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  1. Hi, I'm a 22 year old male looking for like-minded people to meet up with to go for lunch, explore Melbourne and see live music I moved over from England in 2011 and looking to make new friends and see all that Melbourne has to offer, not having seen a lot of it in the 4 1/2 years I've lived here. If anyone's got any suggestions for meet up groups, clubs or is interested in meeting up, let me know!
  2. Guest

    Sunday Nigt Group Hug

    OK enugh with all the bickering This forum is getting a little heavy so lets all take a deep breath and have a group hug. No kissy kissy though girls becouse i'm rather prone to sticking the tongue in and having a quick groap ( the misses can't understand why we don't get invited to dinner parties any more) sorry if i missed any minority group
  3. Hi all, we are thinking of using a visa expert to do our application but we dont know which one to use. A friend has said they used them but when we have inquired they have quoted $4026. to do the full service ( which we need they said?) This seems alot but if they do a good job and quickly it would be worth it. We are looking at a permanent visa, my husband will go through as a general plumber all though he does gas, hot water ventilation, tiling, lead roofing, etc. We just want to get there asap!!! I'm soooooo confused as to what to do next and who to use????:confused: Can anyone help?? Thanks guys :wink: xxx
  4. Hi all, I am a paediatric nurse and am looking at applying for a job at North Shore Hospital, Ramsay Health Group, as they are advertising for paediatric nurses. Does anyone work for the Ramsay Health Group, especially this hospital or in paediatrics. I would like to know a bit more about the hospital as the website doesn't include the paediatric ward, and are they a good company to work for? Thanks, Tracey
  5. Hi everyone, My name is Roxi, and I'm almost 22. I have a 14 month old Daughter named Lola. I was born in Manchester, and have lived all around Australia I am looking for any other Mums or Dads living in or around Secret Harbour WA, who would be interested in starting a Mummas group with me I look forward to hopefully hearing from you all !!
  6. Hi all mums and dads!! There is a new meet up group which has formed for anyone in the melbourne area wishing to meet other mums and dads for play dates, coffee, chatting and fun days out.
  7. Hi everyone, I received my ACS PIM3 Group B assessment. But it does not mention explicit recognition of my overseas qualification. DIAC mentions that to claim points for qualification at the Bachelor Degree level, it should be assessed to be comparable to Australian Bachelor Degree. And this assessment should come from the Skills Assessment Authority. I have been corresponding with ACS on this. They say that they do not provide any qualification assessment. They say they only confirm suitability under Group A or B. And DIAC reserves the right to award points for qualifications. This means that one can't be certain of receiving qualification points before putting in the application. I want to avoid this uncertainty. Can anybody advise as to how to get the recognition for my overseas qualifications ? (frustrated) Joy
  8. Hi, I'm gathering my details to get assessed by the ACS, and I don't understand the difference between Group A and Group B. What does it change in the end? Thanks
  9. I have a question regarding an application, has my priority group been changed from 3 to 4 with the July 2011 changes? I have learned after a phone call that a case officer was allocated Aug 2011, does this make any difference? Lodged online Oct 2010 - Systems Analyst ANZSCO Code 261112 - 176 family sponsored
  10. JandLeen

    176 lodged feb 2011 group

    I've noticed other threads for groups that have lodged their 176 in the same month and its a great idea! We lodged our 176 visa in feb 2011, if anyone else lodged theirs in feb and would like to chat or track our progress pls feel welcome to post here... :v_SPIN:
  11. Ive just set up Poms in Oz Bikers as a group on facebook. Im not fully up to speed on how these groups work, but I assume if you send a request I can get you added. PM me for Facebook details Anybody that wants to join is welcome either in Australia or headed this way. We can organize meet ups in the various states, maybe interstatate trips, but also offer tips & advice on bringing bikes over, buying them, and what to buy etc hope to see plenty of you guys & gals on there. Paul.
  12. dalejaneaustralia

    176 State Sponsorship given priority group 2

    Hi, We've just had email confirmation that our state sponsorship application has been successful.....great news!! Just a bit baffled by one point. It says that we are going to be put into priority group 2. Everything I have read since the 1st July is that State sponsorship is priority group 3 and only ENS is priority group 2. I am going to email them, but has anyone else had a similar "issue". It's just with the potentially quicker processing time, is going to effect our saving plans. Thanks Dale --- I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=44.836447,1.148301
  13. Judyuk

    Twins group.

