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  1. slashoholic

    Migration Pathway Dilemma

    Would appreciate any kind of possible help folks...have entered a migration pathway dilemma I am an international student from India and am currently pursuing a 2 year MBA course in Australia. My MBA course commenced in Feb 2017. The sole purpose of my coming to Australia, as many others, is to obtain a PR in Australia. Need help with the best possible route and options for me and my partner. Following are my circumstances which would give you a better understanding of my case : About ME (Currently residing in Australia) Male, 32 yrs DOB – Nov, 1984 Marital status – Unmarried Sister is an Australian citizen since 7 years, residing in Sunbury, Melbourne – 3429 Have completed a 3 year “Bachelor of Science” degree from India Have 9 years of work experience in Human Resources No professional Human Resource degree like MBA Currently pursuing a “2 year MBA course with specialization in IT” from a university in Melbourne About my PARTNER (Currently residing in India) Female, 24 yrs DOB – Dec, 1992 Marital status – Unmarried Currently residing in India 4 year “Bachelor of Technology” degree (Electronics & Communication) from India 1 year “Bachelor of Education” degree from India Total of 1 year of teaching experience in 2 different schools in India No engineering based work experience
  2. Ozzieland

    Remaining Relative Visa

    Does anyone know approximately how long does it take for the processing of a Remaining Relative Visa ?
  3. Hi there. I have relatives living in Gold Coast, Queensland who are willing to sponsor me. However, we are n0t sure whether they are eligible to sponsor or not.. Is Gold Coast still a designated area? In the immigration website, it states that for Queensland it's anywhere except Greater Brisbane metropolitan area, however other websites say relatives in Gold coast cann0t be sponsors.. Help please. Thank you. Cheers! Btw, postcode is 4215..
  4. benj1980

