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Farrukh Zeeshan

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  1. Yes, you cannot claim points for employment prior to this date, if you are short of points, and working in the same company, better wait till July to claim 5 points for 1 year work experience in Australia in your nominated occupation.
  2. The Federal Government today announced a targeted increase to the 2012–13 migration program, providing additional places to help fill skills shortages in parts of the Australian economy. Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Chris Bowen MP said the planned migration program in the 2012–13 Budget would provide support to the growth regions and sectors of Australia's economy struggling to meet acute skills shortages. 'The measured increase of 5000 places—from 185 000 to 190 000—comes in the context of significant skills gaps in both the short and medium term in certain sectors of our patchwork economy,' Mr Bowen said. The 2012–13 migration program includes a skill stream of 129 250 places, 60 185 family places and a special eligibility stream of 565 places. Mr Bowen said regional visas would also continue to be given high processing priority to recognise the needs of regional employers and encourage regional migration. Up to 16 000 places have been reserved for the regional sponsored migration scheme (skilled) to ensure those areas have the support they need to fill skills gaps, grow local economies and strengthen communities.
  3. Farrukh Zeeshan

    176 visa points.

    I am afraid the above mentioned info is not correct. you only need to have 1 year experience to be eligible to apply for 176 visa. You need to provide evidence for 12 months experience during the last 24 months.
  4. Farrukh Zeeshan

    176 with < 7.0 IELTS

    Don't even think about applying without 7 each in IELTS @Lpkm Unfortunately, the solution you suggested is not workable as the date of IELTS result must be before the date of visa application. I have seen cases where people got visa refusal letters same day they were assigned a case officer. Wish you best of luck for your IELTS result.
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    How much is the 2nd VAC Fees?

    Why you need to pay 2nd installment?
  6. Farrukh Zeeshan

    Do I qualify under ICT Business Analyst?

    If you share the courses you studied during both of your degrees, and main responsibilities of your current job (as job title does not necessarily mean the same with different employers and different industries), then it will be easier for members to share their opinions.
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    IELTS - General or Academic?

    You need IELTS General Training Best of Luck
  8. I believe not the applications will be processed lot quicker than before.
  9. Farrukh Zeeshan

    confusion on visa 176 cat and points, HELP!!!

    You must have received acknowledgment of valid visa application mentioning the date of application.
  10. Farrukh Zeeshan

    New Points Test Announced

    Perfect timing. Wish you best of luck. Hopefully you will have a CO very soon.
  11. Annual update of Skilled Occupation List effective 1 July 2011 – 6 June 2011 The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) will change from 1 July 2011. There will be 13 occupations added and four occupations removed. See: Annual Update of Skilled Occupation List – 1 July 2011 (111KB PDF file)
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    New Points Test Announced

    New points test for skilled migrants effective 1 July 2011 – 6 June 2011 On 1 July 2011 a new points test for skilled migrants will come into effect. http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/whats-new.htm#a
  13. Farrukh Zeeshan

    No Birth Cert

    no harm in uploading later, you have 28 days for it
  14. CSL is history now, so what do you mean by 175 (non CSL)