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31Hillbury

189 visa, secondary school teacher

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Hi all, 

First post here, me and my wife are in the process of applying for 189 visa. 

We have submitted the skills assessment to AITSL and are about 2/3rds into the wait for a response (10weeks)

She is also pretty much ready for the IELTS test, has been doing lots of practice and the indication test also. 

Hopefully we should be looking to score 75 points. 

How long is it taking to get an IOA currently 

Just wondering what other people’s experiences have been and any advice.

 

Thanks,

Eddie

 

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Thanks for the quick response @Jsmull87

Do I register once I have received the skills and done the EOI? Can I still register if I have handed the reigns to my migration agent? 

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Why wait to do the IELTS? Many people have not received the magical number required and had to retake (myself included!) It will only delay things if that happens. It's a great feeling to get over the line with IELTS and AITSL, you know you are on your way then! Where are you looking to move?


AITSL assessment complete-09/10/2014 | IELTS L8.5, R8, W8.5, S8.5. -13/12/2014 | EOI submitted 07/01/2015 (65) invite 09/01/2015 | 189 Visa applied - 10/01/2015 | Meds -20/02/2015 | PCC-08/03/2015 | Visa granted! - 20/03/2015.

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Agree with @benj1980. Most people take more than one go at the test as it is trickier than you many think for native speakers

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@jsmull I’ll have a look into that then, I thought that site was linked to the visa application. I can have a good luck at that later. 

@benj1980 she just has results back from the test and got S-9 L-9 W-8.5 R-7 so she will book the test for feb and get some more practice in before the test date. 

Pretty much plan on moving as soon as it comes through but expect it will be late 2019 at the earliest? 

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In my timeline signature there could have been a November IELTS but I got a 7.5 in writing first time round, grrrhhhh..... I guess I was worried about failing AITSL at the time?!


AITSL assessment complete-09/10/2014 | IELTS L8.5, R8, W8.5, S8.5. -13/12/2014 | EOI submitted 07/01/2015 (65) invite 09/01/2015 | 189 Visa applied - 10/01/2015 | Meds -20/02/2015 | PCC-08/03/2015 | Visa granted! - 20/03/2015.

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1 minute ago, 31Hillbury said:

@jsmull I’ll have a look into that then, I thought that site was linked to the visa application. I can have a good luck at that later. 

@benj1980 she just has results back from the test and got S-9 L-9 W-8.5 R-7 so she will book the test for feb and get some more practice in before the test date. 

Pretty much plan on moving as soon as it comes through but expect it will be late 2019 at the earliest? 

Well that's annoying. You need nearly every single question to be correct in reading to get the 8. A small drop in concentration and you need another test! Writing is where people normally drop points. 


AITSL assessment complete-09/10/2014 | IELTS L8.5, R8, W8.5, S8.5. -13/12/2014 | EOI submitted 07/01/2015 (65) invite 09/01/2015 | 189 Visa applied - 10/01/2015 | Meds -20/02/2015 | PCC-08/03/2015 | Visa granted! - 20/03/2015.

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@benj1980 it was the speaking one she thought she would struggle with but she got the 9 on that. She hasn’t done a proper test yet, just the one online, £30-40 and it gets assessed by IELTS and they send you back your results. First test should be feb, about the time we expect the AITSL to come back. Beers are on me if she passes first time 🤞

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Have any other teachers had any luck? 

What do you think our chances are with 75 points. It seems like there are a lot of people who are just waiting for an invite and not getting much back? 

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Sorry, should have said earlier.

Going through the process as an early years teacher we waited approx 4 months for invite and 8 months for the visa. However we did have case officer contact at the 4 month mark so it could of been granted then but the system dumped some document uploads which had to be resupplied.

That was with 70 points. Just to give you an idea.

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4 hours ago, 31Hillbury said:

Have any other teachers had any luck? 

What do you think our chances are with 75 points. It seems like there are a lot of people who are just waiting for an invite and not getting much back? 

According to this, you would get an invite on the next round with 75 points. http://www.iscah.com/3750-2/


AISTL Skills assessment lodged 19.3.18, IELTS 21.4.18 R9, W8.5, L9, S9, 31.5.18 positive skills assessment, 14.9.18 EOI for NSW 489, 10.10.18 invitation to apply, 29.11.18 489 visa lodged

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@Jsmull87 thanks for the reply. 

We should be due our skill assessment back mid feb, if they take the full 10weeks, had to supply some more evidence mid December, hopefully that doesn’t mean ten weeks from then. 

Do you think we have a strong chance with 75 points? 

