Guest thelincolns

Just joined... a few silly qs?

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    Guest thelincolns

    Hi guys,

    this site is A-MA-ZING! So much info is here about migrating to Adelaide that we feel we have our oracle in you guys... hope I will be soon able to help people too.

    Anyways- just a very VERY silly question. We are doing this very quietly and have not told friends/family we are going to try to relocate to Australia- in case we cannot get a visa (would need to apply for the 475)

    Only sent out forms for VETASSESS. Went to the Leeds expo and hoped to find DIAC representatives to ask this... but maybe you might as well know this... well... my question is can you be turned down even if your skill in on the list? :embarrassed:

    Also- do you think it is a good idea telling family only when you get your visa granted-or are we being mean by not telling anyone about our plans?

    There you go- feeling silly now but relieved...

     

    Insight would be really appreciated!

    :v_SPIN:

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    Guest isandev

    Hiya,

     

    Think everyone on here has been through a similar dilemma!!!! We told our family after making the decision to start the whole process. We were planning on telling nobody else until we had been granted the visa but the mother in law told the biggest gossip in the area and everyone knew. So my advice is tell the family and then shoot them!!!

     

    Hope it helps!!!!!

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    hello you guys and welcome to pia you will meet lots of lovely people here and no question is silly ask away thats how you learn about these things, anyway about your visa question i have never haerd of anyone not getting their visa even if they are in the skilled list, but someone else with greater knowledge might know.

    as for telling your fam and friends its really up to you when we told them no one belived us(i still think they dont :biglaugh:),and i wont till i land !

    it does get on your nerves though when every day your ask the same bloody question 'have you heard anything yet:arghh: but it is good to tell people, see their reaction and also prepare yourself and your family and friends

    goodluck guys

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    Guest thelincolns

    :)

    Cheers guys!

    Have been wanting to go to Oz for a couple of years, but only made up my mind recently when considering how on earth can we give our kids a decent lifestyle without having to spend money every single time we need to put our face out of the door?:nah:

    Thank you guys- Good points you've made!!

     

    I have a MIL who cannot keep a secret either.. and would for sure drive us crazy with incessant questions...

    Mmh... we'll keep our mouth well shut coming to think of it!!

     

    Still not totally reassured about the visa app though... anyone else has heard of specific visa rejection experiences?

    How silly am I to worry about this??:goofy:

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    Guest Django

    The only refusal I have heard about was because of a discrepancy between a work history given and job titles on childrens birth certificates.:unsure: So long as you check everything again and again before submitting it you should be fine.

     

    Mind you watch this space we are just waiting for the final decission now. :biglaugh::biglaugh:

     

    Pete

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    Guest mOZzy

    hello and welcome!

     

    i personally haven't heard of anyone not having recieved a visa!!

    i think they are only picky if you are not truthfull!!!!!

     

     

    in regards to telling or not:

    both have pros and cons really.

    we did tell everyone because we felt some might need some time to get used to the idea.

    my mum was rather upset and wouldn't even talk to me (although i live already abroad and i hardly ever see her :err:)

    now after 9 months everyone is quite interested and asks about it and tries to help.

     

    the downside deffinitly is that everyone (!) asks about progress :jiggy:

    and many might actually get quite fed up with you talking oz all the time ;)

     

    but that's what we are here for anyways!!!! :cute:

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    Guest Lulujim

    Hi there,

     

    We are in a similar position - we're applying for 475 visa, and had vetassess assess my hubby's qualifications. Our agent said that they would offer a 'no visa no fee' as it is a straight forward visa and there shouldn't be any problems.. I am hoping they wouldn't take the risk either if they weren't sure :err:???

     

    What job category are you going under out of interest?

     

    Regarding whether or not to tell friends and family it's a really tricky one - and obv very personal. We were supposed to be going out to Oz in 2006 with OH's job, and then it all fell through at the last minute (after we'd sold our house - aaaarrgh) so after telling all our family, we then had to say we weren't going. They were thrilled and admitted that they'd been putting a brave face on it and were gutted at the thought of us going!!

     

    So when we decided we still wanted to go to Oz and were going to do it off our own backs - we decided not to put them through it all again until we were sure we were getting the visas. BUT I found it all got a bit much, esp when talking about things like mum's 60th next year, I was making excuses not to go with them to paris, etc etc..

