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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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. 
  4. 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
  5. Mo Sayed

    Points calculation

    How many points will be claimed after finishing the PHD in one of Adelaide unis thanks
  6. 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?
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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!
  18. Hi Guys, I'm a civil engineering student in VIC here and I saw that there are a lot of related occupations that I can apply for a PR in NSW state sponsor site. So, I am wondering that what are that chances that we can apply accross the states like that? P.s: I got 60 Points which is perfectly enough for applying this visa. Thanks in advance
  19. Deniz Adrian Hoteit

    Skills Assesment required?

    Hello my name is Deniz Adrian. I´ve been in Australia for 2 years on a WHV. Im from Germany and a qualified bricklayer and did my master of bricklaying and concreting (kind of builders license) I want to apply for a medium term visa 482 and my question is now: Do i have to make an skill assesment or are there any examptions? I even worked in Canberra as a bricklayer and i´ve got 9 years experience and all my qualifications. Because if i read right, a skill assesment wouldn´t be necessary or am I wrong? I appreciate your help. It is really confusing me and i really want to come in november. Cheers Deniz
  20. My husband and I (along with children) are very keen to emigrate to Australia from Northern Ireland. We have looked at the independent skilled migration visa and my job is on the list - Primary Health Organisation Manager. I am a GP practice manager with 5 years experience, 31 years old and have recently graduated with a level 5 diploma in primary health management. When I completed the VETASSESS application, it has been returned as a negative outcome as it says I need a bachelors degree. My husband is 41 years old and is a Scaffolder (owns his own company). He is also an Irish league footballer and is due to complete his UEFA coaching badges this month to open more avenues if possible. I am also a part time singer and own a well established wedding band in Northern Ireland and as a couple, we lease a pub/restaurant so we both have experience in this industry too. We don’t know what other avenue we can go down now that the VETASSESS has failed. Any advice would be great.
  21. Mandy3112

    ADVICE NEEDED!

    Hi All, Long story short; Came from the UK to visit my parents/siblings in January 2018 on a visitors visa (They are PR) At the time, my only option to stay was to apply for an 835 Last remaining relative visa - i was fully aware of the negatives and the waiting list but at that time i felt it was the right decision to make. Further to that i applied for working rights and have been placed on a BVA since May 2018. I gained employment quite quickly and have been working as an office manager for a real estate business for one year. They have offered to sponsor me. We have looked at what we believe to be every visa option going. My role, or any role within the business is not on the skills list unless i apply within regional australia (i am based in Sydney) The company are willing to do anything possible to make this happen but we are constantly hitting dead ends. Has anyone been in this position before or can offer any advice?
  22. RobinPickett88

    Rejected 407 Training visa implications

    Hello people, I would like to know if anyone can tell me what the implications are for having a 407 training visa rejected? Does this prevent you from re-entering the country on a tourist visa, or for re-applying for other visas? Would it be worth making an appeal even though it takes 1yr and a half? I would be grateful for any advice or shared experiences on this matter, Many thanks!
  23. 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
  24. Hi, I'm a bit confused and hope you can help me. I am currently studying in Australia at a college. I have Student Visa Subclass 500 (Sector: Vocational Education- VET). I have started on April 15 2019 and it hasn't yet been 6 months. My wife is my partner dependent, she has my same visa. We both have work limitation condition 8104. I am currently trying to switch from college to do masters degree. I am awaiting results from a university regarding my admission and I should receive a response within a week as education starts on 15th of July. According to my wifes current visa condition (condition 8104) she cannot work more than 40 hours per fortnight as I am studying at a college. According to that condition she can work unlimited hours if I study masters degree. I have talked to visa department but as always they were themselves confused and I couldn't get definitive answer. As I understand my further steps are as following. 1. Wait for the offer letter from university for masters degree. 2. Ask my current education provider (college) for a release letter so that they allow me to switch my course and provider. As It hasn't yet been 6 months since start of my studies, I need their permission. 3. Once both of my education providers agree and update my details I will need to send my new certificate of enrolment to visa department and update my details there. Now I have a few questions. As much as I understood, as I switch to higher level of education, I don't need to apply for a new visa. My question is will Sector field of my and my wifes current visa be changed from VET to Higher Education after I start studying at masters level ? If no, will my wife be able to work unlimited hours after I start my masters degree education ? Condition 8104 states that IF I study at a masters level or PHD my partner can work more than 40 hour per fortnight. It doesn't say "if your sector is VET she can not but if it's higher education she can". I would be extremely thankful if you guys could answer my 2 following questions: 1. will the sector part on my current visa change ? if it doesn't change, does it even matter what it says ? 2. If sector part of my visa doesn't change but I legitimately start studying at masters level, will my partner be able to work more than 40 hours per fortnight ? Thanks in advance guys.
  25. Hey guys, I really struggled to find timelines for the 820/801 on shore Visa applications as a reference to how long mine might take. I got my permanent residence email through today! So after lots of tears and celebrations I just thought I'd share my timeline for others currently still waiting on their own visas! It's so hard having absolutely no hint or indication from immi and the current wait times are exploding which can be depressing! So! I flew back to Australia in March 2018 on a tourist visa. I did not use an agent, I submitted my fully loaded (all police checks, medical done straight away, all forms and evidence completed etc) on April 27th 2018. Current Visa wait time when I applied was 17-24 months. Yuck. We had been living together for over three years when we applied so I included a letter asking to be considered for immediate processing of my 801 with my 820 Visa (Long term partnership). After hearing nothing for months we recieved an email in October 2018 asking for a UK police check for my partner as he had lived with me in the UK for a year. I had already planned ahead and applied for this already so I uploaded it straight away (I had actually forgotten to add it once it arrived!). After this we heard nothing for ages. I applied for "change of address" and for a Bridging visa B in order to visit home during this time all of which was processed smoothly. Some of my friends seemed to think these updates kept your profile more "active" keeping it at the top of the pile but I don't know how accurate this is, I doubt it to be honest! Then I received an automated message on April 27th 2019 (exactly one year after applying) giving me a generic notice that my Visa WAS in a queue and being processed. I didn't know what to make of this. If it was just automatically sent after one year or really meant a CO had picked up our case and was moving it along... (I still don't know...). Then today, May 1st 2019 I received my 820 and 801 Visa grant notifications simultaneously by email! I'd also like to mention that every three or four months I would "top up" my evidence with more info on our joint accounts, rent payments, holidays, family events etc. I wanted to show our relationship to be strong and continuing. So all in all my application only took one year!! Much shorter than the current advertised processing time of 21-28 months! Which is JUST for the temporary part technically. So don't lose hope guys! Keep updating your info. Give them EVERYTHING they could possibly need. Don't wait to be asked for police checks or medical info just in case they might "go out of date". Get it ALL in and make your case as easy to process as possible! Good luck! I'm off to drink more champagne!
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