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18 hours ago, Kathss56 said:

All I can see is just the cost of $5k for 3yrs by the looks of it! But weigh that up against renewing the 600 visa  and popping in and out of Oz etc.,

 Also private health insurance may be more expensive too on this new visa. 

I am hoping to go on a 600 if need be, but time it so that I don't need longer than the 12mths expiry date !

I also wonder what the processing time will be for these new visas, and whether there will be all the additional rigmarole of form 80, referees, medical and police clearance etc etc. It's pretty much an unknown for us all at the moment so hard to incorporate this option into our planning. 

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143 lodged 10/12/15. Acknowledgement received by email 14/12/15.  Moved to Brisbane 6/10/17 on 600 visa.  Contact requesting submission of further info and AOS on 8/8/19.  Medical 22/8/19, form 80 30/8/19, police clearances 6/9/19. AOS bond lodged 13/11/19  and accepted 18/11/19. 2nd VAC request 23/1/20, payment 28/1/20.  Email from Immi 4/2/20, visa agreed, just need to leave the country for it to be awarded!

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11 hours ago, Catlady2014 said:

I complete on my house next Thursday.  I'm moving in with my sister temporarily as I'll be at the 33 months stage on 1st July.  Still no request for my second vac but I'm hoping it'll happen in July.   Then again, pigs might fly.   Can you move in with family if necessary, Gafuk?

Hopefully 1st July you will be in the next batch:D

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143 lodged 17 March 2016. Perth bound

5 Feb 20 request for further info.11 Feb - Medical /Form 80. 17 Feb -AoS submitted. 27 Feb -Police checks. 4 Mar -BG requested. 6 Mar - bond cert to Centrelink.13 Mar AoS approved

12 NOV 20 -2ND VAC REQUEST !

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I'm not banking on it.  I think realistically it'll be more like August, or September, or October - 3 years by October!  


CPV 1.10.2014, 1st VAC 31.10.2014, Receipt 31.10.2014, Acknowledged 28.2.15

Form 80 - 26.1.2017, Police check 4.2.2017, Medical 21.2.17 (with DIBP 24.2.17)

AoS commenced 17.2.17, approved 19.4.17, bond lodged 28.4.17, acceptance 9.5.2017

2nd VAC requested 19.9.2017.  Visa granted 28.9.17

Brisbane area.

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On 25/05/2017 at 13:27, SusieRoo said:

Just a thought on Geoff's car.

We are planning on taking our car with us. There is "personal imports option" which means you don't pay import tax. 

When we have compared prices, selling the car here then buying a replacement, to the cost of shipping. It easily stacks up for us.

Best wishes for your move

Hi

Please can you give me an idea of costs to ship? My car is about to die on me unfortunately....More problems!!  ?

 Wondering if to buy a nearly new car here and ship over whenever my visa comes!! 

Than you


143 lodged 17 March 2016. Perth bound

5 Feb 20 request for further info.11 Feb - Medical /Form 80. 17 Feb -AoS submitted. 27 Feb -Police checks. 4 Mar -BG requested. 6 Mar - bond cert to Centrelink.13 Mar AoS approved

12 NOV 20 -2ND VAC REQUEST !

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1 minute ago, Kathss56 said:

Hi

Please can you give me an idea of costs to ship? My car is about to die on me unfortunately....More problems!!  ?

 Wondering if to buy a nearly new car here and ship over whenever my visa comes!! 

Than you

Just a thought on this, when my family went over recently they were going to take their Evoke with them, but the cleaning of the car and the Sat Nav were an issue.  So they sold it here and bought a new Hyundai!!

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11 minutes ago, clarkesville1 said:

Just a thought on this, when my family went over recently they were going to take their Evoke with them, but the cleaning of the car and the Sat Nav were an issue.  So they sold it here and bought a new Hyundai!!

Thanks. Have just read iron lady imports page. Think if you have brand new prestige model might be worth it. But am going to look how much over there and then here for similar vehicle first  - as not convinced it is worth the extra stresssss?

