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  1. garrychandi

    489 visa Grant waiting 2018

    I guess your agent probably submitted multiple EOIs ? If not ask him to do that as Victoria won't invite you if you stated your preferred state as WA or ANY
  2. garrychandi

    489 visa Grant waiting 2018

    Its competitive process, so i suggest wait until the deadline and if you don't get the Victorian nomination by then go for SA 489. I am pretty sure you will get Victorian nomination by then if you have enough points. One other person i know got his nomination last week, application was submitted in Sep.
  3. garrychandi

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    I totally agree with you. So from my experience what i have seen over the last year or so, ICT and Accountant push every one out of the competition with their high points (they can do professional year to get 5 extra points etc). It was pretty hard for trade people to get an invitation through 189 as most trade workers have diploma which reduces their points, to compensate that states started prioritising trade workers. But they totally missed the point that there are other general occupations that can't get enough points, teachers are the best example of that
  4. garrychandi

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    Yeah i agree with you, but thats not the argument i was making. I was trying to point out there is an evidence that they have shortage of teachers
  5. garrychandi

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    I don't think they invited any teachers. This time around they even skipped the chefs as couple of my mates were hoping for an invite. What i gathered from all over the other forums, there were very few invitations were issued compared to last year. I don't understand the politics around all this, on one hand they are saying they need teachers ( USYD offers $10000 a year) scholarship to do a degree in teaching and then they ignore all the teachers who are waiting, They should be inviting teachers 60+ 5 ss if they need teachers
  6. garrychandi

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    Yes, they sent invitations yesterday
  7. garrychandi

    Worry about 485 application and question about OVHC

    Just buy an OVHC now and submit the certificate to avoid any delays. All of the OVHC providers let you choose the start date and won't charge until then. In my case i had couple of month left on my student visa, so i put the start date on my OVHC the day my student visa was expiring. Insurance company will email you certificate straightaway which you have to submit to immiaccount
  8. garrychandi

    From 417 to 489

    Which university did you go to ? If i am not wrong most of the European universities comes under Washington accords. The list is of the universities they accept top of Washington accord universities
  9. garrychandi

    From 417 to 489

    If you are engineering graduate, there is very cheap option for you called Recognised graduate visa subclass 476. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-recognition-graduate-476 It will grant you unlimited work rights and you can start working for this company straight away after you apply
  10. garrychandi

    From 417 to 489

    No mate, When you fill your EOI form, they will ask for skill assessment reference number and date you got your skill assesment
  11. garrychandi

    Opening a bank account from overseas

    Hey mate, yes you can. When i moved from U.K i opened my account with HSBC while i was still in London. Not sure HSBC still offer this. Here is the link to Westpac (part of big four). https://www.westpac.com.au/personal-banking/bank-accounts/moving-to-australia/
  12. garrychandi

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    Your time starts when you lodged and paid for your application. Some people wait for case officer to ask for medicals, but that add waiting time to your application. According to current trends i don't think you have to wait 7/8 months if you front load everything. People are getting grants in around 3 months mark.
  13. garrychandi

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    NSW hasn't sent any invitation since 15 nov. They told one of my friend that there will be around this month. Looking at the historical data i assume it will be next week and most likely either on thurs or fri
  14. garrychandi

    Moving to Oz question - 489 related

    You are correct, its a temporary visa. I checked with University of Sydney and been told i have to pay full fee if i am on 489 visa. Students are only eligible for domestic and CSP places if they hold permanent visa. And another example is 489 visa holders are not eligible for medicare
  15. garrychandi

    190 visa

    Nah nothing so far mate, yes sue i will. what is your points breakdown and when did you apply? my details are as follow Edu-15 Aus Edu-5 Age - 30 PTE- 10 SS-5 EOI effect date 22 oct Invitation date - 15 nov Lodgement- 23 nov