Hi everyone. I haven't posted on here for a couple of months but just wanted to say thanks to all who have helped with their advice during our Visa application journey. Unfortunately we are no longer coming to Adelaide. We were 2 weeks away from our medicals last October when we received the dreaded e-mail about the 3 year delay. This turned our lives upside down as you'd imagine and we had to decide what to do with ourselves for the next 3 years. We had already moved out of our house and into rented accommodation and found tennants for our property. Our daughter is due to start school this Sept so we knew we had to get her application in by January or we wouldn't get the school we wanted. My wife had already given notice on her Job as she was supposed to go back to work in January after maternity leave but thought it was pointless as we were Planning to fly out in September 2010. Anyway, my wife is a keen dog lover and thought it would be a great tme now for her to take up her ambition of becoming a dog groomer. Long story short she has completed her course and spent 90% of our Oz money setting up he own Mobile Dog Grooming business.
Guess what happened next? 4 weeks ago we received another e-mail from immigration telling us that as we were so far down the line with our application they were now allowing us to proceed with our application and to get our medicals done asap. This threw a spanner right in the works and again completely gobsmacked us. Here we were planning our next 3 years in order to move to Adelaide in 2012 and now they are telling us we have 30 days to make up our minds. We had applied for a 475 visa which is only valid for 12 months from issue. I believe some visa are valid a lot longer which would have been ideal.
Anyway, considering all factors especially the collapse of the exchange rate we had no option but to withdraw our application. I am hoping that dog grooming becomes a Job in demand in the future so we can apply again soon. I unfortunatley will have passed the age of 40 so will lose 5 points which i cannot make up. What a mess.
Hopefully, hopefully we will get there in the end.
Have a good Easter and maybe i'll be talking to some of you again in a ouple of years.