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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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  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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      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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  • 5 Most Recent Posts

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    • SDTCPT
      Hi ChrisH.   We applied on 11/04/2020. We went for our Citizenship Interview and Test on 14/10/2020 (The interview itself was not that long for us. If I remember correctly they just checked the documents that I submitted, I got asked 2 or 3 questions by the agent. Then I went to do the test. Took all of maybe 15 minutes.) I think it took maybe 1 to 3 days after the test for it to show Approved on the Immi.gov.au website (We got a letter in the mail confirming the approval some time later. Not sure when.) Then on 30/11/2020 we received invitations for the Australia Day ceremony.   So all in all from the day we applied to the day of our ceremony it will be about 9 and a half months.
    • ChrisH
      As a software developer, you'll find work pretty easily.   The borders aren't shut to citizens or people with permanent residency so you'd be able to come if you get your visas.   I don't think we're paranoid about it at all, relatively speaking people in both countries have been able to continue with life as if there is no virus because of the precautions taken by our respective governments.   On buying a house, I wouldn't be putting down any roots in South Africa.  Get your visa and get into Australia as soon as you can.
    • ChrisH
      Awesome, congrats!  How long did this take from the day you applied for citizenship?
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      Hi.
       
      I hope you dont mind me messaging you direct? I have noticed people always get the best answers/advice from you.
       
      I understand the holdup with COVID-19. My wife has accepted a job in Brisbane. We just hoping this all clears so we can get over there soon.
      If all goes well and according to plan and we are fortunate to move over, I need to convert my trade.
       
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