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Old May 24th 2009, 6:53 am
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hi all,

don't post too often on here, but really appreciate reading posts from everyone who are, like us very homesick, we have just agreed a sale on our property [after 6 months on the market] and fingers crossed after several disappointments we can finally make plans for our return to wales!!...we just have a coule of questions for people who have moved back.....

1. do all electrcal items work back in Uk?

2. can you claim tax refund once back in Uk?

3. can you get a refund from your super fund?

4. has anyone used OSS removal company?

we really appreciate any feedback you can give us

many thanks

Chris & Stu
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Old May 24th 2009, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by stu66
hi all,

don't post too often on here, but really appreciate reading posts from everyone who are, like us very homesick, we have just agreed a sale on our property [after 6 months on the market] and fingers crossed after several disappointments we can finally make plans for our return to wales!!...we just have a coule of questions for people who have moved back.....

1. do all electrcal items work back in Uk?

2. can you claim tax refund once back in Uk?

3. can you get a refund from your super fund?

4. has anyone used OSS removal company?

we really appreciate any feedback you can give us

many thanks

Chris & Stu
Hello,sorry cant help you with any of your questions,just like to wish you all the best for your return,we are going back in 2 days time..........you should be back in time for xmas!! Good luck and take care.
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Old May 24th 2009, 7:23 am
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Hello,sorry cant help you with any of your questions,just like to wish you all the best for your return,we are going back in 2 days time..........you should be back in time for xmas!! Good luck and take care.
thank you....good luck to you too...bet you can't wait!
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Originally Posted by stu66
hi all,

don't post too often on here, but really appreciate reading posts from everyone who are, like us very homesick, we have just agreed a sale on our property [after 6 months on the market] and fingers crossed after several disappointments we can finally make plans for our return to wales!!...we just have a coule of questions for people who have moved back.....

1. do all electrcal items work back in Uk?

2. can you claim tax refund once back in Uk?

3. can you get a refund from your super fund?

4. has anyone used OSS removal company?

we really appreciate any feedback you can give us

many thanks

Chris & Stu
A lot of the answer will depend on where you are moving back from, so where are you at the moment?
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Old May 24th 2009, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
A lot of the answer will depend on where you are moving back from, so where are you at the moment?
oops forgot to mention that...australia
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Old May 24th 2009, 11:42 am
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Default Re: going home is getting closer

Originally Posted by stu66
hi all,

don't post too often on here, but really appreciate reading posts from everyone who are, like us very homesick, we have just agreed a sale on our property [after 6 months on the market] and fingers crossed after several disappointments we can finally make plans for our return to wales!!...we just have a coule of questions for people who have moved back.....

1. do all electrcal items work back in Uk?

2. can you claim tax refund once back in Uk?

3. can you get a refund from your super fund?

4. has anyone used OSS removal company?

we really appreciate any feedback you can give us

many thanks

Chris & Stu
1. Most Australian electrics work in UK. All our smaller appliances will. Nu Shooz posted that her TV worked fine when she came back, but just check beforehand.

2. If you are leaving Aus permanently, you can claim you tax refund before you go by filling in a form from the ATO website

3. Contact TraceyW about refund of super annuation. MY OH wasnt eligible because he is form NZ but apparently there is a way of getting it back, but i cant remember what she said now.
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Originally Posted by Fleaflyfloflum
1. Most Australian electrics work in UK. All our smaller appliances will. Nu Shooz posted that her TV worked fine when she came back, but just check beforehand.

2. If you are leaving Aus permanently, you can claim you tax refund before you go by filling in a form from the ATO website

3. Contact TraceyW about refund of super annuation. MY OH wasnt eligible because he is form NZ but apparently there is a way of getting it back, but i cant remember what she said now.
thank you....been following all your posts, they keep me going.....i can see you're very happy back home and have no regrets...like you i too have a daughter and son in thier 20's and miss them so much....so fingers crossed this sale will happen
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Originally Posted by stu66
thank you....been following all your posts, they keep me going.....i can see you're very happy back home and have no regrets...like you i too have a daughter and son in thier 20's and miss them so much....so fingers crossed this sale will happen
I will keep my fingers crossed for your house sale.

