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    1. General Discussion on Immigration

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    3. Discussion specifically on applying for visas

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    4. Questions related to applying for a visa

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      For discussing Look, See & Decide trips and those needs for when you arrive.

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    6. Settling In

      Now that we've arrived, what do we need to know?

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    7. Coffee Clubs

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    8. Schools & Education

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  • 5 Most Recent Posts

    • Maz
      Thank you for your response.    I am on 173 so not had to do AOS yet only when I switch over but at least I will be in Australia whilst waiting when it comes to that.
    • bernadette24
      Who decide if we have passed the medical?
    • JTN
      Congratulations @Data and @ Diveup - the long wait is finally over - enjoy Australia   Congratulations also to Maz / Bernadette24 and Nazmeen  - at least the process for the final leg now in process.   @ PipDepp, any news on any of your documentations presented.   In my case the AOS was applied by my son on 3rd January 2019. A week or so later he had the telephonic interview and then 10 days later a letter requesting the deposit into the Commonwealth Bank. He did that immediately and uploaded the bank receipt into his MyGov account. Centralink has acknowledged of this download but we have no confirmation as yet that they ( Centralink) has sent letter to DHA ( Dept Of Home Affairs ) advising them of the payment made by my son. We were in OZ when we got our invitation letter, came back to SA and did our medicals and PCC  - now waiting for those .   Does anyone know how and when will we know that the medicals gone through and accepted?  *******   For the PCC we have to wait 25th March 2019 0- all we have now is the SMS reference number that our application was received by SAPS. Form 80 and color passports already submitted.   143 visa applied 10th July 2015 Letter of invitation to submit further documentation / medicals / PCC    13th Dec 2018 Waiting for all else.   Wising all a speedy process.     
    • MJO
      Hi all,   I submitted my EOI for a 189/190 application during December 2018. My ANZCO code is for external auditor (221213).    My 482 sponsor indicated that they will submit their application for accountant (general) (221111) and recommended I also update my skills assessment from 221213 to 221111. I am in the process of doing this with CAAnz.   Question: Can I just update my existing EOI for 221213 with the new occupation number being 221111 when I receive the updated skills assessment, or should I submit a new EOI. I would obviously prefer to retain the previous one since its been in the queue now since December 2018, but concerned that an update to the specific occupation, may cause issues with the Department later on?    
    • Dirkz
      @Maz   Can you believe I still have those emails I sent to PVC Team1 in May 2017 with those documents required.   1. Yes I scanned the documents individually and attached them as separate documents to the email. I had two Form 80's attached, one for me and one for my wife. Our two PCC's I scanned into one pdf document.   2. Yes our personal stuff like PCC and Passport Copy were stamped and certified by the police before scanned and attached.   You should actually somewhere in a letter find exactly how they want things done. At least that's what we found.   Well at least you are in the home run now. If your AOS has been approved and granted, it's just a short time before you receive the request for 2nd VAC. Good luck!
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      Elza  »  TeeTMI

      @TeeTMI I have seen a few of your posts, you are very knowledgable and was wondering if you could help me out with a little information.  I was granted my 143 parent visa in July 2018 and my eldest son is my sponsor.  I only have two son's and am a single parent. 
       
      My younger son and his wife are still in SA, what options do I have in somehow in the future bringing him over so we as a family can all be together again.  
       
      I would really appreciate any advice you are able to give me, the three of us have always been really close and it's such a disjointed feeling knowing he is not here.  
       
      Thank you so much......
       
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    • Sian

      Sian  »  NiniJ

      Hi Nini,
      I'm hoping you are still checking posts.....I see your husband is a carpenter and you successfully got your visas.  We are busy applying - my husband is a carpenter, self-employed for x10 years.  I would love to ask some questions about the skills assessment even though it was years ago. Thanks so much
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    • Barnes

      Barnes  »  TeeTMI

      Good day TeeTMI
       
      I was wondering if you could please assist me with an initial visa assessment. I am a South African with 2 years teaching experience with children aged between 11 and 14. I have a PCGE in Mathematics education as my highest degree. Looking to immigrate to Australia, am I eligible for a Visa?
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