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  1. Lauren Jones

    Super hostage

    HI, i currently hold a Employer Nomination (Residence) (Class BW, Subclass 856) visa that was granted five years ago this October 2015. I have now left Asutalia and am trying to claim back my Super to no avail. Super says i need to ask tax office, tax office tells me to cancel my visa, immigration say i am unable to cancel my visa as it is not temporary. Please help!
  2. My boyfriend got banned in Australia for 3years due to not leaving after 28days after his visa expired. We have been together for 10months but we never lived together due to my schooling. He's 24 im 18. We are not ready for marriage so we wont apply the Prospective Marriage Visa. We can't apply the Partner visa yet because we didn't live together and didn't have joint bank accounts. So so if I go to Italy this May we will be then together for 13months. I'm planning to go as a tourist and will stay there for 3months. I will live with him there, share expenses and he even is paying half my ticket. Is that considered? Will we be then able to apply a Partner Visa? Is joint bank account really required? What else? Will me be going to Italy be helpful in partner visa? What does sharing expenses really mean or financial expenses. Sorry ry for all the questions but I hope someone will be able to help
  3. TomW65

    Advice on Immigration please

    Hi All, My girlfriend and I are looking into migrating to Australia either temporarily or permanently and I was hoping some of you may be able to give me some advice, I'll provide as much information as possible: I am 30 and a sales manager with no degree but have around 5 years experience in this position My girlfriend is 23 and graduated with a 1st from Sheffield University, she currently works for GSK (large pharmaceutical company) as an HR Manager. From what I can see I don't have enough 'point' or criteria to gain entry myself but is there some sort of partner visa where there may be some interest? We are trying to work all this out but its all a little confusing so I would very much appreciate any assistance anyone can provide. Also if I have missed any key information please let me know I'd be happy to fill you in on anything else. Many thanks Tom
  4. Hi Guys, Any help on this would be great. So my girlfriend whom I have been with (and met in Australia) for 5 years has a job offer in Sydney through her company in the UK. So she is allowed to go on a 457 visa as they are going to sponsor her. I myself overstayed by 2 months when I was out in Australia 3 and a half years ago. It was an honest mistake as I believed my paper work for sponsorship was being processed. However it was not and they called me to say I was overstaying! I missed the cut off point to not be banned by a couple of weeks and so received the mandatory 3yr ban. I have rung the Immigration Dept and they have assured me that now my ban is served I am free to follow the processes to go back to Australia without hindrance (although I must obviously tell them about the ban). I was going to go on my girlfriends 457. She is a bit paranoid that they may refuse me even though they have said all is well. Can anyone please shed any light as to what we are up against? I'm assuming as they said I had completed my ban and free to apply for a Skilled visa that I can go on my partners as well? (just quicker!). Thanks for any help guys! Regards, Terry
  5. Hi there! I am a freelance translator overseas, I wish to emigrate to Australia and I really struggle to find any information about this online. First of all: my profession being on the CSOL list, does it mean I am absolutely required to have State sponsorship? On the occupation list for Victoria (I'd like to settle down in Melbourne), "translator" doesn't even appear: http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au/visas-and-immigrating/occupation-lists/state-nomination-occupation-list-for-victoria :frown: Another question-mark: I have to pass the NAATI accreditation by testing, but do I do this for the CCL points (Credentialed Community Language) or for the Skills Assessment? Or for both? Also: once I'm accredited by NAATI, will I be allowed to translate my immigration documents myself for SkillSelect? Has anyone here been in this situation or does anyone know a translator who has been through this and that I could contact? Sorry for all the questions and thanks in advance for your help :cute:
  6. Handsome Richard

    Bit of a complecated one!

