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  1. Visas and immigration
    I was a previous S Pass holder in Singapore (2011 - 2014). Currently live in Australia since 2015. Applied for on shore spouse visa in November 2018. I thought I would be requested to get COC immediately. So in September 2018, I went to VIC police station to get my fingerprints taken. I had...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hey to whoever reads this! My partner and I were looking to apply for the De-Facto Partner visa from outside of Australia. We were worried we don't have enough evidence to be able to apply for the visa and to get it approved, so if anyone out there could read this and give us some advice, that...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hey! Just in case anyone wanted to know the process of application or hear any updates, here's mine. I applied for 461 in July 2017, onshore, on paper and by myself (no agent). I included everything except police clearance and medical checks, as those only last 12 months and I wasn't sure how...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hi! Does anyone have a good shipping company to recommend from Melbourne to Singapore? I’m looking for a company that: 1) Can be trusted – I want to know that my items are in safe hands. I have some expensive furniture and don’t want them damaged in any way. 2) Is affordable – Doesn’t have to be...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi friends, I have found this space very helpfull so far and hope i can get this sorted as well. I am an Singapore PR, currently living in Sydney on 457 visa and ABOUT to apply for my 189 PR for Australia. All necessary documents are ready. I need to get Singapore COC. 1) can i only apply...
  6. International Travel
    A new visa option has been announced to boost tourism and business ties between Australia and Singapore. Citizens of Singapore will have exclusive access to a new long term, multiple entry visa option from the beginning of 2018, making it easier to travel to Australia for business and pleasure...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Increasing costs, especially for medical cover, are affecting retired British expats in Australia, with some speaking out about having to leave the country as a result. Retired British expats in Australia receive their state pensions but they are not increased in line with inflation as they are...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Two new visa initiatives are being introduced that will enhance tourism, youth mobility and business links between Australia and Singapore. The new visa arrangements have been developed as part of the Australia-Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and the two countries have agreed to...
  9. New member introductions
    Hi All, I am from Sri Lanka currently working and living in Singapore. I am currently waiting for the out come of the 309 application for the partner migration visa category. It has been 1 1/2 months since I have logged the application. Hence its a wait I thought of sharing my experience...
  10. Visas and immigration
    The Chinese are leading the list of foreign property investors in Australia with strong demand for real estate also coming from the United States, Singapore and Malaysia. Foreigners buying real estate is a controversial subject in Australia with concerns being voiced that in the residential...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Not everyone who moves to Australia wants to become an Australian citizen, but for those who do it is not always a decision that happens quickly. Sometimes, it can be a life event that prompts the urge to become a citizen. But for Rachel Low of Singapore, it took 30 years for her to make up her...
  12. New member introductions
    Hello everyone, Moving to Australia has always been on my mind for the benefit of my kids. :D I am from Singapore and I graduated from Curtin University, WA in 1997 :o. I have worked in the banking sector in Singapore for 15 years. Currently thinking of slowing down to spend more time with...
  13. Jobs and work
    If you are considering moving to, or working in Singapore then follow this thread and ask questions here. I have lots of advice on working in Singapore and daily life here. You can follow us on Twitter (gatewaysing) and on Gateway Singapore's Facebook page for info on Career & Lifestyle in...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys, I submitted my visa application in early August. Due to some misinformation provided by an officer at the AHC here, my fiance lodged a complaint with the DIAC and my application was turned into a prioritized case. The case officer has already informed me that she has assessed my...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Hi there, My partner and I (I'm Australian, she's Chinese) recently have just finished going through all the pre and post stages of collecting and submitting all the required documents applying for our 309 subclass visa and now awaiting the outcome (Now the long wait!). Due to some headaches...
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