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ANY advice on where to start the process of applying for visa's etc would be most appreciated.

We're currently living in Scotland and would like to move to Australia. My hubby is a Agricultural / Heavy Plant Mechanic/Fitter (not qualified but with 20+ years of doing the job in the UK) and I'm a Medical Administrator, again with 17 years experience in the NHS.

Hubby is 41, I'm 38 and we have 3 children that would come with us, aged 10, 6 and 9 weeks ! Our eldest daughter is 19 and would remain in the UK as she is training to be a paramedic and already lives with my parents in southern England to do this in Oxfordshire.

We have booked tickets for the Expo emigration show in Glasgow in March - thought this was a good place to be able to talk to lots of experts and get all the advice we possibly can.

We did look in to this, this time last year, but then I fell pregnant, so we shelved it - at the time whichever visa specialists it was (can't remember now) said we had enough points to get whichever visa it was we needed.

Info on anything and everything would be so helpful .... costs of shipping furniture, has anyone shipped out horses (we have 1 definitely, possibly 2 that would be coming with us). Also, the different areas - we're not really 'cosmolitan city' people, living in rural Aberdeenshire, so would prefer an area where we could live 'out of the city' and yet be within driving distance.

We're hoping to have our house sold this spring and then go out there for a month to check out 2 or 3 'areas'.

Take it we'd need medicals and police checks (I already have advanced CRB clearance done just recently to renew my out of date one) - what other checks are done etc ?

HELP !!!!!

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ANY advice on where to start the process of applying for visa's etc would be most appreciated.

We're currently living in Scotland and would like to move to Australia. My hubby is a Agricultural / Heavy Plant Mechanic/Fitter (not qualified but with 20+ years of doing the job in the UK) and I'm a Medical Administrator, again with 17 years experience in the NHS.

Hubby is 41, I'm 38 and we have 3 children that would come with us, aged 10, 6 and 9 weeks ! Our eldest daughter is 19 and would remain in the UK as she is training to be a paramedic and already lives with my parents in southern England to do this in Oxfordshire.

We have booked tickets for the Expo emigration show in Glasgow in March - thought this was a good place to be able to talk to lots of experts and get all the advice we possibly can.

We did look in to this, this time last year, but then I fell pregnant, so we shelved it - at the time whichever visa specialists it was (can't remember now) said we had enough points to get whichever visa it was we needed.

Info on anything and everything would be so helpful .... costs of shipping furniture, has anyone shipped out horses (we have 1 definitely, possibly 2 that would be coming with us). Also, the different areas - we're not really 'cosmolitan city' people, living in rural Aberdeenshire, so would prefer an area where we could live 'out of the city' and yet be within driving distance.

We're hoping to have our house sold this spring and then go out there for a month to check out 2 or 3 'areas'.

Take it we'd need medicals and police checks (I already have advanced CRB clearance done just recently to renew my out of date one) - what other checks are done etc ?

HELP !!!!!

Vicky
Hi Vicky,
When & where is the Expo in Glasgow in March ??.



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It's at the SEC on the 13th and 14th March as the SECC

We've book the premier lodge at the airport for the Saturday night, so that we can make the most of the weekend, as to far to travel and do it all in one day from Aberdeen really.
 

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hi vicky

you are staring in the right place going emigrate, make sure you speak to as many people as possible (you and your husband do different things if necessary).

we went last year and chose our agent there (Darren Chat of Visa-go) but we also met a lot of australians there who could give us extra info on areas to live, schools etc etc

good luck
 

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That's good to know ELH, thank you. Will write down that name and visa peeps you used and try and seek them out, as looking at your timeline they got you sorted in no time really.

I'm really confused about the different lists, the Critical list and the other two, as hubby's profession seem to be on all of them ?
 

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I'm really confused about the different lists, the Critical list and the other two, as hubby's profession seem to be on all of them ?
Its good news if you're on all of them

MODL and skills in demand work out how many points you get

Critical Skills List (CSL) decides if you get priority processing or not

we were on them all too and as you say it's worked well for us.

we certainly recommend our agent, we met several at the show and just felt happier with him and felt his approach suited us. the Agents all took our details there and then sent us quotes afterwards
 

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have a look at the sticky threads. it has various thread, from useful links to cost of licing.
alternatively search the forum for agent, areas etc and you will get most of the info you want.

wish you luck
 

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Hi there,

Welcome to the forum.

Going to an expo is a great start. There should be various migration agents there, financial companies etc etc etc.

So, what you need to do is check through the stickies at the top of the forum page (as Anj suggested). There you will find links to DIAC and all the available visa types and their requirements/obligations. Also, you will need to find out if either your job or your OH's job is on the SOL (Skilled Occupation List).

As far as shipping horses over, well let me put it this way - we paid nearly £3000 to ship our pooch over (that is including all fees from UK and Australia). I dread to think how much a horse would cost, let alone two. I'm not sure whether there would be specialist shippers for horses but you can find pet carrier info in the sticky "A list of things you need to do before you emigrate" which you'll find at the top of the forum page.

Here are a few companies I've just googled that specifically deal with horses:

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emigrate show

Hi guys, my husband and I are thinking of moving to canada with our 3 children and we were wondering what the next dates are for the Emigrate show in glasgow, where it is and how to purchase tickets.

Any comments welcome
 

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Hi guys, my husband and I are thinking of moving to canada with our 3 children and we were wondering what the next dates are for the Emigrate show in glasgow, where it is and how to purchase tickets.

Any comments welcome


Hi and welcome

The show is not advertised in here I would suggest you use google or keep checking your local papers.

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hi

ANY advice on where to start the process of applying for visa's etc would be most appreciated.

We're currently living in Scotland and would like to move to Australia. My hubby is a Agricultural / Heavy Plant Mechanic/Fitter (not qualified but with 20+ years of doing the job in the UK) and I'm a Medical Administrator, again with 17 years experience in the NHS.

Hubby is 41, I'm 38 and we have 3 children that would come with us, aged 10, 6 and 9 weeks ! Our eldest daughter is 19 and would remain in the UK as she is training to be a paramedic and already lives with my parents in southern England to do this in Oxfordshire.

We have booked tickets for the Expo emigration show in Glasgow in March - thought this was a good place to be able to talk to lots of experts and get all the advice we possibly can.

We did look in to this, this time last year, but then I fell pregnant, so we shelved it - at the time whichever visa specialists it was (can't remember now) said we had enough points to get whichever visa it was we needed.

Info on anything and everything would be so helpful .... costs of shipping furniture, has anyone shipped out horses (we have 1 definitely, possibly 2 that would be coming with us). Also, the different areas - we're not really 'cosmolitan city' people, living in rural Aberdeenshire, so would prefer an area where we could live 'out of the city' and yet be within driving distance.

We're hoping to have our house sold this spring and then go out there for a month to check out 2 or 3 'areas'.

Take it we'd need medicals and police checks (I already have advanced CRB clearance done just recently to renew my out of date one) - what other checks are done etc ?

HELP !!!!!

Vicky
Hi Vicky, talk to a chap called John, he runs an immigration agency called immigrate2oz
 
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