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  1. Mistakes in EOI

    Hi everyone, I have received visa invitation for SC 189. But I realized, after invitation is received, that there are following 2 mistakes in my EOI: 1. Country of birth is mentioned incorrect. 2. Starting date of employment is mentioned incorrect (This employment is partly claimed and luckily points for this part are not claimed). Unfortunately, this was my last chance to get an invitation because after that round my age points are reduced. Now the question is, how should I proceed for Visa Application? Should I correct both mistakes while submitting Visa Application? Both mistakes do not affect my points.
  2. Hi Everyone I am at the start of my visa application for Australia. I would like to know how your current employment status outside Australia will affect your VISA application ? In other words, I will be employed when I lodge my EOI but possibly be unemployed if being asked to submit VISA application. My work contract expires in December and there is a possibility that it won't be extended. The earliest I can write my IELTS is in Nov, then submit EOI if the results are good enough. For 189 visa, I will have 65 points if I score 7 for IELTS. For 489 visa, I will score 75 points with 7+ for IELTS. I have relatives living in WA that will sponsor. The only reason why I am considering submitting 189 instead of 489 is due to being permanent at the start instead of the latter which is 4 years valid. My points breakdown: Age : 30 ( I am 31 years old) Qualification : 15 (My engineering degree in agreement with Washington accord, do I still need to have it assessed by Engineers Australia ?) Overseas Work Experience : 10 (6+ years working experience, I have company letters stating job title; employment period etc.) English Language Ability : 10 ( Still have to obtain) Relative Sponsor : 10 (if submitting 489 VISA) I have no partner or any dependents. Any advice would really help
  3. how much time for grant?

    Dear members, I need to know how much time does it take for visa grant for 189, after visa lodgement? Please advice, thank you
  4. Visa 189 docs required

    Hi we are doing our visa without an agent. Can someone help us with a list of docs that are needed before submitting the EOI , I know the government website outlines what is needed but it can be a bit confusing! We also are having a hard time proving the work history as my boyfriends work had a fire so there are a number of years without evidence, what can we do in this case? Any help appreciated! Thanks
  5. hello friends, I am Shiv from India. Here is my situation: > I got Australian immigration 7 years back and did not go after the first entry; I had some personal issues. So, now it is expired. > As I know, I need 2 years of stay for applying RRV. So, I am not going to get RRV. > I have decided to start the immigration process again. > My points are above 60 as I have calculated for EOI. I have the below questions, many many thanks for experts in helping me out. > I gave IELTS 2 years back. The validity of 2 years is expired but can I use the same result throughout the immigration process within the 3rd year? I intend to apply for GSM 189 visa. > I want to get updated assessment from EA. Please guide me how can I contact EA for the issuance of updated assessment? > For EA assessment, I had it earlier for ASCO 2125-13 as Electronics Engineer. This seems to be old occupation which must have to be translated I believe. Can someone please tell me where can I get the conversion. > If the conversion has more than 1 sub-categories for example the telecom engineers 2633 has multiple sub-categories like 263311 & 263312, which category will the EA select in issuing me the updated assessment? > I don't have to write CDRs again & EA will only give me an updated assessment upon contact?
  6. 189 and partner?

    Hi I'm just after some advice, I'm a UK registered nurse and I've booked my IELTS for July, following that I'll do my ANMAC skills assessment and then put in my EOI for the 189. My question is, will my partner automatically go onto my visa or do I have to do a separate partner visa? And would he also have to have a medical etc? I want to do as much as I can to speed the process up. We're hoping to move out in Summer 2018. Thanks Zoe
  7. I am on 457 Visa and applied for 189 Visa 3 months ago and waiting for the grant. My wife is pregnant and expecting the baby by the end of July. What would be the status of the baby if the baby is born before we get the grant? Is there anything I should update to DIBP before hand? Please let me know.
  8. i'm currently on a student visa which is going to expire in september 2017 and i still haven't been able to finish my course not even half way. i have 65 points without nomination(age=30,degree=15,pte=20 261313 software and applications programmer). my question is if i voluntarily cancel my student visa and go back to my country after submitting EOI, will it have any effect on my 189 application outcome? i'm very confused about whether to extend my student visa(going through financial hardship) or cancel my student visa. i don't have much time and any help would be appreciated thank you
  9. 189 Visa refused

