Hi we are due over to SA early 2012 on a 176 visa, My husband is an electrician and will have to sit some courses to get reg but we are going to try and sort this as much as is possible from the UK. We are currently trying to figure out a financial check list for when we arrive and I thought I would run it past you guys.
We are going to try and rent a property for a few months hopefully to start with, from someone who is trying to break a lease so that we can truly look around and see where we want to live, we dont want to get a job an hour away from our rental.
Unlike the UK your public transport is very very good so we dont see the point of buying a car straight away just an added cost, we thought we would get a rental for a couple of weeks just to get a feel then use the transport links.
What sort of help can you get with any benefits, I have read about rental assistance and child benefit should we apply for these straight away in case we cant get work straight off and are we eligable??
Would love to hear from people on any of these.