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feed text Refuse visa
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:26:54 +0000
Hello. My nomination for 187 has been refused last month and visa will sure refuse after few days. I have lodged AAT of refusal. Now I m 43yrs and bit worried . How long AAT processing time. I am not sure if my age effects to my case or not because the age limit for RSMS is 45. Can I request AAT to do hearing on priority basis.
Hell: can anyone tell us if we can bring us- opened bottles of spirit into Australia in a shipping container, this is gifts from friends and from our own private bar. There’s probabably 12 litres in total, if we have to pay duty what will this be, would like to play the game and declare it. Thankyou.
text 187or 190
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:17:08 +0000
I applied 187 visa november 2017 , and this month i applied 190 visa, what you guys think which option is best )
text 190 visa
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:14:29 +0000
Any one applied 190 visa, what is time frame ?
text Visa refused
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 03:38:35 +0000
Wife' vistor visa refused twice I am on bridging visa Waiting for my 187 application Any other option to bring wife in Australia while waiting?? I apllied my visa and nomination june 2017 Pls help??
text Secondary application 187 visa
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 00:46:42 +0000
Does anyone know if the secondary applicant has an obligation to stay in the regional visa for two years after the grant of 187 visa? Or is it possible to move to different states? I understand that the main applicant has to stay with the employer for two years. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
text 187 and bridging visas
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 23:10:23 +0000
Hi all Myself and wife are looking at emigrating from the UK to Australia and for our skills and age the only real option is a 187 visa. She has an employer who is really interested in sponsoring her which is great, but they are concerned by the potential 22 month wait for the visa to be granted if we get through all of the other stages. Having done some reading into Bridging visas it not really clear as to whether we could apply for the 187, get a bridging visa and move out there to work for the company while we wait for a decision. I appreciate that's a huge gamble as it might not be granted, but I'm struggling to see why companies would even entertain such a visa if they had to wait almost 2 years for their employee to be ready to start. Any advice would be appreciated
text 187
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:54:25 +0000
Hi, after advise, I have been working for my employer 16 months since I got my PR on the 187. I have been with the company over 5 years and was moved to another site 10 months ago. My contract hasn’t been adhered to and my boss is making it very hard for me to earn what I was earning so my family and I have taken a huge reduction in pay which is now putting financial stress on us. He refuses holiday when I try to take it too. I have been offered another job not within the company, will this affect my visa and lead it to be cancelled or do I have a case for this? Has anyone else been through this? Above is the short version of events but the main of what is happening. I just don’t know which way to turn!!!
text Car purchase on WHV
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:57:41 +0000
Hello all, Can anyone surmise what is needed in terms of documentation/processes in order to buy a vehicle in WA on a WHV? I just want to ensure we can purchase one immediately and wondered if I would need to apply for anything in advance or whether it is simply a case of transferring the rego. I have been told you need a CRN number, but then subsequently told this was incorrect on a WHV. It will likely be a private buy. We will have an address straight away as my in laws have PR and a house. It will be WA. Thank you!
text Watched pot never boils!
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:35:17 +0000
I have a real addiction to immitracker!! Im watching it like a hawk and its made me feel really deflated! Processing seemed to be really steaming along nicely, but its really slowed the last couple of weeks and seems to have halted at visas submitted a week before ours. Am I the only sad immitracker addict out there?? And is that a normal trend to stop and start with the processing?
text What job will get you an Australian Visa?
