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Midge69er posted a topic in Visa ChatHello, this may be a silly question but I am going to throw it out there anyhow… Even if I go down the road of state or regional sponsorship as I am over 45 basically whichever way I look at it I will not get the 60 points needed, my trade is on Schedule 1 and I have over 10 years experience, the trade has been recognized by the relevant authority, as a UK citizen my English is competent, even if I were to do the English test to claim the 20 points it still won’t get me to 60 points..If I use my partner as the main applicant we might just about do it as she is only 43..But her profession is on Schedule 2 and currently not on any state sponsorship list.. So on paper it looks like we will miss out on any skills based visa even if I were to live in a regional area.. My question is this, does anyone know if the 60 points is a hard and fast rule as I suspect, or is there some sort of ‘pot’ where they can sit people who have the right skills, competent English etc. (will be an asset to Australia over time) that they may pull some candidates out from on a case by case basis? I suspect this is not the case but was just throwing it out there just in case there is..
As the title suggests - If a potential 45+ migrant with positive skills assessment & IELTS gains Employer Sponsorship/Nomination but has an unskilled partner what future prospect is there for them to achieve Permanent Residency?
This is my 4th visit to Perth in as many years, and each time I come here I feel that I would love to give living here a go. In fact there's more keeping me in Oz than in the UK now, my brother, sister-in-law and three nephews (1, 4 & 6 and gorgeous) live here and are australian citizens and my daughter has recently come out here on a working holiday visa - and hoping to get a second one with a view to study and stay on. Also my best friend and her family moved here 3 years ago - she lives 5 mins from my brother and family and they've become very good friends. I feel so comfortable and at home here, and although I realise the grass isn't always greener - I would like to at least investigate my options. So the main problem is that I am 45 and know I cannot get in on a skilled workers visa - I'm so annoyed I didn't start this process last year, but was coming out of a relationship and wasn't sure that I was committed to the move. That's all in the past now and as I said I feel excited about possibly embarking on a new adventure. I'm Head of Marketing for one of the most prestigious university presses in the UK, I've worked for them for 15 years and have been managing staff for all that time and in senior management for 6+ years. All my working experience is in publishing but I'm sure my skills are transferrable. When I did the points test last year I easily qualified. I would really appreciate if anyone could spare the time to give any advice of where to begin. My limited understanding would be that I would need to get employee sponsorship, or to study?? If the former, are there agencies who specialise in finding jobs for people wanting to emigrate, can anyone recommend them. I guess things like LinkedIn might also help. Thank you for your time. Lottie