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  1. Cheery Thistle

    Waiting for an invite.....

    We lodged on 29/06 so hopefully won’t be too long now!
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    Waiting for an invite.....

    Delighted for you! Many congratulations and all the best!
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    Hi Eleanor, no idea about this agency, sorry. I am using Down Under Centre (they have been good so far for me, I am awaiting grant). Others that seem to get good reviews include Emergico and True Blue migration. There are a couple of independents who operate on this site too. Hope you get it sorted.
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    Teaching in Australia

    I think WA might be offering sponsorship without AITSL approval but I am not 100% sure.
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    Teaching in Australia

    You’ll have to see if you can get sponsorship, think that might be your only route. Or check if you can do a PGCE somewhere. Good luck.
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    Teaching in Australia

    Ask them. They’re the experts and time is of the essence. It will save you time and give you an actual, real answer. You may not be able to pass an AITSL skills assessment but there could be sponsorship routes open to you which circumvent that - DUC will know if you have any options.
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    Waiting for an invite.....

    Really sorry to hear you’ve had bad news and a further delay. All the best.
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    chances at age 43

    Hi Sang yes I was on minimum acceptable points (65) before state nomination which gave me an additional 5 points (70). I ended up being invited for the 189 on 65. I think I was very lucky and timing was everything. If I was you I would get moving and get your EOI in. You can still be invited right up to the day before your 45th birthday and it has been known for that to happen. You’ve got to be in it to win it and it doesn’t cost an earth-shattering amount of $ to do your skills assessment and put in the EOI. The big payment is when you lodge. You can’t afford to sit on the fence any longer though, so if you’re doing it get moving! Good luck.
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    Waiting for an invite.....

    What’s your timeline looking like Ruby? We lodged end of June with everything front loaded. All has been quiet. 189 in a priority occupation. It’s not been long and I’m just hoping it’s granted before we go for our reccy trip in Feb.
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    Waiting for an invite.....

    Waaaaaah I am literally and metaphorically jumping up and down for you guys!!! All the best, have a glass or 5 of bubbly tonight!! Hopefully we won’t be too far behind you.
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    Car import costs

    Thanks all. It’s sounding like an expensive headache! So looking like the the car is going on the ‘sell’ list. Not sure the Quattro (that we bought for the snow) will be that much use to us in Brisbane anyway! Haha!
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    Waiting for an invite.....

    They don’t they just like winding folk up lol. Unless someone on here works for immi, they don’t really know, it’s all just conjecture. Most of the experienced agents don’t even know the exact way things are processed or understand the ‘logic’ applied to the grants system.
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    over 45 visa chances?

    The Tunnel and The Arches, Moskito and Booly Mardy’s and a lot of the places in Merchant City. It’s all changed now, but Merchant City is still quite nice and OK for a night out. Bath St is dire now though. Don’t start me on the tax. Council has just closed 3 of our pools/leisure centres but are proposing a £700 per year council tax increase, alongside £43million of cuts over the next 5 years. That’s on top of huge cuts over the past 5 years already. Where will it all end? https://news.westlothian.gov.uk/article/79328/Council-disagree-with-proposals-on-Council-Tax?fbclid=IwAR0U6a1t8D5lUVsI5SW0n_9ifVnfcgb0Q8_7RLRyhMd2Et9feyPSQoGMVMA_aem_AaXlilbssjEjhFoxQcTiiqdA50S_Np26ad7mQ3Bg8qtHJiQ7c_SP6SVXOTKUdIIPsvA
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    over 45 visa chances?

    Yes. It’s affordable on Australian salaries!!
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    Car import costs

    Thanks Marisa. Will check. It fortunately doesn’t need work often, but does have an auto gearbox which I know won’t last forever. Need to start thinking about this now as looking to move in next 12 months.