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    Changing employer on 457 visa

    Hi everyone, I made the move to Sydney in April 2016, and I've been working as a nurse in a private hospital since then, on a 457 visa. I have applied for a new position in the public health system, and wondered if anyone had any experience with changing sponsors for the 457 visa? How easy is it, timescale, price etc? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Alex Sent using Poms in Oz mobile app
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    Who pays for a 457 visa?

    Hi all, This may seem like a stupid question, but I was wanting to clarify who pays for a 457 visa? I've been nominated by my employer (I'm currently on a working holiday visa), and have filled all of the details for myself and my de facto partner for our 457 visa. The website states the cost for the visa will be $2120, and I wondered if this will be payed by the employer, or by myself? Any advice would be gratefully received :cool: Thanks, Alex
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    Northerner new to Manly

    Hi Dani! Your situation sounds very similar to mine! I arrived in Sydney in April on a 457 visa, along with my fiancé Tom, and haven't really had a chance to meet new people other than work colleagues so far. We're northerners too, from Yorkshire, and now living in St Leonard's on the north shore. Did you have any success with the meetup website? Alex x
  4. Hi, Just looking for some advice, I travelled to Sydney on a working holiday visa, and I have been offered employer sponsorship on a 457 visa. I'm wondering about the ease of transition between these visas, I have heard that I can't commence the 457 without first leaving and reentering the country, but I'm not sure if this is just a myth. Has anyone else made this transition? Any advice appreciated :wink: Thanks, Alex
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    URGENT nurse AHPRA advice needed please

    Thanks everyone, I got a really quick reply from my case officer confirming that the extension is in place until December 2016, I'm relieved beyond words!! I will now read every last word of important correspondence twice! I think I just took in "notice in principle" and started celebrating! We fly on Thursday and everything's fallen into place now, couldn't be happier. Just the goodbyes here I'm dreading! Sent from my E2105 using Tapatalk
  6. Hi everyone, I'm looking for some advice from nurses who have travelled across to present at AHPRA in order to gain registration. Sorry I've already posted this on other forums but I'm desperate for some advice as travelling next week!! I received my notice in principal early December 2015, and I am travelling to Sydney next week. Just trying to get everything in order and looked over the letter again, noticing the following paragraphs towards the bottom - "Timeframe on application for general registration Under section 85 of the National Law, the NMBA has 90 days in which to decide an application. If a decision is not made in this time the application is taken to be refused. We propose to extend the expiry date for your application until the deadline for you to present in person, being 8 December 2016.If you agree to this extension please advise your registration officer by email by 22 December 2015. In the event that you do not comply with the above requests within the stated time, we will take it that you have withdrawn your application under section 80(5) of the National Law, and we will close your application for registration." I did not reply, and I am now panicking that my application will have been closed and I won't be able to join the register when I arrive next week. Has anyone else been in this situation? I have emailed my AHPRA registration officer and I am awaiting a response. Thanks, Alex
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    Hi everyone, I'm looking for some advice from nurses who have travelled across to present at AHPRA in order to gain registration. I received my notice in principal early December 2015, and I am travelling to Sydney next week. Just trying to get everything in order and looked over the letter again, noticing the following paragraphs towards the bottom - "Timeframe on application for general registration Under section 85 of the National Law, the NMBA has 90 days in which to decide an application. If a decision is not made in this time the application is taken to be refused. We propose to extend the expiry date for your application until the deadline for you to present in person, being 8 December 2016. If you agree to this extension please advise your registration officer by email by 22 December 2015. In the event that you do not comply with the above requests within the stated time, we will take it that you have withdrawn your application under section 80(5) of the National Law, and we will close your application for registration." I did not reply, and I am now concerned that my application will have been closed and I won't be able to join the register when I arrive next week. Has anyone else been in this situation? I have emailed my AHPRA registration officer and I am awaiting a reply. Thanks, Alex x
  8. Hi everyone, I'm looking for some advice from nurses who have travelled across to present at AHPRA in order to gain registration. I received my notice in principal early December 2015, and I am travelling to Sydney next week. Just trying to get everything in order and looked over the letter again, noticing the following paragraphs towards the bottom - "Timeframe on application for general registration Under section 85 of the National Law, the NMBA has 90 days in which to decide an application. If a decision is not made in this time the application is taken to be refused. We propose to extend the expiry date for your application until the deadline for you to present in person, being 8 December 2016. If you agree to this extension please advise your registration officer by email by 22 December 2015. In the event that you do not comply with the above requests within the stated time, we will take it that you have withdrawn your application under section 80(5) of the National Law, and we will close your application for registration." I did not reply, and I am now panicking that my application will have been closed and I won't be able to join the register when I arrive next week. Has anyone else been in this situation? I have emailed my AHPRA registration officer and I am awaiting a response. Thanks, Alex
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    Nurse 457 Visa advice

