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  1. matto

    Dalby Qld

    Asylum seeker shock for Dalby with plans to house 500 | Courier Mail Have a read, judging by some of the comments, people are waking up to how crap labor is
  2. Conniebygaslight

    Ford Galaxy Ghia for sale in Qld

    Hi does anyone know what we could get for our Ford Galaxy Ghia end of 2002 (52) 89k miles 5 cd player aircon- 6 seater (captain's chairs) built in child/babyseats etc etc. We imported it here- it's a beautiful car but they don't do the here- what would we get for it an ideas- we keep getting people saying what a beautiful car it is -but have no idea what to put it up for. Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks
  3. Hi, my daughter is almost 3 and I was wondering what the stages of education are before she actually starts proper school. I know in SA (where we were originally) they start at kindy at 4 but what is it like here in Qld? Is there anywhere they can go before they are 4? My boys started nursery when they were 3 in the UK and I find that they really needed it and so will my daughter. She is so eager to learn and I find that waiting until she is 4 feels like she is missing out. I have heard of prep and pre-school, is this the equivalent to reception. Sorry for all the questions. I just want to know what the process is and if there is anything out there for kids that are 3plus. We live on the GC, by Pacific Pines, so if anyone knows of anything around that area, I would be grateful of any recommendations. I am also looking for a playgroup as well as she really needs to interact with kids her own age as I don't know anyone with toddlers. Thanks.
  4. nowell

    Yeppoon QLD anyone???

    We are heading to the area in the next 6 months after being offered job in Rockhampton. Currently still in sunny wales We are looking at YEPPOON as we want to be on the coast. any information on the area good/bad would be good as not really coming up with much and would like some honest opinions Thanks :spinny:
  5. We applied on the 12th April and received a letter today [dated 29th April] to say we have sponsorship!!! Can't believe they've turned it around so quickly. We were told Queensland were slow so I was convinced we were going to wait for months. Even our agent was surprised. Doing final checks on our 176 application and hope to submit by Monday! :biggrin::jiggy::biggrin: Nicky
  6. Guest

    Gladstone, QLD

    Hi guys, My partner and I may move to Gladstone, QLD... I have 2 questions: 1. What is it like? 2. Are there any jobs for .NET programmers / Developers up there? (I am a .NET programmer) Currently in Adelaide... so an even smaller town will be a change... Thanks
  7. Guest

    From NSW to QLD..

    Hi all, Well after posting on this site before about my passport application and get some fantastic answers to my questions, I have got my Australian passport and everything is going ahead for the 5th November 2010, an as I have not been before this is gonna be a wicked experience. But in planning I have come across a bit of a problem and wondered if anyone could clarify this as I have been clicking links, reading forums and trying to put a picture together with all the various information that I have come across. We are arriving in Sydney and want to buy a cheapish car / converted camper van and drive to Brisbane after staying in Sydney for 10 days (Hoping to settle in Brissy). So if I buy a vehicle in Sydney I have to register it, but with only staying in Sydney for 10 days and have no fixed abode yet in Sydney or Brissy, what do I do as I have read on RTA Home Page that driving an unregistered vehicle is Illegal. I have been lead to believe that QLD have a different number plate system so I will have to change all that once I arrive. I hope I have explained this clear enough for anyone on here to spread any more light onto my at the moment dim understanding of this problem. I might be total wrong in my thinking so thanks in advance to anyone who can help. Regards Scott
  8. If fancy a day out we are having a get together at The Esplanade Wellington Point 30th May 20010 from 11am We are meeting up to welcome Lorraine and Colin PIO members who are visiting Brissie for a reccie.Also Sue and Karens birthday. :cool:so if fancy joining us would be good to see you This is a beautiful area large picnic areas with BBQs and seating views to moreton Bay there is also cafe and small fish/chip takeaway if dont fancy BBQ bring fishing gear can fish of the Jetty or bring the dingy /kayak and paddle to tiny king island you can walk this as well along the sand spit Hope you can make it
  9. Can anyone advise? We have been granted state sponsorship from Qld gov as a metal machinist and in for the long wait. Although i have all the qualifications to go with Metal Machinist and did it for 20 years, for the last 3 years i have been designing using 3D cad Solidworks. Would it be beneficial to apply as design engineer? or product designer, cad drafter mechanical design engineer? i don't have a degree and i think that this will be a problem??? I would appreciate any advise. Thanks in advance.
  10. were off back to uk and have some stuff to sell that may help someone starting out, a 1998 toyota rav4 248000klm, safety and 6 months rego, recently resprayed $6500 ono. a 6month old simpson 8k top loader washer $600.00 king size dark wood bed with king coil latex toped materise ,$220.00 tv ,tv stand old style ,remote , $60.00 4 month old bicycles ,we have 3 girls bikes suitable for 6,9 and 11 years biger are geared mountain bikes, also a gents mountain bike, sofa 2 recliners heavy built, could do with covers $170 2 other double beds old but good, wardrobes = doubles,singles all woodgrain type, dressing tables, bedside cupboards , glass toped cane coffee tables, pine shelved wardrobe old, odds and ends, will have photos soon so contact me with your email and ill send them 2 u , or come and view, all got to be gone by end of april, then were off to bribie for a week or 2, laundry rack, toaster,kettle etc etc some tools all under 6 months old, all to go, just message me, good luck to you all, and to the diac =:arghh:
  11. Guest

