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  1. Looks like they have lowered the annual income threshold for this visa. But i am troubled by the condition "have no dependents." Do they mean having no dependents who will come live with you in Oz? So if all my kids are of legal age and no longer legally dependent on me but they live outside Oz, does that meet the condition? Even if I have kids who are somewhat dependent on me (e.g. alimony) but they are overseas and I do not declare them in my application, do they bother to check? I am just trying to clarify the legal language of this visa and find a pathway, given that I am not under 45 and all skilled pathways are closed to me. It used to be that you could apply for a 189/190 up to 50 y.o., with zero points for age but it is now "under 45 years of age at time of invitation" only. Investor Retirement visa (subclass 405) Features - This temporary visa is for self-funded retirees who have no dependents and want to live in Australia during their retirement years. Eligibility You must: be 55 years or older have no dependents (other than a partner) have an income of AUD 65 000 per year (or AUD 50 000 if you wish to live in a regional area) have a designated investment of AUD 750 000 in Australia (or AUD 500 000 if you wish to live in a regional area). This is the only retirement visa. If you are not eligible for this visa, you might be eligible for a parent visa. Length of stay - Four years Cost - From AUD 330 https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/405-
  2. Hi Everyone, does anyone have any idea roughly how long it takes for an Employer Nomination to be processed in relation to an RSMS 187 Visa? Thanks.
  3. Ashlenelouise

    Info about the 189 visa please

    Hi guys, just wondered if anyone could help with my situation ... I have sent off my skills assessment - just getting my things certified for my registration .. Then send that off how ever I am unhappy with my recent work commitments .. Just wondered if you need current job details for 189 or if a previous job details will suffice ... ?
  4. Hi, just wondering if anyone who has recently got their sponsor, and how long it took?? We are hoping any day now to apply for SS then the 176 visa, however my hubby has still to sit the IELTS this month and would like to know if someone has lodged their application for SS without having sat the IELTS??? Really hope someone is able to give us some advice, as not sure whether to do it on our own before the dreaded July or go through an agent (even thought the immi.gov website stated they would not speed up the process)!! Help is needed
  5. Hi there, Does anyone have a specific recomendation for a migraton agent based in Perth please? I'm looking to ask some questions on migrating my Dad over here and want to talk through the options with someone other than a random Google search Any help much appreciated!
  6. Wishaw2Perth

    State Sponsorship

    Hello everyone, My family and I are hoping to emigrate to Perth next year. However my occupation was on the skills list for NT and not WA (even though there are lots of employment opportunities on Seek.com available in Perth and hardly any in Darwin) so my visa agent advised me to apply for a 190 visa for NT but that would still allow me to live and work in Perth. I was just wondering if anyone on here has done anything similar and did they encounter any problems in doing so? My skills have been passed by the TRA so we are just waiting on the results of our Expression of Interest. The reason we want to move to Perth instead of NT is because we already have friends and family in Perth and since we are bringing two young children we felt this would help us as we settle in. Thanks in advance
  7. laurenalexa88

    PR/ 189 time scale.

    Hi there, Just wondered if anyone else is waiting for PR / 198 Visa? We applied on 17th Sept 2015 and are still waiting. We have had a couple of requests for info- last one being 22nd December- which we supplied docs for. And heard nothing since! Just getting a bit fed up waiting. We want to buy a house and cant really do it until we get PR. Finding it so frustrating that my emails to them don't even get a reply. I know they are busy, but its such a lot of money that we pay up front for such poor service from them! I guess we are one in many and are but an application number.. My friend at work got granted his on xmas eve- and he applied at the same kind of time as us, which made me think that ours wouldnt be far behind but here we are another month later and nothing... Just wondered if anyone else was in the same boat or applied at a similar time to us? Thanks guys Lauren
  8. Hello I am new to this website so apologies if I have posted this in the wrong place. I am just finishing my PGCE (secondary) in ICT and am looking to work as a teacher in a British international school in Abu Dhabi. After this I plan to emigrate to Western Australia to teach without doing my UK NQT year. Does anyone know if I need to complete my UK NQT year to apply for a visa or will my experience teaching in a British international school suffice? Thank you in advance for your help. Kind regards. Chris
  9. Had an email from our agent today letting us know the visa timings are slipping a bit. We applied in August and expected to have a case officer in about 10 weeks, now 12 to 16 weeks. Following medical and police check uploads, the visa grants are taking 6 to 8 weeks apparently. So we were hoping to have a visa as a nice wee xmas present but it looks like thats not going to happen now, could be as late as March! Ah well, let the waiting game continue. G
  10. rpakey

    School fees depending on visa?

