Is your pending move a secret?
Our visa application is top secret. Only our parents and siblings know of it and it is killing us not being able to talk about it. I was just wondering if anyone else is in the same boat or are we on our own.
We feel we canít tell people as my boss would be an arse and would find a way of getting rid of me which we canít afford and my husbandís family business would suffer if his customers got wind that he may be selling up. We are therefore having to keep this whole thing top secret and not even our closest friends know. We feel awful at times as we blatantly have to lie about things to them. Itís so hard.
Aside from that we are bursting with excitement and want to share it but canít.
I wouldnít mind but to top it all off, my parents (two of the 8 people that know our secret) refuse to talk about it anyway! Aargghhh!
Hi I do know how you feel - my parents and my hubbies parents know and so does his sister who also refuses to speak about it - it is what I call JEALOUSY. My Mum said not to say anything about it to my sister and it is very hard when she wants to know why we are saving money and can't plan for things next year.
My boss is the forgetful kind so he probably wouldn't remember if I told him I was hoping to move to Australia - it is sad that we have to hide things though isn't it.
What stage are you at in your application?
I think youare right - possibly jealousy but I think denial on my mums part.
We submitted our application for a 475 in June having got state sponsorship earlier in the year. We along with all the other 475 ers are just waiting. In that tricky situation trying to decide when to do medicals and police checks. Holding fire for the time being. Could be in for a long wait!
How close are you?
Last edited by TheTodds; 04-10-2008 at 02:29 PM.
i remember when we first told people a year ago that we were emigrating and no-one belived us anyway
if i could go back a year i wouldnt have told no-one, well close family only! that we we off, simply because all weve had for months is,
havint you gone yet' OR you still here' felt like i was pregnant all over again
does get to ya after awhile i think to be honest lots of our friends and family thought we wasnt going to get it, well to bad we did
We got our sponsorship confirmed in July but we had to wait to send off the 176 application as we were getting married in July and I had to get my new passport in my married name so we posted in in September and they confirmed receipt so they have just couriered over the 1100 form to the DIAC and now it is just a long waiting process.
We weren't sure when to do the medicals/police checks either as we have done the application ourselves and didn't go through an agency. A lot of people seem to do it practically straightaway after lodging their application. We thought we might try and do ours in Jan 09. It is very complicated but hopefully will be worth it.
I am normally a patient person but I just want to go now :-)
Yes can empathise with you completely, we also didnt tell anyone as my husband owned his own butcher shop and was afraid people wouldnt put money in xmas club, for fear we would do a runner wth it, and that was last xmas, and suppliers wouldnt supply without getting paid on delivery.
It was a nightmare for the full year, but well worth it in the end, when you can say we are going on .............. whatever date!!!!!!!!
Fingers crossed its not 2 long
Hop to see you there
My Hubby is a butcher aswell - how is yours finding the amount of jobs over there? Mine is worried because they don't seem to specify salaries on the websites (he is a born worrier anyway)
brings back memories...dad had died and we moved back to a small village in staffordshire,just to see that mum was ok...she was fine..we were so confident that we put the house on market before we got our visas...told estate agents that we didnt want a "for sale"sign....i swear that within 3 hours of them measuring up,mum was on the phone..."why have you put your house up for sale"?....village grapevine........told her the truth.....end of the world.....but after 3 years here,she is comin for holiday...for 7!!!!soddin weeks!!!!!...i can see a divorce on the cards.
Apart from the Boss we told everyone, that way wether they like the decision or not, they have time to accept it.