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  1. Collingwood_21

    Necessity of using a migration agent?

    Hiya, My partner and I are both British and currently on a TSS (him) and a separate 457 (me) (both ICT business analysts). His company have agreed to sponsor him for a 186 Direct Entry as a business analyst. We are looking into the cost of a migration agent with quotes of around $5000. Do you think it is worth it? My logic is that his work will use an agent for the nomination section so that part is solid. The rest is "just" the ACS assessment, proof of our relationship and police checks. It doesn't seem too difficult. We also have a few friends who have anecdotes along the lines of "an agent just fills in forms you could do yourself". I also found this when an agent wanted to charge me $700 to apply for a bridging visa B for me. It was one form so I just did it myself with no issues. Do you agree/disagree? Does anyone have any stories of doing it themselves? Would you think that doing parts ourselves might work too (i.e. we do the skills assessment on our own etc)? If anyone has any Melbourne based recommendations that would be great also! Thanks
  2. This timeline and info thread is for those who have lodged their applications post 1st July,2012, under the new skillselect scheme. The Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) is for skilled workers from outside Australia or skilled temporary residents who currently live and work in Australia. It is part of the permanent Employer Sponsored visa program. To apply for this visa, you must: be nominated by an approved employer be younger than 50 years of age meet the skills and qualifications requirements meet English language requirements. If you are nominated to apply for this visa, you must lodge your application online within six months of the date the nomination was approved. When you apply, you must select one of the visa’s three streams. Choose the Temporary Residence Transition stream if you are a subclass 457 visa holder who has worked for your employer for two years in the nominated occupation and your employer wants to offer you a permanent position in that occupation. Choose the Direct Entry stream if you have never, or only briefly, worked in the Australian labour market and have not held a subclass 457 visa for the last two years, or if you are applying directly from outside Australia. Choose the Agreement stream if you are being sponsored by an employer through a tailored and negotiated labour agreement or regional migration agreement.
  3. Big bird 12

    187 Visa Processing Time

    Hi guys After spending years trawling through PIO website I finally have reason to post. I have recently been offered A job & RSMS visa (187) in Canbera :biggrin: My problem is I was much more familiar with the 119 visa but sine July 1st that has all changed. I am wondering is there anybody out there in the process of applying for the 187 visa and if so can you tell me how long it might take to be processed ect.. My friend recently went out on the old 119 visa and it only took 5 or 6 weeks.. Also is there any major changes to this visa that I may have missed.. just worried I may no longer be eligable or something.. i won't believe all this is happening until we are actually in oz I think.. Thanks for you advice Bigbird
  4. I have applied both nomination and 186 visa for the job of General Accountant. The case officer has requested for license/registration for the job. I work under the license of my employer however I have tax agent registration license under my name. I have registered in CPA as ACPA. What license/registration do they need? I expect for your reply and recommendation. Thanks
  5. KurCil

    Accountant timeline

    186 TRT Nomination & Visa lodged early December 2018 Nomination approved today 28 March 2019 2 applicants NSW How long does it take for visa to get approved after nomination?
  6. Durgaji

    Accountant- 457 to 186

    I am general accountant, currently under 457 visa and completed 2 years with the employer and still working. My employer is willing to sponsor for 186 visa but unfortunately his annual turnover is less than 1 million. There is caveat for accountant that annual turnover should be over 1 million. But this caveat was not before and I was approved 457 visa without turnover of 1 million. So can you please recommend me if I am eligible to apply for 186? Thank you
  7. I am having a fight with the company provided migration agent. The agent is saying, required three-year experience should be as an employee. Experience as an individual contractor is not suitable for this visa as per following clause. • Clause 186.234(2)(b) requires that at the time of application the applicant has been employed for at least 3 years in the occupation on a full time basis and at the level of skill required for the occupation for which they have been nominated. Can anyone inform me how correct is that? Does this apply to an independent contractor or a proprietor of a company?
  8. Hi all, Overseas fulltime cook April 2014 Obtained Culinary cert after a 10 months corse in OCT 2016. Positive skill assessment Sep 2017. Visa 186 logded in Nov 2018. Currently working in Australia via visa 482 approved Dec 2018 expiring Dec 2020. Business nomination for 186 approved June 2019. Visa 186 refused in July 2019 with reason: working experience post Culinary cert received in oct 2016 is not recognized. My question is that if the chance to be approved at the AAT is high or low. We do have full support from the current employer to clarify the need of my employment at their restaurant. However the Restaurant has been making loss for the last two financial years 1718 and 1819 due to road closure for months, shop closure for big renovation, current Corona panic. Is there anyone had already experienced similar to my current case? Or if you have any suggestion. During the AAT will they consider the current situation of the applicant which i do have enough 3 years full time experience by now. Or will they only consider the situation when application was lodged. Thanks in advance to all.
  9. Mariaferonica

