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  1. Hi Guys! How are you all doing? It was hailing here yesterday but I still love this country!:biggrin: However, I do have a question or two and hope that you guys are able to enlighten me. I came over here with a Student Visa. I was confirmed a place in Jan 2010 and as per IMMI, I can only apply for the student visa 3 months before the course starts. Therefore, as at 18 Feb 2010, I was still waiting to apply for a student visa. So, that means I won't be able to apply for the Skilled – Graduate (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 485) after I completed my 2 year of studies, right? Some people are telling me to apply for the 485 in Dec 2010. So, I am confused. What other options can I go for? Currently I one year of paid working experience in the arena of my study ( 20 hours per week). That means, by the time I graduate, I will have 2 years of work experience. Thanks so much! Cheers, JP
  2. Hello. I have completed the Bachelor of IT, major in Network Services, at the Central Queensland University. It is an ACS accredited course. Here is a link to the degree: handbook.cqu.edu.au/Handbook/programs_4.jsp?s=4&code=CQ18 I took the following courses: Core: Conceptual Foundations of Computing Computer Hardware Fundamentals Professional and Technical Communication Ethics and Social Issues Programming Fundamentals Software Fundamentals Java Programming Visual Programming System Analysis and Design System Development Information Systems Project Managements Objects and Data Structures Database Use and Design Data Communications Network Services specialization: System Administration Operating Systems Networks Information Security Electives: Human Computer Interaction (from Application Development major) Database Application Development (from Application Development major) Statistics Principles of Economics Business Finance Macroeconomics Now, I am looking at SOL and I don't see Networking there, there are the following: 261111 ICT BUSINESS ANALYST 261112 SYSTEMS ANALYST 261311 ANALYST PROGRAMMER 261312 DEVELOPER PROGRAMMER 261313 SOFTWARE ENGINEER My main question is what occupation should I choose for Skill Assessment with ACS? I may fall under the Transitional Arrangements from 8th of February 2010, as I was studying in this course at that point in time under 573, although it was a different visa number since I had to extend it this year. If my understanding is correct, I should also fall under: 135111 Chief Information Officer 261111 ICT Business Analyst 261112 Systems Analyst 261311 Analyst Programmer 261312 Developer Programmer 261313 Software Engineer 261314 Software Tester 261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec 262111 Database Administrator 262112 ICT Security Specialist 262113 Systems Administrator 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer 263113 Network Analyst
  3. Hi guys, I applied for my 485 VISA in August 2010 (using old SOL with transitional arrangement) and now I'm ready to apply for 885 VISA with occupation in new SOL. It's almost a year since my application for 485 and I deadly want it now so that I can apply for 885 before DIAC decides to make their moves again! Is there a way to get them notice my 485 application? I've used all necessary means (phone, email, and even an agent) but there is no success so far. Some of my friends told me that I just need to call them and say I'm ready to apply for 885 and they would assess my 485 application right away. Has anybody here done that? I'm pretty much appreciated for your comments, hints and tips. Many thanks.
  4. Hi, In January 2010 we applied for a 485 Graduate Visa after completing 2 years study as a Commercial Cook, when I called Immigration to check something, they advised I was able to apply for GSM as had completed the TRA + had all the docs ready to go. Therefore on 7 feb 2010, we applied for GSM 886 Sponsor, I know that we are in for a wait + this wait is unlimited ( I/We can only pray that our visa's are not canecelled as there was a threat of it happening! ) Anyway, I receieved an email today stating we had been assigned a case officer for the 485. I was somewhat confused as thought the 886 superseeded the 485 visa, they were requesting extra docs, such as new medical/AFP as obviusly they had expired since we ap;plied over 12 months ago. We are on a bridging visa now, I asked what the benefit was to still applying for the 485, or should we infact just void this one + wait for the 886. She said that we could do that + stay on a bridging visa but we cant leave the country - unless we apply for bridging visa B ( I did this last year for a trip back to the UK for a family emergency ) My question is, are there any other reasons we would benefit by going onto this 485 Visa, as far as I can see its just more expense for the medicals/AFP when we will prob have to do this again in however long its going to take for us to be looked at for the PR visa. I really hope this makes sense - so long winded! I just do not want to jeopardise the Perm visa in anyway + need to know that if we cancelt eh 485 we are not making a problem for ourselves somehow! Any advice is very very much appreciated. Regards Gemma
  5. Hi , I m currently holding 485 skilled graduate visa, it expires in september 2010, can any one please let me knoe is it possible to extend it to next 18 months?? with out applying for PR, can any one please let me know how can we extend TR visa, thanks in advance..................
  6. Guest

