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1 hour ago, Fisher1 said:

that's an extra worry for you, I hope your husband finds something. I'm already retired but have been so alarmed by the drop in the exchange rate have been considering looking for something ...  good luck with it all!

Hi

We are going over in Feb for a holiday so will go to some driving agencies whilst out there to get their advice.  I know the exchange rate is so bad.  We have just come into a windfall and wanted to transfer it into our bank account over there but will hold off for the moment.  Hope you're all feeling better soon.  xx

 

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CPV Lodged 05/06/15. 1st VAC 25/06/15. Nothing since.

Heading to Adelaide

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6 hours ago, bry45 said:

Hi everyone

Sorry I haven't posted for a while, things have been hectic for the last few weeks. I've been reading all your posts with the various ups and downs and its good to see at least some of us poms are no longer waiting.

Anyway, our latest update shouldn't change, flights are booked and we're off on Sep 5th. PSS (brilliant) picked up everything the boss said had to be shipped last Friday and the bags are packed. Looking forward to the new adventure and our granddaughter is now crawling, so me and her grandma will be kept fit and active for the foreseeable.. That's it I suppose, I'll post again when we get there.

 

 

Good luck best wishes to you all ??

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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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21 hours ago, Fisher1 said:

We've had a bit of a set back this week ... We've been too ill to sort out Medicare or anything - too busy trying to overcome some horrible flu bug thing which has kept my husband in bed for two days (unheard off) and made me feel like death warmed up. Daughter currently four days to due date also feeling ill - her partner is okay but at work all day. We're all absolutely shattered looking after a miserable sick two year old ... Ah well it can only get better!

Wishing you all a speedy recovery and best wishes for the coming new arrival ?

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143 lodged 28/4/15 acknowledged 30/4/15 further docs. Requested 28/11/17.

medicals and UK/AUS police checks completed. AOS forms lodged at Centrelink 6/12/17

AOS paid 5/3/17 letter taken to Centrelink and sent to DIBP 6/3/17. ?

Request for 2nd Vac . Flight booked for Bali to meet 600 visa requirements.

2nd vac paid 3/4/18

Visa granted 13/4/18 

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On 8/30/2017 at 11:18, Lynn Moore said:

Hi All

I need some advice if possible.  Myself and my husband will be in this waiting room until next year.  Not that I am complaining much as you are all a lovely bunch and it makes me so happy when I read someone has reached the end of the waiting room and is off to new adventures.  Anyway,  I am doing a dog grooming course in October in preparation for our move but my husband is a HGV driver for 31 years.  He will be 57 when we move over and we are worried his age will go against him as we will have to work until we receive our pensions.  For people who are already over there or may know something do you foresee this as a problem.  Because if he cannot get a job we will have been in the longest waiting room for nothing and will not be able to move.  Any advice is very much appreciated.

 

No first hand experience as I'm still in the waiting room. Being in our early sixties,  I have been a bit worried about jobs as my wife and I are both intending to work when we eventually get to Perth. I have posted here and on other forums and the feedback I have had is that some ageism does exist and with the downturn in the mining and therefore the Perth economy I may have some trouble getting something. However having been on holiday the last couple of years I have made some friends and have two or three possibilities already in the pipeline. I don't know where your heading but everything goes by truck and when you start building your network surely "who you know and not just what you know" will provide some openings. Especially your husband with his experience and a HGV licence will stand a great chance of employment.  From what I've seen the Australian austerity is not like ours and there still seems to be plenty of money around.  Jobs are there and hopefully you both and us both will stumble into something quickly. We will all be millionaires before we get our UK pensions .

Good luck anyway.

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1st Vac 14/12/2014 ........................waiting !

Received invitation to start Medicals, Police check & AOS    8/09/2017

( case officer assigned  ). 27/9/17  Received email instructing to get police checks and medical within 28 days .no mention of case officer though? Nb we have  case officer but been told that the case officer remains anonymous .had medical and police checks and sponsor had centrelink interview all during october. Delay now due to further medical tests.Medicals completed 22/03/18.

