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  2. Steven1988

    Points advice please :-)

    Good day, my wife and myself have been looking at moving to Perth for sometime but have decided to bite the bullet and go for it if possible. We are looking for some advice if anyone can assist I very much appreciate it. so my wife is a mental health nurse specialist in CBT (therapist) and has 13 years experience in her field. I am a lead auditor in aviation holding a ISO9001:2015 qualification and basically worked myself up the ladder in my 14 years in the industry. we currently have one child but are expecting another in September. I just done the points calculator on the Australia government website and it comes in at 85 to 90 points. The difference in points comes as my wife is 31 but depending on the time line she might fall into the 33-40 age dropping the points by 5 if that is the case. what are the chances of a visa acceptance based on the above information? The other question I have is if anyone has done this move what costs will we incur? We also have 2 dogs which we would take with us if the visa process is accepted. final question but perhaps key to all of this what is the stance with COVID-19 are all visas delayed for the time being? Appolgies for all the questions I have done done research but would love the opinions of people who have already made the leap and get an insight into the issues and some advice. Best wishes Steven
  3. Yesterday
  4. pegg

    Merry Christmas

    Crikey @FOL sorry to here about your Mum, And with all this going on jeez ! But now youre telling me you have a dirtbike too !! Our friends of friends nr Bunbury have alot of farm land and we did alot of biking ...... never rode a dirtbike on sand before ! And man - so different terrain . We had a bit of a heat wave here - So got a chance to swim right out in the Cornish sea......... trouble is our ocean is sooo cold ! As for coming over , our son is still dead against it ..... and is half way through A levels - But i dont know how they will do , as his Gcses where graded by teachers and marked down . Couldnt sit exams over here due to all this illness millarky ! So hope A levels it will get back to normal ............ But again i feel we will never see normal again , and thats a different chat lol ! So, yep ideally it would be great to return this year . I was even looking at 1st class for all of us with Emirates - As 1st class travel had far less restrictions .... But well see . And yep another lil one certainly takes up the free time .
  5. Alan Collett

    Parent Visas

    Just to say that a refusal of an onshore parent visa application doesn't mean an automatic deportation. Aside from the ability to appeal the decision the subclass 602 Medical Treatment visa should be available as a solution that would allow the parent visa applicants to remain in Australia. The restriction on travel attaching to the Bridging Visa A that is the visa granted when the holder of a visitor visa applies for an 804 or 864 visa can be overcome with a Bridging Visa B. Best regards.
  6. FOL

    Merry Christmas

    The endless blue sky is terrific alright. does that mean you guys will go as soon as covid19 travel restrictions lay down? Or not sure yet @pegg? I haven't enjoyed the sun at all! Last 3 months I have flown to Europe twice as my mom is not doing well. So 7 weeks in Europe, 4 weeks in quarantine and 4 weeks at home i'm released in 2 days. I have surfed only once since june.. first it was winter and was away with my dirtbike each weekend. Then I had to travel. And now we are expecting another daughter in 2 weeks. So I reckon not much surfing either can't wait to sneak out for a short surf though. Smart move to rent first. Hopefully things cleared up rentalwise by then. There is quite a shortage at the moment.
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  8. verystormy

    Subclass 173

    The wait times for this blew out several times and continues to do so. You are within the wait time everyone else is experiencing
  9. verystormy

    Covid 19 Impact

    It is valid for a long time, so it's up to you. Have you checked you meet the other criteria such as you can pass the skills assessment?
  10. verystormy

    Covid 19 Impact

    It is enough for a visa, but it won't get you any points. If you want the points you have to sit the test.
  11. PB9

    Subclass 173

    We applied for a 173 visa in 6th September 2016. The waiting time then was 12-15 months, currently we are 53 months waiting. We applied off shore... but are currently on shore, so with nobody allowed in why is this taking so long? I got a processing time update in July 2030 say they had processed up to April 2016, new email today says they have processed up to May 2016. so it’s moved 1 month in 7 moths... sorry for the rant but just feel disheartened... especially when all my children and grandchildren are here, and we just want to start are life.
  12. PB9

    Parent Visas

    But the queue time for that is currently 58 months and rising.
  13. Aaron

    Covid 19 Impact

    I see I can book the test again in February. Do you guys think it is worthwhile in the current climate or is it best now to wait for covid to die down?
  14. Aaron

    Covid 19 Impact

    Hi guys just checking back in with you, I would be applying for a for visa Subclass 190. Not sure if these are currently available. Was wondering if my British passport and 10 years of IT experience would be enough to prove that I have a decent level of English and I am reasonably competent and employable?
  15. pegg

