Month: September 2006

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House sale updates

Well, we have had our weekly update today. Ok, perhaps not an update as such just a voicemail from the Halifax (after being chased). Hopefully, it’s just a case of no real news is good news! The expectation from the broker was that our buyers would have paid the survey fees by now. The news …

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Keeping Calm and taking stock

Well, after becoming seriously vexed with the Crapifax yesterday, I’ve finally managed to compose myself enough to take a step back and see where we are after finally getting a call back. The buyers who had their mortgage app refused at the last minute by the Halifax when their P60 couldn’t be obtained have now …

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Halifax Estate Agents are rubbish

Halifax Estate Agents Service is rubbish There, I feel slightly better now. I am waiting for a call back that was promised for me yesterday. The buyers should have hopefully been in contact with the morgage broker since the Halifax declined their mortgage application. Doing a quick search on the term Halifax Estate Agents Service …

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New MODL is published

A new Migration Occupations in Demand List has been published and comes into effect today. The new MODL can be seen below, and several new IT specialisms have have been added. The additions are as follows: – Child Care Coordinator ASCO Code 1295-11 – Computing Professional – specialising in C++/C#/C, Jave, J2EE, Oracle, and Peoplesoft …

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New Citizenship Residence Requirement upgraded to four years

The other day I wrote about the posibility of the Australian government increasing the number of years you need to be a resident from 2 years to 4. Well, it now looks like the bill has gone through. Click Here for more information. Highlights are: – FOUR years lawful residence in Australia immediately preceding the …

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Four year wait on the cards before gaining Australian Citizenship

According to a story over at News.com.au, migrants to Australia will now have to wait at least four years before becoming Australian citizens. This is under a Federal Government proposal expected to be announced today. They will also have to take an English language test – failure to past the test would also stop them …

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Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of 1st September 2006

The ASPC is current experiencing some delays in receipting and acknowledging applications and regrets the inconvenience this may be causing applicants and their representatives. While this backlog exists information will be provided here daily about what applications are currently being receipted. This backlog in receipting is being addressed and will be rectified over the next …

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