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Forum: Australia
May 17th 2010, 9:06 am
Replies: 85
Views: 6,079
Posted By jan&co

Re: Monthly living expense

We arrived with about 20k with 4 kids of similar ages as yours. Bought a used mpv ($14k) and set them up at public schools for a total cost of $1600. There was no way to househunt and send the kids...
Forum: Australia
Feb 10th 2009, 1:45 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,540
Posted By jan&co

Re: not finding anywhere to live and panicking!!!

We found our rental the afternoon before we were supposed to move out! That was 4 years ago, in Brisbane. But it goes to show that things will work out some how... just keep trying. All the best!
Forum: Singapore
Aug 30th 2008, 8:41 am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,001
Posted By jan&co

Re: Moving to Singapore with family

This link may give you some idea:


http://www.coldstorage.com.sg/mall/


Cold Storage is like Woollies, but you'll find better deals in the heartland's
markets.

Have fun!
Forum: Australia
Jun 8th 2008, 12:16 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By jan&co

Re: Driving from Brisbane to Sydney Advice Pls

We did the Pacific Highway route and stopped over at Port Macquarie for a night Its beautiful.
Apr 15th 2008, 9:52 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By jan&co

Re: Interest in Australia - how many years in australia

I think we are getting clearer, slowly and surely. :)
If you move back, you can get citizenship as you've done your 2 years during your original visa duration. While citizenship is our first...
Apr 15th 2008, 9:11 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By jan&co

Re: Interest in Australia - how many years in australia

[QUOTE=moneypen20;6210319]No, you'll need to apply for a RRV if you plan on coming back on 21st Feb 2010 because your initial five years will have finished.

Sorry, just looked at what you put and...
Apr 15th 2008, 5:15 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By jan&co

Re: Interest in Australia - how many years in australia

Visa granted 11 Nov 2004 - must not arrive after 11 Nov 2009. Multiple Travel. Permitted to remain in Australia indefinitely.

Entered Australia 20 Feb 2005. Left 21 Feb 2007. Which means 20...
Apr 14th 2008, 12:58 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By jan&co

Re: Interest in Australia - how many years in australia

Thats a big chunk of helpful information to digest. Did you get it from www.austlii.edu.au?


Thank you very much. Im beginning to see some light.......

We still have some time on our side,...
Apr 13th 2008, 8:42 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By jan&co

Re: Interest in Australia

[QUOTE=JAJ;6195932]Did you read form 968i?
http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/968i.pdf


I've gone thru the form,but nothing about "substantial ties" or anything similar.

Anyone out there...
Apr 12th 2008, 5:51 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By jan&co

Re: Interest in Australia

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Apr 12th 2008, 1:18 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By jan&co

Re: Interest in Australia

Good question. We had to leave immediately after 2 years, so there wasnt time to apply for citizenship. The biggest obstacle is the no dual citizenship policy in our country. :(

Will be looking...
Apr 11th 2008, 2:12 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By jan&co

Re: Interest in Australia

Thanks a lot, Pollyanna.

We heard from friends that once your permanent residency is granted and you've arrived and settled, the type of visa does not quite matter anymore so long as you observe...
Forum: Australia
Apr 11th 2008, 1:33 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By jan&co

Re: Tranferring money to Australia?

We've used ozforex a few times now, to and fro 3 countries. The staff are helpful and patient.

Ozforex and Transferz are the same. The latter is for lesser amounts.

ps. I dont work for...
Apr 9th 2008, 8:55 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By jan&co

Re: Interest in Australia

Hi

Im wondering if anyone has experience or knowledge? Thanks. Would really appreciate any leads.

Jan
Apr 8th 2008, 9:21 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By jan&co

Interest in Australia - how many years in australia

We fulfilled our 2 yrs residency requirement in 2007. However we have to return to our country after that. We are still not able to know exactly when we can return to Australia. Someone was...
Forum: Australia
Oct 26th 2007, 3:15 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,642
Posted By jan&co

Re: mortgage

Please be gentle. Just a question - this is based on the assumption that prices keep going up without any correction? One doubt I have on my mind is
with the ever-increasing mortgage rates...
Forum: Australia
Oct 10th 2007, 12:36 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,266
Posted By jan&co

Re: Urgent help requested on First Home Buyer Grant

This is new to me. I'd thought stamp duty exemption is based on
the price of the property. In Queensland, property below $250,000
is exempt from stamp duty. :confused:
Forum: Australia
Oct 9th 2007, 5:53 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,286
Posted By jan&co

Re: Housing affordability crisis

I think one of the factors for the current housing price levels is investor
driven. It's scary when you hear of average salary workers jumping on to the wagon in rolling their housing debts to buy...
Forum: Australia
Oct 9th 2007, 1:11 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,286
Posted By jan&co

Re: Housing affordability crisis

I agree with you Vim Fuego. Have been wondering - is it possible for a market to keep going up? There has to be a correction somewhere, and usually when it comes, it usually will be nasty for those...
Forum: Australia
Oct 5th 2007, 10:59 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,849
Posted By jan&co

Re: Which Australian Bank?

Check which banks charge you for using other banks ATM's (usually about $1.50). Quote.

Suncorp charges $4.50 from my memory!
Forum: Australia
Oct 5th 2007, 10:35 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,849
Posted By jan&co

Re: Which Australian Bank?

Thanks! Serv-o. Will be looking into the Telenet Saver Account.
Bank fees in Australia is really like shark territory.... just got to be alert!
:(
Forum: Australia
Oct 5th 2007, 10:24 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,849
Posted By jan&co

Re: Which Australian Bank?

Found it - Closing of account at customer service centre - free.
Closing of account via another bank - $10.
Forum: Australia
Oct 5th 2007, 6:56 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,849
Posted By jan&co

Re: Which Australian Bank?

Sorry if this soundes silly, but do u pay any fees when closing an account, say the Bankwest Telenet Saver Account if thats what you mentioned? I cant find anything on closing accounts.

Im...
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