    Rellie sponsorship

    It has just dawned on me that my uncle could sponsor me on a 475 visa and I need some advice!! Firstly could someone spell out the process for this application. I have completed the IELTS and I am currently having my skills assessed (teacher) how do I go forward after this? Do medicals and police checks need to be done before I apply for GSM? I believe that these can be done during or after is this correct? Secondly is this a stressful process for the sponsor, currently my uncle is delighted to be able to help! Are there any tips to make the process run smoothly?! All answers gratefully received!
  5. Hi, we applied online in May (my wife is main applicant), just got a case officer who has asked for medicals etc which is fine. They have also asked for proof of BLOOD relationship to sponsor, who is my wife's uncle. He is married to my wife's aunt, so does that mean he is not a blood relative? I'm now slightly worried, it doesn't mention the blood relationship on the DIAC website, if it had we would have got her aunt to sponsor! Can anybody put my mind at rest here? Thanks.
  6. Hi, I just wanted to ask the question of whether I am now eligible to apply for a LRR visa because my brother has just been granted a 457 and the rest of my family (mom, dad + other brother) are all PR's. Or do I have to wait until my brother is also a PR and not just on a 457? Also, I am here on a student visa, do u know if I would be granted an onshore bridgeing visa if I did apply for Last Remaining Relative visaand what rights/restrictions would I have on that brideing visa? Any help would be great thanks.
  7. My Daughter and partner should get Australian residency early next year. My wife and I plan to join her on a Contributory Parent Visa. I am 61 years old and my wife 62. We are both fit and well. My wife is a qualified and experience radiographer, still working part time. I have my own company delivering training and assessments to gas, electric and water industries. I am full qualified in all aspects of Gas, Water and Part P electrics Also Cert. NEBOSH (health and safety) and Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, Qualified Teacher (Cert. Ed.), Qualified Trainer (TDLB NVQ3 Training and Development), Qualified Internal Verifier, Assessor. Both my wife and I have good pensions giving a current income, besides our work income. We also have good savings and own our own house. The questions I have are: 1. How much will it cost for the two of us to migrate? 2. How long is the process likely to take. 3. Are we likely to get work when we Migrate and would we need to do anything to get our qualifications recognised. 4. What is the cost of living in Australia relative to England. We would like to move to Brisbane. Also our Son would like to Migrate. He is 32 years old and does admin work for a theatre. He has computer skills, and does sign language. He would be our last remaining relative. Could he enter Australia at the same time as us? What would be his costs and how long would the process take? What is the job/work position for him? Thanks for any help
  8. We are just about to apply for my brothers last remaining relative visa and just wondered at what stage during the application process they normally ask for an assurance of support. As I am AOS for my parents my partner will be AOS for my brother however he has just started his own business and so wont currently qualify. I have however read that immigration dont tend to ask for an AOS until the final stage and so with the waiting list being several years for the visa we think he will have time to either get his business going or be back at work. Can anyone advise me on this? Thanks Louise
  9. Hi there, i'm new here but really need some help. My girlfriend and i are currently living in Adelaide with her family (they wonderfully paid for us to come out here) and are currently on whv with the intention of doing 3 months rural work in order to be granted a second year. My girlfriends family are intending to get her a last remaining relative visa asap (they've been here for about 7 years). The issue is that i'm 24, and regarded as unskilled (though i'm pretty good with computers) and now we're trying to find out how i can stay here permanently. We've been together for about 18 months and since coming to Oz have got a joint bank account so that we can verify our relationship in the eyes of the law, but further to that we can't think of what to do. Would i be able to be part of the last remaining relative visa as a de facto partner? I'd happily marry her to make it official if required, but i'd rather wait a bit longer (i'm an old romantic at heart and want to do things in our own time if possible). But any advice or info you guys can give me would be appreciated beyond belief.
  10. My parents are soon to apply for the Contributory Parent visa which I understand takes about two years and we are also hoping to bring my brother over as well on a last remaining relative visa. My brother is 33 years old and would not qualify for a visa on his own. We don’t want to leave him on his own in England for long and are just wondering the best option. Does anyone know how long LMR offshore visas are currently taking to process? We understand its several years wait so were wondering what other options we have such as coming over on a 3 month tourist visa or student visa and then applying for an onshore LMR. Are they likely to impose waiver condition 8503 on either of these. Any help would be appreciated
