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  1. Hi All, just looking a bit of advice.. been in Aus since Aug 2011 and just became a Permanent Resident in Jan this year 2014 ( so PR 9 months approx) , decided to transfer my Private Pension into my qualifying Aus Qrops fund ... wasn't really a large amount around $68k in Aus after currency conversion .. I have just received a letter from my Aus Super fund asking me to pick one of two options on a NAT 11724 ATO form and sign and return .. looks like I have to pay 15% tax on my transfer hopefully I'm reading this wrong ..I have until 20/09/14 to advise my super fund on NAT 11724 ! As usual any and all advice appreciated
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    QROPS query on Tax transfer

    Thanks Alan.. may drop you a PM at some stage shortly to discuss if that's ok ?
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    Subclass 115 query

    Hi All, hoping someone one can help out on a subclass 115 query , I recently obtained PR for my family (UK)after being on a 457 for just over 2 1/2 years . I'd like to sponsor my only sibling (Brother) as I am his last remaining relative (my mother passed away recently) and it would nice to have him here in Australia with me ..can anyone advise on this visa ? Also I know it takes a while to obtain the 115 and there is also a definition of settled from DIAC as below ..i.e "Settled A person is considered settled if they are an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen who is lawfully resident in Australia for a reasonable period. In normal circumstances, two years is considered to be a reasonable period. For Australian citizens this period may be reduced to at least three months." Does my 457 time count as "settled" as well as my new PR ,I have been in the same state and job since my arrival in Australia for over 2 1/2 years . Welcome any and all advice Thanks
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    Subclass 115 query

    Hi , no partner he is single ... wasn't aware of the waiting period ...15 years is a long time Thanks
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi All, 186 approval today(family of four from UK) Employer and employee noms...this forum has been a fantastic source of information and a great source of hope some info as below... Employer and Employee nomination where submitted together in melbourne office..my MA indicated that this saves time as both are then allocated to the same case officer. We submitted all police clearances UK and Aussie ,along with all our medicals and also form 80 was completed and all uploaded 19/09/13 been a long wait ...good luck to all stilll awaiting a grant i understand your concern and wish all a positive outcome.
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Now that's what I call Xmas present ..congrats great way to kick off 2014
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    At last , over the moon for you Isabel ...I think that's made your Xmas
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Congrats Ivar what a nice Xmas present can I ask which DIPB office ?
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Having spent nearly 14k so far on a family DR visa via an MA and realise that different offices are vastly different processing times can be very frustating ...I hope you dont endure a communicationless 6+ months as some have done ...as another member has pointed out DR apps are very expensive and the clear message from DIAC is that they are treated as a priority ..which at Vic does not seem to ring true I have seen other fortunate individuals granted 186 ens which is great ..but you should understand that until you have the grant you are effectively in limbo .
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    agree totally but all we can do is wait like little mushrooms !
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi, you are absolutely right all the approvals seem to be parramatta , I haven't seen anyone reference the Vic immi in quite a while my time line 186 ens Transition stream DR via MA @ Vic immi Employer nom 19/09/13 Employee nom 19/09/13 no "co" allocated to date , no comms Best wishes to all who are waiting
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    yip ...very frustrating not waiting quite as long as you ..but.... DR through transition stream Employer and employees nominations loaded on 19/09/13 via MA all medicals police clearances ,form 80 the kitchen sink etc etc ...still no news !
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    As far as I'm aware HAP ID is only required if your offshore , Medibank send the medical directly to DIAC and they link that to your app my app was DR and that's how it worked with my Medicals recently
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    I hope you get good news soon Isabel ..it's a very very frustrating process !
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    DR Transitition stream, Employer and Employee nomination submitted to Vic office 19/09/13 along with all medicals police clearances etc not a word to date !
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hi All, just thought I'd pop my timeline in. here also ... DR app via MA, family of four (UK) employer and employee nomination both submitted on 19/09/13 @ Vic office all Medicals ,police clearances and form 80 front loaded ... MA queried DR progress to DIAC and response .... as below not helpful "Standard processing times are outlined on our website at the link below: http://www.immi.gov.au/about/charters/client-services-charter/visas/8.0.htm" good luck to everyone who has been unfortunate enough to use the Vic office
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    186 ENS TRN query

    hmmmm...all very frustrating ..guess I just have to wait it out
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    186 ENS TRN query

    Hi All , i have engaged an MA to submit a Decision ready app ..submitted 4 weeks ago ..I have requested the TRN number which he has provided but the DIAC website also requires a password to access the status ,the MA has informed me he will update me as and when necessary but I d like to see status ,I.e when case officer is assigned , extra docs requested etc etc ....has anyone else had issues getting the password of the MA or is it unreasonable to ask for the password to check ..I just don't want to be pestering the MA ! Thanks
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    186 ENS TRN query

    Thanks Guys ...disappointed that you cant see timeline ..how do others know when a case officer is assigned etc ..as it seems people are able to show their timelines ..is this only when visa is granted that the timeline is viewable ?
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    457 to PR dependent query

    Hi All, quick question ..I'm applying to move from my current 457 to PR in a couple of weeks via a "decision ready" application via a migration agent . I have a son (24) back home in Uni currently finishing off his Masters in Dec 2013 and he is a full time student and is currently a dependent on my 457 and will also be included as a dependent on my PR app (age limit is 25 as long as in full time ed and dependent ) There is a break over the summer Aug to end of Sep where he wants to come over to Oz and take a part time job for a few months (20hrs a week) I'm concerned that if he takes a job in Oz even at only 20 hrs a week that he may be classed as a "non-dependant" family member and not qualify under my PR app ...anybody any thoughts ..apart from the obvious ..i.e tell him not to work
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    457 to PR dependent query

    Thanks Guys ..wish I would have done it a year ago Hindsight is a wonderful thing ..yes I hear about 4 months for a decision ready app
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    PR dependent query

    Thanks to all ...my sponsoring company uses their own migration agent ..but I'm open to suggestions on recommend agents that forum users may have used in the past/present . Many thanks
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    PR dependent query

    Hi All, hopefully someone within the forum can answer my question Currently residing in Oz on an Employer sponsored 457 visa (since Aug 11) ..I originally emigrated with my wife and son ..we are eligible this year (Aug 2013) for PR via my employer with whom my contract states that they will sponsor me after two years ...here is the dilemna ...I have two sons one (15) who I brought to Australia under my 457 visa and my other son who was still in University and halfway through his studies and unable to emigrate at the time .. he now finishes his studies/Masters in June and we would like him to come under my PR application in August as we are currently split as a family..he is currently 23 and turns 24 in July ...and we will be applying for PR in August Has anyone any advice/experience to offer to us as to the visa requirements to enable him to join us ? All and any advice will be very much appreciated
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    PR dependent query

    Hi, I currently support my son by sending money home each month as he is a full time student , still residing at home I have yet to sell my UK residence, due the current downturn in house prices over the last few years , but he is dependant on our support at the moment to finish his studies
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