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  1. My Australian Immigration Medicals have been completed and finalized. All documents have been met. Expecting Visa Grant any time. I found out today that my wife is pregnant. What should i do now? Should I inform the case officer or just wait for the grant. What options do I have as my initial entry date is expected to be 1st week of June 2012 and my Wife's due date is Mid April 2012. Cant go immediately for visa validation due to my job commitments. Was planning to have a visa validation trip in Feb - March 2012 but wife wont be able to travel then. I think that if i wait until our baby is born, we wont be able to get the baby's visa after birth in April in time to make it there before first week of June. Please respond urgently, because if i get the grant letter in a couple days, i wouldnt have too much options. Look Forward to prompt responses. PLEASE HELP....
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    ACS Result awaited

    My ACS application status is 'In process' and case is managed by Rachal Underhill. I applied on Jan 12. Guess I need to wait 10-12 weeks for result, fingers crossed. :confused: Any others in similar position?
  3. Just so excited and feel sick & nervous at the same time!! YAY!! at last... Just wanted to share it with someone, we are hoping to be in Perth one day soon!! :smile:
  4. So we have been back in UK since yesterday and I am now just starting to function like a normal person (well normal for me anyway) so thought I would let you all know how we got on in OZ. The flight over was interesting, first leg of 12 hours went by fine, I even thought to myself this is easy, worse thing I could have done. Stopped in Hong Kong for 2 hours and then boarded another plane for remaining 9 hours. Thats when all hell broke loose. Kian our 7 year old fell asleep before we even took off, so I let him sleep for 4 hours as when we landed it would be evening and didnt want him up all night because he had slept on plane. BIG mistake, woke him up and he then proceeded to puke all over me!! Then Connor our 11 year old started to get stomach ache and cried not stop for the next 4 hours!! So we landed in Melbourne at 9.30pm, went straight to hotel across the road, everyone was really friendly and kind. The evening went ok apart from Kian not sleeping and me having to let him go on his DS from 3am to 6am just to get some sleep myself! Sooooo our first thoughts of Melbourne in the morning, it is very bright and hot!! We made our way to Port Melbourne to the first of our apartments. Port Melbourne is a great place, only 20 minutes from city centre but far enough away to have some peace and quiet. We went to the beach alot. Our first day at the beach was very interesting, we were sitting on the beach when we started to hear some people from the pier shouting at some bloke in the water, they were shouting SHARK!! We and the bloke all thought they were joking until these people started pointing into the water and jumping up and down. We ran onto the pier to have a look, the bloke swam as fast as humanly possible. When we got to the pier we were just in time to see the shark swim under the pier. It wasnt particularly big but big enough. If that wasnt fun enough we then sat back on the beach and felt the after tremors of the Earthquake that happened in Melbourne about a month ago!! It felt just like the sand was shifting from under us. Really weird. Anyway back to the story, We went into Melbourne city, I have to admit I didnt think much of it really, its just like London but on a smaller scale. Didnt see much grafitti like alot of people talk about in reccies. Went to Melbourne Zoo, which was really good and would recommend the markets in Melbourne too for both food and gifts. We spent 10 days in Melbourne before moving on to the Gold Coast, I had already decided I didnt think Australia was for me after about 8 days. Cant really say what I didnt like as Australia is a lovely Country and I really thought I would be the one to love it and have to try and convince everyone else we should definately make the move. But the further away we flew the more I realised just how far away family and friends are, and in an emergency it will really be a nightmare to get back to UK. I know you have to think of yourself and own family when deciding to move to the other side of the world, but I just know I would end up very depressed and miss everyone back home. Would definately recommend St Kilda, its got a real hippy vibe and some great cake shops too. Great bars along the main street. We also visited Point Cook and Sanctuary Lakes. I really liked Sanctuary Lakes the streets look very american. Point Cook was ok but not as pretty as Sanctuary Lakes. We went to the Mornington Penninsula for a few days and loved it, its so pretty there. Mornington itself is so lovely and the town centre is very quaint and oldy worldy. The beaches at Mount Martha and Mount Eliza are nice. We then flew to the Gold Coast for the next 10 days of our holiday. I personally liked the Gold Coast more than Melbourne, its very glitzy and fresh. Whereas I personally think parts of Melbourne are run down and worn out. We stayed in a nice resort near Surfer's Paradise which I loved. Perved at the surfers on the beach from behind my sun glasses many a time:biglaugh:. It was very hot both in Melbourne and the Gold Coast even in Autumn and the sea was nice and warm too. We went to a Sanctuary where I got to hold a koala and have my picture taken with one, they are so cute. On to the houses, they are huge and you get alot of house for your money, whereas you definatley dont in the UK. I didnt see any poisonous spiders thank god, but did see two golden orb spiders in a web, they were huge! The one thing Australia does have is an ant problem, they are everywhere, in houses, and on the street. Another problem they have is the morans at night doing wheel spins around the neighbourhood. :no: We saw alot of bats on the Gold Coast at night too. So to sum it all up. We loved the experience and would definatley go again, just not to live. I will put some pictures up of our trip when I can work out how to upload them onto the computer!! So the Winyards are staying in the UK for now. Want to know anything else just let me know. Caroline, Jason, Connor and Kian