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Lynnette
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Hi All,

My hubby and I are wanting to immigrate permanently to Australia... we are finding it quite difficult to get him a job, even though his job is on the list of skills needed (Electrical field - forman currently).

Everyone wants us to have a Visa first... sponsors seem to be very far and few. So, we are considering going the 'agency' route, but have heard so much about the 'scammers'... and with all of them it sure is a dose of money to take out. There has especially been alot of scamming around the Rustenurg area where we live. So, I am sure alot of you have dealt with agencies at some time or another... hopefully it was good experiences.

Any advise on good, trustworthy migration agencies would be greatly appreciated.

Even advise on who to avoid would be helpful.

Oh, and any advise on how to get a position quicker would also be appreciated.

Regards!

Leon and Lynnette

Rustenburg/Sun City Area

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Hi Leon and Lynnette,

There is a lot of information on this site regarding migration agents. I suggest you do a search (top right on the home page) using the key words migration agents. I did a quick search and here is one of the threads.

SAS

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Any advise on good, trustworthy migration agencies would be greatly appreciated.

Here are a few of the better ones that have been mentioned on this forum:

Fiona Carre - www.carremigration.com.au

Etienne Hugo - www.teleo-group.com/immigration/index.html

Hitchcock & Associates - www.hitchcock.com.au

Do a search for each on this forum and also browse their websites. They are all registered with the Australian Migration Agents Registration Authority and each have a MARN number. Find out how much experience they have, what their fees are, what services they provide, whether they visit SA for consultations, etc.

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HI There

There is a lady Letitia de Lima who is based in Brisbane Queensland - her business is called visas-R-Us she is a migration agent based here, will help you get your visa and possibly even a job. She is well known amongst us south africans living in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. Her website is www.visasrus.com.au and her phone number is +61755910309 - she has helped tons - I would definitely try her..

good luck

Heather

(PS - if you are not afraid to work in what they call regional areas, they are currently paying electricians about $220 000 per annum on the mines which is based in northern Queensland - look up in google jobs on the mines) let me know if you want me to find out more info - apparently if you are prepared to go to the regional area, you dont need as many points and you can get your application processed in a few weeks.

If you like I can try and find out more.

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Mark Stephen

Business Improvement Co-ordinator

Direct: 08 9229 8315

Facsimile: 08 9229 8204

Email: mstephen@skilled.com.au

Please try this person. I Think he might be able to help.

Wendy

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Hi Lynette !!

Ons is ook van Rustenburg !!!

Nou besig met ons permanente visum aansoek deur 'n maatskappy in sandton - ek kan hulle gerus aanbeveel. Bly maar gerus weg van networkmigration (hulle doen gereeld hulle marketing rondtes in RTB).

Ek was hierdie week gelukkig om 'n moontlike sponsorship te kry deur bloot my CV vir BAIE mense te stuur. Ek en my vrou oorweeg dit om oor 3/4 maande Queensland toe te gaan. Ons eerste keuse was Melbourne, maar nou ja, dinge verander.

O net by the way, wees bewus dat die van 1 September 2007 verander die migrasie wetgewing in Oz. Hulle gaan dit taaier maak om die IELTS eksamen deur te kom ens.....en van die beroepe val weg op die Skilled Shortage List. Presies hoe en wie geraak word weet niemand nie - is hoekom ons nou ook maar spring om als klaar te kry, alhoewel ek moet jou waarsku, dit vat nogal lank. 1 April het ek my papiere vir my assessment weggestuur en het eers 15 Junie terug gehoor. Gelukkig het ons al die IELTS geskryf en ons albei het gepass. Ek het voorbeelde van die eksamen as jy dit sou nodig kry.

Hier is die kontak besonderhede van die mense wie ons gebruik:

vra jy wil met TRACEY praat en jy kan haar se Werner van Zyl het jou verwys

Garry Loseby

Australian Migration Specialists

Tel: 011 783 9440

Fax: 011 783 9433

garry@australianmigration.co.za

tracey@australianmigration.co.za

128, 10th Street

Parkmore

Sandton

2196

P O Box 783494

Sandton

2146

Sterkte met julle aansoek en laat weet maar waar ek kan help.

*PS was lanklaas op Sun City, sal vir oulaas gaan baai se....

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Hi Werner,

Thanks so much for all the info... going to look into it all.

I have noticed that it is a long process, but I have just said to hubby that we HAVE to get things rolling...

When it is time to say bye to Sun City, give me a shout...

Thanks again for the advise...

Regards!

Lynnette

Hi Lynette !!

Ons is ook van Rustenburg !!!

Nou besig met ons permanente visum aansoek deur 'n maatskappy in sandton - ek kan hulle gerus aanbeveel. Bly maar gerus weg van networkmigration (hulle doen gereeld hulle marketing rondtes in RTB).

Ek was hierdie week gelukkig om 'n moontlike sponsorship te kry deur bloot my CV vir BAIE mense te stuur. Ek en my vrou oorweeg dit om oor 3/4 maande Queensland toe te gaan. Ons eerste keuse was Melbourne, maar nou ja, dinge verander.

O net by the way, wees bewus dat die van 1 September 2007 verander die migrasie wetgewing in Oz. Hulle gaan dit taaier maak om die IELTS eksamen deur te kom ens.....en van die beroepe val weg op die Skilled Shortage List. Presies hoe en wie geraak word weet niemand nie - is hoekom ons nou ook maar spring om als klaar te kry, alhoewel ek moet jou waarsku, dit vat nogal lank. 1 April het ek my papiere vir my assessment weggestuur en het eers 15 Junie terug gehoor. Gelukkig het ons al die IELTS geskryf en ons albei het gepass. Ek het voorbeelde van die eksamen as jy dit sou nodig kry.

Hier is die kontak besonderhede van die mense wie ons gebruik:

vra jy wil met TRACEY praat en jy kan haar se Werner van Zyl het jou verwys

Garry Loseby

Australian Migration Specialists

Tel: 011 783 9440

Fax: 011 783 9433

garry@australianmigration.co.za

tracey@australianmigration.co.za

128, 10th Street

Parkmore

Sandton

2196

P O Box 783494

Sandton

2146

Sterkte met julle aansoek en laat weet maar waar ek kan help.

*PS was lanklaas op Sun City, sal vir oulaas gaan baai se....

Hi All (G72, Wendy, Springbok, SASydneysider)

Thanks a mil for all the advise... keep it coming...

I will be looking into it all. The assistance is much appreciated.

Great forum this... and it looks like some great friends can be made here to...

So Thanks!

Regards!

Lynnette and Leon

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Hi Lynette

Glad to hear there are some guys around here also applying to go to Oz!! I am from Thabazimbi about an hour away from Rustenburg, I applied through a recruitment company call Workpac who have granted my husband a sponsorship (457) so we are busy in the process. The company who recruits for them here is SA is Proplan (recruit@proplan.co.za) Here name is Annatjie and see what happens from there.

Good Luck :ilikeit:

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Hi Heather

We're also using Letitia as she's ex SA and based in the town we want to move to. She's also planning to come out to SA around Aug/Sep.

Wodwik

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