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Dec 7th 2020, 10:28 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Partner Visa

Sounds like good progress. Same happened to me in March. Visa came through shortly afterwards.
Which meant arranging to emigrate in the middle of this pandemic.
In case you're looking now. Be very...
Dec 7th 2020, 10:23 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 984
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Partner Visa 309 - Sponsor Eligibility

Not in the same situation but I did have some 'funnies' when completing my application. My suggestion is to ring the help line. I found them very helpful. You're question is a straight forward, how...
Forum: Australia
Dec 7th 2020, 10:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,765
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Getting an Australian Credit Card

UPDATE - I'm now in Australia and going through loops.

Seems the sticking point is that I remain employed by a UK company. One card company suggest I quit my job and get one in Australia! Doesn't...
Forum: Australia
Sep 2nd 2020, 7:14 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,765
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Getting an Australian Credit Card

Thanks NickyC.

I suspect you're right in most cases. I've read that some banks are more open to providing credit to those about to return to Australia or recently returned. That's the one I'm...
Forum: Australia
Sep 1st 2020, 6:20 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,765
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Getting an Australian Credit Card

Thanks.

I use both. AMEX have been very helpful and say they will just transfer my account when I move. So will certainly use them.
HSBC have been a nightmare. Claim to be able to help but I get...
Forum: Australia
Aug 31st 2020, 4:17 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,765
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Getting an Australian Credit Card

I do have an Australian Address. PR. But not done first entry yet.
Forum: Australia
Aug 31st 2020, 1:03 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,765
Posted By mpjdodge

Getting an Australian Credit Card

Hi,

Has anyone had any success in getting an Australian Credit Card ahead of moving to Australia?
Nearly got through the application process last week but 'the system' wouldn't accept an employer...
Jun 12th 2020, 8:12 am
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Spouse Visa - Query

My situation is similar to yours other then my OH has both Australian and UK citizenship (Something you should do to give you choices in the future).

I applied for the Spouse Visa form the UK. My...
Forum: The Barbie
May 26th 2020, 1:53 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,832
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Transferring funds to Australia

Open bank accounts in the UK and Australia with HSBC. You can transfer money easily and quickly between your own accounts. If it's a premier account there are no fees only the 3% degraded exchange...
Forum: Australia
Mar 13th 2020, 9:56 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,196
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Shotguns

Thanks.

Very helpful.

Been in touch with a NSW club and looks like the most credible option os to ship the guns dealer (UK) to dealer (AUS) and they'll hold then until I get the certification...
Forum: Australia
Mar 6th 2020, 12:12 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,196
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Shotguns

Thank You.

Very helpful.

We'll be moving near Port Macquarie and I know there is a local club. I'll get in touch with them.

Also have a place in Sydney so may well get in touch when visiting...
Forum: Australia
Mar 6th 2020, 12:08 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Recommended Shipping companies?

Thanks. Very helpful.
Forum: Australia
Mar 2nd 2020, 7:14 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,196
Posted By mpjdodge

Shotguns

Has anyone brought there shotguns & airguns with them to Australia?

I clay and target shot as a sport and am having difficulty finding out how to go about importing them.
Thought I'd ask the...
Forum: Australia
Mar 2nd 2020, 7:06 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By mpjdodge

Recommended Shipping companies?

Hi folks,

Just looking for any recommendations for shipping companies to take care of out move to Oz.
Not shipping too much stuff but would still like a door to door service.

Thanks in advance.
Jan 3rd 2020, 7:44 am
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Partner visa - progress

Thanks. That's what I suspected.

I'm confident my application isn't fully decision ready as I spoke to the helpline and they suggested I don't submit the ACRO check and the Health Check until...
Jan 2nd 2020, 7:08 am
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By mpjdodge

Question Partner visa - progress

Hi folks,

It's been 7 months since I submitted my Partner Visa application (309/100) off-shore. It's been total silence in terms of communication, so I'm assuming I'm still sat in the the queue...
Forum: Australia
Jan 2nd 2020, 6:39 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Exporting Car

DML - Thanks.
I'm starting to realise it's a heart over head decision.
I was looking to take my Honda S2000 as well but I think it makes more sense to just sell both here in the UK and buy...
Forum: Australia
Jan 2nd 2020, 6:35 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Exporting Car

Thanks. Will check out Iron Lady Imports.
Bit concerned as my speedo dial doesn't have Km on it. Only the digital display can be changed.
Forum: Australia
Dec 26th 2019, 8:10 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By mpjdodge

Question Exporting Car

Has anyone had any experience of shipping their car out when they move?
I'm looking at bringing my new discovery out but wondered if I'd need to do things like change the speedo to KM/h even though...
Aug 17th 2019, 7:41 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,724
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Stage 1 - Partner or Prospective Marriage Visa (300,309/100,820/801)

I appreciate the total time it could take. I was just curious how long it typically takes before you get notification that a Caseworker has been assigned?
Aug 16th 2019, 8:43 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,724
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Stage 1 - Partner or Prospective Marriage Visa (300,309/100,820/801)

We've both done our ARCO checks but were then told by the immi office that we'll probably need to do them again later in the process after being instructed to by a caseworker as they are only valid...
Aug 16th 2019, 6:57 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,724
Posted By mpjdodge

Stage 1 - Partner or Prospective Marriage Visa (300,309/100,820/801)

Hi guys,

New to the forum.

Just wondering if anyone has any experience of this visa.
Applied from UK, submitted and received in June. No contact from them since. How long before I should...
Forum: Australia
Aug 16th 2019, 6:49 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: New Australian bank account

Might be different if already in Australia but I bank with HSBC and was able to open up a banked account in Australia from the UK with a single form. They will also transfer my credit history out to...
Forum: Australia
Aug 16th 2019, 6:42 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,350
Posted By mpjdodge

Re: Renting a house with a pool

I'd go for one with a Pool.
We're about to put a large property with a pool on 2 acres up for rent near Port Macquarie.
Go for a salt water pool, much less effort to maintain. You will have to do...
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