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  1. AdiMac

    Medical - mental health

    Hey everybody. I'm aware that no one can give me a definitive answer though I'm stressing a bit so some kind words or thoughts would work nicely! At the medical checks. Disclosed on the form I have had ptsd for 10 years. Doc doing medical requested a letter from my GP. She confirmed the medication I was on, included information she probably didn't need to (letters back and forth to people). I've had therapy (self-funded) to manage my symptoms, never been in hospital because of them, had some time off work but never been on benefits. I'd argue the evidence shows I'm not a drain on resources. Of course, I'm now convinced that my visa application is going to be refused at this stage. It's all gone off to the case officer. I guess, for everyone, it is a waiting game. For me, I'd like to know if the CO would request more info if they had any concerns or would they just throw my forms in the bin?
  2. spoony1970

    Visa nightmare

    I’m not sure where to start. Just over 4 years ago we moved to Queensland on a skilled visa (myself my wife and my youngest daughter). My eldest daughter remained in Scotland for a further year to complete her hair dressing apprenticeship. When she completed it we were advised that although hairdressers were on the skilled list she would be unlikely to earn enough to go for a skilled visa. We were advised to get her over initially on a working holiday visa then to apply for a last remaining relative visa (although we were aware of the 50+ year waiting list). This visa had work restrictions meaning she had to change employment every 6 months. Fast forward 3 years and she was living with an Australian citizen and were planning there life together so we’re advised to go for a defacto partner visa. We were advised she had to leave the country for a few days, return on a holiday visa and then apply for the partner visa. Once out of the country her visitor visa was rejected. At considerable cost we flew my wife to NZ to collect her and they moved back to Scotland for a few weeks until resolved. At this stage we took our issue to a federal state senator who we believe helped speed things up. (Although they did say we had been badly advised from our migration specialist- but did not expand on this) She has now been back in Australia 2 weeks and we find her partner does not want her and we believe due to gambling issues wants her out the country so he can retain all their assets (car etc). He did not want to tell her whilst she was away as this would be wrong! Thought it would be better for her to land and pay over 10k for the new visa to then pull the plug. At this time he does not answer her texts or calls and she is currently back living with us. She loves him so much and as such this is affecting her immensely. to make things worse whilst on her own out of the country she got so depressed and with this happening she is in a really dark place where she is currently seeing medical/mental health specialists to get her through as she does not want to go on. I know we need to contact our specialist again as well as immigration and am worried what options may now be available to her. she is not strong enough to leave the country on her own and we would need to take a further loan on the family home if we were to accompany her. All her family are here, other than my elderly parents in the Uk. any thoughts or comments would be appreciated as we are desperate thanks Rob
  3. I am not an Englishman, I'm an Australian interested in the experiences of Australian immigrants. Presently, my honours thesis revolves around examining cultural adaption, religiosity and mental health in Australian immigrants (i.e. international students, immigrants in Australia or Australians born to immigrant parents). In order to gather data I am using a survey, which takes 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous, which asks about an individuals experiences in Australia, their religious beliefs and practices, and their mental health regarding depression, anxiety and stress. Given that this board is centred around Australian immigrants, I believe it is a reasonable place to post my survey. If anyone is willing, I would very much appreciate it if you could please complete my thesis survey using the following link: https://rmit.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0JJkpqRcgj3FIKF. All responses are very much appreciated, and I hope to expand on the current understanding of immigrant experiences and mental health in Australia. You can also share the survey with anyone you believe might be interested in doing it if you wish.
  4. Im a mental health nurse and I am getting all my documents together to apply for modified skills assesment from anmac...only thing thats taking time and probably will b done wrong anyway is my professional reference...anmac website confused me a little on reference requirement so I emailed them and they replied that I did not need a reference if my qualification was solely in mental health, only needed it if it was a general degree...im really pleased about this as means i can apply straight away, I dont need the points for work experience either. .. but also a little wary..ive heard ppl say they get told things by anmac n immi that then turn out to be false...and on here every1 seems to send a reference...anyone any idea? I dnt want to get it wrong. Thanks
  5. After some advise please Is there any way somebody working in any of the following, would be able to get a skill visa into Australia - health & welfare service manager, mental health, support worker Thank you in advance guys
  6. RonPrice

    Mental Health Issues

    Mental health issues need to get an airing at this site since they are an increasing problem in both the UK and Australia. I won't tell all my story here but, readers with the interest, can access my story ***link removed per forum rules***
  7. Hi all, Thanks for taking time to read this. My wife is currently a Student Mental Health nurse in the UK. She has 2 years remaining until qualified. We are desperate to move to Aus, but are worried that if my wife simply completed her degree and moves over then her qualifications may become redundant with no post-graduate experience. Can anyone in the nursing sector clear up how essential this experience is and how likely she would get a job without it? We are looking into moving to Queensland. Many Thanks in advance.
  8. Hi Where would be the best place for an opticians and a mental health nurse find a job . We ideally would like western or or south Australia? ? Any advice would be welcome at the moment my fianceeis studying for his ocanz exam so any help on that would be helpfukhelpful !!:biggrin:
  9. I'm applying for my 574 visa for postgrad research. I have my confirmation of enrollment and can apply for streamlined processing. My concern is that I have a mild anxiety disorder that I take a daily generic medication for. Would this be a issue that could cause my visa to be denied?
  10. nigelweepers

    Aspergers Syndrome

    Hi I have just come to the conclusion that I have Aspergers Syndrome. It has been suggested that my son has it so I researched it and suddenly, like a light bulb, everything in my life became clear. I am 42, I have been employed 99% of my working life, and am planning to migrate to Oz on the back of my wife's application. I have not been to the doctors to have this formally diagnosed yet, however I am tempted as it would ease current pressures. If I am formally diagnosed, will it have an effect on the visa application? Please help.
  11. Hi Can anyone recommend a emigration agency or expert. I am a qualified electrician and my wife will have just finished her mental health nursing training and will be qualified in feb 2013. We are looking for a permanent visa as we have three children and do not want to risk a 457 we are based in Sussex and are looking to start the process straight away I look forward to any responses thanks James
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