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  1. Hi, Was searching for an on-going thread but couldn't find one, hence I am starting my own. My husband has been in Australia on his 489 for the past 2 years. He recently added me on the Subsequent Entrant 489 category in Nov 2017. Since I was already here visiting him therefore we applied under the on-shore category. In early December, a case officer (CO) responded back asking for additional documents which we duly submitted within a week's time. However its been over a month now (considering holiday season), and I am still waiting for a response from the CO. Can anyone please advise how much more time it'll probably take? The Immi website says subsequent entrant 489 is not a priority category hence it'll be processed on case basis. But I just want to know someone else's personal experience! Please do advise or share your timelines. Thanks!
  2. Yusuf & Palavi

    South Australia 489 state nomination

    Hello everyone, We have applied for South Australia state nomination (489) on 20th July 2019. We were wondering if anyone who has applied in June/July 2019 heard back from them. The main concern is the 10th Sept deadline for receiving invite for 489. We are not sure if we are going to make it since the average processing time on the website is 8 weeks and we just cross the 7 weeks mark till then. Anxiety levels are peaking!!! Fingers crossed!! Thanks, Palavi & Yusuf
  3. Hi all, OK first post... hopefully someone can help me out and maybe put my mind at rest (or not). Im a mechanic, 26, with qualifications and experience (carried out apprenticeship with VW), i gained my qualifications 7 years ago. Im applying for permanent residency soon and my main concern is with the vetassess interview via video call, i would really like to hear from people that have experienced this part of the process. I know myself i'm capable of doing my job but with it being years ago that i was last trained, and often rarely encountering some of the aspects of what i was originally trained in day-to-day, i'm worried what they will ask me and whether i will have the correct answers for them to pass! I am worried mainly about questions on testing electronics, auto gearboxes... areas that i haven't had much to do with, things that i know i could repair but still i'm worried about answering questions on them. i have read a couple of threads on a similar topic but the only answers i came across was people saying 'don't worry, its not actually that bad'........... i'm still worrying! lol I guess i would love to hear from someone who has done the interview as part of there process and to explain what it was like in a bit more detail... Is it hard?! What sort of questions would they ask? How in-depth do they expect you to go? How would they ask them? Is it more of a conversation than a test? How long dose it take? How would you recommend i prepare? Im not trying to worry too much but it just feels to me like this would be the deal breaker of the whole application! If anyone feels like they could help me out, it would be much appreciated! Thanks, James.
  4. Nia

    489 Visa Gang

    Anyone who has lodged for 489 Visa (state-sponsored)?? Let's try and assess the timelines here for grant. We lodged for 489 visa on 04th Sept and got a CO assigned on 04th Oct who asked us to upload PCCs. We did that on 11th Oct. No revert on grant after that. Anyone else here??
  5. RK_190

    489 instead of 190

    Hello All, I have applied for NT sponsorship for 190 application but I have been offered with 489 visa. I am working full time in my skilled occupation from the last 18 months. I met all the conditions for 190 Visa but still I have been offered with 489 Visa stating that I need to be in NT for at least 3 years to get 190 nomination. However, it was not mentioned in any of the Migration NT websites. Has anyone got the similar response? Regards, RK
  6. JoeJoe

    QLD 489

    Dear all, I have a question regarding 489 in QLD but before I start, here are a little background about my situation. I am 40yo, my occupation is a carpenter and has achieved band 8 for my English test. I am currently getting my skills assessed and should be able to get a positive outcome by June. However, due to a recent change to the state requirement, I am not sure if I am still eligible. Below are the BSMQ criteria have an occupation on the QSOL ‘Working in Queensland’ list provide evidence of full-time employment (post-qualification) in your nominated occupation for the past 6 months in Queensland provide evidence of ongoing employment with a Queensland employer registered in Australia for a further 12 months (minimum of 35 hours per week) commit to living and working in Queensland for 2 years from visa grant. Carpenter is on the QSOL ‘Working in Queensland’ list so I met the first criteria. However, I am unsure about the second criteria. It says "full-time employment (post-qualification) in your nominated occupation for the past 6 months in Queensland." I assume full time meaning "35 hours/week" but when they say "in Queensland" does it have to be in a regional area or anywhere in Queensland? I have been working full time as a subcontractor (self-employed) providing carpentry services to a builder in Brisbane and also providing carpentry services directly to my client. Does that counts? Next, "provide evidence of ongoing employment with a Queensland employer registered in Australia for a further 12 months (minimum of 35 hours per week)". Does this criteria means I cannot be a subcontractor (self-employed) anymore and I have to find a full-time work from a builder? Lastly, "commit to living and working in Queensland for 2 years from visa grant." Do I have to move to a regional area now or only after the visa is granted? Any advice deeply appreciated. Thank you and best regards. JoeJoe
  7. Marvz

