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Me and my wife have been granted 175 sub class Visa of Australia. Is it required to get the visa labels stamped on our passports?

If so, do we need to get it done in India? or can we get the stamps done in OZ after reaching there?

Many thanks in advance


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No, it's not required as all your visa details is held by immigration and therefore accessible to the immigration officer at point of entry. Immigration will sometimes advise you to get a label as in countries where they cannot check your visa status, you may experience trouble boarding your flight.

You can get a label at any Australian consulate in or outside Australia. If you have time, get the label as you will be required to show it on numerous occasions whilst in Australia. For e.g, if you apply for a driving license, open a bank account, apply for a rental property, you will be asked to show your visa label, so best to get it before you arrive if you have time.
 

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No, it's not required as all your visa details is held by immigration and therefore accessible to the immigration officer at point of entry. Immigration will sometimes advise you to get a label as in countries where they cannot check your visa status, you may experience trouble boarding your flight.

You can get a label at any Australian consulate in or outside Australia. If you have time, get the label as you will be required to show it on numerous occasions whilst in Australia. For e.g, if you apply for a driving license, open a bank account, apply for a rental property, you will be asked to show your visa label, so best to get it before you arrive if you have time.
Hello Maz,

Thank you for your reply.

I believe you are in Perth. I am coming to Perth on 2 Jul 2012. Can you please give me some information regarding how to find initial accommodation.

When I land in Perth, I want to stay in a hotel for 2 to 3 days and then check the sharing accommodation and once I find a suitable one I will take it.

I would like to stay near St George Terrace area in Perth as my office is located there.

Can you please throw some light on my requirement?

Many thanks in advance.

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Its not mandatory but is strongly recommended....
Its a no hassle, 3 day process so you might as well get it done..
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Me and my wife have been granted 175 sub class Visa of Australia. Is it required to get the visa labels stamped on our passports?

If so, do we need to get it done in India? or can we get the stamps done in OZ after reaching there?

Many thanks in advance


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Hello Maz,

Thank you for your reply.

I believe you are in Perth. I am coming to Perth on 2 Jul 2012. Can you please give me some information regarding how to find initial accommodation.

When I land in Perth, I want to stay in a hotel for 2 to 3 days and then check the sharing accommodation and once I find a suitable one I will take it.

I would like to stay near St George Terrace area in Perth as my office is located there.

Can you please throw some light on my requirement?

Many thanks in advance.

Regards,
Vickey.
I lived on Adelaide terrace when I first arrived and I can tell you that it costs an absolute fortune to stay there. I can't really comment on the availability of shared accommodation in that area as I took up an apartment on my own.

However, a standard 2-bed rents for about $700 a week in the city, so half of that would be $350, which is the cost of a 2/3-bed house in the suburbs. Depending on your budget, it might make better sense to just rent something on your own or share in the suburbs. Provided you live close to a train station or a bus stop, you can be in the city in about 15 - 30 minutes. Transport service is regular in the peak hours, so you won't have any issues to get around.

I moved to the suburbs a month ago and even with transport cost, I am still far better off than I was living in the city. I'm probably not the best person to ask for advice about living in the city - it was fun during the first few weeks but the novelty wore off very quickly and I could not wait to move.

Have a look around when you arrive and then decide but don't choose the city simply because you work there - you won't even be able to pull a sickie without worrying whether you're going to bump into your boss in the supermarket!
 

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I lived on Adelaide terrace when I first arrived and I can tell you that it costs an absolute fortune to stay there. I can't really comment on the availability of shared accommodation in that area as I took up an apartment on my own.

However, a standard 2-bed rents for about $700 a week in the city, so half of that would be $350, which is the cost of a 2/3-bed house in the suburbs. Depending on your budget, it might make better sense to just rent something on your own or share in the suburbs. Provided you live close to a train station or a bus stop, you can be in the city in about 15 - 30 minutes. Transport service is regular in the peak hours, so you won't have any issues to get around.

I moved to the suburbs a month ago and even with transport cost, I am still far better off than I was living in the city. I'm probably not the best person to ask for advice about living in the city - it was fun during the first few weeks but the novelty wore off very quickly and I could not wait to move.

Have a look around when you arrive and then decide but don't choose the city simply because you work there - you won't even be able to pull a sickie without worrying whether you're going to bump into your boss in the supermarket!
Hello Maz,

Thank you very much for your detailed explanation.

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I lived on Adelaide terrace when I first arrived and I can tell you that it costs an absolute fortune to stay there. I can't really comment on the availability of shared accommodation in that area as I took up an apartment on my own.

However, a standard 2-bed rents for about $700 a week in the city, so half of that would be $350, which is the cost of a 2/3-bed house in the suburbs. Depending on your budget, it might make better sense to just rent something on your own or share in the suburbs. Provided you live close to a train station or a bus stop, you can be in the city in about 15 - 30 minutes. Transport service is regular in the peak hours, so you won't have any issues to get around.

I moved to the suburbs a month ago and even with transport cost, I am still far better off than I was living in the city. I'm probably not the best person to ask for advice about living in the city - it was fun during the first few weeks but the novelty wore off very quickly and I could not wait to move.

Have a look around when you arrive and then decide but don't choose the city simply because you work there - you won't even be able to pull a sickie without worrying whether you're going to bump into your boss in the supermarket!
Hi Maz,

Thanks for your reply to Vickey's question. Me and my family have also received a 175 grant and needed following clarifications:

1) May be a silly question to start with - Is there any issue with security in Perth, Sydney or Melbourne. Whis is the better city in terms of security point of view. Whether living in suburbs will increase security concerns?

2) Cost of living in Perth - I know we have a seperate thread on cost of living figures but I didn't find much information on cost of living in Perth. Do you think a familay of 3 (me, wife and 2 year old daughter) can survive on 4000 AUD?

Thanks in advance for your clarification.

Regards
 
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