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Hi all.....wow what a forum. Glad, Ive found you all. I need lots of help, no how etc to assist myself & family in migrating to Perth.

 

Im new to this so searching through to get pointers, help etc. Is there any advice anyone can help with ? Where to start. Secure a work placement first, how do we start. We have boys too so any advice much appreciated. :-)

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Hi dreaming, welcome to PP, I see you are in Warrington, watched many a Wigan v Warrington clashes in our time, visited the Ikea at Warrington many times too and Gullivers World, is that still there? We are a friendly bunch, with lots of differing views and opinions on things perth based and beyond. Ask away and we will all hopefully try to help!

 

Im guessing you are in the very early stages of planning the move, there are lots of people who have been and are still going through the visa process, so they are very knowledgeable. Some have had fairly smooth paths some, not so much...but we all have the common goal of living in Australia. So just a quick hello from Pea and good luck with your journey..

 

pea

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Hi Peanuts !

Thank you so much for the response. Yes ikea, Gullivers world etc all still going strong :) the weather is still miserable as ever that never changes ha.

 

Yes we are in early stages im literally trawling through the Internet seeking advice of what to do firstly as I have no idea at all. We dream of relocating with our boys to beautiful Perth.

If anyone of you lovely people can offer advice to assist us that would be great. Rather than pay a company im trying to save the pennies and look into it ourselves.

 

Regards, Jane.

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Hi hope you are well, I think the first step would be to identify if you have a job which will gain you a visa? Have you looked into this? If you let us know your occupations then we may be able to assist further.

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Hi Jac2011,

No just initially looking into everything required. Unfortunately no job although I have been looking on websites. Ive also sent an email to a local agency in Perth from another thread I found for drivers. My husband is a lgv 1 driver so hopefully I may hear back. I recently left my job at an Ombudsman service working in Administration to care for my little boys so I'll be seeking part time work whilst the children are at school (hopefully).

 

I take it the first step is to see if we meet the requirements to move to Oz ? If so do I do this via the Australian embassy in the UK ?

Regards,

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Welcome!

 

As said, the first step is to see if you qualify for a visa. Usually through an employer or the skills list.

 

If you've got a skilled job that's on the list, have a look to see if you score enough points.

 

Let us know how you get on, have a look through this site and feel free to ask questions.

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Hi Jane! Welcome to PP! This forum has been absolutely invaluable to me. I, too, am in the first stages of visa application. My words of advice; keep doing what you're doing, research, research, research! This forum is awesome for advice and tips and when I get doubts in my mind, I come on here for a little confidence boost! As redsquare above mentioned http://www.immi.gov.au is the official Australian Government website which is where you will find the most up to date information on all the different types of visas, how to apply for them, who can apply etc. etc! I am looking at PA/admin work in Perth and there is SO much stuff out there! :)

 

Good luck with your research and always ask on here if you need help :) xx

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Hi jojo1310,

Thanks for the reply. I too will be looking at pa/admin work as this is what I've done. Im panicking a little as my hubby drives the big class 1 trucks and I can't see this on the list ? What do you do if you can't see his occupation ? :/

J

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Thanks for that ill have a look. Im a bit shocked that I can't find his occupation on the skills list. If your also looking at Admin/PA work is your OH the main applicant ? As I can't see this on the list either.

J

 

Unfortunately skills come and go on the skills list all the time. There are 2 lists depending in the type of visa so make sure you check both.

 

Also it might be worth having a chat to a Mara registered migration agent as they will usually provide you with advice as to what your options are at no charge; they will only start charging once you instruct them to start the visa application process.

 

Lou

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Thanks for your response Lou, I'll look into that next then. Ill try to google a Mara registered agent and go from there. Hubbys handy with allsorts even car mechanics but his occupation is an LGV driver :( so obviously as the other's are self taught this is the skill I was looking for.

I will keep you all posted. Gutted as my dreams may be shattered.

J

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Thanks for your response Lou, I'll look into that next then. Ill try to google a Mara registered agent and go from there. Hubbys handy with allsorts even car mechanics but his occupation is an LGV driver :( so obviously as the other's are self taught this is the skill I was looking for.

I will keep you all posted. Gutted as my dreams may be shattered.

