Originally Posted by flowertowers
Have a look at www.adelaidebound.com It is a good starting point.
Originally Posted by Linn Family
So sorry to hear this - but have you exhausted all avenues?? What Visa are you on?? Is it not possible for your OH to go to Adelaide on his own, activate the visa, put his CV into loads of garages etc and come back?? Our temp visa would allow us to come to Adleaide and leave again - so long as we met the relevant criteria in the necessary timescale??
Wishing you all the best - you still have time!!
So sorry to hear your story Teresa. Is there no way you can rent your house out? We were planning on selling, but have now decided to rent and use the rental income to fund our rental in Adelaide (when and if we eventually get there). Like you we really could do with the equity in the house to help fund us over there till we get jobs etc. but I guess we're going to have to make do with our savings.
Whatever you decide I wish you all the best.
Originally Posted by wemadeit
Sounds a good plan but unfortunately all family member's passports have to be stamped on arrival to be validated.
:p we had a fab co, otherwise we couldnt have had our visa grant delayed, Martin actually spoke to a manager re my leg as when i say totalled my leg i mean i totally destroyed my knee and its been completely reconsructed (if i was older they would have just put in a new knee to save trying to rebuild it with my hip/pins/plates etc)
Originally Posted by mOZzy
- the only exception they accept is pregnancy, if you are unable to fly due to the law of flying during certain pregnancy weeks - I.E. after 32 weeks or something...
of course its worth a try calling immigration - anything is worth trying in these circumstances - im just saying dont hold your breath.
good luck and i hope you manage to sort something.
Hi teresa we moved out here on boxing day so only been here two weeks ourselves, but what can i tell you about Adelaide the main south rd is mainly car lots and dealerships so your oh should get a job easily. we didnt do a recci just came out and we love it, I am also a mechanic but had a job to come to. Is there no way of leasing your house through a rental agency and maybe that would be enough to cover the mortgage and maybe a small income as well,we arrived with 7 thousand dollars which you know is not much, but we have bought beds, settees, washing machine , fridge,toaster,pots and pans,kettle, toaster, deposit on car rental bond etc etc .We also struggled in the uk and we had a joint income of over 50k, i now earn half that and we are confident that our struggle is over, we signed up for a car on credit with $280 a month repayments our house is a lovely 3 bed for $290 week. utility bills are cheaper than the uk too! eating out is very cheap ie pizza hut 2 large pizzas and garlic bread is about $25 thats about£12 you wouldnt get one in the uk for that price, anyway if there is anything we can do to help you if you do decide to change your minds please dont hesitate to ask. if i were you i would pack up everything and come out. no reccie, just come and stay! you can still keep in touch with england and have your house up for rent. i would just take the chance. we did. we didnt even have a house sorted until a week before we came out. were really anxious about money but touch wood everything is ok. everyone is soooo friendly and helpful. we would be more than willing to help out in any way we can. i know my wife was anxious as we have 2 kids - it's different if it's just grown-ups, it's the kids you worry about and putting food on the table. good luck to you. don't give up on your dream. we've been here for only 2 weeks and already we never want to go back to the uk!