     

    So I told my family, and they were very upset. I said that I had thought long and hard about whether to tell them at this stage or wait until we had visas, and they said unanimously that they were glad we told them now as it gives them time this year to spend as much time as poss with our children before we go. (And to save up so they can afford flights to see us soon after we get there).

     

    I do think we did the right thing for us in the end, but it is each to their own, and who knows how it would have worked out if we'd chosen other option? You never know, and this process is a real emotional rollercoaster isn't it?

     

    Hope that's some help - Good Luck whatever you choose to do! :)

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    Guest jill wright

    Hi

     

    We too have just applied fro 475 visa. Only told a couple of close friends but have decided to put our house up for sale end April and when people ask where we hope to move to we are saying we're just looking for a change but as its probably a lousy time to sell and the house we have is plenty big enough in a good area think we may be soon rumbled.

    p.s not heard of anyone been turned down for a visa but thats why we're not shouting it from the rooftops,you just never know

     

    good luck jill&Phil

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    Guest thelincolns

    Hi guys

    Thanks a lot for your replies. Somewhat feeling more reassured now!

    Hubby applying as marketing specialist and I am now on mat leave with 7 wk old baby... I was on this website even during labour :realmad:

     

    It sounds like you *should* not encounter problems generally-phew- a good starting point!

     

    Thanks a lot for the advice- I think all in all it will be wiser to avoid revealing our plans until the very end!! I am totally devoid of the gift of patience and could not cope with the added stress of incessant qs on our visa :goofy:

     

    DH is pulling my leg about me already browsing estate agents websites... can't just help myself! We live in a large terraced house here but have no garden and can't help dreaming of a nice verandah where to have a nice cup of coffee (espresso, please, I'm Italian):)

     

    Jill and Phil- I noticed from your profile we are near you- we are in Bradford (Heaton)

     

    Wish everyone best of luck with their impending visas- I will say a little prayer for you!

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    Guest jill wright

    Hi

     

    Yes you're not far from us we're at ossett ne wakefield and met up with some lovely people at the weekend via this sight so watch out for the next 'yorkshire meet'

     

    Jill and phil

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    Guest Trakki

    Hi and welcome to PIA, I like you was on this site while in labour!!! How sad are we!! :biglaugh:

     

    Anyway, with regard to when to tell people, I think it really depends on how soon you are planning to go after you get your visa. If you are planning on going asap after getting it then I think it is better to tell them earlier, however, if you are planning on not going for a while then leaving it til you get your visa would be ok.

     

    HTH

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    Guest halfadozen

    Hi all

     

    Just thought I'd say hello, also new to the site, we are waiting for vetassess before we can go any further. A bit worried as OH was at expo in London and vetassess said they may not recognise his NVQ in Oz, Agent has sent it anyway to see what they say so we are on tenderhooks waiting! :(

     

    It's good to see others heading for Adelaide, what made you choose here? We like the look of the place, not too busy and the climate is realistic, also SA sponsorship allows us to live in the whole state and not just regional areas. We've had positive feedback jobwise from Perth but we would have to live outside the suburbs which is no good really. Feel sick at the number of times we question ourselves as to where to go! :confused:

     

    Schools is also a major concern as our 4 are in good state schools here at the moment and it would be awful if we took them away and couldn't find as good.

     

    Is it just me being a whittler or does everyone go through a bit of this?!:goofy:

     

    By the way, didn't know whether to tell friends and family of our plans to begin with but OH was busting to do it so now the whole town knows! Getting mixed reactions from people who ask how it is going but you can see in their faces that they either think we're stupid or probably jealous cos they are not brave enough to take the plunge themselves although they'd never admit that, we've also had the inevitable "most people come back" reaction (they're the REALLY jealous sad ones!)

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    Guest Guest75

    Hi and welcome to PIA.

     

    I just wanted to say there are no silly questions - just silly people who don't ask them:cute:

     

    Good luck on the visa journey,can't help you there I'm afraid.

     

    :):)

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    Guest thelincolns

    Hi there!

    Halfadozen- we leaned on SA for the climate and quieter living- and cheaper housing. Our initial idea was Brisbane, where I have a very good friend. After speaking to Go Matilda we realised that it had to be SA as we did not have 120 pts to go independent- but I think that was good as I discovered that in Brisbane the sun is down by 6.30 regardless of the time of the year! DH not a morning person so would end up not taking advantage of the oudoors after work.