J

 

I can sympathise with you totally. Been wanting to move to Perth for over 16 years and am now finally in the process of my visa application. Like others have said it depends on what type of visa you are looking to apply for. If you want a permanent skilled visa then you or your partner's job needs to be on the list. WA have a separate list from the general Australian one and if it's on there then you can apply for state sponsorship which will speed up the process and give you extra points! which is what I did.

 

If the job isn't on the list then you will need to maybe look at getting an employer to sponsor you or your partner. This means searching for jobs in WA and then applying to see if any will offer you sponsorship. sponsorship will not grant you a permanent visa but is something you could apply for further down the line. I didn't use an agent and have done it myself, that's what 16 years of research will do for you! However, I did manage to get plenty of free information from agents over the years. If you can go to a seminar that is on near to you they are sometimes quite good as you can speak to some there or you could just contact one and they could give you a free assessment over the phone and tell you about options.

 

Good luck and don't give up hope. :wubclub:

 

Debbie

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Thanks for your response Debbie, wow 16 year's ! Beats ours. We've discussed it off and on for the last few years so decided to look into it "we only live once" eh :)

Where do I find the Separate list ? Ive seen threads on here for agencies over there in this particular field so it still confuses me why its not stated on the SOL list. Ive sent an email so think the next step is to start emailing companies over there.

There is a seminar in Manchester in March so I think we'll definitely attend that to check it out. Ill also get onto one of the MAR agency's to see if they can offer any advice.

Thanks again, all this help is very much appreciated.

I wish you lots of luck with your visa application etc. Hopefully your one step closer to your long dream ♡

J

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Hi, the skills list for WA is on here http://www.migration.wa.gov.au. any of the occupations that have schedule 2 next to them mean you need a job offer first before you can apply. All the other states also have their own skills lists but you will need to do some googling to find them. If any have the right occupation on them you may be able to apply to that state for nomination and then a 190 visa but you would have to live in that state for 2 years.

The whole visa process is pretty tough and not to mention very expensive! I hope you find a way though:cute:

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Go Matilda are usually recommended, they will give a free chat to assess if you're eligible for a visa. You mentioned your hubby was handy at a lot of things, unfortunately to get a skilled visa you have to have a skills assessment and prove qualifications and experience in those fields (often for a few years).

 

As someone said, skills go on and off the lists, hairdressing for example has been on then off - the lists are supposed to denote the skilled shortages

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I can only echo what nikkiwd and Ali have said. You need to have either a trade or profession on the list. Say you were an Office Manager, for example (which was on the main list some years ago) you would also need to have the qualifications to go with that as well. I'm a social worker but have had to wait till now to apply because I needed to have three years post qualifying experience as well as the degree.

 

I wish you you all the best and hope you find a way.

 

Debbie

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Hi Peanuts !

Thank you so much for the response. Yes ikea, Gullivers world etc all still going strong :) the weather is still miserable as ever that never changes ha.

 

Yes we are in early stages im literally trawling through the Internet seeking advice of what to do firstly as I have no idea at all. We dream of relocating with our boys to beautiful Perth.

If anyone of you lovely people can offer advice to assist us that would be great. Rather than pay a company im trying to save the pennies and look into it ourselves.

 

Regards, Jane.

 

hi Jane thanks for confirming our beloved Gullivers World is still there, lol. Had plenty of weekends there when the girls were little.

 

As you will see lots of lovely people offering you lots of great info and links to look at, so you can establish whether or not Australia may be your next home. We have the big Road Trains here, which can be three containers long, and are driven interstate sometimes, they are huge and usually covered in red dust! But we also have normal size HGVs too...

 

Wishing you lots of luck and hopefully something will come up for you.

 

Peax

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Thanks guys, I hear & understand you all. My next step is to have a chat with an agent regarding skills to see where we stand. I am aware that the list is updated every July however, to wait until then although it's a possibility it seems a long way off to wait for just the first hurdle as without matching the skill set we cant progress with our visa. Ill see what an agent advises.

 

Pea where about's are you from in the UK? Close I guess if you've visited Gullivers etc. We're just round the corner :)

J x

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Thanks guys, I hear & understand you all. My next step is to have a chat with an agent regarding skills to see where we stand. I am aware that the list is updated every July however, to wait until then although it's a possibility it seems a long way off to wait for just the first hurdle as without matching the skill set we cant progress with our visa. Ill see what an agent advises.

 

Pea where about's are you from in the UK? Close I guess if you've visited Gullivers etc. We're just round the corner :)

J x

 

Sent you a pm J

 

peax

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