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  1. Hi All Can anyone advise me what the total cost of the Spouse Visa is, including any other costs along the way. Is AUD7,160 including Health Check, and everything you need? Many Thanks
  2. Hi Can anyone tell me what costs are like to return to the UK compared to moving out in the first place? Has anyone returned and fallen short on money due to a massive difference in the housing costs, shipping and every other cost involved? Just heard that coming back can be very hard for people and want to be able to know that I can do it. My hubby is 100% certain he would not come back, but I am definitely not so sure and worry that I will be stuck. I know I shouldn't be thinking of this because we haven't left yet, (house here in the UK is about to complete). But with 2 kids under 8 and years of household goods coming with us, I need to understand the problems that may arise. Thanks Sarah
  3. Hi, Which agents are good? We've contacted the emigration group, but they are expensive. The whole process is expensive so we're trying to avoid extra cost if possible. Quotes are around £3000 Anyone found any cheaper than that, which are registered, and that you've been happy with?
  4. Morning all, We've just received quotes in for a 40ft container shipment of household goods from Melb to UK (southampton). Eye-watering... If you've done the move back to the UK from Melbourne, I'd really appreciate if you could let me know some ballpark figures of what it cost you. Many thanks in advance, R
  5. visa-price-increase-fact-sheet-2017-18(1).pdf
  6. My company is in the process of applying to be a nominated employer, and to nominate me under the Employer Nomination Scheme (186). I wanted to check what the law, and general procedure is regarding who should pay for what relating to the Visa process. For example, who should pay for the employer nomination application, the candidate application, and then all the associate costs related to the application - such as police checks and health assessment for example. Thanks for your help, I look forward to hearing back from you.
  7. Luke Aveil

    Defacto 457 visa

    Hi, I am currently coming to the end of my 2nd WHV and shall be applying for a defacto visa as my girlfriend is here on a 457. We have lived together for over 6 months, have a joint lease, joint bank accounts and bills in both our names. The last piece of evidence we need is a letter from her employer, I am just wondering into what detail does this letter have to go? Does it simply have to say that they accept me being a defacto on her 457 visa? My second question is in regards to the new costing of said defacto visa......I found the immigration website fairly confusing, but from going through the visa costing table I have come to the conclusion that it shall be $1030....does anyone know from recent experience if this is correct? I originally thought it would be $1700, but because I applied (and was granted) for my 2nd WHV outside of Australia I am under the impression I do not have to pay the extra $700 had I applied for my current visa here. Any info would be greatly appreciated:biggrin:
  8. piyuyawa

    Medical tests for immigration

    Hello, I am based in Mumbai, India, have submitted my EOI last night. Expect to get invitation on 24th Feb. I was wondering whether I can keep my medical tests ready before I get invited. Reason being that my husband (included in my application) is going to be travelling starting this weekend for a couple of months. What exactly are the formalities/paper-work required to get medical tests done? Do we need to specify application number for the tests? If so, I will have no choice bt to wait till I get invitation to apply and that would delay my time frame by about 2 months at least I have already applied for my PCC. Also, I have a 2.5 yr old baby boy. Would a medical test be required for him too? If anyone knows about the approximate cost involved, I would like to know that as well. Thanks in advance and keeping my fingers crossed. Piyu.
  9. Hey guys, Just looking for opinions/Advice I am a British National currently on a 4 Year 457 work visa. I have numerous things I have been carrying with me for a while with regards to health issues and have not been able to get home to have them sorted out. One is possibly an operation I will eventually need on my nose, due to being unable to breath thorough it thanks to a deformed septum which requires surgery, the other is a serious stomach issue that I need a colonoscopy for to find out exactly what is wrong. I am so desperate to get these fixed as they are both currently making my life a living hell. I have the standard Reciprocal Medicare Card which says "Visitor" which I am assuming only helps me a little with Doctors fee's etc so my question is two parts. Firstly if I pay top dollar and get individual private Insurance, how much difference cost-wise would this help when I go to attempt to rectify the problems explained above? (I mean who private health care actually cover for say the colonoscopy or help with the cost of the op for my nose) and secondly, If so which Private Health Care fund comes highly recommended in your opinion? (ie, Upgrade Medicare, Bupa, Etc) Can anyone give some sound advice on what I should do? Cheers in advance, for any advice given! Ruddy
  10. Sarah and family

