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  1. Hi all, So my partner and I (both in our late-20s/early30s) are moving over next year after securing permanent visas. We initially decided to go to Melbourne, but after reading pages of complaints about the weather, we are reconsidering it (climate was one factor influencing the move, as we both enjoy warmer climates and this was what I was expecting from Melbourne, at least for half of the year...). We currently live in Southampton, but are both originally from the north of Scotland. How will we find the Melbourne weather in comparison? I keep reading how it is "cold and grey" for "half the year", and honestly don't think I want to experience any more of that! But when I look at the weather forecast (for what is technically the start of their Spring), the weather looks more like June weather for the UK (a bit up and down but mild). Is this just a complaint from Australians who find Melbourne cold in comparison to other Australian cities, or is it a legitimate complaint? We are considering to go to Sydney instead so any insight would be hugely beneficial from fellow expats! Thanks.
  2. cg9456

    190 Victoria Timelines

    Hi all, I submitted my EOI and ROI for the 190 to Victoria on Friday. My occupation is "Secondary School Teacher" and I just wanted to get an idea on other's timelines for the process as well as sharing some of my own timeline too! Skills Assessment: Applied 21/03/23. Approved 20/04/23. PTE: sat and gained results 27/04/23. EOI (189 and 190) and ROI (Victoria) Submitted: Friday 28th April. Good luck everyone!
  3. Hi, wondering if someone can answer a question. I’ve been contacted and selected to apply for 190 from Victoria’s ROI. One of the questions was ‘Am I including my spouse on the nomination visa’ to which I answered yes… it then asked for his job which I selected engineering manager from the drop down list. On the skill select EOI, I also stated the same thing for my partner and answered no to the question does he have a positive skills assessment (because he doesn’t). Therefore, I haven’t claimed any points for his occupation but I’m confused by the question on the ROI from Victoria. I don’t want it to appear that I’ve claimed for his occupation when I haven’t but did want him included on the application as he’s my husband… was that the right thing to do? TIA Waiting for immigration consultation but it’s taking a while.. any help appreciated.
  4. Hi, I have submitted an EOI for a 491 visa Victoria offshore and waiting for an invitation. Meanwhile, I have got an offer to do a Master at a NSW university and hoping to apply for a student visa. My concerns are; 1) Can I apply for a student visa while I have an EOI in the system? 2) If I get Student visa and relocated to NSW, will Victoria invite me? On the Live In Melbourne site it says, if you are an offshore applicant, you have to be in offshore to be nominated. 3) If they nominate me while I am on onshore, can I go back to my country for short period and submit the application? Will that be valid?
  5. Okay so, victoria just opened up ROI submission for visa 190 for the 2022-2023 year. I noticed that the form is pretty objective this time asking very few questions, including Salary, and the postcode of the employer. It seems like your salary is an important aspect that will decide how soon your ROI gets selected. Does anyone have any experience with this? My salary is $70000 per year approx. Can anyone suggest if this is a good salary in victoria and how soon will it help in getting ROI selected? Thanks
  6. Coderdecoder

    Victoria ROI in Fintech

    Hi, Would like to know if anyone has applied for Victoria State nomination ROI in Digital sector (FinTech industry) for 2021-2022 financial year and if they have received any response?
  7. TattooNurseGym

