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  1. Martynd

    190 visa / 5 points for partner

    Hi charlotte,yes I presume that my agent would cover herself by attaching all evidence required to back up her issue. We had 70 points plus's the 5 for partner points. These where added when the changes came into force in November. I wish I had not updated the Eoi to award these points as it's been nothing but stress and worry! It took 7 weeks for my invite. Will keep you up to speed! What stage are you at? Martyn
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    190 visa / 5 points for partner

    Thanks for the reply, yes we have received and invitation to apply. What to provide To prove you have competent English, provide evidence: that you are a citizen of and hold a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland, with your application This is what the DHA state for competent English so we are eligible to claim the 5 points. This issue is logging them onto the 190 application form. We can only assume that a passport would suffice for evidence. However, who then is responsible and where do I stand if the visa is refused on the issue I'm facing?. My agent won't lodge until this issue is resolved.
  3. Martynd

    190 visa / 5 points for partner

    Thanks for the response, unfortunately it seems that nothing can be done. i will just wait and see what happens, my agent has said that we will submit application regardless, closer to the deadline. i can hypothesis with her but its extreamly frustrating for us. we are under the assumption that people are lodging the application with a statement attached explaining where the 5 extra points are from as there is no where on the form to address these points. my agent just wants to be certain. thanks again.
  4. Martynd

    190 visa / 5 points for partner

    Hi all, i am giving this one last shot, as i am giving up hope in trying to find the answer. Firstly, I am looking to find out if anyone is facing the same issue and what has been done to rectify it. In a nutshell, i have received an invite to apply for the 190 as a plumber. My deadline to apply is 11th feb. due to the changes on November 16th i was able to claim 5 additional points on the eoi as my wife holds a UK passport. however, when filling out the 190 application form there is no where to log these points into the system other than attaching a copy of her passport. if you go onto the DHA website and look at the points table it states that these points are claimed under the PARTNER SKILLS section. on the application form is gives you the option to select (under partner skills) "yes" but then it doesn't give you the option to claim the 5??? Your spouse or de facto partner must also be an applicant for this visa and has competent English For you to be eligible for the award of these points your partner must be an applicant for the same visa subclass and must not be an Australian permanent resident or an Australian citizen. All im looking for is some direction on where to go with this. i am already using an agent and they are also trying to get clarification on this matter but time is running out. i have spoken to SA immigration - could not help as the DHA deal with the visas. i have spoken to the DHA several times and they cannot help with filling out the visa. - they said to fill out an immi technical support form but this has been done weeks ago and no response. its almost like they have applied the changes and have not updated the application form! im guessing that this could also be an issue for the other visas also? PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!! THANK YOU
  5. Martynd

    Settlement funds help

    Unfortunately no luck, thanks anyway Hope you get the questions you wanted answered
  6. Martynd

    Settlement funds help

    Congratulations, who did you speak to regarding spouse points? Phoned sa immigration and no luck? Thanks
  7. Martynd

    Government Sites

    I would like to clarify that yes, my agent is dealing with it and has told me to wait before instructing her to lodge the application. The problem is, I’m sat here a month later with all sorts of thoughts running through my head and my EOI runs out in feb, I want to clarify the answer and provide her with it. She is probably doing all she can but I’m getting desperate. Spoke to the dha last night and they didn’t know either. Phoned immigration SA and no luck. As previously stated it’s between 1-4pm aus time. Looks like I will be setting an alarm tonight. Thanks for the response everyone.
  8. Martynd

    Government Sites

    Can’t get through to them. What number did you ring? Thanks
  9. Martynd

    Government Sites

    I’m not sure why it’s saying that? I didn’t name it that, I named it forums? Weird
  10. Martynd

    Government Sites

    Thanks
  11. Martynd

    Government Sites

    Do you have the number to ring? Would you mind sending me your number for a chat? Thanks
  12. Martynd

    Government Sites

    Basically, I’ve received an invite to apply for SA 190 as a plumber and got until the 11th feb to lodge an application. I’m using an agent who is very thorough and has hit a brick wall lodging as when she is inputting the info regarding the spouse points for UK passport ( after November changes) it isn’t giving her an option under the skilled section (claiming points for spouse) I have very little time and just trying to find out if people are hitting the same issue and how they have got around it. No one seems to want to comment
  13. Martynd

    Government Sites

    Hi, does anyone know any other government sites to chat to people, not many like to chat about my situation on here [emoji33].
  14. Martynd

    5 points for partner competent English?

    Yes, we have claimed the points and revived an invite. The issue lies when the points are entered into the online application form it isn’t giving an option for partner English. Our agent is dealing with it but just wanted to know if anyone has the same issue Thanks
  15. Martynd

    5 points for partner competent English?

    Hi My wife is 28 and yes she holds UK passport. Both born in the UK. Thanks
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