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    Covid 19 Impact

    Thank you. I have sent you a message with their details. So is my understanding of the current guidance correct - that WA is not sponsoring offshore applicants for 190 visas? Thanks.
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    Covid 19 Impact

    Hi. I was hoping to get some advice on this point. I’ve been speaking to a registered migration agent about migration specifically to Perth. According to them we qualify for a 190 with 90 points for WA and have advised us to proceed with signing up to their service. However, my concern is on reading the WA website it still seems to state that they are only sponsoring 190 visas for people already residing in Australia and that a job offer is required (we aren’t in Australia and don’t have a job offer.) I’ve asked them for clarity on how we can apply given this guidance but they keep dodging the question. Is there additional information that migration agents know about offshore sponsorship for 190 visas that just isn’t published, or are they just working on the basis that they expect 190’s will be open for offshore applicants soon and hedging their bets? I’m really uncertain on whether or not to proceed. Any insights you could provide@verystormy would be much appreciated. Thank you.
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    (re)Applying for 189 Visa

    Thanks folks. I will try that.
  4. Hi Everyone Hoping you can offer some advice as I haven't been able to find any solid discussion online. We previously applied for and were granted a 189 visa. The visa expired in March 2020 and we did not move to Australia due to a number of personal reasons. I am looking at reapplying for the visa, but wanted to know whether any consideration is given based on having already gone through the process previously and having obtained a visa? Or is it that you are treated as a completely new applicant? Does anyone have any experience in this area they could share? Thank you
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    Typical Rental Periods

    When I analyse my fears / concerns I think it primarily comes down to worry that I won’t find suitable work when we get there. In every other way I just can’t wait. It’s the fear of leaving stable and financial sounds jobs in the UK and moving to a location where from what I can tell there isn’t a great deal of IT management roles. I know we could consider another state, but Perth is really where we want to be.
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    Typical Rental Periods

    Really sorry to hear that FOL, I didn’t mean to pry. I can imagine moving so many times really taking its toll on a person (and their bank balance.) Since we decided last week that we are making the move, I have had a constant feeling of anxiety, to the point that I’m not hungry and feel quite sick at times. It’s such an emotional rollercoaster. It’s really odd, as I’ve wanted to move for so long and now I’m secretly hoping that my wife will day at some stage that she’s changed her mind and we should just stay in the UK.
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    Typical Rental Periods

    If I may ask, why have you moved 3 times? My wife says that if we don't like it there or it doesn't work out with jobs then we can just move back. I'm loathe to go down that path as I'm not sure I could afford to move back; and i suspect that if we do I will only want to move back a few years later. Just interested to know if the 3 moves you had were down to lack of work, missing family, or something else? Thanks.
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    Typical Rental Periods

    I’m just going off of a Google search. If it only takes 6 weeks then that’s great Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Typical Rental Periods

    That's what I was afraid of. I guess I'll just try to get into a longer term rental as soon as possible. Thanks.
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    Typical Rental Periods

    Thanks verystormy, appreciate the information. Its all very nerve wrecking. But that makes sense, and I guess I thought that's how it would have to work, just wasn't sure if I was missing a trick somehow.
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    Typical Rental Periods

    Follow-up question: If you go into a short term rental initially, like through AirB'nB are you still able to register your children at a school that falls within the catchment area of the rental? Thanks
  12. Hi. I am hoping that folks with experience of renting in Perth are able to help me with some information. We are looking at moving to Perth in January 2020 (family of 4.) I am trying to work out how to handle renting a property when we first arrive. We are having our house goods and furniture shipped, which will take between 10 to 12 weeks. So I guess we need to initially rent a furnished place for that period, but do landlords on sites like Domain generally let their properties for that short a period? Also, how do people usually handle it when their goods arrive? Do folks usually rent a furnished place until their goods arrive, and have them delivered there. Then move to an unfurnished rental and have their goods moved again? Appreciate this may be a daft set of questions. I'm just trying to work out how I minimise cost while at the same time ensuring we have roof over our head and land up in a good catchment area for schools. Thanks in advance for your help.
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    Money Transfer Companies

    Thanks gar374; I'll contact John as my next step. The info you provided was really helpful, thanks
  14. Hi I've noticed from the forum that a lot of folks on here have used or do use MoneyCorp as their preferred foreign exchange provider. I've started researching the different options to work out the most cost effective way of transferring cash from the UK to Australia. It appears as though the rates and charges offered by companies such as TransferWise and CurrencyFair are better. Has anyone had any experience using these other providers or are there any others you would recommend or suggest? Thanks
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    Container booked for Wednesday ...

    Has anyone had a quote for a 40ft container recently? We've had a quote from John Mason, quite is £6.6K. Seemed really professional and friendly. We are going to approach some other movers, but thought I would get a quote.