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Old Aug 23rd 2005, 12:09 pm
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Default End of our dream....

at the first hurdle!

Our Sponsors/Assurers in Oz say 'So sorry, but No!'

Ah well....

Our mistake was to visit Oz at Easter 2005. We liked it so much we wanted to come and stay. But now it's not to be....


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Old Aug 23rd 2005, 12:11 pm
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Thats harsh. Have you checked into all the alternative routes?
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Thats harsh. Have you checked into all the alternative routes?

That is harsh, but I agree with Hevs, it's worth really looking into it as there may well be another way in.

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Originally Posted by Stephen Jones
at the first hurdle!

Our Sponsors/Assurers in Oz say 'So sorry, but No!'

Ah well....

Our mistake was to visit Oz at Easter 2005. We liked it so much we wanted to come and stay. But now it's not to be....


Steve & Lynn
I know how you must feel being stuck in shitty south wales.
Hope you work something out.
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Thats very sad. Like the others said. Is there no other way? Daft question really as its probably all you've thought about.
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Originally Posted by Stephen Jones
at the first hurdle!

Our Sponsors/Assurers in Oz say 'So sorry, but No!'

Ah well....

Our mistake was to visit Oz at Easter 2005. We liked it so much we wanted to come and stay. But now it's not to be....


Steve & Lynn

Hi All,

Should have said....have searched all the different visas (126 etc) but withouth the sponsors cannot ever get enough points.

Thanks for the sympathy.

Steve
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Originally Posted by Stephen Jones
Hi All,

Should have said....have searched all the different visas (126 etc) but withouth the sponsors cannot ever get enough points.

Thanks for the sympathy.

Steve

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Default Re: End of our dream....

Originally Posted by Stephen Jones
Hi All,

Should have said....have searched all the different visas (126 etc) but withouth the sponsors cannot ever get enough points.

Thanks for the sympathy.

Steve
Hi Steve & Lynn,

So sorry to read this. I know how it feels, we've been there.
Just wanted to say:
Never say never...... we were in the same boat - for the 15 years we've been together, we've failed, failed, then failed some more to get sufficient points for any visa... then finally we find that we now qualify for a business visa...

So it may be "not now" rather than "not ever".....

Hope it works out for you eventually.

All the best,
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Originally Posted by Stephen Jones
Hi All,

Should have said....have searched all the different visas (126 etc) but withouth the sponsors cannot ever get enough points.

Thanks for the sympathy.

Steve
Steve,

Sorry to hear this - it is very difficult if you are reliant upon sponsorship. Obviously I don't know why they have said no, but I hope that the situation does eventually work out for you, and you are able to get sponsorship.

Rgds,
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Don't give up!!!

I am sure you have thought of lots of options, but hey just in case, have you tried looking for a job and getting them to try and sponsor you!!

Keep trying, you never know what might be round the corner!!!

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Sorry to hear that you are unable to move to oz . We wish you good luck in what ever you chose to do
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Never say Never. Have another look at the Dima website you might have missed something. Have you tried for a state nominated visa? I am sure they require less points. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
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Originally Posted by Stephen Jones
at the first hurdle!

Our Sponsors/Assurers in Oz say 'So sorry, but No!'

Ah well....

Our mistake was to visit Oz at Easter 2005. We liked it so much we wanted to come and stay. But now it's not to be....


Steve & Lynn
This does sound a bit harsh .....now I'm not trying to be nosey here, so don't take this the wrong way, and I don't want to know the details, but is there nothing you can do to make your assurers / sponsors a bit more comfortable with the idea? We used my cousin for our assurers and aunt/uncle for sponsors. We had only ever met them once, and I realise it's quite a big deal that they have to sign up to say they will support you if need be. So we had to make sure they were really comfortable with the idea, because they don't really have much money and although on paper they are committed to supporting us if the need arose, in reality they would be horrified at the idea! It was a big price to pay, but we told them they could keep the assurance money and give it to the kids after the two years were up. $5000 is a lot, but believe me, we felt it was absolutely 100% worth it, and I would have worked my but off in overtime to get our assurance bond, or sold my body on the streets (but I wouldn't get anything for that!).

