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    When and how did you tell family?

    I can see all sides. I think it does depend on your background and experiences. My in laws would be the type that would put on a brave face not necessarily like the idea but support it. My mother in law moved over from Ireland with her family at 15. But her and her sisters haven't strayed far from each other at all. One of our cousins live in New Zealand now the rest still local My dad was in the Navy and is all for me going, though my step mum has said he's putting on a brave face. He knows all too well the risk that you might not get home for a loved one, again maybe he doesn't have as strong maternal tie as he hasn't lived with me since I was 5, bit we are very close and I know he'll miss me. My mum however, is the one that I feel did "emotionally black mail" me I thought about it a lot and the usual, you can't take the grandkids away from me, it's not fair statements I suspected. But to then get texts about how you contemplated suicide before and the only reason you haven't is because of the kids is not fair. We then got to the point where we almost stopped talking and then I didn't go. (She has other grandchildren) I explained I was doing it for the kids to give them a better life don't you want us to be happy? And she said I don't care about your happiness. This second time round I have adopted beachbabes thought process. You can't stay around for someone else's happiness. I am not responsible for them. You have to do what's right for you, by someone asking you to stay essentially what their saying is your needs are not as important as mine. As a mother now, as much as I love my kids their life is their journey not mine, it's my job to love and support them and encourage them. My mum made the mistake of making me and the kids her world and everything in it, now if we leave she has nothing. Having grown up with tears when I wanted to go to a university more than an hour away, or move out with friends it's made me push back, I wouldn't do that to my kids. So I appreciate the honesty from you all, I get that no it's not just a 24hr flight, but also it's not never again. We had a lady in our town hit by car a died at the scene two days ago none of her family were there either and they lived 5 minutes away. I know it's a sentimental nice thought that we die peacefully in a bed surrounded by loved ones but sometimes it's not like that. I can't hang around for 10-15yrs just in case, I think you have to accept that part of the move. We have decided however that we aren't telling family until we have submitted the visa application so they know it's a definite possibility, there's no talking us out of it and it's in the hands of the authorities whether we stay or go
  2. TheBs

    When and how did you tell family?

    Wow, that's an aspiring outlook to have on life. I agree with your thought process, hopefully I'm as mentally strong as you too. . Where did you go? Did you go single or as a couple/family?
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    State Nominated Vs Sponsored

    Ok thank you. Yes I understand the uproot of everyone should I not get PR would be difficult. That's why I was wondering how many people have been successful with going on sponsor and then getting PR and how they found it x
  4. TheBs

    State Nominated Vs Sponsored

    Ahh thanks Marisa Yes I think I understood it wrong then. I thought even if I was the main applicant his age would not allow him one. I have only spoken in email so far, all of these questions such as relocation fees, and what is covered I haven't asked yet. I just thought I'd do some research into pros and cons before the call xx
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    State Nominated Vs Sponsored

    Also my added factor is that my husband is 43 this year, which is very close to the age where he won't get PR. So unless we can start application as soon as we're in Oz I think the safer option would be to just go for the state nominated option with PR than sponsor anyway
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    State Nominated Vs Sponsored

    I think I will, these are questions I am going to ask on the phonecall next month. I need to make sure the kids and my husband are included on my visa. Why would you prefer a PR just because of the kids? Is it just for that security or is there something else?
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    State Nominated Vs Sponsored

    Yes we're going for WA. Really good news for the new year. Must be really disheartening just waiting. Fingers crossed you get some good news too
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    State Nominated Vs Sponsored

    Yes it did, My ApHRA registration had a slight hiccup, with documents being signed but they said once I have them they will re activate my account and I don't have to start the process again. So as soon as the portal opens in Jan for me to start skills ax I can. Though the recruitment company know this and still want to talk to me
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    State Nominated Vs Sponsored

    Hey everyone hope you all had a great Christmas. I am in the process of applying for my state nominated visa, which gives us PR and more freedom as to where I work and live, as well as access to medical care etc. However I have also been contacted by a nursing recruitment company who want to offer sponsorship. So I know with sponsored visa I have to stay in that state for 2 years, it's not PR and PR isn't garunteed either, but I'm guessing the process is quicker. Interested to hear from people who have been successful in going sponsored visa and then doing PR. How did you find the process? I've heard people say it's more expensive to live without PR how is that? If you came with a partner were they able to find work or was it more difficult without PR? Anything else you'd like to share please do. Many thanks And happy new year
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    190 wait times

    Oh yes I will have, I have my English test next week
  11. TheBs

    190 wait times

    Hmmm thank you, I'm not sure I can get that extra 5 points from anywhere I've done 8+ yrs already. Nevermind I'll have to wait it out. Thanks
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    190 wait times

    Thanks Pooja Why did your points get updated to 90? I have 85 points at the moment
  13. Hi so I completed my nurse training as a Diploma 14yrs ago and have done my BSC In Specialist Community Public Health Nursing. So at the moment I'm stream B on APHRA. If they decide I'm still stream B after doing the portfolio section I have to do the multiple choice question exam Anyone done this and can give an idea what it entails? Thanks
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    190 wait times

    My goodness! So if I'm reading that right the EOI time potentially could only be a month in some cases. Then once invited to apply for visa you get 60days to do so, that process though is what the immi site is saying could be anywhere between 5 and 20 months
  15. Hey, Can anyone give me an average of the length of time you've waited between submitting you EOI and being invited to apply for a visa? Particularly any nurses. I realise covid is slowing things down too. So just after an average length of time. Aus immigration site is saying anywhere from 5-20months. Thanks in advance
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