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Today, 3:41 am
Replies: 15
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Posted By Pollyana

Re: Contemplating possible retirement outside UK

:rofl:

'm sorry but that is one of the daftest statements on here in a good while. Nothing to do with "gaming the system". They want you to follow the rules.

Yes its possible to arrive here as...
Forum: Europe
Jan 28th 2023, 6:49 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By Pollyana

Re: *** BRITISH IN EUROPE ***

Thanks!
Shared to the Aus forum :)
Forum: Australia
Jan 28th 2023, 6:48 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By Pollyana

UK Voting From Abroad

Posted in the Europe forum by Buckinghamshire Boy, but equally applicable to us in Australia:

Originally Posted by BiE
As reported on the BiE website and our social media, we secured funding in...
Jan 28th 2023, 9:48 am
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Pollyana

Re: TOR1 question

I uploaded a letter from my sister (home owner) which said I was welcome to stay there, & she could provide proof of ownership if necessary, and a copy of a hotel booking (provisional and not paid...
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2023, 6:28 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Partner visa

If he was eligible for the 100 then thats how it happens. 309 is granted first, then 100 immediately afterwards. Means he now has PR and there won't be any need for further evidence after 2 years.
...
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2023, 3:22 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Partner visa

You don't have to make the move together, but if you are going to be apart for any length of time and are on the 309, be prepared to show how you kept in touch & supported each other while apart -...
Jan 24th 2023, 12:43 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Shipping companies - top-tips, hints etc.

Opening a UK bank account when non-resident isn't very easy these ays, maybe even impossible now.
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2023, 6:34 am
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Cscs card / tickets

Yes, fraid so
Jan 22nd 2023, 1:01 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Shipping companies - top-tips, hints etc.

A few thoughts from my search for the same from Aus to UK.

Do you want them to pack for you, or are you happy packing your own boxes?
If packing yourself, get proper strong boxes ad lots of...
Jan 19th 2023, 10:34 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Moving back Australia-UK - any hints?

OK, thanks, never wandered into the ISA world before but might be worth it now. The cash won't be "spare" as such, it'll be the entire contents of my super fund coming with me and has to be invested...
Forum: Spain
Jan 18th 2023, 6:03 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Fancy starting the Camino de Santiago in Reading?

Definitely. very helpful resources on that site :thumbup:
Jan 18th 2023, 5:55 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Moving back Australia-UK - any hints?

:D I keep thinking of all the things I had to do when I moved here, and thats helped me put the list together.
Thanks for the info on the cards, very handy!
I'm going to let Qantas go when I've...
Forum: Australia
Jan 18th 2023, 5:48 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Cost of living in Perth

Very few if any agents would rent a property to you before you arrive, and even if they would, the advice will always be - don't do it!
Agents here are excellent at stretching the truth, and...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 17th 2023, 6:31 am
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Free

:lol:especially those in turquoise tracksuits :eek:
Jan 17th 2023, 6:25 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Moving back Australia-UK - any hints?

I do have an account, just use it to check my NI, never looked into the tax side of it there - I'll have a play, many thanks!



I'll check them, thanks!




Good luck with your move - glad...
Jan 16th 2023, 2:16 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Moving back Australia-UK - any hints?

Thanks, thats all really helpful info :thumbup:
Jan 15th 2023, 10:24 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Moving back Australia-UK - any hints?

Still holding my breath as the system is struggling to cope with the idea of paying the rent from a pension I don't actually have in my hand yet, but the agent and owner are keen. I'm still a bit...
Jan 15th 2023, 10:15 pm
Jan 15th 2023, 10:15 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Moving back Australia-UK - any hints?

Thanks heaps for all that, hadn't heard of TopCashback so I'll definitely investigate it, sounds similar to the Everyday Rewards here, which is wat I was after. Plus the Tesco card is now on my list!...
Jan 15th 2023, 10:08 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Pollyana

Re: moving advice

Only around 100? Wish I could be that ruthless! If she doesn't bring them, will she want to replace them? Cos that won't be cheap. I got kindle editions of several of mine but a lot just aren't...
Jan 15th 2023, 11:06 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Moving back Australia-UK - any hints?

Ah that makes sense now, when I was home in October and shopping in Tesco some of the labels had two different prices on, quite a difference on some of them!

Anyone got recommendations for...
Jan 15th 2023, 6:20 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Moving back Australia-UK - any hints?

Be cheaper to keep using Optus and a VPN to Australia :D Ok thanks, I’ll have to do more work on this one then!

I was always a loyal Sainsburys shopper back in the day but its complicated now by...
Jan 15th 2023, 6:10 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Moving back Australia-UK - any hints?

Sounds like I may be able to stick with EE then, thanks!



Thanks for that SoS, I’ll seehow close to July we are by the time work have sorted out everything they owe me. Biggest painis...
Jan 14th 2023, 7:06 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,196
Posted By Pollyana

Moving back Australia-UK - any hints?

Finally I think I am up for parole, hoping to leave early March :blink::scaredhair:

So I now have a list of my lists, and am wondering if any of you who have previously gone back from Aus have any...
Jan 14th 2023, 6:34 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,351
Posted By Pollyana

Re: Things that are easier when moving back

very true - in many cases though, they can do less damage at a higher level as they don’t actually deal with the public so much 😂
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