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Apr 26th 2018, 7:25 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: What visa will I need?

Thank you so much.
Apr 25th 2018, 7:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By PunkDebutante

What visa will I need?

My husband, children and I all have PR but the travel facility is expired. We unfortunately had to leave Australia for family reasons before we could apply for citizenship.

We want to come and...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 25th 2014, 2:44 am
Replies: 21
Views: 26,242
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Dubai vs Abu Dhabi vs Qatar

If you discount Qatar, as a parent I would choose Dubai over Abu Dhabi. I have been told that housing is less expensive and more choice in Dubai versus AD and more schools and easier to get into in...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 25th 2014, 2:38 am
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Family Visa requirements - Abu Dhabi

My husband's company has told us the same thing. Not really a big deal in the grand scheme of things. Many of us friends there are finding places and getting tenancies so they can sponsor their...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 30th 2014, 10:26 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Dubai or Australia? Teens especially!

This is why my teenager hates it and is leaving as soon as she is done with school.
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 11th 2014, 12:58 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,337
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: After the ME, What Next ?

My husband starts in the ME next month and we are excited by the idea. But hopefully we will end up back in Australia. We spent years and thousands to get here but unfortunately the job market...
Forum: Middle East
May 7th 2014, 8:40 am
Replies: 26
Views: 7,124
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Security Clearance for British Nationals - Duration??

My husband's took exactly one month as well.
Mar 9th 2014, 1:13 am
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Attestation of Certificates & Visa Procedure

We are using VitalCertificates to get our documents attested. They will handle getting the notary, then FCO and then UAE embassy stamps on the certificate.
Mar 9th 2014, 1:12 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,834
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Abu Dhabi offer... thoughts?

Based on the research that we've done, that's a decent salary when everything else is included. The big thing is if you have kids, make sure you get an education allowance.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 9th 2014, 1:04 am
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Sponsoring children into AD

According to the paperwork given to us by my husband's new employer, yes this is possible and is exactly what we are doing. We are in the process of getting our marriage certificate and the birth...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 30th 2014, 9:15 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,071
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Should teens be made to do chores?

My 16 year old girl has a part-time job (usually only 7 hours a week) and is in Year 11. She is expected to unload the dishwasher, clean her bathroom, do all of her own laundry and ironing and takes...
Forum: Australia
Jan 26th 2014, 12:47 am
Replies: 63
Views: 14,428
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Living on the Sunshine Coast but work in Brisbane...

Molly,

My husband either works in the City or Toowong based on what the client needs that day. We have 3 daughters (16 and 7 year old twins). We have been here for 2 1/2 years now. The girls...
Forum: Australia
Jan 24th 2014, 11:15 am
Replies: 63
Views: 14,428
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Living on the Sunshine Coast but work in Brisbane...

We are from a village of 130 people and we moved to Brisbane. We live in the western suburbs of Brisbane and it is very much like what we are used to. My husband also lived away during the week in...
Forum: Australia
Jan 5th 2014, 1:53 am
Replies: 36
Views: 6,909
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Best places to live in Brisbane

I do love Toowong and if I could have afforded what I wanted, then I would have stayed. That house you showed is one of my favourites and I would move onto Miskin St in a heartbeat to have that...
Forum: Australia
Jan 5th 2014, 1:00 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Loans when we get there

My husband got a loan for my car within 6 weeks of arriving. All he needed was the deposit and proof of income. The financing through the dealer was much less expensive than the bank loans we...
Forum: Australia
Jan 5th 2014, 12:46 am
Replies: 36
Views: 6,909
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Best places to live in Brisbane

Toowong is definitely lovely but you need serious amounts of money to get anything with a decent garden. We had a very healthy budget and we still would have had a postage stamp garden or a...
Forum: Australia
Jan 3rd 2014, 11:24 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,272
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Commonwealth Bank - be warned - charges

Yes, it does. Which makes me think we should be okay.
Forum: Australia
Jan 3rd 2014, 11:30 am
Replies: 36
Views: 6,909
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Best places to live in Brisbane

We lived in Toowong for 18 months and then moved a bit further out as Toowong was a bit too busy and houses too close together for us. We moved further west to Pullenvale and love it out here but...
Forum: Australia
Jan 3rd 2014, 11:26 am
Replies: 39
Views: 4,272
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Commonwealth Bank - be warned - charges

We bank with CBA and have had two recent transfers sent from the UK to our accounts here. How do you know you have been charged the fee if they don't show on the statement? I am curious so we can...
Forum: Australia
Nov 27th 2013, 10:58 am
Replies: 19
Views: 5,248
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: rush hour commute times - Brisbane and the suburbs

Me either. Luckily there are other options to get other places but we did change schools for our eldest just so we could avoid this bottleneck and the extra 45 minutes on the road each way.
Forum: Australia
Nov 27th 2013, 10:39 am
Replies: 19
Views: 5,248
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: rush hour commute times - Brisbane and the suburbs

I live in Pullenvale, past Kenmore, and I can to my office in St Lucia in about 30 minutes in rush hour. My biggest bottleneck, which I can avoid with back roads, is on Moggill Rd where it meets the...
Forum: The Barbie
May 16th 2013, 9:51 am
Replies: 34
Views: 8,102
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: What time to do you go to bed/sleep in Australia?

At 9pm during my eldest daughter's rowing season as we have to be up at 3.45. On weeknights out of season I go to bed between 10.30-11 and around midnight 1am on weekends.
Forum: Australia
May 9th 2013, 11:42 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,428
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: Shipping Companies from Uk to Brisbane

We used Robinson's and had a good experience.
Forum: Australia
Apr 21st 2013, 7:35 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By PunkDebutante

Re: What bargains to buy on a USA trip?

We always stock up on clothes, perfumes and things like that as they are so much less expensive.
Forum: Australia
Apr 15th 2013, 8:18 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,600
Posted By PunkDebutante

Queensland demerit

I am curious. Per a previous thread I got two tickets 3 minutes apart and have paid them. I am now much more cautious about my driving and the slower speed limits here. My question is how long do the...
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