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Newbies 176 - mum CPV ??

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Hi Everyone

 

Our first post on PIO and like every one else we're trying to get our heads round the new regs and failing.

 

Us:

 

Mrs Moo - main applicant - Registered Nurse working as a Community Palliative Care Nurse (same as a MacMillan Nurse but funded by the hospice she works for) 20+ years in palliative care.

 

Mr Moo (me) - a part qualified bean counter with the incentive to get the finger out and study for the final professional exams

 

Twins - aged 10

 

Missy Moo - lovely but stroppy

 

Master Moo - sensitive but prone to the odd wobbily and thumping of his sister (she can give as good as she gets as she'd done Tae Kwon Do for a couple of years)

 

 

My folks were £10 poms in the 1950's and lived in the Unanderra area of NSW. They returned to the UK a couple of years before I was born so I was brought up singing Aussie songs , surrounded in bits and pieces my folks brought back from Oz and their stories.

 

My wife and I had our honeymoon in Australia back in 1998 which was great. We were mostly in Queensland (Brisbane, Noosa, Port Douglas) and we (well mostly me) really like the laid back attitude of Queenslanders.

 

Our original plan was for us to go over on 176 visas to Brisbane and for my mum (84) to come over on a CPV shortly afterward. We were going to buy mum's council house and sell it 3 years later when the CPV final payment would be about due. However, nothing runs smoothly and we found we couldn't get a mortgage as the house was classed as sub-standard due to being a prefab with a new outer skin and roof. Also, the credit crunch made banks adverse to a loan on this type of house. Bu**er.

So things are a bit up in the air at the moment for getting mum over as we can't afford the visa and it would use up most of her savings if she pays it.

 

I'm also kicking myself for not getting the visa application in before the freeze on GSM visas in May. My wife got her QLD state nomination in April but due to 10-12 hour days and working weekends I never got round to sorting out the paperwork and applying. When we heard the announcement about the freeze I nipped off work but the website had blocked applications before the actual deadline!!

 

Anyway I've got loads of questions to ask so I'll get going.

 

Excuse my turn of phrase as my only written communication for years has been on yellow post-its.

 

cheers

 

Mr Moo


Registered Nurse, QNC rec'd 27th Oct 2009, ANMC rec'd 2nd Nov 2009, Queensland State Nomination rec'd 13th April 2010, Applied GSM 176 9th Jul 2010, Meds 17th Feb 2011, 176 visa grant 5th Apr 2011

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welcome to pio

once you start posting its addicitive xxx

good luck with your plans

carole x

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Hi The Mooz and welcome to the forum best of luck with your plans

 

Tania x


Is looking forward to the future and all what it holds:biggrin:

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Hi Tania

 

Sorry for not acknowleding your welcome as we've been away on a birthday break for the kids. We're now preparing for the DIAC rollercoaster like everyone else.

 

I'll get my timeline on my posts once I fathom out how to do it.

 

cheers

 

:unsure:Mr Moo


Registered Nurse, QNC rec'd 27th Oct 2009, ANMC rec'd 2nd Nov 2009, Queensland State Nomination rec'd 13th April 2010, Applied GSM 176 9th Jul 2010, Meds 17th Feb 2011, 176 visa grant 5th Apr 2011

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