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cara6

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Hi I'm a midwife looking at emigrating to Oz in the next year. I've been looking at visa types. Ideally the 189 skilled independent would have been the best way forward. However with 3 years midwifery experience I score 55 points, 5 below the expected level of 60 to attain this visa. On the flip side, I could gain the additional points by scoring superior of the IELT test but I have heard this is very difficult. My options are therefore, the subclass 457 temporary with the option of applying for PR at a later date or the subclass 186 ENS which offers PR from the outset. Although the 457 seems appealing (quick processing time, cheaper on application and potential to apply for PR after period of time under the 186 temporary transition stream) I'm concerned about it's stability. I'm taking my family and worry that for whatever reason I could lose my job and be left searching for a new employer. If I haven't found a new sponser under the 457 within 28 days, it would mean leaving the country. The ENS 186 would definitely offer us more security and option of living anywhere in Oz with the benefits of free state healthcare and education for our children. Can anyone advise on ease of finding employment under the ENS 186 visa? Also I'm curious of processing times for this visa? Interested to hear from anyone who has gone to Oz on the 457 and encountered my concerns above. would appreciate some comments please. Many thanks:confused:

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Go for the ielts general exam. If you practice lots beforehand its perfectly achievable and the best way to get the extra point you need. You can revise using books available to order online.


IELTS Academic 9 - 12/01/2013 | Skills (CPA) submitted 15/02/2013 approved 14/03/2013 | EOI 23/03/2013 | Visa Invite 1/4/2013, submitted 4/4/2013 | CO 28/04/2013 | PCC loaded 18/05/2013 | meds 28/05/2015 uploaded 04/06/2013 | VISA grant 06/06/2013

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Also I would avoid the 457 visa if you have a young family. You often have to pay for all of the children's schooling, although this depends on which state you live in and medical insurance could cost you an arm and a leg. Don't know much about the other visas but others on here might be able to advise processing times etc. But as I said above, go for the ielts, it isn't as bad as you might think and lots of people emigrating sit it.


IELTS Academic 9 - 12/01/2013 | Skills (CPA) submitted 15/02/2013 approved 14/03/2013 | EOI 23/03/2013 | Visa Invite 1/4/2013, submitted 4/4/2013 | CO 28/04/2013 | PCC loaded 18/05/2013 | meds 28/05/2015 uploaded 04/06/2013 | VISA grant 06/06/2013

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