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  2. pegg

    Merry Christmas

    The RRV was all abit vague ..... however they said only apply when you know you are ready ??? but yep i think due to covid , But yes ill keep chipping away at him
  3. FOL

    HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!!

    I understand the 21st or may has a meaning. Pub holiday wise it would be a bummer. The weather is much nicer in Jan
  4. FOL

    Merry Christmas

    I thought the RRV approval was instant. Or do you request an extension due to Covid19? The searching for Aussie uni's is a promising sign I reckon @pegg
  5. ali

    HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!!

    Hope you had a good day. We're all for moving the day - my suggestion is 21st May as this is when Aboriginals were able to vote.
  6. Yesterday
  7. pegg

    Merry Christmas

    @FOL our big mare at the moment is this RRV and process times ? really need to look into it as weve got no chance of getting there before visa ends . ........ Yes our SON!!!! hes 16 doing his A levels , however he was looking at Aussie universities so well see
  8. FOL

    Merry Christmas

    Ah bugger to hear your son is still dead against it @pegg. I hoped he would be swayed by now. how old is he now? i reckon you'll be alright with business class. I have done it twice and no issues. But you'l have to see what the world looks like by then.
  9. pegg

    HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!!

    Happy Australia Day !
  10. Rossmoyne

    HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!!

    Very strange feel to Australia Day this year as no Skyworks in Perth and so much dissension on whether it should be called "Invasion Day". However in our family we celebrate Australia Day proudly and loudly, and the pool will get a good workout this afternoon after a BBQ lunch. Happy Australia Day to you all!
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  12. pegg

    Wow, Perth-London direct come Mar '18!

    great , thanks @Rossmoyne
  13. verystormy

    Points advice please :-)

    If you go down the sponsored route, just be very aware of the issues before.
  14. Rossmoyne

    Wow, Perth-London direct come Mar '18!

    My son flew this route in March 2019 London to Perth and was impressed with the level of comfort and the time the flight took start to finish. My son lives in Queensland and usually travels to UK from Brisbane, often travelling Singapore Air or Qantas. However this time he had to stay longer in London to bury his father, and was unable to get a flight to Brisbane when he tried to rebook, so opted for the London, Perth, Brisbane route. He said the whole journey was a lot easier, less stressful and felt shorter, even though he had 4 hours in Perth between flights. I was about to book a flight on this route when all the covid rubbish started too, as a few friends also who have travelled on this flight and recommend it. Not sure when it will be up and running again though.
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  16. pegg

    Wow, Perth-London direct come Mar '18!

    Just bumping this thread with a question - Has anyone tried this direct flight ? As i was just looking at prices for November .... 3 adults 1 child - economy £2,538. , business £15,000 and first class £20,400 ! Just thinking due to recent shenanigans a direct flight might be so much more simple .... Just mulling things over thats all , So if anyone knows of anyone ..... share there thoughts plz
  17. Steven1988

    Points advice please :-)

    Thanks for the feedback, I have emailed GoMatilda but unfortunately they have too much work to take me on. I have made contact with another agent who come highly recommended and will access my options for £300 initially which will give us an idea if it’s an option and if so what these are. ideally I want permanent migration but looking at the amount approved it’s a no go for the time being so best option is to start the process and how this changes. if it is meant to be it will happen but first need to see the options and weigh it all up. thanks for your help
  18. verystormy

    Points advice please :-)

    Go Matilda are excellent. Sponsorship for nurses is certainly possible, but it isn't an option I personally recommend as it is a temp visa and comes with a lot of issues.
  19. Steven1988

    Points advice please :-)

    Thank you for the information it’s very helpful. It’s has become apparent that the process needs looked at by someone far more in the know than me. I contacted a newlifedownunder.com.au but unfortunately they are too busy so have contacted goMatilda anyone know if they are any good. Camila kindly informed me that she would support if my wife got a sponser so need to look into this option. I looked at the years ago and thought that It was near impossible to get sponsored? thanks again for the information.
  20. verystormy

    Points advice please :-)

    I will address your first and last points together. 90 points "might be enough" but it is hard to say as most visas are suspended and very few invites being given, but for those that are, it is for pandemic required occupations such as nurses. The other option is a 190 visa which is state sponsored and is not a competition like the 189. Again, these were effectively suspended but, there are allowances for nurses. Just one thing with points, if you have included points for English, then this needs to be backed up with an English exam such as ILETS. However, I would strongly recommend using a good registered migration agent. For costs, it does vary on a case by case basis, but, a good guide is to allow about 30k in total. A tip with dogs is to allow plenty of time as it can take as long to get them sorted as yourselves. I recommend using a pet shipper and Pet Air are one of the best.
  21. Steven1988

