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189 Processing ... the wait begins!

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    23 hours ago, laevans said:

    Amazing good luck to you!! Have most amazing trip!! Our planning now begins! We move in September and have no idea what we do next lol! Where abouts ru heading?? Anyone heading to Perth? X 

    We are flying in to Brisbane and staying for 2 weeks to have a mooch around and then we are off to Adelaide ready for our pooch coming from Melbourne after quarantine :)

    It has been a little hectic this week with but well worth it! Any questions just give me a shout! Hope it all goes well for you.

    Good luck with it all :D



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    Hi all, it's been two months since I signed a health undertaking  for my daughter  and I was debating  whether  to contact  dibp to politely remind them to take a look at my file.  It has been 7months and two weeks since we lodged.  Will asking dibp affect our application.  Thanks

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    20 hours ago, Kirstyj said:

    Perth is amazing xx

    I agree! We are so excited to get over there - I've lived there for a few months on a WHV but my partner only visited for 4 days and even that was enough for him to know it was where we should be :) 

    I'm a big fan of all the foodie places on instagram :D gonna get so fat when we get there! xx

    EA Skills Assessment Lodged 3/8/17 Approved 18/8/17 (Fast Track), IELTS sat 19/8/17 PASSED L9, R8.5, W8.5, S9 overall 9 !! :) EOI submitted 10/9/17. Invitation received 21/9/17. Application submitted 5/11/17. Awaiting CO contact. 

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