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  2. Sar2019

    Renovating... help!!

    3/4 through hopefully you can see a light at the end of the tunnel!!
  3. Rossmoyne

    Renovating... help!!

    Thanks but renos 3/4 finished now...
  4. Yesterday
  5. Sar2019

    Renovating... help!!

    Hi my husband is a plumber/gas fitter and tiler if you haven't found anyone yet feel free to get in touch. We are down in Freo.
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  7. Aaron

    Skills Assessment done. What next?

    I have got I touch with a MARA registered migration agent because he is busy moving house at the moment he has given me the following guidance informally and free of charge which was very nice of him. Hello Aaron, I have read what you’ve sent to me and if you want to live and work in Perth I think you want to apply for visa Subclass 190. This is a permanent visa and is available to somebody doing the job you do. It is points based. You get points for your age, how long you have been doing the work you do, your English language ability, etc. As you are from Northern Ireland I am assuming you have either one of or perhaps both a United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland passport. Either of these can be used to show that you are competent in English, but really you want as many points as you can get. To get more points you can do an English language test to show you have what is called “Superior English”. To get these points you need to do either an IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or an (OET) Occupational English Test, or a PTE (Pearson Test of English) test. IELTS and PTE are available in Belfast, as at the following links: https://admissiontestportal.com/en/ielts/the-united-kingdom/northern-ireland/belfast/ https://pearsonpte.com/uk/ I have no connection with these bodies and cannot make a recommendation whether you should choose either. You could make enquiries with both of them (or another IELTS or PTE provider) for an English language test as part of a visa application for Australia. Once you have your English test results, you will lodge what is called an “Expression of Interest”. This is the first stage of the application process for the Subclass 190 visa. This is where you’re saying that you want to be “invited” to apply for the visa. You can’t apply for this visa unless you’re “invited”. Your feedback from the Australian Computer Society for your skills assessment, together with your English test results, will be submitted for the “Expression of Interest”. There is no fee for lodging an “Expression of Interest”. It is done online. If your “Expression of Interest” is approved, you will then be “invited” to apply for your visa. To be able to apply for this visa you will need to be “invited” to do so by a specific State or Territory to do so. If you want to live and work in Perth, you will need Western Australia to invite you. When you’re submitting your “Expression of Interest” application you will have a chance to confirm which States or Territories you hope will invite you. In the meantime, while you’re waiting for your English test to be schedule, make sure you have all your educational and professional documents available and up-to-date (degree parchments etc). When submitting your “Expression of Interest” you will need to confirm all your qualifications. You will also need your full employment history for the past ten years (position title, employer name and address, dates of employment). Also, make sure your passport(s) is (are) still current. You will need to submit all of these things as part of your “Expression of Interest”. I hope that is of some help. Regards,
  8. magicians

    Canning vale or Harrisdale areas

    Hello, is there anyone who fancies meeting?
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  10. ugh typo's...stupid phone. Can't even edit the post any more heard from some others a few grant 2k-4k (in euros) I thought. (sorry very generic answer)
  11. That will get a quick invite. However, do make sure you have calculated points correctly as 95 with a max ILETS score is unusually high and ovet alimony a single point gets a refusal (loss of fee) and potentially even a ban on reapplying
  12. verystormy

    Skills Assessment done. What next?

    Camilla of http://www.newlifedownunder.com.au is very highly recommended and is a long time member of the forum. She is based in Perth, but that is not an issue as generally agents will not see you face to face and instead prefer things by email. Though you can call her.
  13. 65 or 75 depending on age at application and then hopefully 20 extra with the IElTS - fingers crossed!!
  14. Aaron

    Skills Assessment done. What next?