    Hi All I hope someone can offer some assistance and guidance? I have been offered the opportunity to take over an established franchise in South Australia, which I would like to do however I am not so sure how to actually get over there and start running the business. I don't have the wealth for a business visa, I am too old for a working holiday Visa, and whilst my occupation is on the CSOL I don't have the relivant degree qualification, and if I am honest I never will have. So, if I take on the franchise can I technically sponsor myself? I intend on going over again in September this year to get things rolling. I know this probably sits in the 'too difficult' box but your assistance would be appreciated. I have so far spoken to 2 migration agents and had very different advice. Thanks all
  7. swan

    WHX Questions, please help

    Hi everyone, just got sacked from my job and thinking about working in Australia for a year on a WHV visa. Does anyone know: What are my chances of getting the visa, I am a 19 year old male, physically fit and have no dependencies, how many visas do they give out? Do I need a health check before applying for my visa? How much money should I take for my first month while looking for a job? I'd preferably want to go to the Brisbane/ Gladstone region as I visited when working on a merchant ship and loved it. And as I said previously I've just been let go from my job, so I can't be whimsically throwing £200 at the application for it to have no chance of being accepted. Much appreciated
  8. I had done Bacholers in Electrical Engg. Then I came to Australia, and now just completing my 1st one year M.Engg (Electrical Engg.) degree from University of Western Sydney (Australia). Now according to immigration rules, I have to do one more 1 year degree to complete 92 weeks of study, to be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency in future. Now I am confused, that Can I do MBA as my 2nd degree to complete 92 weeks of study? Or should I have to complete 2nd degree relating to my 1st M.Engg degree? As I am confirmed that I can apply for Engineering Management degree or any other Masters in Engineering degree which will lead me further for PR, but the fee of these degrees are too high. So i want to apply for any degree with normal fee, like MBA. But not confirmed that in which course should I apply further. Please help me. And I someone gone from same situation, please let me know. Thank You.
  9. [h=1]Dear All, I really need your advise please ... I am accountant and I have applied for EOI (Australia) on - 20th September 2014 (60 Points, Category "General Accountant" - 189). Please if you may guide me on current estimated waiting time, to hear back on EOI for Accountants with 60 points ? On inquiring with Agent, I was told that current waiting time could go upto 4 months .. not really sure this is correct .. ? Regards Anshul[/h]
  10. Hi .. I have been invited fir visa 189 application a week ago. I just have one inquiry about the documents to uploaded. I am claiming 5 point for my overseas experience i am providing a bank statement but the thing is that the statement in arabic language and it is too long as it include all transactions since 2008 (about 30 pages or more). should i translate the whole statement or can i just make notes and mark the salary deposit with hand writing ? Any past experience about this would help. regards
  11. Hi symen this side, i am just planning to immigrate in australia and really worried about my immigration documentation. I have lots of questions in my mind, can anyone suggest me for my best.
  12. Tarby777

    Old wives tale?

    G'day folks, I'm hoping this is an urban myth but I've a vague memory of a story about someone who had been living in Australia on a PR visa for long enough to become a citizen, and they hadn't got round to applying for citizenship. They flew to their home country for a short break and had trouble getting back into Oz on their return. IIRC, there weren't any issues around their foreign passport approaching its expiry date... it was something else, something specifically to do with them having been in Oz long enough for citizenship and not having gone for it. Does that ring any bells? TIA Tarby
  13. Becsidaisy

