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  1. Hi guys, Since July 2012, there is no separate subclass for onshore/offshore. Very simply put, after a successful Visa application (189) visa what if the applicant decides to move back home and wait for the approval? i.e. Applied for 189 on the 457, resigned job and returned home awaiting approval. Thanks Bonza
  2. Discuss Visas and Migration Issues on our forum 3 January 2018 Invitation round The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 3 January 2018. Invitations issued on 3 January 2018 Visa Subclass Number Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 300 Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) 5 During 2017-18 program year the following numbers of invitations have been issued: Invitations issued during 2017-18 program year Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Total Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 2000 2000 3500 2500 1400 600 300 12300 Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 210 256 93 57 10 10 5 641 Total 2210 2256 3593 2557 1410 610 305 12941 The above figures do not include invitations issued for State and Territory Government nominated visa subclasses. State and Territory Governments nominate throughout the month for specific points tested skilled migration and business innovation and investment visas. 3 January 2018 results The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 3 January 2018 round. Invitation process and cut offs The highest ranked clients by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For clients who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates. SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then the remaining to Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass 489). If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations. Visa Subclass Points score Date of effect Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 70 21/09/2017 6:52 pm Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 80 10/11/2017 9:08 pm Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the program year. Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 3 January 2018 invitation round. Occupation ID Description Points score Date of effect 2211 Accountants N/A N/A 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 75 13/09/2017 10:51 am 2334 Electronics Engineer 70 20/09/2017 11:47 pm 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 75 02/01/2018 11:00 pm 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 70 31/10/2016 5:37 pm 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 70 30/08/2017 12:03 am 2613 Software and Applications Programers 70 21/09/2017 6:50 pm 2631 Computer Network Professionals 70 21/09/2017 6:52 pm The minimum points required to obtain an invitation to apply for a SC189 Skilled Independent Visa is currently 70. On the 03rd January 2018 Invitation Round, applicants would require a minimum of 70 points to receive an invitation to apply for a Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189). Throughout the whole of the 2017 - 2018 Migration Year, more than 60 points have been required to obtain an invitation to apply for a 189 visa. Discuss Visas and Migration Issues on our forum
  3. Cerberus1

    SkillSelect 20th December Invitation round

    Discuss Visas and Migration Issues on our forum SkillSelect Invitation round - 20th Dec 2017 The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 20 December 2017. Invitations issued on 20 December 2017 Visa Subclass Number Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 300 Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) 5 During 2017-18 program year the following numbers of invitations have been issued: Invitations issued during 2017-18 program year Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Total Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 2000 2000 3500 2500 1400 600 12000 Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 210 256 93 57 10 10 636 Total 2210 2256 3593 2557 1410 610 12636 The above figures do not include invitations issued for State and Territory Government nominated visa subclasses. State and Territory Governments nominate throughout the month for specific points tested skilled migration and business innovation and investment visas. 20 December 2017 results The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 20 December 2017 round. Invitation process and cut offs The highest ranked clients by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For clients who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates. SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then the remaining toSkilled – Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass 489). If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations. Visa Subclass Points score Date of effect Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 75 13/12/2017 12:06 am Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 80 4/08/2017 12:41 pm Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the program year. Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 20 December 2017 invitation round. Occupation ID Description Points score Date of effect 2211 Accountants 80 11/12/2017 6:11 pm 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 75 26/08/2017 3:06 am 2334 Electronics Engineer 75 01/12/2017 3:58 pm 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 75 11/12/2017 10:02 am 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 75 12/12/2017 5:18 pm 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 75 13/12/2017 12:06 pm 2613 Software and Applications Programers 75 12/12/2017 10:56 pm 2631 Computer Network Professionals 75 9/12/2017 8:48 pm The points required to obtain an invitation to apply for a SC189 Skilled Independent Visa has increased again. On the 20th December Invitation Round, applicants would require a minimum of 75 points to receive an invitation to apply for a Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189). Throughout the whole of the 2017 - 2018 Migration Year, more than 60 points have been required to obtain an invitation to apply for a 189 visa. Discuss Visas and Migration Issues on our forum
  4. Hi All, Can anyone explain the SkillSelect system and invitation rounds process??? I'm a Diagnostic Radiographer and recently gained my skills assessment and have finally made it to the minimum requirement for applying to SkillSelect (60 points). I have now submitted my EOI (9/11/17) and from reading a few posts on here and checking the previous invitation rounds I'm a bit confused why there have been no invites for 60 pointers! Are there any differences for occupations or is it strictly based on points regardless? Any help or guidance greatly appreciated. Thanks Gordon
  5. Hi all Majorly confused - have logged into my immi account and input all 17 pages of information for our visa application and now at the final page with a "submit" button but at no point have I been able to upload any supporting documents...have I missed something here?? Is there a user guide somewhere?? Thanks L
  6. SUPERSTARDJ01

    Invitation rounds?

