Job offer - 15/09/2011
Ahpra sent - 30/09/2011
Ahpra Letter of Eligibility - 20/01/2012
457 sent 23/02/2012
Meds 27/02/2012 - Only req for me not hubby
Meds Approved 02/03/2012
457 granted 13/03/12
The AHPRA registration was by far the most difficult part of the process.
there are plently of other threads with good guides of what is needed for this process. I would advise you to take the time to make sure all docs are included and correctly notorised if required. Remember you WILL require a transcript from your college that gives details hours spent on theory subjects and practical placements. Its not a bad idea to get the ball rolling on that one asap
457 is frontloaded with TRN from employer
Used the Evisa system to upload:
Passports - me and hubby
AHPRA letter of eligibility
2 charactor references
Health insurance - see below *****
Nursing degree cert
we were not 100% about private health insurance so started digging in these forums
After reading many posts on this forum re visa entry requirements for health insurance and reciprical health care we decided to take a Annual Travel Policy for the 2 of us for £62.20 with admiral and register for medicare after arrival - with the hope that a screen print of the certificate would satisfy our CO.
Visa granted today.