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  1. Ok so. I met my husband 2 1/2 years ago and we have tripped around asia and europe, got married and vola. Now it is time to go home, however HOME is now Australia as thats where mum, dad, my brother and sister all live! Am I an eligible NZ citizen to apply for my UK born husband to migrate to Australia? Or do we have to banish ourselves to NZ to gain his residency there then go the AUs in a few years time. How complex is love? Thanks carla
  2. 15 wedding anniversary today and my hubby has booked us a suprise cruise, flying first class to Venice then 2 weeks cruising round the Med on Queen Victoria and finishing in Rome. All because I casually mentioned I would like to see Rome before we emigrate. He has organised my mother to come and look after the children, I'm so excited. Whats the nicest thing someones ever done for you?:biggrin:
  3. Hi all.. My OH has been offered job in NSW. We are now just at the beginning of 457 visa process. Its a move we have been looking at for a few years. We have 3 kids 2 of which are from my previous marriage. Ex emmigrated jan/feb this year with his wife and new family to new zealand and we had a stat dec drawn up which he actually signed with no prob at solicitors before he left. I was told that was all i needed?!? :arghh: Prob is our companies migration agent has come back this morning and said they also need a copy of his passport and for him and i to both sign a form sounds simple but ive now got to track him down in new zealand which is going to slow things down quite abit! Has anyone else come across this? Needing more than stat dec i mean not the issues with ex husband.. alot of us have 1 of them :laugh: Thanks for reading any info greatfully received.
  4. Hi everyone, well i discovered this website yesterday afternoon and subsequently spent 7 hours straight reading posts in these forums about people in a similar situation and i am still unsure of what to do so i thought i'd tell you my story and hope and pray that i receive some advice:) here goes... 5 years ago i was backpacking round aus with some friends and met my now husband who is australian born and bred! I moved back here on my own to be with him despite having a close knit family at home and we have had an absolute ball however last year we had our first child and i am now pregnant with our second so the dilemmas and arguing in my head began.. I;ve had the odd spelt of homesickness since having our daughter, normally at its worst when ive had to say goodbye to my family however she is now 15 months and ive just found out im pregnant with my second and im really starting considering our future here in australia! Bringing up our daughter has been difficult with no family support as my other half isnt close to his family but it hasnt been bad and you just make it work...i know with a second little one it will be a bit more difficult but people manage and i know i would as id have to! the thing is i just keep getting overwhelming feelings that i am making the wrong decsion in being here that my kids would have a better life in the UK being around close family and friends. I feel so so guilty about denying both my kids and parents the relationship that they deserve and which i loved as a kid! I have such happy memories of my grandparents and i feel awful that my kids arent going to get that! Another thing that i hope doesnt sound too selfish is that it would be so so nice to have the opportunity to spend some time with husband kid free...of course i dont resent our daughter for not having that opportunity now as we chose to have kids and wouldnt change that for the world but it would be great to be able to have grandma and grandad babysit and mummy nad daddy can get the romance back, :wink:! a huge huge worry is job opportunities in england, my husband is a concreter/steel fixer and work over here is pretty well paid and regular, he's a hard worker and will go looking for work but im just worried that it wont be there in england as building just isnt as huge as it is here! does anyone have any advice in that regard?? We will be moving initially back to Blackpool as thats where my family are anywhere in that area is doeable, manchester/preston/blackburn etc some advice on would be much appreciated...is england really that bad, now ive not lived there i can see that it really wasnt a bad place to grow up, i had an amazing childhood and was outdoors all the time! With europe on our doorstep im sure hubby could get some surfs in every now and then:) thanks everyone for the advice, the decision is starting to get ontop of me and struggling with what to do x
  5. Hi All, My BIL & SIL are looking into moving to the Gold Coast, he is a painter, they have looked in to work sponsorship, but as they are both over 45 (46 this year), they are to old, we have only been here 18 months (on a perm visa 175) and they have been told by a migration Agent that my husband can sponsor them, but I though we could not as we have not been here that long. Thanks Paula :hug:
  6. Hi, My British husband is on a temporary spousal visa which he activated by entering Australia in July 2010. This means we have to wait 2 years before applying for his permanent visa. I am now 7 months pregnant and due in August 2011. I thought that once our baby is born, my husband could apply immediately for his permanent visa, and we would not have to wait the full 2 years (and as a family have the security of his permanency). We have spoken to others in the same situation who got their permanent visa early (thats what they told us anyway). I called Australian Immigration, the man I spoke to seemed vague and unsure, but said he thinks my husband still have to wait the full 2 years to apply for permanency. Can anyone offer us some advice? Once our baby is born can my husband apply early for his permanent Aussie visa? Thanks for your time! Fredandginger:confused: If it is possible, what branch of Aussie immigration do I contact?
  7. Guest

