we have a 19 year old son who has been in college for three years hated every minute of it but has finally paid off has he has started an apprenticeship in carpentry this week, because he has done two years in carpentry already he can get qualified within 6-12 months.
I have been offered a job on a sponsored visa 457 because they want me to sart before april however after doing some research i donk like the idea of this visa. although i dont feel we will have any problem getting a PR visa after a year, it will prove even more difficult to prove my son is dependant on us if we live thousands of miles away from each other. So interested in the new subclass visa 175, although we still have to prove him dependant there is no way on this earth he could get a mortage, rent a house or room, pay all the bills, cloth himself, buy food, pay to run his car (which is currently in my name on my insurance and still costs £80 month) more if he comes off my insurance. He wouldnt need a car if he didnt work, but if he didnt work the government would be keeping him. Im proud of my son hes got moderate dyslexia and we had a 7 year battle with ed authorities to get him the right education, in the end we won and he got a placement at the only dyslexic school in england. Hes no A student but did much much better at this specialised school then he ever would have done at his previous one.
at times he felt suicidal when he was young because he was always classed as naughty but he just couldnt read or spell very well and teachers had little time to spend with him. he did well at college got a distinction in carpentry has worked 30 hours ontop of his full time college course and now he faces being rejected for working hard.
I would love to hear from anyone who has managed to get there older child in on their visa and just what proof do they require. Both myself and husband are on the jobs in demand list and eventually my son too will be useful in the oZ workforce, do they see past this?
Me and my husband can bring such a lot of experience and skill to OZ but I know for shore that I will not go unless he can come, I wouldnt leave him out on the streets, and I certainly do not want him housed by the council in emergency, in my job i work with patients who expereince this accommodation and sadly these people end up in trouble spots where crime and drugs are vast.
tracy n john