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Old Dec 17th 2006, 10:47 am
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We checked our all possible things before the outlaws took the plunge and came out on a years visa we check with all the relative "experts" which included CentreLink when myself and my SIL on a separate occasion talk to them we explain that we may be $3k short on the taxable income front and they said it would;d not be a problem as they could prove that they had shares and a investment prop in the city , anyway SIL and BIL went for the interview with all bits and piece only to be told that you had to meet the taxable income exactly no other asset would count as this is a bonded visa as you can image we felt really gutted when SIL told us on the phone as I had checked all this out before on a number of occasion and I always make sure I cover all bases.......

So just be careful as it happens we had people lining up to help so we think ( should find out Monday) we are covered

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Wish you well for Monday, I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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hi jane
oh no you poor thing what a blow! it really is a nightmare isn't it? no way to really time things right whatever you do. we haven't got our case officer yet so i was hoping to have our meds requested maybe by mid jan but by what you say maybe not. i know they will close for xmas but i was hoping maybe just a week! ha ha. nothing we can do but carry on waiting. i haven't contacted again to find out about a case officer i feel it as to be close now and we will just wait and see. our house sale is still in it limbo as we still do not have our deeds. hoping that will be sorted out for us in the new year as well. so we should be busy with something anyway which will make the time go quicker.
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Just like to wish you & yours a Merry Christmas and an even happier New Year.

Hope this is that last Christmas in the UK for all of us.

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Merry Xmas To Everyone Still Keeping Each Touch With Each Other On This Thread We Will All Have A Great 2007
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just a quick question to all those on a CPV.......how long was it before you received your ack from Perth after submitting your paperwork?
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Hi SB
About 3 weeks for us. Lodgement date was obviously dated just before posting. What delayed our receipt was the Xmas post I think without digging the file (s) out!!
Anyway my AOS Bond is paid so ....just waiting now to be instructed to pay the 2nd visa charge. Happy New Year to all -

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i have spent many an hour on here today reading every post on this thread, and know that your visa is imminent derek great news.

my mum/dads visa went off from my address on 30th nov and they still havent had an acknowledgement ....so, they are a little concerned. i have tried to explain the christmas post thing, but..........
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[QUOTE=Sleeping Beauty;4236053]i have spent many an hour on here today reading every post on this thread, and know that your visa is imminent derek great news.
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Well I started a quick reply, typed out lots of info then somehow lost the lot (plot??)!
Start again, full of good cheer.
My application went in on the same date 30th Nov 05 and I eventually received an acknowledgement dated 19th Jan 06 sent to my old address and redirected. So I think received early Feb!! Was getting really worried. The lodgement date was 19th Dec, I knew something was happening because Perth telephoned 20th Dec with a credit card query and that was charged on the 23rd Dec.
I....anticipate receiving the visa letter early/mid Jan so all in all about 13/14 months total. But they seem to have speeded up a little from recent posts so hopefully cause for some optimism?
I frontloaded the medicals in July and I had also obtained PCC's but had not sent them off. Good job as I had to repeat them anyway.
If your parents change their address this is something to watch as I had informed DIMA of our move and received acknowledgement but I think until a CO is formally appointed that temporary desk officers dont investigate the files thoroughly. However there is now a proper form for notifying such changes, if there was one before I must have missed it! I could perhaps have gained a couple of weeks in the procedure but you are dependent on other people for parts of it and they have to fit your business into their schedules, Centrelink interviews for example took 2 weeks to arrange.
Anyhow there is an awful lot of preparation one can do to overcome the waiting time......redecorate and prepare the house for sale for example! Ours took 12 months to sell after a couple of timewasters p***ed us about. Now we have our second home in Cyprus to sell and the car and more furniture to sort out. Oh well, how ones plans and directions change over the years and the goalposts keep moving. Keeps you young I suppose and the brain active.
Hope this helps to cheer your Mum and Dad up a bit, just think they should be spending the next New Year permanently in the Ozzie sunshine on the beach and reading about the terrible weather in the UK with thousands of people stranded at Heathrow or on Central Trains for example!
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thanks for that derek, although next new year in australia probably wont happen. they are talking about not selling until they get their visa, just to be sure, as they dont wont to loose their house should it go belly up (ever the optimists my parents ). isnt that a coincidence, both sent 30th nov? dont know if my dad could last until the beginning of feb before they got an acknowledgement.......better tell him to stay where he is
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Hi all,
Like most I use more than forum and some of you may already have seen what I am about to introduce. It may have relevance to many of us and maybe need to be given some forethought.

The only bit I used know on all this is that if a "gift" of cash or valuables is made...and doner expires within 7 years...its taxable still - unless its changed in the past few years.

There is a snippet of information which may be a great help, but before I mention it I am going to ask some questions of DIMA. Let you know when I know!

Anyway here is a copy of part of a post intended for me sent by Gill to whom I owe thanks for the amount of work done on the reply to me.

