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  1. Hi guys were currently applying for our 475 visa for WA (mandurah) and would like to get in contact with anyone else on the same visa in the same place, i've been granted my professional status as Welfare Worker and my oh is a pa we have 2 kids 10 and 7.... Ss lodged 16.11.11
  2. Guest

    Unsure about your gender?

    Get an Australian passport then. 'Australians have been given a third choice when describing their gender on passport applications, under new guidelines aimed at removing discrimination' Very liberal for a country some would have you believe suffers every 'ism' going. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14926598
  3. Hi, I have been trying to find information out about a potential employer and also the job that i could be doing by googling it. I cannot find a thing, so thought this would porbably be the best place to ask. I will possibly be getting a job offer from a company in New South Wales for a Community Mental Health Nurse position and its with the Hammond Care Group. Does anyone know of this company? it is a christian charity. The reason i ask is because i am on the verge of giving up on nursing altogether now (i am practising in th UK at present) and as much as i enjoy the role and being with the patients its the company ethics, lack of staff and bad pay that is really draining me now. The last thing that i want is to come to Oz (on a long term business visa) be tied into a contract for 2 years and find myself in the same position. If anyone can tell me anything about this role (is it very stressful etc) in NSW and the company that would be really helpful to me in making a decision. Thanks xxxx
  4. Hi Guys, Been offered job in Brisbane, money offered same as i earn now in UK. What's stopping me for going for it. Can anyone tell me of what is deducted from your wages each week, best place for renting, best sites for second hand cars, can i set up a bank account before i go and who is the best bank. Thanks :arghh: :confused:
  5. After 6 months of sheer hard work trying to get a new employer to renominate my 457 visa or give me a new one, and working for cash in hand to survive, I finally had to bite the bullet and leave the country. I have left behind 5 years worth of belongings with my ex, whom I lived with temporarily after having to give up my apartment, and we broke up during this process as he was so stressed with the situation... It was a very sad, and looong 29 hour journey back to my Mums house in Norfolk. Im 34 and feel like my life has collapsed around me. I finally received word from DIAC that my visa would be cancelled, but by then I was already on the plane... I am determined to get back to Australia, as had made my life there and miss it terribly. I've only been back in UK for a week, after 5 years away so have opened a UK bank account - applied for my tax back early through expresstax.com.au (they can sort claiming my superannuation too). I found it difficult being in Sydney to gain a new sponsorship, so will just have to be more aggressive doing the same from the UK. Everything just seems up in the air at the moment. I want to get back asap, and was going to wait for my super and apply for General Skilled Migration Visa (175) anyway, just to have something in motion. Any advice about getting back into the country would be much appreciated. Markus
  6. Hi all, Well..unfortunately I do not qualify (according to ACS) for a skills assessment because I do not have 4 years experience on top of my qualifications ;o( So Plan B!.. My partner will now become the primary applicant and myself the secondary. But we are unsure which VETASSESS SOL she should nominate.... She holds a 4 year degree and an MBA from an university in Australia. She has worked now as a Market Research Analyst for the last two years. However, this is not what her studies entailed. And according to the VETASSESS "Work experience is not assessed by VETASSESS as part of this process." So our question...what SOL should she nominate? Or is it possible to nominate "Market Research Analyst" and include a cover letter and reference stating she has worked as one for the last two years? We are really unsure how to proceed! Any help much appreciated! Cheers G
  7. .... I would say do it! I am 36 now but when I was 17 my parents told me that they were intending a move to Australia! Well, I shouted, I cried, I slammed doors, and I out right refused to even think about a move to Australia. I argued with my parents and made their life hell for about 6 months! My poor mum cried every day begging me to re consider but I just would not listen even though on some level everything they were telling me I would have sounded fantastic. Why would I not consider this move??- FRIENDS! I would not leave my friends. What a fool I was. Don't get me wrong Friends are important but friends come and go, family and opportunities like experiencing life in a new country don't. The friends I had then are quite different people now to how they are today and many of them have gone.There were so many times that I wanted to pick up the phone and ask my parents to book a flight for me but being a stubborn, determined teenager I toughed it out here on my own. It was so hard and it put a huge strain on my relationship with my mum and dad. It also has had a dramatic effect on my relationship with my younger brother as it meant I missed out on him growing up. It is only now that I am older and slightly wiser that I see the opportunities I let pass by me.I have over the past 20 years visited Australia many times and understand now what my parents meant when they said I would make new friends and enjoy life more! I am very lucky that I now have the chance to go and experience life in Oz and I am so thankful for that and intend to enjoy every minute of it. You will feel sad and apprehensive about moving its only natural that you do, but grab it and make the most of it, if you don't you will always have that "what if" hanging over you! Emma :smile:
  8. marieh

