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  1. Hi all, I am a UK citizen currently in Australia and am here for another 3 weeks (on a tourist visa) living with my ozzie partner (soon to be fiancee). I would like to get all the documentation ready for my prospective marriage visa so I can lodge the application as soon as I return to the UK in March. However, the first question on the online immi account is regarding my whereabouts, because you can only apply for a PMV outside of Australia. I don't want to say I am outside of Australia when I'm not because in my application I will be detailing that I was in Australia until March 1st 2018. The thing I would really like is a document checklist for the PMV, so I can use this to prepare my application. Does anyone know where to find this or has one they could send me? Thanks in advance for any and all help!
  2. Can anyone please confirm whether our household pine furniture needs to be sold off or can I bring it with us. Understood that wood could not be imported....or am I just confused!! Also, have a wonderful shell collection all disinfected in bleach....does it need to be given away? Steggy2
  3. Hi All, We are just about to start our application for our visas to move to Perth. My husband is a General Motor Mechanic and I worked in Hotel Management but am now a stay at home Mum. We are thinking about going through the process on our own but not sure, have heard pros and cons for doing it alone.... what do you all think???
  4. Guest

    Right at the Beginning

    Hi, Writing this for a friend, who is lodging with me at the moment in Aus on a holiday visa. He has a job and his employer wants to sponser him as a brick layer. He has NVQ Level one in brick layeing. Will this be enough for a skilled visa? The other option is that he has an aunt living out here, would he qualify for a family sponsership of any description? Any advice gratefully received, or phone numbers of someone who would know! Many thanks Lisa
  5. Guest

    Beginning the Process

    Hi there, Im a new poster on this site and Im looking for some tips. My missus and I have decided to begin the process of moving to Oz. The missus brother moved out to WA 18 mths ago and i spent a year in OZ in my early 20's and would really like to move for good. In terms of starting the process what's the best advice anyone can give, i.e should i contact agents for advice first of all or have a go at the form filling myself. Also, Ive checked the SOL and my occupation isnt on the list, therefore am i wasting mt time? There is one skill as a Constructuon Project Manager which Ive done part of in my most recent degree in Facilities Management and also as part of my work. Do you think means I could apply under this skill? Any advice gratefully recieved and well done everyone on the great site, it seems a real help.
  6. Guest

    visa - the beginning

    Hi, after about a year of thinking, we finally decided to start the process of applying for a visa to AU (South Australia). I'd be very grateful for a general overview of costs , timelines and things to do. Basically where do I start? Also would you recommend using an agent for the whole thing (approx costs?) or an agent just for the guidance part through the paperwork? Or doing it yourself? What are the things that could go wrong and we should look out for? I'm sorry if I'm asking obvious questions, but when I read PIO's posts about 175s 176, COs, Cat 2 and 3s - feel that people are way on their way in the whole application process and cannot really extract info where they all started. Thanking you all in advance! :smile:
  7. lisaharrison

    Moving to Perth beginning of August

    Hi, Me and my twin boys aged 9 are emigrating to Perth soon!! Husband already been living and working there for the last 6 weeks! Can anyone recommend the best place to find temporary accommodation until furniture arrives? Looking at Kinross area - although obviously flexible! Thanks, Lisa:biggrin:
  8. Yay, we have finally sold the house!! And as of todays date it looks like it is definately going through (fingers crossed). We are trying to find somewhere to stay from the first week of June for about a month, I'm hoping someone can give us some pointers, please. We are looking for somewhere between Melbourne and Geelong for a family of four. Thanks Tara
  9. A hoy hoy, i have been thinking about a move for a while now and i have decided i'm keen for it. The only drawback is that i have absolutley no idea what to do. I have spoken to a few migration agents and as far as i can work out, their all located in that grey area between black and white. Some will say i have no problems with a skilled migration, and others will say there is a problem. The agents that are accepting me are asking for cash but to be perfectly honest, i have my doubts as to whether i can trust them. I'm a 25 yr old dental technician from UK and i know my job is on the skilled list and is also in demand. I have thought about applying for a state sponsorship but again, i do not know enough information. If anyone has successfully emigrated and can give me any advice i would be very, very gratefull. Thanks mike
  10. Guest

