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Finally the wife has come round to the idea!!

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    Guest nic8764

    Hello All,

     

    I have been chipping away at my good wife for several years now and it seems she may have warmed to the idea of moving to Australia.

     

    I am a Management Accountant in the British Army and my wife is a Hair Salon Manager. We have 2 children aged 12 & 3. I have looked at several areas around Adelaide. I would appreciate any advice on the following questions:

     

    1. I have done some research on properties in the Hallett Cove, Lonsdale area. If there is anybody who lives in these areas I would appreciate any advice based on your experiences.

     

    2. Would you recommend using a migration company? I would be applying for a Skilled Migration, I think this is the 189 type visa.

     

    3. Is there any Management Accountants/Hairdressers who have experience of looking for and gaining employment in Adelaide?

     

    4. I think there is a reciprocal agreement between CPA and CIMA, has anybody been through the process to become CPA Australia qualified?

     

    5. Any general advice on living in Adelaide would be most appreciated.

     

     

    Many thanks

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    Hi there! We've only been here a week but loving it so far! We are here on a 189 and used Go Matilda - no complaints whatsoever - also went to a conference with immigration 2oz who also seemed very good but after searching go Matilda seemed to have a good reputation! Good luck with it all :)

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    Hello All,

     

    I have been chipping away at my good wife for several years now and it seems she may have warmed to the idea of moving to Australia.

     

    5. Any general advice on living in Adelaide would be most appreciated.

     

    Congratulations...but...whilst not wishing to rain on your parade and accepting that your comment might have been a bit tongue-in-cheek...might I (tentatively) suggest that if your wife isn't hugely for the move, even love won't necessarily get you guys through.

     

    I can't offer anything helpful such as visa advice because it's been too long for us but I wouldn't choose Lonsdale as a place to live as, for me, it's too industrial. Kids like to do burnouts etc down there because there are a fair few roads which only have wreckers etc so they aren't really inconveniencing anybody. Bless them!

     

    Adelaide is fab. We love our home here. The kids have done well, my OH and I are both (relatively!) happy in our employment and it's a fab community. It's funny how lives cross here and it sometimes seems as though you can't go anywhere without someone knowing you, or someone you know. As my son found out when he decided to wag in Year 8 :biglaugh:!

     

    All that said, we were lucky and had a wonderful life in the UK too so perhaps it isn't simply the place. It is 'normal' life here after all.

     

    Good luck,

     

    :wubclub: LC

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    Hi!

    in reply to the Q2- I wouldn't recommend spending money on migration agents. My hubby and I went to Immigration conferences in London where some agencies offered their help for a hefty amount. What we've done- asked as many questions as we could, filled forms for a free assessment and that's it. DIAC website and a State migration website (we used SN 190 route) are all we used. Both being non-EU citizens on a temporary visas in the UK, we've got everything from State sponsorship to a final grant just under 5 months. Even if you decide to use migration agents, they will ask you to prepare important docs such as reference letters yourself. We've got a quote from one agency and when we read preliminary contract- we have to do everything by ourselves. I read all possible documents from DIAC website, called/e-mailed to assessment bodies or DIAC whenever we needed, and based on their instruction submitted everything online.

    Q3- I am an Accountant myself (without any experience though, got a degree in the UK, didn't able to get any accountant job ever since), and right now looking for an entry-level bookkeeping or AP/AR role, so from my research I need to learn Aus tax and Payroll and accounting software (MYOB), and how to prepare a Business Activity Statement. Don't know about CIMA/CPA yet, or management accountants roles as I am too inexperienced in accounting to consider this.

     

     

    Hope this helps!

     

    Good luck :)

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    I think I agree with Lazy Cow tbh!Surely if you have had to chip away at your wife for years,she's obviously not been that keen???You either want to go or you don't!I know myself (Yes I'm also a wife lol)if my husband nagged or had to chip away at me for years about something,he would of actually wasted his time.I either want to do something or I don't,there are no in betweens.Not for me anyway!I do hope if you do go,your wife settles?I have read a few posts over the years on this forum and others of "I only came to Oz because I was following my husbands/wifes dream and now I am returning to the UK"Please......for your own sake,ensure this is something you both want,or you could live to regret it.

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    Guest nic8764

    Hi, thanks for all the responses.

     

    I have always wanted to go to Oz since being on a military exchange in Brisbane for 4 months several years ago (my wife and children came over for 3 weeks and loved it). I think because I am in the army the decision was always a 'long way off' for my wife but the decision is now getting closer. We have moved around alot in our 15 years of marriage and sometimes due to the locations we have been long distances away from family and friends. We have got used to that and I think the experiences we have had would be of benefit to us if we were to go to Oz. The 'chipping away' part was perhaps the wrong term to use!! I just meant that at least we can now sit down and discuss the decision properly.

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