Forum Category: Pregnancy & Childcare

38 Topics

Baby born in India for father NZ Citizen who is living in Sydney. What visa will be for our baby?

Hi, I am Indian, from Bangalore, got married last year to NZ Citizen who is residing in Sydney from 9 years, planning to have baby, as i dont have any medicare, thought of going to india after pregnancy, if our baby born in india what is the visa can baby ...

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Do PR residents from UK get any help with maternity costs in Australia ?

Do PR residents from UK get any help with maternity costs in Australia?

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Planning move to Australia Next year. Needs some general question answered.

Hi, I am planning to move to Australia sometime next year on work VISA and I and my family(wife and one kid) have NZ permanent resident VISA. Can someone please answer following questions, so that I can decide whether it is the right move or not: 1) Will I get ...

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Husband is Zimbabwean citizen w/permanent NZ residency for 13 years. We are now pregnant.

Hello, We are trying to find out if this makes a difference to my husband applying for a permanent residency visa but we keep getting different information from immigration. We are recently married, I have a letter from my Dr stating that I am pregnant.. What happens now? If anyone ...

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Can a non-resident in Oz recieve IVF treatment on a work permit?

Hi there. My wife and I are looking at moving to Australia through sponsored work ie work permits. We are also looking to get pregnant, but need to know if we will be eligible for IVF as non-residents? We plan on getting residency as soon as possible but we will ...

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Can I take my kids indefinitely to the Philippines? They are Australian citizenship holders.

I am a Filipino mother, can i take my kids to live in the Philippines for good if they are Australian citizens? Can they apply as dual citizenship?

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What do I need to move a child to Australia who is not my child?

Can you please tell me, my aunty is wanting to care for my 15 year old niece whose mother is no longer in a stable living condition. What would she need documents-wise to allow this to happen?

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After dependent WP 457 granted, my wife became pregnant. Will she have to undergo any further medical tests before flying to Australia?

Hi , My self and my wife applied for WP 457 visa and visa has been granted. During that time my wife is not a pregnant. But now she is pregnant. We are planning to travel to Australia in th e next month. Will she have to submit any medical ...

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Is giving birth in Australia free for Kiwis? Or do we have to pay?

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Registering Children for Pre-school in Australia

Hi, I am a kiwi with a family (wife + 2 and 4 year old) who had been living overseas. I have found a job in Sydney, and am currently working here, while my wife's visa and children's NZ passports come through. Now the kids NZ passports have come through ...

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Moving to Australia pregnant

hi, My Australian husband and I are looking to move to Australia at the end of the year, from Switzerland. We would like to start trying for a baby but are worried that it's not a good idea financially. I have a spouse visa and I'm currently working full time ...

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Husband is NZ citizen w/permanent NZ residency and wife is an Indian. We are now pregnant.

Hi, We are living in Australia from the last 7 months and my wife is on subclass 461 visa ( NZ dependent visa). Since she is on subclass 461, she is not eligible for Medicare facilities also since we took medical insurance last Sept only, so medical insurance team is ...

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I'm an Australian Citizen and want my pregnant girlfriend to come to Australia to marry

My question is: I have a girlfriend in Manila and she is pregnant. I'm planning to marry her - can I bring her to Australia and marry her here and settle down before my child is born?? I'm an Australian Citizen and my girlfriend is Filipino.

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Subclass 461 holder can give a birth like australian citizen?

Could I get medical support to give a birth even tho I don't have a pr visa, because my husband is a New Zealand citizen? We are planning to move to Australia to live and my husband will be subclass 444 holder. Is it possible to give a birth [with ...

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Do Kiwis living in Australia qualify for any ECE (Early Childhood Education) subsidy?

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Pregnancy and birth in Australia

Hi, Me and my wife are from Europe and we've got PR subclass 175. We are not in Australia now but we want to move there soon. My wife is pregnant and we don't know anything how it works there. For example we'll move there in 5th month of pregnancy. ...

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Am I entitled to a benefit in Australia like I am in New Zealand with a newborn baby?

I'm currently living in Christchurh New Zealand & need to move away. But I need to know if I'm entitled to a benefit like I am here in NZ?

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Will my 5 year old have to basically cover kindergarten year all over again?

My daughter is 5 and a half and rocketing through her first year at primary here in NZ. She is a.ready reading a year above her age. My concern is that when we move to Auz shortly, she will be past kindergarten level and get bored quickly. Has anyone out ...

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Will I be able to travel to Australia being 5 months pregnant with twins?

