ian and wendy
We are the older generation, having just waved our daughter and her family off to Adelaide and hearing her stories of how good life is. We are thinking of joining you all. However paper work seems very daunting any short cuts or helpful tips on the whole imigration issue would be much appreciated. we are recently retired and any contacts from the grey haired brigade with experiences etc. would be much appreciated.
Thanks Ian and Wendy
Hi Ian and Wendy,
My parents have been living here in Adelaide for the past year. They recently got their visa under "Contributary Parent Visa" and haven't looked back. They love it here and have a better social life than I do (if thats possible....lol). They live in Aldinga, just a stones throw from the beach. I really never thought I'd shift my dad out of Bolton but he's here larger than life and my parents have both packed up smoking, which just shows, life here for them is far less stressful than what they had in the UK.
I'm sure they'd love to give you any tips on the visa/life here in Adelaide for 60 somethings....
You can pm my dad. He's Grandad on here.
We also had fantastic help from Gollywobble. Do a search on some of her posts and you'll be able to read up on visa info and experiences.
Never thought I'd see my parents on PIA!!!!
Go to lots of shows and ask questions & I'll get you hooked up with Judi (Roo1) parents when you get out here in Feb.
Judi's right - Gollywobbler has been a mine of information about this - see the really useful post below.
I'll be really interested in seeing how you progress; my mother is coming out here for a visit in April and will visit with DIAC when she arrives to see what her options are; we'll be doing everything we can to get her out here permanently.
All the best,
Thanks for your good wishes, it's a very daunting process, I don't even know what DIAC stands for. We are coming out for a visit and to get the lie of the land in February. will be visiting our daughter and her family in Seaford rise. so it will be a steep learning curve for us.
B. rgds Ian and Wendy
Originally Posted by Ian and Wendy
DIAC are the people to see for immigration; if you're going to be out here in Feb, then might be worth a visit yourselves? They have an office in the city, I think.
Hi Judy, Thanks for your reply, but we already got a coffee date with your folks. We are Allie Bloss' oldies so will see you all in february
Rgds Ian and Wendy
Wow isn't modern communications a wonderful thing. Thanks for info and will do as you suggest, It's pooring here and cold so Oz gets more attractive by the minute.
Sorry cannot help with the visa stuff.
My mother, and my wifes parent have been over, my wifes have been twice and come again in April next year. They find it very relaxing, and find everyone very friendly, i hope you have the same findings. You will be able to see how your children have settled.
If it's a little warm when you arrive trust us when we say it is not always like that. Have a great flight, enjoy all of the journey.
Hi Ian and Wendy. Welcome to PIA and good luck with your plans.
I'd just like to suggest that you join www.pomsinoz.com (PIA's parent site) as well. Gollywobbler (real name Gill) is on there almost every day. She is one of the moderators on the Migration Issues section and there is nothing she doesn't know about parent visas.
Happy researching and have a great holiday in February.
Last edited by Kazzarazza; 26-11-2009 at 10:06 AM.