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143 lodged 17 March 2016. Perth bound

5 Feb 20 request for further info.11 Feb - Medical /Form 80. 17 Feb -AoS submitted. 27 Feb -Police checks. 4 Mar -BG requested. 6 Mar - bond cert to Centrelink.13 Mar AoS approved

12 NOV 20 -2ND VAC REQUEST !

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1 hour ago, Kathss56 said:

Hi

Please can you give me an idea of costs to ship? My car is about to die on me unfortunately....More problems!!  ?

 Wondering if to buy a nearly new car here and ship over whenever my visa comes!! 

Than you

Just to give you some perspective - my daughter just bought a brand new Toyota Corolla 1.8 automatic for $22,000.  You could get an ex-demo or low mileage one a lot cheaper than that though.  I decided a long while back not to take my car, because the shipping costs (I think about £1,500, but not certain now) made it just not worth it.  And there would have been extra costs for the roadworthy test, rego etc.  I will sell it just before I leave and should get about £3,500 for it, but at the time when I was considering taking it the resale value was about £5,000 - and still not worth it.  

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CPV 1.10.2014, 1st VAC 31.10.2014, Receipt 31.10.2014, Acknowledged 28.2.15

Form 80 - 26.1.2017, Police check 4.2.2017, Medical 21.2.17 (with DIBP 24.2.17)

AoS commenced 17.2.17, approved 19.4.17, bond lodged 28.4.17, acceptance 9.5.2017

2nd VAC requested 19.9.2017.  Visa granted 28.9.17

Brisbane area.

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18 minutes ago, Catlady2014 said:

Just to give you some perspective - my daughter just bought a brand new Toyota Corolla 1.8 automatic for $22,000.  You could get an ex-demo or low mileage one a lot cheaper than that though.  I decided a long while back not to take my car, because the shipping costs (I think about £1,500, but not certain now) made it just not worth it.  And there would have been extra costs for the roadworthy test, rego etc.  I will sell it just before I leave and should get about £3,500 for it, but at the time when I was considering taking it the resale value was about £5,000 - and still not worth it.  

Same here. Toyota are very popular over there and reasonable as you say. Have just been browsing  them!

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143 lodged 17 March 2016. Perth bound

5 Feb 20 request for further info.11 Feb - Medical /Form 80. 17 Feb -AoS submitted. 27 Feb -Police checks. 4 Mar -BG requested. 6 Mar - bond cert to Centrelink.13 Mar AoS approved

12 NOV 20 -2ND VAC REQUEST !

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7 minutes ago, Kathss56 said:

Same here. Toyota are very popular over there and reasonable as you say. Have just been browsing  them!

Hi just to jump in, asked my daughter how much her Hyundai Santa Fe was and she said $17,500

 

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23 minutes ago, Catlady2014 said:

Just to give you some perspective - my daughter just bought a brand new Toyota Corolla 1.8 automatic for $22,000.  You could get an ex-demo or low mileage one a lot cheaper than that though.  I decided a long while back not to take my car, because the shipping costs (I think about £1,500, but not certain now) made it just not worth it.  And there would have been extra costs for the roadworthy test, rego etc.  I will sell it just before I leave and should get about £3,500 for it, but at the time when I was considering taking it the resale value was about £5,000 - and still not worth it.  

When we brought our car to Melbourne 9 years ago, we had to have owned the car for 1 year.  So buying just before leaving won't work, unless the rules have changed.  We were very pleased we brought our car over, we had enough things to sort out when first arriving without having to decide on a new car, some models are different.  So it was a good move for us. ?

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6 minutes ago, Sooty said:

When we brought our car to Melbourne 9 years ago, we had to have owned the car for 1 year.  So buying just before leaving won't work, unless the rules have changed.  We were very pleased we brought our car over, we had enough things to sort out when first arriving without having to decide on a new car, some models are different.  So it was a good move for us. ?

Yes I would buy now which will be 12mths before. Gutted mine is dying and only done 56k was definitely hoping it would last until I go !  Old banger runaround I think it will have to be ?

