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End of 2010 update

Posted on January 3, 2011 at 12:19 2 Comments

Been a bit hectic over the last few weeks but we thought we'd do one last wee update.

Well, the house sale went through without too many problems. The people behind our buyers were playing silly buggers which meant we had to put a deadline on the conclusions so we could give Crown a definite date…


Almost final UK update

Posted on October 28, 2010 at 10:10 0 Comments

Just a quick note to let you all know ...... we have accepted an offer on the house, only slightly under our ideal acceptable price. Potential entry date 26th November, but we've asked for an extra 2 weeks but we might not get that.

So now the panic begins .... Cat quarantine and travel .... have a whisky ... container .... have a…

Shock horror probe ...

Posted on September 7, 2010 at 13:26 1 Comment

We have finally finished the house and it is on the market.

The Home Report we needed to purchase as part of the sale gave the house a clean bill of health and gave us a valuation on the property, lower than we'd hoped but hey ho we'll use that as the lowest figure we'll accept.

We've got quotes for shipping the cats across, scary stuff, it's going to cost…

Passport renewal and moving visa

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 14:01 3 Comments

My passport is up in 2011 and I was thinking I'd be better and cheaper off renewing it here before heading out to Oz.

One question I have is does my visa tag get transferred across into the new passport, or do I just travel with the two of them if going in and out of Oz?

Just a thought

Posted on February 10, 2010 at 7:00 2 Comments

Just had a thought this morning (rare I know) while sitting drinking coffee in the conservatory looking out at a dark, cold Scotland and wishing I was in Brisbane.

We have our permanent resident visas good up until 2013. Now we plan to move this year, probably August, but my thought was - is there some criteria we need to fulfil to keep the visa or qualify for citizenship. I remember reading something yonks ago about having to live for 24 months and work for 12 months but can't… Continue

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At 20:13 on February 10, 2010, Adele McCarthy said…
Hi John. Wish you success and happiness with the big move, you lucky thing! Hope you keep us all posted on how things are going.
Good Luck matey.
At 16:39 on November 23, 2009, Lesley Jennings said…
Hi John, sorry wasn't ignoring your friend request haven't been on here in months. xx
At 19:14 on May 1, 2009, Kelly said…
Hi there, Wahey, you're there, my am I jealous. Hows it going? well thats us just got our visa's. House is going on the rental market on Tuesday. We're hoping to be flying out on the 25th of June, just fingers crossed we get the house rented. I don't have to start work until 4th of Aug, so we're hoping to have a holiday of sorts discovering Brisbane, and definately going down the Gold coast to the big disney like parks with the kids. P.S do you recomend a stopover in Singapore or should we just push on with the journey and get it over and done with, so to speak
At 9:51 on March 24, 2009, Vicky Gray said…
Hi John, how are all the travel plans going? And where are you heading to first?....
You are probably arriving at the best time of year, the weather is just perfect at the moment.... you're going to have a ball!
At 11:17 on March 15, 2009, Vicky Gray said…
Hi John, good on you both for coming over on a recce.... so many people I have met decide to emigrate without even visiting first... nuts huh?

Anyway, you seem to have everything organised, but if you do need any helpful hints on anything, just let me know.

Have fun!
At 0:37 on March 9, 2009, Skills Shortage Consulting said…
Hi John - sorry nothing for baldy IT people at the moment. However lots of vacancies for baldy RNs or midwives.............
At 13:45 on February 10, 2009, david simpson said…
hi john , taranaki is great you would love it. we are planing holiday in aus on way out.
At 13:18 on February 8, 2009, Kelly said…
are you moving to oz, if so what area
At 11:27 on February 8, 2009, Kelly said…
Yeah, there's no point in losing that kind of money. We'll need it when we want to buy across there. Hopefully the market will pick up in a couple of years, and by then we'll know where about we want to settle, and you also qualify for 7,000 pounds first time buyer when you have permanent visas so itll give us time settle in. Are you moving as well? where are you going to? feel free to pick our brains
At 19:48 on January 28, 2009, Shebee said…
Hi thanks for info on our blog, what were costs roughly please and was that for a skilled 175 visa?
Thanks. Sheila & Family.

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