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  1. Hi and Happy New Year! Just thought id create this thread to see if anyone has had a recent 190 Visa granted? Just some background, I submitted my application in March 2020 (Offshore), now waiting almost ten months. Processing times on the home affairs website is saying 10-13 months. Fingers crossed I get a grant soon, however not sure how about processing given Covid and the current travel restrictions. Appreciate any feedback. Regards,
  2. Hi there, I am in my final year of my Bachelors degree and soon I will be going on a temporary graduate visa. I am doing an API accredited degree - Bachelors of Business with a major in Property. After my graduate visa I am planning to nominate Valuer or Land Economist as my occupation. Just wondering if anyone has applied for this occupation already ? How was your experience ? Any advise (besides studying another degree ) don’t think I can study another degree or take on masters. Or if anyone can point me in the right path. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  3. hello, I want to get professional recognition to be defined as a welfare worker. The association that defines professional equivalency is ACWA. They wrote on their site that they accept TOEFL ibt. It does not write anything positive or negative about the TOEFL home edition exam. They don't answer phones or emails. TOEFL home edition is also known as a TOEFL ibt exam. ACWA never used the phrase that we only accept exams taken at the test center. In this case, I think they will accept the TOEFL home edition exam result, what do you think?
  4. hello, I want to get professional recognition to be defined as a welfare worker. The association that defines professional equivalency is ACWA. They wrote on their site that they accept TOEFL ibt. It does not write anything positive or negative about the TOEFL home edition exam. They don't answer phones or emails. TOEFL home edition is also known as a TOEFL ibt exam. ACWA never used the phrase that we only accept exams taken at the test center. In this case, I think they will accept the TOEFL home edition exam result, what do you think?
  5. Greetings, Our family was granted PR visa 190. Could you please clarify responsibilities of a state-nominated visa holder? Apart from the one that goes along the lines of "live in the state that has sponsored you for >2 years". Are there institutions / web-portals / systems where visa holder(s) need to maintain their updated details? Is it obligatory to register at Skilled & Business Migration website if you are already in the state which nominated you, employed and do not require access to support services and programs they offer? The email sent by Skilled & Business Migration says it is required for a visa holder to logon and create an account, keep information up to date, view and access services they provide. There is no mention of such requirement on the website of Department of Home Affairs. Kind regards.
  6. Hi, I am currently onshore and my 482 visa expired in Dec 2020. I currently have an active BVA for the 482. This year I was invited to the NSW state 190 visa and I have filed my documents & medical reports in the IMMI account. I have thus been issued a BVC in inactive status with “no conditions”. In this situation, if I change my job, would the new employer has to sponsor my 482? Or will my BVA get cancelled on a job switch and my BVC will become active thus enabling me to work full time with no need for a new 482 sponsor? Your help is greatly appreciated. Regards Kits
  7. I holds bridging visa A because I lodge file for 190 visa under motor Mechenic trade course in January 2020, but still waiting for visa grand. Now, my wife got invite for 491 visa under registered nurse for NSW state. question is if I will accept 491 visa application then what will happen to 190 visa, which I lodge in January 2020. and if i will get 491 visa grand before 190 visa grand then what will happen to 190 visa application? It will continue along with 491 visa and will grand or it will removed automatically from the immigration department?
  8. Abdulaziz Shan

    Query on 189/190

    Posting this on behalf of my friend who's very keen to migrate to Australia: I have lodged my application on 70 points of 189, 75 points of 190 and 85 points of 491. ANZSCO code is 261311. The application was initially submitted on 5th Dec 2019 and later updated with spouse IELTS score on 9th Apr 2021. I am turning 40 on 10th of October this year and My ACS is going to expire at the end of October this year and EOI on 5th Dec 2021. Priority Migration Skilled Occupation list (PMSOL) was recently updated with my ANZSCO code. Ref: Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List Do I still hold any chances of getting an invite? Is there any alternate route to achieve the invite. Please advise.
  9. Hello Friends, I am currently onshore in Australia and trying to apply for PR under 190 subclass. My occupation is "Mathematician". I need to have a positive assessment from Vetassess before I apply for 190. I have done my PhD in Mathematics from an Australian University in 2020. Currently I am working as teaching associate and diploma teacher at two different Universities/Tertiary Institute respectively. My job of teaching associate is more than 2 years and the diploma teacher job is less than a year. The teaching asscociate job had started during my PhD. However, prior my PhD, I have done my Masters in Mathematics from India which is also a valid qualification for assessment I think and thus might use my both jobs as post-study work. However both the jobs are sessional. So I was wondering if anyone can share experience, if any, of Vetassess assessment with sessional jobs? Thanks in advance
  10. Hi everyone, Is it mandatory to get marriage certificate attested or will a legal translation of it be enough? This is for the 190/491 visa, if either me or my partner get an invitation. Thanks!
  11. hi all, I have been granted a permanent skilled visa a few weeks back, in which my partner was a secondary applicant. We have been struggling for some time, and are considering ending the relationship. If this finally happens, do I have to notify the Dep of Home Affairs? I see that the form in their website (Your relationship has ended (homeaffairs.gov.au)) does not include our case (skilled permanent visa already granted). Also I realise that the timing may look funny, with the relationship ending shortly after being granted a permanent visa. Is it possible that the DHA will want to verify the relationship was legitimate? thanks!
  12. Hi, Few days ago, my migration agent lodged my 190 VIC ROI but uploaded wrong documents. If the VIC government reviewed wrong documents, there would be a wrong record left in their system, which will have a consequence in all my future visa application. I found the problem yesterday afternoon, the government can only by approached by submitting an online enquiry, so I wrote to them yesterday afternoon asking how to withdraw, but it takes 3 business days for them to reply, since the submission window will close next Monday, I don't have much time left, I would like to withdraw before they start reviewing ROI. My agent said they have no idea how to withdraw or resubmit. Does anyone know if I can withdraw the ROI and resubmit? How to withdraw ROI? How long it takes to withdraw? When can I resubmit a new ROI after withdraw? If I cannot withdraw ROI, can I uploaded correct documents into the existing ROI with an explanation letter? Thank you so much.
  13. Hi Everybody! I've been browsing this site for a loooooong time and it's been so useful throughout the whole process of trying to get to Oz! I figured it was finally time to share my story so far and hear from other prospective or successful secondary school teacher migrators! My partner is the main applicant; points breakdown are as follows: age: 28 - 30 points work experience: 5 years - 10 points qualifications: BA and PGCE - 15 points English competency: Superior - 20 points Partner: competent English (no assessable skills) - 5 points Total = 80 points We have a positive skills assessment from AITSL and applied for the 189 in April/May time this year. Unfortunately we had 75 points at that time and the invites just weren't coming in for the 75 pointers and since the rule changes in November, we had to manually update the EOI and lost the initial date etc. and still are very unlikely to get an invite on the 189 with 80 points. So; we've now gone for the 190 and 491. We managed to apply for QLD for both when it briefly opened yesterday, we have 85 points for the 190 and 95 points for the 491. We are not using a MARA agent, I've done the work myself and have found the process to be very complex but can understand most of it with it enough research - I have dedicated a stupid amount of hours to this! We're currently awaiting registration with QLD college of teachers but expect this to go through without a hitch so I'm feeling hopeful we'll get invited eventually but no idea when! Just wanted to share where we are at currently and if anyone else is in the same boat? It's a little frustrating as when we first started working on applying beginning of 2018 we would have gotten there no problem with our points and things have changed so quickly since then. But, staying hopeful and positive Would love to share the journey with other people!
  14. Sejal

    Pathway to PR

    Hello everyone, I and my husband arrived in Sydney in March 2020. I am studying MPA in Sydney based university. I have already completed my 2 semesters here. I am working as an Account Assistant. Now I am thinking to move to the regional area to complete my degree. As I am new here, I am looking for a suggestion from you guys like which state would be better for Accounting and so on. I would appreciate it if you provide me with genuine advice. Thank you.
  15. Hi everyone, just feeling a bit down today and thinking about Oz. We were accepted for our 190 visa back in Feb for SA but heard nothing since for obvious reasons. Just wondering if anyone has any positive news about visas or acceptance etc to cheer me up?
  16. Me and my husband are in 485 visa and we were invited to 190, but in the bridging visa says that it only will starts when 485 expire(dec/2020) I’m pregnant at this moment and we are thinking to cancel 485 and start the bridging from 190 to have access to Medicare. Do you know if it is possible ? We have asked for the lawyer that did our process , and she told that is impossible, and if we do this we couldn’t work. But for me doesn’t make sense. Do you guys could help us to have any answer ? we didn’t find any information about this . Thank you
  17. Hi everyone, need some advice on PR pathways please. My partner and I are currently living in Melbourne. both of us are on 485 (Temporary graduate) visas. My visa expires in April 2021 and partner's visa in April 2022. I will be the primary applicant (IT Systems Analyst). I'm currently in the process of gathering documents for an ACS skills assessment. Post a successful skills assessment by the ACS, I plan to apply for an EOI for subclass 189 and 190. In the event that I do not receive an invite before my visa expires, what are my options ? option 1 - Can I jump onto my partner's visa (we are in a de-facto) using the subsequent entrant visa? This will give me an additional year in Australia till my partner's visa expires. If proving a de-facto is difficult (we have been together for ~3 years), we anyway planned to get married once the situation improved. We can pre-pone the marriage registration and then apply for the visa(if that's easier than proving de-facto). Is there a rule that we have to be married for certain years/months before I apply for a subsequent entrant visa? option 2 - Jump on a visitor visa. Do not prefer this option as I would have to leave my full time job. Are there any other options I have ? You help and any advice will really be appreciated. Thank you!
  18. Hi Hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe! I was wondering if anyone knows if the TOEFL Home Special Edition is accepted? Due to the lockdown in the UK, test centres are shut but TOEFL are offering a fully proctored home edition but not sure if this would be accepted by Aus Gov? Anyone with any insight - please share!
  19. Noticed that the processing time has now been updated to 5-8 months (from 5-6 months I believe?). Aware that 190 is on hold atm. So how does the processing time reflect the actual process? I submitted my 190 application after getting the invite in mid Dec last year. Had also done another health check up late Jan this year, but I haven't got any CO contact so far Looking at MyImmiTracker, seems like very few applicants from Dec onward are getting either DG or even a CO contact. Doesn't seem like 75% of us are getting processed within 5 months? I can't possibly be the only remaining 10%? Also if the occupation ends up getting axed from STSOL, would it affect my outcome as I have already received the state nomination? Quite a lot of redundancy in similar roles but I'm thankfully still employed. Since my EOI application last year, my points have increased by 5 due to work experience. Would re-applying with higher points increases my chance at this stage? I am onshore, applying for Marketing Specialist in NSW. Any insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  20. Hi guys, I am sincerely asking a question here which i saw are often much discussed, i have had PR for 1 year and 8 months by 190 south australia sponsorship, recently i got redundant, although i was informed in April, and i started to look for the next job since April all the way till now august (for 5 months around), and i still got no offer with my skillsets. now i am worried about next stage of my life, if i still got no job offer here in adelaide, can i move interstate. I am already 1 year and 8 months through my 2 years obligation, i can't just stay here with no job all the way till reach the 2 year obligation, i need to eat and pay for life expenses as well as loan. A little bit of my background, i have studied and worked and lived in Adelaide for nearly 7 years since i was 18 fresh out of my homeland, Adelaide here is like my second hometown where i spent my entire adult hood so far, however now i am facing this problem, i like Adelaide and i like Australia, but i need to pay for my life expenses. I sent a enquiry to Immigration SA, and they replied that "........SA government does not issue release letter, should you leave or stay it is your choice, and we still sincerely hope you have geniue intension to live in South Australia" My question here is if i relocate it now, will it affect my Australian citizenship or Renew of PR in the future because i didn't meet the 2 years obligation?
  21. Sabs

