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Hi forum :)

 

I got WA SS recently and one of the requirements listed with the 2 year living in the state requirement is that I must transfer in "around $30 000".

 

I can do this, but I'd like to know how strict they are on it? What if I prefer to leave funds in my home country and rather try make it on my salary once I'm there? I'd like to transfer the funds in once I am ready to put a down payment on a house.

 

Any ideas? Do they demand proof at any time after landing?

 

Thanks for the advice :)


Skills Assessment 10/10/2010 || IELTS 24/09/2011 || Unabridged Birth Certificates 24/08/2011 || WA SS 14/11/2011 || PCC 15/12/2011 || Visa application lodged 21/01/2012 || Case officer 02/02/2012 || Medicals finalised 06/03/2012 || ​Visa Granted 07/03/2012

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Hi

 

Sorry to jump on your thread but I'm going to SA in a similar position and would also be interested in any info any has.

 

It is my understanding that the amount of cash you need is a recommendation from them so you don't get into trouble when you arrive. I've read a lot of people on the forums arrive with a lot less and survive just fine. Don't think I've read anyone saying they had to provide proof of their savings after their SS was granted and their visa.

 

Thanks

 

 

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Hi forum :)

 

I got WA SS recently and one of the requirements listed with the 2 year living in the state requirement is that I must transfer in "around $30 000".

 

I can do this, but I'd like to know how strict they are on it? What if I prefer to leave funds in my home country and rather try make it on my salary once I'm there? I'd like to transfer the funds in once I am ready to put a down payment on a house.

 

Any ideas? Do they demand proof at any time after landing?

 

Thanks for the advice :)

 

Nope don't worry they won't ask for proof at any point (I think SA are the same but other states are different) but if you get into financial difficulty they may well have the right to question whether you did bring the money before handing out benefits.


Justin TRA 8/4/11 success 10/5/11, WA SS sent 10/5/11 - approved 16/5/11, 176 lodged 1/6/11, CO 26/6/11, Meds 16/8/11, Finalised 26/8/11, PCC 16/9/11, VISA GRANTED 1/11/11 Arrived in Perth 12/11/2012:ssign19:

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Ah right, I understand and that makes sense. I thought it was a measure of covering their own backsides.


Skills Assessment 10/10/2010 || IELTS 24/09/2011 || Unabridged Birth Certificates 24/08/2011 || WA SS 14/11/2011 || PCC 15/12/2011 || Visa application lodged 21/01/2012 || Case officer 02/02/2012 || Medicals finalised 06/03/2012 || ​Visa Granted 07/03/2012

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