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  1. Ausvisitor

    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)
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    Transferring money from uk to Aus

    I just did a quick comparison of moneycorp and transferwise (i have accounts at both) and as of 10:50 today the quotes I got for transferring £100K to AUD was as follows TRANSFERWISE - $193227 MONEYCORP - $191240 So today TW was better than MC by $1987 or to put it another way thats like the exchange rate going up 2c in the pound. I know a lot of people are currently thinking that if the rate went up to 2:1 they would exchange some cash; however this shows that at 10:50 today if the transferwise rate had been 1:1.98 then it would have resulted in the same dollar amount in your account as a MONEYCORP transfer at 1:2 sometime in the future Of course this will all change in the next hour as each company updates the rates dynamically throughout the day
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    Notice Period

    The UK big 4 companies use 3 or 6 month notice periods for anyone at manager level or above to dissuade moving straight to the client after completing a role. AUS law might be different, but in the UK non compete clauses are heinously difficult to enforce on an employee (as you could effectively be denying them the right to work if they can prove the only job they could have got was going to be a competing one) so instead they use notice periods which are much easier to enforce (and by the time you take into account legal costs in enforcement of a non compete are usually cheaper)
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    Transferring money from uk to Aus

    The problem with this question is that the answer is (and always will be) "it depends" Who do you bank with? Does your account have special perks that allow cheaper transfer of money? Has the rate changed recently and have the bank and Forex both kept pace? The real issue (and I know because I tried it) is that getting the answer out of your bank is near impossible, so it's also very difficult to actually make the comparison. As exchange rates change throughout the day as well (on large transfers like yours) even doing the research doesn't guarantee you'll get that rate an hour later when you ask them to do the transfer
  24. I agree but the person's question was if she stayed in Australia on a skilled visa. If she did (I'm not questioning how or if that's possible) then she would be a resident. I was answering the question posed, and not trying to discern information that isn't present or available
  25. It's simple the child won't be made to move, so like most things "possession is 9/10ths of the law". The child is in Oz, so the judgement will be that both parents can have equal rights to visitation (if indeed they do grant equal rights) but in Australia and both of them would need to agree if the child was to leave the country. Australia will never make a legally settled resident leave the country whilst they stay within the agreeements of their visa You however have a choice, you can apply to stay in Australia if you want to be involved