Finally, one hears an enormous amount about Contributory Parent visas, but it all tends to be confined to the visa itself. People tend to ignore (or at any rate, do not mention) the fact that the majority of British Parents who apply for this visa probably have assets which place them close to or above the threshold for Inheritance Tax in the UK (currently £283,000 on a Probate - ie conservative - valuation of the deceased's Estate.) The house in the UK is often worth a lot more than that by itself, without shares and other assets.

Inheritance Tax is chargeable on the deceased's world-wide assets potentially. Whether or not the Estate is liable for IHT depends on the deceased's Domicile. He or she can be 'ordinarily resident' in Timbuctoo for Income Tax purposes, but Domicile governs liability for IHT (and I think CGT as well). Domcile of Origin is difficult to shake off.


Like many others at our time of life, I would imagine that house, savings and goods exceed the minimum. I wonder if anyone has had the foresight to cater for this?

Hope you all had a great Christmas and that 2007 is better than you want it to be.
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just an update on this. their application was sent 30th nov, they have recd their acknowledgment today dated 04th dec. the waiting now begins for them. they have just been on the phone asking when they should send off for police checks/get their medicals done/put the house on the market etc.

as far as the meds are concerned, what is the general opinion on this? i believe that the med forms are coming out with embossed pictures on them? we did get ours done before, but timed it so that it ended up about 3 weeks before they were requested. the meds can be done beforehand for the CPV cant they?
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Originally Posted by Vinny van Gogh
Hi all,
Like most I use more than forum and some of you may already have seen what I am about to introduce. It may have relevance to many of us and maybe need to be given some forethought.

The only bit I used know on all this is that if a "gift" of cash or valuables is made...and doner expires within 7 years...its taxable still - unless its changed in the past few years.

There is a snippet of information which may be a great help, but before I mention it I am going to ask some questions of DIMA. Let you know when I know!

Anyway here is a copy of part of a post intended for me sent by Gill to whom I owe thanks for the amount of work done on the reply to me.

Finally, one hears an enormous amount about Contributory Parent visas, but it all tends to be confined to the visa itself. People tend to ignore (or at any rate, do not mention) the fact that the majority of British Parents who apply for this visa probably have assets which place them close to or above the threshold for Inheritance Tax in the UK (currently £283,000 on a Probate - ie conservative - valuation of the deceased's Estate.) The house in the UK is often worth a lot more than that by itself, without shares and other assets.

Inheritance Tax is chargeable on the deceased's world-wide assets potentially. Whether or not the Estate is liable for IHT depends on the deceased's Domicile. He or she can be 'ordinarily resident' in Timbuctoo for Income Tax purposes, but Domicile governs liability for IHT (and I think CGT as well). Domcile of Origin is difficult to shake off.


Like many others at our time of life, I would imagine that house, savings and goods exceed the minimum. I wonder if anyone has had the foresight to cater for this?

Hope you all had a great Christmas and that 2007 is better than you want it to be.
How can you cater for this possibility? Part of my reason for emigrating was originally to avoid IHT for my kids, but if the British government then changes the law ( or at any rate its published interpretation of it) to say you can be domiciled wherever they would like you to be, what can you do? I'd be interested to know if anyone has further thoughts on this. I'm currently paying a hefty insurance premium to cover the tax in case I die in the UK sooner rather than later, but was hoping to squander the money on reckless frivolities in old age in Oz.
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Hi,
Mum and Dad did their meds about half waythrough the process. The non-embossed ones were accepted, so I do not think there is any problem there.

For Mum and Dad, acknowledgment was Feb and the meds were done in August. Their story is slightly different as they applied for a year visitor visa so they could be here for Xmas while they waited. Other than that, the same as everyone else. AOS was paid the week before Xmas, and pre-grant letter was issued just over a week later - very quick !!!

They have now had their pre-grant letter - acknowledgement was 14-Feb-06 and pre-grant was 29-Dec-2006 (received 04-Jan-07).

Good news, is that this means they are within the 12 months still. I reckon as long as you have an Aussie address for the contacts the Visa is still definitely possible within a year.

I think there are a few very close to Mum and Dad's dates, so hold on guys - the light is very close to the end of the tunnel now.

Happy New Year 2007 everyone!!!!

Tracy.

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just an update on this. their application was sent 30th nov, they have recd their acknowledgment today dated 04th dec. the waiting now begins for them. they have just been on the phone asking when they should send off for police checks/get their medicals done/put the house on the market etc.

as far as the meds are concerned, what is the general opinion on this? i believe that the med forms are coming out with embossed pictures on them? we did get ours done before, but timed it so that it ended up about 3 weeks before they were requested. the meds can be done beforehand for the CPV cant they?
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As far as meds go I would be inclined to recommend that your parents get a copy of the medical forms filled out in draft and to go and see their GP and explain what is happening and request that he gives them a medical. In that way any problems can be sorted and remedial measures put into place before they have their final medical. For example if they have high BP or chlorestorel readings treatment can be set up for this. If they need to see a specialist they then have time to sort this out before they go any further.
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i didnt think there was tracy. i dont know whether they will do them before, it depends on how the waiting time is for them i suppose. i think dad might, as he i an impatient bugger . but at least i now know, thanks.
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