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Old 03-10-2014, 07:19 PM
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I transferred a little into each account from Aus to see if they were active, and it turned up in the account immediately. She tried to transfer mid last week, just through her bank, but it hasn't turned up in the account yet.

We are going to look at TORfx as a possible alternate... haven't looked into it yet though.

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hey place2be, thanks for the quick and helpful reply.

So has your fiancÚ already transferred money from her Italian bank account to the ANZ account? Is she by any chance using "transferwise. com". I came across that and was wondering if it is really so much better than transferring it the "normal" way.
Not sure if you have already done this, but better late then never.

Options like transferwise and TorFX are much better that banks - but if you are planning to be in Australia it is a good idea to use a service who has an office based in Australia of which there only a handful.

I found this out the hard way.

The reason is that if you ever want to send money back from Australia it can be hard to do and there is no support in Australia if you need it.

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Hey Quinnaroo,

thanks for the reply. Does this mean that you had troubles to transfer money to Australia by using transferwise or TorFX? I haven't started transferring any money yet. Only just in the process of opening my Aussie bank account.

So any advice is still very much appreciated.

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Not sure if you have already done this, but better late then never.

Options like transferwise and TorFX are much better that banks - but if you are planning to be in Australia it is a good idea to use a service who has an office based in Australia of which there only a handful.

I found this out the hard way.

The reason is that if you ever want to send money back from Australia it can be hard to do and there is no support in Australia if you need it.

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Old 06-25-2014, 01:43 PM
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Hello?
This is Wendmagegn Deresse from Ethiopia.I have b.ed in physics with 5 years teaching exp.I want to relocate to and work in Australia.I get your support of skilled visa and immigration process support.Thanks

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Thank you CollegeGirl.

Do I need to get Tax File Number before opening an account? Do I need any permanent address for Account and Medicare?
Late reply but will share my experience. Three days after arriving in Sydney went to open joint account with my husband debit card issued to both of us. ANZ only asked my passport same at Medicare and a valid mailing address. Months later applied for TFN online. Then decided to get private health insurance, luckily I got it without any loading. As a migrants we have 12 months to get private health insurance otherwise in the future they will impose 2% loading every year of not having private health insurance since the age of 30. In order to waive the said loading you need to request from Medicare a LHC (Lifetime Health Cover) letter.

For those who are English is their second language and wanted to attend English lesson there is a 500hrs free for all migrants to study Certificate III in Spoken and Written English. Google the nearest AMEP office to your area.

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Hey Quinnaroo,

thanks for the reply. Does this mean that you had troubles to transfer money to Australia by using transferwise or TorFX? I haven't started transferring any money yet. Only just in the process of opening my Aussie bank account.

So any advice is still very much appreciated.
Hi Fragga,

Not at all - No problems with transferwise or TorFX. I actually use another company but the trouble I had is that I just used my bank ... which meant that I got charged over 5% on my money instead of about 2%. Over a few years, I could have saved thousands of dollars!

If you want to use a company like this, there are actually a few services in Australia now. Do a search for - "torfx, ozforex, world first" and you will find some good info on the companies in Australia.

I found it is important to choose one that has offices in Australia because if you need help I found that having someone to speak to in Australia is important even if you are in another country.

Anyway - Hope that helps!

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