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  1. The Visa process can be long but patience is the main thing. You can't rush the Aussies as you will find out when you get here haha. We wasn't sure what to expect at first when we arrived and does take time to settle in. It's very daunting at first and lots of things to sort out when you first arrive. I'm an electrician so I needed my temporary licence, sign up to Medicare and Centrelink ASAP, activate the Australian bank account. we hired a car for a few weeks and then bought a cheapish run around. Public transport is good also and reasonable price if you get a metro card. My wife struggled at first but now she loves it here. I got a job after a few weeks which helped and then made a few friends and things just sort of drop into place. Like scooterdan said you still have to carry on life as normal paying bills, food shopping etc but if you make the most of what you have around you I'm sure it will fall into place. Not many places in the world where they have public barbecue in parks. Just enjoy it as much as you can
  2. Hi and welcome to the forum. Me and our family moved out to Adelaide November 2016 so still quite new ourselves. We are near your ages and would be happy to meet up when you arrive we have met a few people off this site. Its a shame that your husband will miss the Big Bash league as you will arrive not long after it finishes. My wife is not a cricket fan but she loves the big bash and good atmosphere. If you arrive early March you might get the end of the fringe festival which is amazing. Hope all is going well with the move so far and like snifter said it will soon come round. Keep in touch and we will meet up when you arrive. Curly
  3. Thanks guys I think will be best to speak with a MARA agent. I appreciate the help though thanks
  4. Hi we have a son who is still over in the UK and would like to join us. He is 23 and not in education or anything that can help him come over on a child visa. We spoke to the emigration office today and it seems like the remaining relative visa is the best option. When we asked the immigration office how long it could take they said up to 56 years (that's not a typo that is exactly what they said) 🤔 They said we could do the application if he came to Aus on another visa so thinking WHV and then could apply here and get a bridging visa until its granted. The website says that that it needs to be done over in the UK so not sure what to think. Has anybody been in a similar situation or been through the same process?
  5. Hi Del yeah a it is funny about the weather and when it's cold in the mornings. It's nice by 12 most days so tell the people I work with that at least it gets above the morning frost temperatures here. Sounds good just give us a shout when your settled and will definitely have a meet up. Glad to to hear that you didn't need any extra training and that you have had a smooth transition. Speak to you again soon
  6. Hi and welcome to Oz. Congratulations on the job front that is really good news and really good that you got the offers so quickly. Did you you need to do any update training to transfer your skills over? I have done my gap training now so just waiting for it all to be signed off and I can get my full licence. Apart from work how are you settling in? I can can imagine you would be slightly surprised by the cold mornings but wouldn't change a thing.
  7. Hi and welcome. I had my skills test completed and when I lodged my EOI it was around 6 weeks before I got a response. I was on a 189 visa so did not need to wait for state sponsorship so not sure on that sorry. Hopefully it won't be too long now. What skill are you coming over on?