I've been lurking on this forum for what seems like an age, but if truth be known I've been more active on another forum for Canada as that has been our journey over the last 3.5 years.....waiting and waiting and waiting for Canadian immigration to process our visas.....well, after putting our lives on hold for 3.5 years, I'm waiting no more. After spending a nice chunk of money on pursuing our canadian dream, we've decided as a family that maybe Australia can offer us what Canada can't....a visa for a start and a chance to finally, after several years of following the flag and my husband's military career, to put down some roots and call somewhere home. So here we are, family of 4 (2 girls 3, and 7) having submitted our application for our 190 visa to SA...and boy things are moving so quickly compared to what we've been used to!. Just submitted docs and now waiting for a CO to be allocated. Looking forward to chatting to some more people on here who are either just undertaking this journey or are already well on the way.