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176 or 475 Route

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I'd like to ask opinion whether to go 176 or 475 VISA.


I was granted 475 SS from SA, I have chosen 475 because the State Sponsorship is 10pts compared to 176 SS which is only 5pts. The 475 route gives me a total of 65pts.


However, my wife recently had a positive skills assessment from VETASSESS. She has all the requirements to obtain partner skills, which are the following:


- positive skills assessment from VETASSESS, both occupation should be in the same SOL. (Me: Systems Administrator, Wife: Journalist & Other Writers, both occupations in SOL 2.)

- Proficient IELTS 7,7,7,8.5 (I wish I have this kind of score, she didn't even took a review)

- more than 3 years exp as a writer

- Age: 27


It means we can obtain a partner skills right? which is based on DIAC website 176 eligibility.


The partner skills will give us a total of 70pts in 475 VISA. I wonder if I should email South Australia to change my SS from 475 to 176.


or be safe to go 475? The only difference I see is that I need to pay $270 after 2 years to change 475 to 887 VISA which is really ok for me. Though I was wondering if I should maximize the points.

ACS 262113 03-2011 / IELTS Competent 4-2011 / Wife VETASSESS 212499 10-2011 / Wife IELTS Proficient 4-2011 / 475 SS Approved Oct 7 2011 / 475 Visa Lodge Oct 13 2011 / CO Assigned Oct 27 2011/ Med & PCC Oct 28 2011 / Visa Grant Nov 17 2011 :cute:

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