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    IT Desktop Support and Business Analyst roles

    If you mean available for state sponsorship, then no unless you studied there. Though at the moment, state sponsored visas are closed to new applicants anyway.
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    (re)Applying for 189 Visa

    The RRV would be worth a shot as it is a few hundred dollars. Though they have in more recent times being pretty strict with the criteria of having close ties to Australia. Be aware, if you do have to reapply, it is very different now. For example, to get an invite you will need 95 points.
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    Unless they have brought in a special regulation since Covid that I a not aware of, then correct. Though, in the event of an emergency, I would be confident that would be waived.
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    No. Not until you register
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    Secret Harbour?

    Have you got your visas and if so, what category?
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    Parent Visas

    I personally know many people who have used the company and are extremely happy. Hence, why I am prepared to recommend them. Yes, some people do visas themselves, which is contrary to the advice of the department. Personally, I think that is unwise. Australia makes (in a normal year) about 4000 changes to law and regulations regarding immigration. It publishes about 100 of those. The rest are only briefed to agents. At the current time it is far more complex. For example, the 190 and 491 are effectively closed as the states have not been given any allocation, this was only known to agents until a day ago.
  7. Sponsorship isn’t the best way forward as it is generally only a temporary visa which comes with lots of issues, such as lose your job for any reason, you lose the visa. You are better to look at permanent visas. Also, temporary visas generally can not enter Australia at the moment and that is likely to continue for some time.
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    Parent Visas

    This is the website for Camilla who is well regarded and helps on the forum http://www.newlifedownunder.com.au You need to be aware though that while the contributory visa is the best option, it still is not quick. Likely timeframe is 8 years and for two parents is in the area of $120,000.
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    Migration wannabe

    I wouldn’t use that agent. That is as strong as I can say online. Do so at your peril. Don’t forget, if it goes all wrong, not only will it cost you thousands, but potentially even a ban on reapplying
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    Migration wannabe

    The first thing I would say is do not speak to anyone that is not themselves a registered migration agent. The firm you are using have one director that is and that is all. Personally, I would avoid The process is complex but as a rough guide: Check is occupation is on one of the lists and if so which list. That determines if it is even possible and if so, which visa. An occupation on the long term list is eligible for a 189 visa. Occupations only on the short term are not but may be eligible for 190 or 491 visas. Calculate points. You need a minimum of 65. However, a 189 is a competition and nobody has received an invite for a 189 with less than 90 for a long time If going for a 190 or 491, check if any states are sponsoring that occupation and any special conditions the state is requiring If you are satisfied you have the points and a means to apply, then obtain a skills assessment Most people find that to help points they need to sit an English language exam such as ILETS. This does need revision and preparation before sitting Once you have the above, lodge an expression of interest. Wait to be invited and when invited apply. In the mean time, save money like mad. This is an expensive process.
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    Advice needed re: exemption list

    There are exemptions for couples, however, they aren’t easy, particularly for temporary visa holders. I would speak to a good registered migration agent. I would say the chance of an air bridge is zero given that cases in the U.K. are rising again, at least in England
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    189 PR Expirying - RRV

    Well, I would attempt an RRV first as the cost difference is huge. But, yes, if you still meet the criteria then you can reapply. Note though, things have changed a lot since you last applied. The age limit has reduced and the minimum points gone up. Also, just getting minimum points now will not get a visa. The minimum now needed to get a 189 invite is 90 points
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    189 PR Expirying - RRV

    Camilla at http://www.newlifedownunder.com.au
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    Hello Very Stormy and Rossy

    Hi Camilla Good to hear you are safe and well. Can’t say I have been busy as such, as I was furloughed back in March. Though trying to keep busy with other stuff like helping my wife with the garden. She is growing masses of vegetables this year. Also, we “think” we had the virus at one point. We didn’t have the typical cough and fever, so didn’t get tested, but now they have increased the symptoms known, it seems we might have. I started with a bad taste in my mouth - like blood, that overpowered everything. Then, woke up one morning with an incredible headache and sore throat. Never felt anything like it before and I literally couldn’t get up. That lasted a week. Then, severe stomach upset. Probably should have connected the dots more, as 4 days earlier, I had to go to hospital for something else and that hospital is a major COVID treatment centre. But, on the mend now. Here in Scotland, we are very much still in lockdown. The only real easing is we can now drive up to 5 miles for our daily exercise. Though it is amazing how business has adapted. For example, my local pub which was famous for its Sunday lunches, now delivers them and even delivers hand pulled pints of beer. I think it will be a long time though before they open. Keep safe and keep well. Chris
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    Hello Very Stormy and Rossy

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    Young Family, hoping to make the move

    Welcome to the forum
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    189 PR Expirying - RRV

    It runs from the day it is granted. Also, I don’t understand the bit in your original comment about it giving you another 5 years. It doesn’t. It gives you the length of the rrv. So, if you are granted a 3 month rrv, you have 3 months. Even if you make the move in that time, you would need a further rrv even to go on holiday outside Australia until you qualify for citizenship
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    189 PR Expirying - RRV

    I would run this past a agent as you do not meet the criteria to get an rrv at all. To obtain any rrv you need to have lived in Oz for 2 of the last 5 years or be able to show strong and ongoing ties.
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    804 Visa

    I think a lot of things are a bit in the air at the moment due to the virus. The bridging visa will come into place as soon as your current visa expires. You can check your current visa status on vevo
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    804 Visa

    Given the processing time for this is in the decades I wouldn’t expect you to hear for a long time. The contributory visa is quicker, but be aware, it is still likely 8 years.
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    Anyone waiting to migrate?

    There are flight to Australia and have been all the way through. Though highly limited. You will also need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival, but PR holders are allowed in.
  22. Nope. You will need to pass a skills assessment in order to get a visa and that skills assessment will require four years of university study. The points are high because of a number of factors including a significant reduction in numbers of places per visa available. If Camilla doesn’t respond as I have just heard she is very busy, try Go Matilda.
  23. First, do you have 4 years of university education? That is a mandatory requirement to pass the skills assessment. Special education teacher is on the long term skilled list for a 189 visa, but, it would need you to have very high points. About 95 to ever get an invite. States can also sponsor visas such as a 190, but WA isn’t sponsoring this occupation. I highly recommend using an agent. Camilla from http://www.newlifedownunder.com.au/index.php?id=1 is excellent I would strongly recommend against a working visa, if you mean a employer sponsored visa. These are very hard to get these days and even if possible come with a number of significant issues that make them unsuitable for families
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    Help! - Reputable Visa Agents

    I replied in your previous post with details of a good agent. Have you contacted her?
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    Moving from England to Australia - What visa do i need?

    I would strongly recommend using a registered migration agent as the process is complex and easy to make an error. Camilla from http://www.newlifedownunder.com.au Is a good one and a member of the forum. The starting point is to look at the occupation lists at homeaffairs.gov.au. However, IT occupations are particularly hard to pin down on here.