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Hi All

Another newbie here. My wife got offered a job in sydney and is about to fly there this week on a 457 visa. I will follow with our two boys (8 and 11) in mid November. Very excited...but also very nervous. Big change and also worried about the risk associated with the 457 visa. Gonna keep the faith that everything will work out.

So much to research and organize. New schools...new work for me...shipping our stuff...etc. This site seems to have tons of info which is very helpful :) ... going to be posting lots of questions. Biggest two worries for me are the kid's schooling and me getting work. The kids both struggle at school.....but from what I can see on this site the schools seem to cater for all kids which makes me feel a bit better. Hopefully it will help having my wife there before we get there since she can do some reseach. Work should be ok, since the field I am in seems to still be in demand (Cisco CCIE). Will see how it goes.

Anyway, just thought I'll do a short introduction. Can't wait to get on the plane :)

Martin

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Welcome to the forum Martin, and congrats to your wife on the 457. Not many people having this opportunity lately. Yes there are risks, but isn't life one big gamble ? Give it a go, I doubt you'll regret it.

Good luck with your plans

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Congrats and good luck. We are in the same boat. We are leaving for Sydney end of September also with our boys (6 and 1.5 years old).

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Congrats! Welcome and good luck with everything before you all go over and to your wife leaving soon!

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Exciting times. We will hopefully getting our butts to Sydney sometime early 2014. See you there!!!

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Hey guys - congrats and good luck!

We are still in the sourcing sponsorship stage, and the whole endeavour is frightening to say the least, but there is a large support group here and in Oz. Know that you are not alone and just work towards that PR asap!

You may want to join the Facebook group - 457s in Oz to help with your transition.

Stay strong and all the best! :ilikeit:

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welcome and congrats.

Maybe check if there's an office nearby, but check in with Dimension Data that side - they have careers online but also send your CV in. They're a cisco vendor so you never know.

Good luck!

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