    PDD NOS

    Hi everyone! May I ask if any of you here has the same situation as I? I have received an ITA for Visa 489 last May 17, 2018. My partner and I has applied for it together with my 15 year old son. Unfortunately, it really did not cross my mind that ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) is a big issue and hurdle in our application. I have sought advise from my agency here in Singapore and they have told me to proceed since of course a substantial amount has been paid for. Now, my situation is that my son was diagnosed with PDD NOS(Pervasive Developmental Disorder Non Otherwise Specified) when he was 3 years old, we followed what the Developmental Pedia advised us before to get Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. Also, his pediatrician has encouraged us to still enroll him in mainstream school and observe him if he is able to cope. Fortunately, he has really grown into a productive person, he is in the top ten of his class and he is really amazing with computer stuff, sometimes the school sends him to represent in a contest. I feel so sad for these past weeks thinking about our application and the implications his diagnosis will have with our future. Any insights on this matter will be greatly appreciated. I am now in the stage of preparing my documents for the VISA application. I have read in a lot of forums that Mr. George Lombard is an expert in this field, so I have sent him a query about our chances. Should I hold off the application for now and wait for his reply or should I proceed? Any insights about this matter will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance and God bless!
  8. Can anyone please clarify to me? I have been nominated before with only 65 points. (For 489 visa). For some reason, my work experience was not satisfied by the state. So they cancelled my nomination. Now I just submitted EOI again (with the required timing of employment) and wait..... I would like to know the process after nomination is done and approved. Even though you are nominated by the state. But if you only have minimum points, are you still gonna get invite from DHA? I have looked in Invitation rounds from immi website. The points they are talking about is more than 80??https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds Does that mean, even you have state nomination with low points, you are not gonna get invite from immi anyway?
  9. I am a 40 yr old offshore applicant, around 5 years work experience in Management consultant 224711, wanted to confirm which state I am eligible for to apply under 489 visa ( 60 +10). Please reply.
  10. DevinMH

    QLD 489 APPROVAL TIME

    Hi, I am new to the forum. I lodged my EOI on 2nd December 2018 and received the invitation form BSMQ to apply on 19th December 2018. I submitted all required documents by 27th December 2018 and did the payment for application for which I received the payment invoice. Till today, I didn't receive any feedback from BSMQ. Now I am getting nervous as my friends, who have applied earlier, have received State Nomination in 3-4 days? Can some one please advice me on the reason for this delay? and How does BSMQ inform you if there are any problems with the 489 application.
  11. Hello everyone! I thought of starting a discussion with people who migrated from Dubai to Adelaide in the past few years! People who have already applied for their skilled visas and are waiting to migrate are also welcome to join The idea is to connect with folks on topics like: 1) How do you find Adelaide vs Dubai? 2) Looking back did the move work out for you? 3) What are the things about Dubai you still miss dearly? 4) How did you manage landing your first job? 5) Any advice for people who will be migrating soon? I applied for my SA 489 visa along with my wife and baby in Jan 2019 and I’m currently waiting for my grant. Part of us is excited but another part of us is also anxious! Our reason for the move is to hopefully provide a better environment for our baby growing up and of course get PR at some point. We do live comfortably in Dubai but it is starting to get expensive (especially raising a child) and our careers are stagnating. This is what prompted us to consider migration Your contributions will be invaluable to us and I thank you all in advance!! Cheers!
  12. Hello Forum.. This topic is mainly for 489 visa applicants, i.e. those in the process of applying or have already applied and received a grant or are / have already landed in SA. Migrating is not easy as it requires a lot of planning, courage to make things work out as desired. Moving with a family with young children is not easy and when the time eventually comes one develops cold feet and is lost in transition as there are load's of things to keep in mind. Here I would request all applicants to share their thoughts on some of the best practices, lessons learnt, tips, do's and don't's that are to be followed during: the application process after grant is received pre-landing preparations post landing experiences and lessons learnt This would definitely help a lot of migrants who have many thoughts and questions going on in their mind and it would be great to lend our moral support to who ever needs it Thank you all and I hope you all take the time to contribute as this forum has been stupendous in helping others! God bless and all the best to all those who have migrated or planning to migrate.
  13. Shaunc

