Hello and welcome! Glad to have ya interested in us and once again in the World of Vana'diel. You'll find your return to be quite rewarding with all the changes and additions over the years, then of course FFXI will change entirely come June with the first of 3 new lvl increases. It'll be interesting to see how crazy and powerful everyone and thing will become...hehe
You can find more info on how to transfer your character using the ~ World Transfer Service ~ It does cost $25 though, but if you wanna just start over from lvl 1...we're here to help you whenever we can.
Shall grant ya membership shortly, and please do read through our forums, post where appropriate and join us socially. There are tons of things to know about us all over...
Achasia or Brialyn can get ya a Pearl in-game sometime, though with it being Easter today; may be later tonight or tomorrow!