    Can anyone Advise on costs Etc

    Hello All We are a family of five Hubby, Myself, Daughter who's 6, Son who's almost 4 and a chihuahua! (Dog) We are currently at the thinking stages of emigration! We know very little about it, only what have researched and the information this wonderful site has provided us! Our next step is to look at completing visa's and from feedback from here, think we will try using an agent! Im not too sure if theres anywhere that kind of gives step by step if what to do, Perhaps an agent will also help with this. Hubby is also looking into jobs! I have put alot of research into areas, We are planning a trip to Aus this year to check out for ourself! but again this is also going to depend of husbands Job situation All very confusing to me. One main question we have is.. Roughly how much money do we need in total to emigrate? how much does the visa process cost? We have also have read mixed messages about needing a certain amount of savings, in orde to be accepted? We have a house to sell here in Uk and cars etc but it wont leave us with loads! due to recession and paying off car loans! Please if someone could provide any rough figures or any more information, We would be most greatful Thank you From Sarah and Family in sunny UK!! (I Wish!)
  11. Guest

    Removals back to the UK

    has anybody got any info Re: removals back to the uk from OZ? I am looking for prices, recommendations of firms etc and If any body has gone it alone (without the use of removal companies) We also have 2 x dogs so any info would be helpful Thanks
  12. Hi Folks, need to start organizing the shipping of the two dogs, looking for some info. We are based in Dublin and need to get a Yorkie and a Basset Hound to Oz. We are looking at leaving mid March 2013, we have two options, fly the dogs straight out or leave them with the folks for a few months until we are settled and have them picked up. Frank (the basset) is a big lad, prob 1.2 - 1.3m head to tail, Clyde (yorkie) is prob 30 - 40cm. If anyone has time frames on jabs etc, i could do with the info! Also, if anyone has ballpark figures for getting both to NSW / Victoria, thanks in advance. Cheers, Kev
  13. Guest

    Skills assessment

    How much approximately does the skills assessment cost for a bricklayer? Cheers, Ian.
  14. Hi guys, I need a king size or larger bed and there is a sale near me now. OH is against buying furniture but I'm not too sure. Any idea how much a good quality bed in solid wood costs in OZ??? I have trawled a few websites but they dont put the prices on in most. Would love to hear from those who have made the purchase or looked into it there? Also is the quality similar or is UK stuff better? XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  15. Hi Guys</SPAN> I thought I would do my bit and offer any pearls of wisdom I can, with regards to moving over to Australia.</SPAN> I have lived in Victoria, Western Australia, and Queensland now so have a taste of half the states……. This includes Cities & the Out-Back.</SPAN> The family and I migrated on a 457 visa in 2006, then onto a Permanent visa, and now we have Citizenship; I have worked in the Automotive sector, the Rail sector, and am now working for the world’s largest mining company BHP Billiton.</SPAN> We have rented and purchased homes over the last few years; and I have also been made redundant with time on the dole.</SPAN> My wife and I have 2 children, Jake 12, and Emily 8.</SPAN> I highlight all these points so that I can pass on what we have learned to you folks; it would’ve been great years ago to have someone to tell how things are, and much stuff costs, like a house, a car, a loaf of bread; not try and fob me off with a “well the average weeks shopping bill is around”</SPAN> I have also noticed that some of the facts that have been passed along have been way off field…… Like being told that a $40k salary will see you and a family living the Aussie dream.</SPAN> If I can help, I will.</SPAN> Dave</SPAN>
  16. Hi everyone, I am just in the process of deciding what to ship and what not. Just wondering that when the guys come to calculate cubic footage and quote what should we do with the stuff. Is it ok to leave clothes bedding etc in the wardrobes and storage and just show them around or do people usually gather all the stuff for shipping into one or two rooms downstairs? Oh please advice...
  17. Dan dontknow