    I am confused, I am going to blame google! As I understand it, depending on the visa type, one might be liable to school fees Does anyone have a cheat sheet on this, i.e. visa type versus typical fees, as a quick guide?
  11. Wondering if anyone can help me. Im just wondering what the processing time for the visa subclass 300 is?? I am from England however i submitted my application in Bangkok as that is where i am currently living, does this alter the standard time frames.
  12. Hi there, Poms ! I am after EOI for a mot tester and mechanic to work down south in Buselton at an indpendent VW and Bmw workshop. Some vehicle examination or MOT experience would be great. For those who need regional work area for their visa then look up Busselton. I was a 457 into Alice springs years back and am now service manager at Passmores in town. If you have a current cv and have mot testing and a good all round mechanical background would like to hear from you. cheers Andy.
  13. Leannem1992

    Police Check from Cyprus!?

    Hi guys, I am applying for a De Facto visa and have to get a police check from Cyprus as I lived there 3 out of the ten years required. I went to school there but my mum threw away our residency slips and the old passport I had when I lived there! I am super worried because I called up and they said that to obtain the police check I need to have the 'pink slips' from my time there, which I have no way of obtaining living in Australia now.. I have a letter from my school to say that I lived there, and I am British so presumably was living there under the EU regulations. Can anyone help?! Do you have any experience in the case officers wavering police checks if they can't be obtained? I lived there until age 18 and I'm now 25. Thank you so much in advance for any advice, Leanne
  14. jojo1310

    Vetassess question!

    Hi everyone, I have a question which I'm asking on behalf of my fiance. He is a data cabler and we are looking at gaining a skilled working visa (190) with me being his 'defacto'! We want to know whether it would be possible to gain the 190 visa without him having to have his skills assessed via vetassess as this is quite a lengthy and extremely expensive process. This may be a stupid question, but if anyone could gove us some help or a little bit of guidance that would be fantastic! Many Thanks Jo
  15. Guest

    Visa & Work Advice

    Hi there, this is my second post to the site, my partner and I have our hearts set on moving to Perth, I working as an Account Manager in an advertising agency, and my partner working in the asbestos industry as a Surveyor and Contracts Manager, we're both in our 30s. We have been looking into our options of how we get to Oz, and other than finding a company to sponsor us (we have been applying to lots of jobs on seek). We were wondering where we stood with getting a holiday visa and organising interviews/meetings for this time, and then potentially moving the visa if we find work, has anyone done this, or know anyone that has? Any advice will be hugely appreciated, we just can't wait to get out there! Thanks.
  16. Hi Guys, My girlfriend and I moved to Perth two weeks ago to search for jobs in our respective fields on our WHV's. I work in Financial Services and she works in Pharma and we are both 25. We have now become concerned that it may take longer than expected to secure jobs we want to settle in and we both would like to see some more of oz. We therefore have decided to kill two birds with one stone and look for some remote roadhouse work. Hopefully will give us an extension on our visas and thus giving us more time to look for work while allowing us to do some travel and see the outback. Can anyone offer any advice or does anyone have any contacts that would be useful? I know its a long shot but work a punt. (Perth is stunning by the way ) Mark & Joanne
  17. aussiee007