    Hi, I am travelling to Sydney on 07/04/16 on a working holiday visa, having received my letter of eligibility from AHPRA. I have just been offered 457 sponsorship from a hospital, and have a few questions about what is required. Do I need to have an ANMAC skills assessment for 457 visa? What documents are required as evidence with the visa? Any help would be greatly appreciated :cute: Thanks, Alex
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    Official nurses thread!

    Hi! I was in the same boat back in 2014- I sent my AHPRA application off, and 10 days later they dropped the bombshell that they no longer accepted the diploma as degree equivalent. So that left me with two options; I could have gone out and completed a bridging course, but that was completely unrealistic for me, so instead I completed a top up degree course through the Open University. I started in October 2014, and graduated July 2015 and I got a student loan to cover the tuition fees. I did it full time whilst also working full time, it was a struggle to fit everything in but getting to Aus was one hell of a motivating factor!! I resubmitted my AHPRA application in September 2015, and it was approved in December. I'm now in the process of finding a tenant for our house before my partner and I fly out on the 7th April. We're travelling on a working holiday visa as we're both under 30, once I have my AHPRA confirmed (just need to provide ID requirements) I will apply for modified ANMAC assessment, and then 189 PR visa. There is hope! It seems like a long battle but I'm sure it'll be worth it! Alex x
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    Hi everyone, looking for some advice! After a long wait (held back by the changes at AHPRA and topping up to my degree) I have FINALLY got my letter of eligibility from AHPRA for my registration! We have flights booked for April and are planning on working holiday visa in the first instance. We were thinking of finding 457 sponsorship once out there, but after doing some more research (mostly tax related) now feel 189 might be better suited. I've been looking into the modified ANMAC application, and I have already done and passed my IELTS but I wondered if I could still apply for the modified assessment as I haven't received a registration number yet - just the letter instructing me to attend the office in person with the valid visa/ID? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Getting excited now it's getting closer! Alex x
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    Income tax question

    Hi, I have a few questions about income tax ahead of my move to Aus, I will be working as a registered nurse in my 7th year post graduation, therefore weekly income will be around $1500, annually $78000. How much tax roughly am I looking at paying? Will the amount of tax I pay depend on which type of visa I go for? Thanks, Alex x
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    Is this a new thing? Has it come in since the changes? I thought it was just if you HAD a criminal history, looking at AGOS-40 form questio 15 if you answer yes it advises you to attach a copy, if no it says go to next question. When I applied January 2014 my application and supporting information was all fine apart from the diploma/degree issue (hence refusal of reg), and I didn't provide police check. Worried now!
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    NURSES - Moving to Australia

    I haven't sent any police check for AHPRA, I thought it was just needed for the employeer and visa? Alex x
  15. Hi, I was in the same boat after submitting my application in January 2014, I had a long wait to find out that AHPRA no longer accepted UK diploma nurses. I transferred my 240 diploma credits (I had a DipHE, I think you get more credits with an Advanced Diploma - so 300 credits) to the Open University, and I have just completed my top up degree. I did it full time (October-July) but there is the option of doing it over two years. I got a student loan to cover the tuition cost, and I was able to continue working full time whilst studying, although it was difficult at times!! Now I have graduated with a 2:1 Honours degree, I am now in a position to re-look at AHPRA registration. Hope this helps, it definitely feels like a set back, especially when ANMAC were ruling the UK diploma as equivalent to Aussie degree! All the best - we'll get there!! Alex x
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