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143 lodged 17 March 2016. Perth bound

5 Feb 20 request for further info.11 Feb - Medical /Form 80. 17 Feb -AoS submitted. 27 Feb -Police checks. 4 Mar -BG requested. 6 Mar - bond cert to Centrelink.13 Mar AoS approved

12 NOV 20 -2ND VAC REQUEST !

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4 minutes ago, Kathss56 said:

Yes I would buy now which will be 12mths before. Gutted mine is dying and only done 56k was definitely hoping it would last until I go !  Old banger runaround I think it will have to be ?

You could always have mine, haha.  Only 23,000 miles on it.  


CPV 1.10.2014, 1st VAC 31.10.2014, Receipt 31.10.2014, Acknowledged 28.2.15

Form 80 - 26.1.2017, Police check 4.2.2017, Medical 21.2.17 (with DIBP 24.2.17)

AoS commenced 17.2.17, approved 19.4.17, bond lodged 28.4.17, acceptance 9.5.2017

2nd VAC requested 19.9.2017.  Visa granted 28.9.17

Brisbane area.

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10 minutes ago, Catlady2014 said:

You could always have mine, haha.  Only 23,000 miles on it.  

That's my problem, don't want to spend any of my savings?? Have piston ring trouble so who knows when it will die! 

Fingers crossed it lasts a few more months with essential use only ! 

More dam stress :S

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143 lodged 17 March 2016. Perth bound

5 Feb 20 request for further info.11 Feb - Medical /Form 80. 17 Feb -AoS submitted. 27 Feb -Police checks. 4 Mar -BG requested. 6 Mar - bond cert to Centrelink.13 Mar AoS approved

12 NOV 20 -2ND VAC REQUEST !

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10 minutes ago, Kathss56 said:

That's my problem, don't want to spend any of my savings?? Have piston ring trouble so who knows when it will die! 

Fingers crossed it lasts a few more months with essential use only ! 

More dam stress :S

That's the trouble with everything - the longer this process drags on, the more that stuff needs to be replaced.  And my car is depreciating all the time, eating further into my potential savings.  Now the exchange rate is once more on a downward spiral.  The only good thing about the long wait is that properties here increase in value - I got a good deal more for mine that I would have got 18 months ago.  


CPV 1.10.2014, 1st VAC 31.10.2014, Receipt 31.10.2014, Acknowledged 28.2.15

Form 80 - 26.1.2017, Police check 4.2.2017, Medical 21.2.17 (with DIBP 24.2.17)

AoS commenced 17.2.17, approved 19.4.17, bond lodged 28.4.17, acceptance 9.5.2017

2nd VAC requested 19.9.2017.  Visa granted 28.9.17

Brisbane area.

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Just now, Catlady2014 said:

That's the trouble with everything - the longer this process drags on, the more that stuff needs to be replaced.  And my car is depreciating all the time, eating further into my potential savings.  Now the exchange rate is once more on a downward spiral.  The only good thing about the long wait is that properties here increase in value - I got a good deal more for mine that I would have got 18 months ago.  

Yep same for me, house prices keep rising near me and rent out for a lot more than I realised if I decide to rent out whilst on a 600 visa 

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143 lodged 17 March 2016. Perth bound

5 Feb 20 request for further info.11 Feb - Medical /Form 80. 17 Feb -AoS submitted. 27 Feb -Police checks. 4 Mar -BG requested. 6 Mar - bond cert to Centrelink.13 Mar AoS approved

12 NOV 20 -2ND VAC REQUEST !

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3 hours ago, Kathss56 said:

Hi

Please can you give me an idea of costs to ship? My car is about to die on me unfortunately....More problems!!  ?

 Wondering if to buy a nearly new car here and ship over whenever my visa comes!! 

Than you

I think you need to allow £3500 for shipping and all the additional costs, just  to be on the safe side. Husband is now reconsidering taking ours. He thinks he now needs an old Toyota with big wheels to drive on the beach. I'm saying nothing, he's already been though his Harley Davidson phase.

