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Sep 17th 2019, 5:46 am
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By verystormy

Re: Renting in London with 4 legged friends.

We moved to near London - Windsor, though also looked at properties in Richmond and Ascot. All very desirable areas and still had plenty of choice.
Sep 17th 2019, 5:43 am
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By verystormy

Re: Scottish Lawyer to Australia - which state?

I have never heard of any state being easier than another. You submit your legal qualification details, including transcripts to the state legal governing body. They assess which areas you will need...
Forum: Australia
Sep 11th 2019, 4:32 am
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By verystormy

Re: NZer living in U.K. but looking to move to Perth.

You would need to redo the tests completely. HGV licenses are not transferable
Forum: Australia
Sep 4th 2019, 6:12 am
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By verystormy

Re: Perth Expats working in IT wanted!

What visa were you on when you were last in Australia? This is important as it may give better options.

Second, the IT market is Perth is very small. Most IT jobs are in Sydney and Melbourne. Even...
Forum: Australia
Sep 1st 2019, 5:52 am
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By verystormy

Re: Costs of pets!!!!

First I would say have a shop around to get more quotes

The reason I said, was it is very very easy for something to go amiss. For example, we did it the other way, Oz to UK. Hours before his...
Aug 30th 2019, 4:43 am
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By verystormy

Re: Will a job in Aus ensure me of a visa?

No, a job offer does not guarantee a visa. Far from it.

First, you have to be aware many companies will not sponsor as it is expensive and can take a very long time to process a visa.

Then,...
Forum: Australia
Aug 30th 2019, 4:35 am
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By verystormy

Re: Costs of pets!!!!

You do not "have to". But it would be foolish not to.
Forum: Australia
Aug 29th 2019, 3:59 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By verystormy

Re: Job offer Townsville

The biggest question is, do you haveba visa or will you be relying on sponsorship?
Aug 26th 2019, 4:37 am
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By verystormy

Re: Aged Parent Visa

There is a bit of leeway as obviously many of us have complex histories. Though passport sttamps can be very useful.

I would highly recommend you consult a registered migration agent as there are...
Aug 21st 2019, 3:47 am
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By verystormy

Re: Dog & cat from NZ to UK

I know Dograiners have an office in NZ and I would highly recommend them
Aug 13th 2019, 4:51 am
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By verystormy

Re: Resident Return Visa and 175 Visa

At present, it doesn't appear you qualify for a RRV. A job offer will help your case.

If if you are denied, then the other way of going to live and work in Australia would be to apply for a new...
Jul 31st 2019, 3:47 am
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By verystormy

Re: Universities in UK

She will (usually) be treated as an international student unless she has been resident in the UK for three years prior to attending university. However, some universities and some courses have in the...
Jul 9th 2019, 4:05 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By verystormy

Re: Time to go home.... NZ to UK - So Many?

I can only comment on the dogs. We flew ours with Dogtainers who we found excellent. We moved from Perth West Australia, but I know they have offices in NZ. Cost depends on size of dog, but our...
Jun 19th 2019, 4:47 am
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By verystormy

Re: Truck driving kiwi partner, what area to settle in and are we too old?

You must though also have a job offer in the UK.

With regard areas, Stonehaven is nice, but very expensive as Aberdeen generally is.

Yorkshire is more affordable (except Harrogate)

A good...
Jun 18th 2019, 5:00 am
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By verystormy

Re: Truck driving kiwi partner, what area to settle in and are we too old?

The issue will be visa. You will need to sponsor him for a spouse visa. There are two routes to apply for this. One is cash savings of £63500 held in you account for the last 12 months. The other is...
Forum: Australia
Jun 15th 2019, 6:13 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By verystormy

Re: Newcomer looking to move to Australia

Will just reiterate the point above. Visa costs are nowhere near the biggest expense. The biggest ones come after the move. As an electrician, you will also have some additional costs. Electricians...
Jun 9th 2019, 5:05 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,802
Posted By verystormy

Re: Overwhelmed about AU to UK move

Will just say something about your wife. We moved back in 2016 and the one issue I was worried about was the weather and my wife as she grew up in a warm climate and isn't keen on cold. We now live...
Jun 8th 2019, 5:47 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,721
Posted By verystormy

Re: Overwhelmed and just want to go home

It can seem daunting. But, in 2016, we were at the point where you are now except for needing a spouse visa. Except possibly more broke as I was unemployed and had been some time. We had made the...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,504
Posted By verystormy

Re: Home office is a business!!

I think you misunderstand visas. They are not a right, but a privilege and as such, it is reasonable that the HO uses them to help pay for other HO services.

Compared to other countries, they are...
Jun 6th 2019, 4:40 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,031
Posted By verystormy

Re: Dual residency US and UK where US remains primary

I would take some professional advice.

With th cgt if you decide to move back to the UK, then there should be none applied on the sale of your primary residence.

While not fully resident in...
Jun 2nd 2019, 4:45 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,457
Posted By verystormy

Re: Visa valid?

Although your visa gave you the right to live permanently in Australia, the right to enter Australia is limited to five years. If you want to enter Australia after that, you need a resident return...
May 30th 2019, 4:45 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,802
Posted By verystormy

Re: Overwhelmed about AU to UK move

Spouse visa first. There are two routes either savings or employment earnings.

Shipping. Get quotes from several.

Dog, call Dogtainers. I recommend doing this at least six months prior to the...
Forum: Australia
May 26th 2019, 5:54 am
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By verystormy

Re: Advice

I am afraid tourist visits are your only option. One of the fundamental criteria for a parent visa is the balance of family test, which you do not pass
Forum: Australia
May 24th 2019, 4:23 am
Replies: 1
Views: 724
Posted By verystormy

Re: Social Work in Aussie/NZ or Canada - qualifications/work life, training etc.

You need to look at what is required to pass the skills assessment for the occupation. Most (not all) occupations require several years post qualification experience and only experience gained once...
Forum: Australia
May 24th 2019, 4:13 am
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By verystormy

Re: Advice

How many children do you have and where do they live? This is important for the visa.
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