Monday, 20 October 2008

WE HAVE OUR VISA!

I can't believe it, it has actually happened. We checked our online application and there it was 'Applicant Approved'. We now have our permanent residency visa for Australia. It has taken 4 months and 2 weeks to get which has surprised me as I always thought it took over 12 months. We have until September 2009 to validate the visa and 5 years to move over there. Hopefully it won't take too long to sell our house and we will be able to move there early next year. I think selling the house may prove harder than getting the visa as house sales have fallen dramatically. Fingers crossed that someone will fall in love with it, offer us the asking price and then we can start our new life in Australia.

19 comments:

capybara said...

Congratulations! I don't blame you for leaving the UK as it has all gone to pot over here. My wife and I would like to move to Greece for our retirement and are planning to buy a property over there.

Triz Designs said...

Congrats on the visa!!! and wishing you luck in selling the house!!!

Anna said...

Yeah! Congratulations!!

Ana said...

Wow, those are great news! Congratulations! Wish you all the best and hope everything is going as you've planned it!

Ian said...

Welcome to Australia - whenever you get here.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hey, congratulations!

Deb DiSalvo said...

Lizzy-
Congratulations! So awesome. My hubby, son and I will be making a trip to Aussie sometime in 2009 to visit my brother - FINALLY!!!!! I can't wait!
Cheers,
Deb:)

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

Good luck with this and congratulations! I love the Koala you made by the way!

rkdsign88 said...

Congratulation, wish you the best for your new adventure :)

Shawie said...

congratulations! and good luck on your new journey:)

TC said...

Congrats! That is amazing that it only took that long.

Thanks for the tip on adding the third column too my blog. I had actually already gone through reloading the template and all of the gadgets were erased. so now I'm adding them back. What fun!!!:D

TC said...

Congrats! That is amazing that it only took that long.

Thanks for the tip on adding the third column too my blog. I had actually already gone through reloading the template and all of the gadgets were erased. so now I'm adding them back. What fun!!!:D

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Beadsme said...

Congratulations. We did the the UK to Aus 2½ years ago and have never regretted it.

Beaderjojo said...

Congratulations! I hope the move goes smoothly.

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Dori said...

Congratulations! That is great. All the best to you as put things in place for your move :-)

Bee said...

Welcome to Australia ;) We are a pretty friendly bunch and I know you are going to love it here. I hope the house sells well.

Lilly's Life said...

I jsut wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS and welcome to OZ. I lived in Scotland for a few years so I can tell you it will be different than living in the UK. But so good for your children. I hope all goes well with the move and just remember the world really is a small place. All the best.

SHIELA said...

the last time i was here i cannot do a comment.

btw, congrats!!! you are right, selling a house right now is a mess. we are lucky that we sold it before crisis.

about my application. my registration has been approved. my agency is looking for an employer so that me and my family can get a visa. our target to go. since we don't have property to sell is early next year.

good luck to both of us :)