    Nurse looking to come to OZ with WHV

    Hi Guys, I'm new to the forum but just wanted to throw a question out there and possibly get some Info so I apologise if this has already been posted. I am a qualified adult nurse at degree level from England, I currently have just over a year post qualification experience in Emergency Department but will have around 2 years by the time I am am looking to actually move over to Oz. I have family In Melbourne so would be looking to go there, I am currently looking at the working holiday visa as my best option but I was wondering how those of you who have already moved or are in the process have found getting jobs? Have you gone through agencies? And are there any better ones to look at? Also what are wages like for agency workers as they dont seem advertise this info. Any extra Info or advice is also appreciated TIA
  8. I am considering buying a house (PPoR) while on my 188b visa in Australia. Would love to hear thoughts and feedback from fellow 188 visa holders. 1. Are 188 Visa holders generally advised to wait until they secure PR in order to make a house purchase? 2. AFAIK, if you wish to buy a house while on a 188 visa, you need to (a) secure an FIRB permission (approx. cost 12K for a 1.5mln property purchase) prior to buying (b) pay an additional foreign citizen stamp duty (approx. cost 95K for a 1.5mln purchase in VIC). Are there are any other hoops to jump through? 3. Processing time to secure a PR (transition from 188 to 888 visa) is about 25 months currently. If you were granted a 188 visa in Jan 2020, that means you will secure a PR only by May 2026*. With property prices being hiked by the day one worries what your money can buy at that time (in June 2026). What are your thoughts? 4. Have any other 188 visa holders purchased a PPOR (Principal Place of Residence) already? Kindly share your recommendations, advice and experience. Thank you very much. *188 visa duration is Jan 2020-April 2024 >> transition to Bridging Visa for 25 months while waiting for PR grant >> secure PR in May 2026.
  9. Hi there, Do we need to have 3 year experience after qualification to be eligible for visa 186DE? I'm a Chef: - 2 year experience as a Cook - 3.5 year experience as a Chef. - Qualification: Cookery Certificate IV (RPL) 5/2021. - Skill Assessment: in process - PTE 50 A restaurant in regional Victoria offer me sponsorship on visa 186 Direct Entry. Am I eligible for that? Is there anyone already get the visa 186 with less than 3 year experience after qualification? Thanks for your help guys. Vi
  10. As you saw from my last post there was a chance that because of my birthday I Would have to repeat a year of school. However I have several family members who are teachers and they said that the school would assess my ability and they decide if I should repeat a year or not. They were all unsure how long it would take to assess my ability. Anyone ever been in this situation?
  11. Hey! If you've read my other house post I said my family are probably moving back to Australia in the near future and I posted on here just to get an idea of some good town areas in Southern Australia. This isn't urgent or anything, and my family has a general idea of what we are looking for, but I'm just on here for some additional insight from anyone living in Oz! The statement is quite vague sorry! But basically I'm wondering what town areas are 'good' to live in near the Adelaide area and also the Melbourne area. Somewhere near to the water (if possible), not too far away from main cities (we will have a car and don't mind driving around 40min-1 hour to get to the big city but would prefer it to be nearer if possible), ideally with a few shops/food places (because I'm a teenager and don't want to be bored ). This is a difficult question that I'm sure would be hard to answer, but if you live in or have visited any towns in those areas what would their pros and cons be in terms of quality of life, accessibility to main cities & stuff like that, stuff to do etc. Anything would be appreciated! Again, sorry for the extremely vague question! Thanks, have a good day!
  12. Hi all, My name is Susie and am hoping to move to Australia with my boyfriend James. I’m an occupational therapist and James is a registered nurse. Our heart is really set on Melbourne and we are hoping to get a 190 skilled VIC state nomination visa with James as the primary applicant. James has 9 years experience as a Registered Nurse in the UK, he has a diploma in nursing but currently doing a top up course course to bring this to a BSc which ends in May. With 9 years experience as an RN James would have 85 + 5 points for 190 in VIC and meet the 2 year work experience requirement. (I can’t be the primary applicant as VIC requires 10 years experience for my occupation which I do not have). BUT we are worried that James’s 9 years as a registered nurse will not be recognised before his BSc bridging course. This would reduce our points significantly and mean we would not be eligible for state nomination from Victoria as they require 2 years experience. Has anyone been through this similar situation? I have been through a few threads, it seems that ANMAC will accept this experience but there is a chance that migration might not? Thanks for your help! Susie
  13. Mathsteacher

    Maths teacher trying to emigrate

    Hi My partner and I are trying to emigrate, I will be the primary applicant on 75 points for 189 but we will go up to 80 when the new rules kick in as he is a British citizen. I have spoken to a couple of recruiters and schools and they are all very positive about the opportunities for maths teachers. Previously I was assured that getting a visa would be easy but from looking on this forum, it appears it won't be. I know that Victoria will sponsor maths teachers for 190 visas, does anyone have any experience of migrating with a 'shortage' subject? Is the subject you offer taken into account for the 189 visa? Many thanks in advance
  14. Applying for 190 skilled nominated, with Victorian State sponsorship. I was recently informed by my agent that in order to meet the Victorian State Sponsorship criteria I would require a job offer to support my application and show commitment to Victoria beacuse we have links with another state. My husband's family live in NSW and we have made a few visits there over the last 20 years. My husband also lived in NSW as a student for 18 months in 2006. I have checked the website and for my occupation (French Teacher) there is no requirement for a job offer. Does anyone have any information regarding this? Thanks
  15. Hi, Little bit about myself, I am a 28 year old Brit and a HV/LV cable jointer with 8 years experience. Having visited Australia for year on a WHV my girlfriend and I endeavoured to return permanently. At the end of last year I applied for the Skilled Independent Visa 189 as a technical cable jointer and thankfully received my visa in early May! We have booked our flights for the 29th of December 2019 and are extremely excited to start our lives in Australia. When I get to Australia I want to be ready to apply for jobs as soon as possible but i'm having trouble finding out about licensing and/or registration for Technical Cable Jointers in Victoria. I have sent many emails to various Distributors and to the ESI scheme but have received no helpful information back as yet. Any information on what I need to do next to be ready to apply for jobs before or upon arrival would be greatly appreciated. As part of the visa application I completed a Migration Skills Assessment. Does this count as anything going forward or is it just part of the application process? Thanks, Jake.
  16. 190 visa I have applied on may 19,2018 pastry cook with 60 points, anyone near the time frame?
  17. Hi, I am curious as to how long you have waited for an INVITATION (ITA) for State nomination 190 visa from Victoria this year? Anyone in healthcare?
  18. ArunKumar275

