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  1. Southeastpom

    Housing - Moving Back

    Thank you for the suggestion. I have thought about this but I would have to take my kids with me and I’m not really wanting to talk about my feelings I have a lot going on to like really have time to sit and wallow in it I just need to get organised and on top of everything. So bascially where I moved from was the city and to is south eastern suburbs in the cheapest area I could find. I chose to do a share house so I also have the flexibility to move when I need to but also because there is such limited options too. I was looking just earlier on real estate and Domain to see if there is a (non share) house in my price range to move too but then the cost of moving and the stress. I just don’t think it’s a wise decision for now. I just really wanna get back to the UK when I can.
  2. Southeastpom

    Housing - Moving Back

    So due to a loss in the family I’m coming back to the UK, me and my kids. We don’t have anyone out here anymore and where I live there is currently a housing crisis, I’m struggling to get by and have no help or support out here. It’s been a number of years since I’ve been back and all my kids (born here) are under 3years old. I have dual citizenship and I am in the process of getting passports for the kids. My biggest concern is housing when I get back. Family members in the UK unfortunately do not have room for us as its over crowded for them as it is. I’ve tried even friends but it’s the same deal. I guess it’s a common struggle for us working class to have free space especially when it’s to accommodate a whole family. I’m really stuck with what to do or where I will live. what are reasonable suggestions and steps I should take? because I am really lost with this. I had thought of going back for say a few days just to try to sort some sort of option out in person, even just to be able to get on a housing list and get the ball rolling. I can’t afford a b&b for longer than a few days. I am saving up best I can now though so I can go back with as much money as possible just to keep us all by. My current living situation (here in aus) so because I am relying solely on one income now and because of the current housing crisis I wasn’t able to afford where we was living anymore. Now I live at a share house and me and my 3 kids live in a single room. I have no other family here and I’m an introvert so I’ve never really had a proper friends circle since I have been here over the years I’d just had my partner. My family and friends in the UK all say I should definitely come back but I’ve not really got an idea, and neither of they, of how I do that or where I’ll live when I get there. I need to sort this out before I can purchase plane tickets. I’m a qualified nurse but with the price of daycare when you have multiple children, cost of petrol, cost of parking, etc. it worked out I actually make less money working than what I do if I don’t work and stay on centrelink. So instead I am currently on centrelink, I study online fulltime, im a stay at home mum, I’m still in a period of grieving, and I’m in a country where I have no family members or any help with the kids. now you know my situation, is there any suggestions what steps I should be taking? I really need to get the ball rolling.
  3. I have a 1 year old Pointer. I’m wanting to ship him to go from Melbourne to Liverpool or Manchester (whichever is easier/cheaper if there’s a difference?) I have 0 knowledge about this whole process I’ve had a look on google there’s quite a few different companies and it’s all vague about pricing. They all want me to submit a form and get a quote. Instead of doing this for multiple companies I thought I will make a post here and see what people have gone with to ship their pets and the rough costs. all of his shots are up to date and he’s in perfect health. I don’t have a crate that’s suitable for a plane trip (I don’t think). He has a standard crate for his crate training that’s it but I feel like a crate for a plane must be a crate designed specifically for travel, surely? I would drop him off at the airport and pick him up afterwards myself
  4. Southeastpom

    Australia born children

    Oh amazing. I will do that. How long ago with this when you’d gone back?
  5. Southeastpom

    Australia born children

    Im currently living in Australia but plan to move back to the UK. All of my children are under 5 years old and where all born in Australia. I am a sole parent for all of them - no second parent at all. I am from the UK with dual citizenship for both countries but have spend a number of years now living in Aus. My questions are * Because I was born in the UK am I able to apply for UK passports for my children? * Do they automatically have UK citizenship or is it something I need to apply for for them? (I understand the answer would be yes if I’m able to obtain passports for them but I don’t know this either)
  6. Southeastpom

    NIN issues. Need help

    Thank you SO much for this!
  7. Southeastpom

    NIN issues. Need help

  8. Southeastpom

    NIN issues. Need help

    Oh okay!! Thank you for this. I had no idea. Do you know if the fee is high for international money transfer?
  9. Southeastpom

    NIN issues. Need help

    Thanks for your response! How long ago was it when you got their passports?
  10. Southeastpom

    NIN issues. Need help

    Just read both your replies! Yes fingers crossed. Do you know much about National insurance number though? I need to have one to apply for housing. Am I able to apply for an NIN? I ask this because I have been out the country for all these years that’s my only concern that I might not be able to get one or as a previous person wrote I can’t just apply for one for benefits I need to be looking for work?
  11. Southeastpom

    NIN issues. Need help

    Hi thanks for you reply! This has been the clearest response I’ve had so far. Loads of information there. I will definitely go in and speak to someone about payments. I should of mentioned I’m taking at least £10,000 back with me to the UK. I wasn’t going to take anymore then this because then I’ll have to declare it, not sure what happens if I have to do this but I wanted to go back with some savings incase I can’t find somewhere to live right away. I have two children under 3years so it’s definitely a worry for me going back if we can’t actually get anywhere to live if I’m not eligible. So considering I’ve been out the country when I return to the UK I will need to live there for at least two years before I can apply for any sort of benefits and also I will need to be looking for work to apply for a National insurance number? It seems very difficult to get back then but I literally have no one here and am just stuck here bascially on my own. Have no family here anymore in Australia and my childrens late fathers family don’t live in Australia either.
  12. Southeastpom

    NIN issues. Need help

    Yeah. It could be! One of my childhood friends who’s just move back to our hometown very recently, it took her max of one month to get housing, I know it varies.
  13. Southeastpom

    NIN issues. Need help

    Hi thanks for your reply. I had a read, it’s the same information what I’ve read up on already. It seems promising to me though, I don’t see anything bad on there?
  14. Southeastpom

    NIN issues. Need help

    Hi thanks for you reply. So they need British passports and citizenship. They only have Australian birth certificates as they were born here. I’ll show you the link I found. I will go in and speak to someone from te department at some point and see my eligibility. https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/travel-outside-australia-rules-for-parenting-payment?context=22196
  15. Southeastpom

    NIN issues. Need help

    Hi everyone, So I moved to Australia as a minor (12 years old) due to a parents job opportunity, I gained Australian citizenship at 16 resulting in dual citizenship. I am wanting to move back to the UK as I no longer have any family support here. My current situation is I have an expired child passport, I did have an adult UK passport that I got back in 2016 when I last visited the UK for a year but I’ve lost this since. I still have my UK birth certificate. I have two children I am a sole parent of. Their father is no longer here and both were born in Australia therefore only have Australian citizenship. I need to apply for both UK citizenships and then UK passports for both. After this process. When I return to the UK I don’t have space to stay with family as they don’t have enough room but I’ve heard I’m able to continue my benefit payments I receive (Australia) for at least 12 months. I am bascially needing help with obtaining an NIN. I didn’t receive one (I don’t think) when I turned 16 as I wasn’t in the country. I also don’t have either parents to ask if they received child benefits for me. I’ve been trying to find ways to obtain my NIN number or apply for one but it’s super tricky seeing as I’m not in the country. Am I able to just come back to the UK and do a walk in and start the process in getting an National Insurance Number and in the meantime would I be able to get housing? I tried to do an application online for council housing but I need an NIN. This is my issue. I’m just worried about coming back and not having anywhere to live but here I do not have anywhere stable to live either. It’s very tricky situation. I can only get the kids back when they have the citizenships and passports. For my UK one should I be just asking for a replacement or getting a new one when applying? Thanks for your patience reading this it’s a lot of info but I feel like I just need a little help to get everything together.
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