Waiting for instructions to pay 2nd VAC ( please hurry up )

Request for 2nd Vac received 10th April 2018  Yipee ! At last look to the sky and say thank you.      23/04/18 Our visa is granted ...thank you again !!

We should be in Oz 8th June , the application has been a long journey but eventually it is happening.

Keep believing and waiting and hopefully you will get there with your kids too. Good Luck ! 

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Hello Everyone. It’s been an extremely busy time at work so I’ve not been posting for a while. Good to read Fisher1’s are finding their feet and sorry to hear about the virus. You should consider taking a little time out to relax and maybe take a holiday in Noosa.

I need some help from this wonderful parent visa club and my apologies for the repetition, as I know this topic has been covered before in this thread.

We have found a block of land (building plot) that we are considering buying now, notwithstanding we are still 18/24 months from obtaining our visas. Our thinking is that with prices steadily rising in Australia, buying now will save money long term. And even if something goes wrong with our visa application, we should still be able to sell without loosing too much.

Anyone know what the pros and cons are for buying land as an overseas investor? I think there was some mention of additional taxes. How much stamp duty (or the equivalency) is there on vacant land. Would it be better if our son were to be the official owner? Any input would be appreciated.

Also anyone know if it would be normal to haggle in Australia, or are the asking prices generally fixed?


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 hours ago, gafuk said:

No first hand experience as I'm still in the waiting room. Being in our early sixties,  I have been a bit worried about jobs as my wife and I are both intending to work when we eventually get to Perth. I have posted here and on other forums and the feedback I have had is that some ageism does exist and with the downturn in the mining and therefore the Perth economy I may have some trouble getting something. However having been on holiday the last couple of years I have made some friends and have two or three possibilities already in the pipeline. I don't know where your heading but everything goes by truck and when you start building your network surely "who you know and not just what you know" will provide some openings. Especially your husband with his experience and a HGV licence will stand a great chance of employment.  From what I've seen the Australian austerity is not like ours and there still seems to be plenty of money around.  Jobs are there and hopefully you both and us both will stumble into something quickly. We will all be millionaires before we get our UK pensions .

Good luck anyway.

Thanks for the feedback we are moving to Adelaide.  Its much appreciated. Millionaires, if only.  Good luck to you also.

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CPV Lodged 05/06/15. 1st VAC 25/06/15. Nothing since.

Heading to Adelaide

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I used to wait with bated breath for weekly news of dates. It doesn't seem to happen now so has anyone any idea exactly where we are?


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i've just received a letter from the immigration that request to do aos. my lodgement date is 11/12/14

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12 hours ago, jack leee said:

i've just received a letter from the immigration that request to do aos. my lodgement date is 11/12/14

Hi did they ask for police and health checks too? 

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143 lodged 28/4/15 acknowledged 30/4/15 further docs. Requested 28/11/17.

medicals and UK/AUS police checks completed. AOS forms lodged at Centrelink 6/12/17

AOS paid 5/3/17 letter taken to Centrelink and sent to DIBP 6/3/17. ?

Request for 2nd Vac . Flight booked for Bali to meet 600 visa requirements.

2nd vac paid 3/4/18

Visa granted 13/4/18 

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55 minutes ago, AJ_143 said:

Hi all,
One general question - Would we be eligible for First Home Buyers Grant and stamp duty saving if we buy a home after we get 143 and move to Australia?
http://www.sro.vic.gov.au/first-home-owner
Thanks?

we have been told we will be eligible for the stamp duty saving ... Hoping so!

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103 visa application lodged February 2013. 143 visa application submitted January 2016. Police checks and form 80 submitted February 29th 2016. Visa granted April 4th 2016.

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No update since 02/08/2017,  endless waiting.

"We are currently assessing applications lodged up to and including 25 November 2014."

Kevin


143 acknowledged on 30/09/2015

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7 hours ago, superman2016 said:

No update since 02/08/2017,  endless waiting.

"We are currently assessing applications lodged up to and including 25 November 2014."