You should come back today! Its that warm and sunny all the grandkids are coming over to go in the outdoor swimming pool here!
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Best of luck with it all, Chris and Stu. Just out of interest, how long have you been out there?
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Originally Posted by stu66
hi all,

don't post too often on here, but really appreciate reading posts from everyone who are, like us very homesick, we have just agreed a sale on our property [after 6 months on the market] and fingers crossed after several disappointments we can finally make plans for our return to wales!!...we just have a coule of questions for people who have moved back.....

1. do all electrcal items work back in Uk?

2. can you claim tax refund once back in Uk?

3. can you get a refund from your super fund?

4. has anyone used OSS removal company?

we really appreciate any feedback you can give us

many thanks

Chris & Stu
Good luck Stu and knowing your children are waiting for you must be just lovely...we have sold our home and at the moment are in a rental (it took us on and off a year to sell our home) so we have now decided to wait for our youngest to finish year 11 (Dec 09) and then head home in the New Year.....we are going to enjoy ourselves as much as we can now the "stress" of selling our home is over....and then I will start getting quotes etc and maybe even selling or giving away our funiture if we decide just to buy new items once home....
What I would like to know is "can you get a refund for your super"....could you let me know what that means?..........not heard that one before....
No sure what part of Aus your moving from so cannot help with the removals we are West Aus....

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Best of luck with it all, Chris and Stu. Just out of interest, how long have you been out there?
been here for 3 and a half years....went to melbourne first for 14 months now northern new south wales on the queensland border, i [chris] knew almost straight away that this would never be home, and i have tried so hard to settle, but the pull to go home has always been stronger, as a lot on here say, you sometimes have to move away from what you have to realise exactly how good it was, i'm so excited to be going OH on the other hand is having mixed thoughts about it, which is creating an atmostphere, all i can hope for is that he comes with me, if not i'll be going alone.

thanks for your good wishes, it's people like you on here who keep us all going!
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Good luck Stu and knowing your children are waiting for you must be just lovely...we have sold our home and at the moment are in a rental (it took us on and off a year to sell our home) so we have now decided to wait for our youngest to finish year 11 (Dec 09) and then head home in the New Year.....we are going to enjoy ourselves as much as we can now the "stress" of selling our home is over....and then I will start getting quotes etc and maybe even selling or giving away our funiture if we decide just to buy new items once home....
What I would like to know is "can you get a refund for your super"....could you let me know what that means?..........not heard that one before....
No sure what part of Aus your moving from so cannot help with the removals we are West Aus....

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just contacted super fund and was advised that once i have returned to uk, i have to let immigration in oz know that i no longer want my visa, once it is null and void or has expired then i can claim all my super fund back and they send a cheque to uk address.
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just contacted super fund and was advised that once i have returned to uk, i have to let immigration in oz know that i no longer want my visa, once it is null and void or has expired then i can claim all my super fund back and they send a cheque to uk address.
Many thanks for that..I will look into it....I have days when you have mixed feelings but after 12 years of just trying to feel "at home" gets exhausting so yes we are looking forward to our return...

good luck and best wishes....

ps can you claim your super back if you are an Aus Citizen but are returning home...?
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Originally Posted by stu66
been here for 3 and a half years....went to melbourne first for 14 months now northern new south wales on the queensland border, i [chris] knew almost straight away that this would never be home, and i have tried so hard to settle, but the pull to go home has always been stronger, as a lot on here say, you sometimes have to move away from what you have to realise exactly how good it was, i'm so excited to be going OH on the other hand is having mixed thoughts about it, which is creating an atmostphere, all i can hope for is that he comes with me, if not i'll be going alone.

thanks for your good wishes, it's people like you on here who keep us all going!

Dont worry, I think every couple has those fears, I too wanted to go home DH would have happily stayed but he chose me and our happiness didnt stop me worring that he wouldnt come home with me. mad thoughts flew through my head. but I was very homesick at the time. for the most part you will both do what best for you as a couple you know you were happy from your home country and you will be again

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Many thanks for that..I will look into it....I have days when you have mixed feelings but after 12 years of just trying to feel "at home" gets exhausting so yes we are looking forward to our return...

good luck and best wishes....

ps can you claim your super back if you are an Aus Citizen but are returning home...?
I'm pretty sure you cant because there would be nothing stopping you from coming back here and being entitled to age benefits later on.
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