How long ago did you apply? 

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@Jsmull87@Njrichards25

according to the info in that table, it says NEXT ROUND. Which is good news, sometimes when reading the forums it sounds near impossible to get an invite 😂

Hopefully this is not the case. 

I’m just itching to get on that plane!!

 

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I think 75 puts you in a good position. Where you planning on going?

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We are planning on going to Gold Coast/ just on the NSW boarder. 

I have a few friends currently living around that area.  

Howabout yourself? (Where did you go)

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5 hours ago, 31Hillbury said:

Have any other teachers had any luck? 

What do you think our chances are with 75 points. It seems like there are a lot of people who are just waiting for an invite and not getting much back? 

My wife applied with 75 points...secondary school teacher (Maths)

Sumbitted expression of interest and within 24 hours we had the invitation to apply... it caught us off guard, but we applied within 10 days and got the visa in about 4 and half months (189)

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Melbourne... ahhhhhh😊

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That was July 2017 EOI...November Grant....

We moved over in Nov 2018... best decision we've made together so far. 

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Melbourne... ahhhhhh😊

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@SWMOY04

thats quick! Hopefully we have the same experience as you! 

We would like to be on our way by November 19

How are you  getting on for work? 

 

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I was delayed by the nursing board, but otherwise my employers wanted me tonstart in October 2018... we weren't even ready to move at the time. We had only just activated the visa and returned from an Oz holiday.

Im currently in my 6th week.of work and im loving it! More responsibility, but less stress compared to NHS. 

(Im a psychiatric nurse)

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Melbourne... ahhhhhh😊

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Ahh cool!

I was under the impression you couldn’t enter Australia until the visa was granted. Unless I miss understood the advice from our agent not to book a flight. 

Also I thought the visa was activated as soon as it was granted? 

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13 minutes ago, 31Hillbury said:

Ahh cool!

I was under the impression you couldn’t enter Australia until the visa was granted. Unless I miss understood the advice from our agent not to book a flight. 

Also I thought the visa was activated as soon as it was granted? 

There's nothing to stop you going for a holiday before the visa is granted, but you can't move permanently until the visa is granted.

Once the visa is granted, you have to "activate"  it.  That means you have to enter Australia.   You don't have to stay, you just have to arrive. 

If you don't enter Australia by a certain date (which they give you), you lose the visa. 

That's why you may have heard of people making an "activation" visit because they've been granted their visa, but they want to delay moving because kids have to finish school or whatever.

 

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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On 14/01/2019 at 22:24, Marisawright said:

There's nothing to stop you going for a holiday before the visa is granted, but you can't move permanently until the visa is granted.

Once the visa is granted, you have to "activate"  it.  That means you have to enter Australia.   You don't have to stay, you just have to arrive. 

If you don't enter Australia by a certain date (which they give you), you lose the visa. 

That's why you may have heard of people making an "activation" visit because they've been granted their visa, but they want to delay moving because kids have to finish school or whatever.

 

An interesting thread and glad you're enjoying your new life in Aus.

We received our visa invite in Oct 2018 and submitted it December. Got our medicals tomorrow (2 adults, 2 kids) and can't wait to get that final thing done (hopefully it's the final thing!) Before starting the waiting game again...

 

One quick question, the activation thing... Would all 4 of us have to travel to activate the visa if we were lucky enough to get one, or just the main visa applicant- me in this case 😁

Thanks 


Submissions: EOI 26/10/18, Visa Invite 11/11/18, Visa submitted 19/12/18, Medicals 29/01/19,... the wait 😫🤞

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4 hours ago, Burnsie said:

An interesting thread and glad you're enjoying your new life in Aus.

We received our visa invite in Oct 2018 and submitted it December. Got our medicals tomorrow (2 adults, 2 kids) and can't wait to get that final thing done (hopefully it's the final thing!) Before starting the waiting game again...

 

One quick question, the activation thing... Would all 4 of us have to travel to activate the visa if we were lucky enough to get one, or just the main visa applicant- me in this case 😁

Thanks 

When did you do your EOI out of interest and with how many points? 

Thanks

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14 hours ago, 31Hillbury said:

When did you do your EOI out of interest and with how many points? 

Thanks

sorry upon checking i got my dates a little wrong up there 😔

EOI was submitted 26th October 2018, invite to apply for Visa received 11th November, Visa submitted 19th December. Medicals tomorrow and then wait...

Points wise... I had 70

 

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Submissions: EOI 26/10/18, Visa Invite 11/11/18, Visa submitted 19/12/18, Medicals 29/01/19,... the wait 😫🤞

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