By Brianm93Hi, Im looking for some help regarding moving to Australia.
I’m a gas engineer, qualified to SVQ level 3 in domestic natural gas installation and maintenance. I completed my apprenticeship through a company doing both on site and college work. I’ve never done any plumbing at all, so don’t have any plumbing qualifications etc... this worries me as I’ve seen gas engineers saying they’ve opted to go down the plumbers route for applying as it’s easier?
i’ve been reading a lot of other people’s posts about the difficulties of applying and the steps which you need to go through to finally land in Oz successfully.
I want to move over in the next 3 years with my partner and young son, somewhere in NSW.
I’m aware of the points system, that there is tests to be taken, evidence of work to be given. I just don’t know where to start, any help would be appreciated.
By BuckleyHi all.
I am desperate for some help please.
Visa 189 submitted 28.10.17
Last week we finally had communication from a CO. Requesting evidence of employment for me and form 80 for my hustand and myself. Looking through the formal request when it details certifying documents it is very specific in saying that it must be a person who is equivalent to a justice of the peace e.g. notary of public or a migration agent; but all other evidence already submitted was certified by a teacher which was permitted.
I have emailed the GSM twice but I haven't heard anything back.
Does anyone else please have any advice or guidance that you can offer.
A notary public is not only more expensive but also a complicated process as she woild need to contact the source of all documents to certify them (8 years worth of employment in 4 different jobs).
We are 7 days into our 28 a day limit to submit so I am very anxious about trying to get this done ASAP.
By tina2018Hi everyone!
I'm looking to hear other people's experiences with the processing time for the 189 visa. I logged in recently and was gutted to see that it has increased from 5-8 months before Christmas, to 6-10 months now
We have 75 points with my husband as the main applicant, who is an accountant. We submitted our EOI in the summer and quickly received an invitation to apply. We initially submitted our application in on the 5th September 2017 and later received an email asking us to upload our character forms and police checks. We submitted all of the required information on the 4th November 2017 (beware of the button you have to click once you've uploaded your docs, I missed it and only noticed when I logged back in later!)
We have heard nothing since and the wait is agonising. We want to put our house on the market, but don't want to risk selling up without a concrete decision on our visas. Our medicals expire at the end of September and my husband has a 3 month notice period at work, so if we don't have a grant by June, it's game over for a 2018 move
I have heard that sometimes grants are issued with an initial entry date that is only a few weeks away it would surely be impossible for most people to pack up and leave in that time, especially if you have property to sell... Do we take the risk and sell up without a grant??? We'd need to get the visas by June, how likely is that?
Keen to hear from anyone else who is in the same boat!
By Vicky87Hi All
My husband and I have decided to start the ball rolling to obtain a 189 visa but we're unsure where/ when to start the process and hoping you all can help with a few queries:
Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced, good migration agent? I've had a quote for £1,800 - is this about the going rate?
Are visa agents able to help with where to go in terms of where the best job prospects are?
I have looked at skillselect and this seems relatively straight forward, is it the application for the actual visa that is more complicated?
I understand the English tests are valid for two years, is that two year to obtain a visa or two years to enter Oz? Hope that makes sense...
We have been discussing whether or not to make the move for years, my biggest fear is not making any friends.. Have people found this is ok once arriving?