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:42:03 +0000
Well from this article in the SBS it looks like if you are a farmer or a nurse you can be in high demand. I can’t believe that electricians, teachers and carpenters aren’t coming over. I understand from the article that India wouldn’t have as many people qualified in those occupations but what about the British? Where are you? Australia has one of the biggest immigration programs in the world with 190,000 places kept every year for permanent migrants. A large part of the program- nearly 70 per cent - is reserved for skilled migrants who bring the in-demand skills to meet the needs of the Australian economy. Over 128,000 permanent visas are issued to skilled migrants with the requisite skills each year. The most in-demand skills this year in Australia include nurses, electricians, secondary school teachers, motor mechanics, metal fitters, carpenters and joiners. In the year 2018-19, Australia has reserved over 17,300 places for registered nurses under the Skilled Independent stream which has a total of 43,990 places. Under this stream, visa applicants are not required to have any state/territory or employer nomination and they are issued a permanent visa (Subclass 189) and they are free to live and work anywhere in Australia. Top six jobs that can get you Australian permanent residency In this year’s immigration planning in Australia, 17,322 registered nurses are required and the Department of Home Affairs has invited only 413 people to apply for a visa until 11 September. While with 9,303 electricians, 8,480 secondary school teachers, 8,372 carpenters and joiners, 6,979 metal fitters and machinists and 6,099 motor mechanics are some of the most in-demand occupations, very few people have been invited to apply for a visa under these occupations. Based on the skills and qualifications demonstrated in the Expression of Interest submitted by a prospective visa applicant, the Department of Home Affairs issues them an invite to submit a visa application. The Department of Home Affairs has until 11 September invited 15 electricians, 115 secondary school teachers, six carpenters and joiners, ten motor mechanics and just three metal fitters and machinists to apply for a visa. Ranbir Singh of Lakshaya Migration says while there’s great demand for some occupations in Australia, not many applicants are able to qualify to apply for a permanent residency under those occupations. “I can’t recall having a single client who nominated Livestock Farmer occupation all these years,” he told SBS Punjabi last month. So far, the Department of Home Affairs hasn’t issued a single invite even as there are 4,841 places reserved for livestock farmers this year. “Countries like India are fueling Australia’s immigration intake but those engaged in such occupations in India wouldn’t have the requisite qualifications and English language proficiency that’s mandatory for a permanent visa in Australia,” Mr Singh says. Australia has a massive skill shortage, particularly in rural and regional areas. Agriculture Minister David Littleproud told SBS Punjabi last month that the farming sector in particular was grappling with shortage of labour. “Agriculture has a huge shortage of labour, particularly for picking, and an ag visa [agriculture visa] can help address that,” Mr Littleproud said last month. While a stand-alone agriculture visa has run into trouble with the coalition partners- the Liberals and the Nationals- have different views on it, the new Immigration Minister has repeatedly said that his priority is to address the skill gap in regional Australia. In contrast to skills gaps that are hard to fill, there are some occupations such as Software and Applications Programmers and Accountants, which attract a very high number of applicants and seem on track to exhaust their quota. There were over 7,200 places for Software Programmers at the start of this year and 1,231 applicants were issued invites until 11 September to apply for a visa. While the minimum threshold for applying for an Australian permanent visa was lifted to 65 points in July this year, for occupations that have higher interest from visa applicants the required points score can be as high as 80. Mr Singh says many of his clients in such occupations are forced to wait for “very long times”. “IT professionals and Accountants have been facing a very tough time since the last year when the minimum point score on points test climbed to 75. We were hoping that some adjustment would be made in the occupation ceiling this year to accommodate the high interest by applicants in these occupations. But that has not happened.” He says occupations that don’t exhaust their individual quota of places for failing to attract enough applicants aren’t allocated to other occupations. “Last year we saw there were 12,000 fewer skilled visas granted compared to the previous year. Yes, it was due to increased scrutiny of applicants but a part of it was due to the skills that are required in Australia but don’t get enough applicants,” Mr Singh told SBS Punjabi.
text 820 Partner visa - Cash in hand job
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:18:21 +0000
Hey, I have been with my Australian partner for 7 years and we've been living together for the last 2.5 - 3 years. Before that it was trips back and forth and a year when I was on my work and travel visa 6-7 years ago. The issue i'm facing is that I worked cash in hand during that work and travel year. The other 6 years are fully legit. Do I put those jobs down on my form 80? Do I really have to go back 7 years? I was hoping to have substantial focus of my evidence for the last 3 years.
text 186 and 187
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:25:16 +0000
Hi everyone, i have been posting quarries in this forum for a long time. Today i would like to get some more information regarding 186 and 187 processing time. Applied in nsw position hairdresser Rcb and nomination Applied in may 2017 Rcb approved in may 2017 Visa applied sep2017 My MA said that she have applied for both 186 and 187DE so, it has been almost 17months wait for the nomination and i am confused what processing time should i follow 186 or 187? Can anyone has any idea regrading this? Please help.
