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  1. Hi All I recently got deported from australia for breaking the rules of my visa. I was on a tourist visa and did a few days work as i was a bit short of cash and a friend needed help to finish a job and asked if i would help him out and he gave me some money for groceries in return. Im in a commited relationship with an australian citizen and we have been dating for over 12 months but have only been living together for 10 as i had to previously return home for 3 months when my dad got sick. Due to breaking my visa I have been given the 3 year exclusion ban however the guys in the immigration department were fairly confident that i would be able to get the ban waived if i was to return on a more permanent basis such as a partner visa. Has anyone been through the same experience and what do i need to do to get the exclusion waived? Is it a case of sending off an appeal or do i just have to hope they waive if i apply for another visa? Have me and my partner been together long enough to get a partner visa? We have got evidence of shared bills, joint credit card, recently went on our 1st holiday together, numerous photos and joint invitations to events such as birthdays wedding etc? If not then we will probably have to look at the prospective marriage visa, although we are not engaged i had planned to do it next year after we had already sorted out our defacto visa. Its a lot of questions but im after as much advice as i can possibly find. Thanks Carl
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    Going home after 3 years

    I am new to this forum, and have been reading lots of posts, and find the forum really helpful We moved here 3 years ago, came down to Tas, because we thought it would be wonderful......how wrong we were We have tried so hard to make a go of it, my husband has built up a really good business, but thats about it Theres nothing to do, the people are pretty weird and lots of them really do not like Poms,,,,,,and we have tried to make friends, but we just get dumped on, and find a lot of the people very nasty and vindictive. I know you get those types in the UK, but its far worse here. We miss so much about the UK, the availablity of stuff, and the prices,,,,,Tas is a complete rip off, everything is so much dearer here. Yes the houses are cheaper, but we miss being able to go to the theatres in London, and all the concerts that we used to go to Aus is not what we thought,,,,,,we have travelled on the mainland, and there are some lovely places, but no-where we have thought we would like to settle. I have been fighting this dreadful homesickness for 3 years now, thinking it would go eventually, but its getting worse, and to say I auctually hurt, inside everytime I think about home, probably sounds a bit daft, but its how I am now I have been really ill this year and spent some time in hospital,,,,,,it was a pretty close call for me, and it has made me realise how precious time is, and all I could think of, was I dont want to end my days here. We came to Aus, on a skilled visa,,,,,,,probaly pretty stupid, but we dident check out Aus first, we really did think the grass was greener,,,,,you read so much about how fantastic it is here, and it really does blind you, to what its really like I know the UK, is far from perfect, but it will always be home I was speaking to the currency exchange people and they said that there are so many of us going home, the most they have ever known,,,,,,so it did make me feel better, knowing its not just us who feel this way We have had some good experiences and some very bad ones since we got here, but we will treat it and look back on it as something we had to do, to find out if it was right for us We will be here for a while, it is going to take a while for us, to get everything sorted and make sure we get the best deals on removals etc, plus we have to tie up loose ends,,,,,,but we cant wait now,,,,,,so excited about going home,,,,,a little bit scared, but we know its right for us I would love to hear from anyone else who is going home,and the reasons they are going home.:rolleyes:
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