    Southport..... unsure!?

    Hi there everyone Fingers crossed coming out in the new year just need to get this IELTS test out of the way (not looking foward to it!!) anyway, there are so many beutifal places to choose from i'm just stuck! I'll be coming out on a 457 visa to work as a midwife to stay indefinitely, I really like the look of the GC Hospital, so I would rent in Southport hopefully, I realise it's very close to Surfers but from things i've seen/ read i've been put off a little. I will be 23 and my best friend 22 (hes coming over on a working visa for a year). I just wondered if anyone had any opinions on southport, whats it like to rent there? Is Surfers really as 'tacky' and 'dangerous' as I keep reading?! Any suggestions of other places in GC area we may like? We are looing for somewhere we can settle, we hope to be close to a beach but this isn't absolutely necessary, we want somewhere lively where we can socialize meet new people - this doesn't haveto include alcohol but bars would be great. I'm just gathering info really so any advice would be really great! Thanks in advance :biggrin:
  9. chrisandelaine

    unsure about the TRN number

    we have just got our TRN number for accesing the visa document uploads etc, but when i have tried to get in, its asking for a password !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the only password we have used was for the original online application and it also had a login in number. but that password does not work on the new TRN login in. will they sent me a new password for getting into the TRN part, so we can attach doc's etc. thanks elaine and chris
  10. My girlfriend spoke to a migration consultant today and she was told that trades people struggle to get skilled migration visas. I am a lift mechanic and have worked in the lift industry for 10 years but have only been qualified for 1 year. I am qualified at NVQ level 3 but he said that I would have had to have done an apprenticeship as the dept of immigration only recognise this. Im not entirely sure he is correct in what he has told me. I did think I might struggle getting the skilled visa as I only have one years qualified experience but I have heard that if you have been in the trade for a while, there is something called a TRA. By the way he came across, even if I had 5 years experience I would not stand a chance because of my NVQ route. PLEASE HELP!
  11. Hi all, I've been here for nearly 2 years on a working visa and am now applying for residency with my work sponsoring me. All pretty exciting but it's made me a little homesick with the enormity of the big step. What I need to know is can I go back to Britain without losing my Australian residency. I'm not saying I want to do this but if I had to in the future, what are the rules about being in another country before the residency is affected. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  12. Hi everyone, This is my first post but been reading for sometime. We are a family of four and are ready to take the plunge to Brisbane. The house is sold, and during our trip to validate in December we found out which areas we liked and have already got schools sorted out. We are all desparate to go but my husband has suddenly decided that it is too risky to give up his job as he believes his chances of getting a job are virtually nil. We have decided that we really need to go before January 2010 as my eldest daughter has a place in a very good private school which will be offered to somebody else if she does not want it. My husband is a CIMA (CPA applied for) Management Accountant with 18 years experience in a large corporate company. He has never in his life been out of work and the thought terrifies him, with the recession getting worse his confidence is shrinking daily. We are lucky enough to have a pretty large sum of money in the bank from the sale of our house and were thinking about giving it a go for 6-8 months and hope to find work in this time. Having to return to England because of no work is our biggest fear, especially as we don't want to risk messing up our childrens education. I know you don't have a crystal ball but I would be interested to hear what those of you living in Brisbane think about the Job front especially Accountants. Thanks
  13. Guest

    So unsure what to do???

