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About ferrarifan

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    189 Skilled Independent Visa - July 2016 Applicants

    Greetings folks. Got my SIV 189 Visa granted on 20th December. The visa says I need to make first entry into Australia by 20th July 2017. The entire application process was pretty straight forward for me. Took just a little over 4 months from EOI to final grant. Will be moving to Sydney in March 2017. Happy to meet anyone else there too.
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    189 Skilled Independent Visa - July 2016 Applicants

    Well, hope the visa grant comes soon. Fingers crossed.
  3. Hello everyone, I couldn't find a thread for the 189 SIV July 2016 applicants, so created one here. Please feel free to share your journey so far and queries if any. Cheers, FerrariFan
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    189 Visa & Work Experience

    Hello folks, An update on this is long overdue from my end. As stated earlier, I claimed 65 points and lodged an EOI on 27th May, 2016. Invite to apply was received on 6th July, 2016. Application lodged on 15th July, 2016. Request for more information (IELTS, Form 80, Police Clearance, Education details etc.) and Medical Checks received on 1st August, 2016. No information about work experience asked. Medicals done and all information submitted on 12th August, 2016. Now waiting and keeping my fingers crossed that the visa grant comes soon. Cheers, FerrariFan
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    189 Visa & Work Experience

    Hello Ladies & Gents, I'm intending to apply for Skilled Independent Visa (189), with Mechanical Engineer as my nominated occupation. I've got a positive skills assessment from Engineers Australia and have done IELTS. My claimed points are as follows : 1. Age : 30 points. (I'm currently 29) 2. Superior English : 20 points (IELTS : 9 in each of the sections in IELTS, thus an overall score of 9) 3. Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering : 15 points. TOTAL POINTS CLAIMED : 65 I have about 2 years of experience in a related field (i.e. Mechanical Engineering) of a total work experience of nearly 4 years. Now, of these 2 years, I was employed with two different companies. I don't have a relieving letter from one of the companies since we parted acrimoniously and I really don't want to go back to them and ask for this. Since my overall relevant work experience was less than the required three years, I haven't claimed any points for the same, either in the degree assessment or in the EOI. EOI was lodged on 27th May, 2016 and Invite to apply received on 6th July, 2016. Now what I would like to know is if my not having the relevant relieving letter for one of the related employment periods (as detailed above) would be a hindrance to the Skilled Independent Visa Application, considering that I haven't claimed points for work experience in my EOI. Regards, Ferrari Fan
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    189 Visa Query : Work Experience

    Hello Ladies & Gents, I'm planning to apply for the 189 - Skilled Independent Visa shortly, subject to getting all the documentation/testing in place. I have a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma In Management. Going by the points test, I score 65 points (age - 30 points, IELTS 8.5 - 20 points, bachelor's degree - 15 points) when not considering work experience. My queries are :- 1. Can I claim points for both my Engineering degree as well as my PG Diploma in Management? Who is the relevant assessing authority for the Diploma? 2. After my Engineering degree, I was unemployed for a period of slightly over a year. Will this adversely affect my application? Would appreciate inputs from other members on these queries. Many thanks!