  11. Hi All, I was browsing DIAC website today and I noticed some changes in Relative Sponsorship. For 176 Visa it says: Where can a sponsor be living? Your sponsor can live anywhere in Australia. Link: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/176/eligibility-state-terr-rel-spon-02.htm For 475 Visa it says: Western Australia can now sponsor all location, before Perth is not included. My brother and sisters are in Sydney while my cousins are in Perth. Does this mean my relative in Sydney can sponsor me already? I thought before relative sponsorship is possible but for selected areas of Australia. Can anyone shed some light, I am very excited. :wink:
  12. Hi there, my sister lives in Melbourne and has been in Australia on and off (mainly on) for nearly 20years. She is now married and had a baby in June. We have not seen each other for 4 yrs since she was in the UK and due to various things we have not had the easiest of relationships. We dont have parents and have been each others biggest source of emotional support at times, which adds to the challenges of contact between us with such a big distance and as the years go by, differences in lifestyles. As ex-pats can you advise the best time, in your opionion to visit Australia for relatives from the UK, mainly in terms of price. The reason I am not asking my sister is that she contacted me this week asking if I would come for Christmas - this has pulled on my heartstrings in a big way but the prices and availability are not good, so my head is saying wait. Anyhow, its a turnaround situation as earlier in the year, while pregnant she wanted me to "back off" as she was finding it hard to be in her life there with memories of the UK.Now she wants to put the christmas tree up with me and see my nephews face:huh: Its very hard as I had just got used to the idea that I would have to accept that we were drifting apart and that she was not coming back - crazy I know, but its always been temporary in my head! I will be able to get my head around it, but probably wouldnt have chosen Christmas to go, emotive and very high prices. What are your thoughts on cheapest time to fly and what it would mean to have relative not come at Christmas - is it very significant when you live away? It is significant to me not to have family as well, its just that I feel torn as to whether to try and make a "family" connection over special times or just play things by ear as it were. Arrrgh Thanks Sally
  13. Hi, I'm June 24 years old, from Philippines. We just want to know if my mother age 53 will be granted for Last remaining relative visa in Australia. Her 3 brothers are living in Australia for more than 20 years,her both parents my Grands died in Australia years ago, but she has one brother living in US. I will be living for Australia in the next 2 months and will study there for 2 years i don't have any sibling. My father, her husband died few months ago. So she will be living alone here in Philippines. My relatives are wondering if she can have a chance to get Last Remaining Relative Visa. We will gratefully appreciate your help. Thank you very much, June
  14. the new SOL ( schedule 1 & 2) doesnt mentioned if its for family sponsored skilled applicant so what skill list will this applicant will refer to? thou in the priority page of the diac it was mentioned that for relative sponsored "that has the job code in schedule 1" they will be process like for instance in my case in the july 2010 SOL my skill is on schedule 4 list (relative sponsor) it is now on schedule 2 ( state nomination) :cry: sched 2 doesnt says if it is also applicable for relative sponsor for your comment guys please
  15. Hi, I was supposed to move to australian in 2010, on the 'last remaining relative visa' -to then find out that immigration has stopped the number of people from 200 to 20 people per yr being alowed in, I have been told that my visa will be granted but just have to wait for my turn, it has upset me so much! as i wanted to start school there and everything! Is anyone going on the same visa as me?! and have been told this -have you been granted yours or are you still waiting?! Would be great to hear from someone that has have issues with there visa! Many thanks! :hug:
  16. Hi, I was supposed to move to australian in 2010, on the 'last remaining relative visa' -to then find out that immigration has stopped the number of people from 200 to 20 people per yr being alowed in, I have been told that my visa will be granted but just have to wait for my turn, it has upset me so much! as i wanted to start school there and everything! I have wondered if anyone is in /or was in the same situation as me and have been told they have to wait?! Has anyone had this problem?! Many thanks would be great to hear from someone :biggrin:
  17. Hi, Im hopefully going to australia on the 'last remaining relative visa' i was supposed to move in 2010 -but was told that it has been CAPPED! -from 200 to 20 per year allowed in! If your going to oz with this type of visa -and been told /having problems! please comment -and we can see and discuss when 'last remaining relative visa' applicants will recieve there visa! It would be very nice to know as we havent been told much! and dont know if were moving along! Many thanks :hug:
  18. samk6

