My husband and I have booked a reccie to Adelaide in December, we are bringing our four children ranging in ages from 9 (she will turn 10 in Adelaide) and the baby is 18 months will be 22 mths when we go 23 mths on our return. We are flying with Emirates to Adelaide direct via Dubai.
I need to sort a holiday visa and travel insurance.
Here are a few questions I would like to ask
1. We have not applied for a permanent visa yet, how long do these take? Should we apply for this now before we go? (if we go I would love to get there for Jan 2014 so that the children start in school on the start of the new year.
2. Should my husband look for interviews while he is there.
3 We are visiting from 12th December till 12th Jan - will a lot of things close over xmas or for long - I know that it will be school summer holidays.
4. We are staying with family in Marion area - is there anything else we should be doing?
5. My 7 year old does not want to go even for a holiday as snakes and spiders terrify him - will we encounter many of them?
Thanks so much for your help