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Wayne 83

Claiming Super

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Hello

I have been living back in the UK for 7 years. I wanted to claim my super back from Australia. When I spoke to the people in control of my super years ago I was informed that if I cancelled my permanent visa I could then claim it back. 

The travel conditions of my skilled 175 visa have now expired and I'm not sure if my visa is now useless anyway. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you. 

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21 minutes ago, Wayne 83 said:

Hello

I have been living back in the UK for 7 years. I wanted to claim my super back from Australia. When I spoke to the people in control of my super years ago I was informed that if I cancelled my permanent visa I could then claim it back. 

The travel conditions of my skilled 175 visa have now expired and I'm not sure if my visa is now useless anyway. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated thank you. 

As I understand it PR is permanent, hence the name.

I have never heard of an instance where an individual could cancel or revoke PR in order to recover their Super early.  I suspect you will need to wait until you it reaches maturity.


Timeline: 309/100 Sent 7/8/13, Money Taken 9/8/13, CO appointed 3/9/13. Med 3/12/13. Police check 4/12/13. VISA GRANTED 8/4/14, Subclass100. Recce August 2014. Arrived 30 July 2015.

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Send @Andrew from Vista Financial a message he a qualified specialist on everything Super related.


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@Wayne 83, write to the superannuation fund to let them know your UK address, if you haven't already.  Also instruct them to cancel all insurances, because chances are you're not covered by them anyway.  That will reduce your fees.

If you've got a decent amount in the fund, it would be worth checking that you're in a good fund, too. Unfortunately there's a lot of shonky funds, some of them run by large institutions such as banks. 


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Posted (edited)

Hi

I know it's been covered off but to add my comments being much the same in that I understand it only to be possible when a temporary visa has expired.

Regards

Andy

Edited by Andrew from Vista Financial

Financial Adviser (FPA Member AFP ®) Specialising in UK Expat Advice and Pension Transfers / AR-322874 /AFSL-234951

SMSF Accredited Adviser / UK SIPP Authorised Adviser 

Director  - Vista Financial Services – www.vistafs.com.au 08 8381 7177

 

Please note that my advice is general advice only and professional financial advice should be sought for your own personal situation.

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