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  1. Hello everyone, We received an invitation to apply on Friday 10/06 and applied on Sunday the 11th. I'm wondering what the general timing for sponsorship approval is for NSW currently? Thank you!
  2. planningahead

    NSW Road Rules Refresher Videos

    Hi all I've found these vids that's a nice refresher of road rules for NSW drivers.... https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL4evDjFo88t4pK2qmmoEIVlO9ef2SBMh
  3. Hi This morning we got our Visa Invite and State Sponsorship approval after submitting our 190 State Sponsorship Nomination application on the 29th July 2016!! I cant believe how quickly things went!! Now we need to get all our documents together so we can lodge our Visa through SkillSelect but i wanted to know if anyone knows the details of the process from here? • Once i click on the "Apply Visa" tab on SkillSelect then what happens? Will this delay our application if we don't submit all the documents etc right away? • When and how do we create the ImmiAccount? • When would we get details of our HAP ID's so we can book medicals before we pay for the Visa etc? Any help would be appreciated as my wife has a medical concern we would like to address with the doctor before we pay the fees and lodge the Visa PS. I dont know if you used an agent but perhaps you have an idea. Thanks so much!
  4. Hi This is for all who have applied or are currently busy with their 190 State Sponsorship for NSW (or any other states) I know that the times differ from the stated 12 weeks but could those who have been approved their sponsorship after the state nominated sponsorship invite please advise on how long and for what skill and also what points you each had. It would be ideal if those who are Early Childhood Teachers as that is my wife's skillset but anyone else please advise as Immitracker is not updated and there aren't many under Early Childhood Teacher either.... Ours is as follows: • Skill: 241111 - Early Childhood Teacher • Points: 55 + 5 (for state sponsorship) • State Sponsorship Invite: 29th July 2016 • State: NSW Lastly once the State Sponsorship is approved then is there anything more to do before you will get an invite to apply for the Visa or will this automatically be done after the State Sponsorship has been approved? Thanks skills much everyone
  5. Hi All Just some info and a little history so apologies for the lengthy details but we haven't really had anyone to talk to that understands our situation and frustration... My wife is an Early Childhood Teacher and the main applicant and i will be joining as her partner. We made the decision to look at Immigration in July 2015 and started by getting in contact with an agent who was referred through a Facebook group. We negotiated our fee, paid a deposit and things seemed to look good but then things took a turn when our agent wasn't responding to emails and questions. After waiting almost 2 weeks at one point i got on the phone and called the agent and the agent seemed very surprised that i had called but nonetheless was willing to answer my questions and then emailed me further information. The agent advised me that they would only reply based on what they thought was "important" which i took offence to but continued on the horrible ride... We had such a nightmare getting documents from UNISA as teachers require an Original Academic Transcript and Practical Letter for the Skills Assessment to be processed done which takes 10 weeks once the original documents are received by them in Australia. Then we had an absolute nightmare in waiting 11 months for my Unabridged Birth Certificate from Home Affairs when my wife's took less than 2 months but again we persisted and continued on our journey as we kept our hopes alive in the promise that all this would be worth it in the end. A year down the road and we have done IELTS twice and both times failed to make an 8 for writing, we have our Skills Assessment for Early Childhood Teacher which is on SOL and CSOL so we are positive that we will get an invitation however we only have 55 points in total as my wife will only have 3 years’ experience from the time she qualified in January 2017. We therefore decided to look at the 190 Visa as this would give us the additional 5 points to bring us to 60 and obviously Permanent Residency so we submitted two EOI applications as follows: • EOI 1 - Any State but selected 189 & 190 in the hope that the 2nd IELTS would have been better but submitted on the 14/05/2016 • EOI 2 - NSW and only 190 selected on the 10/07/2016 We are happy with NSW (Sydney) as we have family, friends and some support structure there but would also consider Victoria (Melbourne) i really want to know the following: 1) What are our chances of getting an invite for a state sponsorship for the additional 5 points under my wife's skill? 2) I have heard that the invitation round will open again at the end of July 2016 but does this run until the end of June 2017? 3) I have checked Immitracker and there aren't many Early Childhood Teachers on the list for 190 so i can’t really check how long the invites are taking... Could anyone give us some hope and perhaps tell us more about your similar experiences please Thank you so much, Deezo
  6. Hi I am about to submit the supporting documents for 190 NSW State Sponsorship and have an URGENT question...!!! They ask "Do you have any dependents?" so does this apply to a Partner/Spouse or only Children? Thank you Dependent Question - State Sponsorship.docx
  7. Hi all, We are moving over to Sydney in April and have been offered an apartment in Lane Cove until we find a permanent home. We love Lane Cove however realistically we will most likely move a few suburbs further from the city in the hope of getting a bigger house. Our problem is that St Michaels Catholic Primary in Lane Cove is a very nice school and we will have a lease on the apartment but what will happen if we move out of Lane Cove in 6 months or more. Will we need to have our son change schools again? Thanks shaeden
  8. Hi I am kind of new to the site. Well I have been reading what people have had to say about Aus while we were waiting for paper work and approvals to come through. So we finally have the Engineers Australia’s approval! And my boyfriend’s qualification has been approved. We are applying for a 190 visa and now need to decide on a state. So I have previously seen that Victoria and NSW were giving out the most invites for the 190 visa. This is a blessing, as we want to bring our dog along and the two quarantine stations are in Sydney and Melbourne. So I am opting for Victoria (for no real reason) and looking at a smaller town like Geelong or Ballarat. But I don’t know what the job situation is like there, especially for a mechanical engineer? I see that there are lots of jobs in the major cities but rent is just too expensive! And it seems there are fewer places which are pet friendly. Many people seem to flock to the major cities looking for work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  9. OubaasDik