    Hi anyone know of any twins groups in the sandhurst, Frankston thru tp Mornington area ?
  14. Does anyone know the numbers of pending GSM applications DIAC has pending by priority group? For instance, there are X number waiting for visa grant in Cat 3, X number waiting in cat 4 and so on...
  15. Hi everyone, I'm looking around for agents and I was wondering if anyone had any feedback on the ASA Group? Would you be interested in your experiences... Thanks Stuart
  16. Hi All, I would just like to ask my concerns. I am a Bachelor's Degree graduate but not major in I.T. although I have 4 I.T. subjects. ACS has given me Group B assessment with 6 years relevant experience. Am I assessed as a Bachelor's Degree so I can claim 15pts? For the professional year, does it mean I can have 5 pts? because right now I have 7 years working experience. If this is all correct, I can now lodge my 176 visa. I just received my state sponsorship from South Australia today. My score is as follows: Age 27 = 30pts 5 Years Work Exp = 10pts State Sponsorship = 5pts Bachelor's degree = 15pts (if correct, or else I will fall under 10pts) Professional Year = 5pts (if correct too) Total = 65pts My IELTS score is 7,7,6.5,6.5. I got 6.5 in speaking and writing :embarrassed: but I am scheduled to take the IELTS exam again this August 13, hoping this time I can get 7. But if the above info is correct. I can apply already without IELTS. Thank you in Advance people. :hug:
  17. lilianna1956

    any one in my age group?

    Hello to everyone .Im moving to Sydney on 27th august ,Im really anxious as I know no-one and see from the forum that most of you are young with families ; Im young too at 52 but are there any 50's something peole out there who could show me the ropes .Im coming from Norfolk uk and would love to find some sort of support from some of you who are now classed as Sydneysiders?
  18. gsm886

    New Group 4! HELP!

    Hi, I applied for 886 visa, sponsored by family, but not on the SOL-3 new list, (chef). I have applied back in September 09, and now it says that there is a new group 5, which will take forever to process, as group 4 was previously this... IT SAYS ON WEBSITE, 18 MONTHS PROCESSING TIME, AND I WILL BE CONTACTED BY CASE OFFICE, ANY OF THOSE BEFORE MAY 2011.... BUT IVE ALREADY WAITED NEARLY 2 YEARS!!?? 24 MONTHS, SO IS IT 18 MONTHS FROM JULY 2011?? OR WHEN WILL IT BE PROCCESSED?? PLEASE HELP IT CONFUSING.. im on group 4, not on SOL but nominated.... please please please help
  19. gsm886

    WAIT! what group am I in?

