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Forum: Australia
Jul 18th 2019, 10:24 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By quoll

Re: Help please... UK Provisional to Australia license?

If you haven't passed your test, aren't you on Ls? Might as well start again if you've not got a licence to drive independently.
Jun 25th 2019, 9:52 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By quoll

Re: Is there isa to bring disabled brother out permanently to aus?

Not likely. In any case you would be well advised to talk to an agent who specializes in medical conditions - George Lombard and Peter Bollard are two usually mentioned in this regard but I'd say his...
Jun 25th 2019, 9:51 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,126
Posted By quoll

Re: Entry to Australia with an expired passport

You can't do that if you leave on a foreign passport without a visa, it gets rejected and you have to talk to a real person - or, usually, the real person harangues you because you are technically...
Jun 24th 2019, 5:53 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,126
Posted By quoll

Re: Entry to Australia with an expired passport

Tried that once and they wouldn't let me do it! I was harangued by a new Australian harridan with borderline English and made to feel about 2 inches tall - well, I would have if she had had her way.
Jun 18th 2019, 4:56 am
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By quoll

Re: Applying on shore and using an agent

If you rock up at the border saying you are planning on being a tourist but Immigration think you may not be a bone fide tourist then you run the risk of being turned around at the border and being...
Jun 14th 2019, 5:21 am
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By quoll

Re: Applying on shore and using an agent

Why don't you apply off shore and keep working? If you've got the evidence of the relationship that sounds like the most sensible way to go about things. Offshore visas are being processed quite a...
Forum: Australia
Jun 4th 2019, 2:07 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By quoll

Re: Returning to Aus after 5 yrs.. as a citizen

Rock up and carry on as if you've never been away. With a current Australian passport obviously
Forum: Australia
May 27th 2019, 8:05 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By quoll

Re: Married to Kiwi - Moving to Australia (Advice needed)

Sorry, I just spluttered coffee all over the screen - pay for primary teachers may be more but has your wife checked out how many young Aussie primary teachers can’t get jobs? Not in places that...
Forum: Australia
May 24th 2019, 1:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By quoll

Re: Advice

Nope, you're not going to pass the balance of family test. Nothing permanent then.
Forum: Australia
May 23rd 2019, 7:33 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By quoll

Re: Advice

That's true! Missed that one and made the assumption (as an only) that he was an only!
Forum: Australia
May 23rd 2019, 5:41 am
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By quoll

Re: Advice

He can sponsor you when he is settled in Australia (with pr) - always used to be 2 years, I thought, so theoretically you could apply for a contributory parent visa now - they're taking about 4-5...
Forum: The Barbie
May 19th 2019, 4:25 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,842
Posted By quoll

Re: Advice/sympathy/slap in the head - all welcome (long/heavy post)

So sorry to hear that your world has gone pear shaped and can only second SoS' excellent advice. Do look after yourself and deal with the depression and you're already on the right track to start...
Forum: Australia
May 2nd 2019, 8:56 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,195
Posted By quoll

Re: Not quite an ex pat

I'm certainly one of those who find the weather less than ideal for much of the year - and I'm 50kg lighter to prove it now that I am living in UK. Just spent April in Australia and there were still...
Forum: Australia
May 1st 2019, 3:09 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,195
Posted By quoll

Re: Not quite an ex pat

Yeah, I wouldn't be banking on kids being able to afford homes anywhere that people actually want to live. As for "better weather" - oh dear!
Apr 27th 2019, 9:43 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,126
Posted By quoll

Re: Entry to Australia with an expired passport

But they've got plenty of time to get a new passport, there really is no excuse
Apr 26th 2019, 10:00 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,126
Posted By quoll

Re: Entry to Australia with an expired passport

Yup, they won't let you on the plane without a hell if a lot of hassle which the airline may not be prepared to do.. If you're quick you should get them all renewed in time but the wait list for...
Forum: Australia
Apr 19th 2019, 9:20 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By quoll

Re: Schooling

Bridging visas carry the same conditions as the original visa so if he entered Australia on a visa which charged him for schooling then that will continue.
Forum: Australia
Apr 16th 2019, 9:17 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,195
Posted By quoll

Re: Not quite an ex pat

Once your DH gets his visa you can all just enrol for Medicare and you have 12 months to decide if you also want to take out private health insurance without the age related premiums coming into...
Forum: Australia
Mar 31st 2019, 7:25 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By quoll

Re: Moving to Sydney with 2 young children

In NSW kids start school the year they turn 5 before 31 July although if their birthdays are March onwards they're probably recommended to wait for a year. The best schools tend to be in the most...
Forum: Australia
Mar 24th 2019, 7:56 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By quoll

Re: Ready to go!!

Not much you can do until you get your visa really. Go where you can get a job is the general rule of thumb and, if possible, don't sell your home, take a career break and see if you like it before...
Forum: Australia
Mar 15th 2019, 2:24 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,811
Posted By quoll

Re: Guilt of leaving behind your parents

Sadly that's what can happen when parents decide to follow their kids - is even worse for many who uproot and follow their kids to the other side of the world and the kids move on. That said, my...
Forum: Australia
Mar 15th 2019, 6:36 am
Replies: 48
Views: 5,811
Posted By quoll

Re: Guilt of leaving behind your parents

Oh wow, now that is definitely not nice! I guess in my naivety and not being of avaricious mind it wasn't my first thought that someone would actually behave in that way through greed but I guess...
Forum: Back Home
Mar 14th 2019, 4:40 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,806
Posted By quoll

Re: I returned fro Oz ten years today

Gosh, had it been 10 years? I remember your return (and Brits1 as well!) is been 7.5 years for us but I'm guessing that in the next 12-18 months we will be going back to Australia. For us, that was...
Forum: Australia
Mar 14th 2019, 2:27 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,811
Posted By quoll

Re: Guilt of leaving behind your parents

In the situation I now find myself, that would be a totally acceptable outcome - I would happily forgo any inheritance for the freedom of having my life back. IMHO the one who does the hard yards as...
Forum: Australia
Mar 13th 2019, 7:29 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By quoll

Re: What do we do now????

Leave him to do his GCSEs and A levels and head off. Perhaps he could stay with family or even friends that you trust. He can pop over to visit you for holidays. It’s not really a great time to move...
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