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  1. Hi Doea anyone know if we could swap our Oz Skilled visa application to a NZ Skilled application? We applied for a 175 skilled visa under the Austalian system, however, circumstances have just changed and we were wondering if we could switch it over to NZ. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks Lisa & Steve Steve - Carpenter
  2. 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?
  3. Hi All, Just wondered if there were any CRAs out there with permanent residency obtained through the skilled migration option. I can't seem to find a skill associated with clinical research. Please help!!
  4. mark23

    187 - Cook or Chef

    Is anyone waiting from November 2017 for their nomination or visa to be approved for a cook or a chef?
  5. lbw_rtr

    From 417 to 489

    G'day everyone ! First of all I would like to apologise if similar questions have already been answered here but I haven't been able to find the answers I was looking for. Here is the situation, I am currently on a 417 working holiday visa which will expire in June 2019. I came to Australia to do my final project assignement to validate my master in Renewable Energies Engineering. The company I was working with was really happy with the work I did and they offered me a position. The problem is, I cannot work for them right now due to the 6 months working limitation with the same company (under 417). I want to apply for a 489 visa to stay here and work for them. The company can sponsor me and wait a few months until I get the visa. My questions are: Can I lodge an application for 489 knowing that my skills haven't been assessed yet ? If I lodge an application and get a bridging visa, will I have to wait until my current working holiday visa ends to work with the company again ? With my age, my qualifications and my English level I think I meet the points requirements. Thank you very much.
  6. Umarus

    Visa fees payment time

    Hi. I am new here, so please excuse me if I am repeating I am planning to apply for skilled visa (189) as a high school maths teacher. 1. I see that cost is AUD3500. Is it payable after confirmation of the permit? Or is it non-refundable fee which needed to be paid for application? 2. Should I better try first get a position? (I think 190 skilled visa)
  7. Hi all, OK first post... hopefully someone can help me out and maybe put my mind at rest (or not). Im a mechanic, 26, with qualifications and experience (carried out apprenticeship with VW), i gained my qualifications 7 years ago. Im applying for permanent residency soon and my main concern is with the vetassess interview via video call, i would really like to hear from people that have experienced this part of the process. I know myself i'm capable of doing my job but with it being years ago that i was last trained, and often rarely encountering some of the aspects of what i was originally trained in day-to-day, i'm worried what they will ask me and whether i will have the correct answers for them to pass! I am worried mainly about questions on testing electronics, auto gearboxes... areas that i haven't had much to do with, things that i know i could repair but still i'm worried about answering questions on them. i have read a couple of threads on a similar topic but the only answers i came across was people saying 'don't worry, its not actually that bad'........... i'm still worrying! lol I guess i would love to hear from someone who has done the interview as part of there process and to explain what it was like in a bit more detail... Is it hard?! What sort of questions would they ask? How in-depth do they expect you to go? How would they ask them? Is it more of a conversation than a test? How long dose it take? How would you recommend i prepare? Im not trying to worry too much but it just feels to me like this would be the deal breaker of the whole application! If anyone feels like they could help me out, it would be much appreciated! Thanks, James.
  8. What are the requirements for a Masters Program to count points on Skilled Visa subclass 189? I am thinking about going to a masters program in Melbourne for both career enhancement and to improve my points by the end of it. My assessment institution is ACS, the professional association for IT.
  9. Brianm93

    Gas engineer 189 visa

    Hi, Im looking for some help regarding moving to Australia. I’m a gas engineer, qualified to SVQ level 3 in domestic natural gas installation and maintenance. I completed my apprenticeship through a company doing both on site and college work. I’ve never done any plumbing at all, so don’t have any plumbing qualifications etc... this worries me as I’ve seen gas engineers saying they’ve opted to go down the plumbers route for applying as it’s easier? i’ve been reading a lot of other people’s posts about the difficulties of applying and the steps which you need to go through to finally land in Oz successfully. I want to move over in the next 3 years with my partner and young son, somewhere in NSW. I’m aware of the points system, that there is tests to be taken, evidence of work to be given. I just don’t know where to start, any help would be appreciated. cheers Brian
  10. tina2018