    Hi, How often are the invitation rounds? Is it 2 per month?
  7. Richard Gregan

    The latest news on SkillsSelect

    Australia is becoming more selective when it comes to skilled visas. Not only were 200 occupations on the skills and consolidated skills occupation lists (SOL and CSOL) removed in July this year, but skilled applicants often have to score more than the required 60 points. There is, however, still huge opportunity for most trades, engineers, nurses, IT occupations and many others. Much may depend on whether you are willing to wait longer once you lodge your expression of interest (EOI), for your application to be selected, and whether your application is deemed to be a pro rata occupation. Currently, you require 60 points for most skilled trades applications to qualify. Current waiting times (as at October 1) are 9 months for 60 points, or from 1 month if you score 65 points. If your occupation is on the pro rata list (that is, chosen for the highest points) which include Accountants and Auditors, most types of Engineers (mechanical, production, electrical and industrial and engineering professionals) and IT occupations require 70 to 75 points if you want to be selected in the next rounds unless you are prepared to wait a minimum of 9 months with a score of 60 or 65. There are a few options to consider if you need to boost those points in order to be selected. Consider achieving a higher score in your English language test. Level 7 in IELTS will increase your score by 10 points - although most applicants have to achieve this score for points in any case, and level 8 by 20 points – or 10 extra points if you have already scored level 7. If you have a partner or spouse with an eligible skill and who meets minimum requirements (be under 45 years of age and pass the skills assessment test), you can add a further 5 points to your score. You may also consider State Sponsorship. Although this is an extra cost (approximately from AUD 200 to AUD 770), state sponsorship will add 5 points to your score, or 10 points if you consider going regional. Some states have closed off sponsorship such as ACT, and West Australia requires a job offer first). Reaching the EOI stage is probably the most difficult and stressful part of your application. However, don’t forget that you will more than likely have to sit the English language test; you will be required to undertake a character assessment and divulge any past convictions; sort out any child custody issues, and if you are not married and are travelling with your partner, you will need substantial evidence of living together as a couple for at least 12 months. Richard@my-oe.com Richard Gregan – Registered Migration Agent # 9905168 www.overseas-emigration.co.uk
  8. Hi, I received the below email but when checked my account no correspondence, please advise if anyone received similar mail or should i treat it as fake. The last EOI draw took place on September 20, 2017 and I received the mail on September 21, 2017. Please be advised that you have received a message in your SkillSelect Mailbox Account. To read the message, please click on the link which will direct you to the login page; http://www.SkillSelect.gov.au In case this is not fake, please help me with the email address where I can send my query.
  9. Myself Punit. I am not sure what occupation should I choose from SOL for a better chance of getting invitation and PR. I have done my Bachelors in Engineering in Electronics & Instrumentation, Master of Technology from Electrical Department in Instrumentation Specialisation from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Then, I have 3 years and 4 months industrial work experience in Manufacturing company (TATA STEEL) in Automation department, where my work was related to Instrumentation and Automation. Currently, I am pursuing my PhD from the University of Melbourne In Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Based on my Bachelor's and Master's Project, they are more related to Electronics and Instrumentation. However, In a broad sense, my department in the Master was Electrical and work experience and projects in Industry were related to Electrical as well as Electronics (Instrumentation is part of both of them). I am thinking to apply for 189 visa. I have 60 points (30 for age, 15 for the master degree, 5 for work experience, 10 for 7 IELTS). Which occupation should I choose? If I choose electronics engineer, how much time it may take to get EOI? --------------------------- Thanks & Regards: Punit Rathore
  10. angelaine

    May-June EOI 60 points

    Hi, anyone here who submitted EOI 60pts between May-June? have you got invites already?
  11. I have come across this section in IMMIACCOUNT which is asking me to fill up my educational details: "Highest recognised qualification This is the highest recognised qualification that the applicant has undertaken and not the highest qualification relating to their nominated occupation. Example If the applicant has completed a Bachelor degree and a Masters degree, the applicant should select the Masters degree as the highest recognised qualification. If the applicant has nominated Accountant as their occupation and hold a Bachelor of Commerce, but have also completed a Doctor of Philosophy, the applicant should select the Doctor of Philosophy as their highest recognised qualification." I have completed a Bsc degree in applied accounting from Oxford Brookes University and received a positive assessment on it. However, I have also completed all the 14 papers of ACCA qualification and I am an affiliate. Therefore, should I mention "ACCA qualification" as my highest recognised qualification. Please note that I dont know if it falls under the "Recognised" category since i have received neither positive nor negative assessment on it. Moreover, I have not mentioned it in my EOI. So, am I going to confuse CO by mentioning it? Or should I avoid mentioning it altogether? Please help. Tau
  12. Tsoglog Busgui