Kevin

Only one movement since beginning of new financial year. Very disappointing. They were processing up to 22 September 2014 at the beginning of April, now five months later they are up to 25 November 2014. At this rate its going to take us well over six years.


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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1 hour ago, SusieRoo said:

Only one movement since beginning of new financial year. Very disappointing. They were processing up to 22 September 2014 at the beginning of April, now five months later they are up to 25 November 2014. At this rate its going to take us well over six years.

is that last months update or this months, because it was 25th nov last month, i cant see it not moving at all. hope im wrong.


143 visa lodged 4.10.15

heading to the sunshine coast (caloundra)

extra documents requested 18/7/2019

aos submitted 25/7/2019

police checks completed  1/9/2019

form 80 completed 3/9/2019

medical taken 7/9/2019

aos submitted 2.12.19

aos accepted 8/1/2020

2nd vac request 23.1.2020

2nd vac paid 27.1.2020

visa granted 28.1.2020

Fly to brisbane december 28th (hopefully) That was cancelled.

New flight booked for 16.1.2021 (fingers crossed)

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1 hour ago, kimboslice said:

is that last months update or this months, because it was 25th nov last month, i cant see it not moving at all. hope im wrong.

Yes, I think you're right.  


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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4 hours ago, kimboslice said:

is that last months update or this months, because it was 25th nov last month, i cant see it not moving at all. hope im wrong.

That's from immi's test email three days ago, so it's only moved once since 1st of July which was the start of a visa year. Not what I was expecting. In fact looking back I can see the queue has only move forward by six months since last September. So it you work out how far from 25th Nov 2014 your lodgement date is now, then x2, and that's how long you may have to wait.


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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Who can appeal to the immigration authority for feedback - Citizens? MP s?


CPV 143 Acknowledged 3rd November 2016, Visitor Visa 600 (Tourist) Acknowledged 11th May 2017, Sponsorship submitted for 870 21st May Approved 29th July, Police checks submitted 6th August, Medical completed, 2nd VAC and Health Insurance evidence requested 16th Sept. 870 Visa granted 19/09/19!

 

 

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Just sent another test email this morning, still no update.

"We are currently assessing applications lodged up to and including 25 November 2014."

Kevin


143 acknowledged on 30/09/2015

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22 hours ago, Fisher1 said:

we have been told we will be eligible for the stamp duty saving ... Hoping so!

In NSW the scheme was updated 1st July 2017 on property there is no stamp duty up to $600,000 and reduced fee up to $800,000 and on land up to $350,000. 


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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Has any CPV applicant who lodged the application on Jan 2015 received request from DIBP to provide policy check, med check and AOS?

Kevin


143 acknowledged on 30/09/2015

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11 hours ago, SusieRoo said:

That's from immi's test email three days ago, so it's only moved once since 1st of July which was the start of a visa year. Not what I was expecting. In fact looking back I can see the queue has only move forward by six months since last September. So it you work out how far from 25th Nov 2014 your lodgement date is now, then x2, and that's how long you may have to wait.

about 20 months wait for me then, :(


143 visa lodged 4.10.15

heading to the sunshine coast (caloundra)

extra documents requested 18/7/2019

aos submitted 25/7/2019

police checks completed  1/9/2019

form 80 completed 3/9/2019

medical taken 7/9/2019

aos submitted 2.12.19

aos accepted 8/1/2020

2nd vac request 23.1.2020

2nd vac paid 27.1.2020

visa granted 28.1.2020

Fly to brisbane december 28th (hopefully) That was cancelled.

New flight booked for 16.1.2021 (fingers crossed)

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01/12/2014 - 143 date of lodgement.
04/07/2017 - Invitation to supply further docs: Form 40, police checks, medicals.
13/07/2017 - AOS lodged with Centrelink and all docs returned to IMMI.
30/08/2017 - after no response or acknowledgement from Centrelink, my daughter phoned them to chase.
05/09/2017 - letter from Centrelink asking to provide more payslips and to arrange telephone interviews.
To date, nothing heard from IMMI.


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