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Hi,

We are a family of four from Cape Town. Our kids are 3 and 6. We are interested in moving to either Sydney or Melbourne, largely because we are just fed up with wondering when violent crime is going to hit our family.

We have already got our passports, unabridged birth certificates and marriage certificate (what a nightmare). Now we want to get my husband's architecture degree assessed. We are having a slight problem in that the powers that be will only accept a cheque from an Australian bank, or a money order from the Post Office. How the hell do we go about that? :)

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Welcome to the forum!! You will find a wealth of info here.

We have recently sent off our Trade Assessment. We went to our local Absa with the print out showing the amount and to whom it must be paid and they issued an "Australian cheque" for the amount required and debit the rands from our account.

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The banks here give you a bankdraft which is in Australian dollars and s drawn against a bank in Australia. The terminology bank draft is foreign to other countries but they do accept it.

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Hello

And welcome, we too are from Cape Town and are having a get together soon. Details are to follow.

Good luck with your application.. just a warning though, prepare to wait.

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Hi and welcome!

Just be ware, I made enquiries and it takes 4 working days to get a bank draft, I'm with FNB Table View.

They also charge a commission.

good luck!

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Hi guys

Welcome to the forum. You will find plenty of assistance, info and moral support here. Well done for getting your stuff from Home Affairs. You may also want to book an IELTS test for your husband (and possibly yourself) as this will almost certainly be asked for, and there is quite a long waiting list.

Regards,

Scott

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Hi and welcome!

Just be ware, I made enquiries and it takes 4 working days to get a bank draft, I'm with FNB Table View.

They also charge a commission.

good luck!

I am also with FNB but i went into ABSA and paid cash and got it within the hour. All the other banks told me i had to wait a couple of days except ABSA :censored: and do exactly as TheB's pointed out. I had to take them proof of the amount that was required and to where it will be going. I used that first part of the TRA application form.

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Thanks Rodz, I will phone around here!

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Thanks everyone for the info. We will get hold of ABSA and see what we can do.

Did you tell them it was for immigration purposes as they are really touchy about that these days? Although I suppose it is rather obvious.

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Hi there

Welcome to the forum. I lived in the Cape for many years and my parents still live there. In many ways Sydney reminds me of the Cape.

I am sure you will find the forum very useful and as you have seen if you ask questions there is always someone else out there who has been there and done that and can help.

Good Luck and welcome

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Hi welkom op die forum.Jul gaan nog lekker baie vrae vra en almal is gewillig om te help.Ons is amper 10maande hier en n dogtertjie van net oor die 3.Het in Gordensbaai gebly teen die berg.Baie sterkte met jul besluit en planne vorentoe.Ons hoop al's sal vir jul mooi uitwerk volgens plan.Hou net moed.

Sterkte Allie en Urs

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