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Jun 7th 2020, 11:58 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Spouse Visa - Query

Yes definitely the above. Get your husband aa UK passport and apply for souse visa offshore. Without his UK passport his ability to return to the UK will expire eventually and UK spouse visas are...
Forum: Australia
May 26th 2020, 1:05 am
Replies: 70
Views: 6,359
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Move to Brisbane

The OP has family in Brisbane and has visited so I think they have a realistic view, certainly better than many migrants who have never set foot in Australia. Having family here will be a big help...
Forum: Australia
May 25th 2020, 4:18 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,662
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Advice &/or tips on upcoming Sydney move in 2021

I would get the agent to take some pics and give you an opinion. Ours asked us if we planned on replacing carpets for example as after 9 years of tenants....., we did so the exiting tenant did not...
Forum: Australia
May 24th 2020, 10:42 am
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Pension tax-free lump sum and ATO data matching a Warning

I
happens in UK too. One off bonuses are assumed for tax when not payg. You just need to apply to have it real assessed.
happens all the time. Here husband had instalments for year ahead based on...
Forum: Australia
May 24th 2020, 8:13 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,662
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Advice &/or tips on upcoming Sydney move in 2021

I would honestly get a spruce up on the house, depending on how it is. Then move in and see .
We moved into a rental when we returned and left tenants in our home while we settled. We kept the...
Forum: Australia
May 24th 2020, 8:03 am
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Pension tax-free lump sum and ATO data matching a Warning

Check with an accountant. Did you declare it as although tax free in UK the ATO will tax it.
May 17th 2020, 12:40 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By rammygirl

Re: New Start

Not sure about the shipping thing. When we added up cost of replacement of our goods for insurance purposes it came to far more than the shipping costs. Plus some things are not easily replaced, most...
Forum: Australia
May 12th 2020, 7:46 am
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By rammygirl

Re: House Inspection in VIC

I agree. Is there a reason your wife hasn’t been able to mow the lawn or get someone to do it? I am a 58 year old woman and do all the gardening here, including the heavy stuff, hubby helps of...
Forum: Australia
May 3rd 2020, 11:03 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By rammygirl

Re: MyGov Account

If you need to do an Aus return you must have something more than just bank interest to declare. I would just get an agent to do it.
Preferably one that has the ability to do Aus and UK returns to...
Forum: Australia
Apr 16th 2020, 1:55 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,720
Posted By rammygirl

Re: COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Aus Govt Tracing App

Not everyone is glued to their phone though. I don’t always take mine out with me, sometimes I just want to walk in nature.
Forum: Australia
Apr 9th 2020, 12:26 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Advice to 21 year old planning to move to Aus after degree

You can earn more per hour here as a casual barista than in the UK. My son works (or rather did!) as a barista on casual and manages to live independently on those wages (no accommodation loans here...
Forum: Australia
Apr 1st 2020, 12:47 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By rammygirl

Re: FHOG when owned home in the UK

If it asks you the question answer it honestly. It is meant for genuine first time buyers after all. Pity WA don’t enforce this. Not having a go amazulu, if you followed the rules for WAfair enough!...
Forum: Australia
Mar 20th 2020, 12:12 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Check different comapnies' forex rates before transferring

I have made several transfers of over 10k. No issues. I do UK and ATO returns every year. I am not playing the currency market but do check rates.
Not hiding anything.
Forum: Australia
Mar 18th 2020, 11:13 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Check different comapnies' forex rates before transferring

Yup even with a fee TransferWise are often better than fee free alternatives. Having said that the rate is very volatile so even they will have been a different rate earlier!
Mar 17th 2020, 6:39 am
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Citizenship Application and Police Clearance

It may well still be valid if you haven’t been back to the USA despite being over 12 months old after all you can’t get a record if you haven’t been there. I was told this a while back , but who...
Forum: Australia
Mar 15th 2020, 12:16 am
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Pensions

For private pensions you cannot transfer them until you are 55, and even then there are currently few options. You can leave them in the UK and they will be frozen until you can claim them, the...
Forum: Australia
Mar 12th 2020, 9:47 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,962
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Spiders living near Melbourne / Lara / werribee

Killed a very big white tail last night. They can and do give a nasty bite but not all have venom that causes necrosis. If you get unlucky like my mate it is very nasty, he needed skin grafts and has...
Forum: Australia
Mar 4th 2020, 12:47 am
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Recommended Shipping companies?

If you don’t think you will fill a container then look at a Movecube. I would just get some quotes that way you will get an idea how many cubic feet you have. Many firms are actually franchised so...
Mar 2nd 2020, 5:22 am
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Citizenship application query

You will not necessarily need any police checks. They do the Aussie one on you behalf and you won’t need a UK one unless you have spent over 90 days there since gaining PR.
Evidence to support ID...
Forum: Australia
Feb 27th 2020, 6:34 am
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Employer sponsored Temporary Visa - Victoria / school fees

You will initially to get the visa, after that if you are from the UK you will get reciprocal Medicare to cover any necessary treatment. Still may not be free though pay at point of treatment is the...
Forum: Australia
Feb 25th 2020, 5:35 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,962
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Spiders living near Melbourne / Lara / werribee

I actually see less spiders around the house here than I did in the UK. Learn which ones can give you a nasty bite and which are useful. Some are big and scary but not dangerous.

If you really...
Forum: Australia
Feb 25th 2020, 5:30 am
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Employer sponsored Temporary Visa - Victoria / school fees

Victoria do not currently charge temp visa holders fees for public schools. This might change though! It did in WA and was applies to people who already had visas.

Schools are not as free as in...
Forum: Australia
Feb 21st 2020, 12:41 am
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By rammygirl

Re: ATM fees in Australia...

It will depend who issued the VISA card, check with them if they have any relationships with banks in Aus.
Forum: Australia
Feb 18th 2020, 6:19 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,008
Posted By rammygirl

Re: I have almost 4 thousand pound to transfer

When I have used them what the contract says is what I get. My bank does not charge me to receive. Sometimes for large amounts I may pay for a transfer to the forex company though as large sums are...
Forum: Australia
Feb 2nd 2020, 11:17 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,363
Posted By rammygirl

Re: Any UK soap addicts in the family?

Still keep up with the archers. Tend to listen to radio drama a lot, thank goodness for BBC sounds app (I player as was).
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