    Midwives husband

    We are looking to move over to Oz, my wife is a midwife a so we are possibly looking at going over on a 457. I am interested to find out from a partners aspect how the move has effected you. Has anyone got any insight into the job situation in Brisbane. We are looking a less stressful life and a more family orientated life. If you any feedback please let me know Thanks Jason
  8. Hi All, An employer offered my Husband a 2 year contract role in Brisbane (Financial Controller) on a temp visa - 457. I'm worried now from reading a few threads that this could have problems with regard to Health Insurance,medicare, school fees,childcare etc. Could someone tell me exactly what it wont let us avail off as we have to work out what the cost of this will be on a yearly basis. My husband mention to employer that he would like to apply for Perm Visa, 856 I think, and the HR told him he should seek legal advice before doing so as it could cost him from a tax point of view. Any info would be great.:confused: AM
  9. Hi Friends, We currently live in Sydney. My husband has secured a job in Carrum Downs. We have a year old son. How is Carrum Downs as a place for bringing up children? Unfortunately or not, Carrum downs does not have a train station. We would prefer to live nearby train station,because we are yet to buy a car and I have to look out for jobs, so I might have to make frequent trips to the city. I read the nearest railway stations to Carrum Downs as Seaford, Kananook on Frankston line and Cranbourne,Merinda Park on Cranbourne line. We have no idea how these places are!We would want to rent in any of these areas, or preferably somewhere close to Carrum Downs. What we are looking for most primarily are: Community minded suburb close to train station and commutable distance to Carrum Downs,a nice Childcare,close to shops,safe suburb. Suggestions/help appreciated. Thanks, Shilpa :biggrin:
  10. I am desperate to emigrate to Perth. My husband has said he will go if I really want to he has no desire to go at all! I want to go to give our children a healthier lifestyle (more out door life/sports rather than tv/computer games because is pee-ing down/freezing outside) and also to enjoy more quality family time. My husband works Mon - Fri leaving the house by 7 and isn't back much before 7 in the evening. I work four days a week and am up at 5:30am to get kids up, ready and to the nursery and dont get back with them much before 6:30pm in the evening when I have to start the kids bath & bed routine and then start cooking an evening meal. I just can't help thinking there has got to be more to life than this. I think my husband is worried about giving up a good job here and has already said he won't move out there until he has a job lined up but what are the chances of that happening? Recruitment agencies just don't want to know and the 6 or 7 companies he has approached directly haven't even acknowledged his CV. I know I'll always wonder "what if?" and will regret not going for it but can it work out if you're not both up for emigrating 100%??
  11. Hi everyone, My work have kindly offered to sponsor me to stay in Australia, and I have been trying to look up what will happen to my husband. We are British and currently both on Working Holiday Visas. I know that I can nominate him as a secondary person on my visa (but please correct me if I'm wrong!) but I don't know how easy/assured this is, and what it costs etc Any advice and clarification will be very gratefully received! Thanks in advance, and a belated happy easter, Caitlin.
  12. hello my husband really wants to move to australia, hes been wanting to for many years...we have two children a four year old and a 1 year old!! im in two minds on going? i would like to move house but to move around the world is a different matter!! im concerned if i decided to go ahead with it i will regret moving,, as i dont want to take my kids from their gran parents!!! my kids are the only gran kids they have and it will break their hearts if i was to take them away...but i do want to make my husband happy! i feel like im the reason why hes so unhappy living in wales...uk and that i need to make it up to him!!?!? im 25 and my husband is 31 he is a tool maker...engineer and i work in a care home! so i know we prob get in...what to do???? please help...............is it a better life for the kids as i hear!?!?!!? thank you katie x
  13. Hi everyone my husband is a mechanical electrical technical engineer, i would be grateful if there is anybody who is in same profession who has applied for a visa to oz to let me know which visa they applied for and what job they put on there skills test assessment because my husband has so much experience in alot of different fields such as domestic, comercial etc etc. Sorry if I have not described it well but I hope you understand what I mean.:embarrassed: thanks in advance KCCM30
  14. we are hopefully heading out to Perth and I am going to be the main Visa applicant as a nurse however am just looking for job options for my other half. He has a degree in environmental resource management which was a combination of geology, geography, environmental resource, economincs, business management howver altho he has kept his knowledge and interest up to date he has no after degree experience as there was just no oportunities in the UK. He then has a history of retail experience, retail management and also worked as a regional business development manager for an IT company. At the moment he works freelance doing IT repair jobs both domestic and business, IT servicing, PC and network system building and web design So he's a bit of a jack of all trades and just wondering what kind of work he might be able to get once we are in Perth and wether the mines would be an option for him at all? thanks
  15. Dear all, after some remedies!!! My husband has been eaten alive and not by me! :Randy-git: We have both been bitten several times over the last couple of weeks but, I have never seen bites as big as these. They look and feel (he has said) exactly the same as other mozzie bites but they are HUGE. Any suggestions for relief and possible deterants for the little buggers? :eek: lol Ley x (will also post on lifeinvicrotia as well) :notworthy:
  16. Guest

