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Aussie wishing to return home with 'extended' family-please help


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Old 06-08-2011, 05:48 PM
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Aussie wishing to return home with 'extended' family-please help

Hello. I am an Aussie wishing to return home. It would seem fairly straightforward when I say this but it isn't. Around 11 years ago I came over to Wales, UK married and unfortunately divorced the gentleman 8 years later. We are still very good friends and have a wonderful 8 year old son who we share equal time with. The problem is that I am desperate to return home and will not seperate my son from his father (it would ruin both of them)! I am in a new relationship of 5 years and my current partner and I have qualifications that are in demand, so there would be no problem with our application. My ex-husband is just about to get re-married and would love to move back over to Australia (we lived in Sydney prior to our move to Wales). The issue relates to his employability and his partners and whether they would even be considered in their applications. He is a professional golfer (although has also a number of years in golf retail and GolfMart in Australia with good references-they wanted him trained in store management just before we left the country in 1999) and his partner is an admin worker. Although they both have a lot of experience in their fields I can see from particular immigration sites that they would not meet the demand for skilled or labour workers needed in Australia. I have also read about the visa which would enable him as a parent into the country (Contributory Parent Visa) but the time frame is unreasonable and the expenses are very costly. We would all just like to keep a father and son together if possible and as I said I am desperate to move back to the only place I call home. After 11 years I am still desperately homesick. If it isn't possible then I am prepared to sacrifice this dream and we will all remain here in the UK. I am hoping though that there is someone out there that may be able to assist us all with this enquiry. Thanks for your time.


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Yeah, good luck with that.


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Yeah, good luck with that.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:24 AM
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Hi,

Why don't you try using the visa wizard on the DIAC site. It could give you an idea of what visas your ex may be eligible for. I'm not very sure, but he could possibly try a sponsored visa, if he can find an employer willing to sponsor him.

You might also want to consider talking to a migration or lawyer. They could give you professional advice as to what options you all have and how to go about getting the visas.

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You already have your answer in your first post.
" I have also read about the visa which would enable him as a parent into the country (Contributory Parent Visa) but the time frame is unreasonable and the expenses are very costly."

Your real issues are not immigration but social ones with your ex etc.

Hence my comment - Good luck with that.


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Hi,

Why don't you try using the visa wizard on the DIAC site. It could give you an idea of what visas your ex may be eligible for. I'm not very sure, but he could possibly try a sponsored visa, if he can find an employer willing to sponsor him.

You might also want to consider talking to a migration or lawyer. They could give you professional advice as to what options you all have and how to go about getting the visas.
thanx Aussie girl. that is one of the visas we will look into and as my sons father was highly respected in one of his previous jobs in Aus we r hoping they might consider sponsering him. if not do u know of many migrants that have managed to find a sponser before they get over as i can imagine that this isnt easy and that people need to be in aus first (but not sure how or what visa they would b entitled to enable them to do this). my profession has agencies that can provide a relocation package where job and rental is found prior to my leaving the uk. r u aware of any aussie companies that could find jobs for my ex and his partner before they come over? i have been looking into immigration experts but there appears to be a few that r scam artists. would u know of any reputable companies? thanx for your time


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Old 06-11-2011, 02:19 AM
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Hi again,

I think he could try for a temporary sponsored visa first:

Visa Options - Employer Sponsored Workers - Workers - Visas & Immigration

As for finding a sponsor from the UK, he could try the employer he worked for previously, but there is a lot of requirements they have to meet in order to sponsor him, including gauranteeing a certain salary for 2 years, so they may not be willing to meet those conditions.

Why don't you try looking at other UK expat based forums, like britishexpats or pomsinoz? I think you could both find out from those who have done it, or are in the process of doing it. You could also search for 457 visa posts on this forum to and possibly ask them how they went about it.

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