"Anne Chambers" wrote in message
> cecilia wrote:
>> Cost is (as the original post stated) 520 Australian dollars. (In
>> addition there's a courier fee).
>> Even if the original CoP was in/accompanied an old passport, does it
>> still not count? Ie, if one takes the old passport with CoP, new
>> passport, and any appropriate intervening documents (passports,
>> marriage certificate(s) etc as appropriate) to show connection.
>> Or, when Certificates of Entitlement were brought in, did a CoP lose
>> its purpose, and have to be replaced?
> AFAIAC, waiting in line in the aliens queue beats paying $A520 for
> something which might get me through immigration slightly faster !!
> It *is* galling - my mother and all my grandparents were born in the UK
> and many of my relations fought for Britain in various conflicts but,
> unless one is planning to stay indefinitely, does it really matter?
If you intend coming here for a long tern visit then it's probably easier to
get than one of the increasingly elusive 'working holiday' visas which have
a wealth requirement and are 'time pointed' and lead you into the ghastly
paper chase of the 'work permit' if you end up wanting to stay.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Barbeques on fire by the chalets past the castle headland
I watched the gift shops glitter in the darkness off the Newborough gate
All these moments will be lost in time, like icecream on the beach
Time for tea.