    485 visa processing time

    Has anyone got 485 visa granted recently? If yes when did you lodge the application. Looking at the DIAC's processing. The 485 application hasn't moved further from 22 December 2009? Thanks
  7. ljwalvin

    485 applications not moving!!!

    Hi guys, Does anyone know if they are going to speed up 485 visas after July 1? It says that the priority processing for 485 will end after June 30. I lodged my application in Aug 2010 but my occupation is on the Jul 2011 list- was just wondering if they are going to speed up the process at all!
  8. Hi everyone,:unsure: I have several questions regarding my eligibility for a graduate visa 485. I did a bachelor of commerce in marketing in Feb 2009 and finished in Nov 2009. In Feb 2010 i cont'd on to study a masters of arts in Journalism and now in June 2011 i am about to complete my course and get my results sometime next mth. Both marketing and journalism are no longer in the SOL but i held a student visa on or before Feb 2010 so i am eligible to apply for a 485. I have several questions regarding that. 1. The IMMI says that students that don't qualify the 2 year study requirement may either study something else that is of higher level than what they previously did or take extra subjects that would contribute to the current course but both has to be closely related to their current course and job that is being nominated on the SOL. My question is does marketing and journalism qualify as closely related? i called up the immigration and an officer told me i qualify but in my forms i need to justify to the IMMI why i believe they're both related is that true? 2. Initially i was planning to apply for a 485 on the basis of marketing being nominated as my job on the SOL but i realised that i held a student visa before 8th of Feb 2010 however i completed the course in Nov 2009 and in order to qualify i need to apply for the 485 not longer than 6mths after i graduate so that means i can't apply under marketing as my nominated job? 3. If marketing is not possible for me i will then apply on the basis of journalism as my nominated job however i will only be getting my results etc. somewhere in July and my student visa expires on the 30th of August. I know that the skills assessment will take about 8 weeks but will it speed the process up if i submit the form of urgency stating my student visa will expire soon? and if i still have to wait 8 weeks will i be alright to submit the application of 485 with all the IELTS, police clearance, identification etc but along with just a receipt from Vetassess stating that i am waiting for an outcome of the skill assessment? If i am not mistaken i have 28 days after my application is lodged for me to produce all the documents before my application is being rejected am i right? I do hope that anyone on here could shed some lights for me on this issues as it is pretty urgent and i really want to con't living and staying in Australia with my Aussie partner. Thanks for reading and any advice is highly appreciated. Melissa
  9. Hi all, Im very new in this forum. I really need some help. Im applying graduate visa 485 and i have banking finance major (just graduate) and i need VETASSESS to assess my qualification for TR. The thing is i dont know which SOL is suit me. I dont have any experiences. Could anyone please help me which one should i choose? Can i choose internal audit???? i think that is the closest one if im not wrong. Thank you very much..=)
  10. Hi, I had lodged the 485 visa on 12 December 2010. According the current scenario the processing times for 485 is more than 10 months possibly 14 months or more. After getting 485 granted , i have to got through the state sponsorship which may take 2 months to be granted. Will i be able to apply for the 885 visa before July 2012? If not what are the possibilities of getting 885 visa granted through the new selection migration model ??? I am totally confused and shattered !!!
  11. Hi all, I completed a Bach. of Engineering (Electrical) on 7 Dec '10 and qualified by Engineers Australia (skill assessment agent) as Electronics Engineer (included in SOL). My visa expired on 15 Mar. '11 and I applied for Subclass 485 (TR) on 12 March '11. Then applied for Subclass 886 (PR) with assistance of my relative in Sydney on 13 June '11. Does anyone know which one will process quicker information given by immi is pretty confusing to me...:mad: In fact, I'm a little bit doubtful too as to whether I am eligible for 886 since it is said that it is for people who graduated in the past six months; while I also see somewhere that says people who held a student visa in the past six month may be eligible too... Anyways, it would be sweet if any of you who have a similar case to me could give me some idea :smile: Thank you very much in advance!!!:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy: Schwarz
  12. Guest

