Get Me Downunder

The Adventure Starts Here

Jennifer salter's Blog (8)

Got there in the end !

Haven't been on the site for a few months because we been so busy with all our emigration plans...we are starting our adventure in 11 days, staying in Dubai for 5 days then heading for Brisbane. We have been fortunate to find a rental next door to our friends who emigrated 5 years ago, next door - give or take an acre !...the consultant I worked for in UK has also just emigrated to same area (Ipswich) which could hopefully open up an avenue for me.

As you no doubt can tell, we are… Continue

Added by jennifer salter on September 9, 2011 at 17:03 — 2 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


How excited are we !!! We have, after almost 3 years of planning, skills assessment, 2 sets of medicals and police checks, 2 years and 5 months from submitted our application, we have now had our 176 visa approved. We have to travel out by October 2011.

Now the hard work begins....where to start on the market from Friday and fingers crossed it will sell !!

Just so pleased to have the visa granted ..had begun to lose hope !!!

Added by jennifer salter on November 17, 2010 at 17:11 — 6 Comments

? Timescale of Case Officers

Anyone have any idea how long Case Officers take once they have received police checks and medicals ? Checked our visa application on line with but the status hasnt changed since 2008, says still awaiting all documentation, even though our agent sent it about 2 weeks ago? Will the case officer notify our agent via email, writing or telephone ? Could we still be looking at next year before we have any notification I wonder. We were given 70 days at end of September 2010 in which to have… Continue

Added by jennifer salter on November 13, 2010 at 10:41 — 3 Comments

Glimmer of Hope !

We have had our first bit of positive news on our application for 176 Visa... we lodged our application in June 2008 and have today been contacted by our agent (after some months of silence) stating we have been appointed a Case officer and medicals, x-rays and police checks are now requested again within 70 days (all previous tests expired). Am I being too optimistic in thinking this could mean a way is more than we have ever had previously so doesnt hurt to hope I guess. Does… Continue

Added by jennifer salter on September 28, 2010 at 18:56 — 10 Comments

clutching at straws!!!!

Well, I havent been on the site for some time now... mainly due to the fact that myself and family have given up all hope of having our visa granted... 2 years today we submitted our 176 and still we are waiting!! Our agents no longer keep in touch (they have had our money so I am sure we are a forgotten cause!) my endless emails to them are just met with statements that they do not know and therefore cannot comment on when we may get granted a visa... so we are left in the dark. However one… Continue

Added by jennifer salter on July 18, 2010 at 10:40 — 1 Comment

Given Up Hope!

Well I havent been on the site for a while - given up all hope of getting our visa until at least 2012! This is the timescale being suggested on the frequently asked questions of the australian governments website! Lost £1000 with our medicals and police checks and x-rays now expired !!! Lodged visa July 2008 - told any day now in Jan 09, then told in March 09 by our agents (Go Matilda) that changes were being made and we wouldnt hear til July 2009 - when I contacted them in July they advised… Continue

Added by jennifer salter on January 7, 2010 at 21:40 — 3 Comments

desperate to get visa granted!

hi everyone

new to this site - trying to get as much reassurance as possible that me and family will get granted visa soon! submitted in July - permanent sponsored skilled visa (hubby brickie) had medicals x-rays done in sep following our agents advice (Go Matilda) - police checks in Dec - removed from critical list March after being told we should have heard any day - not heard a thing since! medicals run out obviously in Sept - beginning to think our new life down under will never… Continue

Added by jennifer salter on June 14, 2009 at 23:33 — 7 Comments

Job of the Week

Provided by Working Downunder


Scan the code with your phone to join our Jobs Down Under list

© 2021   Created by Australia & New Zealand magazine.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service