    EOI- Skill-select invitation confusion

    Dear Members, Last year March, I got an invitation from Skillselect and subsequently I made my application, Unfortunately, I had to withdraw my application earlier this year because of some circumstances, Now, I'm planning to make an another application soon, My question is, after an application is withdrawn, what happens to my EOI? Does it become invalid? Do I have to re-apply EOI in order to make a new application? PLease help me , thank you
  13. seanm87

    189 Partner Declaration

    I have just submitted my EOI on skill select. One of the questions is about relationship status, I am in a relationship but it hasn't been 12 months. Shall I answer De Facto or Never been married? Also it says do I wish to include a partner on future applications does that mean the immediate application if i am invited to apply or any future partner visas when my relationship is long enough to satisfy the De Facto criteria? Thanks,
  14. hi guys i am in my last semester of my bachelors degree in architecture currently studying at curtain university, bentley campus, perth. i intend to apply for a temporary visa and hopefully get a permanent residency. the question i have is that i have looked at the skilled migration visa and the assessment board that assesses qualifications in the field of architecture - AACA Architects Accreditation council of Australia. From my understanding, to get registered as an architect in Australia you need to obtain a masters degree in architecture plus need to have completed a certain hours of practice that add to approximately 1.5 to 2 years. :wacko: but that's for a working license as an architect right? Does this apply to the skill assessment application too? do i need to complete my masters degree before i can apply for a skill assessment? or Could i apply after my Bachelor's degree? anyone who has gone through the process of their skill assessment with AACA? please help, any info is greatly appreciated :notworthy:
  15. Hi! I am an Indian citizen and I am 27 years old. I've completed my Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering and have completed a Masters degree in Management. I've got three years of work experience in an MNC bank. However, my experience is in banking and not IT/Computer Sc. My query is .. will my 3 years of work experience be considered for SkillSelect even though it is not in accordance with my undergrad degree in engineering? In case it doesn't get considered, what are my other options to consider applying for a PR? Regards, Ehtesham
  16. Possibly my question is very common among those people trying to claim points for age. I understand, as per SkillSelect points are given for age band. I am 32Yrs+8Months I wanted to confirm my age band. 25-32? or 33-39? Appreciate if anyone can advise on my confusion:confused:. Age-band Points 18–24 = 25 25–32 = 30 33–39 = 25 40–44 = 15 45–49 = 0
  17. mwn123

    Points for Masters degree

    Hello, I have got a positive assessment from Engineers Australia and it mentions the following statement regarding my Masters Does it mean that I can claim more points for my Masters? FYI, I intended to claim the following points AGE: 30 English: 10 Overseas skilled employment: 5 Educational qualifications: 15 (Bachelor) Can I claim additional points for the following criteria as mentioned in the point table? Thanks in advance for your cooperation. Regards, MWN
  18. Hello, First of all, my husband and I are not British. I am from the USA and my husband is Greek. This is the most informative forum that I have found so far, so I hope you do not mind that I post. Currently, my husband and I live in Greece. He is a Geophysicist (Phd) and I am a housewife. We have a 16 month old son who has dual citizenship (USA/Greek). We desire to live in Australia, but do not know where to begin. We have looked at online job sites for postions for my husband in Australia. There are some, but after reading a bit on the Australian Visa website, we are confused as to whether my husband should follow the skillselect procedure or continue with his job search. Maybe he should do both? I also would like any advice on the English test for him and the job assessment. The assessment seems expensive, but seems that it is crucial for the visa. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!!
  19. LauraJaneLJ

    Need some advice please

    Hi all, my name is Laura from Scotland. I hope someone can help me with this. I am currently on the working holiday 417 visa and I am now into my 7th month here in Canberra. I have been lucky and have found a job working for a trucking company which is part of Volvo as a sales/service advisor. By the time my visa comes to an end in May I will have worked for the company for 5 months. They have said they will sponsor me however I cannot see the job role within the skill select area on the Immi.gov website. Does this mean I cannot get sponsored even if the company is willing to? I am so confused by all of this. Any advice from someone who has been sponsored or has any information would be greatly appreciated.
  20. Hi Guys, I have reviewed the SkillSelect system that has been introduced and see the following options for me to get PR : 1. Transition Stream - Pretty straight up. PRO - Pretty much a win under the newly announced rules, employer absorbs costs. CON - I become "eligible" to apply for the Transition stream on 16/07/2013 if I stay with the same employer My 457 was granted ONSHORE on 16/07/2011 and I have been with the same employer since. Employer is eligible for sponsorship and I have aready discussed te possibility for when the time comes New CSOL has my nominated occupation for the 457 (i.e. I can nominate the same occupation which was approved for 457) 2. Direct Entry - Ambiguos as to whether I will be eligile even PRO - Possibly get PR sooner and get my personal life on track CON - I understand I need to submit a skill assessment, Need EOI fulfilled, costs and ambiguity Age : 29.4 Education : Masters in Marketing from the University of Sydney completed Dec 2011. Work experience : 1.5 years relevant Austrlian work experience. 3 years work experience in Asia prior to starting my Masters in 2010. IELTS score : 8.5 (expired) I plan on finding a sound Migration Agent/Lawyer to discuss my situation, however I aware that there are some reputed agents on here such as Raul who tell it like it is and will enable me to understand what things really mean. Waiting to apply under the Transition stream is a good year away but high chance of things going smoothly and economically viable. However it leaves me battling my personal life due to curtailed freedom. If applying under Direct Entry is a viable option and will see me even save 6-8 months in the process towards becoming Permanent I an live with the ambiguity and costs as it means a whole lot to me. Your thoughts?
  21. Alan Collett

    eVisa Outage - You have been warned!

    http://www.immi.gov.au/e_visa/outage.htm We are making changes to our online lodgement services from 22 November 2013. The changes will affect all current un-submitted saved online visa applications. After this date, you will not be able to retrieve any un-submitted saved online visa applications and you will need to commence a new application. If you do not want to lose your saved applications you are encouraged to submit your online visa applications before 22 November. Please ensure you meet the relevant criteria for your visa application before submission. Best regards.
  22. Hi, I'm new to this, but here goes! I'm currently in Adelaide on a working holiday visa and have just had an invitation to apply for the Skilled Independent 189 visa. Some of the application is pretty self explanatory, however there are a few parts where I'm just not sure if I'm answering correctly. The first issue I have is in the Qualifications section, I haven't used any of my qualifications on Skillselect, as I had enough points without (and only found out they had to be assessed separately to the Skills Assessment for an extra $1100 - not happy), but it won't let me move on without entering something into that box (I selected other), I'm not sure if this is the correct thing to do or not. Secondly on the same part, do I need to enter all my secondary school qualifications GCSE's and college NVQ's relating to my trade? I'm absolutely petrified of submitting the application incorrectly and being turned down! I hope someone can help :arghh: Thanks!
  23. Hallfamily

    Expression of Interest Advice

    I am right in saying if you are not on any states sponsored lists and do not have an employer to sponsor you can you still lodge a EOI through skillselect and see if any employers or states will nominate you.
  24. Hi Everyone, I am thinking about preparing to submit an application to ACS in order to have my ICT skills assessed. But before that, I need to ensure whether I could achieve 15 points if I placed an EOI in order to receive an invitation to apply as an independent skilled professional (subclass 189), given that the assessment came out positive. My estimation is that, if I get 10 points instead of 15, then my total points will not be 60 and therefore I will certainly not receive an invitation. Please tell me whether I will get 15 points based on my information below: ICT Major: Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering from a Canadian university ANZSCO: 263111 (Computer Network and System Engineer) Previous Company outside Australia: 2.5 years of fulltime work (40 hrs/wk) closely related to ANZSCO 263111 Current Company outside Australia: 6 years of fulltime work (40 hrs/wk) closely related to ANZSCO 263111 Thanks.
  25. Peaches1990

    One step at a time...

    Hello all, First of all would like to say how awesome is this forum, it has already answered so many of our questions regarding visas and migration. Thumbs up! We're a fairly young couple from Felixstowe, UK - hoping to move to Oz. We went on a recce holiday to Oz and Nz in Nov 2012, and after spending 6 amazing weeks out there we're now 100% sure it's the place to be. My partner James(25) works as an electrical craftsman here in UK and would come under a Electrician (Special Class) on the skills list, therefore he would be the main applicant and I'm hoping to go out there as a partner on his visa. Ideally we want to get the 189 visa, however assuming we get superior results in his English test to get the extra points, we're just scraping away with 60 points, therefore we have also been considering a 190 Visa and here's where I get the first question. For the 190 visa does your skill needs to be on state skills list, because after having a closer look I can find the Electrician (General) but not the special class one. Would it still be worth selecting states for 190 visa when placing EOI? I (23) on the other hand haven't got a skill they need, hence hoping to go out there on James visa, so far so good, but...He has British passport as he's been here all his life, however mine is Latvian as I only moved here in 2005. Would it affect our visa in any way? We've been together for over 4 years and have plenty of proof and stuff. Also my passport expires September, 2013, would it be better to renew it before applying for a visa? Also James has to do a TRA skills assessment, I gather these don't expire so technically he could do it now, but can anyone confirm that I got it right? And finally I seem to get really confused about the medicals. Do you have to do any before lodging your visa or do you just wait till they ask you to do it? Overall we're rather excited about it all, but want to get it right first time round. Oh and we also have a 5 year old Schnauzer cross who would most likely be coming to Oz with us
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