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  1. paulhand

    482 to PR - Age and IELTS issues

    Generally speaking he will need to be under 45. There are a few exemptions for the 186 transition stream, but they are quite niche: academics, government scientists, earning more than the Fair Work High Income Threshold for last three years, medical practitioner in regional Australia. No language exemptions any longer.
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    190 visa state change from SA to NSW

    You can contact Immigration SA here: https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/contact-us Have a read through this thread for some background: If you have already enrolled your child in school in NSW, it may prove difficult to argue that you had made any attempt to settle in SA.
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    Partner visa processing areas ?

    Actually, many visas (and offshore citizenship applitions) are processed by overseas DHA posts. Often there is a correlation with the applicant, sometimes not so much.
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    You can start here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder for some initial ideas and an overview of how the system works. if you have specific questions, the folks here will do our best to answer them.
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    Partner visa processing areas ?

    If you have a registered migration agent working for you, they should be able to answer this question.
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    immi account eoi visa 491

    You need to do a 491 or 190 application through Skillselect: https://skillselect.gov.au/SKILLSELECT/ExpressionOfInterest/PreReg/Start
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    QCT Teacher registration.

    Not yet!
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    How can an Engineering professional migrate to Australia?

    Hi - could you share your MARN with us please? Thanks
  9. They will ask, if your situation fits their policy.
  10. Anywhere outside Australia she has lived for more than 12 months cumulatively in the last 10 years, and Australia if she has spent any time in Australia since the age of 16. The upload slot is: "Character, Evidence of" under the sponsorship application.
  11. No it isn't - all sponsors need to provide police checks as well.
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    Visa 190 changes since Nov 2019

    These are not "temporary" visas, they are provisional visas and, provided you abide by the conditions of the visa, there is a pathway to PR built in. However, as mentioned QLD are not nominating accountants for either of the state nominated visas at the moment.
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    Advice needed

    You are correct on the 189 as the most recent invitation round bottomed out at 95 points. WA are nominating for some categories of nursing specialisations, but not all of them and will only nominate nurses for "regional WA" and have a requirement that applicants: "must provide evidence of a job offer/contract of employment in a location defined by the Commonwealth as Category 3 - Regional Centres and Other Regional Areas (not Perth and Mandurah). These include the following areas by postcodes: 6041 to 6044, 6084, 6207, 6213, 6215 to 6537, and 6560 to 6770." You can start your research here: https://migration.wa.gov.au/services/skilled-migration-western-australia/occupation lists but it may make sense to have a chat with a Registered Migration Agent to understand your options.
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    Application status (Received/Submitted)

    This is normal.