    Hi everyone, a newbie here to this forum and forums in general so bear with me! My fiance and I applied for a 189 visa (her as a defacto) on 3rd Feb 2014 as an Architect from being on a 457 in Brisbane for the last 2.5 years. I had my skills assessed through AACA, had meds etc. Without any further correspondence until today (25th March 2014) I have been refused a visa based on the basis that I have provided an incorrect skills assessment. Now, apparently, the AACA have two different kinds of skills assessment - one that is for use as registration of an architect and one that is for the purpose of migration. I had no idea of this at the time and applied assuming that there is only this form of skills assessment. After my refusal, which both my fiance and I feel completely distraught about, I contact the AACA and they explained that if I sent them a stat dec stating why I needed the other certificate, they would send out the correct one. My problem is that my CO has 'finalised' the application and my EOI has been removed. The CO stated that as there was no valid skills assessment at the time the application was lodged then they can do no more on the visa apart from refuse it and finalise it. I have had no request for information during this process - if I had, then I could have supplied this, or withdrawn the application. As it stands I have lost the application fee, and either face a tribunal which will cost $1600 or re-apply for another visa with the correct skills assessment certificate which will cost another $4000 which we simply cannot afford as we have our wedding this year. Can anybody help with any advice? Is it worth to go to a tribunal with what I have described, providing I receive the correct skills assessment letter dated back when I received the other one? Could this situation be changed and not even go to a tribunal if I can get this information to my CO? My fiance and I are completely floored by this news and can't believe that something like this can happen without any correspondence from them in the interim. If anybody requires more info, just ask and I will let you know what I can. Any advice would be appreciated - especially advice which won't cost us any more money!
  10. Hi I will be submitting my EOI soon for 189 Visa. My partner will be included in my application. Once the EOI is submitted, we will arrange medical examinations. Does my partner need to have the medical too? I have my HAP ID as I have already signed up to E-Medical via my Immi Account. I can't work out if my partner also needs to sign up to E-Medical to get her own HAP ID. She isn't applying for her own visa, as she is part of my application. I had to select which visa I was applying for when I registered with E-Medical, but obviously my partner won't be applying for the visa herself, I couldn't see anywhere to include her.... Any advice please?
  11. Nurse 189 Visa help?

    Hello! I'm at the very beginning of wanting to start my application for the 189 skilled independent visa to emigrate to Australia from UK. I'm a registered nurse with a bachelors degree and I'll be bringing my partner with me who will need to be on my visa as he does not have a skill on the occupation list. I understand I need to do the points test with ANMC however every time I try to visit their website I seem to get error messages? Can anyone offer me any advice? I understand I cannot lodge an expression of interest until I have my points assessment completed and also have completed an English test? Can anyone advise what else I need to prepare to assist with the application running smoothly? My mind is a bit boggled with information and what to actually do next? Any advice / help is greatly appreciated, Thanks!
  12. 189 visa with pacemaker?

