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Hi All,

Firstly thank you for a every informative forum. Been reading thourgh the site for the most of yesterday afternoon.

Me and my wife have been talking about immigrating to Australia for a while now and never did anything regarding it. We have bit the bullet and started doing research on the whole process and also took the dissusion to immigrate to Australia.

I am 27 and my wife is 23 and we have a 9 month old boy.

We are busy getting all the nessacary paperwork in order, like applying for the birth certificates and what not.

After doing a bit of research on skill needed site we saw that my wife's skills are in demand for the degree that she is finishing this year, she just has the pratical modules to for the rest of the year. I am also finishing a BA degree this year and have alot of experience in the IT field with some certificates. We both did our degree while working full time. So what I'm basically saying is we have the experience in our particular field but we are just getting the nessacary paperwork in order for to make it offical.

My question is since my wife's skills are more in demand should we start the whole process on her name and me and my 9 month old son as depends or should it be on my name.

We are also thinking of starting over and not to stuggle with containers. So the other question is, is there places were one can rent a furnished apartment/flat just to get your feet and then move on from there.

Anything else or advice that you might feel might help us, feel free to point me in that direction please. We are total newbie.

Regards

Skudor

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Welcome...all the best with your journey ahead!

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Welcome to the rollercoaster. In my experience you should go on the person in the relationship who can score the most points and have a skill that is in demand. This is where some guys have to put their pride in their pockets and leave the country on their wife's qualifications.

Please read up on the 1 July changes in legislation and the EOI. That's the only way you'll get in.

Good luck!

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Hi there! Welcome!

Go for the occupation that will be easiest to get assessed/get most points etc. Remember, if you go for a GSM (General Skilled Migration) visa and it is granted, it doesn't matter who is qualified for what. Your wife can work as a plumber if she wants to and you can become a professional surfer! :)

Once the visa is granted, it doesn't mean that the person whose skills were used has to be the one working, or that that person has to work in the same field as the assessment.

So it really doesn't matter whose skills you choose. As I said before, go for easiest and most points...

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There are also a lot of furnished apartments out there, we checked last night just to get a rough idea of prices. Don't even know which site we checked, but there were quite a few all over Melbourne at what I assumed was reasonable prices for Melbourne (i.e. $400 per week roughly for 2 bed).

Definitively apply for the one that's more likely to go through the process the easiest (i.e. your wife if her job is in demand).

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Welcome to the forum.

In my experience you should go on the person in the relationship who can score the most points and have a skill that is in demand.

The most important thing is that you qualify with regards to the point system. You can apply with both skills which will help with points.

If you are looking at starting over, you might want to try get an employer to sponsor you. They will pay for everything as this is a very expensive process.

Having said that it is so worth the money!

What field is your wife in?

Good luck.

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Welcome to the forum.

The most important thing is that you qualify with regards to the point system. You can apply with both skills which will help with points.

If you are looking at starting over, you might want to try get an employer to sponsor you. They will pay for everything as this is a very expensive process.

Having said that it is so worth the money!

What field is your wife in?

Good luck.

Thanks all for the replies.

Regarding the question for my wifes field, she is a math teachers that can give maths form grade 4 (12 years) to grade 9 (15 years).

(I am not sure if the education systems name are the same as Australia thats why I included the years)

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There is some demand for maths teachers but it is usually from Grade 8-12 . Is there anyway your wife can do a graduate certificate course doing higher level Maths because if she can teach to Year 12 then she may get sponsorship from a private school as there is no ways public schools will offer to sponsor a teacher. Have a look at Australian Universities which offer courses online. (In Australian Public Schools maths is taught by the class teacher from Year1 though to 7 and not as a specialist subject.)

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There is some demand for maths teachers but it is usually from Grade 8-12 . Is there anyway your wife can do a graduate certificate course doing higher level Maths because if she can teach to Year 12 then she may get sponsorship from a private school as there is no ways public schools will offer to sponsor a teacher. Have a look at Australian Universities which offer courses online. (In Australian Public Schools maths is taught by the class teacher from Year1 though to 7 and not as a specialist subject.)

But isn't she still eligable for grade 8 to 9?, reason for asking is normally in South African schools the teacher teaching for the grade 8 and 9 don't "normally" teach to grade 12. Sorry for all the questions I haven't researched their school system yet, and since we are first trying to get all our ducks in a row regarding the all the processes and possible problems we might encounter.

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As per the skills in demand list (or SOL) http://www.immi.gov.... a "Secoondary School Teacher" is assessed by " NOOSR AITSL (formerly known as TA) "

Its important to note, that "Primary School Teacher" is schedule 2, but "Secondary School Teacher" is schedule 1. Schedule 1 means you won't be limited to a particular state or territory.

