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    Travel Exemption Experience

    The text below was on an email I recieved from immigration The current processing priorities (with the highest priority listed first) are: 1. Visa applications for any points tested subclass where the Department has determined that the applicant has an occupation within a Critical Sector. 2. Subclass 491 (non-Critical Sector) – applicants are in Australia 3. Subclass 491 (non-Critical Sector) – applicants are outside of Australia 4. Subclass 489 (non-Critical Sector) 5. Subclass 190 (non-Critical Sector) 6. Subclass 189 – Points tested stream only (non-Critical Sector) Reading between the lines this suggests if you haven't got a Critical Sector job, a 189 application right now is probably a waste of time. The flip-side being that anyone who can muster the 65 points fro a 189 application might well get picked up and processed quickly at the moment if they are critical Really feel for anyone waiting to hear back on 489 application as they will have already been waiting around a year (as the 491 replaced this subclass around then and is now being processed ahead of 489's in the queue)
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    Travel Exemption Experience

    Your first entry point is irrelevant at the moment, the immigration authorities have issued a statement saying that they won't revoke any grant issued during this COVID period just because you couldn't arrive by your first entry date, effectively making all recent grants have a "must enter by date" being the same as the "cannot enter after date" (so for most people a period of about 5 years) You do (as you say) have a valid concern about the clock on the 191 qualification as they haven't said anythign about that yet.
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    Interesting, and I suppose each to their own, yet as I said in my post I manage (both day to day and for recruitment) one of the largest cyber management consultancies in Europe for one of the biggest consultancies on the planet. I'd take a first or 2:1 from a good university (Oxbridge, LSE, Warwick, Bath) any day of the week, I'd never recruit anyone with CISSP alone. As I think I said before it's well known that you can basically purchase those qualifications and an easy assessment, similarly it's nigh on impossible to actually be failed CISSP, you have to really want to fail to not pass...
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    190 Visa Grant

    All true and well described. Airlinee are using future bookings as an interest free loan for cashflow purposes right now, so they are keen for you to book as it means they don't need a punitive bank loan
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    Are we mad... lol

  6. Ausvisitor

    Are we mad... lol

    I judge people by the way they judge others, you don't come out very good in that judgement
  7. Ausvisitor

    Are we mad... lol

    I'm happy to stop but the person who insulted me needs to apologise.
  8. Ausvisitor

    Are we mad... lol

    Maybe you need to not judge everyone by your own low standards... I always intended it to be a joke, maybe you are of sufficiently low morals to try to hide a mistake as a joke but please don't assume everyone has your character flaws
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    Are we mad... lol

    It was a joke, based around the obvious fact that NSW is the premium state - why would anyone choose to go elsewhere
  10. Ausvisitor

    Are we mad... lol

    Why would anyone want to go to any other state...
  11. Ausvisitor

    To renew or not!

    For the £80 (ish) it costs I would renew and then it doesn't matter how long the Aussie passport takes to come through should you need to travel in a hurry
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    Are we mad... lol

    The cost is fixed in Australia for the quarantine required so if it goes over 14 days because of a +ve test then the price stays fixed (unlike the UK quarantine hotels which charge for each day of residency). As for costs, the costs are based on your family/party makeup not the rooms you occupy. So there would be no difference in the cost between (in this case) all 5 squeezing into one room or being split across two rooms. Unless of course you had demanded two rooms when they insisted one room had enough beds to easily accomodate you all (requesting is ok, demanding is not). Also if you do go for the two rooms approach (unless they are inter-connected) remember that you need one over 18 in each room
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    IELTS - academic to boost points

    Yes and don't treat it with disrespect. Plenty of teachers have "failed" IELTS because they though it was beneath them. I've said before on here I stuffed my first IELTS exam despite have a master's degree in English (which if anything should absolve you of needing to take IELTS to get full English points you'd assume that was it)
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    Thanks everyone
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    Ok, So looking at booking the flights now to start the new life. From the UK, what airlines offer decent prices to take a second suitcase? We don't need to ship anything but we won't get all our stuff into one suitcase each, but easily within 2 suitcases each. Some airlines seem to offer a fixed fee for the next bag and others charge by the KG (at huge amounts). What has everyone else done? I know years ago there used to be special "immigrant" flights that came with better luggage inclusions but I've not heard of these in years Thanks