    Daylight saveing qld

    This thread been done yet :idea: :idea:.
  12. nickyc88

    Cat Curfews? QLD

    Hi all, I'm taking our cats to Brisbane with us. I keep hearing about cat curfews though. Can anyone tell me if they have such a thing in Queensland, or more specifically Brisbane? Thanks, Nicky
  13. Guest

    coming back to QLD

    Well have been back in N.Ireland now for about 5 months after the sudden death of my Father. It has taken all this time to get things all sorted out with the will and selling the family home,as my Mum is also passed. Now i cant wait to get back to Qld, my wife i can say hated QLD, the 2 years we where there, now being back in N.Ireland for the last 5 months she turned to me and said that she was looking forward to getting back. My wife was very home sick while in Australia, but the time she as spent back in Ireland she now knows that life in QLD is better. So if you are in Australia thinking that it is not working out, or you are home sick, before you make the mistake of packing up, it may be worth just taking a trip home to realize that Australia is not as bad as you think.
  14. Guest

    SS QLD Financial requirements

    Hi All Can anyone assist with any knowledge of the financial requirements for SS to Queensland? I have been given info about how much is needed per applicant by the QLD immi dept, but they do not state if all has to be cash or part cash/part assets. Anyone been through this with QLD SS? How does one prove this finance? Thanks
  15. Hi, could someone please explain the process of buying a secondhand car from a private seller please. I've brosed the forum but would still like an idiots guide if you like :biggrin: I live in QLD and the car comes with Registration until AUG 2010. The advert says it will also have RWC upon sale. Will the seller have the forms that need to be filled in like a UK V5 etc? I've looked on QLD Trans. and they have fee's listed for:Registration transfer and Plate fee. Are both of these payable by me and if so do I have to visit a QLD Trans. office with forms from the seller? Does the RWC last for one year like an MOT or is it different? Thanks for any help. :biggrin:
  16. :biggrin:Hi Guys we are selling our Kia Rio Sedan. It is a 2004 model, Gold in colour. It has done 36000km on the clock. We brought it one year ago from a dealer and it had done 24000km. It has a small dent on the front bumper behind the number plate and also a small dent on the back bumper. Other than that it is in lovely condition, and has been a wonderful family car for us. We are looking to get $8500 Any questions please feel free to P.M me or phone Steven on 041 775 6973. Thankyou x:biggrin:
  17. Hi All, I currently hold my HGV class 2 in the UK. I want to drive a horse truck which weighs max 8T gross, here in QLD. Does anyone know if I need to take another test or if HGV UK is suffice? Many Thanks.
  18. Hi Hubby has a job on Sunshine coast as Sous chef, not sure what the salary is round here?? Has been on $18.80 an hour, casual, but been offered $44,000 per annum + 4 weeks hols, permanent (works out the same on a 45 hour week, so not really a pay rise!!). Just more security I spose & a regular wage. Sounds a bit low for sous chef or is that a normal QLD wage?? Any USEFUL advice would be great thanks. Caroline :skeptical:
  19. Hi there, My oh is a carpenter and we have just decided to switch from over from the 175 visa, to the 176 state sponsored visa for queensland. We received the forms yesterday, only to find out that my oh will need to get a licence to work as a carpenter in queensland. I've taken a look at the bsa website to get what info i can, but it gives no idea as to the cost of getting a licence, and also the cost of attending a managerial course which is necesary. Also we'd have to have tangible assets also. We were just beginning to think we were turning a corner with the whole migration thing, and I am just feeling like we are coming up against one brick wall after another! Is there anyone out there who's a chippie living in qld who has a licence.......perhaps you could let me know how easy/hard it was to get it. I understand that most of the states dont require a licence, mainly qld.......that's all very well, but our hearts have been set on going to brisbane.......am beginning to think that we're just not meant to be there. please help anyone, could do with some advice. elaine:skeptical:
  20. Dancingsanta

    Dancing in QLD

    Hi guys, me and my partner are planning to move to QLD in July. Anyone got any information on being a dancer in Brisbane or surrounding areas. This is my chosen career and I would be really bummed to give it up. Cheers :cute:
  21. Hey guys. I saw on the news the other day that there was a severe threat of a hurricane headed for the Barrier Reef/Whitsunday Islands area of QLD and that people were fleeing Is everyone okay? I don't know if it was just the typical getting-everbody-scared-over-nothing news reporting or not, so I just wanted to say, I hope that everyone from Queensland, and anybody who knows anybody from Queensland, are okay. :hug:
  22. Dugong