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173 Visa lodged - March 2016

Documents submitted / medicals completed – May 2020

2nd VAC payment - October 2020

173 Visa granted - October 2020

143 Visa lodged - October 2020

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13 minutes ago, SusieRoo said:

I think you need to allow £3500 for shipping and all the additional costs, just  to be on the safe side. Husband is now reconsidering taking ours. He thinks he now needs an old Toyota with big wheels to drive on the beach. I'm saying nothing, he's already been though his Harley Davidson phase.

Tonka toys what can I say ! :biglaugh:

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143 lodged 17 March 2016. Perth bound

5 Feb 20 request for further info.11 Feb - Medical /Form 80. 17 Feb -AoS submitted. 27 Feb -Police checks. 4 Mar -BG requested. 6 Mar - bond cert to Centrelink.13 Mar AoS approved

12 NOV 20 -2ND VAC REQUEST !

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We changed our plans about taking our cars which we had updated in the last couple of years to qualify by owning them for over a year,  the figures made sense at the time and we loved our cars but with the longer than expected visa processing it no longer makes sense as we would have to pay for storage in uk and the cars would be depreciating , ( can't ship on a 600 vsa) .  We were also advised that although many cars in Australia may look the same they are often not made in europe, for instance a mercedes we would get here from Germany over there comes from South Africa  totally different factories, and someone in the trade said they are maybe not as good but getting parts for the european version would be expensive. The trade generally does not like grey imports.  If you are waiting until your visa arrives it may be worthwhile depending on exchange rates but we need to go out temporarily on the 600  to help when second grandchild is born and we have enough hassle without the complication of all the paperwork required for cars.  Having seen some of the very steep driveways and car park entrances in Oz we may well have to go for a 4x4 type vehicle with more ground clearance depending on where we end up.  Everyones circumstances are different just keep on researching while in this never ending queue!

 

 

 

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CPV 143 lodgement 09.04.15, Acknowledged 11.05.15, tax invoice/receipt 17.05.15

AOS document submitted Centrelink 20.10.17, medicals 24.10.17,  Forms 80 submitted 31.10.17 UK & Aus police penal clearances submitted 03.11.17   AOS letter from Centrelink received 08/12/17 Commonwealth bank appt. & payment of AOS 09/12/17  Docs taken to Centrelink 11/12/17  AOS acceptance letter received 22/12/17  Final payment requested 12/03/18  Visa granted 04/04/2018 !

Heading for NSW central coast area

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1 hour ago, SusieRoo said:

I think you need to allow £3500 for shipping and all the additional costs, just  to be on the safe side. Husband is now reconsidering taking ours. He thinks he now needs an old Toyota with big wheels to drive on the beach. I'm saying nothing, he's already been though his Harley Davidson phase.

I reckon that new cars in Australia are cheaper than the equivalent cars in the UK, even taking into account the current poor exchange rate. We bought a new VW Golf and it was several thousand £ cheaper than we would have paid in the UK for an equivalent model.

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17 hours ago, NanaJan said:

We are at a similar point to you and have heard nothing. 

We fly tomorrow...........

Safe journey, have a drink for us ??

Geoff & Gill

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CPV 143 lodged, 1st VAC paid, receipted and acknowledged 9th June 2015

Heading to Diggers Rest, Melbourne. Au & UK police checks , form 80 completed and passed to agent 16th Feb, AoS lodged 21st Feb, medicals arranged 26th Feb. Daughter received Centrelink phone call and had interview 4th April. E-mail received 11th April to pay AoS bond at Commonwealth Bank within 14 days. AoS bond lodged 12th April with Centrelink. Letter of Acceptance dated 20th April from Centrelink received by e-mail 23rd April, forwarded to agent. Paid second VAC 21st September, holiday booked to NZ 7th-11th October ( been pre booked for babysitting duties before then. Visa issued 8thOct 2018 for indefinite stay with multiple entries and nil conditions!

 

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Hi,

My parents have applied for a 173 Visa in Oct 2015 but wants to swap to a 143 visa now. Has anyone recently done a switch from 173 to 143? And will  they loose their place in the que?

Any advice wil be greatly appreciated.

