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Old 09-29-2009, 10:44 PM
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Seems we have something of a mini gliche in the posts showing eford but all three posts appeared.
I'll just do a tidy up and knock out the duplication.





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Seems we have something of a mini gliche in the posts showing eford but all three posts appeared.
I'll just do a tidy up and knock out the duplication.
Thanks Wanderer!!


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I sent my application on about August 12th, they took the money out on the 14th, and then i didn't hear from them until the 27th. Then I was told i would hear from them again "probably in 6 to 8 weeks" so by the 22nd of october supposedly. I dont like that they use the word "probably" though. For example, on there website, it says that you have to give them 7 days from the time they take the money out until you can call to see whats going on. I did that obviously then they say to me: "no....actually right now you're lookng at 10 days till initial contact."

So I have like zero idea as to when I'll hear anything. My BF had to leave since his U.S visa ran out and he couldn't get appropriate work in Canada (he needed to get a "good" job and couldn't afford to work at a cafe or grocery store, long story...). It was such a huge blow since we were planning on doing the whole defacto thing, but at least two years down the road, not now!

I have completed 2 out of the 4 police checks, and my medical is done too. One of the two remaining police checks is sent to a friend and should be processed soon, and the other one im getting sent off later today hopefully--had to wait to be finger printed.

I just hope it wont be too long now--i just want to know whats going to happen with my life, which im sure you understand =)

good job on getting your bank statements together, i really think it will do the trick--after all, bank statements are as good as you can get as evidence to show what you have been spending. Plus, purchases along the way prove other aspects of your relationship(for example, in mine, I helped to take care of my BF's dog for years, especially when he got very ill and I was at home most days because of university, and he was at work all day. We had written about that in our statements, and hadn't thought too much of it, but then all these vet purchases were on the statements, so we highlighted them too...).

Hope it all works out for you soon and quickley =)

Keep us posted and good luck with the highlighter! =)


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Old 10-01-2009, 01:57 AM
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Wow thats a long wait. I sent everything express so it was there the next day and i got assigned a CO the day it got there. That sucks he had to go back my bf might have to if his job in OZ wont wait for him, I hope they will but who knows.

How do aussies go with getting a working holiday for the US? Can they only get 1? For canada they can get unlimited 2 year visas until there 30. What about you going to OZ? Can you only get 1 working holiday? Thats how it is here. sucks i wish it was the same for both countires. Are you close to the canadian border? Where about in the US are you?

4 police checks?!?! why so many? From different countires?

Ya I had to order more statements which sucked cause it costs money but we are desperate for this to work. We got half way through our letter last night, meant to finish it tonight but decided to watch aussie rules footy from last week instead, haha oh well. Get er done tomorrow.

Well fingers crossed for you and me for a quick responce!


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hahaha! well, you should tell that story to your CO (that you watched Oz rules instead), he'll definitly see you as a dedicated quasi aussie then =)

No such thing as a working holiday in the U.S really, not like Oz, its moe of a green card/work permit application...my BF got the canada WH visa--he activated it anyways despite having to leave so that way he didnt pay for it in vain. Plus we might go back to Canada in mid 2010 when he finished all of his medical stuff (like i said...loooooooong story as to why we didnt end up staying in Canada). The tourists visa lasts 3 months, he could have potentially TRIED to renew it (no guarantees, otherwise one has to leave the Americas, as in you cant go to canada or south america to renew a tourist visa, infact, if you go to the states for 2 weeks and then spend three month in Canada, and then try to come back to get a flight out of the States, technically you have overstayed your U.S visa and they can, and have done to some people, lock you up in a detention centre) for about 350$. He ended up going back since his old job offered him a position back again so....

I have done the working holiday visa in Oz already (which was soooooooooooo stupid in hindsight but anyways), and I dont want to go there on a tourist visa as i wont be able to work.Im in Western NY really close to Ontario and Quebec province, i actually wanted to apply to Ottawa (im a canadian citizen) instead of D.C. but got told i couldnt since i didnt have an address there.

I need 4 police checks because i spent 8 years in singapore, 5 in Oz an a total of over 1 year in the states for the past 10 years... sucked! Singapore one was really hard to get and im waiting on that one now. You need to get 2 for the states--the state that you live in and from the FBI. LEt's just hope they dont ask me for a Canada one since i havent lived there since i was 8 years old!!!

Where abouts in Canada are you guys? You should have your visa soon by the sounds so i wouldnt be too worried =)

Good luck to you both--did you watch the grand final? I couldnt get it online on the night!!!


Better go... i actually just whacked my head REALLY hard on a cabinet so sorry if im not making much sense =)


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Old 10-01-2009, 04:28 AM
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Ya we LOVE footy. My bf has obviously always been into it but when I went over I got right into it and we went to every game! We definaltly watched the grand final this year a bunch of bars were showing it but I went to my dads as he got the channel. It wasnt online only on TSN2. Our team was in it and they won so we were stoked!!

Man the visa situation for your bf sounds soooo confusing!! We tried to get seasonal visas for Colorado a few years ago but sadly they ran out, we tried for a second time same thing so we deemed it too hard and gave up, lol

Oh thats kool, we are living close to the NY border as well, were close to Fort Erie, bout 5 minutes.

8 years in singapore!! 5 years in Oz?!? How were you able to stay for 5 years? Did you get into the footy while you were there? Were you in Melbourne? I totally thought you were from the US, are you in school there right now?

Man I cannot WAIT to be back in OZ! I miss Degraves, and Bourke street!!

