Apr 09 2017

Surcharges on Credit Card payments in Australia

Credit Card Surcharges when Shopping in Australia

Not everywhere accepts a Credit Card without adding on a surcharge to cover the retailers fees from the Credit Card companies.

Most Supermarkets etc., do not add on extra for those paying by Credit Card, as the cost of credit card use is already built into their pricing, whether you pay by cash or card.
But note: This applies to Debit and Credit card payments

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Apr 09 2017

Partner Visa Subclass 801

Onshore Permanent Partner Visa, Subclass 801

The Permanent Partner Visa Subclass 801, is activated after the subclass 820 section of this Partner Visa has been finalised.
You can be in or outside Australia when the Partner visa (subclass 801) is granted.

Cost of Partner Visa Subclass 801 application..

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Apr 09 2017

Partner Visa Subclass 820

Onshore Temporary Partner Visa, Subclass 820

The temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) is the first stage towards a permanent Partner visa (subclass 801). You must be in Australia when you apply and also when this visa is decided.

Cost of Partner Visa Subclass 820 application..

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Apr 07 2017

If a Partner Visa is Refused, Do I get a Refund of my Visa Fees

Refund of Partner Visa Fees on Visa Refusal

I suppose it is a valid question when you are shelling out about $7,000 for a Partner Visa Application…

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Apr 07 2017

Cost of Contact Lenses in Australia

Contact lenses are best bought from an Online supplier in Australia, or even overseas, if you are looking for the best prices.

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Apr 07 2017

Questions to Ask Before Moving to the NBN

Questions to ask BEFORE you move your home phone to the NBN A report at the Sydney Morning Herald has highlighted some points about the NBN that may make people want to ask a few questions before switching to check that the NBN is actually what they want. Switching to the NBN means your home …

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Apr 04 2017

Australian Interest Rates – Reserve Bank of Australia

The Australian Reserve Bank Cash Rate

The Australian cash rate is the overnight money market interest rate.
It is used as the interest rate on unsecured overnight loans between banks.
Home Loan Interest rates are often affected by any changes in this rate, but not always.

The current Australian Reserve Bank Cash Rate is:

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Apr 04 2017

British Aero Chocolate

Aero Chocolate from the British Corner Shop

A selection of British Aero Chocolate from the British Corner Shop. An online British supermarket with over 8,000 products, and delivery to the UK and worldwide. Ideal for expats.

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Apr 03 2017

Historical Interest rates in Australia

Historical Reserve Bank ‘Cash Rate’ Interest Rates

Historical Mortgage Interest Rates

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Apr 03 2017

Opening a Bank Account in Australia

Opening Bank Accounts in Australia

Under current government legislation, you need to provide personal identification up to the value of 100 points when opening a bank account.
New Migrants opening a bank accounts in Australia are allowed special concessions regarding ID.

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Apr 03 2017

Credit Cards for Temporary Residents in Australia

Can a Temporary Resident have a Credit Card issued in Australia

Not every Bank in Australia will issue a Credit Card to a temporary resident, but some do, including the main 4 banks.
eg:
ANZ Bank Credit Card Eligibility Requirements includes this statement:
You’re a non-Australian permanent resident with more than 9 months remaining on your Visa, earning a minimum annual income of $15,000 if applying for an ANZ credit card account.

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Apr 03 2017

Credit Card Standard Rates And Fees

Credit Card Rates and Fees in Australia

Credit card fees are never really simple, and there are often catches that the new card holders are not expecting.

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Apr 03 2017

British Jacobs Biscuits

Jacobs Biscuits from the British Corner Shop

A selection of Jacobs Biscuits from the British Corner Shop. An online British supermarket with over 8,000 products, and delivery to the UK and worldwide. Ideal for expats.

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Apr 02 2017

Transfer British Pension to Australia

Getting Your British Pension in Australia

When you migrate to Australia from the United Kingdom, you may have some pension funds in the UK, and consideration must be given to what to do with them at some stage.
You may have two kinds of pension funds:
1: The Government Aged pension
2: Your own Employer funded or Private Pension

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Apr 02 2017

British Cadbury Chocolate

Cadbury Chocolate from the British Corner Shop

A selection of British Cadbury from the British Corner Shop. An online British supermarket with over 8,000 products, and delivery to the UK and worldwide. Ideal for expats.

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Apr 02 2017

Medicare for Temporary/Provisional Residents

If you live in Australia and have applied for permanent residency, you may be eligible for an Interim Medicare card.

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Apr 01 2017

Working Holiday Visa subclass 417

Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)

The Working Holiday visa subclass 417, is for young people (at least 18 but not yet 31 years of age) from the UK and some other countries, who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year.
Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) Costs and Conditions..

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Apr 01 2017

Ask A Question

Questions About Australia and Immigration

If you have a question that needs an answer, or ideas, please ask it in the comments section below.

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Apr 01 2017

Work and Holiday visa subclass 462

The Work and Holiday visa subclass 462, is for young people (at least 18 but not yet 31 years of age) from the USA and some other countries, who want to holiday and work in Australia for up to a year.
Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) Costs and Conditions..

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Mar 31 2017

Partner Visa Subclass 100

Partner permanent visa (subclass 100)

The Permanent Partner Visa Subclass 100, is activated after the subclass 309 section of this Partner Visa has been finalised.

Cost of Partner Visa Subclass 100 application…

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