New Life Down Under

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  1. Scammed

    Hi Dave I am so sorry to hear of your terrible experience. Is this agent based in Australia and MARA registered? If not can your awful encounter be a word of warning to others, please use a MARA agent and yes there are certainly a few in the UK At least you can be assured that the agent concerned is qualified, trained and has upto date knowledge of migration law. I am a Registered Migration Agent MARN 1173200 based in Perth. Have you still got a 457 sponsor prepared to wait for you? Are they are WA based company? Let me know if you need any assistance. You can always email me
  2. 457 to PR

    are you not eligible to apply for a 186 direct entry visa if your employer is prepared to sponsor?
  3. 457 to PR

    In order to meet the eligibility for 186 temp transition you need to have worked for your nominator for at least 2 years in the 3 years before applying. You will need to have worked for the whole of that period, so if for example you took 6 weeks of leave without pay, you wouldnt be able to apply for the TRT visa till 2 years and 6 weeks after the commencement date. It sounds as if your employer has been acting unlawfully as you should have been paid the nominated annual salary for the whole of the time on your visa. I am a bit confused by the term casual as weedolly pointed out, that is not how a 457 works!
  4. More Interesting Facts about Oz Interesting to see how the country of birth of migrants has changed over the last census, one family households has decreased (no doubt due to costs and cultural lifestyles). In WA the average house is a 4 x 2 whereas the national average is a 3 x 2.
  5. Just some interesting facts from the recent Census that I thought I would share with the group!
  6. Is it really worth it?!! Advice needed please.

    Hi Neewbie, if it is a 457 visa, is it one of the occupations that have been removed of affected by a caveat? Maybe they are waiting for further information?

    Thanks ali and verystormy for the recommendation. I am in City Beach actually, so technically in the Western suburbs but NOR!!
  8. Working Holiday Visa Age Raised to 35

    Thanks Rossmoyne and verystormy for your encouragement! It is nice to know you guys value the work of a RMA! I think I will just be bringing the g and t time forward an hour or so at the end of the day!!!!
  9. Working Holiday Visa Age Raised to 35

    Rossmoyne, if DIBP are drowning then I have sunk!!!! Don't know whether I am coming or going!! Maybe it is dementia!!!
  10. Working Holiday Visa Age Raised to 35

    Hi Verystormy Just got back from 2 weeks hols and saw your post. Strange one here, the legislation has been updated saying must be under 35 but the immi website doesnt reflect this! Another DIBP mystery!!!! 417.211 (1) The applicant satisfies the criteria in subclauses (2), (4) and (5). (2) The applicant: (a) holds a working holiday eligible passport of the kind, or of one of the kinds, specified in a legislative instrument made by the Minister for the purposes of this subclause; andof the kind, or of one of the kinds, specified in a legislative instrument made by the Minister for the purposes of this subclause; and (b) is aged at least 18 and no more than: (i) 35; or (ii) if a younger age is specified in the instrument mentioned in paragraph (a) for the kind of passport the applicant holds-that younger age.
  11. Lists, lists and more lists!

    The legislative instruments have just been released today and there are now plenty of lists to cross examine! We now have a list for : 186 Employer Nominated Scheme Direct Entr 187 RSMS Occupation List 457 List 189, 489 and 485 List Well, there will certainly be some fun reading to be had by all!
  12. Working Holiday Visa Age Raised to 35

    Some positive news after all the bleak announcements recently! Time of application age has now been raised to 35 for WHV's!!!
  13. 1st July Changes Max Age now 45

    Dear Forum Members I must just clarify my post above, as yet the legislation regarding the age change has not been published, the information I provided came from an agent newsletter from DIBP on 27th June 2017,(see below) however technically this is not currently the law so I do not wish to advise falsely! I am pretty sure that as of 1st July this will be publicly available. I will of course update the forum in due course! Permanent visa update As previously advised, on 1 July 2017, a number of changes will also be proceeding in the permanent visa space. This includes the changes below for ENS and RSMS:  raising English language requirements to “competent” for all applicants (IELTS 6) – with TRT and Direct Entry requirements to be consistent; and  upper age limit of 45 for Direct Entry applicants. ENS (Direct Entry) will also be impacted by the changes to the skilled occupation lists referred to above. The upper age limit for General Skilled Migration (subclasses 189, 190 and 489) will also be reduced to 45.
  14. Anyone here on a 457 and looking for PR via the 2 year Temporary Transition make sure you apply before March 2018 as that is as long as the TRT arrangements remain unchanged for at this stage!
  15. 1st July Changes Max Age now 45

    Please remember that as of next week the maximum age for Permanent Visas for 186 ENS, 187 RSMS and 189,190,489 GSM visas will now be 45