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Do you want to know what it's like emigrating to Australia with a family?

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3 months ago we took the plunge and moved to Australia during a coronavirus pandemic! If anyone is looking to make a similar move soon, we hope our channel helps to inform and guide you about the whole process of moving with a family. If anyone has any questions about our move, please let us know

 

https://youtu.be/SQXab7_CV1w

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Thank you so much for sharing this and welcome to Brisbane. You are very entertaining to watch so please keep them coming...

We made the trip quite a while ago now with a just turned 3 yr old and 8 yr old so i do feel for you and totally understand the trying to tire them out and walking the plane aisles. I am sorry but you did make me chuckle a bit (at your expense) and kudos to you for putting up with that stupid plastic mask, it would have driven me insane.

I believe they struggle to get teachers at the schools around here where i am, so if you dont mind not living at the beach, get your resumes sent off to them.. Feel free to PM me for names of schools around here. (you will need to make a few posts before the PM system will allow you to message)

 Cal x

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If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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Why can I not get the link to work.


309 Spouse visa applied for 6th October 2020

Subclass 309 and Subclass 100 visa granted 27th November 2020

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1 hour ago, BigJoe said:

Why can I not get the link to work.

I copied the link then opened youtube and pasted the link in the space at the top.

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9 hours ago, Toots said:

I copied the link then opened youtube and pasted the link in the space at the top.

Many thanks, that worked for me.

 

@thatjohnstonlife Really enjoyed your video.


309 Spouse visa applied for 6th October 2020

Subclass 309 and Subclass 100 visa granted 27th November 2020

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Surely it is not possible to move to Australia without having an PIO account?  Who is this imposter??!!!

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PR (100) moved to Perth September 2021

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On 09/12/2020 at 21:30, calNgary said:

Thank you so much for sharing this and welcome to Brisbane. You are very entertaining to watch so please keep them coming...

We made the trip quite a while ago now with a just turned 3 yr old and 8 yr old so i do feel for you and totally understand the trying to tire them out and walking the plane aisles. I am sorry but you did make me chuckle a bit (at your expense) and kudos to you for putting up with that stupid plastic mask, it would have driven me insane.

I believe they struggle to get teachers at the schools around here where i am, so if you dont mind not living at the beach, get your resumes sent off to them.. Feel free to PM me for names of schools around here. (you will need to make a few posts before the PM system will allow you to message)

 Cal x

Thanks Cal. I've managed to find a job now but thanks for the offer.

 

I don't mind the chuckle at our expense. As you know the process is difficult enough, so we try to make it a humorous as possible!! 

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13 hours ago, thatjohnstonlife said:

Thanks Big Joe. Really appreciate the feedback and glad you enjoyed the video

So any regrets 3 months on?

How has the house and job hunting been, if you don’t mind me asking?

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309 Spouse visa applied for 6th October 2020

Subclass 309 and Subclass 100 visa granted 27th November 2020

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No regrets so far.

We've both found jobs and have our rental home for now. We've also just had an offer accepted on another house to buy so that should all be going ahead in the new year.

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Great news on the job and house.

Looking forward to your next video.

All the best and stay safe.


309 Spouse visa applied for 6th October 2020

Subclass 309 and Subclass 100 visa granted 27th November 2020

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Not sure if you've already covered it, but how about health care for immigrants ie Medicare/private health insurance. 


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Hey 

Can I ask was it hard to get a mortgage approved in Australia after only just moving over? 
 

We are looking at moving end of next year (husband is Australian- I have a visa) and we have a deposit ready for when we want to buy but didn’t know if we would have to be in the country for X amount of months/years to show financial records etc? 

Thanks 

Natalie 

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8 hours ago, Natalie123 said:

Hey 

Can I ask was it hard to get a mortgage approved in Australia after only just moving over? 
 

We are looking at moving end of next year (husband is Australian- I have a visa) and we have a deposit ready for when we want to buy but didn’t know if we would have to be in the country for X amount of months/years to show financial records etc? 

Thanks 

Natalie 

When we first arrived we had sold our house in the UK and wanted to buy we were $40,000 short, we had the money in the UK but couldn’t access it for 2-3 months. So we applied to one of the Big 4 for a mortgage. They knocked us back despite the fact they would have had a large amount of equity in the house if we failed to pay.

‘Things have changed a lot but I know back then if you moved over and had a job in the same career field they would accept this as continuous employment.

 


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