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    1. #1

      Pension transfers on an sir 495

      Hi All,

      This a question probably been asked before and also is of interest to all SIR 495 and other temporary visa holders.....
      ALso one that probably Andrew who has answered may before about this subject !!

      If we are on a temp visa what do we do about our pensions ??

      How do we stand if we transfer them here ?? What if one day we go back to UK or another place ?? SHould we wait until we are PR's to do anything ??

      What about our DSS pension and our serps pension ??

    2. #2
      Any one else had this dilemma ??

    3. #3

      Join Date
      Jan 2007
      422 times
      We transferred ours through westpac. No dramas. We're on a 495 - had no problem. No you can't transfer it back - but hopefully we're here for good - will apply for pr soon.
      Can't help you about pensions in uk- we decided not to pay extra ni contributions - you need 29 years now I believe for a full state pension - hubby had 25 and I had 17. Figured by the time we reach retirement age the government will pass some law saying only uk residents can claim it etc - anything to get out of paying it - as there won't be enough money left in the kitty. Too many taking out and not enough paying in.
      Just my view on it.

    4. #4

      Senior Member
      Join Date
      May 2008
      561 times
      Hi Redfoxy!

      I will be holding a Seminar on Pension Transfers again in a few weeks so would suggest that you maybe come along to that. This will cover off your questions and many more.

      Tempoarary residents who are tax residents of Australia can transfer the pension tax free while temporary, once permanent is gained however tax implications may arise.

      Other differences are that Permanent residents may have a tax liability if they do not transfer their Pensions year on year in Australia whereas temporary residents may not.

      State Pension including Serps, S2P cannot be transferred.

      Last edited by Andrew from Vista Financial; 19-02-2013 at 12:25 AM.
      Director - Vista Financial Services - Financial Advisor and Mortgage Advisor for Poms in Adelaide - UK Pension Transfers / Financial Advice / Mortgage Advice
      Andrew@vistafs.com.au FPA & MFAA Member, Adv Dip FP www.vistafs.com.au Ph: 08 8381 7177

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      Thanks Andrew, Will probably come to the seminar hope its not in the city !!
      I opted our of serps years ago and them opted back in..was this a bad idea ? would I now have the option to opt back our again do you think ??


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