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May 2011 Blog Posts (8)

wa state sponsorship

hi all just got our wa state sponsorship through yesturday just wondering if anybody else is at were i am with my paer work and has any idea how lond 176 visa application takes ?

many thanks lisa

Added by lisa smith on May 27, 2011 at 11:14 — No Comments

Medication and costings

Hi there,


I'm currently on a mild dose of anti-depressants and have been for 3 years now. I am taking them for an old anxiety problem (not actually depression). My husband has recently passed his plumbing trade assessment and we are waiting for the children's passports to come through before we proceed with the online 175 visa application. Can you tell me if the fact that I am on medication is going to hinder us at all when applying for the 175 visa? I am worried when it…


Added by Alexandra Savage on May 22, 2011 at 17:34 — 5 Comments

Advice re - Jobs and Banks

Hi all, bit of advice please from anyone who has had experience in either of these matters.   We have our 176 visa and will be setting off to Brisbane in Sept 11 to start our new lives.  


  • Firstly, should my hubby who is a builder wait until we arrive and then turn up on a site for work opportunities or would he be in a better position and perhaps obtain a job other than bricklaying if he sends off his CV to companies whilst still in UK?
  • Secondly, with opening…

Added by jennifer salter on May 17, 2011 at 13:52 — 1 Comment


I am just starting out of thinking going to Australia. I am an NVQ4 holder in health and social care.

I have family over there but not 1st family.

Can any body give me some advice on how to start.


Added by Anne Dimond on May 13, 2011 at 2:14 — No Comments

Flight Centre sale

Flight Centre are having a flash sale and return flights from the UK to Brisbane are available (first-come first-served) for just £1.00 plus tax. Of course, the tax is a bit hefty but all in it's still only £399. Sale ends Thursday at 8pm.

Aussies, your chance to invite the relos over and for those of you in the UK, do pop round for a nice cup of tea.

Added by John on May 11, 2011 at 10:17 — No Comments


I have quite a bit of debt.. i am worried about whether they will let me into Australia if my financial status is very poor and if i have zero credit rating here... I am moving to Melbourne on a spouse visa. Does anybody know if immigration look into your money or financial situation.... i am using a debt management company presently. Any advice greatly received or where to obtain information about this annoymously, Thanks.

Added by Claire Nicholson on May 11, 2011 at 7:51 — 6 Comments

Got my citizenship yahooo !!!

Hi everyone, I am in the lucky situation that my dad is from Tassie and ive finally got my act together (im 53) and got my papers sorted and am planning to spend  2 years in Oz in next 18months or so.My wife and kids Matt 19 and Sophie 22 are coming with me.I have a question in that can they work when we first get there and which type of visa do i go for?I know that we can apply after i have done the 2years but in meantime can anybody offer any advice many thanks.

Added by Geoff Cousens on May 7, 2011 at 21:29 — No Comments

Resident Return Visa

Hi, we are in the process of gathering all the information needed for our Return Resident Visa. The last thing we need is proof of my wifes schooling. We have emailed Elizabeth Downes Primary in Adelaide and they say their records dont go back to 1976-1980. Can anybody please give us any advise on how to get proof of registation? Any help would be most appreciated




Added by Neil Pennington on May 3, 2011 at 18:35 — No Comments

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