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Just a word of warning regarding insurance if you intend to put your stuff in storage when it arrives. With regard to removal companies, we used John Mason and were quite impressed with the guys who came to pack our stuff up. We took delivery of our shipment last week and it went into storage, not with John Mason's agents here but with another local company as we are sharing a large unit with my daughter. The guys who delivered our stuff pointed out that a a bedroom mirror was broken and several plant pots. We insured out shipment with someone else, as we thought John Mason were too expensive (even though they actually use the same company).

 

As the rest of our stuff is still all packed up we are not able to check if anything else was broken. We have taken out storage insurance with the storage company we are using. Our shipping insurers have informed us that we need to claim now for anything which is broken as they cannot be responsible for the goods now they are in storage of our own choice. So we now need to go and try to unpack everything just to check if anything else is damaged or broken as we only have 30 days to submit our claim.

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Just a word of warning regarding insurance if you intend to put your stuff in storage when it arrives. With regard to removal companies, we used John Mason and were quite impressed with the guys who came to pack our stuff up. We took delivery of our shipment last week and it went into storage, not with John Mason's agents here but with another local company as we are sharing a large unit with my daughter. The guys who delivered our stuff pointed out that a a bedroom mirror was broken and several plant pots. We insured out shipment with someone else, as we thought John Mason were too expensive (even though they actually use the same company).

 

As the rest of our stuff is still all packed up we are not able to check if anything else was broken. We have taken out storage insurance with the storage company we are using. Our shipping insurers have informed us that we need to claim now for anything which is broken as they cannot be responsible for the goods now they are in storage of our own choice. So we now need to go and try to unpack everything just to check if anything else is damaged or broken as we only have 30 days to submit our claim.

hi

 

Yet another example of insurance rip offs. We took out the minimum insurance to cover losses at sea etc because I am an insurance sceptic. Insurers are very happy to take your money but very reluctant to pay out.

 

Hope all is god for you.

 

Charlie

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CPV 143 granted April 2009. Permanent residency started November 2009.

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Congratulations Pete and Margaret.

Hopefully we can meet up wih you soon in Perth.

 

Hi Linday

Really looking forward to that. Now then, where did I put that house buyer. Damm disappeared again!!!:arghh:

Never mind, thats the only hurdle that is bothering us now.

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Hi Everyone

Well after all the trauma, doubts, fears, we got the e mail we all are striving for.

Your Visa is granted.:jiggy:

We got our visa,:jiggy:

We got our visa,:v_SPIN:

We got our visa,:notworthy:

We got our visa,:smile:

 

Oh the joy of having the chance to go and hope it all works. Now the bump back to earth, just the house to sell. Any one want to buy a house in Rotherham, VERY close to a shopping mall????

Best wishes to all still waiting

 

Thats brilliant news

Moira:laugh:

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Today's update.

 

We have gone with John Mason, the current popular choice and the best price for us at £3845 for a full, sole use 20ft, next up was P.S.S. at £4032 and 3rd at £4140 was Anglo Pacific.

 

Crown and Pickfords were just being silly at £5000 each with Pickfords taking the P by saying we needed to share a 40ft. All quotes for the same stuff.:shocked:

 

I asked the first 3 today to re-quote and J.M. knocked £150 off to come in below £4000 so they got the booking.

 

We have gone with Letton Percival for the insurance as at 1.5% they easily beat all companies with £493.83 for £31,000 for better cover including mildew and sets as standard.

 

In a few months time we will tell you if we made the right choice. :wacko:

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The bit that gets you down are the questions and the time in between replies plus in our case 7 different exchange dates coming and going and 3 different completion dates before a new final one.

 

And how do solicitors manage to write an email that reads like something will happen and then ignore that when it does not?

 

Best of luck with the sale. :wubclub:

 

Only thing left for us to do is exchange contracts and arrange completion date .......... did I say ONLY? This is the worst part of the whole process - so near yet can't book shippers or flight yet! Bet the rate comes down another 10 cents by the time we finally get there, knowing our luck!


Jane & Clive CPV143 Mar 2010 Ack 3 May, 2010 CO 1 Apr, 2011 VISA 3 June house sold 28 Sept left 3rd arrived 5 Oct new home 18 Nov ONE YEAR ON- Living the Dream

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Fizz ......thanks for the information regarding moving. will certainly pursue that company

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Hi Everyone

Well after all the trauma, doubts, fears, we got the e mail we all are striving for.

Your Visa is granted.:jiggy:

We got our visa,:jiggy:

We got our visa,:v_SPIN:

We got our visa,:notworthy:

We got our visa,:smile:

 

Oh the joy of having the chance to go and hope it all works. Now the bump back to earth, just the house to sell. Any one want to buy a house in Rotherham, VERY close to a shopping mall????

