I also had to tell my work last Feb 07 because I needed a reference. My eldest son finished his G.C.S.E's in June 08 and it would have been ideally to fly out this summer before my next son started his G.C.S.E's but its not worked out like that.
Its the kids I feel sorry for as they have missed loads of chances to do things. My eldest wanted to do his Silver D of E but it was £140.00 and the final weekend was going to be July 08. I thought we would be gone to Oz by then so he didn't do it!!! He could of done it and more!!!!
By the postings it is the 475 visa's that are not being granted. I am going to ring my agent and tell him. (dont know how much it will help).
Is there a complaints system?
Carn't stop moaning at the moment must be work and the weather. If any 475's have been granted lately could you let us know how long your applications took so we can try and put a picture together. Janine