Hi I am new to this but just got 175 visa through a couple of days ago, we have been in Australia about 4 times, lived in Sydney for 7 fantastic months. Had to (very very reluctantly) return to the UK last year as f-in-law had terminal cancer.
Applied for perm res end Sept 07, medicals Feb 08 and then heard nothing until visa granted. Only got til Feb to be in Oz but hope to be there sooner. Already applied for 2 jobs, I am a manager in NHS but have loads of forensic mental health experience, worked in psych hospitals and prisons. Worked in Justice Health NSW while there - missing it loads!!! OH is prison officer but wants complete change of career, ie surf bum!!
No worries or fears about going, just want a job to go to and that would mean we leave here quicker. If I don't have a job we'll be going start Feb. So we'll have to suffer another UK winter .... great!!
Only slight concern is the shipping of our stuff. When we left 2 years ago we sold absolutely everything we owned, when we came back from Oz had to sell everything in Oz and now we really don't want to do the Ebay, Car Boot take over your life thing. We haven't got a lot of stuff as we are in a rented fully furnished place here, stupidly we bought the contents of a mate's house last year and put in storage so we've got a wee bit to take to start off with in Adelaide.
No idea of how to get a quote for taking things. Is it better to fill in the online quote forms, get an international mover out to quote or what??? No idea where to begin on this one. As there isn't a lot of stuff we would consider a shared container but again no idea of where to start looking to ask people to share a container, any advice?
So so so excited about going, just told my boss this morning I would be offski as soon as possible, great feeling being able to say I'm emigrating!!!!!! Roll on job offers, flights and new life!!!