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  1. purplealster

    Repeating a year of School

    They will be substantially older than you and by more than 6 months. My son turned 11 in April and one of his best friends will only turn 10 in July. The difference in maturity is quite evident .
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    Parent visa application timelines (143 & 173)

    I checked the queue calculator and it gave me a figure queue date of 07/02/20 of 35,370. https://www.ecom.immi.gov.au/qcalc/
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    Primary School Teacher

    I have several highly qualified teacher friends that have to take on casual work, usually only at a few hours notice to cover sick teachers etc. This is due to there not being enough permanent primary teacher vacancies, especially in the nicer areas. I do have some teacher friends that live in our local area (northern beaches of Sydney) that drive to western Sydney areas such as Auburn and Punchbowl but only because they have been there for years and don't want to have to compete with the hundreds of teachers that are looking for jobs around here. There has also been a 'dumbing down' of teaching degrees in Australia - in terms of entry requirements and what is needed to pass and assessment marks (Google will give you more information) so there are way more teachers flooding the school market so unfortunately, I would agree, that if you want to be a teacher, go for it, but it is an unlikely route to permanent settlement into Australia. *in saying this - it may be possible for you to get a visa for some remote part of Australia - such as the NT but this would require an undertaking to stay there location wise for some time. Teaching in areas like these would not be for the fainthearted. It would be best to speak to an immigration consultant to see what your prospects are in terms of this option.*
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    Parent visa application timelines (143 & 173)

    I stand corrected - that was much earlier than 2016. However a spike in numbers usually means that a regulation is about to change for a certain visa class. I have done a look on google and it seems that there was a change in Nov 2016 with regards to including adult children / children as dependents to certain visa's the 143 included - the age limit was changed to 23. Alot of Indian and Asian families still have 'dependent' children up to that age on their visa applications. These nationalities make up the majority of these visa applications so you will probably find they form the the bulk of the visa applicants trying to apply before the change.
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    Parent visa application timelines (143 & 173)

    The then government decided to do away with the non contributory parent visa's which then led to a mass rush of panicked CPV 143 applications. The change was then rejected by the senate (I believe) and the non contributory visa re-instated but those 143 applications are still in the queue.
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    Can we get a visa??

    I have lived in 3 countries and had children in the UK and Australia. Australia isn't much better than the UK in terms of day to day living. The weather may be warmer, but in fact I find it too hot and humid and I really only enjoy the Spring and Autumn heat. There is a big drug problem in Australia, especially with Ice and if you think that living in a decent area will combat this, you are mistaken. We live in a very high social economic area in Sydney and drugs and booze are a very real issue here - nangs, weed, ice - you name it, the teens can get their hands on it easily. Luckily, my one child is very anti social and stays at home all the time so doesn't get peer pressured, my youngest is sports mad so we think he will avoid it all - but our middle child is a people pleaser and wants everyone to be happy all the time, even at her own expense so we are keeping a very, very close on her and her friendship circle. Australia is not utopia, it is a country just like the UK and has it's issues.
  7. Here is link to a government website updated in Jan 2020 https://guides.dss.gov.au/child-support-guide/1/6/2 Look under heading Australian citizenship can be acquired automatically by birth or by adoption
  8. It would seem this is in fact true - just google 'child born australian citizen parent temporary'. However, it is unlikely a 10 year old would be able to sponsor a parent on a 143 at that age especially when there are obligations that need to be fulfilled - financial, medical etc.
  9. As far as I am aware, a child can only be eligible for Australian citizenship if the parents were PR or citizens themselves at the time of the childs birth. My son was born an australian citizen because we were PR at the time of his birth but his sister was not because when she was born two years earlier we were on 457 visas and therefore she had the same status as us. Just being born in Australia doesn't automatically give you citizenship.
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    143 / bridging visa / dependents

    I am glad that your daughter is better - but the reality is that we all have valid desperate reasons for our families to be together. My mum has just turned 70 and has lived on her own without myself or 3 siblings for close to 25 years (my Dad died 27 years ago and she has never remarried). My sister and I here in Aus are desperate for her to live whats left of her one life, here with us in Sydney - with her grandchildren - instead of the fleeting 3 weeks a year with her that we currently have. Sadly, we have to follow protocol and wait patiently in the line just like everyone else. My mum applied for her visa in September 2016 and we anticipate she will get it no earlier than the end of 2021. As has already been mentioned above, 2016 was a big applicant year due to potential visa class cancellation and people rushed to submit - applicants today would be lucky if they get their visa's in 8 years and the parent visa is one the government would like to stop so who knows what is going to happen in the future. Unfortunately teeneagers always know better - but your daughter should follow the great advice that some of the forum members have given here. The decision you make will have lifelong implications. Good Luck!
  11. purplealster

    190 visa state change from SA to NSW

    Not necessarily. There are plenty of selective state schools which require you write exams and pass should you wish to attend. Most of these schools surpass the private schools in their results. I personally think that these state visa's should be revoked if the 2 year obligation is not met, or alternatively - if you haven't lived in the sponsoring state, no citizenship should be granted.
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    Sponsor new rule application! ?

    Hi, Are you able to advise what new rule you are referring to? Many Thanks
  13. I have already posted this in the parent visa section, but thought it may have more of audience here as I am sure the Financial Sponsor question would apply to all family visas. Hi Everyone! My mother has a 143 queue date of the 16th September 2016. She would like to apply for the 870 visa - 3 year validity. I know that the sponsor has to be approved before the visa gets applied for. This is no problem - however my spouse has just been made redundant and they are the main financial earner in our household. The information on the immi site says that the income test needs to be passed and this is based on last financial year's tax statement. Do they ask for any other information pertaining to current employment such as proof of employment? A job should be found job fairly quickly, so that is not a concern but as we all know, after years and years of waiting, we are keen to get Mum here so would like to get the ball rolling asap. Another question I have is regarding sponsorship of more than one parent. If for e.g my brother in law sponsors my mum instead, would he be able to sponsor his mum at a later stage too? Many Thanks in advance for any help received!
  14. Hi Everyone! My mother has a 143 queue date of the 16th September 2016. She would like to apply for the 870 visa - 3 year validity. I know that the sponsor has to be approved before the visa gets applied for. This is no problem - however my spouse has just been made redundant and they are the main financial earner in our household. The information on the immi site says that the income test needs to be passed and this is based on last financial year's tax statement. Do they ask for any other information pertaining to current employment such as proof of employment? A job should be found job fairly quickly, so that is not a concern but as we all know, after years and years of waiting, we are keen to get Mum here so would like to get the ball rolling asap. Another question I have is regarding sponsorship of more than one parent. If for e.g my brother in law sponsors my mum instead, would he be able to sponsor his mum at a later stage too? Many Thanks in advance for any help received!
  15. I love my mother dearly and she is currently in the queue - Sept 2016 application date however I would rather stick hot needles in my eye than have a labor government.
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