Best wishes to all still waiting

 

 

Lovely news, so pleased for you and wishing you all the happiness you wish for. Hope all goes smoothly for you from now on. Ann Yay!!!!!!

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Lovely news, so pleased for you and wishing you all the happiness you wish for. Hope all goes smoothly for you from now on. Ann Yay!!!!!!

 

 

Best of luck to you both :biggrin:

 

Phoebe

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Hello, just found you and very grateful for it! Am about to apply for a Contributory parental visa and have found to my horror that I have been diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. Has anyone any experience please of this in the application process? Is it going to prevent me from being given a visa? I have read the official blurb and it is very 'woolly'. In all other aspects my health is good, but this is a bit of a blow. Many thanks in anticipation!

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I think they just need to know that it is under control with meds or sensible diet and weight loss. If everything else is OK it shouldn't be a problem.


Jane & Clive CPV143 Mar 2010 Ack 3 May, 2010 CO 1 Apr, 2011 VISA 3 June house sold 28 Sept left 3rd arrived 5 Oct new home 18 Nov ONE YEAR ON- Living the Dream

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Hello, just found you and very grateful for it! Am about to apply for a Contributory parental visa and have found to my horror that I have been diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. Has anyone any experience please of this in the application process? Is it going to prevent me from being given a visa? I have read the official blurb and it is very 'woolly'. In all other aspects my health is good, but this is a bit of a blow. Many thanks in anticipation!

 

Hi and welcome. I too have type 2 diabetes and got my visa with no problems whatsoever. I don't see any reason why you shouldn't too. Good luck, Cath.

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Am so grateful for your responses, guys! Now i have to start the long slog...but you have given me great hope.:biggrin:

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Hi Linday

Really looking forward to that. Now then, where did I put that house buyer. Damm disappeared again!!!:arghh:

Never mind, thats the only hurdle that is bothering us now.

 

 

Yes, it's very frustrating waiting to sell the house. We were extremely lucky in that we had decided to rent ours out and the first people who came to look made us an offer to buy as they were only renting while they looked for a suitable house. However, our house money is still in the UK.

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We have SOLD our house....sold my car on ebay...being picked up today...lunch with family today ..18 of us......heathrow in the morning....singapore airlines cattle class straight through to melbourne and my hugging my daughter and daisy (5) and tom (3) by lunchtime tuesday uk time...,i have grandparents day at school on wednesday....and needed to take chikdren to school and daycare on thursday as daughter has training day .....should think we will be babysitting friday night so our daughter can meet her dh from work and dinner out.....this is what its all about.....and i cannot wait to be there ...bring it on .....

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Am so grateful for your responses, guys! Now i have to start the long slog...but you have given me great hope.:biggrin:

 

I too have just started the long wait, i now find myself wishing my life away waiting for a CO, i have loads to do in the meantime mind you but it doesn't stop me being impatient. I'ts great on here for info and support as someone has had a hurdle to cross to get their visa and only to willing to share their experience to help. Good luck with yours. Ann:biggrin:

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I too would like to add how incredibly helpful I have found this and the other, now sadly less used, forum. Going through the whole process on my own, from getting the visa, selling my house-and in my case deciding to sell early and rent-sorting out shippers, selling my car on ebay, etc etc has at times been daunting but at all times I have gained comfort and courage-and laughs- from everyone`s contributions

Fiz

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Am so grateful for your responses, guys! Now i have to start the long slog...but you have given me great hope.:biggrin:

Hi, and welcome I too have type 2 which was reffered to a specialist,but all ok just took another five weeks and cost anoyher £180 but thats peanuts in the scheme of things,they need records of blood control going back as far as you can so if you go to the medical prepared you should be ok.

Good luck.

Cheers Mike.

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Hello, just found you and very grateful for it! Am about to apply for a Contributory parental visa and have found to my horror that I have been diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. Has anyone any experience please of this in the application process? Is it going to prevent me from being given a visa? I have read the official blurb and it is very 'woolly'. In all other aspects my health is good, but this is a bit of a blow. Many thanks in anticipation!

 

G'Day and welcome!

 

Others have already said not to worry too much about the diabetes.

 

If I may just offer a word of advice (having got through the meds recently despite having had a prostate cancer operation), when the time comes (or is looming – you need to be prepared in advance), it may be a good idea to get your consultant to write a full (and, if possible without perjury, positive) report to take with you to the medical exam. I'm sure it helped in my case.

