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    Guest claret1123

    :arghh: Hi to you all,

    this is our first post so we are a little nervous,

    (i know it is not a good excuse for poor spillngs).We are hoping to move out to Adelaide sometime soon but we seem to have been waiting for ever.

    We applied for visas using Global Visas (has anyone else used them)back in Jan/Feb 07

    I received my trade recog.in April,our visas were applied for in April but since then we have received no indication of approval or refusal. When we contact Global they tell us that this is normal.We have applied for skilled visa as i am an electrician and my good lady is a nurse.We get a little worried when we read that other people have managed to obtain their visas in such a short time compared with ourselves.

    Any info would be a great help.

     

    Thanks

    Nick&Rhiann,

     

     

    PS.

    Happy nwe yaer to you all

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    Guest Libby1971

    Hi Nick and Rhiann

     

    Don't worry too much about what you read as there are so many different visas and some of them come through quicker than others.

     

    Our visa process took a while. Skills assessment sent April 06, approved May 06, visa application in May 06, meds requested and police checks Nov 06, meds etc sent Dec 06, bond request (you may not be doing this part but we had to so we could get the last 5 points) Jan 07, bond paid Jan 07, visa granted Feb 07 and we arrived in April 07.

     

    We came out on a 136 visa which gave us permanent residency from the outset. Which visa are you applying for? In your position, I would ask Global:

    how much longer does it have to go on for before they will start chasing things up?

    Is there anything you can be doing in the meantime and

    lastly, ask them if it would help the case to phone the dept of immigration yourselves.

     

    Good luck

     

    Libby

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    Guest claret1123

    Hi Libby and family

    thanks for the reply i think we are going to do

    a lot of chasing up in the New Year!!.We have applied for a 136 visa the same as you did.

    How have the kids settled we have,Chloe who is 14!and Harvie who is 6.

    Chloe is how can we say ,aprehensive.Harvie can`t wait like the rest of us.

     

    Thanks again

     

    Nick& Rhiann

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    Guest c4ndygirl

    hi there,

     

    Its a bit weird you havent heard anything at all......

    We are also on a 136 visa, my hubbie is an electrician, we sent ours in august and had our acknowledgment in nov, along with payment taken, we waiting to be sent for medicals now. We didnt use an agency we did it ourselves, but on the aspc website, all applications received before september have now all been processed, so either your agent hasnt sent your application or somethings gone a miss.

    I'd ring them asap if you can

    Let us know how you go on;)

    candia xx

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    :arghh: Hi to you all,

    this is our first post so we are a little nervous,

    (i know it is not a good excuse for poor spillngs).We are hoping to move out to Adelaide sometime soon but we seem to have been waiting for ever.

    We applied for visas using Global Visas (has anyone else used them)back in Jan/Feb 07

    I received my trade recog.in April,our visas were applied for in April but since then we have received no indication of approval or refusal. When we contact Global they tell us that this is normal.We have applied for skilled visa as i am an electrician and my good lady is a nurse.We get a little worried when we read that other people have managed to obtain their visas in such a short time compared with ourselves.

    Any info would be a great help.

     

    Thanks

    Nick&Rhiann,

     

    Must admit it does seem a long time from applying in April. Have you had it confirmed by Global that they received the application? We are with GoMatilda and they told us exactly when our visa application was delivered. Ours went in end of july and since then we have had receipt, case officer etc and meds done and now just the last wait fingers crossed.

    May be best to try to contact either Global to find out why or if you get no joy try to contact processing center direct.

     

    Good luck anyway and hope you get a good new years present.

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    Guest claret1123

    Hi C4ndygirl,

    seems that most folks have received their confirmations some time after applications,

    we finalised payments sometime in june07 but alas we are still waiting.

    Strange but I to am am employed as an electrician/nvq assessor.

    Thanks for replying

     

    Nick & Rhiann & kids

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    Guest Libby1971

    Hi Nick and Rhiann

     

    Glad to help...I rang the Aussie dept of immig in Adelaide on behalf of a friend and they were so helpful. Although they wouldn't give me detailed information they did get in touch with her.

     

    If you are paying an agent for a service, then you should be getting information from them. We used Ian Harrop and they gave us a chart/ timeline that detailed how long each step would take. When we submitted something, the lady we dealt with (Sue - absolutely fabulous) would say right now we should hear back no later than x date and if we don't, then I can start chasing it on y date. We nearly always heard back before that but it helped to know that she knew how long to leave before asking people. If she sent an email she forwarded it onto us as well so we knew exactly what was going on.

     

    As regards children...I have Emily 14 and Sophie 11. Emily OMG the dramas, tears and tantrums (I know that those who've met her will be amazed) but she was NOT happy about coming at first. Then she calmed down and begrudgingly accepted it. She did miss her friends and still does - it is hard when life goes on for those left behind and you aren't included anymore and can only watch and MSN should be burned IMO as it doesn't help.