    My Husband and I...

    Or should it be - Me and my Husband? Anyway, have decided to take time out tonight together. Going to go for a curry,as we will only get my curry in 2 weeks and 6 days thereafter!!! and relax. We have rather neglected each other the past couple of years and definitely the last month or so. I know we will be busy for the next few months so I have decided to be selfish for the both of us. Have a good night, chat tomorrow Leila x :cute:
  17. i need advice my husband is an electrical maintence engineer and we on 176 visa to vic, i am an accounting technician, we both have no jobs we are from UK ,we are going to melbourne end of february 2011 and have 4 kids do you think we should leave the kids here and try to find job first because we can leave them with our brother and wife for a few weeks and get them when one of us got a job, or we can risk and go together with the kids the other thing is the money that we have i feel that is not enough if we dont have jobs, please advice
  18. Conniebygaslight

    Husband returned to Oz

    Unfortunately on Christmas eve my mother in law suffered a brain haemorrhage whilst in hospital for routine surgery, she died on new years eve. My Husband managed to fly out on 28th of December to be with her and is still there. Christmas was just awful for everyone and of course it really hits home how far away we are (whether here or Australia). As some of you will know, we moved to Austraia this time last year to be near my husband's family but unfortunately it wasn't for us and we returned to the Uk end of August. The whole experience cost us a fortune emotionally and financialy but the time with my mother in law really was priceless and well worth every single penny spent & tear shed. My husband does feel guilty for not being there but he also feels that the UK is where we belong and is just so grateful that we were able to spend a good deal of quality time with his mum and the children got to enjoy the best Nanny ever. Being here with 3 young children is very difficult without him ( as we have no family support) but there is still no place on earth where I'd rather be.
  19. Hi, I would like some advice please, would my husband be able to go to Australia on a 1 working holiday visa and leave me behind? Would the fact he is married stop him getting the visa? I can't find anything to tell me either way, i have seen about dependents, which my husband does not have, i have a daughter from a previous relationship, although she lives wih us, my husband is not legal guardian or adopted her, so therefor she is my dependant. we live in the uk just now. The reason my husband would go over first would be to live with his aunt and uncle there, and his uncle has told him he will get work, while out there my husband will see if he likes it and we can then go through the process of getting a full visa, as my husbands trade is on the SOL list. I can't go over with him as i have my daughter but also i am 4 years too old for the working holiday visa my husband is just within the limit but we would have to move fast. Again, we can't all go over for a holiday as funds are tight, and we can't get out house sold with the market the way it is. I just wondered would they think its strange why my husband is going over alone? and would they even allow him? Hope someone can advise me, i would really appreciate it. x
  20. Hi, fingers crossed it is looking like we might have a employer sponsor - whooppiieeeee.:biggrin: I was just wondering if I can follow on after my hubby as they want him there asap. I will need to stay behind and sort out the shipping, sell the house and spend some time with my gran as she is terminally ill. Do myslef and the kids need to go with him or can we follow on on a couple of months?? Any advice would be great - thanks.