    189 processing times

    Hi everyone! I'm looking to hear other people's experiences with the processing time for the 189 visa. I logged in recently and was gutted to see that it has increased from 5-8 months before Christmas, to 6-10 months now We have 75 points with my husband as the main applicant, who is an accountant. We submitted our EOI in the summer and quickly received an invitation to apply. We initially submitted our application in on the 5th September 2017 and later received an email asking us to upload our character forms and police checks. We submitted all of the required information on the 4th November 2017 (beware of the button you have to click once you've uploaded your docs, I missed it and only noticed when I logged back in later!) We have heard nothing since and the wait is agonising. We want to put our house on the market, but don't want to risk selling up without a concrete decision on our visas. Our medicals expire at the end of September and my husband has a 3 month notice period at work, so if we don't have a grant by June, it's game over for a 2018 move I have heard that sometimes grants are issued with an initial entry date that is only a few weeks away it would surely be impossible for most people to pack up and leave in that time, especially if you have property to sell... Do we take the risk and sell up without a grant??? We'd need to get the visas by June, how likely is that? Keen to hear from anyone else who is in the same boat! Tina x
  11. cuzin james

    welding immigration

    hello i want to know if i could start a new career in welding so i can immigrate does taking a course in welding can make me pass the technical test for welding
  12. Hi guys! I am a Nursing student and I am planning to apply for skilled visa as soon as I finish my studies. In order to secure visa process I would like to get superior English result. Can you please tell me if anyone succeeded to gain all "A" in OET? Is it possible? I prefer this one as it is specific to nursing, but I have some doubts if it is possible to get all As. Or maybe PET is a better choice as it is needed to get more than 79 in all parts which sounds a bit more realistic. Can you please share your experience about these two tests? Thanks!
  13. Anyone on board, who have applied for Skilled—Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476)
  14. andpetros

    Management Consultant

    Hi guys, Just want to know your opinion about my visa. I have MSc in Energy and Resources Management (which includes courses of finance, economy, project management etc.). Just graduated. I have an option to apply for 485 Temporary graduate visa and stay 3 years as I have done MSc by research. But I'm thinking about going straight with PR and in the regional list of SA I have noticed the profession of Management Consultant. What do you reckon, am I eligible or it's kinda difficult to say? Cheers Andy
  15. Hi all, I am currently trying to send my evidence and documents over to vetassess for the first part of my skill select. I currently have the evidence set up in a PowerPoint presentation... Is this the way any of you would recommend or is there another way someone could suggest??? is the uploading prices of the documents and evidence simple?? Thanks in advance.
  16. Hi! Can anyone please help me with my current situation with regards to my 190 visa application via liveinmelbourne.vic.gov.au? 'Coz I recently registered at their website and have filled-up all the necessary information. Then I received an email asking for a Commitment Statement. So I've submitted it to them. Then they asked for a figure of financial assets that I have currently. And have mentioned it to them. After two days of submission, they replied that I have been unsuccessful with my application and have not been selected for a visa nomination. Is it possible to resend the application to the same State within 6 months? And is it fine to apply for a 190 visa in a different State/Territory knowing that I have been unsuccessful in Victoria? How much is the minimum requirement for an individual to migrate in Australia? 'Coz I am applying together with my wife and 3month old daughter. Hoping someone can assist me witht this matter. Thanks! God bless!
  17. Hi Gang, how are you all going? Hope all is well. :-) I was just wondering if anyone might be able to shine a light on the potential timeframe for the 489 visa process? Applied on the 23rd of August, sponsored by Tasmania as a Podiatrist with 75 points. Case officer assigned on the 30th and requested documents. Medical completed Mid September. The health requirement changed a couple of weeks ago to: Health clearance provided, no further action required. I'm just wondering on potential timescales? I looked on the immigration website and they were unable to provide any suggested timescales, due to the low volume of 489 visa applications, so I was just wondering if anyone had any prior experience? I am onshore, I was on a WHV until the 27th of September and am on a Bridging visa B while the process happens. I'm currently working for the Tasmanian Health Service in my nominated role. I'm quite happy to hang on for the process to run its course, but it would just be really nice to have a rough guide as to potentially how long I might need to wait. Thanks so much. Anna. :-)
  18. Hello!!! I am currently in the process of organising my skills assessment with VETASSESS (the assessing body for hairdressing here in Oz)... I have a Cert III in Hairdressing (Oz qualification) now. Was wondering if anyone has done a skills assessment recently?? I'm unsure what documents I need, do I need to supply ALL of my payslips or just an example from employers to prove full time employment?? Any help would be so much appreciated! Very stressful!!
  19. For the Skilled—Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) does Software Engineering count as a form of engineering? I graduated from an accepted institution but I can't seem to find a definitive answer on whether Software Engineering counts or not - just wondering if anyone's had any experience of applying on these grounds. Attempts to contact the ASPC are underway, I'm just hoping for a slightly quicker answer as I won't be eligible for too much longer... Any help appreciated - thanks :smile:
  20. The_Kennedy's

