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Forum: Australia
Jun 23rd 2021, 1:56 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,226
Posted By poida

Re: Moving old Pensions from UK to Australia

Quick question, is it not worth leaving pension pots in the UK and withdrawing the funds when you turn 55?

I'm genuinely interested as I have about £40k in a L&G work pension I just thought it...
Forum: Australia
May 17th 2021, 2:57 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,058
Posted By poida

Re: Sending household contents to Australia

I am seriously considering Seven Seas where you pack the boxes yourself and they just pick them up and put them in one (or more) sealed 6 cubic metre 'Move Cubes', they are the same company on both...
Forum: Australia
Mar 21st 2021, 8:46 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 9,164
Posted By poida

Re: Professional copuple moving in Nov/Dec - Opinions on cities

Something else you should know about Melbourne, hook turns!

Just remember, two wrongs don’t make a right, but three lefts do, and it helps avoid a hook turn. :D
Forum: Australia
Mar 19th 2021, 11:26 am
Replies: 101
Views: 9,164
Posted By poida

Re: Professional copuple moving in Nov/Dec - Opinions on cities

Agree the further out you live is a trade off between cost and lifestyle. I think if I hadn't have worked for a large bank in the CBD I wouldn't have spent as much time enjoying the city. I've lived...
Forum: Australia
Mar 18th 2021, 10:45 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 9,164
Posted By poida

Re: Professional copuple moving in Nov/Dec - Opinions on cities

Hiya, Yeah I’m in Cardiff at the moment but now the kids are a bit older we’re looking to move back to Aussie and trying to decide the best city to live in.

Based on what you’ve said I agree with...
Forum: Australia
Mar 17th 2021, 5:55 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 9,164
Posted By poida

Re: Professional copuple moving in Nov/Dec - Opinions on cities

Hi Scoosh,

I've been doing similar research and can give you an idea of my insights and experiences if that helps at all? These are from my experiences and observations, and I'm happy to be...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 28th 2020, 9:43 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,319
Posted By poida

Re: Border closures and exceptions

Thank you both for those links, that answers my question then.

I'll keep checking those websites for any updates between now and the end of the year, but I doubt anything will change.

Australia...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 27th 2020, 12:49 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,319
Posted By poida

Border closures and exceptions

Hi,

Has anyone had recent experience of travelling to NZ and applying for an exception? We are currently based in the UK and are looking to spend Christmas/Summer holidays in NZ with family there...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,111
Posted By poida

Re: Ancestry visa options for wife and children

I hope for your sake and mine that the Home Office decision is wrong, and BIP can confirm this. I think for me the risk of applying and being rejected is too high as I only have a few weeks left...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,111
Posted By poida

Re: Ancestry visa options for wife and children

It's a tough one, I would also be eligible under the Romein judgement except for being born in Australia, and I've just forked out £3k for ILR so it hurts.
From what I understand, the Romein...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,111
Posted By poida

Re: Ancestry visa options for wife and children

Sorry to hear that mate. It may be that the Spousal Visa is the next best option. Your children can also be included on this application.

I can't see if you already mentioned it or not, but have...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By poida

Re: Spouse Visa or Ancenstry Visa?

Here is the link - https://www.gov.uk/apply-citizenship-spouse it says you must have been living in the UK for 3 years and you can apply as soon as you have ILR.


Just so we're clear, you are...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By poida

Re: Spouse Visa or Ancenstry Visa?

If you are married to a British Citizen you can apply for citizenship as soon as you have ILR.



The wording on my ILR application states the following evidence if you are out of work;

"If...
Replies: 4
Views: 9,897
Posted By poida

Re: 2019/2020 visa and nationality fees

I thought there was going to be a 10 day priority service which was slightly cheaper than the 24 hour one. I've just prepped my SET(O) application online to submit next week and it only offers me the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 7th 2019, 1:02 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By poida

Re: What is the minimum amount of stuff would you take?

Hi Spouse of Scouse,

It sounds like we are doing a similar return trip as yourself. We are looking at going back to Perth after 5 years of living in Wales. When we moved to the UK we brought our...
Jul 10th 2018, 2:10 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,075
Posted By poida

Re: RRV 157 substantial ties

Thanks Paul, that's quite helpful. I guess we will just have to check when we're ready to apply and cross that bridge when we get to it. At this stage we can only prove Australian citizen partner and...
Jul 10th 2018, 1:35 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,075
Posted By poida

Re: RRV 157 substantial ties

Thanks for that Paul. Happy to provide details if you are able to please help.
My wife was granted a 820 visa when we lived in Australia. We left to live in the UK after our son was born and a month...
Jul 10th 2018, 12:19 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,075
Posted By poida

Re: RRV 157 substantial ties

Can I please hijack this thread to ask a quick question.

Does being 'absent from Australia for more than five continuous years' include time spent in Australia for holidays, or does the 5 years...
Jun 20th 2018, 12:04 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By poida

Re: Shipping vehicle

Hi, I did the same but the reverse journey bringing our Australian market Toyota to the UK. At the time it made sense, it was 2 years old, would have lost a lot selling it quickly and we would have...
Nov 21st 2017, 8:07 am
Replies: 108
Views: 13,667
Posted By poida

Re: Girlfriend moving to Oz. is it possible

Yes that's exactly right, so everytime you want to travel while the partner visa is being processed you'll need to buy the type B bridging visa or make sure that the previous one doesn't expire...
Oct 19th 2017, 1:40 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,157
Posted By poida

Re: Just submitted Spouse Visa Application online...

Try scrolling down the form a bit, you'll find the application sections from page 5 onwards.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By poida

Re: Marry in Australia move to UK

It's definitely not a problem, I married a UK citizen in Australia and moved to the UK on an Ancestry visa as it was much cheaper than spousal and we didn't need to meet the financial requirements.
...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By poida

Re: Children - Will they Need UK Passports?

The passport cost is marginally more than if you were in the UK, the main extra charge is the courier fee to send it and your paperwork back overseas.

Lately new passports were being processed in...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By poida

Re: Children - Will they Need UK Passports?

If they were born before 1 July 2006 and you and the mother weren't married you'll need to use Form UKF;

https://www.gov.uk/register-british-citizen/born-before-2006-british-father
Oct 6th 2017, 8:57 am
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By poida

Re: Help with eligibility criteria for RRV

Thanks BiP, now that you mention it, I was planning on applying for ILR at the 28 days before my visa expires and then visit Australia. I'm considering paying for the premium same day if I can afford...
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