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9 hours ago, Ladok said:

Hi all,

What do we know about upcoming 491 visa? 

 

Apparently, this will replace the 489 visa, except it does not permit anyone to apply for 190 or 189 while on it. 

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14 hours ago, jdiane said:

Apparently, this will replace the 489 visa, except it does not permit anyone to apply for 190 or 189 while on it. 

And what will be the differences or/and benefits from 491? 

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Does anyone know the waiting times once you have been invited, (Queensland, plumber).


143 visa lodged 4.10.15

heading to the sunshine coast (caloundra)

extra documents requested 18/7/2019

aos submitted 25/7/2019

police checks completed  1/9/2019

form 80 completed 3/9/2019

medical taken 7/9/2019

aos submitted 2.12.19

aos accepted 8/1/2020

2nd vac request 23.1.2020

2nd vac paid 27.1.2020

visa granted 28.1.2020

Fly to brisbane december 28th (hopefully) That was cancelled.

New flight booked for 16.1.2021 (fingers crossed)

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On 27/07/2019 at 13:36, Ladok said:

And what will be the differences or/and benefits from 491? 

What do you mean by benefits?   

The best visa you can get is the 189 because it's permanent and gives you total freedom to live anywhere in Australia.

The 190 is the next best because it's permanent, but you have to live in the designated state for the first two years.

The 489 was the third best, because it was only provisional and you had to stay in your designated state for three years, then you could get PR.

The 491 has replaced the 489 and is similar, but the conditions are tougher.


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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27 minutes ago, Marisawright said:

What do you mean by benefits?   

The best visa you can get is the 189 because it's permanent and gives you total freedom to live anywhere in Australia.

The 190 is the next best because it's permanent, but you have to live in the designated state for the first two years.

The 489 was the third best, because it was only provisional and you had to stay in your designated state for three years, then you could get PR.

The 491 has replaced the 489 and is similar, but the conditions are tougher.

I'm a pharmacist graduated six years ago.I worked as a Pharmacy technician for 3years in the hospital,pharmacy outlet before I own my own retail Pharmacy out for 3years now.Can I get positive assessment from vetasses as Pharmacy technician with six years experience ?

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6 hours ago, Marisawright said:

What do you mean by benefits?   

The best visa you can get is the 189 because it's permanent and gives you total freedom to live anywhere in Australia.

The 190 is the next best because it's permanent, but you have to live in the designated state for the first two years.

The 489 was the third best, because it was only provisional and you had to stay in your designated state for three years, then you could get PR.

The 491 has replaced the 489 and is similar, but the conditions are tougher.

by benefits I mean medical and child education/kindergartens/schools 

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11 hours ago, Chiemezie Okpara said:

Can I have positive assessment from vetasses as retail Pharmacy owner as Pharmacy technician ?

Almost impossible to answer without seeing your paperwork, roles and responsibilities etc. 

It will come down to what your job actually entails (i.e. what you do day to day) and if you can substantiate that.

It would be prudent to run your situation past a qualified and registered migration agent to get an opinion from them (this will probably involve paying a little bit for their time)

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