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  1. mt9754

    190 timeline for Granting PR

    Looking at Immitracker they're currently processing applications submitted in November and December 2019, with the occasional lucky grant for applications submitted between December 2019 and May 2020.
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    Phone contacts

    If you still want your UK Sim in your phone just in case someone calls you but you want an Australia number as well, then if you have a newish iPhone then it probably supports eSims(check first!) which allow you to do this. It's also useful if you have poor coverage on Vodafone, get a Telstra PAYG as a backup too for when you go rural. I set mine up and it's working great. I got a physical Vodafone Sim from Woolies, signed up, then requested an eSim replacement on the website. 10 minutes later I could take the physical sim out and throw it away. I then put my UK sim back in the phone. I'm connected to both networks at the same time and can receive calls from both numbers, this sounds complicated but honestly Apple make it easy to understand and use.
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    190 activation

    Flights are beginning to open up, Doha is open, Singapore and Hong Kong will be accepting transit passengers from next week (2nd June and 1st June respectively).
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    Immi Account PR

    Check the "Messages" section, you should have an electronic letter in there
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    Do I need a migration agent?

    If you're someone who wants to live and breathe visas for the next 6 to 12 months then feel free to do it yourself. If you don't want to have to constantly check for changes to skilled occupations lists, quotas etc etc and you want to be sure you don't make silly mistakes or that you don't miss an opportunity then i'd get an agent. Tbh, if you've done all the prep upto your EOI then i'd do the rest yourself as well. IMO the visa isn't as challenging as all the legwork you have to put in just to get an invite to apply.
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    Partner Visa first entry date

    There's nothing at the moment that allows you to extend the IED, there is currently a waiver for people who have missed their IED due to COVID. Considering Feb 2021 is a long way away and things are moving very quickly at the moment, I would check back in nearer the time to see what the latest guidance is.
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    How much did it cost to get your 190 visa?

    I estimate about the same for me. I had a blip on my medical too, if I didn't have private health insurance through my employer I would have had to pay another £1500 on top as well (for all the tests to confirm it was nothing serious)!
  8. Yes, Home Affairs have updated their advice: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus If you are a temporary visa holder you will be refused entry. You must seek a new visa when travel restrictions get lifted. If you are a permanent visa holder you should not travel unless it is essential. If you miss your IED then you should contact the departmental office that granted you the visa after travel restrictions have been lifted. If you cannot avoid travel then you must self isolate for 14 days on arrival.
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    491 Visa Problem, Help

    Are you applying for the 491 SBO? If so, full details of eligibility are here: https://migration.qld.gov.au/skilled-visa-options/im-operating-a-small-business-in-regional-queensland/
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    medical visa test mild anxiety medication

    Honesty is always the best policy, it's always better to give too much information than too little. I'm sure they'll want you to explain the details and they can decide if it's important or not.
  11. "On the bridging visa it will give you the same work rights as a your previous visa" Presumably your previous visa in this situation would be the tourist visa, so you would have no right to work on the bridging visa?
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    Need help/info with my case for PR

    Please note specifically for 189 visa, your occupation must be on the Medium/Long term list (in section 8 here https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00278), which means some of the occupations listed are not currently relevant for 189 (eg Web Developer). You should be able to get points for your degree providing it's from an institution that Australia recognise. However, the skills assessment from ACS is tough and it's easier if you've got a relevant degree. Have a read but I think it's possible to get a positive skills assessment result without a relevant degree if you have 6+ years of relevant experience. https://www.acs.org.au/content/dam/acs/acs-skills/Skills Assessment Guidelines for Applicants V5-6 Aug 2018.pdf Regarding Multimedia Specialist, the official descriptions from ACS are here: https://www.acs.org.au/content/dam/acs/acs-skills/ANZSCO_Code_Information.pdf . I expect it's just a specialist field and so they don't get many applicants.
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    Biometrics letter

    It depends which visa you're applying for, and from which country. Full details here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/meeting-our-requirements/biometrics
  14. mt9754

    Is it pointless to apply now??

    If the changes in November go through then you should be able to get a further 5 points for your partner speaking English which should move you up the queue slightly. Additionally, if you don't mind living out in Regional Australia, then the new visa changes should swing things in your favour a bit too. We also don't know what the elections in 3 weeks will mean, 189/190 could get a bit of a boost depending on how things go there.
  15. Only after an invite. If you've visited Australia in the past few years then you probably already have an immi account - you will have used it to enter the country as a tourist (eVisitor 651).