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  1. Animals+Aus=Dreams

    Animal Attendants sponsorship

    Hi, I have an occupation that doesn’t seem promising for migration, but it is still on the list! Animal Attendant and Trainer... I hope that I get the chance to apply for regional 491 visa when things start moving again, with an EOI, skills assessment and English test done and waiting in the wings. If anyone has a similar occupations (in the 3’s), and has tried this route or similar route in the past, I’m curious how you found it went. I also wondered if animal or wildlife jobs are ever open to sponsorship for overseas applicants. This may be a bit of a far cry, but I can’t find the information anywhere else and hoped Pomz community could help. Thanks!
  2. Randy

    491 visa

    Hi, I would like to apply for skill assessment for Chef occupation. Could anyone tell me what is the procedure for it. Please note that I'm not the main applicant. Thanks in advance.
  3. kkss


  4. hi, i am a general accountant and I have 80 points in 189 and 95 for 491 family sponsored.my first cousin lives in SA. do you guys think i will ever get invitation??
  5. The Pom Queen

    491 Australia Skilled Work Visa

    Recently, Australia announced the introduction of two new visas to allow skilled migrants to move to the regional areas of the country. These visas named Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) and Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional Visa (subclass 494) became available on November 16, 2019. These two visas will replace existing visa subclasses 489 and 187. In this article, our focus will be on visa subclass 491. Visa subclass 491 is a work visa that will give skilled workers the opportunity to move to Australia, work, and live in regional areas for up to five years during which they can apply for permanent residency. A lot of skilled migrants are highly interested in this visa, and since its introduction, application numbers keep rising by the day. Features of Visa Subclass 491 i. It is a temporary visa that allows skilled workers and their family members to work, live, and study in regional Australia for five years. The visa is point-based, and an applicant must have either a sponsorship from a family member who lives in designated regional areas or nomination by a state. ii. Applicants must live and work in regional Australia for a minimum of three years before they can be eligible for permanent residency. iii. The visa supports a wide range of occupations, and every year, they allocate 14000 places. iv. The set age limit is 45 years. v. Regional areas of Australia are anywhere excluding Melbourne, metropolitan Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Gold Coast. vi. The holder of this visa can move from one regional area to another. vii. The application fee for this visa is $4,095, and for applicants with partners, the fee is $2,025. As mentioned above, Visa Subclass 491 is a point-based visa, and IELTS is part of the priorities that make up the points required to get the visa subclass 491. IELTS is a standard used to measure the English language proficiency of people who want to migrate to an English-speaking country. What are your obligations at the point of application? • You must have a relevant skill or occupation in the skilled occupation list. • You must have a nomination to apply from a state government agency or sponsorship by a family member. • You must satisfy the points test with a score of 65 or higher. • You must have passed a skills assessment test for the occupation or skill you claim to have. • You must have an invitation to apply. • You must be 45 or younger. • You must satisfy Australia’s health requirements. • You must satisfy Australia’s character requirements. How are the Points Calculated? • Applicants with a skilled partner or spouse will get 10 points. • Applicants whose spouses or partners have English competency will receive 5 points. • Single applicants receive 10 points. • Applicants nominated by State or Territory receive 15 points. • Applicants sponsored by a family member living in regional Australia will receive 15 points. • Some STEM qualifications will receive 10 points. Pathway to Permanent Residency Visa subclass 491 is a temporary visa that can lead to permanent residency for eligible applicants. Once a holder of the 491 visa has resided and worked in a regional area of Australia for three years, they will be able to file an application for a 191 visa, which is the visa for permanent residency. The pathway to permanent residency will be available from November 16 2022. How Flexible is this Visa? The visa holder cannot work and live outside the designated regional areas, but they can travel from one regional area to another. They will also not be granted any onshore partner visa or permanent skilled visa for three years except the circumstances are compelling. Visa applicants are also advised not to get shady or dodgy at the point of application to receive extra points. Some applicants may separate or divorce so they can get extra points. Once an applicant files their application, their entire profile will be placed under scrutiny again when they lodge their permanent residency under subclass 191. Things You Must Do When Traveling to Australia If you are not in Australia and your visa gets granted, you must be in Australia at an earlier date than what is specified on your visa grant letter. Before leaving for Australia, check through your travel documents and make sure you have a valid international passport and a valid visa to enter Australia. When you get to the border, you must complete the Incoming Passenger Card.
  6. Eirini

    employment history

    Hello guys, Just wondering if anyone can help me. I submitted my eoi for 491 state nominated and i only mentioned my work related experience(not claiming points from that) which was assessed positively from vetases. I got an invitation to apply for 491 and now i am planning to add all the work experience which is not related and not points claimed. Would this lead to a rejection of the visa? Iam claiming points from the education ,age, being sinlge and state nomination. Thank you in advance for any feedback.
  7. Hi guys, We are looking to make the move to Oz. We have family in Adelaide who will sponsor us and our aim is to settle there. We are both 43 yrs old so I believe the new 491 visa is the way to go as it gives us enough points to get there. However, before I go through all the motions I was wondering if anyone can offer some advice. My wife's skill is a Chef and she has been employed in the catering industry for over 10 years. She did do an apprenticeship program for a Hotel & Restaurant company back in the 90's which was an "in-house program" however she cannot find any documentation for this and the Hotel has since closed up shop over 15 years ago. Shes currently working as a Head Chef for a restaurant cafe which shes done now for about 5 years. My question is, will the skills assessment require evidence of the apprenticeship in order for us to proceed or will references from my current employer be sufficient. Alternatively, what other evidence would they require. Is the assessment done thru Vetassess or TRA. In regards to the English test, what is the minimum score to satisfy the Visa requirements. I only ask as my wife has dyslexia. Thanks in advance Chris
  8. Garry gill

    Australia work experience

    How’s you doing friends, Actually I was wondering should I assess my Australian work experience or it will accepted without as I need to assess my degree that done overseas. I will be thankful that if anyone can let me know should I assess my experience with my degree or not because I am about to go thru this process. Regards Garry