    Moving to Cairns Sept 2015

    Hey all, My husband and I have just made the decision, after six month deliberation, to move to Cairns . It's all pretty exciting. Our situation is that I'm a complete Pom but Nick, though born in Devon, emigrated to Cairns when his was 10. He moved back at 23 to marry me (very sweet, I know) and now, after seven years and a baby (Jeremy, 10 months, also very sweet), it's time to go back. Nick's a dual citizen so Jeremy can claim citizenship by decent. I just need a spousal visa which is pricey but seems straight forward. So the count down begins! Obviously lots of research needs doing and we're very aware that although Nick has lived in Cairns previously, he hasn't for 9 years now (he spent his last two years in Oz at the JCU Townville campus) and a lot can change in that time. We're in Cairns in August for my sister-in-law's wedding so will some reacquainting then. I do have a couple of burning questions though, any responses will be gratefully received. Firstly, how did you tell you friends and family you were moving? We're facing a mix of elation from those living in Oz and real sadness for those to be left behind. We haven't told any of them yet as we're going to see how we feel in August just to doubly make sure it's the right thing for us (we're sitting at 90% currently). We don't want to upset anyone/raise any hopes if it's not going to happen. Secondly, we've got about 18 months to sort through all our stuff and answer the big question, to ship or not to ship? What's the general consensus? We might buy some Aussie plugs while we're out there and have re-wiring party as a leaving thing (oh yes, we know how to have a good time). Lastly, but probably the most complex, house buying. Will we need to live in Australia for a bit first to build up a credit rating or can we just dive on in? Is there any possibility of buying before we arrive? We have my in-laws (one of which is a carpenter-builder) who can check out properties for us. Or is that just far too complicated to even consider? Great to be a part of this community! I've already picked up so many useful bits.
  14. Denise75

    partner visa application

    I applied for onshore partner visa application, im a transgender, the department already gave me Bridging Visa A, now we did not have a 12 month cohabitation since im from the philippines and i came here in australia 3 times as visitors, 3 months every time i stay here, and my partner also visited me in the philippines every year, i was able to apply onshore because the last visa that i had has no further stay condition, i was just confuse because before the application we talked to an immigration agent and he said that we can apply for onshore visa but is more likely to be refuse because we did not reach the 12 month cohabitation. Right now the processing of my application is ongoing and i don't know how long we have the decision. My question is what are our chances of being refuse or being granted, we submitted all the document except for that 12 month cohabitation and we have an ongoing relationship for 5 years now. I hope someone can help me with this. thank you
  15. andrew86

    Pain Dream

    Hi all, Before starting in talking about Pain dream, thanks for the forum that sent an e-mail that they missed me as i have not been active. Pain dream those words that was known before as immigration, specially for Africans or other poor countries. How many people dead to get an illegal immigration all over the world to live in Australia, Canada, USA, swizerlands, etc... A lot, they lost their chance to live and their chance for a better life. They even lost a lot of money in case acceptance for their application to immigrate, if they have that ammount of money, why should they leave their country and not open a project that could enhance their life and provide them with good profits instead of debt that make them slaves in order to get it back and also make them suffer during their first steps as an immigrant. That is why it is a pian Dream, That make you separate from your mother country and even your family. That is what was known as Human Rights, There is no right to live,to work and to educate for poor people. But you have to think positive and looking for some people life like Lizzie Velasquez and Amy Purdy on youtube and how they think positive to conquer the surrounding factores and enojy they life. Don't think i am not looking for immigration, i prefer to immigrate but also keeping my dignity or stay home. BR, Optimistic Andrew Youssef
  16. JanetJackson

    Aus Immigration Advice required

    Dear All, I have following situation. I got my ACS done for 261313 (Software Engineer) back in 3 April 2012. I did 3 attempts for IELTS and latest one I got overall 7 (8 Listening, 7 Reading, 7 Writing & 6 Speaking) band. I am 34 years of age. I have Master of Computer Science and Information Technology outside Australia. My work experience till date is 9 yrs plus but in ACS when I applied its was 7 Years and 7 months. [TABLE=class: grid, width: 500] [TR] [TD]Factor[/TD] [TD]Description[/TD] [TD]Points[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Age[/TD] [TD]33–39 years[/TD] [TD]25[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]English language ability[/TD] [TD]IELTS 7 (8 Listening, 7 Reading, 7 Writing & 6 Speaking) band.[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Outside Australia: skilled employment[/TD] [TD]In skilled employment for at least eight and up to 10 years (of the past 10 years) 9 yrs plus till date[/TD] [TD]15[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Qualifications[/TD] [TD]At least a bachelor degree from an Australian educational institution or other degree of a recognised standard[/TD] [TD]15[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Nomination/sponsorship [/TD] [TD]Nomination by state or territory government (visa subclass 190 only) 5 Nomination by state or territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member to reside and work in a specified/designated area (visa subclass 489 only) 10[/TD] [TD] ??[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] The total points are 55 without nomination/sponsorship. I did some workout on this nomination/sponsorship but I am not able to figure my way out from this situation to get 60 points and proceed with my application. Any help/advice in this regard will be very helpful. Thanks & Regards, Janet A. Jackson
  17. Guest

