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  2. verystormy

    Migration wannabe

    I wouldn’t use that agent. That is as strong as I can say online. Do so at your peril. Don’t forget, if it goes all wrong, not only will it cost you thousands, but potentially even a ban on reapplying
  3. Yesterday
  4. Vicki Philipoff online best service best price - recommendation from Patricia Stanton
  5. ianfitzgibbon

    Migration wannabe

    Thank you both - the agent is a good one as it help my old work colleague and friend migrate too... thanks for the save tip too time to raid the piggy bank me thinks `:D
  6. pegg

    Migration wannabe

    exciting times
  7. verystormy

    Migration wannabe

    The first thing I would say is do not speak to anyone that is not themselves a registered migration agent. The firm you are using have one director that is and that is all. Personally, I would avoid The process is complex but as a rough guide: Check is occupation is on one of the lists and if so which list. That determines if it is even possible and if so, which visa. An occupation on the long term list is eligible for a 189 visa. Occupations only on the short term are not but may be eligible for 190 or 491 visas. Calculate points. You need a minimum of 65. However, a 189 is a competition and nobody has received an invite for a 189 with less than 90 for a long time If going for a 190 or 491, check if any states are sponsoring that occupation and any special conditions the state is requiring If you are satisfied you have the points and a means to apply, then obtain a skills assessment Most people find that to help points they need to sit an English language exam such as ILETS. This does need revision and preparation before sitting Once you have the above, lodge an expression of interest. Wait to be invited and when invited apply. In the mean time, save money like mad. This is an expensive process.
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  9. ianfitzgibbon

    Migration wannabe

    Hi everyone my first post myself and my family are wanting to migrate - just need to submit our forms to the agency ‘Emigration Group” my wife and I are totally want this - my eldest daughter is fine but just need to convince my youngest as we are currently living in my late parents house she doesnt want to leave the place that nanny was... reason for the post is there any timeline / setup by step guides for the process as I’m finding a bit of a minefield we are hoping to move to Perth and build etc thanks again ian Fitzgibbon
  10. verystormy

    Advice needed re: exemption list

    There are exemptions for couples, however, they aren’t easy, particularly for temporary visa holders. I would speak to a good registered migration agent. I would say the chance of an air bridge is zero given that cases in the U.K. are rising again, at least in England
  11. Good evening my husband is in Perth working as a gp and im in the U.K. with our children. We were meant to be joining him in April but due to the restrictions our visas were cancelled. He is on a tss visa for another two years. I’m really struggling without I’m and like many people right now I’m finding this all very confusing and difficult. Does anyone know about the exemption list ? Or any hope of the U.K. being air bridged with Australia. I need to be with my husband. We also just bought a house in Perth :( which he’s rattling around in bless him but it’s causing us financial hardship because we need to get the U.K. houses rented out.
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  13. parking i know ..... its a nightmare ..... being demolished
  14. Rossmoyne

    Roadtrip

    Remember also that the interstate borders are closed except between NSW and Victoria, so movement will be hard at the moment.
  15. Not sure if you will ever enjoy it any more. Going to be demolished. I always take the ocean drive home after a surf at Scarborough. Grab a coffee there, tuen up the volume in my car and just cruise along the coast up to Ocean reef road. Edit: If I can tind a parking spot that is... the neighbourhood around it must hate it.
  16. we follow Yelo corner store cafe in TRIGG on instagram , gosh love the views from that place ....... coffee not bad either lol
  17. magicians

    Wanting to make new friends

    Thanks Pegg!
  18. pegg

    Wanting to make new friends

    totally understand , good luck guys
  19. Hi been in Perth 9 years now moved to Bayswater and work in West Perth Just out of a 11 year relationship and wanted to get some new friends as most were shared Lots of Aussie friends but find more in common with UK friends the Aussies tend to have their own click Anyone keen to meetup in city or Bayswater area please get in contact David
  20. magicians

    Wanting to make new friends

    Thanks guys for your replies. dont get me wrong I have made some Aussie friends but the group is very ‘clicky’ and that’s just not us. i love aussies but feel sometimes we are built form different cloth and I guess I’d love to find a Pom to be good friends with. hope this makes sense, it’s not that I’m choosy but would love to find someone with lots in common I guess. really appreciate your replies!
  21. ali

    Wanting to make new friends

    Our closest friends both in the UK and here in Aus were people we met through our children. You don't say how old your children are - getting talking in the playground, inviting children for a playdate and it progressing to mum and dad being invited. Joining clubs yourself or the kids being involved in them and you getting to meet other parents. My suburb has an i love Leeming page on FB - have a look if there's one for Canning Vale - may be worth putting a post out
  22. pegg

    Roadtrip

    if you can afford it - do it ! but please be aware that things are very very slow in WA ...... what you may think will take a month usually takes 3 ! Or you could just mooch around the local beaches ..... sea is lovely n warm
  23. pegg

    Wanting to make new friends

    well from my experience gosh its hard, The Aussies that are over friendly tend to want to sell you something lol ! had that a few times ! I just think youve really got to put yourself out there .... hard i know, As sometimes conversation with an Aussie is like getting blood from a stone. I think the big problem we found is knowone knows your past history ..... old friends know what you've been through. I know we met a lot of very very lonely brits , very sad . But if you are struggling don't be afraid to ask for help, it can be very lonely at times. School and work helps ..... but if its meant to be it will happen , and a new best friend will pop up soon x
  24. magicians

    Wanting to make new friends

    Thanks Pegg, I’ve had real trouble so far, been trying for so long with little success. any ideas! lol
  25. pegg

    Wanting to make new friends

    fantastic ..... hoped you would say that , wishing you luck in finding friends guys.
  26. magicians

    Wanting to make new friends

    Yep
  27. ali

    Roadtrip

    Sounds like a nice idea, haven't done it ourselves - we hit the ground running - hubby started work after a week and and me after 4. One thing I would be cautious of is the job climate and it hasn't always been easy for some migrants to get work and not unheard of to be out of work for a few months when arriving. You may need your savings to 'get by' if you were unable to find a job right away. Due to COVID-19, a lot of jobs have been lost with businesses not being able to reopen and being hit by a recession. Might be worth doing the sums e.g. how much you'd need if you didn't have any wage coming in for 4-6 months. We did find that when we arrived we hemorrhaged money, whilst we brought over a full container of furniture there were still things we needed to buy.
  28. jproberts

    Roadtrip

    Hi all! Thanks for the advice on my previous post! We've now gathered all of the documents required for my skills assessment so will be booking in the technical interview asap. We've had another thought though... whilst i'm off work anyway and with the equity from our UK house released, we're toying with the idea of a roadtrip around Australia when we first get there. Our thinking is that we may not get 4 - 6 weeks off work again for a while and we won't be paying rent anywhere which will make it all more affordable. It'll also take up some of the time whilst we wait for our furniture to be shipped from the UK. Has anyone else done anything similar? It'd be the 4 of us, children would be 3.5 and 1.5.
  29. jproberts

    Young Family, hoping to make the move

    That's promising to hear thanks!
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