I'm looking at emigrating to Oz and want to apply for permanent residency. My dilema is whether to go for a skilled visa or a family sponsored one.
I work in IT as a Network Security Engineer (which is of the skills shortage list) and have over 5 years experience in this area.
I also have a sister that could sponsor me as she is married to an Aussie and lives over there as a Permanent Resident in Melbourne.
I think I have the points to do it either way, so the question really is which would be easier / quicker?
An important factor is that I (and my wife) would want to live and work in Sydney, whilst my sister lives in Melbourne. Do you have to live in the same City / State as the person who sponsors your Visa (if you go down that road?)
As I said, I would prefer to do the application myself rather than pay for an agency.
Many thanks in advance,