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Hi Friends,

I am a specialist doctor and need some guidance on 189 or 190 visa application.

I completed my specialty training from India and applied to AMC & RACP for assessment of my training/education. RACP found me fully comparable to an Australian trained specialist and after completing 12 months of peer-review practice, I got my specialist registration.

Now I want to apply for 189/190 visa. I want to claim points for my previous work experience in medicine & the specialty field. I checked Govt immi website and it says assessing authority is Medical Board of Australia. But on Medical board website, there is no mention that they will assess the previous work experience for points in immigration. I have called them also and they confirmed that they do not assess previous experience.

Please help with the below:
1) How to get points assessed for the previous work experience
2) Do I need to get around 80 points to get the invitation, or is it less for a doctor (a
s very few people apply in my occupation)

Any help would be highly valued. Thanks!!

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I'd also check if you need to be registered with AHPRA before submitting EOI. 


31/5 - 26/7/2018 - Monash University bridging program for internationally qualified nurses, 5/8/2018 - APHRA registration, 12/9/2018 - ANMAC modified skill assessment, 18/2/2019 - PTE Academic overal score 88 (R 83, L 90, W 81, S 90), 21/2/2019 - EOI for 189 and for 190 visa (NSW, VIC) lodged, 25/2/2019 - VIC 190 state nomination pre-invitation received (65+5 points, Registered Nurse (surgical) ANZSCO 254424), 03/04/2019 invitation received after submitting comittment letter to VIC government, 30/05/2019 application for VIC 190 submitted 25/11/2019 VISA GRANTED!!

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1 minute ago, Martina said:

I'd also check if you need to be registered with AHPRA before submitting EOI. 

Hi Martina, I am already registered with AHPRA- with specialist registration. 

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