    As of the july 1st 2011, I was in group 4, the last group, now it has changed and I am extremely confused... I am on 886 visa, independant, nominated by a family member My occupation has never been on any of the schedule listed, as of september 2009, they changed the list once I had lodged my application.. I thought the new group 4, was for people who are sponsered by their family member or dependent OR WERE ON THE SCHEDULE LIST, not both!!! Please clarify what group i am on, i thought from today i was on the new 4 group... but seems as though that only for people on the new schedule AND SPONSERED BY FAMILY MEMBER, NOT JUST SPONSERED BY FAMILY MEMBER... This is confusing i want to call them tomorrow... I have been waiting since september of 2009, really want ot know what is going on... Also on the immi.gov website it states there that all group 4 applications include the 886 visa, i thought it was listed as visa class now, and not occuption, unless u are employee or state... PLEASE HELP or inbox me
  20. \i have not seen this posted on the board yet, this should be sticky for abit, Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship GSM Adelaide - Level 3 55 Currie Street Adelaide SA 5000 GPO Box 1638 ADELAIDE SA 5001 • Telephone: 1300 364 613 • Fax: 08 7421 7615 • www.immi.gov.au GSM Brisbane - 299 Adelaide Street Brisbane QLD 4000 GPO Box 9984 BRISBANE QLD 4001 • Telephone: 1300 364 613 • Fax: 07 3136 7473 • www.immi.gov.au Important information for certain Priority Group 3 applicants who received a letter from DIAC in March 2011 advising that their application is expected to be allocated within three months We have recently sent email letters to certain Priority Group 3 applicants who have lodged a General Skilled Migration (GSM) application under subclasses 175, 176, 475, 885, 886 and 487. As indicated above, these emails were sent only to applicants whose applications: a) are expected to be allocated to a case officer within three months of the date of these letters; and b) can proceed with health and character requirements without firstly being assessed by a case officer. If you have received this letter and have queries about these instructions, the following Questions and Answers may be of interest. Similarly, if you have not received this letter and your application is in Priority Group 3, these Questions and Answers will explain why and when you may expect to be contacted about your application. General Questions about these letters Q1: Who has this letter been sent to? This letter has been sent to a selection of eVisa Priority 3 applicants whose application is expected to be allocated a case officer for assessment within three months of the date of this letter. The applications within this group are ones which can proceed with health and character requirements without the application first being assessed by a case officer. If you have not received this letter it is because your application is one which is unable to proceed without first being assessed by a case officer, or it is one which is not expected to be assessed in coming months. The timeframe for allocation of your case to a case officer will not be affected by this. Applications will continue to be allocated for assessment in accordance with the priority processing arrangements and within date of lodgement order. Information on current allocation dates can be obtained by sending a blank email to gsm.processing@immi.gov.au. - 2 - Q2: What are the specific requirements of this letter? If you have received a letter addressed to you which confirms that your application is in Priority Group 3 and is expected to be allocated to a case officer for assessment within three months of the date of that letter, you and any family members included in your application should now follow the instructions of that letter. That is, all family members included in your application should now: 1. Undertake your health and character clearances if you have not already done so. 2. Complete Form 80: Personal particulars for character assessment 3. Update the Department on any change to your circumstances since lodgement of your application (if any). 4. Provide any documents relevant to your application that you have not already provided. Q3: Should I proceed with these clearances now? Yes, if you have received this letter. This is because the department expects to be able to be able to allocate your application to a case officer for assessment within three months of the date of this letter. By initiating these health and character clearances now and providing Form 80 and any other documents relevant to your application, you are likely to enable your application to be assessed in a quicker timeframe once it is allocated to a case officer. It is also possible that a decision may be able to be made when your application is first assessed without the need for your case officer to contact you about any outstanding requirements. Q4: Who should undertake these clearances? This letter refers to yourself and all members of your family unit listed in your application, irrespective of whether or not they are migrating with you. Members of your family unit include the following persons (as applicable): • a spouse, • dependent children, • children born after your application was lodged, and • a dependent widowed parent. If you have received this letter, all members of your family unit included in your application should now attend to the requirements listed. - 3 - Q5. I have received both a Personalised Letter (emailed on either 18th or 21st March 2011) advising me to undertake health and character clearances, and accessed the Invitation to undertake Health and Character attached to the auto-reply at gsm.processing@immi.gov.au – which one should I follow? If you have received a letter personally addressed to you which confirms that your application is in Priority Group 3 and is expected to be allocated to a case officer for assessment within three months of the date of that letter, you and any family members included in your application should now follow the instructions of that letter as listed as Q2. eVisa application and access Q6: I have forgotten my eVisa password and can not attach documents to the webbrowser, what should I do? If you have forgotten your eVisa password and are unable to attach information requested in this letter to your eVisa application via the web-browser (http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/general-skilled-migration-attachments.htm) you will need to forward any clearances, forms or requested documentation by email to gsm.documents@immi.gov.au. When doing so please ensure that you include your Client File Number and the Letter Reference Number. Health clearance results will be sent to the department by the clinic you visit. Please note that eVisa passwords are unable to be re-set. Q7: I can’t get into my eVisa application to download the medical forms, what should I do? To log into your eVisa application you will need to enter the Transaction Reference Number (TRN) listed at the top of the letter, your name, date of birth and passport number. If some any reason you are unable to download these forms, you will need to wait until your application has been allocated to a case officer for assessment (within three months of the date of this letter) before attending to this requirement. A case officer will assist you at this point in time. You may however, proceed with other requirements of this letter. - 4 - Health and Character clearances Q8: How should I apply for my health and character clearances? Health Clearances: Background information on the health requirement and health clearance process is available at: http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/health-requirements/. To obtain the forms required for a health examination, you will need to visit https://www.ecom.immi.gov.au/inquiry/query/query.do?action=eVisa. From here youwill need to log into your eVisa application. The Health forms (160EH and 26EH) are available to be downloaded from the Document Checklist link. Character Clearances: Background information on the character requirement and instructions on how to initiate a character clearance is available at: http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/character-requirements/ For the Australian Government to determine whether you are of good character, police certificates are required for each country you have lived in for 12 months or more over the last ten (10) years since turning 16 years of age. This includes Australia if you have resided in Australia for 12 months or more during this period. Each applicant included in the application aged 16 years or over