    Merry Christmas

    Happy new year to you @FOL ...well the forum is very quiet lol ! So we are still in Blighty. Still mega mega busy with work . never known anything like it - bizarre .... But cant grumble. Our visa runs out end of Feb - But because flights are a complete nightmare , we have been told to find suitable date for flight and look at RRV ? ..... But only when we have flight sorted ( if that makes sense . I must say, i follow a few guys like Soul surf in scarbs ...... and the summer markets on instagram , and it is really uplifting just looking at the photos on there , blue skys , blue sea and that big yellow Sun ! Yup , where ok - when we do make it back out weve decided this time to keep place in UK and rent in Oz this time round . Hope you are well @FOL and still getting time for the sea
  16. Rossmoyne

    Registering as a teacher in WA

    Did you apply for full registration and have your qualifications assessed? It can take up to 10 weeks sometimes for registration to come through, especially if you have gained your qualifications out of Australia. A Limited Authority to Teach (LAT) is unusual and would only be issued if a school had offered you a position as they could find no-one else for the role. Schools don't like the extra work involved in applying for a LAT, so they would have to be desperate before they go that route. Having said that it is worth a try, but you would have to approach schools direct and ask the question. What do you teach, are you primary or secondary trained?
  17. FOL

    Merry Christmas

    Happy new year, a year later quiet in here ey. @pegg where are you these days mate?
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  19. ali

    Teaching Registration WA

    Not sure .. but how about applying for jobs - have a look at jobs WA and in your cover letter say you require nomination.
  20. Tems

    Teaching in Perth

    Hi are you still interested in assisting teachers with teaching roles? I am available.
  21. Hi I just moved to WA. I submitted my application for teaching registration some weeks back and I have just been notified that I may be granted limited registration if nominated by a school. Does anyone know I can go about this?
  22. Hi I just moved to WA. I submitted my application for teaching registration some weeks back and I have just been notified that I may be granted limited registration if nominated by a school. Does anyone know I can go about this?
  23. Hi all I'm James, 28 and from London. Recently relocated from Sydney due to work. Hoping to meet some like minded young professionals to blow off some steam with after work. I like hiking, football, bands and of course a nice cold beer. There are many things I want to do whilst out here and it would be great to meet some people that feel the same way. Give me a shout if you fancy a chat. Cheers James
  24. ali

    Universities in Perth

    The universities are excellent in Perth and it does depend on what you want to do as to which one you end up going to. UWA is still considered the more elite (and harder to get into), not sure of it's placing now but was in the top 100 world universities. When my daughter went there you needed a minimum ATAR of 80 for any course and an ATAR of 99 for medicine. Curtin has an excellent reputation particularly for engineering (my daughters friend went there), Murdoch has an exceptional vet program (think the ATAR for that might also be in the 90's). There's also Edith Cowen and Notre Dame. One of the reasons my daughter chose UWA was that it offered European Languages I haven't heard that most students go interstate, some do, but I don't think it's the majority. My daughters friend did her BA at UWA, Masters in Canberra and Phd in Germany .. it sometimes depends where your course/qualification leads you. There is also a large proportion of international students come to WA universities
  25. smilingsenthil

    Universities in Perth

    We are living in Melbourne and both me and my wife work in IT. We are thinking about retiring in Perth buying a house away from the busy areas in a calm quiet place. However, we have 3 kids (9 yo , 11 yo , 16 yo). Though the schools seem to be OK in Perth I am not too sure how good are the UNIs in Perth. As my elder one will soon be jumping in toa UNI and others will soon follow , I am wondering if Perth has good Universities to the standards of Melbourne. I am hearing that most students from Perth come to Melbourne to do their UNI and that is not what we want after moving to Perth. Please share some inputs on the best UNI options in Perth and whether we can go ahead with our planned perth move without having to worry about the kids having to travel back again to Melbourne for UNI. Thanks.
  26. pegg

    RRV Covid

    We rang immigration office , you have to call Easton Australia so time different to Western Australia. But we where told if you apply before visa runs out - they may only grant you a short time after to travel, So with all thats going on in the world to fill in forms and pay once YOU know when you can travel . Hope this makes sense, but give em a bell for more advice
  27. Scotty

    RRV Covid

    Give who a ring? do you have the number? Thanks
  28. pegg

    RRV Covid

    We where told to apply for RRV after visa expires . But i would give them a ring to see what they say also
  29. Where do you live? Have a look on Football west's website. Most clubs will have armatures and socials. https://footballwest.com.au/club-finder/
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