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What have you done today to get yourself to OZ?

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applied for 5 jobs, no offers, but one said i was over qualified, sold just about all the furniture, booked shipping and dates, wife applying for another 7 so hopefully will get something, registered with 3 rental agencies

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I got on a plane and left life as i've know it behind!! Currently in the heat and humidity of Singapore, avoiding the HUGE numbers of shopping malls as already pushing the limits of Singapore Airline's generosity! Tonight, its back on a plane and tomorrow, I will finally be in Oz and the adventure really begins!! YEAY!!!!


APS skills asst sent 26/01/11 - received 17/03/11... VIC SS sent 09/03/11 - received 20/05/11 ... 176 lodged 20/06/11 - VISA: 11/08/11

Land in Melbourne - August 2012 :)

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Confirmed job transfer with current employer to Sydney!!! Very exciting day!

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Wondering where to start, we have the shippers coming on Tuesday and we have not even started sorting out clothes we will need to keep for the next 5 weeks and will what we keep be suitable for a Perth spring.

 

Got car to power wash, get new tyres fitted, clean inside and outside, power wash garden equipemt (and pray they get in), disenfect shoes (god my OH has loads) and so on.


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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Passed my exams and got into Uni to study Podiatry!!! Been working towards this for a long time!

 

All part of a long term plan to get to Australia. :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:


Tijd is Geld!

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Hi everyone, thanks CG and Millie for asking. Brieff update, the house almost ready to go on the market, got new window glass to put in bit more painting then we good to go. We think it will be on by beginning of Sept....then we wait......if all goes to plan we hope to be over by Xmas, sooner if poss but depends on house sale really, I know many people are in the same situation. Got some shippers comming out in a week or 2, because of the tools/machinery we taking we limited to who we use but I really like Doree Bonner, they are extremely helpful so see what they say when they come out.

 

We busy getting things sold and starting to organise what we're taking and what we're not, doing well on that front, got loads organised, it will save time at the end. Busy getting paperwork together so it all systems go. was a bit stop and start for a while but we moving along nicely at the moment. It great that Lee and I work so well together, he builds I paint heheheehe......so fingers crossed for the next couple weeks.

 

I am glad to hear that everyone is progressing nicely, I still have to pinch myself that this is all really happening. I was going over anyway but it has been brought forward by 2 years. We both excited but at the same time it very much ......WOW are we really doing this hehehehe but I am sure you all know that feeling.

 

Will keep you posted as things develop. MAke sure you all keep us updated aswell

 

Much Love

 

Becky xxxxx


Visa Lodged on 20 May 13, received 21 May 13, got Case Officer (WP) 24 May 2013, Meds and police checks requested 3 June, police check sent, meds booked for weds 12, june, meds & Police check all fine, CO has all info, now I wait.......

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Yayyyyy !!! Flight tickets booked today for 19th November, will be landing in Melbourne on 21st November. Will be staying at my sister's place for a few days till we sort things out :)


Citizenship :Date applied - 10/01/2017 | City/Council area - Wyndham City Coucncil (Melbourne) | Online/Paper - Online | Date received the acknowledgement email - 10/01/2017 | Date of the Citizenship Test - 11/03/2017 | Approval letter dated - TBA | Date of ceremony - TBA

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Got case officer on Monday 14th August by receipt email and today received back photos and other evidence sent along with printed receipt. It feels good to have the communication! :cute:

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I got on a plane and left life as i've know it behind!! Currently in the heat and humidity of Singapore, avoiding the HUGE numbers of shopping malls as already pushing the limits of Singapore Airline's generosity! Tonight, its back on a plane and tomorrow, I will finally be in Oz and the adventure really begins!! YEAY!!!!

 

That's exciting!!! :biggrin: Safe journeys!

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Builder has completed the work we wanted done for the house to be put up for rent,he has done a great job, now to get on with the painting, then ready for carpets to be fitted, lots of other things to do, even unsubscribing to email fliers, well do i need to know what allot of UK retailers have to offer when we are in Australia..

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Some great updates Peeps:biggrin:

 

Had a viewing on the house this morning. Applied for two jobs in Oz. Booked my flight to the UK and made an appt with a solicitor to certify all our docs for TRA.


IELTS 02/12 = 9's, AQF III 31/05/12, TRA Ass 14/11/12, EOI Submitted 14/11/12, Invite Received 15/11/12, 489 FS Lodged 29/11/12, CO Assigned 01/01/13, Meds 17/01/13 Grant 02/04/2013 189 Independent Visa Invitation 22/04/13, VISA GRANT 01/05/13

Arrived in Perth 09/10/13

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Some great updates Peeps:biggrin:

 

Had a viewing on the house this morning. Applied for two jobs in Oz. Booked my flight to the UK and made an appt with a solicitor to certify all our docs for TRA.

 

Fingers crossed on the viewing C girl and the jobs.

 

Sold my dishwasher this morning. They didn't even try and negotiate so I obviously sold it too cheap. Ah well, better looking at the cash than looking for it.

