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Nov 3rd 2012, 3:04 am
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Posted By tinaj

Re: Contributory Parent Visa - Part 5 - Visa/Immigration queries only please!!

No they just issue you with a QLD one here, she didn't even need to do the theory test. We had to 9 years ago, but they have changed it.
Nov 3rd 2012, 2:08 am
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Posted By tinaj

Re: Contributory Parent Visa - Part 5 - Visa/Immigration queries only please!!

Update

Got the final approved visa through a few weeks ago. The whole process was 7 weeks from start to finish!!:):)
Very happy we did it from here.
She has got the Medicare card, drivers...
Sep 10th 2012, 12:06 am
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Posted By tinaj

Re: Contributory Parent Visa - Part 5 - Visa/Immigration queries only please!!

She is on a tourist visa. And you can still apply for the aged contributory visa once you are in the country. They just give you a bridging visa to stay once the 3 months runs out.
Sep 8th 2012, 10:25 pm
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Posted By tinaj

Re: Contributory Parent Visa - Part 5 - Visa/Immigration queries only please!!

Timeline
Aged Contributory Parent Visa progress - onshore application

Sent application 8th August
Letter back /fee charged 13th August, bridging visa granted.

30th August got email from Case...
Aug 26th 2012, 6:23 am
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Posted By tinaj

Re: Contributory Aged Parent Visa progress

i know people who have done it from this end and it was months quicker than doing it in the UK.
Aug 26th 2012, 6:21 am
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Posted By tinaj

Re: Contributory Parent Visa - Part 5 - Visa/Immigration queries only please!!

We did the whole visa onshore as a friend did the same and it comes through a lot quicker from this end, rather than in the Uk.
Maybe call and find out if there is anyway of changing it. Maybe she...
Aug 22nd 2012, 11:14 am
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Posted By tinaj

Re: Contributory Parent Visa - Part 5 - Visa/Immigration queries only please!!

Just an update on my Mum's contributory aged Visa resident progress

She arrived 6 Aug sent visa application off 8th Aug, got a letter back with case officer, visa charged and her bridging visa...
Aug 22nd 2012, 11:03 am
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Posted By tinaj

Smile Contributory Aged Parent Visa progress

Mum arrived on the 6th August and we applied for the visa on the 8th.
Letter received with case officer noted, credit card charged and bridging visa approved on the 13th August!

So glad we took...
Jun 4th 2012, 7:19 pm
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Posted By tinaj

Re: Contributory Parent Visa - Part 5 - Visa/Immigration queries only please!!

Did they say you would be entitled to anything after the 2 year period is up?
I would be amazed if every retired parent that comes over has enough money for themselves to live on as the years pass....
Jun 4th 2012, 8:54 am
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Posted By tinaj

Re: Contributory Parent Visa - Part 5 - Visa/Immigration queries only please!!

Thanks for the Centrelink links. It says there is 10 year exemption for the Aged Pensions I guess this means they cannot get any pension money for 10 years :confused:
Then it goes on to say there is...
Jun 4th 2012, 12:44 am
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Posted By tinaj

Re: Contributory Parent Visa - Part 5 - Visa/Immigration queries only please!!

Can anyone tell me if any aged concessions are available in S' Australia. Centrelink haven't been very helpful and seem to think that I have to wait 2 years before even travel consessions are...
Forum: The Barbie
Oct 5th 2011, 11:57 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,767
Posted By tinaj

Re: Homesickness

This is such a generalisation, I have NEVER felt homesick either, nor has my partner. The only thing I have ever missed is the people!
It will take you a while to get used to things being different...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 29th 2011, 1:30 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,271
Posted By tinaj

Re: Aus cost of living. Still getting worse ?

It is more expensive but I'm worth it:p
Forum: Australia
Sep 29th 2011, 12:53 am
Replies: 75
Views: 4,387
Posted By tinaj

Re: Halloween

We live in a new "estate" on the Gold Coast and Halloween is big here! Last year we all met up at the park and went around Trick n' treating together. My kids got so many lollies we only went down 2...
Forum: The Barbie
Aug 7th 2011, 11:58 am
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By tinaj

Re: Cruises

All meals/ snacks food are included.
Alcohol is not, neither are soft drinks, they usually try to sell you a card or cup you can buy which gives you unlimited refills for the whole trip, this will...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 22nd 2011, 6:47 am
Replies: 79
Views: 4,128
Posted By tinaj

Re: Queen Street Mall (Brisbane) goes smoke-free

I don't smoke but to me this is another example of PC gone mad, if you want a cigarette why shouldn't you be able to smoke outside? Yes it smells a bit, but so what we need to learn to get along with...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 11th 2011, 9:25 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,501
Posted By tinaj

Re: Harper seven

As celebrity names go I thinks it's ok.Harper is at least a name and they have not made it up and seven is Bek's number so I can understand them wanting that.

Let's face it this girl is always...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 11th 2011, 9:21 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,129
Posted By tinaj

Re: Woo Hoo Fairy Liquid has arrived

"Now hands that do dishes can feel soft as your face, with mild green, Fairy liquid"

I can almost feel the bubbles now.:p
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 10th 2011, 9:38 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,129
Posted By tinaj

Re: Woo Hoo Fairy Liquid has arrived

And they also have Confort softener now- love it!!:)
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 10th 2011, 11:06 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,129
Posted By tinaj

Woo Hoo Fairy Liquid has arrived

Walked into Coles last week to find a beautiful display of Fairy Liquid (original AND Lemon varieties) $3 a bottle. First time I have seen it here, they also had dishwasher tablets.

Just love the...
Forum: The Barbie
May 28th 2011, 2:22 am
Replies: 44
Views: 5,079
Posted By tinaj

Re: Did you migrate without visiting first?

Nope we visited first, that way we could decide where we wanted to live.
Forum: The Barbie
May 28th 2011, 2:20 am
Replies: 68
Views: 8,485
Posted By tinaj

Re: The Sausage Report

Woolies now sell;
Cumberland Pork sausages by The British Sausage Company:thumbup:
they are really good, they come pre-packed in the snag department. Taste pretty similar to Uk ones.
Forum: The Barbie
May 16th 2011, 3:46 am
Replies: 159
Views: 9,460
Posted By tinaj

Re: Would you do it all again?

In my experience it is the opposite, it seems that most of the people who frequently post on here are the ones that don't like being in Oz so are attracted to this site and other fellow dislikers.
...
Forum: The Barbie
May 16th 2011, 3:34 am
Replies: 159
Views: 9,460
Posted By tinaj

Re: Would you do it all again?

You would expect BE to have some different demographics because the cohort is largely people who are embarking upon or who hope to embark upon their migration and are actually attracted to the site...
Forum: The Barbie
May 16th 2011, 3:27 am
Replies: 81
Views: 5,066
Posted By tinaj

Re: Planking???

That is a bit low, he was a typical 20 year old out mucking around with his mates. Anyones son can end up doing a stupid thing, it does not however mean they are stupid.

What a waste of a life for...
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