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  1. hey folks just to let you know my 489 was granted last week ( Tuesday ) and could not be happier now since we were already living and working full time in Tas, so the tough of having to leave was killing us. My timeline was - Arrived in Australia November 2016, living in Melbourne on a Working Holiday Visa, me and my fiance Vetasses carried out in June 2017 and passed 4th August for 8 years skill in Film and Video Editing. Applied for 489 in August 2017 with 70/60 points 489 accepted by Tasmania November 6th 2017 and granted a Bridging visa with a week left on the working holiday visa Moved to Tasmania in December Medical carried out In December ( passed with Crohns disease ) Case officer contacted June 2018 Visa granted last week July 2018 hopefully this is helpful to some in the start of the process. Thanks for all the help from the forum folks.
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    489 visa Grant waiting 2018

    I was recently granted mine My timeline was - Arrived in Australia November 2016, living in Melbourne on a Working Holiday Visa, me and my fiance Vetasses carried out in June 2017 and passed 4th August for 8 years skill in Film and Video Editing. Applied for 489 in August 2017 with 70/60 points 489 accepted by Tasmania November 6th 2017 and granted a Bridging visa with a week left on the working holiday visa Moved to Tasmania in December Medical carried out In December ( passed with Crohns disease ) Case officer contacted June 2018 Visa granted 2 week ago July 2018natly When I called the department to check waiting times when my employer wanted to extend my contract I was told the wait times for 489's was increased and would defiantly take up to 8 months possibly longer rather than the 6 that used to be advertised.
  3. I got some of the same requests, i think its just a generic thing they send out. they asked me for evidence of AFP clearance.. which was already uploaded, so that suggested to me they haven't read everything I uploaded. they asked for proof of sponsorship too, I just gave them all the same things you have supplied but for for my brother. Work evidence was the same. just uploaded P60s, if they need more things they will just for more ask its not like its your final chance to supply. they cant argue p60s as they are issued by the Tax office.. as log as it has the business name on them. as with certified copies i think its mainly forms of identity that need those.. non of my p60s, invoices or letter from accountants were certified with a stamp. hope that helps.
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    HELP PLEASE - TRAINING IN A FIELD FOR VISA

    just google the state lists fella. its all online.
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    HELP PLEASE - TRAINING IN A FIELD FOR VISA

    have you looked at skill lists in other states? maybe a path through another state ?
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    Self employed 189 application

    at the time of applying for my 489 I was self employed ( for 7 years ) my biggest tip would be to get all your paperwork sorted before you get your skill assessed by the governing body that over sees your particular skill. you will need degree cert and transcript, tax returns, business registration, invoices, client testimonials, a signed letter from your accountant, and proof that it was indeed a full time job which will be shown through various things like tax return, bank statements, expenses, proof of work. with your "obtaining previous tax returns" question your accountant should be able to supply those no problem. if you did the tax yourself you should have these as record ( I think you have to keep them for up to 5 years ) if not, a call to the tax office should put you straight and past returns can be mailed to you. the skill assessment can take up to 2 months to complete so bare that in mind when your planning to get the application started as you will need this first in order to apply. Since moving over to Australia I have since stopped being self employed and gone full time employed as it will help me when I come to apply for the PR. possibly a thought for you? P.S if like me your uni degree isn't in the skill field your work is actually in. you can use another degree along as it is within a related field. for me Camera Operator and film editor, my degree was in Illustration. so being an Art/media degree it was related, so speak with the assessing body to see if you need to do it that way. If your job didn't need a uni degree such as a trade skill, other things can be used. Apprenticeship program, collage corse etc etc - speak to the assessing body. And as always said on here... speak to a certified Visa Agent for advice.
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    Tasmania state nomination received

    no nothing yet, I submitted a few weeks after you so hopefully I will hear soon. as we are close to the financial year iam hoping to hear something soon.
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    489 Tasmania regional Visa

    I'm currently living in Tasmania (launceston) on my bridging visa until my 489 skilled regional visa arrives. (been waiting since November) as said above employment here is a bit hard to come by, I was fortunate enough to have a skilled job (camera operator and film editor) that not many people can do in Tasmania. And with a heavy CV with 10 years worth of history In the field with BBC and Discovery credits I was able to be head hunted by WIN network. So very lucky there. If you do plan on coming over try and find a job beforehand. If your coming over to study. You will also be required to have a certain amount of money in the bank to support you and you will also be restricted on how many hours you can work. So bare that in mind when you calculate your living costs. It is a lovely state and I'm so glad to be here and I wish you all the luck in getting down here. The north has a lot to offer and is also cheaper to live. FYI
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    489 Tasmania regional Visa

    Hi all I have seen that there is a lot of positive help on this forum so thought I would join. I have recently completed my skill assessment and EOI for a 489 to Tasmania with family sponsor and on the skill list. My score was 70/60. Know I know its a hard question to answer but the only info I can find regarding invitation times was back in 2012.. so a bit dated. Has anyone here recently applied for this visa and could shed some light on the time taken. Many thanks
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    Tasmania state nomination received

    im still waiting. think I submitted 2 weeks after you... so im using you as a time guide ha. hopefully will be soon.
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    489 Visa Gang