    The Whitsunday Islands, QLD

    Just beautiful..Whitehaven Beach was just sumptious!
  23. I know how hard it was to get rental when we came 2 years ago and it was through a member of PIO that managed to secure it for our arrival so just thought give heads up there are a couple of 3 bed room units on the complex where i live that are coming up for rent 3 good size rooms all fit double/queen bed fitted wardrobes ensuite and another bathroom small bath with over bath shower wc downstairs i large room cooker dish wsher inc Air con down stairs internal garage small utility room and downstairs toilet small yard (but surprising what you can fit in) there is also a pool on site which is great approx 5 minutes from the pacific highway 20 mins north to the city and 20 minutes to waterparks gold coast 30 -45 mins there are public and private schools locally small shopping centre walking distance or the car less 5 minutes bigger shopping centres include hyperdome 10 mins or westfields at mount gravatt rental is 6mth lets at the moment rental is $ 320 -340 a week also small charge at initial rental of bond and bin cleaning approx $1500 if you need any further advice dont hesitate to contact me and i will send you contact details I also have a few items of furniture that could loan you till yrs arrive if coming from uk fridge.table chairs eskie some linen etc
  24. Hi Am just wondering if someone can help because me and OH head is in bits about moving to OZ (believe me this is not the first time and probably wont be the last). Basically we got SS for QLD in November, but we are now moving towards thinking of trying for SA can this be done basically if we have already got SS for QLD? its just i think it will be better on the job front there and cheaper houses.??? Thanks for help, really dont know what to do. I know about the changes to which will or might take effect in July. Lindsey and Spencer :arghh:
  25. Queensland State Sponsor 176 Visa - Application Timelines - QLD Migration website: Skilled migration to Queensland, Australia Everyone who wishes to add their details to the QLD SS queue can do so by adding the details of their application to the last page. I will then take this information and place it on this first page in date order, from when QLD received your application, so you can easily see who is next in line for their application to be looked at by QLD! The list of everyone is kept on the first page at all times so that it is easy to find and track. You can aslo check out the sticky for a new timeline monitor by grant6607. This is another great way to track what other peoples visa's are doing and well worth a look; http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/migration-issues/65328-new-timeline-monitor-site.html or go direct to; aussietimeline.com | Australian Visa Application Timeline Tracker There is also the "Final" MINI UPDATE from this thread on page 291... (updated: 04/03/10) 04/03/10: NOTE: I HAVE NOW CLOSED THIS THREAD AS ALL QLD SS PEEPS HAVE RECD THEIR SS NOW AND HAVE MOVED ONTO THE NEXT STAGE IN THEIR PROCESS! _____________________________________________________________________ Since the Priority Changes on 23rd September 2009 we now have two other threads for either Priority 1-4 CSL or Priority 5+ Non-CSL which you can add your details to once you gain your SS; Priority 1-4 for CSL'ers http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/migrat...tml#post603606 Priority 5+ Non-CSL'ers http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/migration-issues/70633-176-ss-non-csl-where-you-now.html You can also read about all the September Priority Changes and how it may affect your application here: http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/migration-issues/69397-new-changes-state-sponsored-migration.html ______________________________________________________________________ SS & Visa's granted so far for 2009 applications... 2009 APR / 2 SS Granted... (chris-mac, mattph) APR / 0 Visa MAY / 1 SS Granted... (nini&bogi) MAY / 1 Visa... ... ... ... (chris-mac) JUN / 4 SS Granted... (yorkshireclan, moving down under, kellyandtom, webbwebbies) JUN / 0 Visa JUL / 3 SS Granted... (leeann, lyndhurst, tim page) JUL / 2 Visa... ... ... ... (nini&bogi, yorkshireclan) AUG / 5 SS Granted...(leebaker3, jbo31, zippyderby, michaelf, brelly) AUG / 1 Visa... ... ... ... (moving down under) SEP / 11 SS Granted...(tessandlee, southerngent, juliepaul, the rickards, coops, taz, jackster, dionne&rickie, Danny&Em, Rickards family, mandymark ) SEP / 4 Visa... ... ... ... (mattph, webbwebbies, brelly, lyndhurst) OCT / 3 SS Granted...(shaza, julzcary, shirlw) SEP / 0 Visa... ... ... ... NOV / 8 SS Granted...(Debs and Simon, chrisling, waitinggame, gammo, markntracey, mr luvpants, proview, stewe12345) NOV / 0 Visa... ... ... ...(Manix & Rachyj have visa now with orig 175 & no SS) DEC / 5 SS Granted...