    Hi all, I've been getting information from a agency that are based in the uk that are not MARA registered? and i've been advised on here not to use them but use gomatilda i understand gomatilda are good, but i approached the uk based company as my friend used them and they are now living in oz? Not sure what the average time is for the visas to be granted either, as i'm worried my OH may go over the age limit if it takes to long? :arghh: Hope someone can help? Kelly x
  14. Hi, I am looking for any advice that you may offer. My husband & I have a good life in UK - hubby has a very well paid job & he works form home (EASY). We have often thought of moving to Oz, and now we have contacted an agent who is sending hubbys CV to be checked out by his associate in Oz. The next step is he will have to have his skills assessed by the ACS (Australian computer society) he is in IT. We have talked this over with our children age 7 & 9 and they are up for the move. So now that we have all decided we want to go I wonder if its the right thing to do, I keep walking around my house thinking...my goodness I don,t think I can sell our family home. We want to live in a warm, English speaking country. The stories I have been reading on here are sometimes so frightening...I don,t want to make any mistakes. Could say much more but will leav eit at that for my first entry, thanks for reading.
  15. Guest

    Unsure about move to Oz

    So .. we haven't moved to Oz yet, but it is looking likely. My wife has applied on a former resident visa (151) as she was brought up in Oz. We are a family of four; myself (43) wife (42) and kids ( 4 & 6). My wife's family moved back to Australia about five years ago after they lived in Uk for 20 years plus and she wants to join them. I can really see why she wants to move as when we went to Oz 2 years ago I did think it was great ... as a holiday .. but to live? I'm English and very very happy here in UK .. great job (well paid, 5 mins walk fron house), kids very settled in best primary school in city, loads of friends (20 years + ) around corner, my family only one hour away. I love British culture, history, football blah blah .. so the whole move is a massive gamble for me. I haven't got rose tinted glasses about our "new life" , I don't want it tbh .. but I love my wife so obviously I'm going to give it a "go". So .. I realise I need to be positive otherwise it will be a disaster from start. Planning on going to Brisbane late September .. so do you expat Poms actually meet? How do you just start again? Do you go out for beers occassionally? Loads of questions really that you can't answer .. such as will I like it? I'm so up and down on this its untrue .. Anyway rant over .. I'll post again when we are closer to going and if anyone up for a laugh and going for a cheeky couple of beers then watch this space .. Cheers Saint
  16. Guest

    unsure of what to do

    Hi everybody, I'm hoping for a bit advice, my agent went bust last year and because i had already submitted my medicals and police checks i didnt think i needed an agent. My medicals have now since expired and i've been told that im in cat 7 so my visa wouldnt be finalised until late 2012. My occupation is a hairdresser so i was going over on a 175, my main worry is do i stay on the 175 and wait and see what the changes will be in July or do i apply for ss, and if i apply for ss and that doesnt work would i still be in cat 7? Hopefully my sisters and their partners are emigrating to Oz ,as well as my parents, one of my sister's move to Oz in April, so fingers crossed we can all be over together at some point, it just seems to my job that is affected on the csl.:arghh:
  17. Hi all, My name's Christina, I am 26 year old working in London as a Housing Officer for Wandsworth Borough Council. I am currently in Oz on holiday visiting family but I'm heading back to the UK on Friday. I have been mulling over the possibility of moving to Oz for some time now. I am an expat at heart, having been born in the Middle East and I have enjoyed my life in the UK but I long for the better weather, beaches, and a better life. My last 3 weeks here have just clarified my thoughts and I am now very keen to see how I can move forward. I'm single, no kids, no mortgage, so it would be fairly straight forward in that respect. Just my dog Hooli to think about, who I'd want to bring with me of course (have read all about Dr Bob so thanks for the info!) I've been reading this forum, and I've approached various agencies as well as spending a lot of time on the Australian Immigration website. However, all this has done is thoroughly confuse me!! MODL, SOL, CSL... so many lists and I'm not sure how they apply to me and what route to go down! I have spoken to quite a few Poms over here my age and most of them have told me to get a 12 month working holiday visa and then just get sponsored when I'm over here, they all seem to have done this and been successful. However, when I looked on the immigration website, it seemed to suggest this was not really the right thing to do as the working holiday visa is designed for what it says on the tin, so I feel like doing this, when I know in my heart that my aim would be to come to Oz with the intention of staying for an extended period/permanently, would be dishonest. My current job seems to appear on the SOL list... under Community Worker. What does this mean for my visa prospects? I also have an Uncle and Aunt in Sydney who would be willing to sponsor me. I did the test and apparently have 115 points? It's all so confusing! Any help would be really, really appreciated! Thanks Christina
  18. Guest

