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    Hi, Just thought I would say hello and introduce ourselves the Branch family Allison, Terry James 15 and Georgina 18. Applying for state sponsorship husband is a builder main trade solid plasterer and I currently am a Mortgage Advisor for a bank.

    Currently living in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire and hope to move out to Adelaide November 2012. We are looking aroung the area Hallett Cove to rent then buy.

    Cant wait to move out to Oz and make some new friends etc. Kids are up for it and hopefully will make some new friends when we get out there. Really like website has great information.

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    Guest helene73

    Hi Alison i am in the same position as you, and agree this site is a god send and realy opens your eyes to the reality of living in oz. Good luck :)

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    Guest Mizzmp

    Hi,

     

    Snap! We are in the process of the doing the skills part and will then apply for state sponsorship. Our boys are 6, 13 and 15. Eldest isn't too keen but we are sure he will love it when we eventually land.

     

    Hubby is a bricklayer and i work in law. What areas are people looking at? Our friends moved from Birmingham a year ago to Semaphore with their little lad and they haven't looked back. We are looking at Tea Tree Gully as their school seems perfect.

     

    xx

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    Guest littlem

    Hi Alison

     

    We have just applied for state sponsorship too, hopeing it wont take too long. We are also looking at Hallet Cove.

     

    Michelle

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    Hi Allison,

     

    Just wanted to say hi as we were originally from your neck of the woods, Harlow. I remember Sawbo well

     

    Wendy

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    Guest nitrox32

    Hi all,

     

    My name is Shawn. Im moving to Adelaide in April and starting to freak out :) I am very much looking forward to it but with so much change as you all know it is a bit crazy lol

     

    Im hoping to get some advice on importing my car. I have all the paper work etc in progress but this is a more practical question. Who do I contact to find out what modifications are required eg air conditioning, seat belts fire protection etc. Yes I know all very exciting stuff.

     

    Thanks for your help

    Shawn

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    Guest allyb

    Hi thank you for all your replys. Just a waiting game now with regards to everything and hopefully we get out to Oz in 2012.

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    Guest Cornish Pasties

    Hi Allison,

     

    We are also hoping to head for Hallet Cove, maybe June2012 or slightly earlier. We are family of 3 - myself, hubby & lad of 12. He is really excited about moving which is a relief! Good luck with your Visa.

    Zoe

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    Guest dunnarunna

    hi there allison

    welcome to pia my hubby is a bricklayer and our son and daughter same age as yours and we not too far from hallet cove so any questions you want answered just shout happy to help been here almost 3 years now

    donna

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    Guest guest7008

    Hi, we are in the same situ as you, trade skills sent off then applying for sponsorship, husband is a Metal Machinist, I am a stay at home mum to 6 lovely children!! Hoping to go to Adelaide summer 2010...good luck with your application!!:cute:

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    Guest guest7008

    Hi there, we are the Rimmers from Hampshire, we are in the same situ as you, hoping to migrate sometime 2012 if all goes smoothly!! Its all so stressful its crazy but we are all so excited about this new adventure. We have 7 children (oldest is not coming....very difficult!!) the other 6 are, i have a 16 year old, 14 year old, 10 year old, 9 year old, 4 year old and a 1 year old!! Husband is a Metal Machinist and we are hoping to live/settle in the Hallet Cover areas. TRA Skills have been sent, SS all ready to apply for then hopefully will lodge to DIAC Mid june before all the points system changes (again!!) As hubby is a trade worker the points are all changing july 2011 so we need to lodge before then...so pretty stressful to say the least!! Hope it all goes smoothly for you!! May see you on the plane in 2012!!!! helen

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    Guest allyb

    we are also in a rush to do subit the visa application before July due to the new points system. Hopefully we can all do it all in time as under the new points system we havent got enough points!!! I wish we had done it last year but saying that things crop up and at least we have decided to go for it now as it is what we really want . Our eldest daughter is going to come to get on our visa but I am not too sure if she will stay or not as she has a boyfriend back in the UK. It is really hard when you have older kids. James on the other hand who is 15 is looking forward to it and is quite keen to go. We hope to look around the Hallett Cove area or around those areas. Anyone know how long SA take to give you a decision on state sponsorship.

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    hi, from what my agent says, once SA have received all paperwork, they normally turn it around in 6/8 weeks, thats the reason we applied to SA as they are the quickest in making decisions and finalising paperwork, we originally wanted WA but they are lot slower. Our agent says once we have positive skills back should be end feb/early march, we can apply for SS end feb/early march, get that back May latest then we be ready for lodging to DIAC by mid june...but its a waiting game and a stressful one at that, like you if we not lodge before July husband will not have enough points which would then mean sitting the english test and he would have to get the top results across all levels!! Yes he is UK born and bred but the highest levels in the english are quite hard to get!! So we have everything crossed!! Helen

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    Guest allyb

    I hope SA are quick as you say. Keep our fingers crossed and hope we all get in our visa application before 1st July!!!. We originally was looking at WA but I know they can take along time to give state sponsorship and that is why we also decided on SA plus the house prices seem to be more realistic in SA than WA. We have friends in WA who moved out there about 6 years ago and bought before the houses rocketed there. Also we felt WA was going to be quite isolated for us and we feel the weather in SA would be better for us as a family as it is similar to Spains weather, where we livef for 3 years and loved the weather and outdoor life.

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    Guest allyb

    No we are doing application our selves. I jhave looked into all what you need and we decided to do it ourselves. We are using alot of the AQF111 stuff for the TRA application

    and we also got some help from other people who previously done TRA in what to send in etc, So hopefully Terry will pass the TRA.

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    Guest guest7008

    Good luck to you all, just been on the SA website and their current processing times for SS are no longer than 8 weeks, so thats great news! Keep us posted on your progress!!

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    Guest tezza

    Hi, we are in the same boat, we have 2 kids, 4 and 7 and a dog oakley. Really scared but excited. I just think if we dont at least try it we will regret it. My question is, are there any new builds out there? Not sure on area, we are easy as the tram system over there looks good. We were looking at Semaphore. Thank you. Teresa x

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    Guest guest7008

    hi, yes it is so exciting its crazy really...its all we talk about!! I been doing loads of research etc, the hallet cove areas all look nice, near to beaches, good schools, affordable housing etc etc, so thats kinda were we will be heading (eventually!!) Are you using an agent or going alone? helen

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    Guest allyb

    I think there is new builds out there. I have been looking at realestate.au for areas etc and I have found that really useful.

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