(pablofet1, taniaholmes, off to the sun, Wolla bolla Bing Bong, Jane Martin) DEC / 1 visa ... ... ... (WoodyXRomford - recd visa after sept changes but with another state / JulzCary - recd visa Priority 2) 2010 JAN / 2 SS Granted (sarah&pieman, crowded house) JAN / 3 Visa... ... ... (jbro31 - recd visa priority 2 & JuliePaul - Priority 5) FEB/ 5 SS Granted (sandisonthemove, washers, the dougans,bindog1uk, HoriFTC) Feb / 1 Visa... .... ... (Mr Luvpants P2) Mar / 0 SS as now all SS have been completed for QLD!!! Yipeee - well done to everyone - its been a long wait!!! Mar / 2 Visa... ... ... (Zippeyderby P5, Shirlw P2) ____________________ The colours show that people in: Blue are waiting to hear about State Sponsorship Purple have SS and are waiting for Visa Black have their visa and are ready to go... or have already gone! ____________________ Name: Dobber [2008 APPLICATION] Occupation: General Electrician Relocating to: ? Posted application: 00/11/08 QLD SS received: 23/12/08 DIAC visa lodgement date: 23 01 09 / 03/09/09 received CO ____________________ Name: chris_mac Occupation: General Electrician Posted application: 13/03/09 SS receieved: 23/04/09 CO requested more info: 12.05.09 Visa granted 26.05.09 Leaving date: 29/07/09 ____________________ Name: Mattph Occupation: fitter 4112-11 Relocating to: Sringfield Lakes Posted application: 03/03/09 Received ack: 20/03/09 Actual date QLD recd: 10/03/09 SS received: 27/04/09 (approx 6 wks 6 days) DIAC application uploaded via internet: 19/05/09 by email but failed / 26/05/09 sent by DHL / Got Case Officer: 20/07/09 / Team 4 Visa granted: 01/09/09 Leaving date: 06/11/09 ____________________ Name: Nini&Bogi Occupation: OH Electrician (Special Class) Relocating to: ? Posted application: 16/03/09 (from Germany) Received ack: 26/03/09 (by email) Actual date QLD recd: 18/03/09 (8-10wk processing time) SS received: Letter by airmail recd 12/05/09 (approx 8wks) DIAC visa lodgement date: 18/05/09 - Now have CO (Police checks & meds already sent) VISA GRANTED: 01/07/09 Leaving date: 22/10/09 ____________________ Name: Lee, Ann, Occupation: Carpenter Relocating to: ? Posted application: 16/03/09 Received ack: 25/03/09 (by email) Actual date QLD recd: 21/03/09 (8-10wk processing time) Further information required: 25/05/09 SS received: Letter by airmail recd 29/07/09 (approx 18wks 4 days) ____________________ Name: Lyndhurst Occupation: Carpenter Relocating to: North of the Gold Coast Posted application: 18/03/09 (from UK email, sent from Oz by agent 20/03/09) Received ack: 17/04/09 (by email) Actual date QLD recd: 23/03/09 FURTHER DOCS REQD: 21/05/09 (Ref from current employer) EXTRA DOCS REQD: 11/06/09 - emailed asking for proof of funds SS received: 01/07/09 - Letter received by agent in Oz (dated 29/06/09) (approx 14 wks) DIAC visa lodgement date: 17/07/09 - QLD sent form 1100 to DIAC - 07/08/09 Now have a CO - Team 4 VISA GRANTED: 22/09/09 Leaving date: 26/10/09 ____________________ Name: Yorkshireclan (family of 4) Occupation: Electrician (Special Class) Relocating to: North Brisbane - Bald Hills/Bracken Ridge Posted application: 19/03/09 Received ack: 26/03/09 (by email) Actual date QLD recd: 24/03/09 FURTHER DOCS REQD: 21/05/09 (CV & Ref from current employer) EXTRA DOCS REQD: 11/06/09 - emailed asking for proof of cash funds of $70K SS received: 18/06/09 - by email. 25/06/09 Received official letter from Qsld (approx 12 weeks) Qsld sent form 1100 to DIAC 1/7/09 / DIAC approved SS and changed visa type 17/7/09 VISA GRANTED: 23/7/09 Leaving date: 13/12/09 ____________________ Name: Moving Down Under (family of 4) Occupation: OH Metal Machinist-First Class Relocating to: Between Townsville & Brisbane Posted application: 19/03/09 (from Canada) Received ack: 25/03/09 (email) Actual date QLD recd: 24/03/09 FURTHER DOCS REQD: 18/05/09 (CV & Ref from current employer) EXTRA DOCS REQD: 10/06/09 - emailed asking for proof of funds showing more than $34K SS received: 10/06/09 RECEIVED BY PHONE CONTACT, confirmation letter in the post. (approx 11 wks) DIAC visa lodgement date: 12/06/09 - 02/08/09 Now have a CO. VISA GRANTED: 18/08/09 Leaving Date: OH will be off to Australia probably on Sept. 27th and the kids and I will follow on Oct. 30 ____________________ Name: KellyandTom Occupation: Panel Beater - Visa Priority List No. 5 Relocating to: Sunshine Coast or Brisbane Posted application: 20/03/09 Received ack: ? Actual date QLD recd: 24/03/09 FURTHER DOCS REQD: 21/05/09 What research we had done on the area we plan to reside, evidence of sufficient funds, a copy of OH's CV and his current work reference. SS received: 04/06/09 email recd from agent informing (Official SS letter from QLD dated 29/05/09) (approx 9 wks 2 days) DIAC visa lodgement date: 16/06/09: agent sent our application off to the DIAC & has advised us to arrange medicals & police checks / 11/09/09 agent resent form 1100 as QLD forgot! ____________________ Name: webbwebbies Occupation: Solid Plasterer Relocating to: Beerah or Maroochydore (but also loved Cairns) Posted application: 00/03/09 posted by agent in QLD Received ack: 25/03/09 FURTHER DOCS REQD: 25/05/09 (CV & Proof of trade) EXTRA DOCS REQD: 11/06/09 - emailed asking for proof of cash funds SS received: 30/06/09 letter recd by agent (approx 14 wks) DIAC visa lodgement date: 03/07/09 Team 4 - 18/08/09 asked for P60's and letters from previous employers from 2005-2009 VISA GRANTED: 17/09/09 Leaving date: 14/12/09 ____________________ Name: Don & Raisa (Southerngent) Occupation: Electrician (special Class) Visa Priority List No. 5 Applied for 175 visa: 28/01/09 Relocating to: Bundaburg or Maryborough but like Cairns & Brisbane Posted application: 21/03/09 From UK Received ack: 22/04/09 by Email Actual date QLD recd: 26/03/09 (8-10wk processing time scale) FURTHER DOCS REQD: 23/08/09 recd email requesting Statement