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  1. Hi Niraj, Based on my recent experience, it is fairly easy to Britain the British PCC, Panama not possible. British PCC can be sought online itself, no physical forms required, link : https://www.acro.police.uk/police_certificates.aspx As for Singapore PCC , it is only issued to people working here on employment pass. I also have been working here in singapore since 2013, for which they issued a PCC. However, for the I was sailing on singapore flag ships, I provided the Case Officer with the email communication I had with Singapore police dept, which stated that they are unable to provide it. Same with Panama, I approached the consulate here in singapore by phone and mail, which confirmed that the PCC can only be issued to a person residing in Panama. For the Danish PCC, you may have to wait for a reply from someone experienced with getting one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Try this: - enter the employment company wise Ex: 1st Company - start with sign on first ship in this company to sign on first ship of 2nd company 2nd Company - start with sign on first ship with this company to sign on ship with 3rd company. (if this is the last company, then sign off from last ship) This is what I have done, and havn't been asked any question by the two Case officers that have contacted me for various other information over the past 3 months. However, can only say for sure once the visa is granted. The important thing here to note is, how you would reaosn with the CO in an event where he/she questions you.
  3. Hi Mariner, I had a similar case as yours, have been ashore since early 2013 as a supt. For some reason I did not think it was necessary to add my shore experience, probably assuming that AMSA was only assessed sailing exp. However, later in one of my communications when inquiring if I could include, I was advised to provide all necessary information and documents that i thought was related to the nominated occupation; a very vague response though. I dint care to follow up on this any further. To my surprise the assessment I received certified me for 8 years of experience. Having sailed from Sep-2006 to Oct-2012, for sure I was not out at sea for more than 6 years. I received the letter in July last year, which is almost 9 years since I joined sea. ; so by the looks of it they included my shore experience as well. You probably may want to call them first.
  4. Hi guys, finally got my invite on 18th and applied yesterday/24 Dec. And the wait begins!!
  5. Hi Fernz1407, I got my Masters assessed by Vetassess, received the outcome yesterday. It says My HND is comparable to the educational level of an AQF Advanced Diploma, and MSc (without Bachelors) is comparable to an AQF Master Degree. Does this mean I can now claim 15 points for qualifications. Now that I had already submitted my EOI in Oct, should amend the existing one, or delete it and re-submit a new one?? I remember someone mention, the EOI should be only after all the assessments are done - AMSA, Vetassess etc. Request inputs from any other members reading. Cheers
  6. Hope everyone is doing well, In the past there have been concerns if examinations period can be counted as work experience, below is an extract from MLC-2007/B2.4.1-Entitlement to leave/Calculation of entitlement: "2.2. Under conditions as determined by the competent authority or in an applicable collective agreement, absence from work to attend an approved maritime vocational training course or for such reasons as illness or injury or for maternity should be counted as part of the period of service." This section of MLC could be quoted, if every questioned by a CO.
