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  1. I agree,it's a waste of time to get the visa, I have given up ,you are much better off to be in your home country,than struggling here trying to start your life all over again ,in your late or mid thirties.
  2. It's almost impossible to find a job in offshore Aussie vessels,unless you have connections. My best advice to you would be that you should go back to sea & leave your family in Australia,so they can start their time for citizenship , you would be much better off.....most of the guys I know are doing the same.
  3. Hello everyone, I am posting after a long time so hope all who have been granted visa are doing great and ones in line are eagerly waiting.I feel really sad to disclose before you all that we seafarers put in all hardwork to obtain visa and that's when we feel our hard labour is paid .....But its the beginning of the long wait to land up a job in Australia.I have put in a lot of money but I do not feel it's wise enough to go there without a respectable job.Its been almost 2 years since I got my grant but the job scenario is still the same or even worse. Finding a first job is almost impossible and it's the worst for the seafarers as they only prefer a person with local knowledge which can not be our case as we all are migrating to a new land.Its my sincere and honest advise without any prejudice not to waste their hard earned money,time and effort for NOTHING.Finally after so much effort and trying I have decided not to go any further into this.This is my experience and not to discourage anyone here on this forum,but I felt it's my respononsibilty to paint the true picture. Thanks and best regards.
  4. Congratulation Captain C ,finally after a long wait.
  5. Thanks ,fingers crossed ....the wait is really annoying
  6. Hello everyone agree with Captain C and Captain R if a crime is committed on a ship it is almost certainly going to be dealt with by the coastal state ,even I am stuck in a similar situation where I was not able to provide Panama PCC ,submitted stat dec. to DIBP and till now no message received not even about wavier .Wait is really annoying.
  7. Hi SujitSingh I labelled the photos,which was done by studio person as it is a DIBP requirement.
  8. Hello Captain C , I had submitted my stat dec. on 27 of july but till date no message was received from DIBP related to waiver ,did you call/mail them after you submitted the stat dec.?
  9. Noted,I have also submitted the stat dec today,did the Bermuda embassy reply to your mails stating that they cannot give PCC??,in my case I got a mail from Panama consulate stating their inability to give PCC which I have submitted to DIBP.
  10. That is really sad Captain C as it is mentioned on DIBP site Bermuda PCC can be obtained after filling a form .
  11. Thanks Captain C got all info. and will meet them on mon. and hope it is the last required doc.required. Brgds, Sierra