    About the country

    This is in reply to the Real Australia thread. And that previous lengthy post already exists under Australian Unions page under FB where so many likes were given because some to most Aussies are aware of these facts. Australia's true unemployment rate is 13% given by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. More economic statistics can be found under tradingeconomics.com not just for Australia but the whole world. Global Innovation Index shows that Australia is way behind including after New Zealand and an article for that came up in Startup Smart. GE itself showed through a survey that they took of the whole world in 2012 that Australia isn't an innovative leader. Australia's automotive manufacturing is busted due to not having much innovation. Toyota is the last manufacturer standing as it may leave by 2018. There were articles on that recently including under Business Insider Australia. All other automotive manufacturers would be leaving before 2018. Retail sector just survives. David Jones, Myer and company as well as Coles and Woolworths faces challenges from international players like Zara, Costco, Aldi, etc due to not having much innovation and being behind in technology as well. Customer satisfaction survey and indices would show that also where they have all failed. And some to most Australians themselves have seen their weaknesses. All in the research and articles written here which can be seen online and which are even case studies by universities within the business schools and firms in Australia. Australia's unemployment would grow and within the automotive manufacturing sector alone, it would be 50000 or so employees losing their jobs sadly within the next 4 years. Even in recent times, the Australian unions aren't happy with the automotive manufacturing sector as well as with Government's decision with Australia Post, Medicare, etc where they are planning to privatise Australia Post, Medicare, etc. Australia is a small business nation as the McCrindle Research would show where 90% of the businesses in Australia represent small to medium sized firms of about 1 to 15 employees generally. Most Australian top brands today are in foreign hands and that includes Vegemite, Tim Tam, etc. Most of the brands held by foreigners can be found under Dicksmith Foods or Salvos. Foreign ownership of Australia's property and lands can be found by articles written by Greens, Crikey, Daily Telegraph, ABC, etc where it is not just owned by foreigners but operated too like China and USA. Most foreign ownership of Australian resources are with US, China and UK and can read more about it under Australia's leading independent stock forum, Hotcopper. There, the Aussies themselves site such resources. And I'm an Australian as well who works within both business and IT. I am not bothered about what's written under Real Australia thread as I put up the reality mostly with regards to the digital and database marketing side as that came up within the last 1 year. It's from resources like eMarketer, CMO.com.au, SMH, SBS, marketingmag.com.au, mumbrella, ADMA, Financial Review including BRW, B&T, etc.
  18. LauraJaneLJ

    Need some advice please

    Hi all, my name is Laura from Scotland. I hope someone can help me with this. I am currently on the working holiday 417 visa and I am now into my 7th month here in Canberra. I have been lucky and have found a job working for a trucking company which is part of Volvo as a sales/service advisor. By the time my visa comes to an end in May I will have worked for the company for 5 months. They have said they will sponsor me however I cannot see the job role within the skill select area on the Immi.gov website. Does this mean I cannot get sponsored even if the company is willing to? I am so confused by all of this. Any advice from someone who has been sponsored or has any information would be greatly appreciated.
  19. Hello All, I have been aggressively applying for IT jobs in Adelaide. It has been really tough. Not that easy to get through. I have gotten a Skype meeting setup with a recruitment consultant from a big IT recruitment agency in SA. I am not sure what to expect. I have spoken with lots of them in the US but I am really nervous and confused as to what to expect on this call. If someone has done this already, can you please shed some light on the same? It will be really helpful. Thanks.
  20. Aditya Vankayalapati