    Advice needed for the beginning

    Hi everyone, i'm totally new to this and my head is spinning. My boyfriend and I are due to marry in January, we're from the uk but living abroad and want to move down under preferably the gold coast. He's a corgi gas fitter and plumber including oil so he's in demand I believe and I want to work for a year then study to become a vet. I'm not sure what's the best visa for us, i'm in contact with asa but our problem is he hasn't been working 12 out of the last 24 months as we moved abroad and opened a business. If it's only a letter from his employer he needs we can get this as he still does contract work for them but we don't have any pay slips or records just cash in hand. Will we still be eligable? Will this letter be enough? And if not what else can we do? I don't want to go over on a study visa as the amount of time we're allowed to work is not enough and I don't want to be booted out after a years working visa as I'm bringing the dog! Please please help! :wub:
  11. Guest

    At the beginning

    Hi All, Well on the first rung of the ladder now just sent my CV to PTlabs last night and will check my reply tonight, I know I need to do a RPL assessment so any advice would be most welcome. Hopefully I will have everything done by Xmas and be over in Brisbane by Jan or Feb next year. Although I am choosing IT Proffessional as my skilled visa option does the fact that i served for 22 years in the Armed Forces open up any other avenues for me ( i suspect not but worth asking if any of you know). The RPL looks a bit daunting but I have heard good things about PTlabs so hopefully they will guide me through the process. Good to meet you all and hope I will be in Oz ASAP. Cheers Dave:hug:
  12. Summary from the latest JB Were/Goldman Sachs prediction for the Oz economy. According to them, things look like they are getting better quicker, more people will lose their jobs, but the overall number of unemployed is likely to be lower than originally feared. As always, if you lose your job life will get hard and it could be difficult to find another job. JB Were summary in their own words as follows: * Evidence continues to emerge that the Australian economy is on the cusp of recovery in 2H2009: a range of sentiment surveys have made record breaking rebounds in the past months and partial data continues to suggest an improving economic environment. * We retain confidence in our top of consensus growth forecast for the Australian economy, with a 2H2009 recovery led by consumer spending, residential construction and a rebuilding of inventories. Indeed, though our growth forecasts remain unchanged (+0.25% & +2.75% for 2009 & 2010 respectively) we have lowered our forecast for the unemployment rate. We continue to expect it to climb higher from its current rate of 5.8%, but now only to a peak of 7.25% in 1H2010 (previously 7.8%). * The RBA is also becoming more confident, acknowledging that the most recent published forecasts are due for an upgrade. Our forecast remains that we have seen the bottom of the easing cycle (with 150bp of hikes in 2010). * We have lifted our forecast for the A$ from US77 cents on a 3, 6 and 12 month view to 82, 82 and 80 respectively. We believe that the worst of the global economic news flow is behind us and global industrial cyclical indicators will continue to improve in the months ahead.
  13. Just to let you guys know Beginning a life in Australia
  14. Guest

    Beginning the process

    Hi everyone My name is Heidi and me and my hubby and our FOUR kids aged 10,8,3 and 2 months are looking to moving to Perth. My husband has family in Canning Vale and other areas of Perth. We new at this and only beginning to research etc. My hubby is an IT specialist and I was a childminder before giving up to have a baby. How or what is the best way to go about moving to OZ? Can anyone give us some advise on this?. Do we look for the jobs first or do we process visa first and if so which visas? Sorry, but this is all so confusing to me, especially the visas. I know my hubbys family will put us up while we get settled but its starting and getting there and how much is this all going to cost us. I'm also worried about selling our house with the way things are at the moment. Do we try sell then move or do we go and leave it with an agency to sell it??? Sorry about all the questions, like i said we new to this and cant wait to move to OZ .:wubclub:
  15. Guest

    The Beginning

    Hi Everyone, I'm Adam along with my wife Maif and baby due in August not to forget our dog Ruby, are looking at the possibility of moving out to Aus (if they will have us). Maif is a recruitment consultant 37 years old, I (33 years old) served my time as a sheet metal worker, 2 years ago i moved into the management side of things, but i am now going for a complete career change into IT. It will be about 6 months before i am in my first IT role(fingers crossed). I was just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on our chances of being able to emigrate if so do you know the best way for us to start. Thanks for any help in advance. Adam North Manchester
  16. Hi - my husband and I are about to start the migration process for Australia but I'm not sure which agents to use as there are so many! Any ideas on which ones are the best - particularly those with experience of ex Zimbabwean migrants. We've been living in the UK for the last 8 years but have recently decided to leave as quite frankly, we've had enough! My husband is a boilermaker welder and did his appyship about 10 years ago in Zim. Whilst we've been in the UK, he has alternated between working as a sheet metal worker and an HGV driver but altogether has about 7 years experience. I know he needs to apply for his TRA (I think) but we need to get hooked up with an agency so I guess thats my first port of call. Help please?
  17. Hi Everyone I have just joined and this is my first ever thread so dont know where to start! My OH and I have been thinking about moving to Oz for a year now and have decided it is time to set the ball rolling. We have family in Perth but are very keen on the Brisbane area and would love to hear your opinions on the best places in Queensland. Is it best to use an agent or can you do it yourself as quickly? My OH is an Electrician (mainly domestic) so any advice on the best visa would be brilliant. Hope to hear from you soon Cam and Sara :cute:
  18. Hello, Well just applied online yesterday for the 176 visa after receiving word that the WA government would sponser us. Wow I just can't believe how fast they want things down in Adelaide, they are requesting everything from us including Meds. Just got an email from them today, requesting everything. I have booked our meds for next wednesday and I am getting everything certified on Tuesday. Police clearance will aslo be done next week. I can't believe how quick they want things. We got full acknowledgment of our application today... it only took one day. I guess the real wait will come for a case officer. Hopefully it will take a little longer as I haven't even put the house on the market yet. Cheers Karen
  19. Guest

