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Very good info.

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Flat pack and save your shipping cartons. They come in really useful when you move again, not least because you can stack them high in the garage and unpack at your leisure.

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I did think of putting that on the list but some shipping companies want their boxes back!!!

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Wow! Thanks Dolly!

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This is Wonderful piece of information. Thanks Dolly.
I am planning to move to Sydney with my family in last week of June and have taken a print of all 4 parts and filed the same in a folder with other "important" documents. Its like a checklist that can be ticked off as we progress in the activities post migrating and settledown.

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Hi can someone guide me on the baggage allowed while migrating to australia under visa subclass 175

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it is 40 kgs each adult, 10 kg for infants. plus 7 kg hand luggage. this applies for first time travel post getting the visa. not sure if it applies for one way ticket or when one goes for validating. but you have to inform the flight/travel agent while booking the ticket about PR

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welcome to teh forum harjot
it is 40 kgs each adult, 10 kg for infants. plus 7 kg hand luggage. this applies for first time travel post getting the visa. not sure if it applies for one way ticket or when one goes for validating. but you have to inform the flight/travel agent while booking the ticket about PR

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Dolly - Wow. Great list and I applaud you for it.

I am currently working on a transfer with my company from the US to Sydney.

Three other items I would suggest for research:

1) If you have school age children make sure you understand the impact of your visa and any fees you may have to pay. In our case, if you are on a 457 visa, then in NSW you need to pay a $110 AUD application fee and a $4500 AUD/year supplemental fee per child.

2) LAFHA - You may be eligible for a Leave Away From Home Allowance. This can save you thousands if you maintain a permanent residence outside of Australia. My employer referred me to a company specializing in this.

3) Novated Lease - There is a tax advantage for this if you use your car primarily for work. Take note there is a minimum km/year requirement! While I may take advantage of this for the tax situation, my primary reason for pursuing this is due to the lack of credit I will have when I arrive in NSW. This way, my company takes the liability and I can choose a car that isn't 10 years old and beat up!

One suggestion for this thread. I see some slanting on this towards UK immigrants. There are special considerations you receive, such as medicare, that those of us in the States (Colonies?) do not enjoy. My employer is responsible for paying private insurance for my family as there is no reciprocity agreement between Australia and the US. Maybe this list could be modified to show key considerations for non-UK citizens, and some of the other state requirements?

In any case, you are giving me a great jump start!

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[QUOTE=Cyberchill;538533]Dolly - Wow. Great list and I applaud you for it.

I am currently working on a transfer with my company from the US to Sydney.

Three other items I would suggest for research:

1) If you have school age children make sure you understand the impact of your visa and any fees you may have to pay. In our case, if you are on a 457 visa, then in NSW you need to pay a $110 AUD application fee and a $4500 AUD/year supplemental fee per child.

2) LAFHA - You may be eligible for a Leave Away From Home Allowance. This can save you thousands if you maintain a permanent residence outside of Australia. My employer referred me to a company specializing in this.



Hi, could you tel me more about LAFHA..... and the company specialising in this, as I have been informed that I will not be able to claim this in Australia....only if you travel away from your home address in Oz, to work elsewhere in Ozzie.
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as a new entrant how much do i need to prepare for moving?
i have a friend in perth that i'll be staying with,there's a 2 b/r apartment waiting for me so i don't have to worry about the moving in costs..
but still as a newbie, i still worry should anything arise,i have work when i get there but still its better to be prepared for a battle..

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