    A trip to Gunning NSW

    I was bored, and I have a new (for me) car so I went for a spin to Goulburn, Yass, and back to Canberra, and I popped in to see Gunning (with a name that starts with "Gun", I had to - now for Gundaroo as well)- population 280 as the sign at the entrance says - where someone has stuck a "1" over the "0" - so maybe someone had a kid or something. I didn't take many photos, but I went past the school and HAD to stop and click. As you can see it was a beautiful day - at that stage it was about 12 deg, but the sun was out. First two are photos of the admin building from different points and then the Kindergarten class and then a teeny metal house that is now a museum
  10. AshB

    Durbanites moving to NSW

    Hi there , are any Durbanites or fellow South Africans moving to the NSW state in the next fews months . As we have never set foot in Australia before we just want to find out where will be the best place to settle on a temporary basis until we find jobs - we are both accountants and have been accredited with ICAA. Which wil be the convenient/best schools for my kid son who is moving onto grade 10 & daughter onto grade 3.I believe the Hills area have most SAs .
  11. Hi guys, I have a couple of questions regarding state nomination applications and SkillSelect... I am applying to the NSW next week for state nomination, and according to The Trade and Invest website, http://www.business.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visa-and-migration/skilled-sponsored-migration "...Register on SkillSelectYou must advise us of your DIAC SkillSelect EOI Reference Number within 90 calendar days from the date of your nomination or your nomination will lapse...." To my understanding - I can apply for nomination without an EOI number, and after I receive the nomination approval, register on SkillSelect. Is this correct? And if that is not the case, and I have to register on SkillSelect before submitting the state nomination application, will I be issued an EOI number before payment is made, or do I need to make payment in order to receive an EOI number? Much appreciated guys!
  12. Dear forum members, I think it is good news to be asking questions about insurance - means that I have now gathered "stuff" to have insured Well, it sounds impressive, but about a toaster, fridge and washing machine is what needs to be insured for now. The biggest question is about Car Insurance - not perfectly sure how and where to go form here. * Sold 2 cars back home and bought a new Toyota - funny thing, can buy a new one for cheaper than a good second hand one - go figure. Will pick it up on Sat 16Feb. Looked at some adverts about insurance and looked at Allianz (seems expensive) - also browsed online and noticed that almost every shop and bank also does insurance (Coles, Woolies, ANZ...... Budget, Direct, ... and the list goes on) Please help and guide me in the right direction (and also who recognises SA drivers experience)
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