    Visa Application - UK regions

    Hey guys and girls, Hopefully this is an easy one and I'm just overthinking it. What do you consider as you region/state/province in the UK, for both the form 80 and the actual online application? I think I've changed my answer for it about 4 times from council areas to the regions within Scotland to just Scotland to just Great Britain - any help or thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks :)
  14. As you can see from the information above, Those hoping for an Employer Sponsored Grant, or Family Grant might have to expect to wait a while due to the number of applications that were in the pipeline at June 30, 2018, compared to the number of people they invited over the entirety of the 2017/2018 migration program for that category. Also helps to explain why State and Territory seem to be going slow - they had over 50% of the number of invites they give out in an entire year - still waiting at the start of the 2018/2019 migration year. I guess they need to clear those backlogs first, other than the odd lucky few that get quick grants from current year. I wish their report had more details of all the categories and numbers waiting in the pipeline, as well as numbers by state/territory, but did the best I could with what I found. Thought some others might find it interesting.
  15. Seethalekshmi

    AIM assessment

    Hi, anyone gone for assessment through AIM, i am a HR advisor, did assessment via vetassess, they gave only 7 years of experience. i am planning to apply for assessment by AIM for HR manager as both have same roles and duties. Do anyone here have experience from AIM, please advise. Thank you.
  16. Cazwilkins

    Pregnant on a temporary visa

    Hey guys, So the story goes, I am on a 489 visa (skilled regional occupation). My husband and I are both from the UK and we have satisfied the visa requirements and our 887 visa is being processed. However, there is a 12-15 month wait. We have another 12 months to go. I just found out I am pregnant (my husband is a pom too). So realistically I am going to give birth whilst still on a temporary visa so the baby will also be a temporary resident. My main concern is whether medicare will cover the birth as I have read it can cost $10,000 just for a normal natural birth (no complications). Just after feedback from those who have given birth that aren't residents and what their experience was and what costs they had to fork out during the pregnancy, during birth and after birth Eg children's vaccinations etc. Also is it straight forward to inform the government that we are expecting? Is this done through immiaccount where the 887 visa application was done? Help!!!! Thanks in advance
  17. Hi Everyone, I searched enough and could not find one forum discussing the occupation of 'Retail Buyer'. I have applied for 489 SA visa and waiting for grant. I have 85 points so hoping so get visa very soon. I will be moving to Adelaide and wondering if there are good job opportunities (private or government) in this occupation. Please advise in case someone is working there or has applied visa in this occupation. I have an experience of 15 years in garment/apparel retail.
  18. Rgmiles1982

    Points score- help!