    Aus Dreams

    Hi I'm new to all this but here it goes I'm a 24 year old married man with 2 young boys. I'm a fully qualified diesel mechanic and I've been wanting to move to aus for a while. I Recentley spoke to a recruitment firm who said they could job match me in QSL or NSW not sure where yet. I think I would go for the 457 visa, obviously I'm very early on with any plans but I like to think I would move fast when I put my mind to it. my biggest concerns are cost ,accommodation (renting) and schools (4 year old has just startded) any advice welcome and merry christmas. Cheers Dan :wink:
  18. midwife2005

    Visa cost

    Hi there, Just put our visa app in and I'm a bit confused really about something I've just read on the immigration website. Was gonna speak to our agent tomorrow but can't wait till then! I was under the impression that it was just the one charge at point of application but just read something about a 2nd installment:err: is this true??? That definitely wasn't in the breakdown we got from our agent. Could someone please put me out of my misery! Jen
  19. Guest

    Can we survive

    Hey Guys My head is pounding. I have been shortlisted for a position in Perth. The lowest wage is $72k. Can myself, wife and 2 children along with in laws afford to live on this wage. My wife will look for admin work once the children are settled in. It's really doing my head in as one site there was nothing but doom mongerers with nothing good to say about Australia except how expensive it was. Any stories of how its going for people that have just moved over would be greatly appreciated.
  20. Just a word of warning to anyone bringing their washing machine out here. Bring a spare set of carbon brushes with you. What cost £5 from UKwhitegoods, costs $50 from a local Australian EBay spares appliance place. WTF?:no: It is enough to give you a nose bleed.
  21. Hi guys I need to get Oz police clearance for a job I have applied for... I'm going to walk into town as I need to get some docs certified and then post it off. Just wondering if there are any recommendations on who I might approach to certify the docs and how much I might be charged? It looks as if I can go to the police/post office/bank - just not sure if they will appreciate it! Cheers
  22. Petals

    Childcare cost increases

    http://www.news.com.au/national/childcare-crisis-as-fees-set-to-soar/story-e6frfkvr-1226211847123 Costs of child care are set to rise now due to the centres having to employ more staff and reduce no of children looked after. I am not affected by this but when I was my children's welfare was foremost in my mind and I think that if childcare comes cheap, then staff also has to be cheap and do I want the most inexperienced people to be looking after the most precious people in the family. I know people have to work, or have to work to have the trappings of modern society, but I guess it comes down to the fact that as with everything, it has to be paid for. Also I believe child care workers are wonderful people and they deserve to have small ratios and more money for the job they do. They also are working for the modern trappings of life and their families. Will you be affected by an increase?
  23. The Pom Queen

    Cost of Living

    CONCERNED Aussies are shrugging off their financial worries to grab bargains as they recognise everyone – including retailers - are doing it just as tough. Results from news.com.au’s Cost of Living Survey show most of the 21,522 respondents feel like they are struggling financially but it’s not enough to hold them back from big ticket purchases. More than 80 per cent of people who took the survey have made a “non-essential purchase” - but around two thirds of the bigger spenders ($1000 or more) say they need at least $100 a week extra in order to feel comfortable. The top three non-essential items bought by survey respondents who said they need money were electronics, something for the home, and holidays, making up 62.1 per cent of purchases. “We know in this environment people are looking for a bargain,” Commsec economist Savanth Sebastian told news.com.au. “Electronics, white goods, furniture, leather goods and the like - some of those categories are seeing the cheapest readings in categories going back 30 years.”
  24. I'm trying to figure out how much $$$ it will cost for my visa application - has anyone lodged an application in Australia recently and know how much medicals and Aus police checks cost? I was looking at Medibank Solutions: http://www.medibankhealth.com.au/files/editor_upload/File/documents/Price%20List%20Visa%20Medicals%20MHS%202011-12%20-%20FINALv3.pdf But they have many different items, and sometimes the same item but different prices. Anyone been through the process and know how the fees work? And with the police checks - from reading threads here it seem like they don't need to be done until requested. Would I need to submit Australian police checks seeing as I've lived in Australia? (Or would DIAC get them directly from the police?) Cheers!
  25. Guest

    RE: Cost of Visa

    Hi All, I'm going to apply for my Visa application (Skilled) at a cost $2960, My question is, if the visa application is unsuccessful do I loose my money?