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Wow - am I gald I have found this board! I think it is going to be a life saver in the months going forward. I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself.

My husband and I are applying for a 138 (family sponsored skilled) visa and we are "going it alone" i.e. no agent. I have just submitted my skills / degrees to be assessed by VETASSESS and are hoping to have our application in before the 1 Sep rule change. Not sure if I am smoking my socks or not, but I am going to try.

Both my husband and I are South Africans that left SA in 2000 and have been living on an island in the Caribbean for the last 7 years. We LOVE it here, but understand that we need to think about our long term future and the education of our 4 year old (who was born here). So Auz is a necessity.

We will probably be settling in Perth, but have yet to make that decision final. We would like to arrive sometime late next year, so that our child can start Grade 1 in Jan 2009.

These are all "ideals", but we have to have something to work towards.

So - Hi !!!

Looking forward to "talking" to you all over the months to come !

Cheers!

Nicky

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Wow - am I gald I have found this board! I think it is going to be a life saver in the months going forward. I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself.

My husband and I are applying for a 138 (family sponsored skilled) visa and we are "going it alone" i.e. no agent. I have just submitted my skills / degrees to be assessed by VETASSESS and are hoping to have our application in before the 1 Sep rule change. Not sure if I am smoking my socks or not, but I am going to try.

Both my husband and I are South Africans that left SA in 2000 and have been living on an island in the Caribbean for the last 7 years. We LOVE it here, but understand that we need to think about our long term future and the education of our 4 year old (who was born here). So Auz is a necessity.

We will probably be settling in Perth, but have yet to make that decision final. We would like to arrive sometime late next year, so that our child can start Grade 1 in Jan 2009.

These are all "ideals", but we have to have something to work towards.

So - Hi !!!

Looking forward to "talking" to you all over the months to come !

Cheers!

Nicky

Hi Nicky

Welcome to the forum - I am fairly new myself. Like you we left SA a few years ago and have been in Ireland but have missed the weather every day we have been here. Hence the decision to give Oz a go. We are trying for the 457 visa as my OH is over age and it seems the easiest route to get started.

I discovered the forums a couple of months ago and they really are helpful. There are a couple of others - Go Matilda and British Expats. Even though you may not be British, there is lots of info on their site.

Hope all goes well for you.

Jill

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Nicki,

Well done for going it alone. All you need is a fairly good understanding of English, and the Australian Immigration web site. Obviously you need the points (for skilled).

Perhaps you can sail to Sydney harbour, and rent a mooring?

Good luck,

Simba

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Dear Nix,

Welcome to the forum.

Please note that I moved your original post to the Foyer. Hope you don't mind!

Good luck with the move.

Lovies, Pippa! X

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Hi Nix,

Good luck with everything - shout if you have questions!

Cheers

Ajay

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