Just wanted to share our good news with others who are all in similar boat to us! We had our visa granted on Thursday. Can't believe the day and decision finally came. It was a lot sooner than we expected, as we were told to expect it all to be finalised by the end of 2012 when we first lodged our visa application in Nov 2009. The relief of not having to fill in any more forms or jump any more hoops was there, as well as the nerves and excitement about what lies ahead. We plan to move to Adelaide permanently around June 2013. We are planning on heading over to Adelaide in October this year to validate our visa and try to familiarise ourselves to Adelaide (I'm putting the thought of a 29++ journey with two toddlers at the back of my mind for now!)
Bit about ourselves - I (Caroline) work as a clinical psychologist and hope to find work part time. My husband (Allen) works as a train fitter (description - he maintains trains at Manchester Piccadilly station). We've not really seen any jobs with the same job title when we have looked on Aus websites and wondered whether train fitters / maintenance staff have different job titles over there? Any advice would be appreciated. We have 2 children, Joe (2) and Jessica (8months). We are just coping with the 'terrible 2's' and teething baby...exhausting!
We would value any advice on how we could make the best use of our time when we visit for 3 weeks in October/November. We look forward to hearing from people