for May 3rd so fingers crossed either the visas and exemptions, or the citizenships, come through before then!
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    Citizenship by Descent Timeline

    Also, do we have to apply for both a visa and a travel exemption?
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    Timeline on 309/100 via applied for in London

    Also, do we have to apply for both a visa and a travel exemption?
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    Citizenship by Descent Timeline

    Or perhaps just an eVisitor Visa?
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    Timeline on 309/100 via applied for in London

    Hey folks - has anyone who applied for a 309/100 visa run into issues waiting for their kids citizenships? We're in that boat and getting very close to our flights now so considering applying for a visa for them using their British citizenship instead. Would anyone have any idea which visa we would apply for in this situation? Just an eVisitor visa?
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    Citizenship by Descent Timeline

    Does anybody know what visa we would apply for if we're still not received our citizenship? Would this be a 600 Family Stream visa?
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    Citizenship by Descent Timeline

    On a related note, did any of you get a message from the embassy in the lead up to approving your application, asking that you ensure all of the right documentation is uploaded? If so, how long before they approved did you receive it? we received one a few days ago so hoping that means it will get approved shortly
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    Citizenship by Descent Timeline

    Congrats @bowbow. We submitted ours in early December so fingers crossed they'll get to it soon too. We fly in about a month, so if we don't hear anything within about 10 days or so we'll probably apply for a visa using their British passports too as a backup.
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    Timeline on 309/100 via applied for in London

    @returningtooz That's remarkably quick and certainly a good sign! Typically folks wait quite a while before hearing anything. Certainly sounds like they're ploughing through their backlog of 309/100 requests at the moment.
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    They added some cost when we increased the square footage of our shipment recently, even though we were still staying within the same dedicated 40ft container. On reflection this makes sense as their folks are still having to pack, load and unload more items on either end. Would hope that they reduce the price for these activities if we decide to cut a few further items out of our shipment, but agree that the overall freight payments and other charges beyond the contents of the container will remain the same, regardless of how much we bring.
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    Timeline on 309/100 via applied for in London

    Interesting, I didn’t know that was the case. Any idea what’s driving that?
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