You are eligible for family allowance if you are a permanent resident.It is also means tested.......the more you earn, the less you get.
You will get family allowance on a 136 permanent visa.
Family allowance is means tested here so the more you earn the less you get.
What you bring with you all depends on what its worth compared with shipping costs.
Dont forget warranties wont be worth anything out here for stuff you bring and the value of the dollar will get you loads more initialy when you arrive.
Personally we sold all our big stuff in fact, anything that did not fit in a tea chest sized box was sold. Its a good time to clear the junk out.
We bought 40 boxes with Excess Bagage with all our personal stuff and to be honest we still bought too much as some of it is still in boxes and we have been here 7 months now.
I had a Harley in the UK and i understand that imports are not good here for resale and import duties etc are expensive. They stamp a couple of letters on your chassis number to mark it as an import.
We're right at the beginning of the process - sending the TRA off on Friday but I want to get started on the visa form straightaway so we can get that off as soon as the TRA goes through. I'm already fretting big time!
Ideally, we'd like to be out there by this time next year - fingers crossed!!
It must be so frustrating waiting, waiting for everything to go through, I'm driving my DH mad already! Everything has to wait for something else doesn't it???
What will happen if you sell your house really quick? Will you move into a rented place until your visa comes through? We we're kind of thinking we'd wait until the visa was in place, although that will obviously delay our departure
Good luck with the meds - I read the form, am now wondering what a hernial orifice is?
We're in Derby, so within spitting distance of you guys in Burton.
Last edited by dglamoore; 08-08-2007 at 05:02 AM.
we will cross that bridge when we come to it, but if you think about it, selling a house in the uk takes anything from 3 months upwards and that is if you sell pretty much straight away with no chain complications, so hopefully we dont have to wait that long for visa approval and in an ideal world it all comes together at the same time, but we could move into relatives for short term.
Originally Posted by Mark & Rachel