Hi, I've been looking for all the information I need recently and I had 2 friends of mine who got 190 same with me and they already left for looking for a job (one in Sydney and the other in Melbourne). I have committed to Tasmania and I honor the commitment I made but the situation is not promising. I am barely making a living here and have gathered all the resumes and application results and just by looking at them makes me feel like I am useless. I have studied a Bachelor's degree in accounting and have various job experiences (accounting, IT and I am very good at working). After looking for a job for a few months, I found that probably lacking accounting experience could have been the minus point on my resume so I temporarily moved to Sydney and worked as an accountant for 4 months and came back to Tasmania but things were the same. All I had was 1 interview and that was all. I submitted my resume offline & online and attended many events that could possibly give me a slight chance of having an interview but none of them worked for me. However, Luckily, I recently got a job offer from another state. It is a job that I've been dreaming of and is a government job. As much as I respect the commitment I made to the Tasmanian government which helped me to remain in this beautiful city, I would like to humbly accept the job offer because I see no possibility of getting a job here in Tasmania. I am still in Tasmania and I have contacted Skilled Migration Tasmania through email and their response was very ambiguous. I have written 4 pages long explaining my current and previous experiences and difficulties that I am experiencing with all the documents that I handed in. I still remember the first time I landed in Tasmania. A girl was waiting in the airport and asked me if I want a ride to the University haha probably she thought I'm a fob to study in Tasmania (she was right) and the first date when I met a guy (I still remember his face) and he was sooo kind and he was actually the one who made me believe that I can really be a part of Australian society. I love Tasmania and I was hoping to get a job and buy a home here, but things weren't very promising for me so I guess I have to apply for a release letter. I have contacted Skilled Migration Tasmania and they replied to me saying that the decision is mine and they hope me to come back later to the beautiful city(I WILL!!! DEFINITELY!!) but clarified that they do not issue a release letter. So I was wondering to whom should I contact to ask for a release letter? If it's not too much to ask, can anyone give me some thoughts on it?
Suppose you're in the ICT line of work. Staying in the countryside for several years waiting tables is a pointless life for someone who is skilled as a software engineer.
text 187 Help
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:40:44 +0000
Hi all, I am new to this forum and this would be my first time writing something about 187 visa. Just wanted to know if there is anyone got hold for Retail managers. I applied last year in the June 17. No one has the right answer what is actually happening with the retail managers. It would be great if someone come out and reply. Thanks in advance
text Estimated Processing Time
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:28:49 +0000
Estimated Processing Time, 75% processed in the lower time currently 7 months and 90% processed in the longer time of 8 months. Does anyone have any idea what happens to the other 10%. our own application was submitted and paid on 22/12/17 we were asked to get police checks and medicals done in march then in june was asked for a subject access request certificate which was actually provided in march when the police certificates were done but went ahead and did same again, this was uploaded to immi account on 10/06/18 and heard nothing since. checked with acro and was told that immigration have not been in contact with them and if they do now its to late as police checks are out of date. have phoned DIBP countless times only to be told its being looked at, tried emailing gsm.allocated@homeaffairs.gov.au which is the address i have been given when calling but have only ever received an automated reply. The thing that really is getting to me is there does not seem to be a maximum length of time its as if for the 10% that are not dealt with within the specified time are ignored
Hello, My partner has received her invitation to apply for the 189 visa. She will lodge the application onshore and get the bridging visa. I'd like to know whether, if she adds me later on to her application, i will be able to get a bridging visa (say if im under a tourist visa) ? Or do you think regardless of my location onshore or offshore, because i am adding my application to hers after it has been lodged, i will have to wait grant to have the 189 ? Thank you in advance for your help !