We also shared a lot of personal financial information with my cousins to make sure that they realised we weren't going to be a burden to them. We are now all the absolute best of friends and my distant cousins, aunt and uncle have grown very close to us. We would have been stuffed without them.

Seriously though, its only 2 years that the sponsor /assurer relationship runs for, not a lifetime. I really feel for you, and hope that you can find a way round this. I would have grovelled on my hands and knees to the ends of the earth to sort this visa out.

I wish you all the luck in the world and hope you manage to sort this out. Good luck karma on its way to you......

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Originally Posted by JohnAndNetta
This does sound a bit harsh .....now I'm not trying to be nosey here, so don't take this the wrong way, and I don't want to know the details, but is there nothing you can do to make your assurers / sponsors a bit more comfortable with the idea? We used my cousin for our assurers and aunt/uncle for sponsors. We had only ever met them once, and I realise it's quite a big deal that they have to sign up to say they will support you if need be. So we had to make sure they were really comfortable with the idea, because they don't really have much money and although on paper they are committed to supporting us if the need arose, in reality they would be horrified at the idea! It was a big price to pay, but we told them they could keep the assurance money and give it to the kids after the two years were up. $5000 is a lot, but believe me, we felt it was absolutely 100% worth it, and I would have worked my but off in overtime to get our assurance bond, or sold my body on the streets (but I wouldn't get anything for that!).

We also shared a lot of personal financial information with my cousins to make sure that they realised we weren't going to be a burden to them. We are now all the absolute best of friends and my distant cousins, aunt and uncle have grown very close to us. We would have been stuffed without them.

Seriously though, its only 2 years that the sponsor /assurer relationship runs for, not a lifetime. I really feel for you, and hope that you can find a way round this. I would have grovelled on my hands and knees to the ends of the earth to sort this visa out.

I wish you all the luck in the world and hope you manage to sort this out. Good luck karma on its way to you......

Netta
Good post Netta,

I think it's a good idea to have another go at your sponsor/assurer...what have you got to lose? Have you asked the opinion of an agent on where you stand, there maybe a way round for you. Anything is worth a try.
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Old Aug 23rd 2005, 4:17 pm
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Originally Posted by JohnAndNetta
This does sound a bit harsh .....now I'm not trying to be nosey here, so don't take this the wrong way, and I don't want to know the details, but is there nothing you can do to make your assurers / sponsors a bit more comfortable with the idea? We used my cousin for our assurers and aunt/uncle for sponsors. We had only ever met them once, and I realise it's quite a big deal that they have to sign up to say they will support you if need be. So we had to make sure they were really comfortable with the idea, because they don't really have much money and although on paper they are committed to supporting us if the need arose, in reality they would be horrified at the idea! It was a big price to pay, but we told them they could keep the assurance money and give it to the kids after the two years were up. $5000 is a lot, but believe me, we felt it was absolutely 100% worth it, and I would have worked my but off in overtime to get our assurance bond, or sold my body on the streets (but I wouldn't get anything for that!).

We also shared a lot of personal financial information with my cousins to make sure that they realised we weren't going to be a burden to them. We are now all the absolute best of friends and my distant cousins, aunt and uncle have grown very close to us. We would have been stuffed without them.

Seriously though, its only 2 years that the sponsor /assurer relationship runs for, not a lifetime. I really feel for you, and hope that you can find a way round this. I would have grovelled on my hands and knees to the ends of the earth to sort this visa out.

I wish you all the luck in the world and hope you manage to sort this out. Good luck karma on its way to you......

Netta


Hi Netta,

Thanks for this. I realise now that the way I wrote my opening lines was expressing my disappointment rather than the 'true' situation. Like you, we were/are planning to use a cousin and aunt/uncle for sponsors.

We have met Lynn's aunt (who has by the way been saying....come to Oz) but not her cousin.

Like yourselves, I have to sell them on the "assurer" idea and the fact that we would NEVER actually call upon them to spend any money on us. Just as you did, we will have to prove our savings etc. We are currently in the fortunate position of not having a mortgage so the sale of the house should tide us over for a bit at least!

I think we need to take a backward step and try a differing approach....

Thanks for the encouragement.

Steve
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