We got a nasty shock last friday that my wifes father had had a severe heart attack. The phone call that all migrants dread !!!
Trolled through the net and got flights to the uk as quick as we could to see him. We are all Australian citizens and the 2 kids have Australian passports.However the wife and i only still have British passports as they still have a few years left on them and we didn't want the expence of having two at the same time . We were going to get Australian when the others had run out like the kids.
We have heard stories of people in this situation that have been told they need a re-entry visa to get back into Oz. As it was the weekend and immigration was closed when we booked we had no choice but to go for it !!! everybody at immigration i have spoken to ( adelaide, Hong Kong and Heathrow ) have told me different things ????? So i've phoned Australia House in London and am now being told the only way i can return to Australia is with an Australian passport !!!! getting the forms filled in today was a nightmare as living in Adelaide for the last 6 years and then trying to find a teacher, doctor, policeman ect.. who has known you for a couple of years ( and you've kept in touch with !!!) was harder than expected, ive also only got 7 working days left here so they will have to be expressed !$!$!$$$$
Lets hope today in London goes smoothly as with all the other stress thats going on at the moment i might flip and end up on the news at 10 !!!!
So all the Aus citizens out there with their British passports thinking it will be alright and will just get a slapped wrist , think again !! Save yourself the stress and get your new Aus ones .
Rant over. Sorry everyone. 4 am and wide awake !!! Bloody jet lag !!!