    Hi, I believe my answer will be it's possible but I would need a letter from my consultant to say there's no issues but has anyone moved or any agent successfully represented someone who's moved with a pacemaker? do I need to get a letter from a\ specific consultant or would mine be ok? Do I need extra tests etc? Do I need a certain amount of time left on my battery? any advise much appreciated.
  13. The Australian Government is making changes to the Skilled Independent subclass 189 visa from the 1st of July 2017: Two separate pathways or "streams" will be available: a Points Tested Stream, and a New Zealand Citizen Stream. The maximum age permitted to apply for a subclass 189 visa under the Points Tested Stream will be 44 - ie applicants must be aged under 45 when the invitation to apply for the visa is issued by the Department of Immigration. The New Zealand Citizen Stream will facilitate New Zealand citizens who are already resident in and contributing to Australia to become permanent residents. More specifically, the New Zealand Citizen Stream will be available to New Zealand citizens who: Were usually resident in Australia on or before 19 February 2016; and Since that time have continued to be usually resident in Australia for at least five years before applying for the visa; and Have been contributing to Australia by earning a certain level of taxable income; and Meet mandatory health, character and security criteria. For New Zealand Citizen Stream applicants the total amount of the Visa Application Charge (VAC) payable to the Department of Immigration will be consistent with the VACs for the general skilled migration programme. However, concessional arrangements have been introduced to the New Zealand Citizen Stream, whereby 20 per cent of the VAC will be payable at the time of lodging the visa application, with the remainder of the VAC to be paid before the visa is granted. For Points Tested Stream applicants the reduction in the maximum age requirement will only impact those applicants who are invited to apply on or after the 1st of July, 2017, or who been issued with a visa invitation before the 1st of July, 2017 and who have not accepted the invitation at that date. Best regards.
  14. Hello friends, I got an invitation for 189 visa today. I just came through some confusing information about the English test for a spouse. I have not claimed any points from my spouse. Also, she gave her English test 3 years ago which is already expired (she had 7 in each band). Also, she did her undergraduate in English medium. Does she still need to take English test? or Is it okay to apply with old IELTS test or a letter from university mentioning that course medium was in English? Thank you, Bish1989
  15. Visa process?

    HI all, Can someone tell me if I have this process correct? Complete IELTS, PTE etc with an adequate grade Register with APHRA supplying supporting docs etc once registered submit EOI receive an invite to apply for visa apply for visa uploading all docs upload police and medical checks receive visa we're weighing up the possibility of applying with or without an agent, I want to find out how difficult it's going to be, not sure if me having a pacemaker will make it too difficult to go at it alone?
  16. Medicals, diabetes and 189

    Hi all. I don't know if anyone is able to help and I realise variations on this topic have been raised before, but any advice gratefully received. We are preparing a 189 visa submission and virtually everything is in place and looking good. The fly in the ointment is that my wife has Type 1 diabetes. Whilst her sugar levels are ok, and have improved significantly in the last two years following a change in insulin, we are very concerned about how a MOC will view this situation. She has no complications or end-organ damage, but we have received advice that a strict interpretation of the regulations would result in rejection as the cost of medications alone is above the threshold. However, there appear to be a number of people in this situation who have been successful. This is a real dilemma and everywhere we turn provides conflicting advice. Any suggestions or thoughts gratefully received as we don't want to throw money away on a doomed application. Many thanks.
  17. Skilled Occupations List April 2017