    unsure of next move

    Hi, could do with a little (proberly a lot) of help My wife is a hairdresser and she has done the AQF lll assesment , the stat dec, the self employment stat dec and collected all the other bits and pieces for the TRA. Our agent has sent the application off on 7-9-09 and said there should not be anything to worry about he is confident it will be passed ok. The problem is we are all paid up to now and we need to pay the next instalment of £1050 plus the other £500ish for the visa and bits when the TRA comes back positive (hopefully). We are applying for WA state sponsership 176 visa and need to know how hard it will be to do the rest on our own (baring in mind we are not the best with forms), is there much more info to collect apart from the personal stuff for me and the kids as we had to do quite a lot for the stat dec and are not sure if they get used for the visa application as well. If anybody could shed any light on this we would be most gratfull:rolleyes: Thanks in advance..
  19. we are in a fortunate position to have a few options. we want to move over in March 2010 ish. We origninaly we going to wait out on a 176 but were then told about the RSMS employer perminent visa which we thought was great. However an agent is interest in mt OH and says it would be better quicker cheaper 457 visa- i'm confused don't know what to do I know its a temporary visa but in real non garbelled talk what does this mean money wise? life wise? Can we apply for a perminent visa as soon as we land? I'm getting so excited about the whole thing and don't want to get carried away! Any thoughts/opinions and advice greatly received!
  20. Hello, I am still having my visa processed and I am looking for information to help with deciding which state to go for, I have western australia, south, north and tasmania. I am an outdoor sports guy, surfing etc. Also the best state to gain a job in either construction maintainence or manufacturing. Any help would be appreciatted adam MIGRATATION AGENT APPOINTED 1/11/2009, TRA APP SENT, MAY 09, ACCEPTED JUNE 09..
  21. Hi my family and i are just awaiting our PR visas which we are told should be here in a few weeks im a plumber/gas engineer and my wife is just finishing uni as an ODP. We are moving over with our little one lily who is 2 years, we have sold the house and were trying to look for jobs in the melbourne suburbs so hello all.
  22. Hi, ALl, on Poms In OZ!!:hug: I have been reading lots of the threads on the forum, a great informative site, very useful, and i wanted to say HI!!! I am 29, and I am considering with my partner moving to Perth. I have looked into immigration, and it doesnt seem to be a problem, although we have high incomes here, and Im not sure whether we will regret making the move, we also have a nice property where I keep my horses, and I know selling them will be dreadful, but I find it so cold, and complain daily, putting everyone round the twist. I would be so happy to wake up to warmth every day!! We dont have children, but how do you decide whether to go, I havent been to oz yet, but planning to going to see perth this year.. Any feed back gratefully recieved.:wacko:
  23. Hi everyone, If , like me , you are curious as to how you will be viewed as a migrant in a new country , i was reading the west .com to try and get more insight into the State which i am going to in less than 2 weeks! It did make me feel so much better and positive about how we are welcomed and yes i know it is only a few replies and doesn't represent everyones views but i viewed it as positive and i hope you will too. It is in Perth. blogs.thewest.com.au Blog Archive NEWS BLOG - Too many Poms?
