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  1. Immigration

    1. General Discussion on Immigration

      For all general discussion specifically related to immigration. Post in this thread if you looking for various opinions and advice.

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    2. Questions on Immigration

      For asking a question specifically on immigrating to Australia. Post here if you are looking for an exact answer to a specific question.

      Ask a question here and get an answer. Note that answers are not in Chronological order but the post that best answers the question appears at top of the thread. 

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    3. Discussion specifically on applying for visas

      For specifically discussing everything regarding applying for a visa!  Post in this thread if you looking for various opinions and advice.

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    4. Questions related to applying for a visa

      For asking a question specifically on the visa application process.  Post here if you lare ooking for an exact answer to a specific question.

      Ask a question here and get an answer. Note that answers are not in Chronological order but the post that best answers the question appears at top of the thread.

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    5. Discussion on LSD Trips & Arrivals

      For discussing Look, See & Decide trips and those needs for when you arrive.

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    6. Settling In

      Now that we've arrived, what do we need to know?

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    7. Coffee Clubs

      For our immigrants-in-waiting to get together and share triumphs and frustrations.

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    8. Schools & Education

      ... because it's for our kids that we came here, right?

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    9. Going Back?

      yes, there are some of us who "verlang" too much, and return home ...

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  2. Discussions

    1. Foyer

      Just joined? Please let us know a little about who you are and how we can be of service.

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    2. General

      Want to bounce an idea or question today? You've come to the right place!

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    3. Events

      What's on the social calendar for South Africans in Australia?

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    4. Communities

      Want to share ideas with the folks in your home town? This is where it's at. If you don't find your city or town here, drop us a line in Technical -> Forum Help and we'll consider adding it :)

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    5. Money!

      .. makes-the-world-go-round-the-world-go-round, anything you'd care to ask or share about personal finances, taxes, retirement, or any other money matters

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    6. Home and Hearth

      Have some recipes to share? Found a shop that sells Mrs. Balls? Share your homemaking ideas here.

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    7. Health and Wellness

      Whether Baby Boomer or concerned parent, this topic is always of interest, and even more so in a new country!

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    8. Ladies' Lounge

      For the ladies only (21+). Contact a hostess for access.

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    9. The Men's Shed

      For the men only (21+). Contact a host for access.

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    10. Spiritual Life

      Emigration is not always easy. Share your spiritual support here.

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    11. Lost-n-Found

      Lost contact with a friend or family member? Let us know, maybe someone else knows them too!

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    12. Places of Interest

      Articles posted by "locals" to entice you to attractions across Australia.

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    13. Journals

      Undercover writer? How about sharing some of your experiences with us? Post your stories here!

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    14. Travel

      Planning to "go home" for a visit? Come here to discuss airlines, flight tickets or impressions of your travels.

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    15. Funnies

      Because South Africans have a sense of humour too!

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  3. Advertising

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      Have something to sell, to rent ... or give away? Looking for something?

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    2. KuierKoerier©

      Need to get something sent to South Africa, or brought to Australia? Advertise here!

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  4. Employment

    1. Queries, Tips and News

      What's it like to work in Australia? Want to share good ideas and tips?

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    2. Networking

      Look in here for hidden job markets, networking and advice from folks already in Australia!

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    3. Looking

      I am looking for a job ...

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    4. Offering

      We are looking for someone to ...

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    5. Business

      Everything you need to know about establising and running a business in Australia.

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  5. News from South Africa

    1. General

      Any little tidbit you want to share.

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    2. Sport

      What are the Bokke up to now ?

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  6. Technical

    1. Forum Help

      Having problems? Ask a question and hopefully get an answer! Answers are not in Chronological order but the best answer is at the top of the thread. 

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    2. Computers and Internet

      Any questions or comments you may have of a REALLY technical nature.

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    3. Announcements

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  • Recent Status Updates

    • forrie

      forrie  »  SD_MOA

      Hi Stephen
      Thanks to your response about a recent question of mine related to cancer.
      Could you please have a look at my post below. 
      When you apply for 190, do they only look at the years deemed skill on the Vetassess?
      VETASSESS only included some of the years I worked based on the docs submitted (so I will have to do a new assessment with new proof if I want all my last 10 years worked  included....)
      Regards johan
       
       
       
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    • Ney

      Ney  »  SD_MOA

      Good day,
       
      I was wondering if you could help me out with some information. I want to migrate to Australia hopefully next year or whenever is soonest but I am a bit overwhelmed with all the information out there and where to start.
      I have a degree from Monash South Africa from when it was still under Monash Australia (BSc double major in Communications & media and Marketing) meaning i have both South African and Australian certificates for my undergrad. Is this something I can utilize? Judging from just this what would be the best visa to apply for?
      I would also like to know how much are your agent costs.

      Thank you in advance.
      Ney
      · 2 replies
    • janey1509

      janey1509  »  Elna57

      We have finally been asked to proceed with the AOS, medicals etc (143 visa).  We have completed the Form 80 as requested but not sure how to get it to them.  Must I scan each page and email it to them together with the Police Clearance or can I send it all by courier?  Perhaps I need an Immi account? Thanks for any assistance you can offer. 
      · 3 replies
    • bernadette24

      bernadette24  »  Elna57

      Hi Elna, i have just been granted my visa 143 today. Thank you so much for all your advice. Very much appreciated. Travel outside Australia is unlimited until June 2024. However i would like to know what is the maximum time i can spend out of the country after that date? Thank you
      · 0 replies
    • Leroy

      Leroy  »  Hugo2

      Hi Hugo

      I came across your name on the forums and I am hoping you can provide some guidance.
       
      My wife and I would like to initiate the process to financially immigrate from South Africa. I have provided some more information regarding our situation below. 
       
      We immigrated to Australia on a 189 PR visa in August 2018
      I have been employed since November here in Australia, my wife is on home duties. 
      We both have Mercantile bank accounts which we have been using to transfer ZAR to AUD through Rand Rescue. (I am happy to close these if going through FNB is easier)
      We both have retirement annuities with PPS investments (roughly R250 000 total)
      We both have cheque accounts with FNB, I also have a credit card with FNB. 
      We have a joint bank account with Commonwealth Bank in AUS. 
       
      I approached one or two financial immigration agents, however that would cost me nearly 10% of my investment in fees. So I am hoping to tackle the process myself. 

      If you have any advice you could possibly give on the process and the way forward it would be greatly appreciated.

      Lastly as it is almost tax season in South Africa, should we proceed with submitting a final tax return to SARS? We were both employed up and till end July 2018. 
       
      Kind regards
      Leroy & Claudia du Plessis
      · 2 replies
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