 

 


My parents lodged 173 on 2nd Oct 2015. Docs request for form 80, police clearance and medicals on 6th Feb 2019. Docs emailed to PVC team on 26th Mar 2019. Request  for  new Police Reports from Birth-: 24th July 2019. 2nd Vac request: 26th Aug 2019. VISA GRANT: 27th Aug 2019.

173 to 143 Visa Conversion:

143 Visa Applied 1st OCt 2019, Acknowledge: 3rd Oct 2019,  AOS requested 12th Dec 2019.

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2 hours ago, Bear2015 said:

Hi,

My parents have applied for a 173 Visa in Oct 2015 but wants to swap to a 143 visa now. Has anyone recently done a switch from 173 to 143? And will  they loose their place in the que?

Any advice wil be greatly appreciated.

 

 

We would also like to do same. All advise so far is, you end up at the back of the que (just as starting again) but this is not official. 

So I too would be very interested in any information.

We plan on asking immi directly when we get our case officer assigned.

I don't see why it should make any difference as all the forms and processes are the same. It's just the staged 2nd vac payment and the Aos

The good news is the 173 to 143 is normally completed in six months.


173 Visa lodged - March 2016

Documents submitted / medicals completed – May 2020

2nd VAC payment - October 2020

173 Visa granted - October 2020

143 Visa lodged - October 2020

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Hi.

I am now 22months into my CPV application, like many others at the time of application I was told it was 18-24months.  My only daughter is expecting her first baby in Jan, so with a view to getting a 600 I booked a one way flight for end of October, thinking this would give me a bit of leeway, before the CPV was granted. Only  to receive the news a couple of days later, that, processing time had gone up to 39months. I will have to rent out my house to finance the time I am unable to work.

I am very confused over the 600, can you apply for an extension, can you apply for a 3 month tourist visa? My son has applied for his 890(?) visa, so chances are he will be there in  Spring 18.  I will have nothing and no one to come back to UK for. 

Any commiserations, comments will be gratefully received!

Thanks

 

 

 

 


Applied for 143 3/9/15 Acknowledged 10/9/15

Went to Australia 28/10/17 on 600 was refused extension

Advised by Agent unable to apply for another for 6 months.

Nothing from immi.  Currently in Oz on 3 month Visa.  Request for further docs etc 3/7/19

Coming up 48 months since application.

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CPV 173 to 143

To follow up on my last post. Anyone know if you have to be on-shore to convert a 173 into a 143?

I assume we need to enter Australia once to officially trigger our 173. Can we then return to the uk and immediately apply for the 143?


173 Visa lodged - March 2016

Documents submitted / medicals completed – May 2020

2nd VAC payment - October 2020

173 Visa granted - October 2020

143 Visa lodged - October 2020

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30 minutes ago, michaleasmum said:

Hi.

I am now 22months into my CPV application, like many others at the time of application I was told it was 18-24months.  My only daughter is expecting her first baby in Jan, so with a view to getting a 600 I booked a one way flight for end of October, thinking this would give me a bit of leeway, before the CPV was granted. Only  to receive the news a couple of days later, that, processing time had gone up to 39months. I will have to rent out my house to finance the time I am unable to work.

I am very confused over the 600, can you apply for an extension, can you apply for a 3 month tourist visa? My son has applied for his 890(?) visa, so chances are he will be there in  Spring 18.  I will have nothing and no one to come back to UK for. 

Any commiserations, comments will be gratefully received!

Thanks

 

 

 

 

I am not an expert but this is what I understand.

The 600 visa is a tourist visa and there is nothing to stop you having a holiday, while waiting for your cpv. But it's important to be truthful when applying, so not to damage your cpv application.

Several contributors to this forum have successfully used 600 visas in their last few months of queuing for cpv.

It sounds like this would also be a suitable option for you. But it would probably be wise to take professional advise from someone like Alan Collet.

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173 Visa lodged - March 2016

Documents submitted / medicals completed – May 2020

2nd VAC payment - October 2020

173 Visa granted - October 2020

143 Visa lodged - October 2020

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