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Dexy

Husband on my visa - will he be eligible for PR?

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Hi

Married couple (age 33 and 30), no children.  We moved here in December, and were each sponsored for a 4-year 482 visa through my new employer.  We love it here and are thinking about settling permanently.

Assuming the rules don't change between now and then (!), I understand that if I continue to work for my new employer for a further 2.5 years I should be able to apply for Permanent Residency (I think it's the 186 visa?)

However, what will happen to my husband?  He is self-employed and I don't think his occupation (media / advertising) is on either the short or medium-term skills list.  Can he get permanent residency, and if so, how?

Thank you in advance,

Lucy

 

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Posted (edited)

You will include him in your application just like you did for the 482. 

Note that if you’re eligible, you could apply for a 189 visa now without waiting for your employer, which would avoid the risk of the rules changing. 

Edited by Marisawright

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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Thanks Marissa.  So if my application were successful we would just both get PR on the same day?  No need for the 801 / 820 partner visa etc?

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Sorry Marissa posted too soon.  Note what you say about the 189. Unfortunately I only have 75 points so I am not sure it would be worth applying, but will look into it further.

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23 minutes ago, Dexy said:

Thanks Marissa.  So if my application were successful we would just both get PR on the same day?  No need for the 801 / 820 partner visa etc?

Yes - that’s correct ...


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

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Thanks Paul.  Incidentally, do you have a view on whether it is worth applying for the 189 with only 75 points? 

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Sorry should have said, I'm a solicitor so my ANZSCO is 271311

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Hi, that's 75 excluding spouse points - I don't think I/we are eligible for any spouse points as my husband's occupation isn't on the skills list (at least not as far as I am aware - I will check that though).

Grateful if you could let me know if i've misunderstood...Apologies the world of visas is very new to me as my employer organised our 482s through a migration agent and we simply produced the relevant documents. 

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There are upcoming changes for spouse points for some visa subclasses, yet to be confirmed. Might be worth checking. 


Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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From November 2019, the Skilled Migration Points Test will be adjusted to award additional points to primary applicants when their partner has competent English but does not meet the existing requirements for skilled partner points. Single applicants will also be awarded additional points to ensure they are not disadvantaged. This measure is estimated to result in an unquantifiable increase in revenue over the forward estimates period. The Department of Home Affairs will be provided with $0.3 million in 2019-20 to implement this measure.

The Skilled Migration Points Test currently awards additional points to primary applicants where their partner is under 45 years old, has competent English, and has a skilled occupation applicable for the visa subclass and stream they have been invited to apply for.

These changes will prioritise applicants who are single or whose partner can demonstrate competent English and therefore have the best potential to participate in the Australian labour market.

 


Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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Thank you so much for the reply @wrussell - it's very helpful.  I think we will take our chances and wait until November 2019 to apply then with 80 points.  :)

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