    Urgent!! Can anyone help me?

    Hey, guyz. I got a serious situation here for 485 graduate visa. I did not intend to staying Aus when I finished accounting bachelor course from university, so I back to my home country. But I got a situation that I should back to Aus to apply PR. The problem is here The date when I finished course was 16/Dec/2010 that means I only got approx 10days left to apply 485 as it has to be made within 6months after finished course. But I do not have IELTS score atm. If I do not have IELTS score that is 6.0 each, then I can not apply skilled assessment to accounting body for 485 visa. That means I can not apply 485 visa, right? 'At the time of making your application, you must have applied to have your skills assessed by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation. This is an evaluation of your qualifications to make sure that you are sufficiently qualified for your nominated occupation.' according to IMMI. But, one of agency said, you still can apply skills assessment to accounting body like CA,CPA,NIA without IELTS score for 485, so I can get the assessment number or reference number which I applied skills assessment. Thet means I can apply 485, right? 'At the time you apply for this visa you must provide evidence that you have applied to the relevant assessing authority to have your skills assessed for your nominated occupation. You can lodge your application without a completed skills assessment, however this visa will not be granted until a completed satisfactory skills assessment has been provided to the department.' according to IMMI. No time really, is anyone can tell me I still have chance to apply 485 or I should give up. If, it is possible to apply 485 now, the please gime some instruction. All I doing this is for my lover, we could not live without together. :cry:
  13. Merxi

    IELTS for 485

    Hi, when I need IELTS for 485 visa? Do I need results before I lodge application or can I attach results during bridging visa?:cute:
  14. Hi Everyone, I am in a dilemma about applying 885 visa while still on the bridging visa for 485? My Student visa got expired last month and since I was waiting for my CDR ,I could not apply for 885 visa which I have eligible luckily.Now i have got my CDRv assessed and I want to apply for 885 visa. Can I apply for 885 while on bridging visa A for 485? What will happen if I apply now?Someone told me that my bridging visa A will change to bridging visa C which has no work right and travel rights? Has anyone applied any visa or 885 visa while you were in bridging visa? Please help me out guys..:confused:.
  15. Guest

    485, 885 Cat 4 Processing

    Hi All, I have applied for my 485 Visa as a Community Welfare worker in Feb 7, 2010. Later in may 2010 i have applied for the 885 visa. I am on a bridging visa now and is waiting for any one of the visas to be processed. No case officer has been assigned till today. Is anybody has the same issues? I would like to know approximately how many more months/years i may have to wait? Will both my visas processed at the same time as 485 is 18 months visa and i may be completing my 18 months in bridging visa soon? Regards Mat
  16. Guest

    *485 - 885*

    I'm in category 4. holding a 485 visa. applied for 885 on mid May,2010. How long i need to wait for getting a CO. Somebody told me from the beginning of 2012, processing of cat-4 will be started. Is that true? is there anyone in cat 4; holding a 485(or bridging) visa and applied in 2007/ early 2008? I will go on bridging visa from november,2011. i am recently married. what should i do now? Will bring my wife now in australia or not? Somebody guide me plz.
  17. savedbytheson

