Siem reap vs Phnom penh

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Re: Siem reap vs Phnom penh

Post by TWY » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:50 pm

20K?????

I am not Australian. I had a colleague about 8 or 9 years ago that was Australian and married a French woman and they got a "fiancé" visa - I assume the same thing your describing. He used a lawyer and all in spent about 4-5K if I recall our conversation about it correctly.

Why use a lawyer to apply for tourist visas?

I think your being taken for a ride.
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Why not consider some Central/South American countries? I believe several are welcoming to Russians and certainly to Australians. And for that matter, why not you move to Russia for a year?
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Re: Siem reap vs Phnom penh

Post by Joshcanggu » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:13 am

We lived in Nicaragua for one year central america is a bit too loco. 8 or 9 years ago Australia's Visa policy was very different and much cheaper. She was refuse her first tourist Visa so then we got a lawyer.. it's also taking into account the cost of sending documents and flying to Jakarta for biometrics getting documents witnessed at embassy notary etc.. the visa alone is 7500! We are in Russia right now as we are about to have as baby but once the little one is ok to travel we will leave I dont speak Russian and the locals aren't too friendly!
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Re: Siem reap vs Phnom penh

Post by shnoukieBRO » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:28 pm

Siem Reap is perhaps nicer than Phnom Penh but more boring.

And definitely not a place to bring up your kids. It's too dusty and dirty to consider if you can choose better places
Better hip beach days on Ko Rong!
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Re: Siem reap vs Phnom penh

Post by joelightcloud » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:22 pm

shnoukieBRO wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Siem Reap is perhaps nicer than Phnom Penh but more boring.
I'm not so sure anymore, in the past yes but Siem Reap has come a long way and I can't think of anything you can do in Phnom Penh than you can't do in Siem Reap. I've been coming up the past few weeks for work, I am here now and while it's in many ways as sleepy as it's always been it's kept the charm, the charm that the capital has now lost.
shnoukieBRO wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:28 pm
And definitely not a place to bring up your kids. It's too dusty and dirty to consider if you can choose better places
Not anymore so than Phnom Penh and that was the choice PP or SR.....

I see a lot of advantages in living here now.
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Re: Siem reap vs Phnom penh

Post by shnoukieBRO » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:42 am

Siem Reap definitely over Phnom Penh any day. For living .
Better hip beach days on Ko Rong!
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Re: Siem reap vs Phnom penh

Post by Alexandra Shenea » Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:32 am

Definitely Siem Reap. Been living here for 6 years now..
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Re: Siem reap vs Phnom penh

Post by willyhilly » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:04 am

The Australian visa system is snowed under due to the huge numbers of immigrants. A partener or marriage visa can take up to a year but it if one is Australian then it seems to be automatic unless one is a criminal or poverty stricken. Permanent residence takes about another six months. For non Australians I think it would be difficult to get a vias unless one has special skills.
In which case getting a different visa through an employer is relatively easy. We are now importing Indian trick drivers as well as taxi drivers believe it or not. Last week another 5000 visas for it specialists was announced.
As for Khmer women settling in Australia it can be tough initially but the medical and educational facilities are excellent. Even the poorest State primary schools have specialist language teachers, the reverse applies to the free TAFE English lessons for adult migrants. It is crap.
I wouldn't choose to live in Australia if I had a choice, it is increasingly tough with high rents and house prices and governments cutting back on social security and medical benefits. And the Immigration Minister is a corrupt cunt.
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