    186 ENS Visa TRT with no agent?

    Hi everyone, This is my first time posting here after sooo long hours just browsing and learning from all of you guys. Me and my partner are on 457 visa now. He's a chef who has worked for 3 years on his 457 visa. Our first 6months with the visa we have to quit and get new employer who treat us better, and we've been with them for 2.5 years now. Since we got our visa before 18 april 2017, we only have to work for 2 years to apply for 186 visa (correct me if I'm wrong). Now the thing is now, my employer wants to sponsor us badly but they dont wanna use any agent, since it cost so much money and they dont trust anyone else with their paperwork. The first transition from our first employer to the next one, they took care of everything, they arrange everything through immi account, lodge everything themselves, next thing we know, we're ready to move. So based on this I think they're good with lodging this immi stuff eventho we're the first "visa people" they have in the restaurant. Do you think it would be alright for them to just apply themselves? Also, with the levy they also have to pay $3000 to sponsor us too, so if they do something wrong on their side they will lose lot of money as well. Question number 2 is, if I let them do the nomination first, and we also lodge our visa, let say the nomination got rejected, can we retract the visa application so our money wont go missing? Or should we just wait until we know for sure the nomination approved? Thanks before!
  10. Hello there, My husband just started working for a company and they are open to help him with the 186 visa. We are currently in the 485 visa that expires in December. Knowing that the 186 visa is more detailed and complicated I would like to request your advices regarding the company profile, it is an electrical engineering company that is on the market since 2014. My husband is an Electrical engineering technician, is the nomination accepted based on the profession in demand or in the company profile? I am trying to understand the risks of his application, whether he should try 186 visa or 190. I appreciate your help in advance.
  11. Hello Everyone, Happy New Year and wish you luck with your visas. My partner and I are about to submit 186 direct entry visa, Employer already submitted his visa more than a week ago. They never sponsor employees and didn't want to take agent for processing. We still have a couple of weeks on current visa, and just thought to wait a bit more until the employer get approval. 1) how long it is usually take for companies to get approval if they have never sponsored employees before? 2) what if we apply for our visa and employed get refusal? 3) could we then claim back visa costs? or the money are gone? 4) would that be better to apply for our visa straight away or wait until approval? Just thinking about worst case scenario, but it is better to know. Please share your experience. Have a great day ahead. Mia
  12. Hi there, I am applying for my ENS 186 visa. I have completed my PhD in Australia in 5 years. However, I had interruptions in two research quarters. I had to resubmit my thesis for examination. Nonetheless, I finished in more than 5 years. I know if you have studied for more than 5 years in a secondary or higher education institution, you don't have to provide an Englisch proficiency test ( https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/employer-nomination-scheme-186/temporary-residence-transition-stream#Eligibility ). Does this rule apply to me as well? Thanks for your help!
  13. Big big girl

