My hubby and I are thinking of making the move with our 1 year old. My husband is a gp and I am a special needs teacher so both of our jobs are on the skills list. Overall the aim Is that we are hoping that we will be able to afford a nice lifestyle I.e nice house, 2 cars, holidays but both work part time. Currently I work part time due to childcare costs hubby works full time and is ridiculously stressed all the time. Lots of people in his work place are having breaks downs and he doesn’t get to spend much time with our baby. We have a nice house but that’s where all our money goes we can’t afford holidays and we do have two cars but considering how hard he has worked for the past 12 years they are nothing particularly nice. Basically we feel we are not getting out anywhere near what we put in in the UK and would like to have more time as a family and a decent standard or living. We feel like we are just keeping our heads above water over here.
we are currently debating working visa or residency.
we can rent rather than live with friends
not limited to 6 month jobs
may get permanent jobs and I could then work until I was entitled to maternity leave as we are planning another baby at some point in the future
how much will it cost? - I think it’s a lot of money when it may not work out and we may return after 6 month/a year
currently most of our money is tied up in our house in the UK which we are planning to sell but if we needed the funds from the sale we may have to move into rented. There may be ways round this lending the money from family until the house sale goes through but it does involve more risk.
Does anybody have any experience/thoughts or advice? If anyone has got PR recently how much did it cost?
Also so has anyone done or planning to do agency teaching? What’s they pay like how is it?
Has as anyone been employed as a GP or done locum work?
Finally sorry i know so many many different things in one thread!
Our friends currently live in Freo and love it in terms of the social side as they have found it easy to make friends. By the time we move over they will be in their house in the hills in Bushmead.
I think one of the key things that will help is settle is finding somewhere we feel we belong and making friends. We are coming out to scope things out so will obviously narrow it down then. I’m in two minds at the moment if we would be better getting an apartment in Freo that way we can make friends and pay around $400 a week so we can save a bit of money then move into the hills or wherever when we are more settled. Or move straight to a family home near our friends in the hills - which may be better for family life but is it as social?
any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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If you're a US citizen or lived there previously and then obtained/applied for your PR in Australia, you can definitely provide help.
I'm preparing for my PR application which includes police check, and unfortunately I need to reapply for the State police check since the one I used before has expired. State of California requires "original" fingerprint form (FD 258) only. It would be fascinating if I can get one in Australia because this will make the process much faster than waiting for it to arrive from the states.
Do you happen to have some leftover or know anyone who might have the form? I'll happily provide compensation. Lots of time an money can be saved if I get this single sheet of card without waiting..
I'll look forward to hearing positive responses!
Thanks so much for reading. Have a wonderful one :-)
Looks like they have lowered the annual income threshold for this visa. But i am troubled by the condition "have no dependents."
Do they mean having no dependents who will come live with you in Oz?
So if all my kids are of legal age and no longer legally dependent on me but they live outside Oz, does that meet the condition?
Even if I have kids who are somewhat dependent on me (e.g. alimony) but they are overseas and I do not declare them in my application, do they bother to check?
I am just trying to clarify the legal language of this visa and find a pathway, given that I am not under 45 and all skilled pathways are closed to me. It used to be that you could apply for a 189/190 up to 50 y.o., with zero points for age but it is now "under 45 years of age at time of invitation" only.
Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405)
Features - This temporary visa is for self-funded retirees who have no dependents and want to live in Australia during their retirement years.
be 55 years or older
have no dependents (other than a partner)
have an income of AUD 65 000 per year (or AUD 50 000 if you wish to live in a regional area)
have a designated investment of AUD 750 000 in Australia (or AUD 500 000 if you wish to live in a regional area).
This is the only retirement visa. If you are not eligible for this visa, you might be eligible for a parent visa.
Length of stay - Four years
Cost - From AUD 330
My family and I are hoping to emigrate to Perth next year. However my occupation was on the skills list for NT and not WA (even though there are lots of employment opportunities on Seek.com available in Perth and hardly any in Darwin) so my visa agent advised me to apply for a 190 visa for NT but that would still allow me to live and work in Perth. I was just wondering if anyone on here has done anything similar and did they encounter any problems in doing so?
My skills have been passed by the TRA so we are just waiting on the results of our Expression of Interest.
The reason we want to move to Perth instead of NT is because we already have friends and family in Perth and since we are bringing two young children we felt this would help us as we settle in.
Thanks in advance