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Old 08-02-2014, 06:09 PM
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I'm husband and I are planning to do our visa application in December and hopefully move next year/year after. We are also planning to start a family and we have decided to do this in the UK and very soon. Do any families have any advice regarding the difficulties/decisions around starting a new life in Oz but children losing out on having Grandparents? Such a tough decision.

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Old 08-03-2014, 02:52 AM
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It is a really tough decision, and unfortunately the only people who know what's right for you are you and your husband. Unfortunately they've done away with all but one type of parent visa, so keep in mind that if you wanted to bring your parents over once you have permanent residency and have been in Aus long enough to qualify (a couple of years), it would likely cost $50,000AUD or more per parent you want to bring over. They don't make it easy. Nothing says you couldn't stay in Aus for four years and get citizenship, and then decide if you want to move back to the UK for a while. Staying long enough to get citizenship would mean it's always an option open to you. Just a thought.

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