    NEED HELP: Skill Assesment:- Civil Engineer

    Dear Friends, I am quite new to the site, I did my homework to check for a thread on Civil Engineering Skill Assessment, as I couldn't find one, I post this. I am a software engineer and I am currently waiting for Case-Officer to get assigned for my Visa Application. I am writing this for my friend who is Civil Engineer and working in Singapore. He has a degree from India, which doesn't fall under accredited degree, hence he needs to fill a Application for Assessment of Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) and as a supporting document he also needs to fill Summary Statement of Professional Engineer. We together did a lot of searching in the internet and couldn't find an example for Summary Statement of Professional Engineer. I really look forward, if anyone here can be of good help. Best Regards, Adi.
  21. Hi Guys I'm a permanent UK resident in AUS. Can anyone please tell me the best thing to do if you lose your UK passport. Do I need to apply for a new permanent resident's visa (bloody hope not). I think the passport I lost was coming due for renewal. Also, if you leave the country with a UK passport on a permanent visa, I heard its difficult to get back in, or you need a re-entry visa, could anyone clarify these issues. Would be awesome. Thanks
  22. pashton86

    Some concerns about immigration

    Hey folks, I've been a viewer of the site for a while and have finally spurred myself to join. Admittedly over a matter of self interest! A bit of background, my partner (Australian) and myself (British), are not yet in the position to apply for either a skilled migrant, or partner visa for me to move out on a permanent basis, been working for the government here, but that's wrapped up now and the new job will allow me to apply for either. So over the last 2 years, I've visited her on an ETA a number of times, normally with gaps of at least a few months, and I've never been able to stay longer than 6 weeks due to work. She moved up to Darwin recently, and I flew over in July to visit, was quizzed by a second person about my plans etc and finance, found it a bit worrying but took it as a spot check and was allowed to carry on my way. I flew out again to return back to blighty 36 days later, and the odd thing was that on exit the chap at the desk scanned my passport on 2 machines and then made me wait while he called immigration, before dismissing me with a cheery "it's all good mate". No idea what the issue was! This was even more disturbing as I'm sure you can imagine! So on returning home I applied for a new ETA which was granted in the customary 15 mins so I'm probably worrying about nothing. However I'm flying back to visit again on Friday, as I've been given 6 weeks leave from the new job (already I know! But the perks of working at sea!) and I'm a bit concerned about whether I'm doing something wrong. I've always stuck to the terms of the visa, never stayed more than 7 weeks (no where near the 3 months), don't work out here etc. I have got a bank account, purely to make spending money cheaper, but that's apparently not an issue according to DIAC. I guess I'm just looking for reassurance from anyone that's been through something similar, I've nothing to hide, but I wouldn't want to muddy the pitch given that if they find something wrong then I'm unlikely to see the girl I love for quite some time! Cheers in advance for the advice!
  23. I'm working at a fairly big farm in QLD, the owner /farmer has offered me a sponsorship if I can find out how I'm going to fit the visa requirements. The job is mainly driving a tractor in season and labour in the off season. Problem is the 457 visa has skills requirements, whats the go from here? Has anyone had any experience attaining a 457 visa through this kind of unskilled vacancy? "No worries" :happy_face_outlaw_s Aaron
  24. Myself and my boyfriend are travelling to Australia in April, landing in Brisbane and have heard that the Australia government ask for a printout of your bank account balance to ensure you have enough money whilst there. Is this true? If so we have also set up a NAB bank account which we can transfer money too. Should we do a printout of our money in UK bank before transferring to Oz bank? Help
  25. Slambsarah

    Medical issues affect visa ??

    Hi i am applying for a regional employment visa sub-class 187. the visa application will include myself and 2 dependants, I'm in the very early stages of the application , and also having to go to court to apply to allow dependants to leave country due to absent father . I need to provide evidence to the court , that my sons medical needs will be met . He is on the ASD spectrum and has ADHD , he is in main stream school , but has to take medication daily . I am concerned how this would affect the chances for a visa , and also wanted to know how medical needs are met ? As the Uk has the NHS , I know it's private health care in Australia , but I really don't have much knowledge in this area. any feedback would be gratefully recieved