    Visa approval ratio

    Is anyone have a data about the 190 visa approval ratio for last years, like 1000 applications issued sponsorship 900 applications approved by immigration dept......
  19. We've created a new forum for our members in Victoria (& for anyone heading to Victoria). The website is http://www.lifeinvictoria.com It's only just gone online today, so very much in its infancy at the moment (& some sections still have to be added). It's based on the next version of the forum software, so there'll be a couple of differences to pomsinoz and some new features such as 'facebook connect' which will allows for simplified registration & login using your facebook account details. Rob
  20. Mandeepk

    which visa?

    Hi there can anyone pls guide me which computer course should I choose to do in Canada’s in order to apply for pr of Australia ..I am so confused as I did masters of computer applications and assessed my credentials from Canada and they said my masters degree is equal to master degree in Canada but now I want to update further to Ben accepted in Australia..I hope I am not confusing you but I need guidance on what’s in demand in Au in computer field specially in Melbourne..Thanks in advance
  21. The best schools are located in predominately the east and south-east of Melbourne. There area also a couple of other great performing schools on the Mornington Peninsula and Werribee.
  22. Outsiders and locals kept Mornington Peninsula prices steady in spring 2018 ‘QUICK sales, packed inspections and outsider demand should see Mornington Peninsula sellers continue do well this spring. While prices and sales in many Melbourne regions have slowed, local agents said the peninsula was a very different market and still performing strongly. Mornington and Dromana were recently listed among top-performing Melbourne suburbs for price growth, according to the Real Estate Institute of Victoria. “The peninsula continues to attract buyers from Melbourne suburbs and we saw a stronger winter market this year compared to last year,” agency director Nicholas Lynch said. “There are few signs of a slowdown in the peninsula and for example, Mornington is among the most search suburbs on realestate.com.au.” Mr Lynch noted that high demand and limited supply meant prices would remain strong in the region. He cited a recent off-market Mornington sale of almost $2 million, with the property fetching $1.6 million just 12 months earlier. “This price gain of $380,000 in a short time shows the strength of properties and the demand,” Mr Lynch said. Three recent Mt Eliza along Mather Rd also pointed to a healthy market, agents said. No. 53 Mather Rd sold in a week to a local buyer with a price guide of $1.3-$1.4 million. In August, No. 95 had 60 groups at the inspections for RT Edgar Mt Eliza and the mid-century home fetched $1.575 million. It had interest from overseas and city buyers and sold beyond its $1.4 million-$1.54 million guide. The agency also sold 104 Mather Rd in August for $1.29 million to a local buyer. Meanwhile, a three-bedroom Mornington unit on 375sq m at 1/7 Barkly St had its first inspection on September 1, attracting 40 groups. It had five offers soon after because it represented “good value and had a good location”, RT Edgar Mt Eliza director Vicki Sayers said. “There is no doom and gloom here on the peninsula. Some heat might have come off the market but sellers are still getting strong prices and homes are selling quickly.” She nominated Mt Eliza, Mt Martha and Mornington as suburbs which should perform well this spring because of demand from family buyers and also investors. In Mornington, the median house price was $882,000 in the year to June, with a quarterly change of 15.4 per cent, according to REIV figures. Dromana’s median house price was up 10 per cent to $830,000 over the same period. “We see all property segments doing well because of the range of buyers heading to the peninsula,” Mr Lynch said, He expected prices would continue to rise due to demand and because the peninsula was “becoming a destination of choice for buyers from the city, interstate and also overseas”.’ https://www.realestate.com.au/news/outsiders-and-locals-to-keep-mornington-peninsula-prices-steady-in-spring/
  23. babala87

    489 Visa Pool

    342313 : Elec Eqpmt trade worker Age- 30 points* PTE 50+ each - 0 Points Diploma- 10 Points TRA Positive skill assessment- 15 (10th Sep 2018) EOI submitted(55+10points) VIC- 24th Sep 2018 (489) Any Suggestion goes for 190 visa or stick with 489 with Estimate Waiting Time.
  24. Hi, we are moving to Melbourne in September for my husbands work, and will be moving with our two young children (2 & 3). We want to be close to Brighton as that’s where work is but think it will be unaffordable. We also need the area to have amenities for the kids and I so we get to keep busy. Our daughter turns 4 this summer and would have been due to start school in September so somewhere there are good kindergartens/day care would be perfect. Does anyone have any suggestions? We will also be bringing the dog so some parks would be handy. Thanks in advance
  25. anyone waiting from june 2017? motor mechanic? for TRT 186.?