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Is there anybody on this forum who is able to give any advice about the logistics of making this move? We are coming over to be onshore to apply for an Aged Contributory Parent visa; and have no idea how to find a trustworthy/reliable removalist.
Any advice regarding anything relevant to this move would be gratefully received.
Ian & Janet.
 

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Hola!
Is there anybody on this forum who is able to give any advice about the logistics of making this move? We are coming over to be onshore to apply for an Aged Contributory Parent visa; and have no idea how to find a trustworthy/reliable removalist.
Any advice regarding anything relevant to this move would be gratefully received.
Ian & Janet.
I would hold off with any major moves until the visas have actually been granted. There are no official processing times for the aged contributory parent visa, but the standard one now takes up to 3 years. Anything could happen during that time, especially health-wise and the grant of the visa is no foregone conclusion.

Also,it is probably not a good idea to signal your intention to reside in Australia permanently, before you have actually entered Australia and lodged the application.
 

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You call yourself some kind of agent; yet you advise me not to go to apply for an onshore visa - how can I possibly apply if I am not in Australia?
My agent is going to have a real laugh at your ignorance.
 

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You call yourself some kind of agent; yet you advise me not to go to apply for an onshore visa - how can I possibly apply if I am not in Australia?
My agent is going to have a real laugh at your ignorance.
Thank you for your kind words.

Having successfully dealt with a number of contributory parent visas, both onshore and offshore I do have a fairly good idea what I am talking about.

I did not advise you NOT to apply for an onshore visa, but you will obviously have to enter Australia on some sort of temporary visa first, most likely a tourist visa or ETA. To be granted a tourist visa,you will need to meet "genuine visitor" requirements. As such, it is probably not a good idea to advertise your intention to remain in Australia permanently.

As for your contributory parent visa, the Immigration Department generally advises :

Do not make arrangements to travel to Australia permanently, leave your job or sell your home until we advise you in writing that you have been granted the visa.

By all means feel free to ignore my free advice. If your agent is a registered migration agent, I'd be happy to compare notes with them and have a good laugh at your totally uncalled-for rudeness. That might work in Spain, but won't get you very far in Australia.

Best of luck.
 
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Apology to Nick Van Voorst[/U

I wish to apologise to Nick for my ill-considered, intemperate diatribe of last night.
I woke up this morning to an email from my agent telling me the same thing as Nick had done in his posting - a combination of Scotch and unbelievable stupidity has put me in this position; an embarrassment to myself. Nick is correct when he says it is not him who is going to be laughed at.
I also apologise to the forum and its members and to any of Nick's clients who may have been unfortunate to come across this thread - my revised opinion is that he is helpful caring and very knowledgeable and very constrained in hir replies to crass stupidity.

Thank for reading
Ian
 

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Apology to Nick Van Voorst[/U

I wish to apologise to Nick for my ill-considered, intemperate diatribe of last night.
I woke up this morning to an email from my agent telling me the same thing as Nick had done in his posting - a combination of Scotch and unbelievable stupidity has put me in this position; an embarrassment to myself. Nick is correct when he says it is not him who is going to be laughed at.
I also apologise to the forum and its members and to any of Nick's clients who may have been unfortunate to come across this thread - my revised opinion is that he is helpful caring and very knowledgeable and very constrained in hir replies to crass stupidity.

Thank for reading
Ian


Apology accepted. I am familiar with our good friend "Scotch" and the mischief he gets up to sometimes. As they say in Australia: "s**t happens"!

My advice: " if you wouldn't say it to someone face-to-face, don't post it online" !

Best of luck with your future plans.
 

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Had a laugh guys - reminded me of the Newman /Peterson interview on channel 4 a week or so back. Do yourself a favour and watch it.

Nick is very "clinical" in his migration advice, and I have a bit better understanding than many of the migration to Australia. If you don't meet GTE requirement that visa is hard to get.
 

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Had a laugh guys - reminded me of the Newman /Peterson interview on channel 4 a week or so back. Do yourself a favour and watch it.

Nick is very "clinical" in his migration advice, and I have a bit better understanding than many of the migration to Australia. If you don't meet GTE requirement that visa is hard to get.
I don't want to sound pedantic, Aaron, but the correct term is " genuine visitor", when referring to tourist visas.

GTE is relevant to student visas and ,apparently, to the new TSS visa.
 

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I did say clinical!


You did come to mind Nick - you are very, very, very careful with your words.

P.S. correct me all you like - I learn.
 
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