 

Good luck! Mike


Mike & Sue 173 appln ack 22 Jun 2010; CO 3 May 2011; 173 visas granted 18 Jul 2011; val 8 Dec 2011. 173>143 appln ack 14 Dec 2011 (notified 25 Jan 2012!); CO 24 Apr 2012; AoS 14 May 2012; 2nd VAC req 25 May 2012; pd 22 Jun 2012; 143 visas granted 27 Jun 2012; arrived Sydney 15 Oct 2012

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We have SOLD our house....sold my car on ebay...being picked up today...lunch with family today ..18 of us......heathrow in the morning....singapore airlines cattle class straight through to melbourne and my hugging my daughter and daisy (5) and tom (3) by lunchtime tuesday uk time...,i have grandparents day at school on wednesday....and needed to take chikdren to school and daycare on thursday as daughter has training day .....should think we will be babysitting friday night so our daughter can meet her dh from work and dinner out.....this is what its all about.....and i cannot wait to be there ...bring it on .....

 

Oh Wow!!!!!

 

What a fabulous way to begin your new life..............a very full on week, but I'm sure you will enjoy every minute........very envious and looking forward to hear all about your trip with Singapore Airlines as we are with them in October.

 

Go girl!!!!!!!!!!

 

Cheers Pam

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We have SOLD our house....sold my car on ebay...being picked up today...lunch with family today ..18 of us......heathrow in the morning....singapore airlines cattle class straight through to melbourne and my hugging my daughter and daisy (5) and tom (3) by lunchtime tuesday uk time...,i have grandparents day at school on wednesday....and needed to take chikdren to school and daycare on thursday as daughter has training day .....should think we will be babysitting friday night so our daughter can meet her dh from work and dinner out.....this is what its all about.....and i cannot wait to be there ...bring it on .....

 

 

Sounds like you are hitting the ground running - what fun! Safe trip and have a wonderful new life in Melbourne. Hope we're not too far behind you.


Jane & Clive CPV143 Mar 2010 Ack 3 May, 2010 CO 1 Apr, 2011 VISA 3 June house sold 28 Sept left 3rd arrived 5 Oct new home 18 Nov ONE YEAR ON- Living the Dream

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We have SOLD our house....sold my car on ebay...being picked up today...lunch with family today ..18 of us......heathrow in the morning....singapore airlines cattle class straight through to melbourne and my hugging my daughter and daisy (5) and tom (3) by lunchtime tuesday uk time...,i have grandparents day at school on wednesday....and needed to take chikdren to school and daycare on thursday as daughter has training day .....should think we will be babysitting friday night so our daughter can meet her dh from work and dinner out.....this is what its all about.....and i cannot wait to be there ...bring it on .....

 

So glad the house crisis resolved itself. Bon voyage!

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We have SOLD our house....sold my car on ebay...being picked up today...lunch with family today ..18 of us......heathrow in the morning....singapore airlines cattle class straight through to melbourne and my hugging my daughter and daisy (5) and tom (3) by lunchtime tuesday uk time...,i have grandparents day at school on wednesday....and needed to take chikdren to school and daycare on thursday as daughter has training day .....should think we will be babysitting friday night so our daughter can meet her dh from work and dinner out.....this is what its all about.....and i cannot wait to be there ...bring it on .....

 

CONGRATULATIONS you guys.....I can't say I'm not envious :twitcy: but I do wish you all the luck in the world.......those cuddles are what makes it all worth while......:yes:

 

Live the dream and don't look back :cool:

 

Phoebe

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Wanda and I are please to announce that we will be homeless from the 1st September and will be forced to roam the streets until a suitable flight can be arranged.

 

I thought we would fly right through to Brisbane but it appears Wanda wants to stop off at a place called Bali (without the sugar) so I just hope there are no connections left. :jiggy:

 

So much to do and so little time. :twitcy:

 

Les

 

Hi Les

 

Have not been on here for sometime, so pleased to see your news and knowing we will be having a beer together soon.

Its starting to warm up again here in sunny Queensland,, hardly any rain for months now!

Cheers Matt

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Hi Les

 

Have not been on here for sometime, so pleased to see your news and knowing we will be having a beer together soon.

Its starting to warm up again here in sunny Queensland,, hardly any rain for months now!

Cheers Matt

 

The news of your demise is fortunately premature. Glad you made a full recovery.:biglaugh:

 

 

Originally Posted by ariomart

"I miss Sirmatt":

Moira

Les

"We all do, he came to a sticky end in the great Vegemite disaster of 2011 when trying for the bottom jar in a 20ft Coles display.

 

It was how he would have wanted to go, spread out by his favourite spread".

 

RIP

 

Wanda did find a connection to Bali (I didn't know she could work the interweb :twitcy:) so after a couple of nights in Singapore for me to top up on Chicken Satay, I'm being dragged along to Bali for 3 weeks. :wink:

 

So we don't hit Brisbane until near the end of September then we will be in touch, leave a few jobs vacant please. :wubclub:

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