    Gas and Plumbing contracts manager

    Hi, Thinking of moving to Aus with my family, my current position at home is Gas Operations Manager, running large contracts within the domestic gas industry. Could anyone advise how I would go about finding the same or similar lines of work in Aus? Thank you in advance.
  21. lucy12

    Sen teacher PGCE

    Hi I am new to this so please forgive me if this is wrong! I am wanting to move to Australia asap. I have just finished my Business and maths degree and want to become a teacher. However after working part time in a school I really don't want to teach mainstream and want to teach sen .. I have found this relatively new pgce... https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/pgce-pgce-post16-and-further-education-special-educational-needs Sen Pgce for further education. Does anyone know if this alone would qualify me as a Sen teacher in Australia? I will meet the 45 days needed as per below but don't know if a pgce with a sen specialism is enough . Many thanks L
  22. https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00549 The Australian Government is making changes to the Skilled Independent subclass 189 visa from the 1st of July 2017: Two separate pathways or "streams" will be available: a Points Tested Stream, and a New Zealand Citizen Stream. The maximum age permitted to apply for a subclass 189 visa under the Points Tested Stream will be 44 - ie applicants must be aged under 45 when the invitation to apply for the visa is issued by the Department of Immigration. The New Zealand Citizen Stream will facilitate New Zealand citizens who are already resident in and contributing to Australia to become permanent residents. More specifically, the New Zealand Citizen Stream will be available to New Zealand citizens who: Were usually resident in Australia on or before 19 February 2016; and Since that time have continued to be usually resident in Australia for at least five years before applying for the visa; and Have been contributing to Australia by earning a certain level of taxable income; and Meet mandatory health, character and security criteria. For New Zealand Citizen Stream applicants the total amount of the Visa Application Charge (VAC) payable to the Department of Immigration will be consistent with the VACs for the general skilled migration programme. However, concessional arrangements have been introduced to the New Zealand Citizen Stream, whereby 20 per cent of the VAC will be payable at the time of lodging the visa application, with the remainder of the VAC to be paid before the visa is granted. For Points Tested Stream applicants the reduction in the maximum age requirement will only impact those applicants who are invited to apply on or after the 1st of July, 2017, or who been issued with a visa invitation before the 1st of July, 2017 and who have not accepted the invitation at that date. Best regards.
  23. Adrian K.

    TRA Video Request

    Hi! My first post on here - so forgive me if this is in the wrong forum. I'm in the process of a skills assessment for a pastry cook and recently received a request for video evidence. The thing is I have no such video and there is no way I can get it, as my employers would never allow a camera onto the bakery floor. My agent says it is highly unusual that they would ask for video evidence as that is one of the more obscure options. What I'm wondering is, has anyone else had a similar experience? How did it pan out? I'm just wondering if they're building up to a rejection? Thanks for reading! Cheers, Adrian
  24. Musing on why the Australian Government now appears to preference general skilled visas (subclasses 189, 190, 489) over the permanent employer sponsored visas (subclasses 186 and 187). The former do not have a guarantee of employment in Australia, and often have difficulty securing a position in their skilled occupation. The latter are already working in Australia, and are paying income tax. Surely the better outcome for Australia is a skilled migrant who is employed and is paying tax? Is it simply that Government can't prosecute the case adequately with the Australian people? Or are we going to see a scaling back in the general skilled visa program in the next few weeks (eg a raised points threshold)? We live in relatively uncertain times. Best regards.
  25. http://www.border.gov.au/WorkinginAustralia/Documents/reforms-australia-permanent-employer-sponsored-migration-programme.pdf 457 visa holders and progressing to a permanent residency visa following today's announcements: see this factsheet from the Department of Immigration. Best regards.
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