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      UK to perth

      Hi ,my post has vanished!! New here and going through the visa app now as my gf of 20 years is a insurance broker and on the skills list .

      Who else has made the big jump? Selling the house etc

      I also want to bring my Audi RS4 ,sentimental reasons so advice here would be great

      Dave
      Last edited by Dave1411; 16-01-2017 at 01:07 PM.

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      Hi Dave,

      Congratulations on making the decision to move and welcome to the biggest adventure of your life! We have just moved and it is a week today since our plane left, no looking back yet! For peace of mind we used an agent, it costs more but with us both working full time and 2 girls in tow we didnt want the hassle of doing it all ourselves. We used The Emmigraton Group and were really pleased with them. It took about 10 months to get the visas. We sold our house, we listed it about a month after the visa application went in and we had an offer about 6 weeks after the visas were granted and this was by far the most stressful bit. We booked the flight and holiday accommodation the day the house exchanged contracts. The house completed the day before we flew and we are using moneycorp to transfer all our money to our Aussie bank account.

      We didn't ship a car, so no advice there, but if you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to ask, this forum really helped me along the journey so far.

      Best of luck
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      Hi Dave and welcome to the forum. Ask away with any queries you have and hopefully someone can help you.

      As far as importing a car in Australia goes, there are some threads on this in the Transport section of this forum. In the search window just type "Importing a car into Australia" and all the threads will pop up. Hopefully the information you require will be there.
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      Hi everyone

      Massive decision that's scary but I know a little way down the line life will be better.

      I have a 5 year old son and another little boy due anytime now which has pushed me to make this choice, a better life

      I'm using a company in London called Global migration who took the deposit yesterday and will arrange visa's and Job interviews.

      So I guess now it's just time and putting everything into place ,I was advised to keep my house in the UK but unfortunately the money from the sale will set us up rent free for 2 years and leave a nice lump in the bank behind us so we can settle down.

      How do you all find you fit In ? I guess that's a lot of people fears , I know my boys will be fine as kids meet new friends at school etc

      This is also another question, is there school fees ?

      So all in all exciting and scary at the same time but as a family we need change. Both working 50 plus hours a week to pay bills is no fun and I've had a mortgage since 21 and now I'm 38 with a fair way to go

      You only live once :)
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      Hi and welcome

      Have you obtained a visa? At the moment, your occupation is only on the CSOL, which means you need a sponsor, the only state sponsoring is Northern Territory. This would almost certain to be a 489.

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      Hi not as yet ,the company are arranging it for us .my partners company also has a office in Perth so I'll see how we go .she is on the skills list and there is a franchise just south of Perth for sale in transport, exactly the same as what I do in the UK
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      Ah, so a company sponsored 457 visa?

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      Hi yes ,but we also have a migration agency getting nicola interviews etc . I'm trying to cover all bases first

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      If you are on 457 then this is only a temporary visa and there will be school fees.
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