of service, Copy of qualifications & identification and evidence for settlement funds (cash savings) SS received: 04/09/09 on letter (08/09/09 recd email confirming ss after sending updated ref to them) (approx 23 wks) ____________________ Name: Brelly Occupation: Metal Machinist(First Class) Relocating to: ? Posted application: 20/03/09 Received ack: 21/04/09 (by email) Actual date QLD recd: 27/03/09 (8-10wk processing time scale) FURTHER DOCS REQD: 26/08/09 recd email requesting Statement of service, Copy of qualifications & identification and evidence for settlement funds (cash savings) SS received: 31/08/09 letter recd from QLD 10/09/09 (approx 24 Wks) VISA GRANTED: 17/09/09 Leaving date: 09/11/09 ____________________ Name: Tess and Lee Occupation: Solid Plasterer Relocating to: Gold Coast Posted application: 17/03/09 Received ack: They never did. I had to email to check! Actual date QLD recd: Approx 27/03/09 FURTHER DOCS REQD: I sent everything from the outset and poof of funds after once I heard this was a new requirement. SS received: 04/09/09 received letter confirming SS (approx 23 wks) ____________________ Name: Jackster (family of ?) Occupation: Joiner - Visa Priority List No. 5 Relocating to: Redcliffe Posted application: 00/03/09 Received ack from QLD: ? Actual date QLD recd application: 27/03/09 SS received: 24/09/09 ____________________ Name: Dionne and Rickie (family of 4) Occupation: electrician (special class) - Visa Priority List No. 5 Relocating to: Pacific Pines on the gold coast Posted application: 18/03/09 Received ack from QLD: 9/5/09 had to ring them (by email) Actual date QLD recd application: 30/3/09 (8-10wk processing time scale) FURTHER DOCS REQD: 27/08/09 recd email requesting Statement of service, Copy of qualifications & evidence for settlement funds for more than $34K SS received: 21/09/09 ____________________ Name: MichaelF (Family of 3) Occupation: Motor Mechanic Relocating to: ? Posted application: 18/03/09 (from Czech Republic) Received ack from QLD: 21/04/09 (by email) Actual date QLD recd application: 30/03/09 FURTHER DOC REQD: No - all documents sent with application at 18th March, so further info was not requested. We showed them $100k in funds. SS received: 28/08/09 (recd letter from QLD 07/09/09) (approx 21 wks 4 days) ____________________ Name: Dave n Debs (Zippyderby) (Family of 4) Occupation: Metal Machinist (First Class) - Visa Priority List No. 5 Relocating to: South Brisbane, Coomera, Oxenford or Helensvale Posted application: 23/03/09 (approx date posted by our agent in Aus) Received ack from QLD: 08/05/09 (by email) Actual date QLD recd application: 31/03/09 (8-10wk processing time scale) Further docs requested: No, everything was sent with orig application except funds which were sent later. SS received: 28/08/09 (agent sent email 02/09/09, recd letter from QLD 07/09/09) (approx 21 wks 3 days) VISA GRANTED: ____________________ Name: Green Life Occupation: Motor Mechanic Relocating to: townsville Posted application: 25/03/09 Received ack from QLD: 15/04/09 Actual date QLD recd application: 31/03/09 FURTHER DOCUMENTS REQUESTED: 09/09/09 evidence of funds $20K requested SS received: Still waiting Greenlife has not responded to my PM to see if he has SS, so will assume he did not get it... He has subsequently received SS from WA now so is no longer part of our figures! ____________________ Name: Julie & Paul (JuliePaul) (family of 2) Occupation: OH Carpenter - Category 5 (meds requested before sept changes) Relocating to: Gold Coast Posted Application: End of /03/09 Received Ack from QLD: 01/05/09 Actual date QLD recd Application: 02/04/09 FURTHER DOCUMENTS REQUESTED: Copy of Skill Assessment requested as Agent forgot to enclose it, had an email reply from qld to say it had been received and that our application was in a queue and would be processed within 8-10 weeks EXTRA DOCUMENTS REQUESTED: 31/08/09 - statement of service. We submitted our funds about 4-6 weeks ago on the off chance they would look at our application quicker - we showed £17K about $34K SS RECEIVED: 04/09/09 recd letter from QLD on 09/09/09 (approx 22 wks 5 days) CO - 16/09/09, requested meds VISA GRANTED: 05/01/10 ____________________ Name: Lou & Clint (Rickard Family) Occupation: Carpenter Relocating to: Posted application: 27/03/09 Received ack from QLD: 01/05/09 Actual date QLD recd application: 02/04/09 SS received: No, still waiting - 8-10wk processing time scale SS Received: 25/09/09 ____________________ Name: Glen and Nicola (THE RICKARD'S) Occupation: General Electrician Relocating to: Goald Coast or nearby Posted Application: 27/3/09 (SENT VIA AGENT GOING BACK TO OZ) Recieved Ack from QLD: 01/05/09 Actual date QLD recieved Application: 02/04/09 Extra paperwork: proof of funds sent in with application FURTHER DOCS: I have been asked for my last tax return as I am self employed,reference's and qualification's e.t.c. my agent already has. The proof of funds in the form of savings which we already sent in has gone from $34k upto $40k and a statement of assets is being requested. SS Recieved: 10/09/09 (email recd 16/09/09) (approx 23 weeks) ____________________ Name: Coops Occupation: OH Mechanic (im hairdresser but using his trade for visa) Relocating to: ? Posted application: ??