Hear from Down Under Centre clients emigrating to Australia
“And we’re off…….We’ve waited so long for this, still need to pinch myself to make sure it’s real. We’ve got a 190 permanent residency visa. Travelling for a month before landing in our new city Brisbane “
Craig and Roseann Stafford – Sept 2023
“We made it. Perth here we come!
Nearly a year to the day since the epic Jenny Baker emailed to ask if we wanted to apply for a 190, Health and Safety Advisor. It’s happened so quick.
Thanks to the DUC gang and this page, the dark days of covid and the endless webinars, we did it with you guys,
Keep faith everyone, it happens eventually (it took us 8 years of jumping through changes of requirements so we know the pain of the wait)!”
Simon Ratcliffe and Rob Martin – Sept 2023
“Thank you so much to all of you for everything you have done! You really are the best at what you do and I honestly don’t know how to thank you enough! I am so glad I chose the DUC! And so excited for the next steps!!”
Alexandra Hardman – August 2023
“Thank you so much for all your help during the process, you’ve made it so so easy and stress free.”
Sal Turner – August 2023
“WE GOT THE CALL FROM THE LOVELY JENNY THIS MORNING AT 6AM….
We couldn’t have done this without all the DUC team especially Wes, Doug, Jenny and Gemma. You really do go above and beyond to support clients. We will be forever greatful. Here’s to a new chapter and adventure.
I wish everyone waiting and just starting the process good luck and know your in good hands with the DUC team.”
Sarah Marcroft – August 2023
“Dear Jenny, what a rollercoaster the past 2 years have been since we decided to make this move. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us, this is such amazing news and we were on the phone to family right away to share the details, needless to say they were all ecstatic! We can never forget all your efforts getting us to this point and are at a loss as how to describe our gratitude. Needless to say I will refer absolutely all of our friends to you and hope to keep in touch.”
Dan Siddiqui and family – August 2023
“I just wanted to let you know that I successfully passed my IELTS Academic exam(8.5,7,7,8) and I arrived in Melbourne two days ago. Fife was my tutor and I would not have made it without her invaluable guidance. I enjoyed all my sessions and I highly recommend her.
I would also like to thank you for all your support and help over the past year. I remember when we first spoke on Zoom last summer and I was still living in Abu Dhabi. I had to start with my IELTS preparation but due to my work commitments, I did not know where to start. I am glad I listened to your advice so thank you for encouraging me to take the test and for always answering my questions.”
Barbara Cudrano – July 2023
“Jenny, thank you for all your help with this. You have been incredible for us! We are so grateful and will recommend your services to any who ask.”
Gordon Phipps – July 2023
“We received Jenny’s phone call just before we left for a holiday to Disneyland Paris. We’re just back and it’s just hit home that we now have our visa. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the DUC – you provide an amazing service and couldn’t have been more helpful.”
Laura Sellen – July 2023
“We cannot speak highly enough of the Down Under Centre. Everyone we have spoken to has been fantastic. You guys were actually the third agent we signed up with but the first two said there was no hope for us. We’re so pleased we came to you as you have enabled us to fulfill our dreams.”
Mike Hibberd – July 2023
“Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us on our journey. The DUC are just the best and we are so glad we chose you to help us achieve our Australian dream. You are all superstars.”
Kay Healey – July 2023
“We will never be able to thank any of you enough! You have literally changed the lives of our children for the better, and for that we will be eternally grateful to you all. You’re all amazing. We will book our relocation call and start the ball rolling, thankyou so so so much!”
The Ioannou’s – April 2023
“We just wanted to say thank you for all your help in the visa process, now the news of the grant has sank in a little! You made the process as stress free as possible and we definitely couldnt have done it without you and the DUC! We can’t wait to head out to Oz and start exploring! Thank you again!”
Rachel & James – April 2023
“A huge thank you to all at the DUC, in particular Jenny and Brid, for guiding us through this rollercoaster ride and helping our dreams come true.”
Scarlett and Ian – March 2023
“This has made my day [Visa Granted], me and my amazing family just had a group cry with excitement. To all involved thank you so much…..we have loved working with you all and will obviously reflect this in our glowing review. Stuck for words at the moment.”
Matthew Page – February 2023
“I just received a call from the amazing Jenny this morning with the Visa approval for Australia. The phone call we have been waiting for a long time now, to say we are over the moon would be an understatement.
I just thought it is important for me to express my gratitude to Jenny as she has been oustanding throughout the whole process from start to finish, and believe me I wouldn’t have the patience Jenny has had. Jenny has literally always been on the other end of a phone or an email and never once failed to answer any queries I have had and always somehow seemed to put eased my worries.
So thank you for from the bottom of our hearts Jenny, as this move is literally a dream for the Moore family especially knowing that I can finally bring my children up in the country we have always wanted.”
David and Stacey Moore – February 2023
“We cannot thank you enough Jenny, it still hasn’t really sunk in yet in all honesty. Waiting for this day (Visa Grant) for what feels like an eternity, it is really strange that is has now arrived! The whole DUC experience has been amazing, Jenny you have been an unbelievable help for us, especially with how much we have moved since beginning out journey!”
Adam Treadaway – February 2023
“Eeeeek!! I still cannot believe this is happening for us. I don’t know if I ever told you but our friends emigrated about 5 years now, you helped them, but you were working somewhere else and they said you were the only person we should use. When we rang your previous place and asked for you, this was early 2019, they said you didn’t work there anymore and asked if they could help, and I politely said “no thank you I’m just after Jenny” and hung up. And then we found you at the DUC, and the rest is history. You really are the best at what you do. Thank you!”
