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Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 475)

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Hi guys... I've been doing some research on the visa options and found the following link regarding processing time (Client Service Charter). After the law change we are left with less options :) .. i want to get as much information as possible before making a decision...

 

What are the pros/cons of "Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 475)" vs "Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)"

 

 

  1. Processing time differance between Priority & Non Priority ??
  2. Obligations ??
  3. Points ??
  4. Any other hidden Pros/Cons

 

 

Best Regards

Chris

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Hi guys... I've been doing some research on the visa options and found the following link regarding processing time (Client Service Charter). After the law change we are left with less options :) .. i want to get as much information as possible before making a decision...

 

What are the pros/cons of "Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 475)" vs "Skilled – Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)"

 

 

  1. Processing time differance between Priority & Non Priority ??

  2. Obligations ??

  3. Points ??

  4. Any other hidden Pros/Cons

 

 

Best Regards

Chris

I have one of these visas..... there doesn't seem to be many of us about. Whether the 176 is more popular I don't know. As far as I know processing times are the same, the main difference for me was the 475 needed less points, but you must have a family sponsor who lives in a certain area.... if they live in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane then forget it.

The other thing is it's, obviously by the name, a temporary resident visa. Unless things have changed you have 3 years to live in a certain area for 2 years and work in that area for one, after you can prove all that then you can move on to a permanent resident visa. As for time span... it took about a year and a half. I think things are taking alot longer now.

I have been looking for work for 6 months, That's me being too fussy though!... there certainly isn't much of a recession here if you are willing to do trade jobs etc, but that's not my skill! I defo think the fact that it is a temp res visa is putting employers off some of the serious jobs I have had interviews for, or they are confusing it with the 457 which would be problematic. Anyway, at present it looks like I may be returning to the UK... but that's another story!!

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Guest chris0628

oh.... that's very good input... :) tks...

 

Hope you get the kinda job u r looking for... take care.. good luck

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Guest mikewheble

Hi,

The 475 is sponsored by a family memeber or a state. I am in the 475 process but looking at processing times, I will have to wait another 12 months minimum. The 475 is a 3 year visa and you have to live in a regional area for 2 years and bee employed for 1 year in order to apply for PR.

 

Good luck

 

Regards

Mike

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Guest chris0628

Thanks Mike.... what's the quickest Visa category ?

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Guest mikewheble

Hi, the 475 and 176 seem to be about the same time. They do say that if you have state sponsor then times will be a little quicker. The 475 is in Cat5 and as my job isnt on CSL then it will be another 12 months minimum before I am expecting anything further :-(

 

Sorry, should have said that the quickest is employer sponsorship which I think is 3 - 6 months but others may know better.

 

Regards

Mike

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Guest RonLegend

Going to apply for 475 subclass WA state sponsorship under 132211 Financial Manager in Dec 2011:emoticon_doctor_sna

1. Guys out here saying processing time has increased to 12-14 months.

2. Is it possible that after applying for state sponsorship, one is also eligible to apply for student visa?

3. If yes, then during the course if DIAC issues visa, shall I b eligible to leave the course in between ans start working?

 

Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance

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