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  1. Ausvisitor

    Can we get a visa??

    Few people do. 40 years ago it was as simple as just asking to be let in. Even 10 years ago it was likely you'd be allowed in of you wanted it. Now it's tough, and it's been getting tougher each year with no respite in sight
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    Management consultant

    No idea, but if you look on the assessing body's website (not all careers are assessed by VetAssess) it tells you how much experience is considered a base requirement. I know the MC one as that's what I applied under
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    Management consultant

    Have you got 8 years of experience in a management consultant role? If not you will fail the VetAssess Assessment anyway and be deemed not skilled enough in that career to apply for immigration
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    Deported from New zealand

    You are going to need to seek professional advice. If the mention from someone else about you overstaying a visa is true, countries take a very dim view of this behaviour. You will need some help to navigate settign out your reason for wanting to apply for the visa - the fact you have been deported will make this massively more problematic than it would ordinarily have been. You will need to declare it on the character form and explain why you were deported - and more importantly why if they give you a new temporary visa they can expect you to uphold the conditions of it when you disregarded the conditions of a previous visa
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    Registered Nurse 189

    The points level for a 190 is always a bit of a black art as they don't publish these things, what you can see on the NSW website is that any and all nurses are considered a "limited" spaces career for 2019/2020 invites (they rate careers as "High, Medium, Low, Limited, Closed" availability) This suggests that a nurse 190 might be more competitive (harder to obtain invite) than a career such as motor mechanic (rated medium). These will change in July when they publish the list for next year but no one knows what they will be then so it's useless trying to guess, they may decide it's now a High availablity role or they may remove it from the list - it's entirely up to them
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    Registered Nurse 189

    Does the department publish stats about how many people are currently in the 189 EOI queue and how many of these are at each points level?
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    Shipping timeframes and cost to UK

    Absolutely correct on the moving around issue - you would want to look for ways to fill that space. Container ships rock back and forth pretty heavily on rough seas, not to mention when they are craned onto and off the ship (and again when the transporter breaks heavily on the M6 because some idiot cuts them up) I don't think there would be a massive time difference between a move cube and a sole container (there will be one but negligible) simply due to the large number of move cube transactions so there will be containers of move cubes going every day so waiting to fill one up shouldn't be that much of a delay
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    491..wow..Queensland are quick!

    I'm pretty sure that the rules are that you have to be able to demonstrate that at the point of being invited to apply for the visa (not sponsorship but the actual visa process) your points tally was as stated on your EOI (or higher) This means that your English test must be within 3 years of your invite date Any job expereince years/months must have happened prior to your invite date
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    491..wow..Queensland are quick!

    The English test needs to be valid on the day you are invited to apply for your actual VISA. Remember though that whilst PTE technically is only valid for 2 years, AUS immigration allows them to be valid for immigration reasons for 3 years. If you did take PTE (rather than IELTS) you should logon now and download your pass cert so you have it, as it gets much harded to retrieve after the 2 year validity expires
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    Accounting/Auditing - 189/190

    I think you are right in that only the partner can make the sponsor decision, but I would use HR to sound out the plan and help you position the case to the partners.
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    Accounting/Auditing - 189/190

    The poster says they are currently working there. Approaching a partner about this instead of HR would be a huge mistake. (It's the right way to do it if you aren't yet in the firm but as an employee it leaves both parties open to accusations of bias and favouritism that you don't want). Just pick up the phone to your HR rep, if you don't know who it is just dial the internal services number and ask to speak to HR, they'll take your name and put you through to the right person. They aren't allowed to discuss your request with others unless you give permission so it's a way of testing the water without making any waves. (Conversely go ask your current partner, effectively boss, if they'll sponsor you and all you do is put into their heads the risk you might have to leave due to visa issues, watch how quickly opportunities to do cool stuff dries up if they get that into their head)
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    Solicitor & Points

    So very true....
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    Accounting/Auditing - 189/190

    I know that some of the big 4 do offer visas like this (as I used to send an awful lot of my UK grads over to my colleagues in AUS on temporary visas). Honestly though the only true answer you will get on this is to speak to your HR adviser at work.
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    Solicitor & Points

    I don't think there was any information in my post, there was an opinion and some advice (based on what I'd been told about my own career - which also requires a lot of communication skills - from my own migration agent). I'll be happy not to share data that I paid money for with people who haven't paid for a similar service if you'd prefer though ...
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    Subclass 190 WA

    I've not heard anything official about them closing the 190, but they do seem to have a lot less occupations on it than other states. Equally closing the scheme for a while and just opting not to issue any invites are very different things, but mean the same to an applicant
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    Subclass 190 WA

    If you're career is on this list then you could possibly be invited (depending on points, skills, english ability and their needs) https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skill-occupation-list Scroll down about a page and filter the lists by the 190 VISA option in the drop down box. If your career isn't on there then you won't get a 190 no matter what
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    Haskew’s Law

    I'm not convinced the post was offensive merely factual and defensive. The thread had suggested that Haskew's were not qualified, he merely righted that wrong assumption. I guess he could have been more friendly in his wording but it was a long way from being offensive (in my view).
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    Overseas Police checks for Citizenship

    Ah yes that's a possibility
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    Overseas Police checks for Citizenship

    If you lived in the states from 2013 to 2017 (as your post suggests) you won't be eligible until sometime in 2021. The four years have to be continuous with no more than 12 months (which would include things like a 4 day trip to NZ or a 2 week trip back home for a family wedding) out of the country in those four years. (Also in the final year no more than 3 months of that specific year can be outside AUS) From what you've written you are around a year away from potentially qualifying but you might have made a type in your post and we are working from the wrong year maybe
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    SC190 Obligation Warning

    https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/ South Australia Immigration (as the people who sponsored your visa) are the only ones who can release you.
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    Solicitor & Points

    Don't take this the wrong way, but I think you will struggle to get an invite on the state selection 491 visa. To put it bluntly a solicitor uses the English Language (at a very high level) both written and orally every day. I'd be very surprised that a state selected someone with proficient rather than superior English for that career code. You might want to spend some time getting the evidence for superior English
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    Air freight ??

    It is almost always cheaper to take it as excess baggage with you (airline baggage can be anything within reason it doesn;t have to be a suitcase) We once took a boxed mini-fridge as a piece of baggage. Air freight is massively expensive - you should think about £150 per normal sized moving box as being a decent price
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    491 visa processing time

    Increase your points or continue to wait - they are your only options
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    Immi s57 Natural Justice

    When I got mine I didn't hear anything more until I got my grant letter from them. In total I seem to remember I got my S57 in mid October and ther grant early December - so about 7 weeks I would at 10 days it is far too early in the process to be getting stressed - they might reply tomorrow or it might be a month from now. You can't influence it so best to just "chill" and accept the waiting as an inevitable part of the process
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    190 processing time

    A grant is a grant... The only difference between an on-shore and off-shore grant is that all VISAs need to be activated by being on-shore. So for off-shore applicants they need to set foot in Australia by the "must visit by" date that will be on the VISA grant letter. This will be up to 12 months from the date of grant - but is often shorter as your Case Officer may decide that your medical and PC certificates also need to still be valid on entry to Australias (we've seen examples of both scenarios so you won't know which until you get your grant letter)