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Guest michellegoddard

Hi all

 

We are Ross, Michelle and two kids,

 

Are there any ex South African, British citizins out there busy with or contemplating going to Australia, more specifically NSW?:twitcy:

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Hi Michelle,

 

 

There are a couple of South African's on this site, including us. We are headed out to Central Coast NSW as soon as our visa comes through and we sell our house. We have been here almost 18 years and have decided it's time for a move obviously going home is out of the question so Oz it is! OH orginally from Transvaal and I am from Cape/ Durban. Feel free to PM anytime.

 

 

All the best,

Nikci


176 (family) visa lodged - 7/3/08 CO assigned - 18 Nov 08 VISA GRANTED - 29 Jan 09... arrived 7 June 09

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Guest deebbzz

hi

i was born in SA but moved here when i was 12. my husband and i are in the longgggggggggggggggggggggggggg process of migrating to oz as soon as we get visa.

we are moving to gold coast.

as nicki said there are a lot of south africans on here just finding them.

good luck with your visa.

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Hi Michelle,

I'm also South African on or way to Oz some time. We are hoping to move to Queensland, if every thing goes to plan! Have you done a recce to OZ yet ?

 

Cheers

 

Craig


TRA Submitted 24/03/11,TRA Successful 18/04/11,WA SA Submitted 19/04/11,WA Approved 20/05/11,176 Visa lodged 20/05/11,Form 1100 to DIAC 22/06/11,CO Assigned 05/07/11,Medicals 19/9/11 Finalized 27/09/11,S.Africa+UK PCC sent to CO 6/10/11,VISA Granted 7/10/11!

 

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Guest stevebison2000

hi. im from cape town. been in england for 5 1/2 years. we leaving for australia (perth) on

7 th october 2008 on a subclass 136. perminent resident visa.

had enough here and dont want to go back to sa so gonna give australia a go.

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Guest michellegoddard

Wow, took chance, did not think that I would get many reply's seeing as though Im an ex South African Pom. Its great to hear from all of you. My sister is living in Australia already, Thornton NSW. I have not done a rece to Australia, but have done lots of research and am very excited, but did not realise that the visa application process could be this long and time consuming. I am not a very patient person and like things to happen yesterday.

 

My husband got his results from the TRA, he is an electrician(special class) by trade and it was rejected because he had not supplied enough detail about his apprenticeship. We use migrationexpert.au and feel like they should have known what was needed to lodge a successful application. We now have to reapply which obviously is going to cost more money.

 

Has anyone else used migrationexpert.au, have you had any problems or similar issues

 

regards Michelle

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Hi

 

We are also South Africans living in the UK for almost 2 years.Husband ,wife and 4 kids(boys).


WA state sponsored granted 20th July,176 visa(non csl)applied 20 August,PCC uploaded,, meds done 13/01/10, visa granted 27/04/2010:jiggy:moved down under Sept 2010,WA

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Guest ddwild
Hi all

 

We are Ross, Michelle and two kids,

 

Are there any ex South African, British citizins out there busy with or contemplating going to Australia, more specifically NSW?:twitcy:

 

Hi Shell

 

Welcome to Poms in Oz!

 

Glad to see you on here Mrs!!!

 

Di xxx:jiggy:

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Im not South African but still wanted to say welcome to poms in oz ,lol

Cal x


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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Guest Sunsh1ne

Hi ya

 

We arrived in Sydney in May. My hubby is from Cape Town originally and lived in the UK for the last 12 years. We both decided that we wanted to give Oz a go and then went through the long process of obtaining a 136 skilled independent visa.

 

There is a large South African community in St Ives and also in Cherrybrook however we chose to live in a different area.

 

In fact, last weekend we went to a deli in St Ives and bought boerewors and ouma rusks as a treat !

 

If you'd like any further information feel free to PM me.

 

Sunsh1ne

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Guest zambezi15

Looks like there are quite a few of us South Africans doing the 2nd emigration bit, expensive, but what the heck..

We have been here 4 years....but I sneak off back to SA often when the long UK winter weather comes...its just too dark and cold.

We hope to have our visa finalized by end of October, but have already booked fares to Cape for December to Jan, so will probably only move to Aussie in March.

We are putting our house on the market but as the agent has already valued it £40000 below the price we purchased it for, we really would be crazy to write off that kind of cash ( bad enough as you all know when we bought the cash over on SA/UK exchange rates) so we are rather considering getting tenants. Its much much bigger than the other houses in the area...but they dont valuate it on the sq footage but on prices of what other houses fetched in the street..they say Brits dont go by size, I can believe that, it took us 8 months to find a reasonably priced place with a very big lounge ( not just long but long and wide hehe) and diningroom... If we have to be indoor for so many months...lets have space. But now that I have been doing my domestic chores..lets say I have learnt, smaller may not be so bad in future,

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Guest Phantom

HI Michelle

my sisters name is also michelle.

Welcome, Im also South Africam. Born in Johannesburg, gre up in ''old'' EAST LONDON then moved down to Cape Town where i stayed for about 11 years before coming over to the UK. now also heading for OZ, once i get all my papers ready i'll start the process.

Best regards and im so glad for this website, its so, good IM going at it alone and not using any agencies.

best Reagrds

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Guest Phantom

HAHA sory everyone just read back my post and saw all the spelling mistakes, agh well was in a rush. sory. :(

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Guest zambezi15

My husband went for his medical today and it was discovered (unbeknown to us) he had high blood pressure. Now its apparantly a requirement that he has an appointment with the cardiologist and a ultra sound to check that BP did no heart damage...routine but a requirement. More ££££. But right now he is more concerned this does not end up in a refusal on medical grounds, as he feels great. As they say in Africa...its a real Ag shame.

