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Nixi

Hi guys, 

 

I've done some searching this morning but I couldn't find the answer I'm looking for. I'm about to complete my skills assessment application through Engineers Australia. Say, hypothetically, that goes well and I continue to submit my expression of interest later on, and I get accepted... From what I've read you'll be mailed some form of acceptance, upon which you have to complete some Visa forms and make the almost R40k payment. 

 

OKAY! So here's my question. 

 

1. How long do I have to make the payment?

2. Is there a time limit on accepting the invitation?

3. Can I accept the invitation and delay the payment and forms process or is there a deadline once these forms are released to me? 

 

These questions might overlap, sorry for that, also I might not have the details down to a tee, sorry about that as well. 

 

If someone could help with these questions that would really help my planning out my finances next year! 

 

Thanks in advance and kind regards

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F1veClaw

On the assumption you can get enough points together to gear near the 189 target, I believe you have 90 days before the invite will expire.

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Nixi

Yeah I get 75 points as is. 

 

90 days. Alright. That puts a lot into perspective to have R40k to quickly yeet out of my butt. Thank you!

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TeeTMI
12 hours ago, Nixi said:

Hi guys, 

 

I've done some searching this morning but I couldn't find the answer I'm looking for. I'm about to complete my skills assessment application through Engineers Australia. Say, hypothetically, that goes well and I continue to submit my expression of interest later on, and I get accepted... From what I've read you'll be mailed some form of acceptance, upon which you have to complete some Visa forms and make the almost R40k payment. 

 

OKAY! So here's my question. 

 

1. How long do I have to make the payment?

2. Is there a time limit on accepting the invitation?

3. Can I accept the invitation and delay the payment and forms process or is there a deadline once these forms are released to me? 

 

These questions might overlap, sorry for that, also I might not have the details down to a tee, sorry about that as well. 

 

If someone could help with these questions that would really help my planning out my finances next year! 

 

Thanks in advance and kind regards

 

In respect of your questions, if you receive an invitation to apply in respect of an EOI you will be provided with 60 days in which to submit your associated visa application.  In order to submit a valid application you must pay the visa application charges at the time of submitting your application.

 

 

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Jelly
12 hours ago, Nixi said:

Yeah I get 75 points as is. 

 

90 days. Alright. That puts a lot into perspective to have R40k to quickly yeet out of my butt. Thank you!

 

No chance of a 189 with 75 points unfortunately.

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TeeTMI
3 hours ago, Jelly said:

 

No chance of a 189 with 75 points unfortunately.

 

I agree - the last time I saw 189 invites with 70 points was back in February.  Over 80/85 points have been required since March.  

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Nixi

 

21 hours ago, Nixi said:

Yeah I get 75 points as is. 

 

90 days. Alright. That puts a lot into perspective to have R40k to quickly yeet out of my butt. Thank you!

 

What I meant is without the RSEA. Sorry, had to provide context. 

 

Depending on how far back I go with RSEA I land on either 80 or 85

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F1veClaw

I think the moral of the story here is, do not worry about what to do once you get an invite. All your point calculations do not mean anything until you have get your qualifications and skills assessment done, and your English test finalised - people often overestimate their points due to Nuances. There was also the recent point changes which give more points to singles etc, and as a result of this we could see that 85 point 189 invite going up to 90 (Not an agent, just pure speculation).

 

You are an Engineer, money is no problem 😂

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LekkerOuJan

Don't worry about the amount of time, you have plenty of time to save up. I have a positive skills assessment, maximum score on the English test, 10 years experience, and I've been waiting nearly a year to get an invite.

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LekkerOuJan
On 12/4/2019 at 12:29 PM, F1veClaw said:

You are an Engineer, money is no problem 😂

 

This is a massively false stereotype/assumption. I assure you that engineers in SA don't make a fraction of the money you think they do. 

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LekkerOuJan
On 12/4/2019 at 3:21 AM, TeeTMI said:

 

I agree - the last time I saw 189 invites with 70 points was back in February.  Over 80/85 points have been required since March.  


I had 75 points back in February, and have 85 points now. Not a whiff of an invite. Basically starting to lose hope.

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F1veClaw
On 12/12/2019 at 9:39 AM, LekkerOuJan said:

 

This is a massively false stereotype/assumption. I assure you that engineers in SA don't make a fraction of the money you think they do. 

I don't know, I would say around one third of my friends are engineers (Mainly Mech, one Civil who is a rebel). The lowest paid one is at around R700k a year below 30 years old. The highest paid one is above R1.2 mill a year (Although technically not doing engineering work anymore), and a year or two above 30.

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LekkerOuJan
10 minutes ago, F1veClaw said:

I don't know, I would say around one third of my friends are engineers (Mainly Mech, one Civil who is a rebel). The lowest paid one is at around R700k a year below 30 years old. The highest paid one is above R1.2 mill a year (Although technically not doing engineering work anymore), and a year or two above 30.

 

They must be the exception then. I'm over 30, and have a very specialised job, not even close to R700k. I know a great many engineers and I earn more than almost all of them in the same age/experience range. Some guys are earning around R25k per month after 10 years experience. 

 

I've also looked at some industry research, and the average for an engineer after 10 years experience is about R450k per year. And a salary over R1mm is very rare.

 

I've been trying very hard to get out of engineering, especially in South Africa it is a dead end career with very limited potential.

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