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  1. Hi all, pretty new to the site despite joining a while back. My partner is a mechanic and we have applied for 189 visa. We are currently sitting on 75 points and from what I've seen in December's invitation rounds on the Department of Home Affairs and also Iscah for January's rounds. Would it even be likely that we will be invited to apply for PR?
  2. Hi all, would appreciate some advice regarding applying for the 485 visa (post-study work stream) I'm currently on a student visa till the 31st of January. I am as yet undecided between continuing with postgraduate research or applying for a 485 visa, and was planning on making that decision around mid-April, upon which I'd know whether my research scholarship will be approved (in which case I'd apply for a student visa), or rejected (in which case I'd apply for a 485 visa). However, I came across the following stipulations that states that applicants must either have: held a student visa within the past 6 months before your application and now have a Bridging Visa A or Bridging Visa B, granted on the basis of a valid application for a visa held a student visa within the past 6 months before your application and now hold a substantive visa I had been planning on returning to my home country after my current student visa expires, whereupon I'd apply for the 485 around April (still within the 6 months period). However the condition that I must be within the country and holding a substantive or bridging visa prior to application concerns me. Is there any way I can still apply for the 485 visa after my current student visa expires? Could I potentially come in on a 3 month tourist visa (which I believe counts as a substantive visa, correct me if I'm wrong) prior to making my application for the 485 visa? Or should I just cut my losses and apply for a 485 visa anyhow before my current student visa expires? I'm less inclined to the second option as the 485 visa can only be applied for once (not to mention costly), and it'd feel like a waste to me if I'll end up just replacing it with a Student visa. Any advice would be much appreciated!
  3. Hi Friends, I need your help with what visa to apply for my partner. I am an Australian citizen and she is Nepalese. We first met in 2014 in Sydney where we studied together. She went back home in 2016 as her visa expired and she couldn't complete her points. We have been to Thailand tour in 2018 and I visited Nepal early last year where we got engaged. We have loads of pictures and conversations together since the time we met. Unfortunately, when she was here we do not have any shared expenses like House rent and bills as she stayed with her cousins. We plan to get married this December in Nepal and I want her to be with me in my return back to Sydney. A few options that I could think of are as follows: 1) Apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa and do a court marriage within the 9 month time period. However, I am unsure if she would get her visa by this December when we plan to marry in Nepal.. 2) Marry in December and she travels with me here on Tourist Visa. Once she is here we do a court marriage and apply for Partner visa so she can go into Bridging and continue staying here.. I am just confused and would appreciate some help. Thank You!
  4. Carter Parker-Burton

    Moving back to UK after living in Aus, (NEED HELP)

    Hi all, new to the forum. So i feel as if i have a relatively unique situation. I was born in Nottingham, England, 5/8/1997. My parents moved to Australia in 2002. We have lived here since. However my partner and I with our young daughter 1 year 8 months have made the decision to move back to England. I am now an Australian citizen, my partner is a New Zealand citizen and our daughter an Australian citizen. My partners mum was born in Birmingham as well just for a little historical context so she has ties to the country also. The questions I then have are as follows: Am I eligible to obtain a British passport and move back home or do i need to obtain a visa? What visa will my partner need to obtain? (we arent married) Who is the best person/company/government office to contact in order to start the process of making the right moves to get home. Maybe a stab in the dark also but is there any predicted change to this if Brexit passes? Thank you to anyone who responds, my head is spinning trying to get around all this and i could really do with some pointers!!!!
  5. tony1971

    British Passport expires

    Hi We are due to emigrate to Australia in March, we are all Permanent Residents. Both my sons UK Passports expire in June 2020, will Australia immigration at Heathrow airport let me board the plane as I read they need at least six months on their UK passports to enter Australia? Thanks
  6. KBeale

    491/489 Job Prospects

    Hi folks, I’m looking to relocate to NSW on a 491 visa. I was wondering if anyone has any experience finding jobs on a 489/491 regional skilled provisional visa? I ask because I currently hold a 476 Recognised Graduate visa valid for 18 months, but employers don’t want to know because it’s temporary. I’m worried that, since the 491 is technically ‘temporary’ (5 years and there is a clear and defined pathway to PR) I’ll be wasting $4k for the same results! For a bit of background, I’m a recent chemical engineering grad working in refining in the UK but hoping to move over to Aus and get into the water treatment business. I’ve been trying for 3 months now to get something on my 476 visa but it’s not looking likely! Does anyone have any experience that they can share? All the best, Kai
  7. sorca

    What visa for Aussie Spouse?