  24. Hi The following is a vacancy from the aussie seek website, uk company, i keep reading it through but something doesnt add up right to me ................. what does anyone else think ?????? Job 1 of 1 Listed 19 Apr 2008 .classification_indent { font-weight: bold **Work Type: Part Time Sub-Classification: Financial Planning Area: Gosford - Central Coast Advertiser: Collins textile industry Salary: $600 - $800/hr $200 Reputable Job Offer... Collins textile industry NTG House, Willow Road, Lenton, Nottingham. NG7 2TA. ENGLAND Tel: +44568234902 collinstextileindustry072@yahoo.com Collins textile industry Introduce a position of the manager(Representative)for the payment from the customers and other financial means.We needs a book-keeper in this area (Australia), so we want to know if you will like to work online from home and get paid weekly without leaving or it affecting your present job?. The company deals in the sale of Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Lutyens and Rennie Mackintosh, and are ideally suited to most forms of upholstered furniture, antique, classical and contemporary design exhibition. Collins textile industry has established an enviable reputation for manufacturing tradition of horsehair weaving and we have clients we supply weekly in Australia. We have been receiving orders from Australia, Which we have not been able to process competently and completely since we do not have a payment receiving personnel in these Areas. We have decided to recruit payment officers online hence we will be needing a representative/Bookkeeper to process our payments in these areas - due to delays in processing payments from these areas in London Uk. WHAT WE OFFER: Two hours/day at your choice, daytime or evening time. WORK AT HOME: Checking e-mail and going to the bank Part time or full time. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: No selling involved, no kit to buy,we won't charge you anything. MONTHLY SALARY: Minimum of $400 every week to a total of $1600 per month AND also the total amount you make in a month depends on how often you receive payments from out Clients,which can be twice a week or more,and also pay you $2 per day for checking your email. COMMISSION: 10% of every money order/check that is cashed instantly"cash inhand" or "cash on counter" is what you get from the total cashed amount. MORE EXPLANATION ABOUT THE JOB: If you receive a check of $2,500.00 from our clients or costumers in the USA,you would cash the check in your bank and then take 10% which is $250,from it and then send the rest of the funds from it toanywhere in the world where the company delegates would be at that time. OTHER FEES: All the cost for the transfer of the money to any location in the world where the Collins textile industry delegate would be,shall also be deducted from the total funds left with you after you have deducted your Commission which is 10% of any amount you cash and then you send the remainder of the funds as you shall be instructed. WHAT WE ASK: Two free hours daily not including weekends, Internet access for sending and receiving e-mails,available means of cashing money orders/checks at your bank using your existing bank account and then sending the funds meant for the company through Western Union or Money Gram to any location where the companies associates would be. IMPORTANT: You must be over 19 years of age, Australia CITIZENSHIP AND ALSO WE WELCOME OTHER CITIZENSHIP OUTSIDE Australia, SO FAR YOU HAVE A WAY TO GET THE FUNDS CASHED FOR US AND ALSO YOU STAY FULL TIME IN Australia. If you meet these conditions please contact us back by replying at this e-mail address (collinstextileindustry072@yahoo.com) to receive a Representative Contract agreement. Please fill the form below ; FIRST NAME ..................... SURNAME.................. ADDRESS................. CITY ...........STATE........................ ZIP CODE............COUNTRY................ PHONE NUMBER (S) ........................ ........................ GENDER.............MARITAL STATUS........ AGE.......... NATIONALITY................. Note: We will never ask you for anything more than that which we have stated above. No bank names, No bank account number, routing number,credit card, passwords, SSN# etc. If anyone asks for those on our behalf please do not give out this info.This is to ensure your security and non involvement in cases of Identity theft. Thanks. Michael Collins Collins textile industry NTG House, Willow Road, Lenton, Nottingham. NG7 2TA. ENGLAND Tel: +44568234902 collinstextileindustry072@yahoo.com Email: Please click the 'Apply Now' button below. - Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. For advice on obtaining an Australian visa visit LIVE IN australia.com. Protect Yourself. Don't provide bank or credit card details when applying for a job.
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