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    RRV Covid

    Hi, It doesn't look like I will make it over to Aus from Scotland before my PR runs out. Does anyone know if RRV's are being granted using COVID as a reason? I have asthma, I think that would help my case. I also have a 3 month noticed period at work so it wouldn't be physically possible for me to make it in 3 months. I am hoping to get 1 year RRV. Thanks Scott
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    RRV Covid

    Give who a ring? do you have the number? Thanks
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    RRV Covid

    Hi Hi, Thanks for the reply. When should I apply? Wait until COVID is over or apply before my visa runs out in February? Scott
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    IELTS Listening

    Hi, I am confused about the setup of the listening test. It says you have 10 mins at the end to transfer your answers. Do the give you scrap paper or something? I am keen on writing them straight into the answer sheet. I will be writing in pencil after all. Plus I reckon it will give me more time to have a good guess at any I have missed. Thanks Scott
  5. Hi All, So it has been ages since I posted on here and it looks like to forum has really slowed down, such a shame. Looks like I am not the only one that has not immigrated due to the downturn in industry. Anyway, I am looking for a bit of advise as my must not arrive date is 04/02/2021 and I can't see myself moving before then. I travelled to Perth in November 2016. I arrived in Perth on 13/11/2016 and departed 19/11/2016. I am now looking to apply for a RRV but it is likely that I will only get a 3 month RRV which is not much use to me. The condition of the RRV is that you must not of been outside Aus for more than 5 years so I am wondering if I should make a quick trip over before my 189 runs out in Feb next year. From what I know, that would then give me another 5 years where I could apply for a 3 month RRV. Is this correct? Thanks Scott
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    189 PR Expirying - RRV

    Hi, So I am spoke to Camilla and it does not looks good. I am now wondering if I can reapply for a 189 PR visa when it runs out? Thanks Scott
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    189 PR Expirying - RRV

    Hi, Does anyone know a good migration agent that I could have an initial chat with? Thanks Scott
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    189 PR Expirying - RRV

    Hi, Thanks for the reply, I think that is what I will do. With regards to an RRV, does it run from the approval date of the RRV or does it start from the expiry date of the 189 PR? For example, if I applied for a 1 year RRV just now and it was granted - would I then have until 04/02/2022 (189 expires 04/02/2022) or would it be valid for 1 year from now? Thanks Scott
  9. Hi, I am guessing this is not going to be easy but does anyone know what's involved with getting my partner changed on my 189 PR visa? I split up with the ex partner 2 years ago and I have been seeing a new girlfriend for over a year now. I have been across to validate my visa, my final entry date is Feb 2021. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks Scott
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    Change partner on 189 PR visa

    hahaha JaseandAnne - who know's it might be the call come 2021. I will be leaving it last minute to come as I am earning really good money here in Aberdeen in the oil industry just now.
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    Renewal of PR visa 190

    This is what mine states: Must Make First Entry to Australia Before 26 November 2016 Must Not Arrive After 04 February 2021 Stay Period Indefinite from the date of each arrival
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    Renewal of PR visa 190

    Hi, Not posted on here for a while. I am also going to be leaving it until last minute until I come (Feb 2021) due split with my girlfriend who was suppose on my visa and state of the oil indusrty. My main question is - you state 'before the 3 months of the 5 years finishing date' - What do you mean by this? Is this a must? Can you not arrive the day before the 5 years,? Just wondering how this works. Thanks Scott
  13. Hi, I have my PR visa and I have been over to perth for my validation run. I now have until Feb 2021 to move. I work in the oil and their is not many jobs going anywhere in the world at the moment so I am riding out my current job until last minute. I looked at setting up a bank account with NAB but I can only do it 1 year before I arrive. I am now worried that the £ v $ is going to drop even more due to brexit so I was wondering if there are any ways of transfering my money into dollars gradually at the moment when the exchange rates look good? I have also been looking at other methods such as buying stock etc. All advice much appreciated. Thanks
  14. Warnbro - This is the kind of knowledge I want to learn more about, exactly the kind of knowledge. Can you point me in any direction? are there any sources you know of where I can learn what you know. What do you think will happen? Think I could just ride it out and wait for the exchange rate to rise? I am a single man so will not need to take all my money with me initially.
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    Cycling in Perth

    How much is it costing to ship your bike? I have a Scott speedster and I am thinking I would be as well selling it and buying one when I arrive, not shipping anything else.
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    Validation Run

    Hi I have been on my validation run and I am back in the UK now. My dad has got me a bit worried by asking me what I had to do to validate my visa? I was like - nothing, I just entered the country and my passport was scanned. Hopefully I am correct. 4 years now to move. Scott
  18. Hi Everyone, Been quite a while since I posted now. I have honestly had the worst week, could not make it up! Anyway, I have split with my partner who is on my visa but we are going to go to counselling and we are coming to Perth for 1 week in November to validate our visa anyway in case we resolve our issues. So when we come to Perth is will be a just under a years since our Police checks, they were before our medical. Our visa was not granted until January 2016. So from my understanding we have until January 2021 until we have to be there but that is when the 5 years are up and you have to apply for citizenship I believe? Just really looking for someone who has more knowledge on this and can give me the low down. Bad times Thanks Scott
  19. Hi Everyone, Looking for a bit of advise on where to stay? We are going to Thailand and Brisbane before Perth and plan on meeting up with a couple of people in Perth. We have only really seen the city centre in Perth but we are a city couple. We were wondering if we should maybe stay in an apartment in Subiaco instead of a hotel in the centre? Through it might be cheaper as we could buy in some shopping rather than eating out but we would also want a pool. Was also having a look at Scarborough beach but wondered if there would be anything for us to do there, especially in the evenings? Oh yeah it will be 28th of November we arrive. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks Scott
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    Visa Validation Run

    Flights now booked for November with Emirates :-)
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    Visa Validation Run

    Hi Everyone, We are going to be doing a visa validation run in November. We were just wondering if there is anything we can do on our trip to save us some hassle when we finally make the move? For the moment I am thinking we could open bank accounts and pick up the cards. We are also going to leave our whole suitcase of clothes with a friend. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks Scott
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    Visa Validation Run

    Thanks for the link. So I do it online? I thought it was something to do when I was there? It also says I need an Australia address?
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    Visa Validation Run

    Hi Thanks for the replies! So my hit list so far is: 1 - Pick up bank cards (thinking about going with NAB) 2 - Get Tax number (Anyone know how I do this?) 3 - Look at places to live
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    What to pack in your suitcase...?

    Singapore airlines will give you 40kg if you have a migrant visa. Give them a ring to check.