    Hi all. I am looking for clairifcation with regards to points scoring, particularly with the following occupation. Finance Broker (ANZSCO Code 222112) Option 1. This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation. In addition to this, applicants must have at least one year of post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years in a field which is highly relevant to the nominated occupation. If employment is not post-qualification, then three additional years of highly relevant employment are required. 2. If the qualification is not in a highly relevant field, two years of employment at an appropriate skill level, completed in the last five years which is highly relevant to the nominated occupation is required. This is reduced to one year if there is an additional qualification at least at AQF Certificate IV level in a highly relevant field. If i am trying to use option 2 for my skills assessment as i have a qualification not in a relevant field but have the work experience etc , will i then still gain points (10 points) under ' Other award or qualification recognised by the skills assessing authority'. I hope this all makes sense Thanks in advance Rob
  19. Hello everyone, Been a silent reader for years now but newly joined the forum just this week. Me and my wife are looking into the possibility of applying for a 489 Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa, Invited Pathway, sponsored by a relative living in a designated area; in particular, Victoria. My questions are, 1) For family-sponsored pathway under the 489 Visa, do we need to do and submit something to the Victoria Government prior creation of EOI? The VIC Gov website says submit a Skilled Regional Dec Form. Does that apply for family-sponsored as well? 2) The VIC Gov has a state-specific skilled occupations list for the 489 visa, in my understanding this list is irrelevant for 489 family-sponsored visas? And the bigger list of the immigration website, the 489 skilled occupation list, which includes the MTLSOL will prevail? Thank you very much in advance and looking forward to your responses. Good luck to us all!
  20. Hi to anyone reading this, I have successfully past my Skills Assessment for a Marketing Specialist and now I'm eager to lodge my EOI for the Northern Territory. In order to do this I now need a job offer. Unfortunately my current place of work doesn't extend to the NT and I have contacted all local recruitment agencies to Darwin who have said they won't look at my CV until I reside there. I've contacted various people on LinkedIn for advice but I'm still no further forward. Is this the end of the road or can anyone offer any further advice please? Thank you in advance.
  21. Hi guys Firstly Happy 2019! New year new hopes... right! This is an all new topic. I am hoping to get advice as well as be able to assist someone out there or answer a few of their questions. GOAL: My husband and I want to migrate to Australia this year under 189/190 or 489. (It will be returning for me) Background Myself: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science in Perth Western Australia -graduated 2015 but degree was not AIMS accredited (Had a scholarship so not much of a choice). AIMS assessed me as a Medical Laboratory Technician ANZSCO 311213 AS OF July 2015. Husband: Bachelor of electrical Engineering in Russia (Seeking Engineers Australia advice on his degree) also graduated 2015 Both returned to our beautiful country in Africa and having been in formal employment since 2016 Current Status 1. Waiting to sit IELTS in March 2019 2. Thereafter, apply for our respective skills assessment Will be sure to keep this topic update to date. Hoping for the best!
  22. From the research we have done we are looking at 189, 190 or 489 visas. My wife is currently an English secondary school teacher in the UK. She has a Masters Degree, her PGCE and is now working full time but doesnt have three years experience. She has 25 points due to age (36) Through online points calculator my wife has 40 points (age 25, education 15) and has booked up the IELTS course which we believe will provide another 20 (at least is should with a Masters in English...and it will if is has to be retaken!). I am now under the impression that 60 points is no longer enough for a 189 but if we opt for 190 or 489 we would gain the extra 5 points through state sponsorship. My wife has a sister who is a permanent resident living in central Perth so I dont know if that will give us another angle in. I run my own tiling installation company and have done so on a self employed basis for the last 6/7 years. My practical skills in these areas are minimal as I project manage so I am not sure if I qualify for skills assessment as a wall and floor tiler which I believe would get another 5 points. If the assessment is on paper i'll pass, if its practical I wont!! Our aim to is to get this through ASAP due to our ages (36 and 37) so we are not concerned which visa we get including if it means going regional. I would also be interested if there is a visa option I have missed and/or if there is a quicker way of getting across. Permanent residency is the end goal so any visa that we get initially would need to allow for this. I'm of the impression that using an agent would be beneficial in cutting down on time with regards submitting paperwork correctly, would you agree? Sorry if this is a bit long but some advice would be great!
  23. Hello all, Currently, I am holding subclass 489 visa and, staying and working at the designated area as per the visa requirement. Due to work requirements, I went overseas for 3 months. Now, I am wondering that before applying for 887 permanent visas, should I stay back another 3 months or travel for work purpose includes in 2 years requirement. If anyone know, please help me on this issue. Thank you in advance.
  24. I have now completed my 2 years on State Sponsored 489 Visa (Visa is 4 yrs long) in SA and happy to stay here. I'd like to apply for PR and from the homeaffairs.gov.au website I know it will cost $385 for me and $195 for spouse. Now, the only route I can see after this is via 887 PR visa, and it seems to cost $3755 for me and $1875 for spouse. Is this right? We already spent quite a bit getting the 489, doesn't seem right to now spend another $6310 for PR. Any advice greatly received.
  25. ssgaurav2000

    Case office assigned Tasmania 489

    Hi All I recently received email saying that Case office was assigned to my case for 489 visa Al though my Job code is not in State list but its in consolidated list . What should i expect next ? I have 75 points with State sponsorship Thanks
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