  7. Your advise makes sense, getting a higher grade in ielts would allow me to bypass all the ambiguity with claiming qualification related points. However, as suggested by you, claiming points for a non assessed degree should not be clear grounds for a visa rejection. I believe, as a minimum, the nominated skill is to be assessed by the relevant authority, any higher non-related qualification can be used to claim additional points. In case of deck officers, AMSA has clearly mentioned that they will not be able to award anything higher than an advanced diploma, whereas there have been candidates with bachelors who were able to claim 15 points. Further to this, I stumbled onto this thread where a member had posted some advise about how a case officer is required to assess various qualification related claims. link to the thread: http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/migration-issues/176643-eoi-help-claiming-education-points.html link to the document: http://pastebin.com/TVexSXyV (information provided by the member's agent) However, i understand there is a risk involved where the case officer may not see my MSc as at least equivalent to an ausi bachelors. Going through few other threads on this forum, one gets a feeling that a lot is left to the interpretation of the CO. I think seafarers are likely to face this situation with more of these MBAs and MSc offered based on work experience and CoCs. In fact, AMC offers one such masters , where general candidates require a bachelors and seafare's gain entry based on Class 1 CoC. By this logic, our experience and CoC should equate to at least a bachelors or a graduate diploma, which is contradictory to what AMSA awards us - advanced diploma. Captain C, your interpretation of the the 2nd link will be valuable. PS: The IELTS framework and my brain function with regards to english language abilities, I have serious doubts about one of them, not sure which. This is another discussion we can have. My scores: 1st: L:8.5, R:8.5, S:8.5, W:6.5 2nd: L:6.5, R:7.5, S:7.0, W:8.0 3rd: L:9.0, R:7.0, S:8.5, W:7.0
  8. I am in the confusion as to how do I Ensure my masters in equivalent to an ausi bachelors
  9. I am in the confusion as to how do I Ensure my masters in equivalent to an ausi bachelors
  10. Hi, has anyone here been able to claim 15 points for their post graduate qualifications (obtained without a bachelors). I have a MSc(Maritime studies), entry into which was based on my Class 1 coc (captain's licence); however, candidates without a seafaring background are required to have a bachelors. I am confused and trying to make sense of the below extract from the skill select site: // Bachelor Degree To receive 15 points for having at least a Bachelor degree, you must have met the requirements for an award of Bachelor degree by an Australian educational institution or your qualification must be considered as at least comparable to a Bachelor level at Australian standards. Note: To receive 15 points for a Masters degree, you must also have a Bachelor degree completed in Australia or overseas, or the Masters degree must be considered as at least comparable to Bachelor degree level at Australian standards. // I did, approach Vetassess, if they can assess to confirm my masters is at least equivalent to an australian bachelors. They would only assess if either the immigration department or our my assessing body (AMSA) refers me to them. Now this is tricky, having received my AMSA assessment, now its only the CO will refer me to VETASSESS, which would only happen after I have lodged my application and paid the visa fees. After all this, if it is assessed negatively, I the risk rejection, as my at this moment my points total to 60 with the 15 for my PG. If anyone can shed some light on this. cheers.
  11. I am sorry, you lost me on this. My Assessment was done in July, EOI submitted in oct. In my EOI I have claimed 60 points (15 for my MSc - which is the highest qualification I hold). And, I haven't been invited yet. My concern was how do I justify my MSc is atleast equivalent to a bachelors in Australia.
  12. Hi, has anyone here been able to claim 15 points for their post graduate qualifications (obtained without a bachelors). I have a MSc(Maritime studies), entry into which was based on my Class 1 coc; however, candidates without a seafaring background are required to have a bachelors. I am confused and trying to make sense of the below extract from the skill select site: // Bachelor Degree To receive 15 points for having at least a Bachelor degree, you must have met the requirements for an award of Bachelor degree by an Australian educational institution or your qualification must be considered as at least comparable to a Bachelor level at Australian standards. Note: To receive 15 points for a Masters degree, you must also have a Bachelor degree completed in Australia or overseas, or the Masters degree must be considered as at least comparable to Bachelor degree level at Australian standards. // I did, approach Vetassess, if they can assess to confirm my masters is at least equivalent to an australian bachelors. They would only assess if either the immigration department or our my assessing body (AMSA) refers me to them. Now this is tricky, having received my AMSA assessment, now its only the CO will refer me to VETASSESS, which would only happen after I have lodged my application and paid the visa fees. After all this, if it is assessed negatively, I the risk rejection, as my at this moment my points total to 60 with the 15 for my PG. If anyone can shed some light on this. cheers.
  13. Need some information for the police clearance process. Soon I will be submitting the EOI. In order to expedite the process, I was thinking of getting my Hong Kong police clearance before I receive the invitation to apply, but the issue here is, HKG police requires a referral letter from the Australian authorities requesting for the police clearance, without which they would not entertain the request. The entire process with HKG police seems a lengthy one, I need to get my finger prints taken in Singapore, where I reside at this moment - which in itself is a 10day process, followed by a 2-3 week time for the actual police clearance from HKG. Is there a way I can obtain this referral letter earlier, or maybe another way around it, that someone has tried.
  14. All the best. Question, are the pilot jobs open to permanent residents, or only citizens?
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