Shaye Barclay – January 2023
“Thank you again for everything you have done for us, Jenny. I did feel a pang of sadness that the ride to this point is over. It is a buzz when we receive an email from you, and I feel like you’ve become an extended relative! We went with the DUC because we loved our first call with you, and because we didn’t have the time to go through the process ourselves. You’ve taken the stress away, and made a pie-in-the-sky idea a reality.”
Joanne Graves – January 2023
“Hi Jenny, words could not express the gratitude we have towards you and your team. You are the best! Wish we came across your website much earlier. Again, thanks for everything.”
Giosue & Stefania Pianciamore – November 2022
“We cannot tell you how pleased we are to be at the finish line and now able to make a plan. Receiving that phone call on my way out of the door to work, and expecting it to be related to the the job I was doing yesterday, was an almighty shock. As soon as I heard your voice I knew, and got goosebumps. I didn’t really know what to say! I didn’t have time to take it in yesterday or be able to celebrate with working so late, so tonight will truly make up for it. It’s taken 6 years to get to this point from the day I decided I wanted to make my life over in Australia, and I still can’t believe it’s done.
We are so impressed with how seamlessly straight forward you and your team have made this process for us, the way you communicate with the DUC page, the webinars and the friendly phone calls and emails, always made it very reassuring. We will gladly get in touch with Lisa to discuss our move and help us settle in.
Thank you so so much for helping us get to this point, we are absolutely ecstatic!”
Eliot & Jade Rea – November 2022
“If there was ever a time to be woken up for some news then this is certainly the occasion and Jenny your call last night was most welcome with eager anticipation I might add. They always say the call will come when you least expect it and that is so true. Jo and I are over the moon with joy and relief that we have finally received our grant. I cannot thank you guys enough for all your support to get us across the line. Our only regret was not joining the DUC club sooner.
Big special thanks to Jenny who has been incredible over the last 2 years and always so quick to reply to our many questions and concerns.
Fife a big thanks to you for the excellent resume service you provided and can now attach to the employment hub along with the cover letter.
Dave big thanks to you for taking the time to speak with us and answer all our questions on our re-location call.
Lastly, a big thanks to you Wes for excellent services you have provided and support given over the years. We cannot be happier with what all of you have done and we will remain loyal DUC clients and spread the word of all the excellent services you provide.”
Dan & Joanne Mark – October 2022
“Just like to say thank you for all the hard work you put in to help me get the visa, Jenny. It’s very much appreciated and also thanks to everyone at the Down Under Centre who helped along the way.”
Rob Warrener – October 2022
“Thank you for giving us the amazing news last week that we FINALLY have our Visa. Nothing could have brought more happiness and relief after waiting for this long. We genuinely appreciate all your help during the last 4 years and without your hard work and dedication in ensuring everything was perfect with our application we wouldn’t be here now. We have to wait for our new dog to be ready to fly now and then we’re off all being well, we will leave the cold climes of blighty in April 2023. Thank you once again – we’ll forever be indebted to you for helping us live our dream – if you’re ever travelling around the Gold Coast, please let us know as it would be lovely to catch up in person again.”
Justin & Alison – October 2022
“Dean and I want to say a massive thank you to the DUC team. Our 190 visa was granted a couple of weeks ago and we move to Perth in 12 days – we can’t wait! But we never would be in this position without the support and help of the DUC. Before we spoke with you a couple of years ago, we didn’t think we’d ever be eligible for a visa, so to say we’re grateful in an understatement.”
“Your initial call with me was so positive and reassuring, so thank you. Ayla was a true gem at the AQF stage, making sure we had the right docs, answering my endless questions and being so patient with us. Doug got us through the skills assessment super speedily and Fife got Dean through the English test first time, which was a miracle!!
“And Jenny, well, she’s a superstar. Again, she answered my endless questions, was always straight to the point and offered the best advice and support. Does she ever not work!? I’m glad she called Dean and not me to let us know about the visa grant as when Dean let me know I think I cried, laughed and hyperventilated for about 5 minutes, ha! With the DUC, you have created an incredible team; you literally make dreams come true, and offer sound advice and support throughout. I cannot fault our experience and have already recommended you to friends thinking about starting the process. Thank you! “
Jess & Dean – October 2022
“We can’t thank you enough for your guidance, hard work and patience with us. We didn’t think we could get to this point before we met you all in Birmingham a few years ago. Thanks so much again!”
Arhian and Joe – September 2022
“Thank you all so much for your help throughout this journey, we are buzzing and Jenny you made this process easy and we cannot thank you enough. You are and have been amazing. Thank you all again, it’s been a pleasure.”
Mark Bennett & Jenny Astin – September 2022
“I just wanted to personally thank you for all your help and guidance, we wouldn’t have been able to do this without you. To be honest, I think me and Marc are both in shock still, we have definitely been up against it, what with Marc’s age when we started the process, Covid and my health issues, but despite it all you’ve got us here! So, thank you so so much. Here’s to our next chapter.”
Marc & Julie Wood – September 2022
“Thank you so much Jenny for all of your hard work, I really haven’t met anyone who goes over and above as much as you do in their role. Thank you for letting us ring you and have the “call” in NZ rather than over email as well. This really is the biggest thing we’ve ever done and it impacts our children so much, so to feel so supported on this journey is invaluable when as a family you feel at your most vulnerable. Thank you so much Jenny.”
Sarah, Joe, Elle, Finn and Ivy (Griffin family) – September 2022
“A big THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you for always being so patient with my million questions, thank you for guiding us in the right direction and thank you for making our dreams come true in such a short amount of time. We will forever be grateful!!
We would like to thank the whole DUC team. You guys are amazing and we will not hesitate to recommend your services to our friends and family.”
Claudia and Iulian Hutanu – September 2022