    186

    Hi everyone , I’m just so stressed out and worried right at the moment! Could someone please give me some advices on this . Im applying for 186 Visa at the moment. In submitted form 80 , I have declared that I’m married but we already separated! And now I got a S56 request for more information but they are mainly on my “Soon to be” ex- husband and evidence of separation ! The requested documents for my husband were : AFP , Health Check and form 80 for him and evidence of separation! Why would they request documents about my separated -spouse? And he is not even Now I don’t know what to do! We have been separated for 2 years and he definitely wouldn’t /couldn’t support me on the requested documents as he is living in another country now ! And we are waiting for the Divorce paper at the moment ! I have only 28 days to submit requested documents, but the divorce paper ( i just applied recently) will take 3months . What should I do in this case? Will they accept my Divorce status at this point ? even it was just a pending divorce case ? Or Will they refuse my Visa Application as I cant provide all the requested documents?
  14. Hi everyone, I'm waiting on the outcome of my PR application (186 application submitted at the end of Jan 2018) and believe it may have been referred to the Medical Officer of the Commonwealth for review, does anyone have an idea of how long the MOC are taking to process applications at the moment, please? Thank you!
  15. Hi, i have a question about the academic transcript that is required by the tra. What does a successful one look like? How much info do they expect?The school where i did my apprenticeship (full time at school, practical and theoretical parts, not half paid employment, half school (btw. is that going to be a problem?) ) has got a document that outlines the content and hours of the course for each year in detail, but it is over 40 pages long. That would cost a fortune to have it translated to english. Could I write a summary of the document with key words and hours completed and have it signed by the school??? cheers
  16. Hi guys, I applied for a 186 visa as a Marketing Specialist based in Sydney back on 23rd Feb 2019. Up until now I have not seen any change in the status of my application. With everything submitted I am wondering what is taking the department so long, particularly given that I am seeing others who applied for the same role type, also in Sydney, who applied after me, getting responses. Is anyone aware of that determines when your application is reviewed, can you contact the department to get a better understanding of the delay? Also given that I have already submitted all additional documents with my application, I notice that after 12 months they may no longer be valid - as this is the departments fault (due to them estimating a processing time of 8-10 months at the time of application) will they accept the documents or request a renewal?
  17. I've received an email from the lawyer that the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) PR nomination for my position has been approved, and he told me to do the medical examinations which I've done last week. Does it mean that my case is been open? How long can the answer take?
  18. Hi all, recently, as everyone knows, cutoff points for 189 and 190 has reached the sky. I have applied EOI haven't got an invitation yet because of low point(65 in 189). So, I am thinking to find a company that can sponsor me(482 TSS) and eventually apply for permanent residency(186 ENS). If there is a user like me, or in a similar situation, I really need advice from the user. main concern is whether employer is normally willing to help for the employee's PR application if the employee has no issue with the them or not. any suggestion or experiece sharing will be very greatful TIA TIA P.S: My ANZSCO is 251211(Medical radiation Imaging).
  19. Hi all, I have submitted my 186 Direct entry application in Feb 2018 - and since I have been BVA, I have been transferred to BVC. now this application has been sitting there "received" for 14 months(no documents requested, no CO allocated), with no indication of when it might be processed. Does anyone else have an experience with BVC and the strict 'no travel" conditions? what if I need to travel urgently? Thanks!
  20. lulumanda

    Any copywriter here?

    Hi,any copywriter here?I have lodged my nomination & visa on MARCH 2018, haven't got any good news yet
  21. Hi guys, I applied for a 186 visa as a Marketing Specialist based in Sydney back on 23rd Feb 2018. Up until now I have not seen any change in the status of my application. With everything submitted I am wondering what is taking the department so long, particularly given that I am seeing others who applied for the same role type, also in Sydney, who applied after me, getting responses. Is anyone aware of that determines when your application is reviewed, can you contact the department to get a better understanding of the delay? Also given that I have already submitted all additional documents with my application, I notice that after 12 months they may no longer be valid - as this is the departments fault (due to them estimating a processing time of 8-10 months at the time of application) will they accept the documents or request a renewal?
  22. Hey Guys im a bit unsure of how the process time works, My MA advised me to wait until my nomination was approved until I lodged my application. Is the 15-17 months including the Nomination. My nomination lodged Nov 2017 Nomination approved/visa application lodged Aug 2018 do I know have a further 15 months? all my crim checks and medical and form 80 lodged but no case officer, how long until case officer looks at case? Thanks
  23. p3kjericho

    186 Labour Market Test

    Hi All, New guy here, been a silent reader for years now. There are several different views on this but I need confirmation from you guys. 1) The labour market test requirement will not apply to the 186 ENS Visa under Direct Entry stream. I cannot seem to connect to the relation of the LMT to the 186 ENS DE Visa. I have read the immigration website, the Migration Act and Regulation (i tried, lol) and I cannot see the connection between the two. When the LMT is mentioned, it always relates to the 482 (formerly 457) Work Visa. However, the problem is, the first migration agent we contacted mentioned the LMT is a requirement of the 186 ENS DE Visa. 2) Can my wife be sponsored by her current employer if she occupies the position that is going to be nominated by her employer? We are currently on a 485 Temp Grad Visa. The occupation is being filled by a temporary resident. Thank you all!
  24. I was on 457 for 2 years and have approached my employer regarding the 186 application. Everything went well, we agreed to apply but now it's been close to 1 year but my employer hasn't finished their documents and my agent can't lodge the application yet. In your experience, how long did your employer take to get your 186 documents done?
  25. Hi (ENS )cook visa application and nomination lodged on 27th june 2017. My nomination refused on 10 th may 2018. The reason no new documents been upto dates. Wht i need to do now guys? Thnks
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