     

    The first school we sent her to, well she wasn't happy and it was for 3 months during which she wasn't too happy although, bless her, she did try. We bought a house and moved nad now she is settled down wonderfully. She is happy, socialising, goes down to the beach etc with her friends and doing all the things I moved to other side of the world for.

     

    Good luck adn let us know how you get on come Monday/ after the New Year.

     

    Libby

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    Guest Missbabz

    Hi to you.

     

    Be patient, it really does take forever for it all to come together. It will happen though!!!

     

    My husband was accepted for a job back in August, we have just had the medicals done and awaiting police checks to come back, so we still have a wait. Anticipate moving around April or May? Possibly?

     

    Good Luck

     

    Babz and Kevin

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    Guest LOUISE HANNAH
    :arghh: Hi to you all,

    this is our first post so we are a little nervous,

    (i know it is not a good excuse for poor spillngs).We are hoping to move out to Adelaide sometime soon but we seem to have been waiting for ever.

    We applied for visas using Global Visas (has anyone else used them)back in Jan/Feb 07

    I received my trade recog.in April,our visas were applied for in April but since then we have received no indication of approval or refusal. When we contact Global they tell us that this is normal.We have applied for skilled visa as i am an electrician and my good lady is a nurse.We get a little worried when we read that other people have managed to obtain their visas in such a short time compared with ourselves.

    Any info would be a great help.

     

    Thanks

    Nick & Rhiann,

     

     

    PS.

    Happy nwe yaer to you all

     

    Hi Nick & Rhiann,

     

    Fellow Colners !!, were from Laneshawbridge and are moving to Adeliade in August, weve just booked our flight,

    We received our visas in November and apparantley there had been a backlog on the trades visa,s, ours were lodged in March so hopefully yours wont be long !!!!

     

    Louise & Chris:cute:

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    Hi folks - Just wanted to say hello to all my fellow Lancastrians! I originally come from Bacup but came to Oz via Doncaster so I think I am an honorary Yorkshire woman! (courtesy of the hubbie) It will be nice to have you around. I seem to be surrounded by white roses! Good luck in your applications - yes it does take forever but be patient, it will happen (especially if you are paying an agent!). Let us know if we can help you in anyway.

     

    Lindsey

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    Guest claret1123

    Hi Libby and family

    thanks for the reply it puts our minds at ease a little,its great to get so many responses from all the PIA`s and it gives us a good feeling.Couldn`t agree more about msn.

    Will try and keep everyone informed about progress

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    Guest lastboyscout

    Were still waiting too:mad:

     

    I hope that the new year brings everyone the good news they are waiting for :jiggy:

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    Guest LOUISE HANNAH
    Hi folks - Just wanted to say hello to all my fellow Lancastrians! I originally come from Bacup but came to Oz via Doncaster so I think I am an honorary Yorkshire woman! (courtesy of the hubbie) It will be nice to have you around. I seem to be surrounded by white roses! Good luck in your applications - yes it does take forever but be patient, it will happen (especially if you are paying an agent!). Let us know if we can help you in anyway.

     

    Lindsey

     

    Hi Lindsey,

     

    After much studying, we have also decided that we would like to move to Aldinga Beach.

    Is there any info on the place that you can advise us on ? what its like, any restraunts etc

    anything would be a great help

     

    Thanks

     

    Louise:unsure:

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    Hi C4ndygirl, Just wondering how you found the process of not using an agent? We are in the early stages and wondering whether or not to use an agent.

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    Guest c4ndygirl

    Hi Joanne,

     

    We found it all ok really, its just hard finding the right visa for what you need, but we went on websites etc and researched for a while before. The paperwork is massive but its all pretty straight forward, personal details etc, so just make sure you check and double check everything before posting, for the money an agent would have cost it was worth the effort, and only took a couple of weeks to get our heas round.

    Hope that helps

    Candia

    xxx

    :)

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    Hi there, doing lots of research and found the Skilled - Sponsored (Migrant) Visa Subclass 176 which I think best suits us, we have family in Australia willing to sponsor us. With the Visas changing I was wondering if this Visa still exists?

     

    Joanne

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    Guest jetskitony

    Hi,

    thats great news i am also from Lancashire,i live in the south now as my husband is from here,i have educated the southerners abit with mushy peas and gravey and treacle toffee on bonfire night lol, my friends are going to miss me,good luck to you all.

    Myrtle,Tony,Callum

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    Hi guys,

     

    good luck with your journey, hope all goes well and you get the answers on here that you are looking for.

     

    Best of luck x

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    Guest claret1123

    Sorry its taken me so long to reply,

    Its amazing that someone so close is also awaiting paperwork etc.

    We have some close friends who live in Laneshawbridge( Tony&Barbra Livesey)

    We received notification on the 3rd Jan from the DIAC to get our Police checks and medicals done.

    Their is a God after all !!

    Will keep you informed of progress

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