    485 and 457 questions

    I have just finished my Advanced Diploma of Hospitality course, and wanted to apply for Graduate visa (485) for myself and my wife. Do i need to get the AFP check and medical checkup for her also? Or just marriage certificate is enough? Also, my employer (bakery) offered 457 before, but my salary is under $48k/year, is it possible to apply for 457? and is it true that after 2 years being sponsored, I can apply for my PR? Instead of working 2 years for my employer, can I just apply for PR right after I got my 457? Cause I have Certificate III in Patisserie already. Btw, I have been working for the bakery for about 8 months now.. I am a bit lost here, so I really appreciate for any reply and answers.. Thanks
  18. Guest

    Adding Dependant on VC 485

    Hi All, I want to add my mother on my current VC 485 visa. Can anyone please help me with the necessary forms and documents for the same. I am confused between form 1276 and form 47A. I already have a VC 485 and she has a tourist visa and currently staying with me in Adelaide. from the immi site I got this info: General Skilled Migration Can anyone help me with the documents that I can provide to show evidence that the relative resides in your household evidence that your relative has been dependent on you for at least the last 12 months Thanks in advance Andy
  19. Hi, I applied for 485 (graduation skill visa) in January. I'm on bridging visa right now. I applied on position as VET teacher, which was on old skill list. I can not apply for 885, because of this position (is not on the new skill list). Do you have any recommendation what can I do for my PR? :daydreaming:
  20. Hi there, Currently i am holding a subclass 485 graduate visa and need to apply for 885 (migrant independent) in 2month time as my visa is expiring. as of now i couldn't get 7 in IELTS so only other option for me is to apply with my work experience. ^ i have a full time job offer from a eligible Australian employer. ^ i have worked full time in my nominated occupation (on which i have finished my Bachelor) for last 16 month for that same employer Under the old rule (the one before 8th of feb 2010) should i get the last required 10 point to make my 120? and is it risky to apply with work experience compare to having 7 in IELTS? i would really appreciate some input on this matter. Thanks in advance
  21. Hi to everyone:biggrin:, i`m new to the site!!! Actually i need your help guys!!! i applied for a 485 since nov09 and just got it few weeks ago.So i after reading the changes that occured 8 feb 10 i thought i would be able to apply for PR after getting my 1 year experience in my field(hairdressing... i know guys:cry: i am a genuine hairdresser but had many issue because of pay slips. which i started collecting since march 2010).i have my ielts with at least 6 in each band last year and when i went ro see my agent,she said that i am not eligible to apply for PR unless i look for a sponsor!!!!:arghh: So guyz!!! give me your opinion about the matter and if whether i should look for another agent.... thanks a lot!!!:embarrassed:
  22. Hi All, Need some advice please. My occupation (Special Education Teacher (nec)) is on both lists and i have a relevant degree and experience, so i assume i qualify to apply for either? but which one?? does anyone have a rough idea as to which maybe the faster processing time and can you get PR? Many thanks, i feel like im going round in circles.......like many others i suppose :confused: Claire
  23. Merxi

    885 and 485

    Hi, I have question about skill list for 485 and 885. I already apply for 485 and I would like apply for 885. I apply for position which was on skill list - schedule 2. How is it with 885, can I apply for this position which was on schedule 2 or should I apply only for position which is on current skill list? Thanks :wink:
  24. RegDwight

    485 - Temporary Residence (TR)

    I am going crazy waiting for my TR to arrive. It has been almost 12 months since I applied way back in February of 2010. I have not received any information from DIAC except for my file status changing to "Already Begun Further Processing" in December this 2010 and then nothing. If you have been granted a 485, could you please share it here with some details to ease my conscience. Thank you
  25. cobbler

    485 & 457 visas

    Hi, I have been told that shoemaker/repairer is on te ANZSCO list in some areas and on the 457 work permit list of occupations with a potential move to EBA or REBA or ENS. But what does all this mean? :err: