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  1. 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
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. NQ679

    190 Visa Grant

    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,
  5. 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.
  6. PickledRic

    Secondary School Teacher 190/491

    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!
  7. 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.
  8. Spark2Oz

    Latest on 190 offshore...

    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?
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. LVN

    Home Edition TOEFL

    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!
  12. CeriMon

    190 Processing Time

    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!
  13. 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?
  14. 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!
  15. WinterBench

    190 QLD Offer of Employment

    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?
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. Hi I submitted my EOI on a June 8 for NSW 190 Management Consultant with 90 points (superior English). Does anyone have any idea when we might be invited? I lose age points in September so I’m worried about that. Any insight or personal experience anyone can share would be very helpful. Thanks
  20. Hi all, I’m hoping to hear from other forum members about their experience with State sponsorship from NSW. We have put an eoi in for State sponsorship from NSW (190), Secondary school teacher, on the 22nd of August with 65 points (including state sponsorship points) and I wonder how long others had to wait for an invite? My husband’s points are 25 for age, 15 for Education and 20 for English. The short(er) version of our story is that we lived in Perth for 14 months (on a student visa) till last March but had to leave Oz because our visa ran out and we didn’t receive an invite for the eoi we put in for Family Sponsored 489 (WA) or the 189 skilled independent (not enough points after they changed the minimum required points). Since then we’ve been back in the UK but can’t wait to return to Oz asap. We have recently put in an eoi for NSW as well, as they don’t seem to invite anyone for the Family sponsored visa anymore ? And from what I’ve been reading they need lots of teachers in regional areas in NSW, especially science teachers and we are more than willing to go country so I am hoping we will receive an invite soon. But sometimes I am losing all hope of ever returning as they seem to change the rules constantly... Thanks for “listening” ? and looking forward to hear other people’s experiences.
  21. Hi there, Apologies if this is a bit of long post but I've been looking seriously into applying for the 190 visa in project/program administrator category over the last few days but still have a few questions before I take the plunge and start paying for agents, VETASSESS, medical etc. Questions below and very grateful in advance for any assistance: 1. I've taken the basic points check but I'm having a hard time determining how many years experience I have. I would say I have 8+ years in the field but some of that is lower level. I live in the UK and have worked at the same company for over 8 years. My job titles from current to oldest are Programme Manager (1 year, 10 months), Assistant Programme Manager (4 years, 2 months - not sure why my company use this title but equivalent is to a Project Manager), Programme Coordinator (1 year), Programme Administrator (1 year, 6 months). All roles have been with the same organisation, a not for profit in the environmental sector. My roles have primarily been focused on delivering grant programmes for the Government in UK on an annual funding cycle focusing on promoting environmental policies and action. When I look at the description of the tasks they are looking for it matches a lot with my core tasks, although I'm not sure the kind of work I'm doing is exactly what they are looking for as I'm not generally building anything, doing IT etc. I have a fundamentals qualification with the Association for Project Managers (APM) but no other educational qualification in this area (I have a Honours degree from a UK university in Politics which does score me some points in other areas but not a lot). Any thoughts on how I might get on with VETASSESS? 2. I have a congenital heart and lung condition which is giving me slight concern for the medical section. I know that all cases are assessed individually but I'd love any experience shared on this. I am 34 and very stable, dont have any medication and havent had any surgery for decades. I do see a cardiologist every year though and get some fairly basic checks. I fully appreciate here I wont get a full answer but I would love any personal experiences from those that have gone through the medical exam with any related health issues. Also, can anyone confirm if I should get the medical done prior to even submitting the EOI? 3) Language - Both my partner and I are native English speakers, UK citizens and have got degrees from UK universities. Am I correct that we still need to take an English language test? And does this also need to be done prior to submitting the EOI Apologies for the length but would love some feedback before I start parting with my hard earned money. Thanks in advance Neil
