ken&wendy

Hi folks - another new member

    Recommended Posts

    Just like to introduce ourselves - there's me, hubby Ken and two girls aged 11 and 10.

     

    Visa applied for April, so settling down for a long wait. Does anyone know if State Sponsored visas come through a bit quicker?

     

    We're planning on coming out for a rekkie once visa comes through (unfortunately we didn't have time to do this beforehand) and will probably be looking at Hallet Cove/Flagstaff Hill/Aberfoyle Park direction.

     

    Younger daughter not too keen on coming - other one can't get there quick enough - Ken & I just can't wait to get away from the typical English summer (It's freezing today and we're nearly in June!)

     

    Anyway - hello to you all there and hopefully this time next year we'll be with you!

    :)

    Wendy

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest Django

    Hello Wendy,

    Welcome to PIA. Can't help with the visa thing as we have a different visa. Enjoy the reckie. Hopefully your youngest will be won over by it.

     

    I know what you mean about the weather. I've had the heating on all weekend.:sad:

     

     

    Pete

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Thanks for the reply - we've resisted putting the heating on, but it sure was tempting. I'm sure Nicola will come around once she's been swimming with dolphins!

    Wendy

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest caoimhe

    Hi Wendy

    Welcome to PIA it's a get place to get all your questions answered

     

    My 10 year old wasn't happy about the move at the start but we told him we would go and give it 3 years and if he still hated it we would talk about coming back. I am confident that after 3 years of sun, playing at the beach during the week and everything else he won't want to come back. He is now happy to give it a go, tell her it's your families big adventure

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest dinawayneandkids

    hello great to see more new people like us on the web isn't this site great we too are hoping to go soon but the paper work seems to take ages and it's so frustratin' good luck dina

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest ali@51

    I know what you mean about the weather. I've had the heating on all weekend.:sad:

     

     

    Pete

     

     

    Awww what a shame Pete We went for a swim:biglaugh:

     

    Welcome to PIA it will go quicker than you think it took us 18 months to get it sorted and it only seems like yesterday we made the dicision and now we are here. My 8 year old didn't want to come either and now weve been here 10 day I wouldnt say she was extatic but she is starting to enjoy it and can't wait to get started at school. Good luck with the process.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Thanks for all your replies - it certainly is encouraging. We'll tell her anything if it helps - she's a stubborn wee monkey (doesn't get that from her mother though!). I'm sure the time will go much quicker that I imagine. I'm sure I'll have loads more questions for you all so watch this space.

     

    Wendy

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest jax

    Hi Wendy

     

    Our state nominated visa took almost a year to come through, but that was in 2006. Not sure if this helps or not! If you have an agent, they should be able to tell you how long visa apps are taking as they have an up to date list that they can look at. Good luck and will cross my fingers for you that it doesn't take too long! Also, don't worry about your daughter, I'm sure she will be fine. My daughter is 20 now and I've had a lot of if's but's and why's from her, but she is fine with it now.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    A year! I was hoping that being state sponsored might hurry things up a little. I know that last August they had 3 times as many applications as usual, so there's a bit longer wait because of that, but I guess I'll just have to learn to be patient. I'll ask my agent like you suggest. Wendy

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now