    Hi, I’m hoping someone on here may have some knowledge. I’m Scottish and my husband in Aussie. We are considering a move back to Scotland in the next few years and are looking into visa’s. I’m wondering what visa would be the best to go on as I’m finding all the options very confusing. His grandmother was born in England and so I think he could get an ancestry visa. However with the £2000 NHS fee and the £500 visa fee it’s expensive. I thought Australia and the uk had a kind of health care agreement?!!! It doesn’t look like it though! Or would we be best going on a spousal visa? I’m finding it hard to get a lot of info on the spousal visa - does anyone know much about this? It is cheaper? Easier? We also have 2 kids born Australia but I’d probably get them uk passports before we go and I’d assume they wouldn’t need anything else. Any experience with either visa would be great! Many thanks
  8. Hello everyone Please can someone help me with my Skills Assessment applicaton to AITSL. I am a secondary teacher with 3 years experience, I completed my PGCE with a University alongside doing a SCITT with a teacher training organisation at the same time. It was a joint course where the university and the teacher training organisation worked together. I completed my PGCE which consisted of three modules each worth 20 credits and my supervised teaching practice (45 days plus) at a secondary school was completed through the SCITT. I am worried I will not be accepted by the AITSL as my 45 days + surpervised teaching practice was not completed wthin the PGCE but within the SCITT. After checking the AITLS website it says that they require a transcript from the University outlining my supervised teaching practice. I have this from the Teacher Training Organisation who ran my SCITT but not the University who provided the PGCE as they wont provide me with one. Has anyone had any experience of completing their skills assessment witihin the same circumstances or have any advice they can give me? Thanks
  9. Question: I applied for a partner /spousal visa 100/309 in the UK in sept 2019 But I will be going to Australia to work on a 407 training visa in Jan 2020 . Do I need to be in the UK to have the partner visa granted or can it be granted whilst I am residing in Australia ??? I've paid up for the 100/ 309 . really hope I don't need to apply again in Australia for the 820/801
  10. Hi! I am on a 482 TSS visa (Registered Nurse) . Last week I have resigned from my employer and I am shifting to a new employer who is willing to sponsor me and my tss 482 visa. My question is, how long does it take for an accredited sponsor to transfer my nomination for me to be able to work for them? Does anyone of you have the same experience? Last week my new prospective employer lodged the requirements for the transfer of the nomination. Any feedback or information would be greatly appreciated. 
  11. 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
  12. Mo Sayed

    Points calculation

    How many points will be claimed after finishing the PHD in one of Adelaide unis thanks
  13. irishinaus

    Going Home

    I still want home after 15 years and my eldest son wants to go back too. 2 kids British born, 2 Aussie born I always held my British passport. Never traded it in. Husband is aus born but was living in uk when we met. His mum lives in aus but British born, his dad British born too. I am British born. The two Australian born kids have a British citizen mother and both sets of grandparents born in uk. What type of visas for husband and kids or are the kids British by descent?
  14. Siobhan_Enty

    189 processing time.

    Hi I applied for a 189 visa in March and the processing time was 6 months. It has now gone up to 11-22 months. I have not any contact from a CO. I'm not sure if this means we are being pushed back for more desirable candidates. Has anyone had similar experiences?
  15. lesley

    resident return visa

    Hi my travel facility on my resident return ran out 5 years ago i have substantial ties and compelling reasons for absence. Ive realised that processing times have gone up so my question is this can i apply for my RRV and then apply for visitor visa and visit while waiting.my son has just had a new baby and i would really like to visit as soon as possible
  16. Veronica1988

    TSS 482

    I am applying for a TSS Medium Term Stream 482 visa. My prospective employer has applied and I am waiting for my agent to send my paperwork. My problem is that as a nurse, I qualified with an advanced diploma in 2010. I topped up to a degree in June 2017 so that I could work in AU. I have received a job offer etc as I have been working full time since 2011. I came to AU in October 2018 and have since been working part time as a casual employee. My agent tells me that it is required that I have 2 years full time experience since June 2017 when I got my degree. I worked full time in UK for roughly 1y 3months and casual part time for the last year. Does anyone know of a similar situation where previous work for over 5 years (though I didn't have a degree) is acceptable for immigration? Veronica
  17. Sarah Young

