KayB Posted December 20, 2018 Report Share Posted December 20, 2018 I have read many posts on the forum from people who wondered whether migrating to Australia was in line with God's will for them and most had that confirmation or conviction. I did for a while, have wanted to move there since I was a teenager reading Emma Darcy's Mills & Boon novels about romance on the sheep ranches and starry skies. Anyway, I have been wanting to move on and off but since this time last year the urgency increased and I began the process in January 2018. Hubby wasn't always keen but after some encouragement from his sister who lives in Adelaide and is now an Australian citizen he came on board. I spent December doing research on visa types and booked the 1st available IELTS test in January. I passed with 8.5 and got 20 points. To me this was a blessing and I felt so thankful that God was working in my visa. The original aim was to migrate by June as my contract was ending in May. Next stop was VETASSESS qualification assessment. We could not afford the fast-track option so had to wait almost 12 weeks. I wanted to apply for subclass 190 for South Australia to be close to my sister-in-law and by that time I had fallen in love with Adelaide. Vetasses recommended that I claim points for 7,2 years instead of the 8 I had hoped for because one year was contributing towards minimum requirements. In March the high points category for South Australia increased to 90 points and I only had 85. A few week earlier this would have been enough so I kicked myself for not paying the extra money for priority processing. I still applied in April and was declined. That time there was so much anxiety about the new visa regulations coming out in June. I panicked and applied to Tasmania, they came back after two weeks with an offer for 489 nomination since I didn't have a job offer. I saw it as a blessing, maybe God has a purpose for me in Tasmania. I had put together the paperwork in a huff and felt that nothing short of a miracle could have made it possible. And until a few weeks ago I was certain that this was my God-given destination. SA had been so close to getting the nomination for SA but in the end didn't make it. I thought maybe it was divine intervention. There are times when I have not received something I badly wanted then a few months be like thank you Lord for helping me avoid that. I lodged the visa application in June, managed to do the medicals and PCC in a few weeks and then waited for a direct grant, and waited.... and waited. I had a CO contact in September asking for 5 year bank statements and other documents I had either submitted earlier or not relevant. I sent back a response and the statements in three days. And until now I am waiting for feedback, or better yet, a visa grant. As the wait continues I find myself wondering if I am on the right track after all. SA dropped the points for my profession back to 80 in July and I could possibly get a 190 nomination if I applied now. I would actually have 95 points since I now have 8 years experience. I wonder if it was or really is God's will for me to move to Tasmania. Or was it South Australia, after all I would migrate with a PR rather than the 489 visa with less privileges. Did i act too rashly when I could not get into SA, or am i being impatient now that the visa is taking much longer than anticipated. I don't know what to think anymore. As I mentioned earlier my contract ended in May, it was a very stressful time with no prospects but God did wonders for me. I heard about a job opening from the most unlikely source, was interviewed together with someone who had been headhunted but still made it. I know God loves me and takes care of me always. And i want to go where He leads but this time if feel like I am not sure where that is. Maybe there is so much noise in my head I can't hear Him. I would have loved to be out of here by now that was plan A. Plan B was to at least have a visa by now and start planning for next year with more clarity. None of it has happened and I feel completely lost. What do i do and not do in this situation. It's hard to remain still. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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