Hope your head feels better!


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My head does feel better--biggest knock to the head I've had since I was a little kid heehee.

You a Cats supporter? Congrats on yet another win! I love footy too--my BF is a total sports addict and I just got so into it from the first time I visited Oz. I'm a Blues woman myself. Footy is just so much fun to watch and go to the games, I normally don't really get into sports either. For me its footy and hockey... and I really don't like cricket despite years of trying to =)

My BF and I were actually trying to move to Toronto and we were soooooo surprised to find a pub playing a kanga's/crow's game! Ontario must be a lot more into it than one would assume...or have a heck of a lot more aussies than one would assume =)

Totally understand about giving up on a U.S visa--it may be real difficult to get an Aussie Visa, but at least the options are there.... in plain english =)

I'm Canadian, born and bred (Quebecoise to be exact, heehee) but we moved around my whole life because of my dad's job. Because of the singapore thing, I wanted to go to university in Melbourne since it was "close" and had more enticing uni's than on singapore. My parents ended up moving back to the states a week after I left for uni because of my dad's job--we lived in WNY before moving to singapore and still had a house there, so they moved my dad back to america. When i finished uni, I came back here to the states to my parents house, and my BF and I were using my parents house as a base to go to Toronto. Heehee complicated I know--it's kinda one of those stories you need to see me doing hand motions to for it to make sense!

I went to uni in melbourne for 4 years, but then I had like 6 months before on a WHV then 6 month after until my visa expired, so about 5 years. I miss Swanston street and Fitzroy!!! Bourke street is awesome too! I miss the heat..... $10 parma and pot meals.... sigh!

Did you meet your BF on a WHV? I think its actually really interesting the amount of Canadians that ive seen on this board asking about defacto visa's (myself included)...wonder what they put in our water that makes us love aussies so much heehee!!!

Did you finish your financial stuff? If your BF bought christmas presents for people in your family, highlight that too! Just thought of that--i did it one mine.

Hope it's all going swimmingly =)


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Old 10-01-2009, 09:19 PM
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BLUES FAN?!?!?! AHHH Oh well as long as your not a Pies or Hawks fan!! Have you heard about Fev? Carlton put him up for trade because he is a drunken mess! Ya we love our catters! I met the players a few times. Love them. I hear ya about the criket! I hate it. So boring. Im a hockey and footy fan through on through. What NHL team you go for? Im an Avalanche fan, Patrick Roy is my hero! haha

We watched the grand final 2 years ago at a pub in Toronto, soo many aussies were there. Toronto has a canadian footy team there called the Toronto Dingos. They host the AFL parties every year.

So you lived in Singpore with your family. Makes sence now. What did you study in Melb? Do you guys plan to stay in Melb when you get back? We will either be living in Kensington or Docklands. Im pulling for Kensington, thats where we were before and we loved it. They have the best charcoal chicken there. haha\

I met Brian while he was on hiss first canadian working holiday. We were both working at a fishing resort in north western ontario. Small world to have both ended up there. At the end of summer we moved to Banff for 6 months for snowboarding! Been going strong ever since. It is craazy how many cdn's are in or going to Aus and vis versa, out west is flodding with Aussies.

Did you ever listen to hamish and Andy. They just did a caravan of couage across the US, they were ghosting in LA on Jay Leno, I love those guys!

Ya done highlighting for now, i had to order more statements from ANZ so just waiting on that. Hopefully be able to get everything sent in next week.

Do you got fb? Silly question I know since it seems like everyond and there dog has it but some ppl (including my bf) that dont have it. I like msging on there way better then here. haha

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Old 10-02-2009, 12:25 AM
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$10 parma and pot meals.... sigh!
I think the days of the $10 P & Ps may be numbered or have gone for even my favourite the D of W on Flinders was up to about $13 before it closed, the place being gutted for whatever but apparently they are going to keep the facade for it was the oldest continuously licensed hotel in Melbourne.

For the Chicken ones at least, salivate over selecting:
Chicken Parmigiana Ratings, Reviews and Specials

And yep Carlton could do well for Fev to be somewhere else.
Geelong were lucky for Saints poor kicking eford, a point that was given as a goal and a couple of other atrocious decisions:
. Mooney clenched fist tickle on Zack's jaw after marking [but it was a hit to the face]
. And then compare Saint running towards ball on forward line in last quarter, pulled back by shorts and no free given with Ablett free for arm about body that goes on all the time [goal result] and for further measure two Geelong defenders all over Riewoldt in late marking attempt.

And no, not a Saints supporter but blatant umpiring mistakes are not good and may have decided the outcome.

Just don't put down which team you support in further submission and good luck.





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I cannot beeeelieve that whole Fev thing... but ok ok no more team talk

You can get a realy really awesome parma and pot at the Albion in north melbourne but i think it went up to 11$. So worth it though--you get tons of fries, salad AND coleslaw and the parma itself is massive and the cheese is perfect.

Eford--i would love to live in docklands or kensington too!!!! got some friends in kensington too... some parts are pretty good, but others...well, its more for the location and proximity to the city than anything else.

My BF actually went for a position at the ontario AFL... it was soo dissapointing that it didnt work out too, he was perfect for the job. I love the way you said you and your boy met, so cute! I really hope it works out for you guys!

Anyhoo--i do have FB, but i have my setting up so no one can add me, i have to add them, so if you still want, send me a PM and ill try and find you. Us Aussie-Lovin-Canadians gotta stick together =)

How are things going? well i hope!!!! no news for me yet!


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