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    Guest dawn

    Hello All Members

     

    looking for a bit of advice from people. myself, partner and son (9) are hoping to move to brisbane in sept 06.

    we have just started the initial process and are wondering about migration agents! We were hoping to do the whole thing ourselves to help save the pennies!

    The situation we are in is our son is not biologicaly my partners but has been raising him as his own. We are wondering if this would make the immigration process more complicated as we do not know if the Australian Goverment would recognise our son as being dependent on my partner.

    If anyone out there can offer advice or any body who may have experienced a similar situation, we would be grateful of any advice.

     

    Thanks in advance.

    Dawn. :?

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    Guest Cal
    Hello All Members

     

    looking for a bit of advice from people. myself, partner and son (9) are hoping to move to brisbane in sept 06.

    we have just started the initial process and are wondering about migration agents! We were hoping to do the whole thing ourselves to help save the pennies!

    The situation we are in is our son is not biologicaly my partners but has been raising him as his own. We are wondering if this would make the immigration process more complicated as we do not know if the Australian Goverment would recognise our son as being dependent on my partner.

    If anyone out there can offer advice or any body who may have experienced a similar situation, we would be grateful of any advice.

     

    Thanks in advance.

    Dawn. :?

     

    Hi Dawn

    I think that you have to get your sons biological fathers permission ( in the form of a signed statement, I think) to take him to live outside the country.

    I'm not sure but have a read quite a bit on other forums about this issue.

    Personally I would speak to an agent.

    http://www.ianharrop.co.uk, offices on Burford,Oxon and London.

    There are agents who specialise in family issues but I'm sorry I don't know which ones. Maybe someone will come and point you in the right direction.

    Cal x

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    Guest choobs

    We have used a migration agent ( http://www.overseas-emigration.co.uk) . Most of them have a solicitor in their team who deals with legal issues who would be able to help you out with advice. Our migration agent has been a great help - paperwork is very complicated so we think that the migration agents fees have been justified. Hope this helps.

     

    Choobs

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    Guest bavlett73

    Hi there were using overseas immigration and our adivsor is really helpful.

    He did say that the visa application can be complicated if there are children involved from other partners. I would advise using an agent just so that you can have peace of mind.

     

    Sam

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    Guest dawn

    Hi, thanks for your advice, when you think you have one problem sorted another one pops up! our son has been diagnosed with type one Diabetes and is Insulin dependent and will need treatment rest of his life.

    were are thinking about putting Oz on hold for a year or two :( due to the medical cost over there as medicare will only pay so much towards the medical treatment he needs per year (i think) and private medical cover will cost a furtune as they will be regulary paying out. can anybody shed any light on this or advise us? or been in a similar situation.

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    Hi, thanks for your advice, when you think you have one problem sorted another one pops up! our son has been diagnosed with type one Diabetes and is Insulin dependent and will need treatment rest of his life.

    were are thinking about putting Oz on hold for a year or two :( due to the medical cost over there as medicare will only pay so much towards the medical treatment he needs per year (i think) and private medical cover will cost a furtune as they will be regulary paying out. can anybody shed any light on this or advise us? or been in a similar situation.

     

    Hi Dawn

     

    take a look on http://www.britishexpats.com, under australia and new zealand immigration forum, this topic has come up lots of times. Just type diabetes in the search box on that forum and it will lead to to any info available.

    Cal x

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    Hi Dawn

     

    I am in a similar situation to your husband in the way that I am not the natural father of my wifes daughter (alice). I was advised by my agent that we would need some evidence that my wife has full parental responsibility over Alice.

     

    We got in touch with a solicitor who advised us that we could get a specific order from the magistrates court as any child born before Jan 2003 , the mother has full parental responsibility.

     

    I don't know what your situation is with your son and his natural father but Alice hasn't had any contact with her father since she was 2 1/2 and nobody knows of his whereabouts including his parents and sister.

     

    Anyway my wife had a date for a hearing earlier this month at our local family proceedings court and the result was exactly what the solicitor advised us and we now have written confirmation signed by the court confirming that my wife has full parental responsibility over Alice under the childrens act 1989.

     

    I myself am hoping this will be adequate for our situation and hope this is of any help to you.

     

    I suggest you do what we did and just get in touch with a local solicitor for advice over the phone, this should not cost you anything.

     

    All the best in your application

     

    Andy, Jen & kids, Alice, Ava & Oliver. fingers crossed for end 2006

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    Guest kat3az

    Hi Dawn

     

    Our son 14 was diagnosed 18 months ago with Type one diabetes and we put Australia on hold while we dealt with this shock! We also didn't think we would be able to go anymore.

     

    After a lot of research we have decided we can't go all our lives wondering if we might have been able to go so are in the process of sending our TRA off now. If we don't get to go then at least I will know. Husband is apllying as Pastry cook which is on their wanted list so he is optimistic. Its me who says wait and see!

     

    My son had his 1st bad hypo at school last week and collapsed unconcious. The school couldn't b ring him round so had to fetch an ambulance. Rather scary for him. He didn't feel it ocming on!

     

    Kate

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    Guest dawn

    Hi Andy,

    Many thanks for your reply it has been really helpful. my son has not seen his natural Father since he was born. I will take up your advice and get in touch with a local family solicitor and do what you have done as this will make things a lot easier not just for Oz, but for the futue.

     

    Many thanks again. good luck to you.

    Dawn

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    Hi Kate,

    thanks for your reply. sorry to hear about your sons "Hypo", must have been scary for all of you. My son has luckly only had mild ones but the first time i saw him shacky and disorientated it was a shock for me and my partner. Hopefully will will look at Australia for 2007. I do know what you mean, i don't want to spend rest of my life wondering what if, if we dont go. My partner is a floor finisher and a job offer was looking good with "Karndean" company in Brisbane.

     

    would you know about medical care in Oz as that is what are worries are at the moment, like would private medical insurance cover him and medicare? and what would the costs be?

     

    thanks again Kate and good luck . Keep in touch with your progress.

    Dawn

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    Hi Cal,

    Took a look at the web site and it's a great help. Thanks for putting me on to it. cheers.

    Dawn. x

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