    Points advice please :-)

    Good day, my wife and myself have been looking at moving to Perth for sometime but have decided to bite the bullet and go for it if possible. We are looking for some advice if anyone can assist I very much appreciate it. so my wife is a mental health nurse specialist in CBT (therapist) and has 13 years experience in her field. I am a lead auditor in aviation holding a ISO9001:2015 qualification and basically worked myself up the ladder in my 14 years in the industry. we currently have one child but are expecting another in September. I just done the points calculator on the Australia government website and it comes in at 85 to 90 points. The difference in points comes as my wife is 31 but depending on the time line she might fall into the 33-40 age dropping the points by 5 if that is the case. what are the chances of a visa acceptance based on the above information? The other question I have is if anyone has done this move what costs will we incur? We also have 2 dogs which we would take with us if the visa process is accepted. final question but perhaps key to all of this what is the stance with COVID-19 are all visas delayed for the time being? Appolgies for all the questions I have done done research but would love the opinions of people who have already made the leap and get an insight into the issues and some advice. Best wishes Steven
  22. pegg

    Merry Christmas

    Crikey @FOL sorry to here about your Mum, And with all this going on jeez ! But now youre telling me you have a dirtbike too !! Our friends of friends nr Bunbury have alot of farm land and we did alot of biking ...... never rode a dirtbike on sand before ! And man - so different terrain . We had a bit of a heat wave here - So got a chance to swim right out in the Cornish sea......... trouble is our ocean is sooo cold ! As for coming over , our son is still dead against it ..... and is half way through A levels - But i dont know how they will do , as his Gcses where graded by teachers and marked down . Couldnt sit exams over here due to all this illness millarky ! So hope A levels it will get back to normal ............ But again i feel we will never see normal again , and thats a different chat lol ! So, yep ideally it would be great to return this year . I was even looking at 1st class for all of us with Emirates - As 1st class travel had far less restrictions .... But well see . And yep another lil one certainly takes up the free time .
  23. Alan Collett

    Parent Visas

    Just to say that a refusal of an onshore parent visa application doesn't mean an automatic deportation. Aside from the ability to appeal the decision the subclass 602 Medical Treatment visa should be available as a solution that would allow the parent visa applicants to remain in Australia. The restriction on travel attaching to the Bridging Visa A that is the visa granted when the holder of a visitor visa applies for an 804 or 864 visa can be overcome with a Bridging Visa B. Best regards.
  24. FOL

    Merry Christmas

    The endless blue sky is terrific alright. does that mean you guys will go as soon as covid19 travel restrictions lay down? Or not sure yet @pegg? I haven't enjoyed the sun at all! Last 3 months I have flown to Europe twice as my mom is not doing well. So 7 weeks in Europe, 4 weeks in quarantine and 4 weeks at home i'm released in 2 days. I have surfed only once since june.. first it was winter and was away with my dirtbike each weekend. Then I had to travel. And now we are expecting another daughter in 2 weeks. So I reckon not much surfing either can't wait to sneak out for a short surf though. Smart move to rent first. Hopefully things cleared up rentalwise by then. There is quite a shortage at the moment.
  25. verystormy

    Subclass 173

    The wait times for this blew out several times and continues to do so. You are within the wait time everyone else is experiencing
  26. verystormy

    Covid 19 Impact

    It is valid for a long time, so it's up to you. Have you checked you meet the other criteria such as you can pass the skills assessment?
  27. verystormy

    Covid 19 Impact

    It is enough for a visa, but it won't get you any points. If you want the points you have to sit the test.
  28. PB9

    Subclass 173

    We applied for a 173 visa in 6th September 2016. The waiting time then was 12-15 months, currently we are 53 months waiting. We applied off shore... but are currently on shore, so with nobody allowed in why is this taking so long? I got a processing time update in July 2030 say they had processed up to April 2016, new email today says they have processed up to May 2016. so it’s moved 1 month in 7 moths... sorry for the rant but just feel disheartened... especially when all my children and grandchildren are here, and we just want to start are life.
  29. PB9

    Parent Visas

    But the queue time for that is currently 58 months and rising.
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