thanks for your comments regarding my post. Actually, I do have 10K of Aud liquid assets and could re submit my application, if i wanted to and i agree that its a usual amount. However, the point I am making is that I made the application based on my assets AND my pure intention to set my self up there, which , put simply means I would need money and yes, I would liquify some of my assets if the gave me the thumbs up, but, now, they want to see my assets first, before they offer me sponsership and i will have to make the application all again with a statement of my asstets. Its fine if i really wanted to go to OZ, but i dont now, so it doesnt matter anyway and i wont look back and wonder in the future as I think Europe is better for me in the long term anyway. I do however think certain aspects of the immigration are stupid when you really think about it and is it robust? Maybe? Oh, and the person who I inspired to really want to go for it, excellent! Good luck to all who venture. Respect and yes, if its difficult, its worth doing.