    Im not a visa agent but im pretty sure as you are the main applicant the rules mainly apply to you, so if you get a 489 that gives you 4 years in Aus, after 2 years have lapsed you can apply then for a PR visa. for that you will have to prove you have lived in the sate you were nominated by and that you have also worked 1 year full time with in the 2 years of 489. you can travel whilst on a 489 but bare in mind the proof of living and working in the state for (x) amount of time in order to get a PR visa. hope that helps. best contacting a visa agent to discuss your options.
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    489 Visa Gang

    Thanks for your reply Sreeja. I applied on 3rd Nov, 2017. CO contacted me on 13th Jan for additional documents. Still waiting for the grant. But its alright with me because I'm on shore. im surprised I haven't heard from a CO yet since I applied only 10 days after you and you heard from your CO in Jan ?
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    Where to rent in Melbourne

    I rented in Flemington. close to train for a short ride into the CBD very nice and upcoming area.
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    Immi Account doc requests that don't seem right

    thanks for the insight Raul.
  15. Hi I have submitted all docs I have to the my Immi account but there are a few requests that dont seem right. do I just ignore them until a CO is added ?( submitted 13 Nov ) it asks for the following Health, evidence of - I have completed and passed my medical, and its states that under the medical section of the Immi account. I have no documents to load as its auto completed?. Language eligibility - I scored the necessary points having a UK passport for the language side of things. so didn't need a IELTS for my application ( scored 75). Aus Qualifications evidence - never studied in Australia. or does this mean my Skill Assessment ? ( evidence of this was given for the application ) And on my partners it asks for the same as above but with an added Custody of Evidence - she's 30 and I haven't adopted her.. Are these just formalities or genuinely needed ? I have phoned DIBP and they are less than helpful. thanks
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    Immi Account doc requests that don't seem right

    I have not had a specific request for them. as I haven't had a CO assigned. just that they are on the Immi Account. just checking if its just a formality that they are on there as suggested by Barker. what was a simple question has turned into grilling me about claiming points that shouldn't have, which is 100% not the case at all.
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    Immi Account doc requests that don't seem right

    thanks for the helpful response. at the moment everything is orange icons for "recommended" I was just checking if this was the case as when I get a CO I want it all the be 100%
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    Immi Account doc requests that don't seem right

    I carried out plenty of research when I filled out the application. I have in no way ever suggested or filled in any application that I have adopted my fiancé or that she has been adopted in any way, so can't see why there is a section for this. I have never claimed the points for English for my self or for my partner. so can see why there is a section I have taken and passed my medical so can't see why there is a section to upload such a document when it says on my immi account "All health examinations required for the specified visa subclass have been finalised. Processing of this person's visa application can now continue." so unsure as to why these sections are on my immi account. for reference since im being asked if I claimed for my English to get 70/60 489 skilled regional visa - 10 points aged 25-32 - 30 points competent English via passport - 0 points Aus qualifications - 0 points highest education degree - 15 points professional year program - 0 points overseas work experience 8 years + - 15 points Aus work experience less than 1 - 0 points partner skills - 0 points designated language - 0 points adds up to 70/60
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    Immi Account doc requests that don't seem right

    I haven't claimed the language points or claimed points for my partner. Still scoring 70 points. My main question is if I haven't claimed for them why is there a section for me to upload a result. Is this normal for all immi accounts ? Do I need to upload my passport under that section. Also any idea on the other requests such as custody proof for my fiance? Basically my question is are all these document request just standard for apearing on all immi accounts and not tailored for your specific application.
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    Immi Account doc requests that don't seem right

    Sorry it was 70 points I got and I didn't claim the points. This is for a 489 Tasmania.
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    Experience required

    probably best starting your own thread instead of jumping on a case officer thread as thats a bit down the line for you at this stage.
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    489 Visa Gang

    im wondering why its taking so long to hear from my CO ? 13 Nov 2017 is when I filled in the finally app and paid the amount due. have uploaded all my files now so just waiting. been 2 months now.
  23. I would possibly take your Canadian Visa application with you incase they are suspicious.
  24. I came to Australia originally on a WHV as a freelancer. I spoke to the Tax dept here to find out all the rules. possibly worth a try yourself she would need to apply for an ABN ( Australian Business Number ) in order to pay Tax etc. You can't make and sell products in Australia without one. An ABN can be done online but would need an address in Australia and an Australian bank account. ( not 100% on the bank account ) bank account can be done on a WHV as I sorted mine with NAB before I arrived and collected a card. the address might be a little harder if your traveling around. possibly use a families address since your Australian ?? be sure to claim the earnings though. But if she is making the products here and selling them back to the UK to UK buyers then it can be done through her UK company and tax.
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