Hi I am a mother to two children and my husband and I are also expecting twins. We want to move to Gladstone, Australia for work opportunities and to better are financial situation. Is it safe to travel being pregnant with twins? And What are some good saving tips before ...

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Am I entitled to a baby bonus if I just moved to Aussie from NZ?

What age do you have to be to claim it, also? I am planning to move to Aussie with my partner in the next year and want to know if I'm able to claim this baby bonus if I am a recent arrival?

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Do New Zealand permanent residents have to pay for maternity support/birthing etc in Australia?

I am a New Zealand citizen, my wife is a New Zealand permanent resident. We are moving to Australia - if my wife falls pregnant, will Medicare cover pregnancy costs?

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How much do childcare centres charge per week approximately in Queensland?

Townsville to be exact. If I'm working, can I get subsidised for these costs or do I need to wait 2 years?

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If I move to Australia from New Zealand with my 3-year-old daughter, do I get any childcare costs subsidised by the Australian Government?

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Moving to Perth - can we receive family assistance?

Hi, we are planing to move to Perth in the 1st quarter of 2010. My husband is currently looking for work. We are a family consisting of 2 adults and 4 children aged 5 1/2, 2 1/2, 1 1/2. Just wondering if there is family assistance like we receive in ...

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Do I have to pay for maternity care in Brisbane?

I will be 28 weeks pregnant when we make the move to Brisbane in March and I'm wondering if and how much it would cost for maternity care?

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What are child care and after school care costs in Australia approximately?

Hi, I'm a solo parent of a 6 year old looking at moving to Australia for a few years. Approximately how much are the after school care costs? Currently in Auckland I'm paying $16.00 per session (2:40pm-5:30pm). I would like to know if I will be able to cope financially.

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Will we be entitled to the baby bonus?

Hi there, I'm from New Zealand and my wife is from Sweden. We are looking to move to Perth, WA and she is 10 weeks pregnant. Are we entitled to the baby bonus seeing I'm from New Zealand? And what other benefits will we get? Thanks for your time.

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What's the cost of child care in Melbourne for a 3-4 year old?

And what's the starting age for school in Australia? I have one child who is 2 and twins who are 4.

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I am on a work holiday visa - I am now pregnant.

I came from the UK to be with my partner here in Australia. We have only been together 5 months and stupidly I've fallen pregnant with his baby. I have not done my second year visa work for a second year of staying, is there anything we can do for ...

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Husband is permanent resident but not wife. She wants to have baby here?

Husband is an Australian permanent residence but wife is on a visiting visa from Samoa. Can she give birth in Victoria?

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Can I return to New Zealand with my NZ-born child?

My relationship has broken up - can I return to New Zealand with my NZ-born baby? I have only been in Australia 6 months. I will not deny the father visiting rights to his son. I have a good family support in NZ. Dad is also a Kiwi.

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Can Kiwis receive IVF (fertility treatment) in Australia?

Hi, we are Kiwis and may be moving to Australia (Brisbane area), however I need IVF. What is the waiting list like for IVF? How much rebate will I get with Medicare? Is there a cut-off age for IVF? Can we have as much IVF as we want and still ...

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What are the entitlements of Australian residents when it comes to IVF treatments?

We currently live in New Zealand and are looking at moving to Australia permanently. We are on the waiting list here for IVF and want to know what the process is in Australia - whether we will have to pay for it all or if the government will subsidise it?

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Does my 14-month-old child need Australian citizenship to attend daycare in Australia?

We are planning on staying for 6-12 months to see what it's like. Does this also make a difference?

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Getting pregnancy care in Australia for 6 months

My husband and I have jobs in Aussie for 6 months. While there we'd love to get pregnant. If we do, have you any idea how funding works for midwifery care? My work is paying for accomodation, power, and phone, which means it's going to be difficult supplying the appropriate ...

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Can I walk my husband through customs Australia and return to NZ so that he can secure work before moving me and our 2 babies over permanently?

I am a Kiwi, my husband is Egyptian. He will be entering Australia on a SCV sub-class 461 visa. We have 2 small children (under the age of 2 years old). He (may) be able to get a job transfer from his work here - we are yet to confirm ...

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Looking at moving to WA to live and work. Can I get help with childcare subsidies as I do in New Zealand?

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How old does a baby need to be before you can make the move to Australia?

I need to know if there is a specific age your child needs to be before you can make the move to Australia. What visa should I apply for? I'm currently 5 months pregnant and any info would be a help thanks..

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