will need to initiate these clearances irrespective of whether they are migrating with you. Q9: I am unable to obtain the results of my health clearance from the doctor, what should I do? If you have undertaken a health examination with an approved panel doctor (outside of Australia) or Medibank Health Solutions (in Australia), there is nothing further you need to do in relation to obtaining a health clearance. The results of your examination will be forwarded by the doctor to the department. You will be contacted if there are any further requirements once your case has been allocated to a case officer for assessment. As mentioned in this letter allocation of your case is likely to occur within three months of the date of this letter. Q10. I require a letter from DIAC listing all applicant names to obtain character clearances, how should I proceed? The department is aware that in some countries such a letter from the department is required before an applicant can undertake character clearances. If this is the case for you or any members of your family unit, please note that this letter may be used for this purpose. You may also use the Acknowledgement Letter sent to you when your application was lodged. You should present a copy of this Acknowledgement Letter and the letter provided by email in March when applying for a character clearance. - 5 - Alternatively, specific information as required for a clearance can be provided to you when your application has been allocated to a case officer for assessment. Q11: I am not sure if one of my clearances is still valid? If you have any queries about these instructions or the validity of a clearance you have already obtained, you will need to wait until you have been allocated a case officer and raise these queries at that time. This is because a case officer will need to assess your application in its entirety before determining whether any new clearances will be required. As mentioned in this letter, the department expects to allocate your application to a case officer within three months from the date of this letter. Hence, the validity of a particular clearance already obtained will be clarified within a relatively short timeframe. Form 80 Q12. Form 80: Should I download this form from my eVisa application or the DIAC website? A new Form 80: Personal particulars for character assessment should be completed for all applicants including dependents aged 16 years or over irrespective of whether they are migrating or not, and irrespective of whether this form(s) was provided when lodging your application. This up-to-date information will assist with the processing of an application once it is allocated. Form 80 should be downloaded from department’s website at: http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/80.pdf and not via your eVisa application.This form can be electronically completed and submitted to the department. Once complete you can attach this form online or email it to gsm.documents@immi.gov.au. If emailing to the department please ensure that you include your Client File Number and the Letter Reference Number within the subject line of the email. Providing clearances, forms or relevant documentation to the Department Q13: How should I provide the documentation requested in this letter? eVisa applicants should attach any clearances, forms or relevant documentation to the web-browser. For information on how to attach documents to the web-browser see: http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/general-skilled-migration-attachments.htm. If you are unable to attach documents to the web-browser, or you do not have your current eVisa password, these documents should be emailed to gsm.documents@immi.gov.au. Please ensure that you include your Client File Number and the Letter Reference Number within the subject line of the email. As mentioned above, health clearance results will be sent to the department by the clinic you visit. - 6 - What next? Q14: I have now provided all of my clearances, a new Form 80 and updated any changes in circumstances (as requested in this letter), when will my application be allocated to a case officer? If you have received this letter it is because the department expects to be able to allocate your application for assessment by a case officer within three months of the date of this letter. Applications will continue to be allocated in accordance with the priority processing arrangements as specified at http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/updated-priorityprocessing-arrangements.htm and after that, in date of lodgement order. Please note that this three month timeframe relates only to the initial assessment of your application. The length of time taken to process an application will be determined by any other outstanding requirements and your action to any request. You may wish to obtain an update on which GSM applications are currently being allocated to case officers for assessment. To do so, please send a blank email to gsm.processing@immi.gov.au. This auto-response is updated fortnightly and will provide you with an indication of when your application is nearing allocation. Once your application is allocated to a case officer, we request you allow a further six weeks for your application to be assessed. Q15. Is there anything else I can do? If you have received this letter and all members of your family unit included in your application have completed all of the requirements specified, there is nothing further you need to do until you are contacted by a case officer. At this point in time your case officer will advise you of any further requirements, or a decision, once they have assessed your application. Further questions Q16. I have further questions about these instructions, what can I do? If you have any queries about these instructions, you will need to wait until you have been allocated a case officer and raise these at that time. This is because a case officer will need to assess your application in its entirety and this can only be done once the application has been allocated. You may choose not to proceed with the requirements specified in this letter as this is not a formal request under the Migration Act. Please note that by not proceeding with these requirements the allocation of your application to a case officer will not be delayed but the time taken to finalise your application once it has been assessed by a case officer may be longer. Applications will continue to be allocated in accordance with the priority processing arrangements as specified at http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/updated-priorityprocessing-arrangements.htm and after that, in date of lodgement order. You may however, proceed with any elements of this letter for which you do not have questions. By doing this you may still allow your application to be processed in a quicker timeframe once allocated to a case officer for assessment. - 7 - Advice to applicants who have not received a letter Q17: When will other Priority Group 3 or 4 applicants be contacted? Applications are being allocated to a case officer for assessment in accordance with the priority processing arrangements set by the Minister for GSM applications. Under these arrangements the highest GSM priority is given to Priority Group 2 - applications from people who are nominated by a state or territory government agency with a nominated occupation that is specified on that state or territory’s state migration plan. Processing of Priority Group 2 applications is such they are now being allocated to a case officer to be assessed within a fortnight of receipt of their State/ Territory nomination form (Form 1100). Subsequently, processing has recommenced on Priority Group 3 applications in date of lodgement order within this priority grouping. Information on current processing dates for GSM applications can be obtained by sending a blank email to gsm.processing@immi.gov.au. You may wish to email this address periodically to determine whether the department is close to allocating applications commenced on the date of lodgement of your application. Further emails are expected to be sent to other Priority Group 3 and 4 applicants in coming months to advise of other applications nearing allocation to a case officer, and with updates on GSM application processing.
  21. we are going to chester on monday to see The Emmigration group about starting the visa process. does anyone have any views on if they or other companies are worth the money. we believe that the final fees would be approx £4000. Not sure we would get our heads around all the technical info if we didnt use a company.
  22. zionking

