Forums

  1. Moving to Australia

    1. Visa Chat

      Discuss all aspects about migrating to Australia and the visa process. This forum is for discussing Australian visas and migrating to Australia. 

      555,908
      posts
    2. Skilled Visas

      (e.g. 189, 190, 489)
      4,100
      posts
    3. Family / Partner Visas

      (e.g. Partner 309/820, Parent 143/103, Child 101,802)
      38,869
      posts
    4. Temporary Visas

      (457, 417)
      3,325
      posts
    5. Business Skills Visas

      (subclasses 132, 188, and 890 to 893)

      12
      posts
    6. Business Sponsored

      (186, 187)
      54,117
      posts
    7. Working Holiday Visas

      Discuss backpacking round Australia and Working Holiday Visas
      20,872
      posts
    8. 35,895
      posts
  2. Life in Australia

    1. Aussie Chat

      All the latest news, gossip and general chat about migrating to and living in Australia.

      522,685
      posts
    2. Household

      Removals, creepie crawlies, health a, welfare and pets - Everything to making your home in Oz.

      20,766
      posts
    3. Renting & Real Estate

      Renting and real estate discussion on properties in Australia.

      25,935
      posts
    4. Money & Finance

      Discuss foreign exchange, mortgages, lending and finance in general for your new life in Australia.

      40,130
      posts
    5. Education

      Talk about the Australian kindergarten, schools and higher education system.

      17,699
      posts
    6. Health

      Discuss all health related matters

      12,389
      posts
    7. Careers and Vacancies

      Discuss your career , job prospects and employment in Australia.

      82,077
      posts
    8. Kids Down Under

      Forum for chat about schools, playgroups, kids clubs, childcare options, activities, days out, where to shop, playparks and more.

      9,302
      posts
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      posts
    10. 31,382
      posts
    11. Travel

      Discuss flights, vacations and holidays

      13,992
      posts
  3. Australian States & Territories

    1. ACT

      Discuss migrating to and living in the Australian Capital Territory. This includes Canberra and its surrounds.
      9,313
      posts
    2. New South Wales

      Discuss migrating to and living in New South Wales.
      20,775
      posts
    3. Northern Territory

      Discuss migrating to and living in the Northern Territory
      2,249
      posts
    4. Queensland

      Discuss migrating to and living in Queensland. This includes Brisbane and its surrounds.
      31,169
      posts
    5. South Australia

      Discuss migrating to and living in South Australia
      5,391
      posts
    6. Tasmania

      Discuss migrating to and living in Tasmania. This includes Hobart and its surrounds.
      4,267
      posts
    7. Victoria

      Discuss migrating to and living in Victoria
      28,762
      posts
    8. Western Australia

      Discuss migrating to and living in Western Australia. This includes Perth and its surrounds.
      41,437
      posts
  4. Partner Forums

    1. Money Transfer: Ask Moneycorp

      Expert advice from Moneycorp on all aspects of foreign exchange.

      2,735
      posts
    2. Banking: Ask NAB

      Expert advice from NAB on all aspects of migrant and expatriate banking.

      1,406
      posts
    3. Financial Advice: Ask Vista

      Vista Financial Services - Expert Advice on Financial Advice, UK Pensions Transfers to Australian Superannuation – QROP

      1,133
      posts
    4. Shipping Pets: Ask Pet Air

      Pet Travel queries? Ask Pet Air - A bespoke pet travel service owned and run by vets.

      1,430
      posts
  5. Moving to the UK

    1. UK Chat

      Are you an expat in Australia moving back to the UK. Use this forum to discuss the move back.

      124,421
      posts
    2. 434
      posts
    3. 503
      posts
    4. 1,365
      posts
  • Latest Topics

  • Latest Posts

    • Applied for 190 on July 3rd 2017, got requested for Medicals this morning (July 24th 2017), we have Medicals next week (31st July 2017). B
    • Oh no.....we are about to lodge our application and were really hoping to be in Oz in Jan.......wishful thinking I guess!   


    • We have been asked 3 times for further documents... my OH is self employed and so they've been wanting more proof of his hours worked!! X


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    • Hi all First English is now my first language so please bear with me. I'm very confused now and need your help desperately.  Around 2 years ago (2015) I applied for studying in Australia and was granted student visa. My course consists of Cert III & Cert IV in Commercial Cookery as well as Diploma & Adv Diploma in Hospitality which lasts for a total of 2.5 years. I'm going to finish my Diploma soon in this June/July and intend to apply for visa 485 after that Here is some of my information: 1. I have completed Cert III & Cert IV in Commercial Cookery and going to finish Diploma in Hospitality this June/July (total academic years would be 2 by the time I finish Diploma) 2. I work mostly as kitchen hand/cook from the time that I came to Australia. And all of my experience I gained was in Australia.  My questions are: 1/ Is it legal to stop studying and change visa types (in my case from international student to 485) or do I have to finish Adv Diploma? 2/ I know that the nominated occupation that I have to apply for skill assessment has to be in MLTSSL list (which is chef only), but I intend to apply for 190 with nominated occupation being cook (not chef). Is it possible for me to apply 2 skill assessments, one with nominated job as chef (for visa 485) and one with nominated job as cook (for 190 later on, maybe) 3/ I work mostly as kitchen hand/cook now. So is my work experience valid for chef/cook skills assessment? If it is valid, which occupation? 4/ Let's assume that I am granted visa 485 and on the way of applying for 190. Should I request for WA nomination, or should I ask for state nomination from other states? I study, graduate and work in WA and from what I know state governments tend to give opportunities for in-state graduates, but I read somewhere in this forum that WA is longer grant visa 190.   5/ How do you calculate experience points (for 189 and 190)? I read somewhere said "you have to be deemed qualified", what does "qualified" even mean? Does it mean you have to get a full skill assessment (PSA, JRE, JRWA & JRFA) or do I just need to complete step 1 (PSA) and I can start counting my experience?  6/ This question is actually about RSMS and TSS visas. I'm not really sure what are the requirements for employers/sponsors in order for them to be eligible for sponsor (turnover more than 1 million a year? the business cannot be fast food or mall cafe? Anything else?)  7/ What are the requirements for employees who want to apply for RSMS and TSS?  Sorry for asking soooooooooo many questions. Any advice would be appreciated!!!     
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