  21. Please don't judge me I have only been in Australia 10 months but want to leave my husband. We are here on a 176 visa with his skill. I don't want to leave Australia just him, please any advice you can give urgently.
  22. livethedream

    Husband in Military...Can't apply yet.

    We went to the Live Down Under Expo in London yesterday and got chatting to some migration agents/companies. Anyway having researched plenty, i was pleased to find out i had indeed identified the right visa for us...176.. going out on my occupation. And we were hoping to hear that we would be able to start the process. However, on further discussion we were advised that if we applied for a 176 now we were likely to be turned down as my other half still has 3 years left to serve in the Royal Marines. Apparently, unless he only has 3-4 months left to serve they will knock the application back because he could go AWOL if granted a visa and Australia would be seen to harbouring him!! I am very disappointed as we were hoping to apply now and possibly have a visa by this time next year and then we could validate it and start making plans. However looks like we will have to wait now until mid 2013! :arghh: Any other military families come up against this?
  23. Hi All, My husband has just been offered a job in Brisbane which is the best thing that could happen to us and they are sorting us out with temp visas (457 I believe). Does anyone know how long they take to grant them? Claire
  24. Hi, i am new on this site but have found i am hooked at the moment - its brilliant! Anyway, mysituation is this!! We are currently living in the UK and my Husband is Australian, we have two young boys. My Husband has been in the UK for a total of 7 years and i get the feeling he is ready to return home! We lived in Australia for 18 months together and had our first son out there then we came back to the UK so i could be with my family whilst having a new baby and also work prospects for my Husband were better. Since we came back (4 years ago) we have had another baby. When we first met i knew my Husband always wanted to settle in Australia but was more than happy to travel about - i agreed with this but in my heart thought that day would never come SHort story is he is going to want to go back in the next 6 months i think (unless a super job comes up) and it has just hit me what a huge thing is going to be for me. Don't get me wrong i have to say i loved living over there and once i got over the homesickness i loved it, we go back every year for hols and when i am there i think i could do this! I am really close to my family and its going to be devastating leaving them, my kids are the only grand children and they have a special bond. My Mum is my best friend i speak to her about 5 times a day and i just knwo how much i am gong to miss that. I really am not sure what advice anyone can give really, maybe a bit or reassurance from anyone who has been in teh same position :biggrin:. I know i have to think of my children too but weigh up lifestyle or family . We lived in Melbourne when we were there. Anyone got any comments??? Would love to hear them thanks
  25. mrsindecision

    Husband gone reality kicks in

    Hi there my husband has gone ahead of us to start his job. It all now feels real and very weird. Us here not really liking being here any more and him there with family but back at his Mum's and not really liking being there either.' I guess this is the transition phase and having to do it separately makes it harder as we can't be there for each other to share it and support each other Can anyone else tell me about their transition and how they handled it.