    Group 3 to Group 4

    Hi all, first poster here Be nice to me, I have been waiting since Dec 2009. Just one question - I have been periodically receiving email from aspc.processing on the status, and just wanted to clarify the following: "Priority Group 4 cases will be allocated once all Priority Group 3 are allocated." As an onshore applicant in cateogry 4 (I am 886 fam sponsored) - will I have to wait untill ALL priority group 3 including offshore applicants are finalised before priority group 4 onshore gets look in?
  23. Guest

    Priority group 4

    Some interview with Chris Bowen, with some interesting info for Cat 4 applicants: Full interview: Multiculturalism, skilled migration program, overseas students Interesting quote: " .... Mares: But they’re persistently at the bottom of the queue, that’s the words of your own briefing from your own department to you when you became Minister in the so-called Red Book. The department has warned you these people are not being processed; they are persistently at the bottom of the queue. Bowen: Well, they will be processed. Mares: When? Bowen: But we do prioritise those who meet the criteria, and that’s as it should be. Now that backlog of the skilled migration program has come down. When that Red Book that you referred to was handed to me it was about 150,000; it’s now about 130,000. Importantly, that total backlog includes partners and relatives, so that’s not the number of primary applicants; the number of primary applicants is about half that. ..... " At least he said "they will be processed".
  24. Hey Uk (& Maybe Aussie!!) Girlies...I've been in Geelong (just outside Melbourne) since May 2010 and i still havent really made friends due to working in a call centre and commuting (so i have long days!) Im 27 years old, female, living with my Aussie Fiance previously from London & Basingstoke in the UK, still awaiting my partner visa!!!. I miss the UK but love it here but feel very isolated and lonely and sometimes in need of a good ol' girly night of laughter,dancing and gossip. If you're feeling the same and are in Melbourne....Lets arrange a group girly something :-) We can chat on Facebook or other before to make sure we have similar interests or whatever....I've never had to make friends this way before so whatever works hey :-) :biggrin: Looking forward to getting a Sex and the City style gang together!!
  25. NeilEB

    ACS Letter - PIM 3, Group B

    So I received my letter from the ACS and it says: "For the purpose of your application you have as of September 2005 satisfied the requirements of the ACS PIM 3, Group B". Does this mean I can claim 60 points? I honestly have no idea what the PIM 3 Group B means. Thanks Neil
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