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    155/157 Return Residency Visa

    Unless you are planning to leave Australia in the coming few months for a vacation, you don't need an RRV. If you apply now, the maximum you would get is 1 year RRV. Only after living in Australia for 2 years, you would get a 5 year RRV
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    489 SA Visa IT Point Requirements

    When you go to the link below, you will see what are the special conditions for the occupation: http://www.migration.sa.gov.au/skilled-migrants/nomination-process/skilled-nomination-requirements/supplementary-skilled-list-and-special-conditions-apply You need to fall in on of the categories which have been mentioned on this page. I am an international graduate of South Australia. I have worked in a skilled occupation in South Australia for the last 12 months. I have an immediate family member permanently residing in South Australia for 12 months or more. I have high points. If you do not fall under the first three categories, then when you click on the High Points, you will see that it says you need to have 90 points to qualify. As of 1 March 2018, if you have 90 points (including state nomination points) on the Department of Home Affairs points test, you will be able to access additional occupations (special conditions and Supplementary Skilled List). You can apply for either a 489 or 190 visa provided you meet the minimum high points requirement and all other skilled nomination requirements.Please note for some occupations,you can only apply for a 489 provisional visa. Some occupations have been closed for high points nomination for the rest of the program year – see details at the bottom of this page.
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    How do people actually get into work in Australia?

    I got lucky in that regard and I moved to SA of all places. IT openings in SA always hovers around 300-450 on Seek. I had built up lots of contacts while I was still abroad but that did not help me much. I landed on a Saturday, applied for a job the next day, got a call from a recruiter on Tuesday and a month later I landed my first contract through the same recruiter. I spoke to multiple other recruiters while I was waiting on the interview to be set up and none of them seemed promising. The only thing I did was I toned down my resume a bit and have gone one step lower than what I was in the US. I had come prepared for that when I decided to move here. I was lucky to have found job within a month of moving here and a year later a permanent role in the same organisation. Australia tough but knowing someone does not translate into jobs in IT as few people seem to suggest though.
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    Anyone recommend a good immigration lawyer?

    All MA's who post on this forum are good. @wrussell, @Alan Collett, @Raul Senise, @Richard Gregan. You can get in touch with any one of them.
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    You need to make your first visit to Australia within 1 year of your Police/Medicals. This can just be for a holiday to validate your PR. Once you have done that you will have 5 years to make your permanent move.
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    Visitor visa for my family

    The visitor visa subclass 600 is normally a multiple entry visa. So the 12 month stay is normally every time they enter Australia within the validity of the visa. Also the visa stay may be granted for 6/12 months stay but the visa may be valid for 2-3 years depending on the CO obviously. My parents applied last year and they got 3 years visa with each stay up to 3 months.
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    Do Aussies hate Asian people?

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    Do Aussies hate Asian people?

    Sorry there is lots of stuff posted in this thread which does not make sense. I don't even know people who are posting this stuff actually believe in it. Racism has nothing to do with whom you hang out with, basically that has 0 impact in fact. I know people who have been born and raised in Australia/America face racism, even though they behave and talk like the locals. I lived in the US for 14 years and being an Indian, even though I changed a little bit, I remained true to who I was prior to moving to the US. I did not change my accent, nor did I create some fake persona to mingle with the locals. I still had very little issues, the people who decide to the racist will do so even if you seamlessly fit in with the locals. No one can change who you are and people who have a problem with that with continue to do so in spite of your best efforts. To answer the question posted, I don't think Australia is any more racist than any country around the world. I have been working and living here for just over a year and I haven't faced much issues. Just be true to yourself and be friends with people you want to be friends with irrespective of who they are. Don't try to be someone you are not. For me assimilation means follow the laws of the land you live in, be a good citizen and contribute to the society as much as you can.
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    Skilled Visa

    You can find this information on their website. If in any doubt please consult a registered migration agent.
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    186 Direct Entry - Employer change

    In complicated cases like these where you might end up losing your status with one misstep, it is better to consult a Registered Migration Agent. This is not a type of decision you can make based on answers on a forum. RMA's should be able to look at your case individually and suggest the right path, which is not possible on a public forum.
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    Do Aussies hate Asian people?

    I have been here in Australia for little over a year. I haven't faced any racism yet but again I live in Adelaide, not sure about other big cities.
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    Migration Agents

    I will highly recommend Go Matilda @Alan Collett. We used them and they were brilliant. The others posting on this forum are great as well.
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    189 Visa rejected - urgent advice

    There are some very good agents who post on this forum. @wrussell, @Richard Gregan, @Alan Collett @Raul Senise et all.
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    First steps

    Yup can't believe how things have changed with the immigration over the last few years. When we applied it was 175/176 visas and it was a straightforward application. No EOI's and no invitations
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    First steps

    Best of luck with your process, hope everything goes smoothly with your application.