    Hi guys! Thank you so much for all the responses. Just a quick question. How much should I pay for a registered migration agent? Could anyone recommend one in the UK that is good value and service? I’m just weary of getting ripped off. Cheers! Aaron
  15. Points are locked in at the time of application. How many points does he have?
  16. Hopefully, someone will have the definite answer for you. You will be invited to apply based on the number of points you have. If you don't have enough points at the initial stage - you won't get an invite. How many points will your husband have if he loses the age points?
  17. Hi, Does anyone know at which point your age points count? Basically my husband is applying for the 189 visa as he is a teacher but he turns 40 in September. We are just at skills assessment stage at the moment and waiting for IElTS results to come back before we can submit. Then we obviously have to wait for that to come back etc etc. So main question is does age count at expression of interest stage or the visa application? He obviously losing 10 points turning 40! Thanks Marianne
  18. Based on the fact you dis your skills assessment before mnowing what to do and your assumption the test is easy, I would suggest hiring an agent ASAP. It's nlt a judgement about you personally, it is just a recipe for things going wrong due to ignorance about the subject and a small mistake could cost you your visa. You can do it yourself though, we did and many others, and I found the skills assessment the hardest part. But it took a lot of time to get all the knowledge to do and understand the visa application (process) properly.
  19. Furniture from 3x2 Nedlands home being sold. All items are in immaculate condition. $3500 for all items shown in attached photos plus lots more. This will suit someone coming to Perth who is looking to furnish a home with quality items. Some major items as follows: Cream Italian leather chaise lounge suite from 'THE ONE' Dubai Dining table with lazy susan centre and 6 x dining chairs. Immaculate condition Complete outdoor furniture set/package. Coffee table and nest of tables Master Bedroom Package. King Size bed with chest of drawers and bedside tables. Solid wood 'antique' Chest of drawers - IKEA Double Bed and bedside tables - IKEA Solid wood antique chest of drawers Italian leather 2 seater settee Lots more items with sale.
  20. I love this !!! "I presume I’ll get maximum points since I’m reasonably well educated." ...... Those that know - know
  21. verystormy

    Skills Assessment done. What next?

    Yes, you should study for it. I have seen even teachers fail more than once. Also, the visa process is a sort of competition, with those that have the highest points being invited first and the lowest points potentially never getting invited. So, getting as many points as possible from things like ILETS is important.
  22. welljock

    Skills Assessment done. What next?

    Don't assume the English test is easy for a native speaker. Try a few sample tests, although they don't cover the writing part
  23. Aaron

    Skills Assessment done. What next?

    Hi very stormy thank you for your response! Yes good news is I have found a local migration agent who has agreed to point me in the right direction free of charge! The reason being he’s busy moving house at the moment and so currently has no office. He’s the only registered migration agent in Belfast. This was quite a surprise to me to be honest! Not sure if there are other ones in Northern Ireland. No I haven’t done the English language test yet. Is this something I ought to study for if English is my first language? I presume I’ll get maximum points since I’m reasonably well educated.
  24. Jack Bauer

    Citizenship application- Help required

    If my clearance cert when I applied for residency was clear and I havent been back, I wonder if they will accept that?
  25. Jack Bauer

    Citizenship application- Help required

    Hmm, the paper form said you only needed to do that if you were overseas when you had an Australian visa, but no mention of that on the web page you provided. BALLACHE ! How long did it take to get the certs?
  26. verystormy

    Skills Assessment done. What next?

    I am a big fan of using an agent as after so many years on the forum I have seen applications made with an error resulting in a refusal. Have you done ILETS?
  27. welljock

    Citizenship application- Help required

    I'm sure it's if you've spent any more than 90 days since you turned 18. See here https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/meeting-our-requirements/character/character-requirements-for-australian-citizenship Should add I got the certificates then had to send the originals, also been here 4 years
  28. Hi Guys, I have got my skills assessment done by the Australian computer society. They have issued me a result letter that says I have almost 10 years of IT experience for the purposes of migrating as a Test Engineer. What is the next step? Should I get a migration agent, or is it just as easy to do it myself? Appreciate your responses. Thanks. Aaron
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