  22. Hi everyone, bare with me as im kinda new to this.. I have a few things I feel I need clearIng up as the obsession of how to get a 189 has taken over my life I would appreciate any help and I think others who may not have the same occupation as me could find very helpful as well so any help is welcome. Firstly I’m relying hugely on gaining as much points as possible by sitting the IELTS test, now this may seem a crazy dumb question but is the IELTS test based the same for the UK as it is for Australia? I cant remember why but i was under the impression that whatever country the testing centre was in that the test there would be marked in accordance with what that country are looking for, for example is there an IELTS for Australia and an IELTS for Canada and an IELTS for the UK etc or is ielts the same all over? Sorry if I haven’t explained my question this in the best way possible. Secondly I’m a 7 year qualified car mechanic who spent a year in Oz in 2015 on a working holiday visa with my partner, to cut a long story short my plan all along after researching visas while i was in Australia was to come home and build up my points through years experience. Im now at least 5 but less than 8 years post apprenticeship. Now im going to jump way ahead of myself here but if i had to get accepted on a 189 visa is it mandatory that i work within my skilled occupation that i have been accepted on or Is it possible to work in another line of work? If so would this in anyway affect my chances of gaining Australian citizenship in the future if i never worked as a car mechanic whilst on my 189? Another huge couple questions form me... My partner of 7 years is 27 years old the same age as me. I don’t imagine she would have any issues getting superior English in the IELTS test, she has just recently become a qualified nurse in the UK. I really would like to know does she need to get her skills assessed as i will so i can claim points when putting her on the visa? Also considering she has just qualified am i still able to claim these points or does she need years experience the way i did? In terms of “the que” am I up against every other occupation on the list with way more points or am i up against car mechanics only? i have had a look at the 190 also however i would like to work in WA or Queensland and a mechanic isn’t on their list. At my absolute best and with a lot of studying I believe i could get 80 points. Has anyone ever heard of a mechanic on more than 80 points and not been invited? For that matter has anyone ever heard of a mechanic gaining a 189 visa? Like i say any help is welcome guys hope to hear some answers as I’ve given myself a sore head over the last few weeks
  23. Hi all, My name is Susie and am hoping to move to Australia with my boyfriend James. I’m an occupational therapist and James is a registered nurse. Our heart is really set on Melbourne and we are hoping to get a 190 skilled VIC state nomination visa with James as the primary applicant. James has 9 years experience as a Registered Nurse in the UK, he has a diploma in nursing but currently doing a top up course course to bring this to a BSc which ends in May. With 9 years experience as an RN James would have 85 + 5 points for 190 in VIC and meet the 2 year work experience requirement. (I can’t be the primary applicant as VIC requires 10 years experience for my occupation which I do not have). BUT we are worried that James’s 9 years as a registered nurse will not be recognised before his BSc bridging course. This would reduce our points significantly and mean we would not be eligible for state nomination from Victoria as they require 2 years experience. Has anyone been through this similar situation? I have been through a few threads, it seems that ANMAC will accept this experience but there is a chance that migration might not? Thanks for your help! Susie
  24. Hi there, I recently received my 190 visa invitation but due to the current Corona related circumstances, I have some confusions regarding my application. Here's my situation: I'm currently on a 485 visa and have been residing in Australia for the last 3 years. Before international flights ban, I traveled to my home country for a family visit and am currently stuck here unable to return indefinitely. Now that I received my invitation, I only have about 40 days to submit my visa application and have decided to apply for the visa from here. This makes me an offshore applicant. I've to submit two forms for the visa application, the main 190 application and Form 80. In my 190 application, there are three instances of addresses I have to put down. Current location - This is clear. The helps suggest it's the geographical location at the time of application, i.e. my home country where I am right now Usual country of residence - This is my first confusion. Do I put my usual country of residence as Australia with Australian address and postal or my home country? But I'm leaning more towards Australian address as that's my primary country of residence where I intend to reside, but still not completely sure. Address history (Current address) - Next is my address history which asks me to add residence for the last 10 years. The most recent residential address asks me if it's my current address. I'm not sure if current address means current location. Here too I feel Australia would be my most recent residential address and I should say declare it as my current address as I will be returning back to Australia as soon as I can. But again, since I'm not in Australia and am considered an offshore applicant, I'm not sure what should I put down here. For my form 80, it's just the same with address history and whether I should put down my visit to my home country as an address or just travel movement. Let me know what you guys think. Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks.
  25. Lucindansw

    Any NSW 190 plumber invitations?

    Hi We've submitted an EOI for 190 visa (February 2020), plumber 70 + 5, hoping to get invited by NSW. Wondering if any plumbers have been invited by NSW recently and how many points you had / how long it took to be invited? Or if you're in the same boat waiting for NSW plumber invite let's get in touch and keep each other updated on progress!