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Dipi

Nurse visa to Australia

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Hi, 

I'm very new to this site. Currently, I'm looking for job in Australia as a registered nurse. I live in UK now. Does anyone know proper government website to apply for online job in public hospital, Perth and Melbourne. Also, I can't figure out what is the actual system at present for working visa for us and further processing for PR criteria. Do we need to work in regional? 

Thank you. 

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I'm not clear if you've actually started the visa process.  It's a long time since I got a visa and someone more knowledgeable will be able to explain that process to you.  From a nursing point of view  you will need to get your skills assessed by ANMAC in order to apply for a visa.  You will also need to look at applying to AHPRA for registration - the final stage of that process is presenting in person within 3 months to complete the ID.  These two processes are totally separate.

Sponsorship for nursing positions in WA has become less achievable and some advertisements will indicate that preference is given to Citizens or PR holders.  The first selection criteria for most (if not all jobs) will be eligible for registration - it is best if you either have registration or have received your registration in principle letter (you won't get a job offer without it).

For WA the best place to look for public sector jobs is the jobs wa website.   It might be worth looking at the ANMAC site first (you're not going to get a visa without it), and take note of the requirements for those registering from overseas - some requirements are different for different countries depending on where you trained.


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You would be better to look at obtaining a permanent visa from the start. 

If you were to obtain sponsorship, which will be difficult, you would need to accept that all you have is a temporary visa and go on the assumption that you will be returning to the UK at the end of the visa or earlier if you were to lose your job for any reason. 

Temporary visas also come with a number of issues. For example, many states, including WA charge temporary visa holders for education of any children you have. Partners of temporary visa applicants can find it difficult to find work as employers are not keen on applicants whose ability to remain in the country is not in their own hands. 

Hence, it is not a method recommended for families. 

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Hi there,

Thank you for your kind response.

I would like to make a clearer picture of situation so that you would know what exactly I'm looking for or suitable for me.

I've just received my AHPRA  registration last week. Now I will be doing NMBA skilled test soon.

I'm a perioperative theatre nurse/ scrub , working in UK for 12 yrs, holding UK passport.

I'm looking for job and visa, preferably PR in Australia. I would like to know the proper website or right ways of applying permanent job on my own. Also is there any ways to know what kind of employer would sponsor me for the visa procedure. Do I've to follow the agencies?

About visa, what kind of visa will be best. Do we've option for PR visa straight from beginning? If not PR visa in the beginning eg TSS (temporary short skilled visa) visa. would I be able to apply for PR at the end of that visa . Is there any criteria that we've to stay in regional / territory to be eligible for PR visa . If so, which territory would be best to stay.

About weather, which area would be best to stay except Sydney. I prefer bit of county side.

I've family with young kids. One of kid, 10 yrs old just passed the selective eligibility test/ Gifted and talented test in UK Grammar school. She will be joining high school, yr 7 next yr from September. So I'm wondering if this is able to contribute in Australia education system or what will be good option to get same kind of school there and which areas have got good grammar schools. Will she be able to apply and sit in the test online from UK as our visa process may take time.

Thank you very much, 

waiting for your valuable response.

Regards

Dipi

 

 

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I think you are confused on visas. A temporary visa such as a 482 requires a company or business such as a hospital to sponsor it. So, you have to find a job and they have to be willing and able to sponsor. Most sponsored jobs are going to be a temporary visa. These are not recommended as a good way to Australia for families. At the end of a temporary visa, there is no guarantee you would be eligible to apply for permanent visas. So, if you do go for a temporary visa, you should assume you will be leaving Australia at the end of the visa. 

You would be better looking at independent permanent visas or state sponsored visas, which are permanent. These are the 189 and 190 visas. The 189 allows you you live and work anywhere in Australia. The 190 allows you to live and work anywhere in the sponsoring state. 

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Just checking you have a degree in nursing- this is a must for the PR visas or you won’t pass the skills assessment in order to claim points for the visa and work experience. 


Due to escalating bills and budgetary cuts in the NHS, unfortunately, the light at the end of the tunnel has had to be switched off.

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Thank you for your reply. 

I've already finished the nursing registration process with AHPRA, been there for ID check too. 

Now I will ve look and apply for job and visa. So just wondering if I need to do modified skill assessment from NMBA before applying for visa. Does employer apply for sponsorship? 

I read that now regional visa is easier to achieve than others, I'm thinking of applying for 491,regional visa, effective from 16 November. Which areas are regional, very confused. 

Can you please tell me the better/grammar schools   university areas, my daughter will be joining high school next year 

I've not decided yet where to go.. Any ideas! 

Thanks a lot. 

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34 minutes ago, Dipi said:

So just wondering if I need to do modified skill assessment from NMBA before applying for visa

Yes, you will need a skills assessment before applying

34 minutes ago, Dipi said:

Which areas are regional, very confused. 

Everywhere except metro Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.


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Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

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