| || |
Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****
Diane, we ended up in SA because my husband's job wasn't any other skills list for state sponsorship but when it actually came to it we decided that it was nice not to have the choice and that Adelaide was probably the best place for us anyway. So we are a default family but happy with that status.
And a one word answer is so tricky when you've spent 18 months or more giving people lists of reasons to justify your move. For us part of it was to show our children the world is bigger than one country and to (hopefully) give them a sense of adventure.
Positive Skills Assessment ICT Security Specialist 06/2012 ** IELTS results 09/2012 ** EOI sent 07/2012 ** SA SS sent 09/2012 ** SA SS approved & Visa invitation rec'd 12/2012 ** 190 Visa application sent 12/2012 ** CO Allocated 15/01/2013 ** Medicals and PCC 18/01/2013 27/05/2013 Visa Granted!!!
More specifically my OH's family. He's from Adelaide and after 13 years living in the UK near my family it was time to live near his family.
IELTS L7.0,R8.5, W7.0, S7.5 Overall 7.5 - March 2013, Vetassess submitted 19/2/2013, Approved 24/5/2013. Reccie to WA 31/7/2013 - 16/8/2013. EOI for 489 Visa Lodged 30/08/2013. Application approved 18/10/2013. Visa Application Lodged 30/10/2013. PCC's sent 08/11/2013. PCC's sent to Agent 20/11/13. Medicals 14/12/2013. CO allocated 3/1/14.VISA GRANTED 10/01/2014!! Fly to SA 13/4/2014 Still living the dream!! Submitted 887 visa 15/4/16. Golden ticket 887 received 31/8/16
We realise now though that our kids will never have quite the same relationship with their Australian family as with their British one, who were around when they were little, even though we brought them to Adelaide for holidays. Maybe with the grandparents but certainly not with aunties, uncles and cousins (in fact they don't like or get on with 3 of their cousins who treated them quite horribly right from the moment we arrived, with what I can only conclude was jealousy). As they say you can chose your friends but you can't chose your family!
Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.
He was born in London but moved here when he was a teenager.
Frankly, it wouldn't have occurred to me to move to Australia if not for him.