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    VIC 190 Applicants from May 2019

    If you lodge two separate EOIs to different states they won't know that you've lodged to other state as well. I've heard that SA is faster but be mindful that they have specific conditions for RNs.
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    VIC 190 Applicants from May 2019

    Hi, I have no idea if they request it in all cases. They wanted it from me because I lived in Sydney for 4 years so I had a history in other state and they weren't sure if I'm genuine. This is typical for VIC as they want people to commit fully and preferably stay there even after the two year commitment. I'd say that your wife points are sufficient but the whole immigration is currently extremely slow (slowest in a decade I've read) so it's a waiting game. Good luck to you
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    Applying for 190 onshore/offshore

    Hi, There are a few things that worry me on your case. Are you aware that you might be waiting for invitation for months and then when you apply, they have 9-12 months to process your application? I don't think it's a smart move to go to Australia on tourist visas, they are valid for 3, max 6 months (when you provide the itinerary etc). You can't work on tourist visas. Actually you can't work until you receive a grant. This would cost you huge amount of money. You might be able to go back and wait on student visas? But honestly, it's probably best if you just go back to your home country and wait there. If you're in Australia when you're granted 190 you have to travel out and back in to activate. Cheers
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    VIC 190 Applicants from May 2019

    Hi Surath, I don't think the government decision would affect the processing time of 190 visa. This would most likely affect invitations, not processing times. BTW my immi account is now showing 9-13 months. You should be contacted soon. Good luck and keep us posted.
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    Health examination help

    As far as I'm concerned, the health check must be valid when they grant you the visa so my one has expired in August.
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    Health examination help

    Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone can help me with this particular situation. I've already passed a health check 08/2018 for a different visa. I've lodged VIC 190 in May 2019 and obviously wanted to front load everything but the system doesn't let me because 'you've already passed your health examination, wait for the Co contact'. Is there any other way how to do it before the CO contacts me? It would save me a lot of time waiting but I can't generate my HAP ID because of the old health check which won't be valid anyway.. Any suggestions? Thanks
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    Nurses on 189, 190

    Of course it can be overseas experience. However, this experience must be recognised by ANMAC as far as I'm concerned. They'll recommend to the government how many years they've recognised but the final decision is still upon the immigration whether they'll give you the points for it or not.
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    Nurses on 189, 190

    That's so weird, of course it doesn't matter because of claminig points. However, it does matter when it comes to waiting time for the invitation... I found that agents are usually confused with nurses, in my case I had three agents all of them saying and recommending different things. Make sure you have a good one!
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    ANMAC processing time 2019

    It took me 5 weeks a year ago.
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    Nurses on 189, 190

    Hi Rachel, If it was up to me I'd probably choose to go with medical. If that's what your professional reference says I don't see a reason why you should go with NEC? Did you work in Australia after you finished your bachelor degree there? But then gain, you're not claiming the 5 points so... If you send anmac your reference and your code as medical I can't see a reason why they'd reject it. Good luck
  11. Hi all, I thought it'd be great if we shared our experiences with CO contacts for VIC 190 lodged in May. I've lodged my visa on the 30th of May, so it's been 80 days since the lodgement. No CO contact so far My status remains 'received' Share your experiences please.
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    Anmac professional refrences

    Hey Shiella, Someone recently asked the same question and I gave a pretty detailed answer. Try to look it up on the forum. Also, it's not you who's writing the reference. Good luck
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    Nurses on 189, 190

    Hey Ali perhaps you can provide more details about the steps in this case? Like do they have to be registered in principle before lodging eoi? And when to proceed with anmac?
  14. Martina

    Victoria state nomination commitment

    It's because of people like you that the government is making it harder and harder for others to migrate. There's nothing to be proud of on your side.
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    Nurses on 189, 190

    AHPRA is for the Australian nursing registration and ANMAC is for the skill assessment. Unfortunately I can't help with ahpra offshore as my case was different (I got registered while living in Australia). I believe there's a 'registration in principle' and you have to show up in present in Australia for the full registration... Look it up on the forum, someone's done it recently. Keep in mind that anmac takes about 4-6 weeks and ahpra is also lengthy process (and huge pain in the a$$).