Hold thumbs for us that we can get this all sorted.

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Guest Phantom

Hi Zambizi15.

 

I also Have High blood preasure. however I am not on anythign tablets or anything to bring it down yet. I have had blood tests done by the doc. and going again in 2 months time for a second ''check'' of my blood. then maybe then he will prescribe something so that the blood preasure will be brougt down. both my parents have HB, so know i'll have to go on these tablets soon. so thought i may as well do it now. As I know when it comes to me to do my medical for OZ they will also pick up my high blood preasure. so I better get it into order now ? what you think?

 

How is it all going by the way ? the proces /?

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Hi Phantom,

We were so lucky, it turns out his BP was due to his medication that he was on, the specialist picked up the problem immediately, reduced his meds and he was down to normal. the relief for my husband, knowing he had no BP problem, added Bonus was when specialist said as the cause was so obvious he could find no reason to warrant a cardio check up, so we didn't need to pay £450??? thats what the cardiologists were going to charge to do a check up. Everything is on schedule just waiting for his police clearance certificiate from S A, we did our own visa application. Everythings great....but heck, need some sun, will never adjust to these darker colder days...

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If you have HP apparantly no problem if you are on medication to bring it down. We were unaware at the time Peter had HP which was the problem. Bascially he was lucky as his was a side effect as mentioned from other medication and it was a short term problem. Would suggest you sort it out first else you maybe asked to also have a cardio report etc etc. Good luck

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Guest Phantom

Ah Great. Thanx for the response. Im going to get my HB sorted out then, (better now than later)

IM just waiting to get my UK passport then Im going to start the proces. Like you say. this weather is not lekker. Cant wait for the warmer days and nights.

SA police clearance. ye. Hope you get it soon and hope I wont have problems getting mine to.

Chow for now

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Guest martyn

Hi Michelle,

 

Yet another SA here. Been over in the Uk for 10 years in March and now also wanting to move over to the sun in OZ. I was just wondering, how long did it take to apply for you British citizenship as i'm just about to send mine off.

 

Thanks

Ronel

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Guest zambezi15
Hi Michelle,

 

June 2008 UK nationalisation applications maybe processed by Dec???or Jan 2009, latest guide line on their web...thats for spouse and even if you are a straightforward British National descent marrying a Brit, other cses can take longer still. They have a huge backlog and no sign of catching up.

Aussie Spouse much quicker. 12 weeks- Aussie other visa's about 9-14 months depending on criteria. Some work visa's are expedited and much quicker though.

Aussie requires a Police Clearance from every Country you spent more than a year in within the past ten years. So if you were in RSA (seems like you just miss this) but if you were..you need to get fingerprints done here £63 mailed to Pretoria etc etc..Process they say 28 working days 2 weeks mailing if you sent a reply paid tracker enevelope. You pay R38 fee. If you were in RSa R38 fee would also cover fingerprints. All these processes take time would suggest you do both UK and Aussie simultaneously, It takes some months to get all the aussie requirements and once issued you have a year to validate your Aussie visa and your Uk Nationality should be sorted by then

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Thanks for that zambezi15. I'm SA and hubby is English. I noticed that they had quite a back log. Fingers crossed it goes quick. Yay!! Hopefully won't have to do the SA police clearance. When applying for the Oz visa (175) at what stage do you need to give them your passports? Just don't want to come to a point when the aussies ask for our passport (as part of the application) and then it's still stuck at uk home office. really appreciate all the help guys. x

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Hi Michelle,

 

Yet another SA here. Been over in the Uk for 10 years in March and now also wanting to move over to the sun in OZ. I was just wondering, how long did it take to apply for you British citizenship as i'm just about to send mine off.

 

Thanks

Ronel

 

Hi Ronel

 

We were told that it would take 7 months for citizenship and a further 2 months for passports

 

Cheers

 

Craig


TRA Submitted 24/03/11,TRA Successful 18/04/11,WA SA Submitted 19/04/11,WA Approved 20/05/11,176 Visa lodged 20/05/11,Form 1100 to DIAC 22/06/11,CO Assigned 05/07/11,Medicals 19/9/11 Finalized 27/09/11,S.Africa+UK PCC sent to CO 6/10/11,VISA Granted 7/10/11!

 

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Does anyone know whether it is possible to have RSA,UK and Oz citizenship? and Is it legal in all 3 countries?


TRA Submitted 24/03/11,TRA Successful 18/04/11,WA SA Submitted 19/04/11,WA Approved 20/05/11,176 Visa lodged 20/05/11,Form 1100 to DIAC 22/06/11,CO Assigned 05/07/11,Medicals 19/9/11 Finalized 27/09/11,S.Africa+UK PCC sent to CO 6/10/11,VISA Granted 7/10/11!

 

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Guest martyn

Hi Craig, don't know whether it is possible to have all 3 citizenships, but i have a letter from SA government that allows me to keep my SA citizenship. I got that for the purpose of applying for UK citizenship, whether i will be able to use it when applying for aus citizenship i don't know.

 

Thanks for your advice as well regarding the waiting time.

 

Ronel

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Many many SA and Zim people live here now lots in Perth and QLD and I know some in Melbourne.


Petals

:ssign15:taking no prisoners :wink:

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