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  2. Jack Bauer

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Just been told we are on Australia day ceremony, that will be 6 months from application to ceremony
  3. Last week
  4. welljock

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Funnily enough I got an email from Rockingham yesterday saying they are putting on an additional fast track ceremony in December due to "experiencing higher than usual numbers for 2019/2020"
  5. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Spoke to a lady at the Shire today and we are deffo on Jan 26
  6. welljock

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Don't bet on it, Rockingham is full until March for ceremonies and that was a month ago.
  7. Earlier
  8. ali

    Nursing CV

    Happy to look at how they've addressed the criteria when they're applying for jobs
  9. NorthumbrianDavid

    Nursing CV

    Thanks Ali - We'll do that.
  10. Rossmoyne

    Sending boxes from UK to WA

    Boxes are now in storage as our family can't bring ourselves to open them yet..... Let you know the condition of stuff when I get over to Queensland in November. However as a family we are very happy with the service that PSS provide.
  11. Rossmoyne

    Residents return visa

    Ali is correct. If you apply for a visitor visa and you hold PR for Australia, you will cancel your PR visa. Your only option is to apply for a RRV. But it might be in your best interest to consult a Registered Migration Agent to discuss this. "New Life Down Under" who posts on this forum is a Registered Migration Agent that we recommend as she lives in Perth and is very efficient and knowledgeable.
  12. Jack Bauer

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Boom !! Just checked, application approved also. 2 months and 2 weeks from application !! Wife was a week quicker
  13. Jack Bauer

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Congrats !
  14. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Finally it’s happened, my status on the immi portal has gone from received to approved. 14 months after application. Id guess that our ceremony date will be on invasion day!
  15. ali

    Residents return visa

    If you don't meet the residency criteria then the application process may be a little longer. You will need to document your substantial ties and the dept will decide if to issue you with a 5 year or 1 year RRV. I think if you travel on a visitor visa, you run the risk of cancelling your PR visa
  16. ali

    Nursing CV

    The CV can be in the same format - the key is to address the selection criteria when applying for jobs. Although I would mention in your CV your visa status e.g. PR. The key word for the selection criteria is 'demonstrate' . I would always suggest doing the selection criteria separately - eligibility for registration is usually the first and this just needs to be a sentence saying what your registration number is and when it expires. I've not seen the selection criteria for 'general' nursing, but e.g. in MH one of the criteria might be 'Demonstrated clinical knowledge and experience of evidence based nursing care within mental health" .. So you'd write what you know about evidence based practice and how you incorporate that into your work - give a clinical example to demonstrate this. All jobs may have different selection criteria - this is what is looked at in order to shortlist.
  17. lesley

    Residents return visa

    hi can you explain the process .my travel facility expired 5 years ago i do have substantial ties and compelling reasons for absence.Also do you have any experience of travelling on a visitor visa while waiting for your residency visa to be processed .thanks
  18. NorthumbrianDavid

    Nursing CV

    I was wondering if any of the kind nurse types on here could take a look at my OH's CV and give us some pointers on how to improve it for Oz? Possibly @ali ? I've read through a few old threads but any fresh advice on job hunting would also be great. She's got lots of years ICU experience, the last two of which as a Junior Sister (Clinical Nurse?). Thanks
  19. verystormy

    WA State sponsored graduate?

    Did he complete his masters in WA?
  20. Hey guys thank you vert much for your kind words of support. I will re-double my efforts to get an 80+ mark on the next attempt! All the best to you guys aswell.
  21. Hi, Quick question, how long are you technically a graduate for? My husband finished his Masters in 2017 and his profession is on the WA state so sponsored list but it’s obviously been 2 years since he graduated. We’ve just lost 10 points by turning 40 as the skills asesssment has been taking so long so would be amazing if he was eligible for the grad state sponsored visa. Many thanks
  22. Like stormy says, plenty of of natives who are either not passing or not getting full points for it. Says enough about the test imho, but hey it is how it is. All the best with your next test.
  23. Don't beat yourself up about it. I have seen English teachers fail it! There are resources online to help with preparation
  24. Hi very stormy. Thank you very much for your reply. I guess I will just need to rebook the exam for another £155! I’ll need to analyse these results and work out where I’m going wrong. I’m slightly autistic so this might have affected my performance a bit on the day compared to another native English speakers. I did practice all four components. But I found 3 hours a bit long for an exam to prove I can speak my native language! Can’t believe I got less than 70% to be honest! Here’s my score breakdown. I guess I will just need to keep practicing the areas I’m weakest at: Communicative Skills: Listening 44 Reading 67 Speaking 59 Writing 51 Enabling Skills: Grammar 67 Oral Fluency 71 Pronunciation 46 Spelling 63 Vocabulary 62 Written Discourse 78
  25. 56 will not even allow you to claim competent English. The department consider a pass for purposes of migration to be 60. To claim any points, you need a minimum of 65 for ten points and 79 for 20 points.
  26. https://pearsonpte.com/australiavisas/ My understanding is that 56% is "competent". I thought I would get a bit higher because English is my first language. Do you think this mark is enough to go ahead with the expression of interest or should I retake it and aim for "superior English" (79% or above)
  27. No you cannot apply for another WHV visa with another passport. YOU are the person applying, not your passport.
  28. flatpack

    Has anyone applied for citizenship lately?

    Just the contract number on the immi website
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