Hi to everyone at PIO!!
We have been members of PIO since July 07 but only just plucked up the courage to send our first thread (been reading all the helful posts since though!)
Rob (35) is an Electrician with 19 nearly 20 years experience and i Louise (27) work in Finance. We are in the process of applying for the 175 skilled independent visa (on the back of Rob being an Electrician) and are looking at heading to Perth. We have no children at present but is something we plan for the near future once settled in Oz (fingers and everything else crossed!)
We started the process in Feb 07 and decided to go through an Agency who have been very helpful. It has come at a costly price which we know could have been saved by doing all the research ourselves but without them we would still be in the same thinking and not doing position!
Finally we have managed to gather all the necessary evidence and fill out all the right forms, our application is now sent and we have been told by our Agent we are in "the system"!
As with most of you guys we wait patiently!
17th Aug 07 - TRA sent
19th Sept 07 - TRA approved
14th Feb 08 - 175 Visa Application sent
28th Feb 08 - Case No given/Fee taken