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Hi

I appreciate the following questions may have been asked 100's of time but I have not been able to find any clear answers to date.

 

I should be CIMA qualified by November 2014. I have passed all the exams and only need to submit my work log. My question is do I need to have 1 years PQE before I can apply for a 189 visa?

 

Also, in terms of earning points for experience, does this need to be PQE or can I include my experience prior to qualifying?

 

Many thanks

Ben

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No you don't need one years PQE before applying for a visa.

 

Do you really need experience points? Try to get to 60 without them as pre and post qualification is a grey area for accountants (for many occupations it is definitely post qualification only).

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Hi, thanks for the reply. That is excellent news!

 

My concern was I sat the Academic IELTS for a second time and missed out on 8's across the board by 0.5 of a mark on the listening test. I have applied for the general now and will take it from there. Can you or anyone else recommend some books or other resources to help me pass?

 

Thanks

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Do not waste your money on the general ielts test, accountants have to sit the academic test.

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Hi RedXYC,

 

As nic8764 stated you will need to do the Academic test, also they will only accept experience post your CIMA qualification. If you get the minimal 60 points then great, apply for the visa.


 

 

TRA documents sent: 03/03/14, Positive TRA assessment: 13/05/14, EOI sent: 17/07/14, SS Approved: 17/08/14,

 

Visa lodged: 18/08/14,

 

PCC Sent: 19/09/14, Medical: 10/10/2014, CO allocated: 28/10/14 - additional docs required, Visa Granted: 12/11/14. Flying out: 17th February 2015 ?

 

 

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Hi, my understanding was for CPA to validate my CIMA qualification, I need Academic at Level 7 across the board. However, for the 20 points I need, I can sit general? Is this correct?

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Hi,

That's exactly what I did.

 

I scored all high on the Academic test apart from writing (7.5) which was good enough for a positive CPA assessment and then took the General test for immigration points. I found the General test ridiculously easier than the Academic test but it could have been just the luck of the draw. (This was back in September 2012)

 

I was going to have the written module reassessed but it was quicker for me just to rewrite the test.

 

Hope that helps.

 

 

 

Hi, my understanding was for CPA to validate my CIMA qualification, I need Academic at Level 7 across the board. However, for the 20 points I need, I can sit general? Is this correct?

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I simply took advantage of the MRA between CIMA and CPA and had the skills assessment done as part of the process.

 

Not sure if it is still the case as this was in 2010

 

The whole points system has changed since I did my visa application in 2011.

 

If you have any questions regarding the life of an ACMA/FCMA then please feel free to ask.

 

Cheers

 

Si


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