I would verify with http://www.aitsl.edu...tion.html (i.e. the AITSL) that she qualifies as a "Secondary School Teacher" then nominate her as the main applicant. If she is Schedule 2 and you are Schedule 1 then use your qualification.

Its also worth checking with AITSL what qualifications and experience she needs in order to qualify for migration as a school teacher. That's just to make sure you won't have any nasty surprises

Cheers

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As per the skills in demand list (or SOL) http://www.immi.gov.... a "Secoondary School Teacher" is assessed by " NOOSR AITSL (formerly known as TA) "

Its important to note, that "Primary School Teacher" is schedule 2, but "Secondary School Teacher" is schedule 1. Schedule 1 means you won't be limited to a particular state or territory.

I would verify with http://www.aitsl.edu...tion.html (i.e. the AITSL) that she qualifies as a "Secondary School Teacher" then nominate her as the main applicant. If she is Schedule 2 and you are Schedule 1 then use your qualification.

Its also worth checking with AITSL what qualifications and experience she needs in order to qualify for migration as a school teacher. There may just be a few surprises there...

Cheers

Thanks alot for the info!

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One more question that I was thinking about, how will my son's application work? Is there anything else except the birth certificate, passport and medical?

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One more question that I was thinking about, how will my son's application work? Is there anything else except the birth certificate, passport and medical?

If you apply for PR (Permanent Residency) on a GSM (General Skilled Migration) visa, then the main applicant (lets say your wife), just adds 'dependents' known as secondary applicants on the application form. You will then be a secondary applicant and your son will be a second applicant/dependent. You and your son will also be granted PR which means you have the exact same priviledges and restrictions that will be applied to your wife (the main applicant).

You need to get unabridged birth certificates for EVERYONE you want a visa for (adults included). You need unabridged marriage certificate and passports for each individual. Don't do medicals yet, that gets done last.

What you may want to do, is make an appointment to speak to an agent and then they will give you a basic assessment and tell you what type of visa you qualify for and you can ask them all these questions. One session with an agent does not mean you have to use them to do your visa. Last year we paid R500 for a once of session with an agent. Later on we had some hick-ups and decided that it will be better to get an agent for our case. Make sure the agent you use is MARA registered. There are several good agents on this forum, just do a search. We used migrate2oz and we were very happy with their service.

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If you apply for PR (Permanent Residency) on a GSM (General Skilled Migration) visa, then the main applicant (lets say your wife), just adds 'dependents' known as secondary applicants on the application form. You will then be a secondary applicant and your son will be a second applicant/dependent. You and your son will also be granted PR which means you have the exact same priviledges and restrictions that will be applied to your wife (the main applicant).

You need to get unabridged birth certificates for EVERYONE you want a visa for (adults included). You need unabridged marriage certificate and passports for each individual. Don't do medicals yet, that gets done last.

What you may want to do, is make an appointment to speak to an agent and then they will give you a basic assessment and tell you what type of visa you qualify for and you can ask them all these questions. One session with an agent does not mean you have to use them to do your visa. Last year we paid R500 for a once of session with an agent. Later on we had some hick-ups and decided that it will be better to get an agent for our case. Make sure the agent you use is MARA registered. There are several good agents on this forum, just do a search. We used migrate2oz and we were very happy with their service.

Thanks for the info.

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Also, you need to obtain towards the end your police criminal record checks (PCC) for all countries that you and all other applicants over 18 years of age have lived in over the last 10 years for more then 6 months period. Just keep this in mind, also criminal record checks are only valid for 1 year. In addtion the visa entry date i.e. the date you have to enter australia to validate your visa is set as which every is the earliest date on either the PCC or the medical check. Hence the reason for waiting until you are asked for it.

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Hi Skudor

I can't say much more than what has already been said except that go with the person in the relationship who's occupation is more in demand and can score higher points, but get both of your skills assessed by the relevant authorities, the other partner can use their skills assessment to gain much needed extra points in the points test. I am not sure if you know about this or if anyone has mentioned it yet but for the skills assessment (especially for your wife) you both will need to do the academic IELTS and score at least a 7 (in all four bands) to score 10 points for english language ability and 8 (again in all four bands) for 20 points.

Good luck and congratulations on your decision to go. A friend sent me a message today which gave me hope again. Remember if plan A fails, the alphabet has another 25 letters.

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Hi Skudor,

You will get good advice from this forum so keep dropping by. It will steer you in the right direction of obtaining info. On this forum someone ( i think it was Jordy) who post an extremely helpful 100 point checklist. Being so new to the process it will help familiarize you guys with the process and jargon of moving over.

All the best

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