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    What to do?

    Thanks for the info!
  2. marsh942

    What to do?

    After getting the good news of a direct grant on Saturday for a 189 visa, I'm looking to move to melbourne in January next year. My query is, what to do with my savings? I don't have any need to leave any money here in the UK. I have an aunt and uncle in Australia that I have transferred money to in the past, albeit it small amounts. I am unsure whether to ask them to transfer the money into their account and get it when I arrive, somehow open an account from here and transfer my money into it that way or withdraw my cash here, exchange it into dollars and take it in cash to deposit into an australian account after I arrive? Thanks in advance.
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    189 visa lodged August 2014

    I am offshore, here in Scotland.
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    189 visa lodged August 2014

    I received direct grant on Saturday 18/10 from Brisbane team 33, applied 12/8 - front loaded all docs and medicals were 19/8!
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    189 visa lodged August 2014

    Congrats on the direct grant! Must be ecstatic? Makes me worried though, I applied on August 12 too!
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    189 visa lodged August 2014

    189 Invitation received yesterday (10/08/14), application lodged and fee paid today (11/8/14) and I've attached documents in support of my application (payslips, bank statements etc) but I've reached the 'maximum number of attachments allowed', I've mistakenly uploaded a couple of duplicates but I can't find anywhere to remove any items or change them, anyone else experienced this? cheers
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    189 unsure of when to lodge docs, advice please?

    Ah I see, something I didn't know! Thanks for informing me of that. I don't have a house or car to sell, only my savings to work out how to move over and I'd be ready to go if I'm lucky enough to get in.
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    189 unsure of when to lodge docs, advice please?

    When I created an immi account I used the my health section, filled that out and was told I would need a medical. I then booked the appointment with spire in Edinburgh and the girl there said she could see that immi were asking for the medical as well. Thanks for your reply.
  9. I submitted my 60 point EOI a couple of weeks ago (29/7/14) so I am hoping to receive an invitation this coming Monday or two weeks after that, I have all documents ready including the police check and I have my medical booked for 15/8/14. My query is should I load all of my documents and pay for the application the day/day after I (hopefully) get my invitation or should I wait until my medical is complete and the results are ready so it's all going to immi at the one time? Thanks in advance
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    EOI Help Please!!

    When you put it like that it seems obvious, I was just unsure if I would use my SVQ or my skills assessment, not really something I want to make a mistake on. Thanks for your input, appreciate it
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    EOI Help Please!!

    Began my EOI today but I'm a little unsure about the 'Education History' part and what I have to type there. I am from Scotland and have an SVQ Level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery after a 4 year apprenticeship, I also have a successful skills assessment from Vic Uni in Carpentry, which states 'Assessment Document Issued - CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry' . In Education History I have selected 'Other qualification or award recognised by assessing authority' and have typed 'SVQ Carpentry and Joinery Level 3' into the 'Qualification Name' + 'Course Name', is this correct? Thanks in advance for any help!
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    Vic Uni Carpentry Skills Assessment - Successful!

    The gave me locations but they said a date would be organised after passing the documentary evidence stage, a date that would suit both myself and the assessor as well as the contact at the location at this end. Ok thanks, I'll keep that in mind! Appreciate it
  13. So this morning after worrying about it for so long I received some great news from Vic Uni - my skills assessment had been successful! Now that I have the skills assessment required and I got 8.5/8.5/8.5/8.0 for IELTS, I am now ready to submit an EOI for a skilled independent migration visa (189) as I have the 60 points required. Does anyone have any advice or anything to look out for when submitting my EOI? I'll also share my full experience with Vic Uni for those interested or in a similar position to myself. I am a 24 year old carpenter from Scotland. I qualified as a carpenter in September 2010 after a 4 year apprenticeship. After returning from a Working Holiday in Melbourne 2012/2013 staying with relatives, seeing their lifestyle and the opportunities for work in Melbourne I decided I'd like to move there. After a lot of research and gathering, the time came to submit all my documentary evidence to Vic Uni to start the skills assessment process. I submitted around 3/4 payslips (from a variety of different dates) for each employer (6) I had worked under since I qualified, I also got references from each employer and 2 supplied more detailed 'employment statements', as well as my TradeSet report and photographic work evidence w/ technical write-up. I posted all my evidence on May 21 2014 and it was received at their end on May 28 2014. On 11th June 2014 I received an email stating one of employment statements had to have more detail and I also needed a statutory declaration + letter from accountant confirming my self-employment for a period of 1 year and some alterations were needed to my photographic evidence. My advice would be to follow their guidelines completely, it was my fault that these items were missing from my package. After re-submitting my revised evidence on 19/6/14 I was informed on 2/7/14 I had been successful in the documentary evidence stage. A date (17/7/14) was arranged for my 2 hour Skype Interview for my skills assessment. I was rather nervous building up to this as I had been reading about people who had been in the trade for 15-25 years going for this assessment, I felt that my experience (or lack thereof) may hinder my ambitions. I would recommend to anyone who is going for this assessment to brush up on Australian Health and Safety as a lot of the questions he asked were related to this. Work Safe is a good website for research. The assessor was great, he understood the differences in terminology/technique etc and took this into account. The questions he asked were all from a booklet which was based on the candidate guideline you are given by Vic Uni in preparation for the assessment. I would highly recommend the service that Vic Uni provide for skills assessment, all of my emails were (generally) replied to within 24 hours and they walked me through the process step-by-step. I realise this is a bit of a passage to read but I appreciate it if you take the time to read it and have any advice regarding my EOI. Any questions regarding anything in this thread are welcome as well! Thanks, Steven
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    SOL List 2014 Help!

    Thank you very much for the reply! That's a great help! I'll read into the 189/190 visas and their differences today! Appreciate the feedback! I (rather naively) just assumed the option with FS would be the best because I'd be applying with the most points possible
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    SOL List 2014 Help!

    Thanks for the reply! Can I ask what CSOL is? I would have a bare 60 points without family sponsorship, 70 points with it.
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