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Hi there everyone!

Time to get over my social anxiety and introduce our family:

Myself: Nikki (IT Database Specialist, casual horse riding)

Husband: Dom (IT Solutions Architect, competitive show jumping, biking)

Kayleigh: 9 yrs (horse riding, keyboard, karate, dancing)

Jaimie: 8 yrs (horse riding, guitar, karate, dancing)

We live in Cape Town, Durbanville. We have not made up our minds as where to live in Aus yet. Probably Melbourne. But we are still open to change. We have some friends in Sydney.

Which Visa: Skilled Independent 175 (because of the kids it is important to us to have Permanent Residency on arrival with regard to school fees and medicare)

Why Immigrate: I love our life here but have to think about a better future for the kids where they can grow up in a country that actually uses the tax money to provide services to all residents.

Why the title of 'Doing it again': We applied for immigration to Australia from the UK before. Visa got approved Nov 2003 but we just got back from the UK and due to a family crisis could not go to Aus before the entry period expired. NOW of course we can kick ourselves but hey, at the time it was the best thing for us to do. So now we are starting the process again.

That's all folks. I hope to make good friends on this forum as I think we are going to need a little bit of home and friendship on that side.

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Welcome Nikki; Dom; Kayleigh & Jaimie

Hope you find as much joy and info out of the forum as we are currently :whome:

Enjoy

Stranded

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A DBA and a Network designer in the same house? Must make for fun dinner times! :blink:

I once dated a programmer...just a heads-up...programmers and network engineers do not have anything in common other than they loathe eachother! :thumbdown:

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Hi Nikki, Dom, Kayleigh and Jaimie,

Welcome to the forum!

I think we may just be asking YOU for advice seeing as you've been there, done that!

Enjoy the ride...

zorba

:ilikeit:

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Hi there and welcome.

I am sure that either or both could get 457 sponsorship which would mean you could get here quicker and you might get acc, flights, moving costs etc paid by the company. You can always apply for PR once here.

Good Luck with your journey, you will find that Sydney has plenty of job opportunities for both of you if you head this way.

S

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Hi Legacy (all of you!),

Welcome to the forum!

I wonder, just out of interest, if there is some way that DIAC will see that they offered you a visa before and fast-track or approve yours in some easier fashion this time.

For your sakes, I hope that the process does go smoothly and quickly! All of the best.

Cheers,

TereMel

(One half horsey household!)

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Hi Legacy (all of you!),

Welcome to the forum!

I wonder, just out of interest, if there is some way that DIAC will see that they offered you a visa before and fast-track or approve yours in some easier fashion this time.

For your sakes, I hope that the process does go smoothly and quickly! All of the best.

Cheers,

TereMel

(One half horsey household!)

Thanks.

The previous time I have used an UK based agent. I have contacted him already to find out about a fast track option but he said that I would have to do it from scratch again. Pity but probably fair. And then he offered me his services again at GBP 1,200 excluding application fees!!! Eeeek!!

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A DBA and a Network designer in the same house? Must make for fun dinner times! :blink:

I once dated a programmer...just a heads-up...programmers and network engineers do not have anything in common other than they loathe eachother! :rolleyes:

Hehehe... Yeah I know most DBA's as well as Network Administrators tend to have the 'God' complex, thus the hatred between them and developers, but I'm way too much of a softy for that. That is why I moved out of the DBA arena a while ago into the Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse environment and are enjoying the specializing. Luckily my husband doesn't get too involved in the networking side; he needs to understand it as it's part of the proposed IT solution but does not do the administration himself. We try our best to adhere to the general rule of no shop talk at home.

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