    Points question

    Hi, I want to know if my spouse's and my occupation is on the same list, do we get extra points for that or not? My spouse has 5 years of experience in his field, while I have none. Thanks!
  22. Hi all, For 190, BSMQ requires me to have an offer of employment from my employer foe 12 months. I have spoken to my employer and they will only be writing that 'employment is ongoing', NOT 'employment is ongoing for 12 MONTHS'. My migration agent thinks we can give it a try with just this. What are everyone else's thoughts on this?
  23. I’ve had a look around various parts of this forum to try and find an answer but all the threads about it seem to have been from a few years ago so I’m not sure how up-to-date they are, so sorry if you’re reading this and it’s already been answered. Anyway, I’m a freelance translator and interpreter keen to emigrate with my family (spouse and two children). I have run my own business as a sole trader for 7/8 years and see from the 190 skills list that interpreter is on there. Most of my work is in translation but I’ve taken on interpreting jobs in my freelance career, and it was the subject of my first degree. It seems I need to have my credentials approved by the NAATI, but haven’t been able to get very far in gaining their assistance, perhaps because, as stated on their website, their offices are closed due to the pandemic. From what I’ve seen of the application process it looks like I’d have to be nominated by an individual state. What isn’t clear is if I have to seek a post to gain the visa or whether I can emigrate on the 190 with my sole trader business. Is anybody able to steer me in a useful direction? All help appreciated! As a secondary question, I’m also finding it difficult to work out what, if any, school fees I’d have to pay for my kids (I’d be seeking to put them into the state system). From my research it seems the level of fees in schools is set by the state government, but the only government website page I can find about whether dependant children of visa holders have to pay seems to relate to children of students. Again, any help appreciated.
  24. Hi all, First time posting. I have been preparing information to apply for either the 189/190 Visa. I would like to include my partner (girlfriend of 6 years) on my Visa. I may have to apply for the 189 so I wanted to see if I can claim the partner skills points. I can see that I can gain points under 'Partner skills' in the points tables on the immi.homeaffairs website for both Visa classes: 5 points can be claimed if - "Your spouse or de facto partner must also be an applicant for this visa and has competent English For you to be eligible for the award of these points your partner must be an applicant for the same visa subclass and must not be an Australian permanent resident or an Australian citizen." My question is on "your partner must be an applicant for the same visa subclass". Do I get the points if I include a partner on my visa? or are they saying the points are awarded if she was doing her own/separate visa application for the same class? I would also be interested to hear advice on if it is simple to include a partner when applying and who signs of that you are indeed 'defacto'? Thanks in advance Andy
  25. Hi, I have applied for visa 190 QLD in September 2019 and waiting for the grant. I am going to get married to US citizen soon. He has got ETA (electronic transit visa for US citizens) to visit Australia, visiting me end of March. question: 1. If I add him in my current application, would it affect my 190 visa processing time? 2. should I add him when he is offshore or Onshore? 3. If I add hime offshore, would he be able to visit me on his ETA visa. (ETA has 1 year validity with multiple entries). 4. If i add him Onshore, when will he get bridging visa? P.S. He wants to stay in Australia for 1-2 years until I get citizenship, also need working rights. Thanks.
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