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    Travel Exemptions

    I got my inbound travel exemption after 4 attempts (yay!). I feel like we need a thread on this as it is a tricky thing to navigate, so here goes. My experience with the process was a frustrating one but luckily I got mine on our 4th attempt. Some people have been trying a lot more than that. I've seen people talking about their 10th application etc. From my application process what I learned was that structure matters. Organise your documents well. Ours were already very well organised - I had to go super picky on it. If you are applying for a partner exemption you seriously need to have your stuff together. It's almost like applying for the partner visa itself, you have to show almost as much evidence. If you get rejected get right back on it, organise it some more and add more details and proof. Keep on applying. If you are applying to leave Australia you need to get your stat dec written and organised well. Depending on your reason for leaving you will need proof eg: medical letters for compassionate grounds or proof you have ended jobs and left houses If you are relocating. If you are applying to enter Australia for compassionate grounds be prepared to provide medical proof and letters from docs. The most important thing is stay positive, you will get there! Good luck to you and don't let the rejections get to you, they're just struggling right now and the clearer you make it for them the better your chances.
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    Visa application advice

    I would highly recommend using a MARA agent, you have two who have replied to your post here who come with great reputations. Make sure any agent you pick is MARA registered.
  3. When you say your official 2 year mark do you mean that that is when you put in your apication or when you got the 820? I have seen it mentioned a lot here that it will be from the date you lodged the application, but you should double check with your MARA agent to be certain. My knowledge isn't professional in any way.
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    French bulldog flying form UK IM terrified

    We are flying late August so not got there yet
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    French bulldog flying form UK IM terrified

    How long is it until you go? Quarantine for pets is booked out months in advance so it's good to get in early. There's also a surprising amount of stuff to be done before you can even book quarantine. The rabies vaccine needs to be proven to be working -and- needs at least 180 days (at least for cats) in the system after their labs get to the lab which is another 6 weeks ish on top of the timescale. (This is going to Australia) Pet Air have been great for us so far with our 2 cats. Edit: removed a comment about direction of travel as I got it wrong. Edit 2: typo correction
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    Ahhh the challenge of being a migrant

    I'm inclined to agree with Marisa here. You will forever be wondering and wanting to try if you don't try now. Go out, test the waters and see how it feels. You don't have to make a decision right there and then but it will help you think it through.
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    Beware SCAM flights after DFAT registration

    Yeah I realised thus and posted above x
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    Beware SCAM flights after DFAT registration

    Ahh I didn't realise dfat was an official thing, that makes loads more sense *facepalm*
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    Beware SCAM flights after DFAT registration

    Yep definitely a scam. There should only be gov.au after the @ if its official government stuff. Scammers often make fake domains that look somewhat official to seem like they are the real thing.
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    crafty folks of Perth

    Yeah I think he is settled on using iron chef if he moves the bratty car (long story but I swear his car dislikes me lol). I plan on going to the Saturday craft market in freo if it is still going when we arrive and pass quarrantine. I can locate yarn crafters and sew types there to ask too. And I know there's at least one crafty artisan shop. I am also hoping I can take my crochet hooks and some wool with me on the flight so I have something to do in quarantine. I know there's some restrictions on this sort of thing and they would go in the hold not my hand luggage.
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    Relationship break up and moving back home...

    Was the first day of madness today. My shop opened so I was there managing the queue today. There were tens of thousands of people out today of not more. The queue for my charity shop wasn't too bad, between 4 and 12 people long, but no one was bothered about distancing. People queueing for primark were all scrunched up together too and that queue was over a mile long today. It went up the high street to the park and zig zagged around for a while o.0 There were people drinking outside pubs at 9am. It's going to be hard keeping those numbers good when people are behaving so badly.
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    Pound v Aussie Dollar - what will happen next?

    Interesting info! Thank you. I shall investigate that option as that seems like a good interim measure to take.
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    Pound v Aussie Dollar - what will happen next?

    Not exactly. There's already a huge impact on trade and transportation of goods. I've seen people who have had to pay more for the import of their item than the actual item costs, -after- they had ordered it, charged as extra by the shipping company for the extra costs of shipping. https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/buying-online-from-europe-post-brexit/ Keeping on topic though I am hoping for a bit more of a rise. I plan on getting some currency soonish with some if my redundancy pay as we are planning to move to Australia in August. It will take a bit before I can get a bank set up properly and want to have a little bit of cash for the smaller stuff and to pay my way till I have an account (bf will have cards he can use and already has an aussie account).
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    Relationship break up and moving back home...

    Things may appear to be moving fast here but they really are not. Yes the vaccine rollout is excellent. The rest of it is a total cluster fudge. It's been one awful decision after another and things are still opening up too early IMO. Also they've been letting people travel to the UK this whole time pretty much only deciding to restrict certain arrivals after 8 months of covid. Don't get me wrong I'm definitely amazed at the vaccine rollout it has been impressive. Though even the vaccine rollout has had its issues. Currently there's potential links to blood clotting in certain brands which is extremely rare but is worrying enough people to cause low key chaos at hospitals with people showing up with mild symptoms because they're scared. And then there'd the holdups of transporting the vaccines due to brexit and the petty arguments that have stemmed over that. We are far from okay here. Please send caramello koalas and corn jacks. On the subject of the actual post, agz15 I'm sorry you're going through that. I would definitely wait till you have citizenship before doing anything. Maybe you can go back fir a holiday/extended visit when it is safer to and see how you feel after returning? (Don't go rn, returning is super difficult). If you feel like you need a change you could move to a slightly different area, say the next suburb over, rather than a whole new city. The urge to want to avoid certain places goes away after a while and feelings will settle.
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    crafty folks of Perth

    Yeah he is mulling that over to be fair. It's a BMW convertible so apparently very desirable over there. It's more whether it's worth the hassle. Honestly I haven't got a favourite brand as such for yarn, though stylecraft has always been nice. I go by colour and texture mostly. I do have a soft spot for cake yarns though (like Caron cakes) as I love the ways they colour shift. I have a bunch of stylecraft tweed super chunky xl I may get some more of as it is so soft. It crochet and loom knits up a dream.