    ACS Skills Assessment Appeal

    Hi everyone, I recently applied for a skills assessment through ACS under ANZSCO Code 261111 (ICT Business Analyst). The result was; "The following qualification does not meet the ACS suitability criteria: Your Bachelor of Arts in Graphic and Digital Design from University of Greenwich completed June 2015 has been assessed as comparable to an AQF Bachelor Degree with insufficient computing content and therefore does not meet the requirements of the ACS as stated in the policy manual." They didn't assess all of my work experience due to insufficient evidence, but based on the ones they approved, I think they need letter-headed references for all of them, which I can get. (I had a really bad visa agent experience, so no advice had been given to do this, they didn't even tell me I needed to certify my documents!) I'm really confused at the outcome, as my degree was Graphic and Digital Design, there was a ton of IT content, we had to learn how to use lots of software and most of our work was digital. Is this something I could successfully appeal? I have 4 years experience, so getting a Major in ICT content is ideal. Any advice would be appreciated!
  18. 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.
  19. A subclass 892 visa application is the most popular pathway for those who have been living in Australia as the holders of a provisional business visa under sub classes 160, 161, 163, and 164, and who are owning and managing a business in Australia. Requirements for the granting of a permanent residency visa under subclass 892 are that the visa applicant: Is the holder of one of the above provisional business visas, or a subclass 162 or 165 visa Has been resident in Australia as the holder of one of these visas for at least 1 out of the 2 years immediately before the visa application is lodged Has a genuine commitment to continue to maintain business or investment activities in Australia Has never been involved in unacceptable business activities Is sponsored by a State or Territory Government Has had direct and continuous involvement in the day to day management of up to two businesses operating in Australia for the past two years Owns at least one of the following: – 51 per cent of a business where the annual turnover is less than A$400,000 – 30 per cent of a business where the annual turnover is A$400,000 or more – 10 per cent of a business that is a publicly listed company For the 12 months immediately before the visa application is submitted to the Department of Immigration the main business (or two main businesses together) had a turnover of at least A$200,000 In addition, for the 12 months immediately preceding the lodgment of the visa application with the Department of Immigration 2 out of 3 of the following requirements must be satisfied: The net value of the visa applicant’s (or the applicant’s partner’s, or the applicant and his/her partner’s combined) assets in the main business (or two main businesses) in Australia was at least A$75,000 The net value of the visa applicant’s (or the applicant’s partner’s, or the applicant and his/her partner’s combined) personal and business assets in Australia was at least A$250,000. The business/es employed at least the equivalent of one full-time employee who is: – An Australian citizen – An Australian permanent resident – A New Zealand passport holder – Not a member of the applicant’s family. The subclass 892 visa application must be lodged before the expiry of the presently held provisional business visa, and when the visa application is lodged with the Department of Immigration an ownership interest in the Australian business/es must have been in place for at least 2 years. Clearly there is a need to plan ahead to ensure a business in Australia is not acquired or set up too late to meet the requirement for a 2 year ownership interest, and to ensure business accounts are available and State or Territory sponsorship has been secured. All of these requirements are to be satisfied at the time the visa application is lodged with the Department of Immigration’s Business Skills Processing Centre.
  20. JohnWulff

    Deportation

    Hi i have a complex situation with my brother and seeking some guidance. He is currently in jail, convicted of corruption, sentenced to 5 years suspended after 20 months. He is not a citizen but has a permanent resident visa. He has been in Australia along with the rest of our family since 1962. under section 201 he automatically faces visa cancellation ands show cause. my questions are, if anyone can assist will his potential deportation be executed after his release or do they contemplate deportation while he is is serving his time? will dimia notify him during his sentence or will they wait till he is released, detain him and then advise home of their decision? Can his immigration lawyer seek and early determination so they can take others course of action for an appeal to the courts? thanks to any who can respond john
  21. Hozza_mh

    sponsorship and no idea HELP

    Hello, I'm currently in Australia on a working holiday visa due to expire in November and the company i work for have offered me sponsorship in hospitality to stay, now i have noooo idea what this entails ? costs? how long it will take? or how to find further information on this subject as i wasn't expecting it. can anyone give me advice or point me in a direction of how to find help?
  22. charlie00

    Is my visa granted?

    Hi, I applied for a student visa and got an almost instant mail with a document saying the application status is "Granted". On immi.gov.au the same document is in my messages. In application home it says under Important Information: "This application has been finalised. Please refer to messages". Does this mean my student visa is ready and I'm good to fly over to Australia? The reason I'm in doubt is because I first got an email at 4:07pm acknowledging that the application was recieved, and then a grant notification email at 4:08pm.
  23. Hi Married couple (age 33 and 30), no children. We moved here in December, and were each sponsored for a 4-year 482 visa through my new employer. We love it here and are thinking about settling permanently. Assuming the rules don't change between now and then (!), I understand that if I continue to work for my new employer for a further 2.5 years I should be able to apply for Permanent Residency (I think it's the 186 visa?) However, what will happen to my husband? He is self-employed and I don't think his occupation (media / advertising) is on either the short or medium-term skills list. Can he get permanent residency, and if so, how? Thank you in advance, Lucy
  24. Hi everyone, I'm waiting on the outcome of my PR application (186 application submitted at the end of Jan 2018) and believe it may have been referred to the Medical Officer of the Commonwealth for review, does anyone have an idea of how long the MOC are taking to process applications at the moment, please? Thank you!
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