    I realise that I won't have much different hours than here so by the time I sit down to have a meal it will be dark already- I want to be home before the sun sets!!

     

    It must annoying to get the jealous comments- some people can't bring themself to just say "I wish I was as brave as you" :dull:

     

    Good luck for vetassess- hope it comes back positive!

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    Guest caoimhe

    Also- do you think it is a good idea telling family only when you get your visa granted-or are we being mean by not telling anyone about our plans?

     

    Hi Lincoln family

    Telling family and friends is not going to be easy but IMO it is only fair to give them time to get used to the idea.

    Why not wait until the vetassess come back positive (then you know you can diffenatly proceed) and tell them then

    Good luck with your decision and visa

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    Guest thelincolns

    Thanks Jacqueline

    and everybody else! The waiting game is atrocious.... it helps that nobody knows yet....otherwise I would be boring people dizzy blethering about Oz.. :daydreaming:

     

    doh!

     

    Cheers! :v_SPIN:

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    Guest paul_smart
    Hi guys

    Thanks a lot for your replies. Somewhat feeling more reassured now!

    Hubby applying as marketing specialist and I am now on mat leave with 7 wk old baby... I was on this website even during labour :realmad:

     

    It sounds like you *should* not encounter problems generally-phew- a good starting point!

     

    Thanks a lot for the advice- I think all in all it will be wiser to avoid revealing our plans until the very end!! I am totally devoid of the gift of patience and could not cope with the added stress of incessant qs on our visa :goofy:

     

    DH is pulling my leg about me already browsing estate agents websites... can't just help myself! We live in a large terraced house here but have no garden and can't help dreaming of a nice verandah where to have a nice cup of coffee (espresso, please, I'm Italian):)

     

    Jill and Phil- I noticed from your profile we are near you- we are in Bradford (Heaton)

     

    Wish everyone best of luck with their impending visas- I will say a little prayer for you!

     

     

     

    Hi the Lincolns

     

    Not heard of any refusal myself but do be careful about Vetassess, they have only recently been setup and people are having problems once they arrive with the work visa's, check out the site a bit more you'll find a couple of posts, it seems as though the Oz government has said yep you can use Vetassess but no local government is recognising them, depends on your trade on the visa but i'm going through TRA and then shall apply for permit when I land, bit cheaper too.

     

    Welcome to the site.

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    Guest ben.karen

    Hello there,

    Can't help you with the skills question but telling the family is something I do know. My family have been very upset and making us feel incredibly guilty at the moment. The bottom line is that once you've decided to go, it becomes an all consuming process. It's all you think and talk about which then makes seeing your family impossible if they're kept out of the loop.

    My parents go from being incredibly upset to complete denial which has got to the point now where I can't even talk about it which is a shame. I know this seems a bit melodramatic but in some ways close family members will feel like it's almost a bereavement! So as depressing as I've made this sound, give people lots of time to feel part of it and to get used to it and to let you know how they feel.

    Hope this helps

    Karen

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    Guest Nicky&Andy

    hi the lincolns, totally agree this site is amazing espically with both this side and once you get to oz all the advice from down under, for us , we decided to wait till we got our visa before tellin anyone, (although kez, my youngest told everyone at school) we couldnt bear the thought of everyone asking ''have you got it yet?'' its such a long process, also if we diddnt get it we could curl up in a corner quietly and lick our wounds, it worked best for us,but its a personal decision, good luck with your application and welcom to the site:D

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    Guest thelincolns

    Nicky and Andy

    That's exactly what we are going to do- you are just spot on!!

    Could not face not getting our visas if everybody knew :wacko:

     

    Ben and Karen- my mum back in Italy knows and gave me her blessing (not without a tear or two) BUT!!! MIL is the biggest challenge- DH only child and she is a widow (has a partner though) She relies WAY too much on her son as "Mr Fixit" - although she never prioritises him if he is ill etc.:nah:

     

    So not feeling bad about how she might feel knowing we are going away- in Italy we do anything and everything for our offspring, and she has not earned any brownie points in my book- so here is my take!

     

    Sorry if I sound harsh (and a bit personal:sad:)!!

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    Guest swampo

    Hi and welcome to the site. We delayed saying anything until several months after starting the process. In that time our daughter booked her wedding form this September which was a bummer for us as it means although we now have our visa we can't really go over to live until after the wedding!! Never mind September is looming quickly now.

     

    Good luck with your application.

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