    Only certain occupations are approved for use under Australia’s permanent and temporary skilled visa programmes. These occupations are listed in a legislative instrument that contains two schedules or ‘occupation lists’ that apply to different visa programmes. On 19 April 2017, the: Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) replaced the previous ‘Skilled Occupation List’ (SOL) and is available in Schedule 1 of the relevant legislative instrument Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) replaced the previous ‘Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List’ (CSOL) and is available in Schedule 2 of the relevant legislative instrument. The information below explains which lists are relevant for particular visa programmes. Information is also provided about occupations that were removed from the list of eligible skilled occupations on 19 April 2017. Note: different eligible occupation arrangements are in place for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 186). List of eligible skilled occupations Only certain occupations are approved for use under Australia’s permanent and temporary skilled visa programmes. These occupations are listed in a legislative instrument that contains two schedules or ‘occupation lists’ that apply to different visa programmes. On 19 April 2017, the: Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) replaced the previous ‘Skilled Occupation List’ (SOL) and is available in Schedule 1 of the relevant legislative instrument Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) replaced the previous ‘Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List’ (CSOL) and is available in Schedule 2 of the relevant legislative instrument. The information below explains which lists are relevant for particular visa programmes. Information is also provided about occupations that were removed from the list of eligible skilled occupations on 19 April 2017. Note: different eligible occupation arrangements are in place for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 186). Expand all Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) You must nominate an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)if you are applying for any of the below: Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) (unless nominated by a State or Territory Government) Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work Stream. Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) There is no separate STSOL list on our website as visa programmes that utilise this list can also access some additional occupations on the MLTSSL. For ease of reference, we have combined both the STSOL and the eligible MLTSSL occupations together. See: Combined list of eligible skilled occupations. You must nominate an occupation on this Combined list of eligible skilled occupations if you are applying for any of the below: Employer Nominated Scheme (subclass 186) – Direct Entry Stream Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - if nominated by a State or Territory Government Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) Training visa (subclass 407) Removed occupations On 19 April 2017, 200 occupations were removed entirely from the STSOL. See:List of the removed occupations A further 16 occupations on the MLTSSL were restricted to only apply to the following visa programmes: Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) Skilled-Regional(Provisional) (subclass 489), if the applicant is not nominated by a State or Territory government agency See: Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) These changes will only apply to new applications lodged on, or after, 19 April 2017 for: Employer Nominated Scheme (subclass 186) – Direct Entry Stream Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - if nominated by a State or Territory Government Training visa (subclass 407) However, for the subclass 457 programme for any of these removed occupations on, or after, 19 April 2017: no visa applications can be granted no nomination applications can be approved. Source: DIBP
  18. Hi All, The draw of sunny weekends on the beach is just too great, so my girlfriend and I are starting the process of applying for a 189 visa. We are going to use an agent to help us through the pitfalls, but before signing up I am pulling together all the evidence I think I'm going to need. I think I am happy with most things, but a slight concern I have is my skilled employment evidence. I have worked for the same company as a Network Engineer for the last 7 years, and the evidence I currently have is: An employment reference that adheres to the ACS guidelines, signed by a senior manager. 2x P60s (out of 7 total I have received). About 25% of all the payslips I have been issued over the 7 years. As I understand it further evidence will be required. I have asked the payroll team if it would be possible to reissue the missing P60's, but sadly this isn't possible. What they can do is supply a statement of earnings on headed paper for each of the years I am missing, does anyone know if this would be an acceptable alternative? I can't seem to find an answer online. Many Thanks Jon
  19. Hi everyone,I’m about to submit my visa application (189) today but I just got one last doubt on the education history part:I graduated from a Bachelor degree (Electrical Engineering) back in France and it is my Nominated occupation for the 189 visa. (Engineers Australia assessed my skills only based on my undergrad qualifications in France).Now, I am currently studying a Master degree in Sydney in a different field (commerce), not related to the nominated occupation for the visa 189. (I will only graduate at the end of this year and I am not claiming any points for it).When I’m at the Education part, I need to choose a ‘Qualification’ for my Postgrad studies in Australia.Should I select ‘Master degree’ or ‘Other – Non AQF accreditation’?It would make sense to select ‘Other – Non AQF accreditation’ since I’m not claiming any points, however, since AQF stands for Australian Qualification Framework, it made me doubt...Thank you,Victor
  20. Hi everyone!First of all, thanks to all active members, this forum is extremely helpful I have a question:My partner & I are ready to accept the invitation for the visa 189 at anytime (we have until the end of May for it) and I just read that the average time for a Case Officer to be allocated should be around 40-50 days. However, a few days back, my partner and I filled in 'My Health Declaration' because we thought we could save time for the whole process. We both got our HAP ID and made an appointment for next Monday with expected results to be attached to our MHD application 4-8 days later.Do you think we can go ahead with the acceptance of the visa 189 while we are in the process of doing our MHD / getting our medical results? (and then attach the results of our MHD to our visa application 189?).Unless you would advise us to wait until we get the MHD results and then accept/apply for the visa 189?Last option could be - but I don't know if it's feasible - to withdraw our MHD application and then wait until we get new HAP ID via our 189 application and make bookings again..Thanks a lot in advance for your insights,Victor
  21. 189 - Degree points claim

