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Western Australia is fully open for subclass 475?

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Dear All,

I want ask that western australia is fully open now,after declaring perth as region for subclass 475?

 

According to this link:

 

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/whats-new-esw.htm#12sept

 

I really need your help in this regard.

 

Waiting for your kind response.

 

Thanks and regards,

M.Fahad Khan

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There is some confusion with this announcement, it only applies to RSMS and family sponsored visas.

 

http://www.migration.wa.gov.au/rsms/Pages/LatestNews.aspx

 

If you are to be state sponsored the announcement doesn't apply


IELTS General 09/07/11 | CASA Skills assessment applied 28/06/11 - Positive 8/08/11 | WA SS applied for 09/08/11 - Approved 15/08/11 | 176 application submitted 02/10/11 | PCC 12/10/11 | Medicals Finalised 26/10/11 | CO 9/11/11 | Visa 29/11/11

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It's not as straight forward as that see quote I got from my agent dealing with my 175 application:

 

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There is a little wrinkle in the Perth 475 process. The law allows 475 visa holders to go to Perth - there's no argument about that. However, the WA govt have advised that their policy is that they'll only entertain applications for 475 visas from people saying they're going to go outside Perth. It's just a policy, not a legal thing. If you're family sponsored for the 475, this doesn't apply, but if you're seeking state sponsorship, it does'' :arghh:


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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It's not as straight forward as that see quote I got from my agent dealing with my 175 application:

 

''

There is a little wrinkle in the Perth 475 process. The law allows 475 visa holders to go to Perth - there's no argument about that. However, the WA govt have advised that their policy is that they'll only entertain applications for 475 visas from people saying they're going to go outside Perth. It's just a policy, not a legal thing. If you're family sponsored for the 475, this doesn't apply, but if you're seeking state sponsorship, it does'' :arghh:

 

So it means that 475 visa holders will not be able to do work or live in perth? but its not a legal thing according to WA policy,they just advised that thing.So if I work and live in perth nothing will stop me to get PR?because its not a legal thing?

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Agreed, you will need to watch how you apply and state where you intend to live and work. After that I would imagine legally it would be difficult for WA to stop or hinder you applying for PR.:wink:


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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This sounds brill but a massive risk. I'm not sure how water tight the rules are?

 

I'm in a position whereby my profession is not (as far as I can tell) in the postcodes areas that are stipulated by WA where you must live and work.

 

Wouldn't it be fab to live in a stipulated area, secure a job in the Perth area (mine would be in a hospital), and also work a few hours in a stipulated area to cover the condition of living AND working in areas WA government have outlined, for a year, until you can apply for PR? :wub:

 

I bet there's a minimum set hours you need to work to cover conditions of 475 Visa :huh:

 

I can dream........:cool:

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I may be wrong but if you move out on a 475 you can then apply to DIAC for PR (NOT WA) and the current criteria for applying for PR at year 2 is:

 

-to have lived in Regional Australia for 2 years (all of WA is now classd as regional);

-to have worked full-time (any occupation) in Regional Australia for 1 year (again all WA is classed as regional); and

-not have been convicted of any serious offences.

 

Meet this criteria then there should be no issues with getting PR:wink:


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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I may be wrong but if you move out on a 475 you can then apply to DIAC for PR (NOT WA) and the current criteria for applying for PR at year 2 is:

 

-to have lived in Regional Australia for 2 years (all of WA is now classd as regional);

-to have worked full-time (any occupation) in Regional Australia for 1 year (again all WA is classed as regional); and

-not have been convicted of any serious offences.

 

Meet this criteria then there should be no issues with getting PR:wink:

 

Is this your plan? :biggrin:

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No I got my IELTS result today (all over 8) and I will be going for the 176, Thankfully.


Skills submitted Vettassess 23-09-11 Positive return 29-11-11, IELTS 9th Nov R8.5 L8.5 W8 S9 overall 8.5, WA SS applied 05-12-11 WA SS granted 13-12-11 176 Visa submitted 13-12-11 CO appointed 04-01-11, Visa Granted 27-01-12 :biggrin:

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No I got my IELTS result today (all over 8) and I will be going for the 176, Thankfully.

 

Well done! :cool:

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