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Forum: Australia
Jun 1st 2022, 10:33 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By tomar

Re: UK pension in Australia

we kept a UK bank account when we retired many years ago to Australia because that suits us, and our state and private pensions are paid into that, we then use Wise to transfer the money to our...
Forum: Australia
Jan 28th 2022, 2:25 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By tomar

Re: Health Insurance For Retirement Visa 410

The cost of the 143 pathway visa per person is the same as the 143 parent
1st application $4,225
2nd instalment $43,600

Add in extra cost of medical & police clearance. No sponsor needed.
Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2022, 8:57 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By tomar

Re: Health Insurance For Retirement Visa 410

I’m not quite sure what you mean about 410 tax advantages?
Deciding to go for PR on the special pathway 143 visa from the 410 visa has to be a personal decision depending on your circumstances.
My...
Jan 9th 2022, 1:21 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,654
Posted By tomar

Re: 10 years in update

Fingers crossed for your son. I completely sympathise as we retired to Australia with none of our children here. 2 of them followed us here later, our son came the student route in his early 30’s,...
Forum: Australia
Jan 2nd 2022, 10:42 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By tomar

Re: Health Insurance For Retirement Visa 410

We did it ourselves, but must give my husband the credit for doing it.

The link I gave does state that you must have health insurance in place otherwise you will be in breach of your visa
Forum: Australia
Jan 1st 2022, 9:15 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By tomar

Re: Health Insurance For Retirement Visa 410

Google pathway to PR for retirees. A special pathway 143 visa was introduced in November 2018 specifically only for holders of the 410/405 retirement visa holders, absolutely no one else. I don’t...
Forum: Australia
Dec 30th 2021, 10:42 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By tomar

Re: Health Insurance For Retirement Visa 410

We were with Medibank while we were on the 410 visa until 3 years ago, and well in our 70’s.
on overseas visitor cover ? It was very expensive and increased in cost substantially some years.
Unless...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 16th 2021, 2:14 am
Replies: 245
Views: 17,137
Posted By tomar

Re: Have you been jabbed?

We had 2 doses of AstraZeneca originally and I had mild reaction, my husband had none at all. We had Pfizer boosters yesterday. I’m fine, husband feeling very rough, wiped out and nauseous, must...
Forum: Australia
Oct 8th 2021, 2:28 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,048
Posted By tomar

Re: Moving to Australia, but leaving behind my son

Sounds as though I am one of the only posters who has left children behind in another country.
My husband had to move from UK to Brunei to work, we left a daughter 13, 19 and 21 year old sons in...
Forum: The Barbie
May 29th 2021, 9:08 am
Replies: 328
Views: 20,031
Posted By tomar

Re: "You vill take your AZ vaccine and you vill like it!!" Colonel Klink

MIt’s interesting your daughter had to have the AZ jab, is that because of other side affects from the other vaccines? Hope she is feeling better. My daughter is epileptic and hasn’t had her jab yet...
Forum: Australia
Feb 6th 2021, 10:56 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,302
Posted By tomar

Re: In a quandry

Slightly different circumstances but I lived between Borneo and UK for 10 years due to my husband’s work and our 3 children in UK, the youngest a daughter was only 13. I never really felt I belonged...
Forum: Australia
Dec 10th 2020, 6:15 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,311
Posted By tomar

Re: How to tell your parents you’re moving across the world?

Am I the only mother to reply? My advice, talk about the possibility straight away, that it is only that at the moment, but if it comes off it’s something you really want to do. I think it’s a bit...
Nov 13th 2020, 4:42 am
Replies: 25
Views: 11,867
Posted By tomar

Re: Retired to Australia 14 years ago today

Not a lamington in sight, as no mingling or loitering allowed. We just left the soulless hall, and picked up our certificates on the way out, but were congratulated as we took them.
Nov 12th 2020, 10:09 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 11,867
Posted By tomar

Re: Retired to Australia 14 years ago today

Well the final piece of the jigsaw is now in place. We are finally citizens!! We had the cut price no frills ceremony in Maroochydore last week, no handshake, no photo, and no native tree, probably a...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 20th 2020, 8:06 am
Replies: 1,260
Views: 94,570
Posted By tomar

Re: Coronavirus - how's everyone doing?

Steve, my husband probably spent half our married life away from home. It can be quite a strange time readjusting to the family dynamics when you are back together. My husband felt a bit of an...
Forum: Africa
Jul 23rd 2020, 7:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By tomar

Re: Flights Lusaka-London

Your question took me down memory lane. I was a stewardess for Zambia Airways in the 1960’s, and a 707? Leased from Alitalia, then flew once a week return from Lusaka, Nairobi, Rome, LHR
Hope you...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 19th 2020, 7:56 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,988
Posted By tomar

Re: 747: Over and out

I was a stewardess on the DC 3 in Zambia in the 1960’s. I had some interesting times, carried plenty of livestock as well as passengers. Landed mostly on grass strips, went ‘tec’ on one occasion and...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 19th 2020, 7:52 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,988
Posted By tomar

Re: 747: Over and out

I was a stewardess on the DC 3 in Zambia in the 1960’s. I had some interesting times, carried plenty of livestock as well as passengers. Landed mostly on grass strips, went ‘tec’ on one occasion and...
Forum: Australia
Jun 9th 2020, 11:13 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By tomar

Re: The A O S BOND Trap!

Sorry I realised you were mainly meaning that you trusted someone to pay the final payment of the AOS $14.000 for a couple that has to be paid to cover any costs incurred during your first 10 years...
Forum: Australia
Jun 9th 2020, 9:55 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,442
Posted By tomar

Re: The A O S BOND Trap!

I have to chip in here. There has not been no change to the cost of the parent visa for a long time. Anyone who is eligible for the parent visa should be aware of the costs and conditions before they...
Feb 6th 2020, 12:17 am
Replies: 25
Views: 11,867
Posted By tomar

Re: Retired to Australia 14 years ago today

17 years today, where does the time go. Still enjoying life on the Sunshine Coast. Our good news is that we finally got PR last year and will apply for citizenship as soon as eligible, and the even...
Forum: Australia
Feb 3rd 2020, 12:27 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,137
Posted By tomar

Re: Any UK soap addicts in the family?

I really enjoy enjoy the foreign series on SBS. Wisting is well worth watching.
Forum: Australia
Feb 2nd 2020, 4:52 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,137
Posted By tomar

Re: Any UK soap addicts in the family?

He got the part, went on to be a successful actor. Not sure if I have the right to mention his name. Think Emmerdale and Dr. Who. He and my brother and lots of other young actors went to Corona...
Forum: Australia
Feb 2nd 2020, 4:15 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,137
Posted By tomar

Re: Any UK soap addicts in the family?

My brother was acting in the mid 1950’s early 60’s and was in Manchester for an audition. He met a friend there and they were chatting about the parts they were auditioning for. His friend said he...
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2020, 10:45 am
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