    Dear experts, I desperately need advice on the following. Not sure what to do. I have a Diploma in Electronics and followed by 8 years of experience as an Electronic Instrument trade worker. Also, I have completed a Bachelors of Electrical and Electrical engineering degree as part time. I received positive skills assessment for 8 years with diploma (I did not submit my degree details to TRA). But How do I claim for my degree without assessment? FYI, my degree is from NTU Singapore which comes under Institution of Engineers Singapore, that is a signatory of Washington accord. I got friend who commented that I should go for VETASSESS Point test advise service to claim my point. Another friend said I don’t have to do any assessment since my degree comes under accredited degrees. VETASSES PTAà What should I do? Please advise. Yours faithfully, Sonat Paul.
  22. Migration Pathway Dilemma

    Would appreciate any kind of possible help folks...have entered a migration pathway dilemma I am an international student from India and am currently pursuing a 2 year MBA course in Australia. My MBA course commenced in Feb 2017. The sole purpose of my coming to Australia, as many others, is to obtain a PR in Australia. Need help with the best possible route and options for me and my partner. Following are my circumstances which would give you a better understanding of my case : About ME (Currently residing in Australia) Male, 32 yrs DOB – Nov, 1984 Marital status – Unmarried Sister is an Australian citizen since 7 years, residing in Sunbury, Melbourne – 3429 Have completed a 3 year “Bachelor of Science” degree from India Have 9 years of work experience in Human Resources No professional Human Resource degree like MBA Currently pursuing a “2 year MBA course with specialization in IT” from a university in Melbourne About my PARTNER (Currently residing in India) Female, 24 yrs DOB – Dec, 1992 Marital status – Unmarried Currently residing in India 4 year “Bachelor of Technology” degree (Electronics & Communication) from India 1 year “Bachelor of Education” degree from India Total of 1 year of teaching experience in 2 different schools in India No engineering based work experience
  23. Dear all, I have the following overlapping of my postgraduate studies (A) and my work experience (B): (A) 01/Jul/2003 - 09/Oct/2006 : Full-time postgraduate studies with obtaining a Ph.D. degree (ACS has recognized it as AQF Doctorate in Computing). During the course I attended some lectures, prepared five scientific articles, did some teaching and worked on my Ph.D. thesis. It all was possible because I had flexible hours schema during my described in (B) employment. (B) 01/Feb/2005 - 22/Feb/2007: Position of Software Engineer (worked in St. Petersburg, Russia for Sun Microsystems, full-time - confirmed by ACS): I really worked 40 hours per week – my manager confirms it in appropriate reference letter. In respect with the above, I have a concern that DIAC, although I was working at Sun Microsystems after receiving my Bachelor degree (recognized by ACS) will NOT count either my Doctorate or my experience at Sun because: a) Some people on forums wrote that any work experience can be taken into account by DIAC only after receiving the applicant's _highest_ degree, i.e. Doctorate I my case; b) The two full-time activities, I mean (A) and (B), took place in parallel for some time, and it causes me to worry. So, today, I have 70 points with my experience at Sun and 65 ones without it. What would you suggest? - Declare for DIAC my experience at Sun as relevant or not relevant?
  24. 189 Visa Lodged June 2015

    Hi Guys, Starting this thread so anyone that is in the same boat can share how they are getting on. I have lodged mine. I haven't had my medical yet. Anyone else end of May, beginning of June want to share where they are up to??
  25. 189 Visa Lodged October 2014

    Hi All, Couldn't find one for October, although I am a newbie to the forum. 189 Visa application lodged 01/10/2014 front uploaded all documents including police checks. Medicals 11/10/14 now just the waiting game, hoping to make the move 2015! I have read on a few forums about the form 80, I have completed it but not uploaded it. Has anyone else done this? Thanks!