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Just had my 176 Family sponsored visa excepted!

Dear XXXXXX
I am pleased to advise that your application for a Class VE, subclass 176 Skilled - Sponsored visa was approved on 09 November 2009 and visas granted to the following applicants:


Now I have a question, it says I must enter Australia no later than 28 October 2010.

If I am not ready to move, i.e. house not sold etc, can I fly over there and get my passport stamped, and then fly back to the UK for say another 3-6-12 months i.e. till the house has sold?

As the grant letter does not say anything about this.

Thanks, and god the stress of 2 years of waiting is now over.
 

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First of all Congrat.....

Yes you can.
one of my friend did like that. he went to perth and chop the stamp and come back to Sri Lanka.
 

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Congratulations...

Please update your Time line. When did you get your CO? and When did you Apply?

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Congratulations :cheer2:

Yes, you can fly over to get your PP stamped (it's simply the entry stamp) and then you have 5 yrs to move over after that. You can fly in and out the same day if you want.

Just had my 176 Family sponsored visa excepted!

Dear XXXXXX
I am pleased to advise that your application for a Class VE, subclass 176 Skilled - Sponsored visa was approved on 09 November 2009 and visas granted to the following applicants:


Now I have a question, it says I must enter Australia no later than 28 October 2010.

If I am not ready to move, i.e. house not sold etc, can I fly over there and get my passport stamped, and then fly back to the UK for say another 3-6-12 months i.e. till the house has sold?

As the grant letter does not say anything about this.

Thanks, and god the stress of 2 years of waiting is now over.
 

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Just had my 176 Family sponsored visa excepted!

Dear XXXXXX
I am pleased to advise that your application for a Class VE, subclass 176 Skilled - Sponsored visa was approved on 09 November 2009 and visas granted to the following applicants:


Now I have a question, it says I must enter Australia no later than 28 October 2010.

If I am not ready to move, i.e. house not sold etc, can I fly over there and get my passport stamped, and then fly back to the UK for say another 3-6-12 months i.e. till the house has sold?

As the grant letter does not say anything about this.

Thanks, and god the stress of 2 years of waiting is now over.
Congrtatulations...........!
 

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That's great news - congratulations! :clap2:
 

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Thanks guys,

It feels like a massive weight has been lifted, now all I need to do is save as much as I can, sell the property and book my flights.

As well as my family understanding that this is what I want, as I'm moving out there solo, with parents etc. staying in the UK.

Also, I've updated the time line (couldn't edit my original post, so I had to make a new one).

http://www.expatforum.com/expats/au...add-your-visa-timeline-here-9.html#post205331
 

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Thanks guys,

It feels like a massive weight has been lifted, now all I need to do is save as much as I can, sell the property and book my flights.

As well as my family understanding that this is what I want, as I'm moving out there solo, with parents etc. staying in the UK.

Also, I've updated the time line (couldn't edit my original post, so I had to make a new one).

http://www.expatforum.com/expats/au...add-your-visa-timeline-here-9.html#post205331

First of all, Congratulations to you for getting the Visa.

If I were to be in your situation, I would book flights for 2-3 weeks holiday in Australia and start applying for Jobs from my home country. I would advice the consultants about my arrival date and take final interviews in Australia, and try to get a job offer there. If I get a good job offer, I would move back to Australia within 2-3 months time. To sell home and other property you can hire a trusted real-estate agent and come back home only to sign the final deal.

I suggest you to make use of Visa-Validation trip to take as many interviews as possible and get a job offer (with a option to join after 3-4 months time). Even if you don't get a job offer, you will at least have hand full of employer and consultant contacts whom you can contact later...
 

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Great news, congratulations!!!

Dolly
 

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Congrats to you on getting Visa.
Let you have a good start in Australia
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Hari999999
...................................................................................................................................My Time Line
Agent applied April 2007
TRA Positive September 2007
IELTS Pased January 2008
Applied Visa 175 April 2008 (Paper visa MODL, CSL ,)
Received File no: November 2008
Got CO and Medicals July 2009
MEDICALS and PCC finalized July 30th 2009
Waiting for Visa.???
 

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HI

congratulations :)
 

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I'm a new comer-please help

Hi there,

Wow you must feel thrilled!! I can only dream about how you feel. I would love some help from all you people out there who have done it, or are doing it. I am applying for permanent residency visa in February; it is so expensive and finances have been hard. I am married with a 4 year old called Ozzy! We were all on 'Wanted Down Under' earlier this year, what an experience!

I spent my formative years in Aus until the age of 14, but was never made an oz citizen, I was bought back against my wishes and have been here ever since. Now in my 40's, I have discovered my dad in Brisbane who i thought may be dead, had not seen him for 36 yrs, untill BBC re-united us! Now I need to go back, the time is right. My husband is very very apprehensive and scared he won't like it (he loved it when we visited, but not sure for good). He is worried like you say he won't get work, and the Australians will get priority over any Britts, even with with the right qualifications. Any how he is doing it for me; I am a nurse with many specialist qualifications and working towards my Masters degree and mark is 36, a carpenter and builder and runs his own small business.

I have a million questions, but will do it in small bursts, I can talk for England!. Firstly what do you or anybody else think about doing the visa yourself or getting an agent? money is tight, but it appears they help you through the process so much, and make it much easier. Also is the process still 12-18 months from start to finish? People seem to be getting them through quicker at the moment.
I better leave it there for now, as you will be bored with my chatter LOL.

Look forward to hearing from you, or anyone who can help,





Just had my 176 Family sponsored visa excepted!

Dear XXXXXX
I am pleased to advise that your application for a Class VE, subclass 176 Skilled - Sponsored visa was approved on 09 November 2009 and visas granted to the following applicants:


Now I have a question, it says I must enter Australia no later than 28 October 2010.

If I am not ready to move, i.e. house not sold etc, can I fly over there and get my passport stamped, and then fly back to the UK for say another 3-6-12 months i.e. till the house has sold?

As the grant letter does not say anything about this.

Thanks, and god the stress of 2 years of waiting is now over.
 

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Hi Hillrob, I suggest you start a new thread, that way everyone see's your thread, in here only the ones interested in the subject line of the thread will open it.

I suggest you using an agent as you hardly have time to waste, being in your 40's, you dont really have the luxury of time :)

lot of people do it on their own, many like me use an agent, both are fine but end of the day you should be well read, you should know what the agent is doing and what you need to do next. good thing about using an agent is, they know (almost) the ins and outs and what shud be done for what situation, if you do it on your own, there are many who share their experience here but again in your case you are short of time.

Karen, another mod here, was in her early 40's as well when they moved over and did it with the help of an agent for the very reason.

for anything else, give us a shout, i am sure someone or the other will get back :)

cheers
anj
 

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Thanks for that, very helpful (Ummm make me feel like an old ******!!!). I'm lucky my husband is much younger so he will be the lead applicant. I think agent is the way to go! talk again cheers!
 
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