We are the Cleghorns from Kent. We are just at the very very early stages of going through this mamouth journey of applications and visa's!!! We've loved reading all your comments and it really has helped us with lots of questions that we didn't know where to find the answers for.
We are hopefully going over on a Skilled visa, my husband Tim is in the glass trade and has been since leaving school some 20+ years ago. Glaziers have only very recently been added to the skilled migrant list so we have been unable to apply before.
One of the questions I wanted to ask you all is if any of you have moved without having a house to sell? We've been local authority tenants for some years and because of the area we live in, despite the discounts offered, have still been unable to afford to buy our house. (This is one of the main reasons for wanting to start somewhere new where we may be able to finally become homeowners!!). We have some savings but I am really panicking that when we arrive a job for Tim will be very hard to find. Does anyone know if there is a minimal amount of savings that the government insists you must take?
Tim and the kids (Alexandra 15, Nadia 8, Molly 5) are really excited that we may be going but I am still having the usual worries.
Adelaide is definately the area we want to go to but on searching through current job vacancies it seems that there has only ever been 1 job offered in the whole of SA, which as you can imagine fills me with even more worry!!!