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State sponsorship

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Hi everyone

 

How easy is it to get state sponsorship? Can you apply to more than one state - in the hope that one will like you?!!

 

Anyone know how long the process takes.

 

THanks

 

HH

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Hello

 

You can apply to more than one state. Depends on your skills, etc as to how long it takes.

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Hi, I have applied to Victoria for their skills migration programme - been 7 weeks and still waiting although it does say on their fact sheet that it can take up to 8 weeks.

Going to Vic as that is where my sister is (should I say hoping to go to Vic)

 

Gill

 

Are you thinking of going down this route ?


Sometimes the grass isn't greener at the other side - Sometimes we just have to water our own grass !

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Hi Gill

 

Thanks for that, I'm sort of looking at all possibilities really.

 

Does anyone know if you can apply to more than one state for sponsorship?

 

Also, anyone know if I can apply for permanent visa whilst I've got a 457 employer nomination visa being processed?

 

Thanks everyone!

 

HH x

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Hi Gill

 

Thanks for that, I'm sort of looking at all possibilities really.

 

Does anyone know if you can apply to more than one state for sponsorship?

 

Also, anyone know if I can apply for permanent visa whilst I've got a 457 employer nomination visa being processed?

 

Thanks everyone!

 

HH x

 

Hi,

 

Yes, you can apply for a PR visa while you've got a 457 being processed, as long as you declare this on the relvant forms.

 

Theoretically, you can apply for state sponsorship from more than one state. However, as you are meant to be genuinely dedicated and interested in living in the state to which you apply, (and not just because it will get you into the country), this is somewhat complicated by applying to more than one state.....

 

Your skill must be on the STNI list for the state in which you apply as well. I assume you are talking about a 176 visa, not an SIR?

 

Best,

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