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Charlotte607

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Hi 

I have submitted an EOI for 189 and 190 visa as a solicitor but wondered if there was anyone else in the group also applying with this occupation or had any ideas on likely points to be accepted? 

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46 minutes ago, Charlotte607 said:

Hi 

I have submitted an EOI for 189 and 190 visa as a solicitor but wondered if there was anyone else in the group also applying with this occupation or had any ideas on likely points to be accepted? 

But I have very poor points.  I have submitted EOI for subclass 491 with only 70 points. 

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Search Schedule 6D and if you cannot develop a strategy to improve your prospects, it might pay you to run your case past one of the RMAs who posts on this forum.

You no doubt know what A Lincoln said about those who represent themselves!


Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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Thanks @wrussell - are you not one of those such RMAs? I am very well acquainted with Schedule 6D - my query was more for anyone actually in the process as opposed to the basis of points! 

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On 17/01/2020 at 04:23, Charlotte607 said:

Hi 

I have submitted an EOI for 189 and 190 visa as a solicitor but wondered if there was anyone else in the group also applying with this occupation or had any ideas on likely points to be accepted? 

https://www.iscah.com/unofficial-skill-select-results-10th-january-2020-189s-491s/


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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It is not hard to track down the recent qualifying points score.

 


Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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On 21/01/2020 at 02:08, Charlotte607 said:

@Zami - are you a solicitor? When did you submit the EOI? Do you have superior English?

sorry for my belated response. I submitted EOI on 22nd Decemeber for queensland 491. I have proficient English score.

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2 hours ago, Zami said:

sorry for my belated response. I submitted EOI on 22nd Decemeber for queensland 491. I have proficient English score.

Don't take this the wrong way, but I think you will struggle to get an invite on the state selection 491 visa.

To put it bluntly a solicitor uses the English Language (at a very high level) both written and orally every day.

I'd be very surprised that a state selected someone with proficient rather than superior English for that career code.

You might want to spend some time getting the evidence for superior English

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On 20/02/2020 at 18:21, Ausvisitor said:

Don't take this the wrong way, but I think you will struggle to get an invite on the state selection 491 visa.

To put it bluntly a solicitor uses the English Language (at a very high level) both written and orally every day.

I'd be very surprised that a state selected someone with proficient rather than superior English for that career code.

You might want to spend some time getting the evidence for superior English

One of my friends contacted with QLD. They clearly informed him that they do not have cut off point for sub class 491. Any one having 65 should be fine.  Please do not spread any wrong information to the applicants.  

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7 hours ago, Zami said:

One of my friends contacted with QLD. They clearly informed him that they do not have cut off point for sub class 491. Any one having 65 should be fine.  Please do not spread any wrong information to the applicants.  

I don't think there was any information in my post, there was an opinion and some advice (based on what I'd been told about my own career - which also requires a lot of communication skills - from my own migration agent).

I'll be happy not to share data that I paid money for with people who haven't paid for a similar service if you'd prefer though ...

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He told me that they told him that ... is a familiar refrain to be verified before being relied upon. 

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Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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8 minutes ago, wrussell said:

He told me that they told him that ... is a familiar refrain to be verified before being relied upon. 

So very true....

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Hey all 😊

It's my first time posting on here and I thought I'd give this a try as I've practically found no helpful ressources pertaining to my situation thus far! I'm a 25 year-old law student from Canada. I've previously completed a Bachelor's degree in political science, as well as a Bachelor's degree in civil law (I'm from the province of french-speaking Quebec) and on the verge of having completed my Juris Doctor in common law by the end of next fall. For a while now, my fiancé and I have been actively interested in immigrating to Australia once we've both completed our respective university degrees. We've been looking into the subclass 189 Skilled Indepedent visa procedure and by the looks of it, I'll have to apply with a total of 75 points as a solicitor or barrister - but I have no skilled employment experience as I have been a full-time university student for the past 7 years.

Firstly, I was curious in knowing whether or not I could apply with a skilled nominated occupation of solicitor if I have never  been one in Canada and only have the degree to back it? Although I would currently be admitted to sit for the Bar examination in my jurisdiction in Quebec, I choose not to because (1) I'm finishing up my common law degree to be able to practice outside of Quebec (i.e. in another Canadian province or potentially Australia) and (2) it's a waste of 10K$ for someone who knows she wants to move out of the province.

Secondly, I will be applying to get my equivalencies evaluated once I graduate from the common law program. Will the couple of courses I will have to certainly retake in Australia (i.e. constitutional law and administrative law) stand in the way of a positive skills assessment with the relevant Government body?

At last, I essentially wanted to get some honest opinion on how realistic (or unrealistic) the thought of getting this visa would be in a field in which I have no skilled employment experience. Has any one else applied for the 189 as a solicitor or barrister as a newly graduate? Are my 75 points way below what's needed in a similar situation? 

Thank you guys! I'd appreciate any help x

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Hi UdeMStudent, 

Firstly, in order to apply for solicitor you actually need to be Australian qualified. I am UK qualified solicitor and had to undertake additional study to become Australian qualified. You will need to pick the State in Australia you wish to immigrate and then undertake an assessment. 

I don't want to deter you or be negative but I would say that 75 points is not enough unfortunately. I would however say look into the working holiday visa, go live there and make connections and look into the options for completing the necessary study to get a positive skills assessment. 

Hope that helps a little

Charlotte 

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Hi Charlotte,

Sorry for the late response, I just saw that you had replied to my post. Thank you for your help!

Had you applied for a working holiday visa or student visa in order to undertake the additional study to become Australian qualified? And then you applied through the 189 and got accepted, right?

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On 17/01/2020 at 04:23, Charlotte607 said:

Hi 

I have submitted an EOI for 189 and 190 visa as a solicitor but wondered if there was anyone else in the group also applying with this occupation or had any ideas on likely points to be accepted? 

Hi there,

 

when you submitted your EOI did you have your practicing certificate as well or just submitted when you were admitted to supreme court?

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On 29/03/2020 at 21:29, UdeMStudent said:

Hi Charlotte,

Sorry for the late response, I just saw that you had replied to my post. Thank you for your help!

Had you applied for a working holiday visa or student visa in order to undertake the additional study to become Australian qualified? And then you applied through the 189 and got accepted, right?

Hi UdeMStudent,

Did you ever come across anything that answers your question about first applying for a student visa in order to undertake the studies necessary to become Australian qualified (and ultimately admitted)? I'm in the same position and it seems to be the correct approach. Any further advice subsequent to your last enquiries?

Many thanks,

Greg.

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