Some visa advice please; our agent is not proving very useful! :(
Currently in Perth on my 457, with just over a year to go. Been in the process of getting the documents ready to submit an EOI for a 189 visa but finding 75 points (the current level at which most offers are being made) is quite tricky, I can probably scrape them together but not 100% guaranteed; it will depend on how Immi view a period of work when I was undertaking post-graduate training (was working in my profession and getting paid, but undertaking career advancement training) and also on getting superior english in an english language test.
Our agent has said that we are running out of time and also implied that getting a bridging visa is very difficult, but has not suggested any alternative pathways. I am now wondering whether it would be better to apply for an employer nominated 186 visa as, although the processing times are reportedly longer by a few months, it seems more likely this will be granted and also I wont need to be trying to get points/waiting to be invited. Seriously how difficult is getting a bridging visa?? If we continue on the independent pathway and it gets rejected, what effect would that then have on future applications? We dont want to be kicked out of Perth in just over a year!! I dont think I'd be eligible for the transition scheme as I only work 30hrs a week and therefore not classed as full time, think it would have to be direct entry.....
Any advice much appreciated...
My hubby and I are thinking of making the move with our 1 year old. My husband is a gp and I am a special needs teacher so both of our jobs are on the skills list. Overall the aim Is that we are hoping that we will be able to afford a nice lifestyle I.e nice house, 2 cars, holidays but both work part time. Currently I work part time due to childcare costs hubby works full time and is ridiculously stressed all the time. Lots of people in his work place are having breaks downs and he doesn’t get to spend much time with our baby. We have a nice house but that’s where all our money goes we can’t afford holidays and we do have two cars but considering how hard he has worked for the past 12 years they are nothing particularly nice. Basically we feel we are not getting out anywhere near what we put in in the UK and would like to have more time as a family and a decent standard or living. We feel like we are just keeping our heads above water over here.
we are currently debating working visa or residency.
we can rent rather than live with friends
not limited to 6 month jobs
may get permanent jobs and I could then work until I was entitled to maternity leave as we are planning another baby at some point in the future
how much will it cost? - I think it’s a lot of money when it may not work out and we may return after 6 month/a year
currently most of our money is tied up in our house in the UK which we are planning to sell but if we needed the funds from the sale we may have to move into rented. There may be ways round this lending the money from family until the house sale goes through but it does involve more risk.
Does anybody have any experience/thoughts or advice? If anyone has got PR recently how much did it cost?
Also so has anyone done or planning to do agency teaching? What’s they pay like how is it?
Has as anyone been employed as a GP or done locum work?
Finally sorry i know so many many different things in one thread!
Our friends currently live in Freo and love it in terms of the social side as they have found it easy to make friends. By the time we move over they will be in their house in the hills in Bushmead.
I think one of the key things that will help is settle is finding somewhere we feel we belong and making friends. We are coming out to scope things out so will obviously narrow it down then. I’m in two minds at the moment if we would be better getting an apartment in Freo that way we can make friends and pay around $400 a week so we can save a bit of money then move into the hills or wherever when we are more settled. Or move straight to a family home near our friends in the hills - which may be better for family life but is it as social?
any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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If you're a US citizen or lived there previously and then obtained/applied for your PR in Australia, you can definitely provide help.
I'm preparing for my PR application which includes police check, and unfortunately I need to reapply for the State police check since the one I used before has expired. State of California requires "original" fingerprint form (FD 258) only. It would be fascinating if I can get one in Australia because this will make the process much faster than waiting for it to arrive from the states.
Do you happen to have some leftover or know anyone who might have the form? I'll happily provide compensation. Lots of time an money can be saved if I get this single sheet of card without waiting..
I'll look forward to hearing positive responses!
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Seriously considering emigration to Australia as have a daughter already living there. We will have a good income from private and public pensions but not enough cash for the full contributory visa. Will we be able to pay in installments? Can we still claim our British pension whilst living in Australia? What is the chance of getting over there with a non-contributory visa? Sorry for all the questions but just starting out on our journey.