I joined POA yesterday and just wanted to say hi.
Our jouney has been a long one so far we stated in April 2009 My husband Edd is a mechanic and Im a PA to head of Psychology for East Kent we have three children Adam 11 and Twins Eben and Freya 4. We instructed our agent in June 09 and in Oct 09 Edd completed and passed his Vetassess we then applied for State Sponsorshp for Adelaide Jan 10. We were then held up for almost a year while all of the DIAC changes were made and SS was shut down. We reapplied for SS in Jan 11 and approved in April 11
Edd and I lodged our 176 visa application on the 5th April and we were given until the 2nd May to provide the coloured scans/certified copies. Unfortunately we were caught with Easter and May Day bank holidays and so our time was shortened considerably due to the bank holiday shutdowns. I am glad to say thogh that we both took a week off and got all info sent to our agent withing 4 days! It was hard work but managable!
Good news for us was that we were issued a case officer on the 12th May much to our shock after being advised that it'd be 10 to 18 months before we heard anything!!!!
We have now sent off police checks (17th May) and booked medicals (31st May). Its all very exciting but that doesn't stop us from waking up in a cold sweat thinking we wont pass our meds or PC. Isn't it weird how you panic about the stupidest thing?
Any advice on how to calm the nerves, when we should put house on the market look into shipping etc would be gratly received.
Can't believe that after all this time suddenly it's all happened in the space of 6 weeks just the last hurdle now feeling quite nervous about police check and med results.