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good morning everyone, newbie here! I have been lurking on the forum for the past 2 weeks and decided to register.

My hubby & self are both South African, currenly living in Ireland. We have one South African born child and two Irish born children. We have been living in Ireland for 10 years and after much discussion over the Christmas holidays, have decided to try and immigrate to Oz. Reason - too cold here!! :thumbdown: & not much work here at the moment :thumbdown: .

My husband is currently completing his degree in Megatronics and exams are in May 2011, so the plan is to apply for our 175 visa in September as soon as he receives his degree.

I don't even know where to start, but from what I've seen on here, I think I will be going down to the South African embassy in Dublin for our unabridged marriage cert first, as the last ones took 7 months. Please can someone tell me if I should be applying for my eldest's unabridged birth cert aswell?

Also, one of my biggest concerns would be the spiders and 'goggas' :blink: in Oz, can anyone please share their experience with it?

I think this is a brilliant website!!! :ilikeit:

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Welcome to the forum!

You will need unabridged birth certificates for everyone as well as unabridged marriage certificates

All the best with your emmigration process...

The spiders are really only scary for me because I don't know what is what.

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Spiders .... ha ha ha this was a small one from last night http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6412...mp;id=547626999 ..... I have seen bigger sider in SA ....

Yeah try and get all your documents now the sooner the better .... have you considered doing a 176 state sponsored? not too many 175 being processed. here are some links to state plans:

SA - http://www.migration.sa.gov.au/sa/immigrat...n_list_2011.jsp

QLD - http://www.workliveplay.qld.gov.au/dsdweb/...nt.cfm?id=16401

WA - http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/skilledmigration...cle-id-11158497

NT - http://www.migration.nt.gov.au/news/index.html

VIC - http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au/

TAS - http://www.development.tas.gov.au/migration

ACT - http://www.business.act.gov.au/skilled_and...Occupation_List

What occupation would you husband do with Megatronics?

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What occupation would you husband do with Megatronics?

If you are good at Megatronics then you specialise in Autobots, and if you bad then you make Decepticons. Although if you are in your optimus prime you should get a job quickly. :thumbdown:

Welcome to the forum.

The 175 is a long route and will take up to 3 years. Your quicker option would be to find a job and be sponsored by that employer for a visa. So the visas applicable then are 457 or 119 or 121

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If you are good at Megatronics then you specialise in Autobots, and if you bad then you make Decepticons. Although if you are in your optimus prime you should get a job quickly. :ilikeit:

ROFL, best laugh I had all week, thanks :whome:

Megatronics is programmable systems for pneumatics, hydraulics and control systems - I don't really know what that means, I think it means he's an automation engineer as far as I know - you know - by die een oor in en die ander een uit! :P

No I just thought it would be better to apply for the 175 visa - just thinking of the pros and cons of each. How does the 176 visa differ to 175 beside being sponsored?

It really wasn't necessary to show me that pic of that spider - I've got the creeps now!!! :o

Thanks for the welcome guys!!

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No I just thought it would be better to apply for the 175 visa - just thinking of the pros and cons of each. How does the 176 visa differ to 175 beside being sponsored?

The 175 is an independant visa meaning you can work for anyone you like and leave their employ when you feel like a change of jobs. you can live anywhere and do any job you like. The 176 is the same except you are restricted to living in a specific state for a specified period fo time. The 175 can take 3 years to be granted. I am not sure of 176 processing time. However you need to check the requirements are for your husband's occupation. It is not as simple as having a degree. Some occupations require work experience (x amount of years).

There are two main versions for Employer Sponsored visas - temp and permananent. The goverment is moving toward sponsored visas now and so the processing times of the sponsored visas is much quicker. The 457 is weeks and the ENS and RSMS are a few months. But with sponsored visas you have to find a job first. You are restricted to that specific employer for a set period of time (although this is debatable for PR visas).

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However you need to check the requirements are for your husband's occupation. It is not as simple as having a degree. Some occupations require work experience (x amount of years).

There are two main versions for Employer Sponsored visas - temp and permananent. The goverment is moving toward sponsored visas now and so the processing times of the sponsored visas is much quicker. The 457 is weeks and the ENS and RSMS are a few months. But with sponsored visas you have to find a job first. You are restricted to that specific employer for a set period of time (although this is debatable for PR visas).

Hi Jordy,

Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure if I'm running before I'm walking, but want to do as much research as possible before we decide what is best. As for the experience, my husband is also a qualified Lift Mechanic and has 5 years experience in that and 10 years automation, electrical, pneumatical and mechanical maintenance experience in a high speed production setting. He is also in the process of completing a CCNA (CISCO Certified Network Associate) qualification. He also has experience in continuous improvement, providing PLC training to employees, etc.

I had a look at the regional skilled requirements and I really don't know which is the best option as we would love to live in Brisbane. Hubby doesn't want to do the skills assessment on Lift Mechanic, he wants to do it on Engineering and there is no skills requirement in Brisbane for that as far as I can see, so what I'm thinking is, maybe the 175 is still the one to go for. We don't mind if it takes a while as we would have to get the house sold here in Ireland before leaving, and it is just not a seller's market at the moment.

I am so confused and worried that we might not get it............... :ilikeit:

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My suggestion to you, even though you are not in a hurry, is to seriously consider looking for a job and seeing if you can go the employer nominated sponsorship way.

You are able to apply for a 175 and while waiting see if you can get a job and ENS. If you do get ENS you can stop your 176 visa application. There are PLENTY of engineering jobs available, and engineers are very much in demand. get his qualifications assessed for Engineers AUstralia, he will have to get it done at some stage regardless. Also great to add to his CV when job hunting.

Candice

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My suggestion to you, even though you are not in a hurry, is to seriously consider looking for a job and seeing if you can go the employer nominated sponsorship way.

You are able to apply for a 175 and while waiting see if you can get a job and ENS. If you do get ENS you can stop your 176 visa application. There are PLENTY of engineering jobs available, and engineers are very much in demand. get his qualifications assessed for Engineers AUstralia, he will have to get it done at some stage regardless. Also great to add to his CV when job hunting.

Candice

Thank you Candice! I will look into that

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Thank you Candice! I will look into that

In case you havent discovered it, the visa numbers that may be a starting point are the

457 http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/sbs/

119/857 http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/rsms/

121/856 http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/ens/

Go to www.immi.gov.au and read up on those 3 types of visas. That will give you a starting point.

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