text The statutory declaration (form 888)
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:32:13 +0000
Hey folks 🙂 My wife and I are in the preparation process of gathering up evidence for a partner Visa and we would like to ask you a question referring to the 888 Statutory declaration by a supporting witness in relation to a partner visa. As we are outside Australia we are to obtain a statutory declaration (statement) to support of our relationship from a friend of ours who is not an Australian citizen or Australian permanent. As far as we are concerned such statement should be witnessed by a person with prescribed occupation or qualification. Who could be the person with requested qualification in Austria, Vienna, in order to witness the statutory declaration (form 888)? Thank you so much for any help. Martin
A few years back,I went to Australia to study.I came back to Europe last year but I would like to go back to continue my studies. The previous time I was there,I changed courses twice.I was just 19 at the time and I didn’t know what I wanted to study(I’m aware that Immigration doesn’t care about this of course). The first time I changed course was because I was being bullied at school so I chose a completely new school AND course field as well. The second time was because the course was very hard for me academically so I ended up changing course field and school again. Everything was good at the 3rd school. I remember my lawyer(back then) had told me Immigration won’t like the fact I’m changing courses and fields because they might think I’m not a genuine student. Now,I’m wondering if they might refuse my visa if I apply again because of my immigration history. Also,if after I finish my studies,I want to enroll in another course,what are the chanced they will let me do so? Thank you.
text Student visa subsequent entrance visa refusal
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:29:32 +0000
Hi all, I am student visa holder who got married before granted the visa for me means i married in between visa grant date and lodge date then my wife applied for student subsequent entrant visa what recently got refused by mentioning I have not informed the department about my marriage at that time and therefore my wife can not be include as a family unit of me under 500.311 rule violation. But i Have updated about our marriage and inform department to update my marital status before my wifes' visa going to be make,but they refused what to do next reapply or any other options ? Thanks
text Does anyone here apply for onshore 489 in QLD?
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:59:16 +0000
Hi folks, Just wondering is anyone in here living onshore in Australia and applying/ have applied for 489 visa QLD? or waiting for grant? Could you please share your timeline? Thank you.
text ENS employment conditions
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:31:17 +0000
Hi All, I have a query related to 186 ENS visa. It has been almost 8 months (20-Feb) since my nomination has been lodged under TRT stream. I work in IT, permanently employed but we get outsourced and work at client location on contracts. Currently my employer is unable to find a suitable contract for last couple of months and have asked me to return back to my home country until they find a suitable opportunity (where thet would pay salary as per the relocated country's pay terms). They also informed that they won't be withdrawing my application. Question: Will this have any implications on my visa processing? I have seen in certain cases, the case officer sometimes do ask for latest pay slips till date as additional documents. Is this not a legal requirement for the sponsorer to pay the the employee as per Fair works and compensation Australian law, even when in bridging visa?
We've been living and working in Australia for the last 3 years on a 457 visa and are looking into the possibility of applying for PR. We are both over 45 years of age and I'm seeking advice whether there is any point applying for the 189 visa given our age even though we have a current 457 visa. It looks to me like there is an exemption to age for the 186/187 employer sponsored PR visa as long as under 50 (which we are) because we have been living and working in Australia for the past 3 years but I don't think that exemption applies to the 189. Can anyone advise? Thanks!
text Tourist Visa Question
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 02:01:43 +0000
I have a quick question. My brother-in-law is filling up the Visitor visa 600 application online. He is planning to visit us in December for probably 2-3 weeks max. He lives in Canada. My in-law's will be visiting me as well in November but they will be coming here from India. So we are planning to have a get together here in Australia. There is a question which say "Are there any non-travelling members of the family who is not an Australian Citizen or Permanent resident". My Brother-in-law and his parents aren't going to travel together but by the time he travels, his parents (My in-laws) will already be in Australia. What should he answer to this question? The logical answer will be Yes because they are not travelling with him but again since they are already in Australia, saying they aren't travelling isn't true as well. Can someone give some insight about the same please? The question asks him to name the non-travelling members, which would mean he has to name his parents but they will already be in Australia when he travels, so he would not be able to do that. Any insight will be helpful from the experienced members or the agents on this forum.