 

Millie x


Visa: 475 regional GRANT 22/6/12, touchdown 4/11/12 . Applied 189 PR visa 13/11/14 Grant 20/1/15

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You have done so well M, perhaps you would like a ickle holiday by the sea before you leave for Aus and see if you can sell my house:biggrin:


IELTS 02/12 = 9's, AQF III 31/05/12, TRA Ass 14/11/12, EOI Submitted 14/11/12, Invite Received 15/11/12, 489 FS Lodged 29/11/12, CO Assigned 01/01/13, Meds 17/01/13 Grant 02/04/2013 189 Independent Visa Invitation 22/04/13, VISA GRANT 01/05/13

Arrived in Perth 09/10/13

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Took my car to the shippers today and got the dog measured for her shipping box, feels like its getting closer.


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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You have done so well M, perhaps you would like a ickle holiday by the sea before you leave for Aus and see if you can sell my house:biggrin:

 

It is a very long time since I have worn my realtor shoes. ;) Sold my mother's house in Mallorca for her some years ago and could not believe the amount of extra red tape there is to deal with. And the agency fees are unreal. Will need a holiday though at this rate :cool:

 

Fingers crossed for you hun

 

Millie x


Visa: 475 regional GRANT 22/6/12, touchdown 4/11/12 . Applied 189 PR visa 13/11/14 Grant 20/1/15

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Flights booked tonight !!! Will be back in Australia in a few weeks !! crazy !


Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Arriving in Oz Sept 2012 !!!! :cool:

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Flights booked tonight !!! Will be back in Australia in a few weeks !! crazy !

 

:ssign19:How very exciting!!!!!


IELTS 02/12 = 9's, AQF III 31/05/12, TRA Ass 14/11/12, EOI Submitted 14/11/12, Invite Received 15/11/12, 489 FS Lodged 29/11/12, CO Assigned 01/01/13, Meds 17/01/13 Grant 02/04/2013 189 Independent Visa Invitation 22/04/13, VISA GRANT 01/05/13

Arrived in Perth 09/10/13

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Very early stages for us. Today we took passport photos of all the family and arranged for printing for all the different citizenships, passports and visa applications they'll be needed for.

A small first step.... :biggrin:


17-12-2012 Hubby's 309/100 sent | 19-12-2012 Payment taken | 08-01-2013 CO assigned (PS), request for further info | 11-01-2013 Original docs returned | 18-01-2013 Further info provided | 23-04-2013 Medical submitted | 18-07-2013 Partner Visa subclass 100 granted! | Feb-Mar 2014 Visa activation trip

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Very early stages for us. Today we took passport photos of all the family and arranged for printing for all the different citizenships, passports and visa applications they'll be needed for.

A small first step.... :biggrin:

 

Good luck with the visa process. Hope it all goes smoothly for you.

 

 

Today I have sorted out the books I am taking = 1 medium box, The DVDs and CDs 3 tea chest size.(think I need to get rid of more cds)

 

Another few bags of clothes gone and took all the photos being kept out of the old albums and frames to make one small box.

 

Now have an enormous pile of dvds, cds and books to sell.

 

The house has been like a laundrette all day. Washed all the duvets, bedding, throws and cushion covers that are going to Oz.

 

Took down all my own Designers Guild curtains to sell at the Curtain Exchange in Bath. They are too heavy for the Oz climate. Waiting for the Landlord's curtains to dry so I can iron them and re-hang them. My house doesn't look like mine any more. It's all good. :wink:

 

Millie x


Visa: 475 regional GRANT 22/6/12, touchdown 4/11/12 . Applied 189 PR visa 13/11/14 Grant 20/1/15

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Visiting family thought west yorks today... 9 days till we fly. Don't really feel that emotional asi think it'll get me over there...9 days 9 days yikes

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Had my leaving party on saturday, i now have the visa, job,letter of offer, flights booked, today i start clearing my old office and book shipping boxes and continue the countdown!

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After a lovely six years, the car sales garage is coming to collect my dear little Mercedes convertible on Wednesday to leave me with a courtesy car to drive around.

Fingers crossed it sells nice and quickly.

 

Millie x


Visa: 475 regional GRANT 22/6/12, touchdown 4/11/12 . Applied 189 PR visa 13/11/14 Grant 20/1/15

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Good luck with the car sale my lovely. :yes:


' Life is but a fleeting moment.....so do not waste a second on something that doesn't make you smile.' :wubclub:

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After a lovely six years, the car sales garage is coming to collect my dear little Mercedes convertible on Wednesday to leave me with a courtesy car to drive around.

Fingers crossed it sells nice and quickly.

 

Millie x

 

Good Luck, I am sure it won't be long Honey.


IELTS 02/12 = 9's, AQF III 31/05/12, TRA Ass 14/11/12, EOI Submitted 14/11/12, Invite Received 15/11/12, 489 FS Lodged 29/11/12, CO Assigned 01/01/13, Meds 17/01/13 Grant 02/04/2013 189 Independent Visa Invitation 22/04/13, VISA GRANT 01/05/13

Arrived in Perth 09/10/13

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Got an email from DIAC confirming we now have a case officer for our 190 visa application, and have booked our medicals for 3rd September!


VIC SS Lodged 19/10/2011 approved 13/12/2011 TRA Successful 04/07/2012 EOI submitted 05/07/2012 VIC SS Finalised 16/07/2012 Skillselect invitation received 14/08/2012 190 Visa application submitted 15/08/2012,medicals done 03/09/2012 457 VISA APPROVED 09/01/2013 190 Visa Granted 11/03/2013

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