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Forum: Australia
Aug 31st 2017, 12:54 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,547
Posted By alipally

Re: Now Aus Citizen, only have UK passport that's only valid for 4 months...

Jus thinking outside the box..you could apply for your Aussie passport in the UK and wait for it to be issued before returning?


it's worth investigating!


Ali
Aug 31st 2017, 12:51 am
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By alipally

Smile citizenship application processing times

Can anyone give me a ball park number on processing times for citizenship application in Melbourne at the moment?


Thanks in advance! :thumbsup:
Forum: Australia
Jun 27th 2016, 10:22 pm
Forum: Australia
Jul 14th 2015, 2:51 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 24,124
Posted By alipally

Re: British Degree Class conversion in Australia

Some people have commented that they have never been asked for their certificates.

This, I think rather depends on what you read at University and whether or not it is necessary to have this...
Forum: Australia
Jul 14th 2015, 2:18 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,923
Posted By alipally

they've Changed all the pension transfer rules UK-Aus!

Good old HMRC... change the rules without notice!

it used to be that you could transfer your UK private pension into your Super fund here in Australia.

However, at the beginning of April HMRC...
Forum: Australia
Jul 14th 2015, 2:07 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,718
Posted By alipally

Re: Tax returns 2015

TBH, Tax returns go in the too hard box for me to do myself.

I have a car allowance. I work from home and I'm on the road a lot.

I just pay a tax agent to do it for me and claim the cost of...
Forum: Australia
Jul 14th 2015, 1:55 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By alipally

Re: Dog shipping and transport from UK to Perth anyone done this?

they keep changing the rules!
I've bought my dog over twice!!
it was different both times, but I did do all the paperwork myself. It's tedious, but not difficult.
Transport depends on size of...
Jul 14th 2015, 1:47 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By alipally

Re: VISA - Citizenship and RRV

You need to get a statement of travel from the dept of immigration that will clear up when you were and weren't in the country. You can use this.

It may be that being without a Permanent...
Forum: Australia
Jul 14th 2015, 1:28 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By alipally

Re: Shipping stuff back to the UK from perth

We found that shipping back to the Uk was much more flexible and we could pack a lot of the stuff ourselves and the removalists came in and packed the container and sealed it before it left our home...
Forum: Australia
May 29th 2015, 12:03 pm
Replies: 453
Views: 89,645
Posted By alipally

Re: Exchange rate AUD Vs GBP £1 buys $1.83

it Tipped over the $2.00 mark today.......


And of course my circumstances have changed to where I'd actually prefer it to go back the other way!!

Can't win!

:blink:
Forum: Australia
May 14th 2015, 11:31 am
Replies: 2,789
Views: 833,911
Posted By alipally

Re: Business Class Airfares to UK / Europe - approx $2700 - $2800 rtn!

Thanks BC....

I'm having trouble finding any flights that are available at all.... to anywhere!
I've been having a read around the programme and from what I've read, if you have to telephone...
Forum: Australia
May 14th 2015, 2:04 am
Replies: 2,789
Views: 833,911
Posted By alipally

Re: Business Class Airfares to UK / Europe - approx $2700 - $2800 rtn!

Been a good while since I've been here, but I'm looking for Biz class seats back to Blighty next year for a wedding.
The American miles seems to have gone tits up, so following on from James' lead,...
Forum: Australia
Dec 13th 2013, 10:18 pm
Replies: 453
Views: 89,645
Posted By alipally

Re: Exchange rate AUD Vs GBP £1 buys $1.83

Unfortunately, I don't have much in the way of USD, but I do still have GBP that needs to come over at some point......

Hoping for 2.5:1 but I may be waiting an awfully long time!
Forum: Australia
Dec 13th 2013, 11:32 am
Replies: 453
Views: 89,645
Posted By alipally

Exchange rate AUD Vs GBP £1 buys $1.83

So does that mean the UK economy is getting stronger p, or is that Aus economy faltering?
Forum: Australia
Dec 13th 2013, 11:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By alipally

Re: Blocked Shower

Take off the plug hole drain, get a wire coat hanger, unravel and form a hook at end. Push into drain 3-5" wiggle bout hookup debris and pull all that gunk up... Noe chemicals, very little cost and...
Forum: Australia
Dec 13th 2013, 11:15 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By alipally

Re: Selling a car in Australia (Melbourne)

We sold our car through gum tree... 3 yr old Honda CRV $20,000 the ad was free!!
Forum: Australia
Dec 13th 2013, 11:12 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,054
Posted By alipally

Re: Skype Call with a recruitment consultant - What to expect?

I beg to differ, all my roles in Aus have been through a recruiter... They also negotiated the best salary on my part...(recruiting fee is a % of salary)
I have been happy with the service I've...
Forum: Australia
Aug 29th 2013, 12:31 am
Replies: 62
Views: 3,825
Posted By alipally

Re: Melbourne wins "The Economists' most liveable city in the world for 3rd year in a

We, none of us, we're there. We only have the white mans written words and the verbal stories passed through the generations of the indigenous people of Australia. You must take both sides and make...
Forum: Australia
Aug 28th 2013, 7:42 am
Replies: 62
Views: 3,825
Posted By alipally

Re: Melbourne wins "The Economists' most liveable city in the world for 3rd year in a

I love living in Melbourne..... After serving 2.5 yrs in Adelaide I thought Australia was pretty Meh.....and went back to the UK.... 12 months later I was heading back to Aus.... Melbourne bound, and...
Forum: Australia
Aug 23rd 2013, 10:03 am
Replies: 84
Views: 15,623
Posted By alipally

Re: Aussie Dollar continues to fall - £1 buys $1.66

I have to change another sizeable chunk next month, to complete my house purchase...... The last lot I got $1.62..... I will be happy with$1.75... And ecstatic if I manage $1.80!!!
Forum: Australia
Aug 23rd 2013, 10:00 am
Replies: 125
Views: 13,404
Posted By alipally

Re: Compare standard of living in the UK with Australia

I start off thinking that everything is more expensive..... I have a much more active social life here. ( having discovered the delights of an espresso martini!) and we eat out at least twice a...
Forum: Australia
Aug 23rd 2013, 9:38 am
Replies: 84
Views: 15,623
Posted By alipally

Re: Aussie Dollar continues to fall - £1 buys $1.66

$1.74 today!

Don't know if its ever going to get to $2.00.... But the drop in AU$ value has been very quick indeed...... Does anyone expect further drops before the election.... And the. What do...
Forum: Australia
Aug 7th 2013, 9:26 am
Replies: 77
Views: 7,993
Posted By alipally

Re: House asking prices / what you actually paid

We just got our house that was advertised as "offers over $XXXXXX". We offered exactly that and it was accepted!
They just asked for the deposit to be released ahead of completion (Ermmm, no!) ......
Forum: Australia
Aug 7th 2013, 9:14 am
Replies: 50
Views: 20,001
Posted By alipally

Re: My wife wants to go home....

No easy answer, but I suspect that your location has quite a bit to do with it...

Maybe ask for a compromise... move interstate or just nearer to town and a bigger expat community to support her....
Forum: Australia
Jun 24th 2013, 3:47 am
Replies: 0
Views: 448
Posted By alipally

Wanted: house move boxes, Melbourne Metro

Hello!
We are on the move and need some quality removals boxes.... I will pick the up from any area Melbourne Metro!
PleasePM me if you have any going spare!

Thanks

:thumbsup:
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