    Visa advice - help

    Hi I am looking for some visa advice and would be grateful for any help or advice. I am 33 years old been going to Perth since I was 16, been there 11 times. I took my girlfriend (28 years old) and our one year old Son to Perth recently to visit family and friends. We both love the place and want to move over for good. We are all British. My background is retail, customer service and social housing. My girlfriend backgrounds is having her own business as a landlady of a public house - she holds a personal alcohol licence. Please could anyone advice us the best way forward to emigrate to Perth? what is the best visa options etc have been looking at the Australian website immi but am stuck as if my girlfriend obtains a working holiday visa as she's under 31 my Son and I can't travel with her. We be most grateful for any help. Many thanks
  18. Checked immigration website when I got up this morning like I do each morning and our 457 visa has been granted get in there Ben 4 weeks since submission so it is a quick turn around Looking to be in Perth by the end of oct I am so happy this morning My two kids and wife are over the moon Josie 6 and Harry 1 Se you soon Perth
  19. algregory8

    Resume Versus CV

    The great news is that we got our visa a few days ago...Yipeeeee!!!! However the hunt is now on for a job as a Learning & Development Manager, Training Designer or Project Manager. Firstly, can I ask all of you lucky people already in Perth/WA, what is the employment situation like in those sectors at the present/next 6 months?Secondly, would an 'Australian style Resume' be better than my UK styled CV during the job application process? If a Resume is recommended, has anyone got any tips, or companies that do the conversion for you?As always, your thoughts and considerations are appreciated... We can't wait to finally get out there, it's been a fairly long wait since the meds )Cheers Al, and the Gregory family
  20. I have applied for a sponsored 457 Visa which all seems to be going OK. but just taking what seems a long time. The application was lodged as soon as the Job nomination came through on the 1st May and we have heard nothing since. the case officer has all the details and when contacted just said that it was being possessed. Is this normal? i have read alot of people get theirs through with in a few weeks especially with a sponsored visa. Now heading into month 4 and still don't seem to be any closer. Many Thanks
  21. Hi Guys! I'm on PIO but wanted to join here and meet some people heading over or already living in WA. I'm Danielle, my Fiancée is Benn (you might see him pop up under this account from time to time!) I live in the UK and he is in Bunbury. We applied for our PMV 300 in June, so we are 4 months into the current waiting time of 10-14 months, though most seem to be going through at the moment at 10 so fingers crossed for an April move! Just really wanted to say 'Hi', see who's about and if anyone is in a similar situation to us, as I know most couples are lucky enough to actually apply in the same country as each other! Danielle
  22. Scotty

    EOI Question

    Hi, I was told the answer to this question before but I have forgotten the answer so some help would be good. I will be 32 when I submit my EOI so this will get me 30 points but it will only be a couple of months until I am 33, when I will only be eligible for 25 points. If I submit my EOI when I am 32 but I do not get invited to apply for a visa until I am 33, what happens? Do I still get the 30 points? but the visa application must be for some points as the EOI? Any advice would be great!! Thanks in advance!
  23. Well after having an email 2 days ago to say there was a hold up on visa grants and that we could expect 8 Weeks until we heard anything we kind of put it to the back of our minds. then yesterday morning we got the email we have been waiting for .... Congratulations!!! the whole day felt like Xmas I spent most of my time on the phone to family and friends, most of which were happy for usbut others upset to see us go! Me me and the hubby spend last night drinking champagne and enjoying the moment and suffered for it today! Cannot wait ant to start our new lives in Mandurah! Ekkkkkkk!:arghh:
  24. Gary J Searle

    Use Visa Agency or not?

    Hiya, Looking to relocate to Perth after we fell in love with Australia on our recent travels. We want to start the visa application right away as we appreciate it takes a long time. Our main concern is do we use a relocation agent to help us with the whole visa process or do we just do it all ourselves? We have been told that we are suitable for the a state sponsored visa. Can anyone recommend a good reliable and MARA registered company that could help us? Thank you for the advice in advance! Sofi and J
  25. Guest

    help needed

    I want to visit perth as I have idea to open a business, it would only be a small business and I couldnt show a great deal of money as my idea would not cost to much to start and would only make me a living. I have no qualifications, my plan would be to come look around, see if my plan would work, to do this a visa is not a problem, how would I get a visa if I wanted to come back to open my business and try it for a year? help please.