    A new beginning

    It looks like my husband has sponsorship for us to move to Sydney. It's all a bit real and more than a tad scary at the moment. We have two daughters of 10 and 8 who are super excited. They are home schooled here in the UK and we will continue that in Oz. We're looking at renting for a short while and then buying somewhere within about an hours commute. Obviously, schools aren't a major concern but we would like to live in a nice area that is fairly rural and close to the sea if possible. We've never been before which is slightly mad but as my husband will be 45 this year we need to get a wriggle on. Anyhoo, just thought I'd say hi and try and gen up as much as I can.
  20. Guest

    Beginning the process!

    Hi Everyone! I am an Aussie living in London and am assisting (well pretty much doing) the migration process for my Boyfriend. He is applying for the skilled independent 175. We are currently obtaining all the info for his skills to be assessed by TRA. He is a mechanic, however has some 'gaps' in his career as he was in Aus for a year and only worked 6 months as a mechanic there, and worked as a labourer for 6 months when he came over to London. For this reason, he cant apply until June until he has enough 'current work experience'. I am under the impression however he can apply for the TRA assessment now, as he has completed an apprenticeship in motor mechanics, and has 4 years work experience. I dont believe TRA specify for current work experience? Would appreciate if anyone knows any different? I am just wondering if anyone else out there is having the same trouble as us with the lst part of the form, where you have to give a detailed description in your own words of the work you have done? How long and detailed does this have to be? My boyfriend is really struggling with this part, as a motor mechanic, he never needs to write such 'essays' as he calls it! I wonder if anyone can give us some useful info regarding this? I am also more than happy to answer anyone's questions if they ahve any... (from an aussie point if view!)
  21. Guest

    At the very beginning

    Hi Can anyone tell me how we go about finding out if we would be accepted without using one of the many agencies on the internet. Thank you
  22. Guest

    In The Beginning.....

    In the beginning God created day and night. He created day for footy matches, going to the beach and barbies. He created night for going prawning, sleeping and barbies. God saw that it was good. Evening came and morning came and it was the Second Day. On the Second Day God created water - for surfing, swimming and barbies on the beach. God saw that it was good. Evening came and morning came and it was the Third Day. On the Third Day God created the earth to bring forth plants, to provide tobacco, malt and yeast for beer and wood for barbies. God saw that it was good. Evening came and morning came and it was the Fourth Day. On the Fourth Day God created animals and crustaceans for chops, sausages, steak and prawns for barbies. God saw that it was good. Evening came and morning came and it was the Fifth Day. On the Fifth day God created a bloke - to go to the footy, enjoy the beach, drink the beer and eat the meat and prawns at barbies. God saw that it was good. Evening came and morning came and it was the Sixth Day. On the Sixth Day God saw that this bloke was lonely and needed someone to go to the footy, surf, drink beer, eat and stand around the barbie with. So God created Mates, and God saw that they were good blokes. God saw that it was good. Evening came and morning came and it was the Seventh Day. On the Seventh Day God saw that the blokes were tired and needed a rest. So God created Sheilas - to clean the house, bear children, wash, cook and clean the barbie. Evening came and it was the end of the Seventh day. God sighed, looked around at the twinkling barbie fires, heard the hiss of opening beer cans and the raucous laughter of all the Blokes and Sheilas, smelled the aroma of grilled chops and sizzling prawns, and God saw that it was not just good, it was better than that, it was bloody good. IT WAS AUSTRALIA!!!!