By RFHLFC1984I have been offered a career opportunity moving from the UK to Australia.
My partner (not married) is currently in the RAF and would be reluctant to leave.
Is it possible to transfer from RAF to RAAF?
I have seen previous posts on here but they are from more than 5 years ago so wanted to know what was still relevant or any advice on how to find this out?
By Going under?Goid Evening All,
I hope some of the vastly more experienced and knowledgeable folks on this forum can help with my query as I start the long process of a visa application?
I am at the very early stage and am getting everything together for the EOI (Skills Assesment & IELTS). I am hoping for a 189 visa, though I may see about a 190 for the extra points.
I obviously want as many points as possible, I can hopefully get to 65 (assiming a decent IELTs result!) but have an outside chance to bump this up to 70 (or 60 if my IELTS is slightly disappointing) if I can account for Australian work experience.
My background to seeing if I can claim this experience (and the events that gave us the taste for the Aussie life) is that I am about to retire from the UK military after 20 years service . In this time I was fortunate to be assigned on an exchange posting, in Qld, with the Australian Defence Force 2013-2016. We loved life Down Under and are itching to get back, hence the decision start the process.
-Can I claim 5 points for This Australian work experience even though I was still paid for by the UK MoD and as such not employed by the ADF?
-If I can, what would I need to do to prove It? A letter from my Australian CO??
-I don't want to lateral transfer to the ADF, I loved the ADF, but 20 years military service in one countries militrary is enough. It's time to see my kids grow up. Hence why I want to go down the 189 route.
Thanks for your help in this. This site is a goldmine of info and has been extremely useful the many times I've lurked around it. Now I'm going max chat for a visa, I thought it was about time to actually write something.
By sarboyHi all,
My official discharge date from the RAF is 04 Mar 18, however my last working day is 15 Dec 17, when we fly to Brisbane.
I have been told that my Partner Visa cannot be granted until Mar 18 (discharge date) and I will have to enter Australia on a different Visa (so I will be unable to work for 3-4 months), then leave for 5 days to have the Partner one issued.
I have had friends do this previously and they were granted visas before the official discharge date. Can any one shed any light on this please? I don't want to annoy my case officer by asking "are you sure you are correct?" Maybe there is some Gov policy somewhere I can look up?
Fingers crossed for some help!