    475 (sponsor By a Relative)

    I would like to start a new thread for 475 (sponsor By a Relative). Please share your timelines and all the matters which related to this visa type. GOOD LUCK!!!!
  19. I am planning to apply for the Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 475) sponsored by my relative who is staying in a designated Area, please let me know if I have to refer to SOL - Schedule 3 or Schedule 4 for my Occupation. Is SOL – Schedule 4 the right list for Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 475) sponsored by my relative? Note – My occupation is not listed on SOL - Schedule 3 but is listed on SOL – Schedule 4 My Occupation is University Lecturer. I have no option other than applying under ENSOL if all else fails. None of the state sponsorship have this occupation listed. The only exception is ACT, however it requires you to currently be employed in ACT in the nominated occupation to qualify. Any advice is deeply appreciated, Many thanks
  20. Hi all ! I have applied my 485, and 487 relative sponsor visa on september 2010. I have included my wife in both applications. But I got email from immigration mentioning my wife is not eligible for 485 visa because she doesnt' hold subsequent visa. She has got 570 (English course) visa currently which is said to be insubsequent. But I havent' heard anything about 487. My question is, I have applied 487 from the sponsorship of my wife's cousin? So, if my wife is rejected for this, will be still eligible for 487 because the relation was from my wife ? I am so confused. I was thinking to apply to include my wife in 485 after i get it and hope she gets it within some months. my question is, If she is able to get her 485 in that way before the decision for 487 is made, is there any chance that I can send update about the visa status to the immigration which will be subsequent for 487? If I got my TR soon and apply her to include in my TR, will she get bridging visa A to stay and work in Australia? I m so confused, what's the best way to resolve this issue ?? Sorry for so many questions in one thread !! Would b so thankful if i can get some response ASAP !
  21. Just seen this on the news today and i can well believe it! You might get paid more wages but its all relative with the cost of living. I was quite well off in the UK but I feel like I have had to start again financially, not being able to afford things like i used to and having to buy things on interest free credit, even then you are charged extra things on your statement which add up which you didnt get in the UK!! :confused: THE rise in the Australian dollar means we now have four of the 15 most expensive cities in the world to live in, according to a survey released today by the UK-based Economist Intelligence Unit. Sydney has moved up from 32nd place two years ago to sixth now and Melbourne is up from 38th to seventh, with a cost of living more than 40 per cent higher than New York, The Australian reports. Perth and Brisbane, which are almost 25 per cent more expensive than New York, are ranked 13th and 14th. All four cities are now costlier than major cities including London, Vienna, Rome, Berlin, Hong Kong and Beijing, according to the survey, which compares the cost of living using more than 400 individual prices in 133 cities around the world. Tokyo, Oslo and Osaka take the top three places overall while Mumbai, Tunis and Karachi are the three cheapest. The Australian cities' rankings have climbed sharply in the unit's surveys in recent years. Read more: http://www.news.com.au/business/australian-dollar/high-dollar-pushes-relative-cost-of-living-in-australian-cities-up-world-rankings/story-fn6t6wad-1226089881392#ixzz1RPGnMfLP
  22. Hi, Can any one let me know that What is the official confirmation that the online sponsorship form filled by my sponsor have been accepted by DIAC. Does the sponsor get any confirmation number or any status change in original Application status page? Regards
  23. Right - this is going to sound a bit odd at first so bear with me. Given the overwhelming voice shouting not to compare living in Oz to the UK and the exchange rate variance being so large it is difficult to work out the relative seniority of roles and earning power. Still with me? If you were hiring the following in the UK: a techie, with a few years experience, I'd expect to be paying £30-35k a senior techie (specialist), with a 10+ years experience, £40-45k an entry level manager, with a few years of other experience, £30-35k basic plus ok bonus, car etc an second level manager, with a 5+ years of experience, £45-60k basic plus good bonus, car etc a senior manager (dept head), £70-80k basic plus really good bonus, car etc so, for the relativity check - what would be appropriate if you were hiring in OZ? Hopefully this would give a better indication of affordability that converting at the prevalent rate based on job ads. cheers
  24. Guest

    Last Remaining Relative Visa

    Does anyone know about any new rules coming into place for the Last Remaining Relative Visa? I did hear that it would take 10.5 years for my sister to get here after her application is lodged is this correct? she is 42. Living in Uk atm.
  25. Guest

    Remaining Relative Visa

    My mother and step father and brothers live in Adelaide, I am originally from England, I currently reside in the USA, with my American wife and American children. The reason I come to the states was my Dad lived here, he passed away in January this year. My mother has asked me to move down under, she and my brothers and step father are Australian citizens, which makes ME qualify for the remaining relative visa. well at least I thought untill I got to reading this below; Family in Australia You must have a brother, sister, parent (or step-equivalent) who is settled and usually resident in Australia and is one of the following: an Australian citizen an Australian permanent resident an eligible New Zealand citizen. You and your partner cannot have any other brothers, sisters, parents (or step equivalents), or non-dependent children other than those who are usually resident in Australia and are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens. I all but meet the requirements accept(the above marked in red), my spouse still has a sister and mother & father in the USA. Does anybody know if this is taken into consideration has she is my spouse and not just a partner or is that the same thing?? Spouse=Partner?? OR Is it on my family alone?? I'm needing to know as I am ready to send my forms off to the Immigration.