/03/09 Received ack from QLD: ? Actual date QLD recd application: 02/04/09 FURTHER DOCS REQD: Proof of funds (27K) sent last week SS received: 19/09/09 Letter received ____________________ Name: Taz (Family of 4) Occupation: OH Solid Plasterer - Visa Priority List No. 5 Applied for 175 visa: 10/03/09 Relocating to: Gold coast or Sunshine Coast Posted application: 24/03/09 (from France) Received ack from QLD: 23/04/09 (by email) Actual date QLD recd application: 03/04/09 FURTHER DOCS REQD: 01/09/09 recd email requesting Statement of service, Copy of qualifications & evidence for settlement funds for more than $34K SS received: 21/09/09 / 23/09/09 QLD forward 1100 to DIAC ____________________ Name: WoodyXRomford Occupation: General Electrician Relocating to: QLD if they want us! Posted application: 28/03/09 (roughly) Received ack from QLD: 24/04/09 Actual date QLD recd application: 06/04/09 FURTHER DOCUMENTS REQUESTED: 09/10/09 SS received: Not with QLD VISA GRANTED: Dec 09 - 176 visa processed after the Sept changes, with another state ____________________ Name: Lee & Julie (Leebaker3) (Family of 2) Occupation: Information Technology Manager (Specialisation Project Manager) - Visa Priority List No. 5 Relocating to: Brisbane or Sunshine Coast Posted application: 30/03/09 (from United Kingdom) Received ack from QLD: 23/04/09 (by email) Actual date QLD recd application: 07/04/09 (8-10wk processing time scale) FURTHER DOCS REQD: 19/08/09 recd email requesting copy of qualifications (posted evidence for settlement funds a few months before) SS received: 26/08/09 (approx 20 wks) ____________________ Name: Danny & Emma (Danny&Em) Occupation: Architectural Tecnician - Visa Priority List No. 5 Relocating to: Sunshine / Gold Coast (etc.) Date application posted: 26/03/09 (from Brisbane) Date received ack letter from QLD: 05/05/09 (via Email) Date QLD recd your application: 07/04/09 FURTHER DOCS REQD: 28/09/09 recd email requesting Statement of service, Copy of qualifications & evidence for settlement funds for more than $27K SS received: 28/09/09 ____________________ Name: chrisling Occupation: Fitter/Gas Fitter Relocating to: ? Posted application: 2?/03/09 Received ack from QLD: ? Actual date QLD recd application: 07/04/09 FURTHER DOCS REQUESTED: 30/10/09 - email from QLD asking for proof of funds and some other bits n pieces SS Received: 13/11/09 ____________________ Name: Shaza Occupation: General Electrician - Visa Priority List No. 5 Posted application: End March /09 Received ack from QLD: nothing as yet. Actual date QLD recd application: 07/04/09 SS received: 19/10/09 by email ____________________ Name: markntracey (family of 4) Occupation: Motor Mechanic - Visa Priority List No. 5 Relocating: Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast Posted application: 02/04/09 Received ack from QLD: 06/05/09 Actual date QLD recd application: 08/04/09 FURTHER DOCS REQUESTED: 06/11/09 - Statement of service, Copy of C.V, proof of funds at least $34,000 - All required by 6/11/09 SS received: recd letter 24/11/09 ____________________ Name: Taniaholmes (Family of 5) Occupation: Fitter Relocating to: Narangba Posted application: ? Received ack from QLD: ? Actual date QLD recd application: 14/04/09 - Told 8-10wk processing time scale FURTHER DOCS REQD: Email recd 19/11/09 requesting proof of funds SS received: 16/12/09 recd letter dated 11/12/09 ____________________ Name: lilly mist Occupation: oh - carpenter Relocating to: Townsville Posted application: ? Received ack from QLD: 11 may 2009 Actual date QLD recd application: 14 april 2009 SS received: No, still waiting for acknowledgement Lilly mist is no longer part of our figures as I think she may have decided not to continue at this stage, after all the recent changes. ____________________ Name: Lindsey and Spencer Davis (WAITINGGAME) Occupation: Joiner - Visa Priority List No. 5 Applied for 175 visa: 17/06/09 Relocating to: Gold Coast - Pacific Pines (maybe) Application posted: March 2009 Received ack from QLD: 11/05/09 Date QLD recd your application: 14/04/09 FURTHER DOCUMENTS REQUESTED: No - sent them in September SS received: 19/11/09 sent by post dated 12/11/09 ____________________ Name: Simon and Deb (Foley Family of 4) Occupation: General Elctrician. List No.5 Relocating to: Sunshine Coast or further south Posted application: End of March 2009 Received ack from QLD: 06/05/09 Actual date QLD recd application: 15/04/09 FURTHER DOCS REQUESTED: No, sent proof of funds and tax returns without request in Sept SS received: recd email 06/11/09 ____________________ Name: Mandy and Terry (Gammo) Occupation: Fitter Relocating to: Brisbane Posted application: Received ack from QLD: 11/5/2009 Actual date QLD recd application: 14/4/2009 FURTHER DOCS REQUESTED: 06/11/09: Copy of CV, Evidence of funds (cash) min $37,000 - This information is required by 9/1/10 SS Received: recd letter 24/11/09 ____________________ Name: hallyobrien Occupation: carpenter Relocating to: brisbane posted application: 26/03/09 recieved ack from qld: ? actual date qld recd application: 16/04/09 FURTHER DOCS REQD: 25/11/09 email recd - evidence of funds (cash) - min $34,000 - This information is required by 25/1/10 ss recieved: no,still waiting-told 8 to 10 weeks(agent says qld rang and are swamped with applications so who knows when) 15/02/10: sent a PM to see if they have recd SS yet as they have not been on PIO for a long time now. ____________________ Name: Sandisonsonthemove (Family of 3) Occupation: Chef - Visa Priority List No. 5 Relocating to: Brisbane Posted application: 15/04/09 (by DHL) Received ack from QLD: 06/05/09 (by email) told 8-10wk processing time scale Actual date QLD recd application: 21/04/09 FURTHER DOS REQUESTED: 06/11/09 - Copy qualifications, Proof of cash min $31,000, Statement of service SS received: 06/02/10 ___________________ Name: jbro31 Occupation: Nurse - Priority 2 Relocating to: Already relocated to Brighton - North side of Brisbane Posted application: ? Received ack from QLD: 08/05/09 Actual date QLD recd application: 23/04/09 FURTHER DOCUMENTS REQUESTED: NO SS received: 24/08/09 by letter VISA GRANTED: 25/01/10 ____________________ Name: Paul & Mel (pablofet1) (Family of 4) Occupation: OH Refrigeration & Airconditioning Mechanic Relocating to: Brisbane Date application posted to QLD: 05/09 Received ack letter from Qld: 21/05/09 Actual Date QLD recd application: 12/05/09 FURTHER DOCS REQD: Email recd: 25/11/09: evidence of funds (cash) - min $34,000 - This information is required by 25/1/10 SS received: letter dated: 03/12/09 ____________________ Name: proview Occupation: Carpenter - Visa Priority List No. 5 Relocating to: Gold Coast - Oxenford area Posted application: 5/5/09 Received ack from QLD: 15/5/09 Actual date QLD recd application: 15/5/09 (email from Q/L dated 3/8/09 Extended waiting time from 8/10 wk now additional 8wk) FURTHER DOCS REQD: copy of qualifications: Evidence of completing apprenticeship will be sufficient, Proof of business activities in the nominated occupation: please submit a copy of business registration. SS received: 02/12/09 recd letter by post dated 26/11/09 ____________________ Name: The Johnson's (Rachyj) Occupation: Computing professional-Network security - Visa Priority List No. 4 as not recd SS yet (25/09/09 CO received) Relocating to: Brisbane (looking at Forest Pines area at the mo?) Application posted: May 2009 Received ack from QLD: 18/05/09 -it said our application was lodged,but would be put on hold until we sent an updated reference from my hubbys employer! FURTHER DOCUMENTS REQUESTED: See above Extra Documents sent:left our agent's office inb Melbourne on the 16.06.09 SS received: No, email stated 8-12 wks VISA GRANTED: 175 granted 11/11/09 (Visa recd without QLD SS!) LEAVING DATE: Booked 12/04/10 ____________________ Name: mandymark (Family of 4) Occupation: Fitter - Visa Priority List No. 5 (Now trying to find employer sponsor) Relocating to: Oxenford/Coomera/Helensvale area but due to work perhaps North Brisbane - Ferny Grove/Samford/The Gap Posted application: 13/05/09 (by Interparcel -DHL) Received ack from QLD: 22/05/09 by email Actual date QLD recd application: 19/05/09 SS received: Yes - September 2009 ____________________ Name: Stewe12345 Occupation: General Electrician Relocating to: Hervey Bay Posted application: 15/05/09 Received ack: 27/05/09 Actual date QLD recd: 21/05/09 (8-10wk processing time) Further information required: 25/11/09 email for futher document asking for my skills assesment as my agent forgot to send it. SS received: 03/12/09 recd letter by post dated 30/11/09 ____________________ Name: Off to the Sun (Bel & Emmett & Boys) Occupation: Carpenter Relocating to: Higher than Brisbane, Lower than Cairns! DIAC Visa Application: 23/08/2008 Posted Qld application: 15/05/2009 Received ack from QLD: 27/05/2009 FURTHER DOCS REQD: Email recd 27/11/09: Evidence of funds (cash) - min $34,000 (not a mortgage statement) - This information is required by 27/1/10 SS received: 16/12/09 recd letter dated 10/12/09 ____________________ Name: Tucs Occupation: Dermatologist (2312-13) Relocating to: Cairns Posted application: Qld application SS application sent by our agent 18/5/09. Received ack from QLD: 22/05/09 by email Actual date QLD recd application: 22/05/09 (Quickest Yet!) SS received: No, still waiting 15/02/10: sent a PM to see if they have recd SS yet as they have not been on PIO for a long time now. ____________________ Name: Manix Occupation: IT/Network Security - Visa Priority List No. 4, but 2 once recd SS Relocating to: Brisbane Posted application: 20/05/09 Received ack from QLD: 02/06/09 Actual date QLD recd application: 26/05/09 FURTHER DOCUMENTS REQUESTED: NO SS received: Still waiting VISA RECEIVED: 04/11/09 (visa recd without SS) ____________________ Name: Anlopa (Family of 4) Occupation: Fitter (Visa Priority List No. 5 with SS) no cash funds if asked to prove (waiting for house to sell which is not on market yet) so looks like back to 175 for us. Relocating to: Sprinfield Lakes Posted application: 18/05/09 (Sent to agent) Received ack from QLD: 02/06/2009 Actual date QLD recd application: 27/05/09 DOCUMENTS REQUESTED: 02/06/09 Payslips and CV FURTHER DOCS REQD: Email recd 29/11/09 requesting: evidence of funds (cash) min $34,000 (not assets) and statement of service (can be from a previous employer, or immediate superior, or can she provide a copy of current contract showing the occupation). Unfortunately a Stat Dec is not accepted) - This information is required by 27/1/10 COMMENTS: For me it is the end of the road for the 176 back to the 175. If Queensland will not accept a mortgage statment then im afraid they will loose out on my skills. Gives me the whole of Aus to look at now. SS received: No, Did not have suitable funds at this time. ____________________ Name: Matty Walsh (Wolla Bolla Bing Bong) Occupation: Carpenter / Joiner Relocating to: ? Posted application: 27/05/09 Received ack email from QLD: 09/06/09 Actual date QLD recd application: ? QLD stated 18wks processing time SS received: 30/12/09 recd approval letter from QLD ____________________ Name: sarah&pieman Occupation: Chef Posted Application: 27 May 2009 Received Ack from Qld: 16 July 2009 Actual date Qld received application: 9th June 2009 SS Reveived: 09/01/10 ____________________ Name: Julie & Karl (Julzcary) Occupation: Urban & Regional Planner - Visa Priority List No. 2 Relocating to: e-mail ss application online: 04/06/09 Received ack from QLD: 23/07/09 Actual date QLD recd application: 18/06/09 SS received: 26/10/09 (sent email to QLD to say CO has been allocated and they fast tracked the ss application) VISA GRANTED: 08/12/09 Leaving: in Feb 2010 ____________________ Name: CROWDED HOUSE Occupation: General Electrician Relocating to: Robina, Gold Coast depending on work situation on arrival. Application posted: 08/06/09 Received ack from QLD: 21/07/09 - QLD stating 12 wks processing times Actual Date QLD recd application: 16/06/09 Posted: Vetassess cert, UK city and guilds and other quals (copies), posted bank statement for £12000 for the two of us and daughter of 7 months. reference also posted from current employer FURTHER DOCUMENTS REQUESTED: 31/12/09 - email asking for proof of cash of at least 10,000 AUD! SS received: 30/01/10 ____________________ Name: damson blue boy Occupation: Metal Machinist First Class. Relocating to: Brisbane Posted application: 25/06/09 Received ack from QLD: 29/07/09 Actual date QLD recd application: 30/06/09 FURTHER DOCUMENTS REQUESTED: SS received: No, quoted 16wks processing times 15/02/10: sent a PM to see if they have recd SS yet as they have not been on PIO for a long time now. ____________________ Name: Tim Page Occupation: Electrician Relocating to: Brisbane Posted application: 02/07/09 Received ack from QLD: 03/07/09 Actual date QLD recd application: 02/07/09 FURTHER DOCUMENTS REQUESTED: Proof of Funds SS received: 29/07/09 (girlfriend has residency and living there already, and lived there for 5 months at the beginning of the year) Applied to DIAC for 176: 06/08/09 / Ack from DIAC: 10/08/09 / Waiting CO ____________________ Name: bindog1uk - Paul & Lesley (Family of 2) Occupation: Fibrous Plasterer Relocating to: North of Brisbane Posted application: cant remember Received ack from QLD: ? Actual date QLD recd application: 06/07/09 FURTHER DOCS REQD: Yes SS received: 17/02/10 ____________________ Name: Jason Washer Occupation: Motor Mechanic - Visa Priority List No. 5 once recd SS Relocating to: Gold Coast Posted application: 01/07/09 Application recd by QLD: 06/07/09 QLD SS received: No, waiting - informed time scale would be 16 - 20 weeks DIAC visa lodgement date: April / May 2009 SS GRANTED: 15/02/10 agent recd letter ______________________ Name: Jane Martin (family of five) Occupation:Nurse (priority list 2) 176 visa Relocating to Gold Coast: State sponsorshp applied 7.7.09 Further documents requested 1.12.09 SS GRANTED: 8.12.09 ____________________ Name: The Dougans Occupation: Carpenter Relocating to: North of Brisbane or Sunshine Coast Posted application: 29/04/09 Received ack from QLD: 15/05/09 Actual date QLD recd application: 01/05/09 FURTHER DOCUMENTS REQUESTED: 19/05/09 (CV & Ref from current employer & Financial Details) SS received: No, 23/06/09: spoke to agent today and received letter from qld to say that client does not meet criteria for the visa as he does not have sufficiant transferable assets to successfully settle in qld. so thats us may have to just wait for 175 visa to process or wait till we sell house and try again when money in bank. our agent has emailed with questions to fight case but not looking good. 31/06/09: Reapplied with new application showing funds QLD Ack recd: 05/08/09 2nd application recd in office: 07/07/09 VISA GRANTED: 19/02/10 ____________________ Name: Kris Occupation: Accountant (Regional 475) Posted application: 17/07/09 Actual date QLD recd application: 21/07/09 (by courier) Received ack from QLD: still waiting SS received: still waiting ____________________ Name: HoriFTC (2 people) Occupation: Engineering manager Relocating to: Brisbane DIAC Visa Application: 18/08/2009 Posted Qld application: 18/08/2009 Received ack from QLD: 28/08/2009 SS received: No, still waiting FURTHER INFO: 15/02/10 recd email from qld for further docs - evidence of funds (cash) min $27,000 - This information is required by 15/4/10 SS GRANTED: 17/02/10 ____________________ Name: Shirlw Occupation: Midwife - Visa Priority List No. 2 Relocating to: Sunshine Coast Posted application:24/8/09 Received ack from QLD: 01/09/2009 Actual date QLD recd application: 30/08/2009 Proof of funds requested: 08/10/2009 sent 12/10 SS received: 27/10/09 VISA GRANTED: 04/03/10 ____________________ Name: Mr Luvpants John & Lisa Occupation: Staff Nurse and Firefighter - Visa Priority List No. 2 Relocating to: Caloundra Posted application: 18/09/09 Received ack from QLD: 29/09/09 Actual date QLD recd application: FURTHER DOCS REQD: Sent funds in without being requested SS received: email recd 26/11/09 VISA GRANTED: 24/02/10 ____________________ Good Luck with your application! :hug: Tasha x
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