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Family or IT skilled - which is faster ?

Old Mar 20th 2002, 6:54 pm
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Hi,

My wife & I are considering moving to Australia. I am an IT Project Manager with 12 years experience in IT. I have an honours degree in Computing Science and hold MCSE, MCSD and MCDBA Microsoft qualifications. I also have family in Australia (Uncle, Aunt and loads of first cousins).

My question is this, which class of application would I be better pursuing : Family or Skilled (or some other that I don't know).

Also, which office is the quickest to apply to ?

Thanks for any help you can give.
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Old Mar 20th 2002, 8:05 pm
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Hi Ian,

You need to apply in Adelaide (no option since 1 November) and generally unsponsored
is quicker although if any complications arise being sponsored gives you the right to
an appeal to the MRT.

Cheers

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www.austimmigration.com.au iancurtis wrote in message
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    >Hi,
    >
    >My wife & I are considering moving to Australia. I am an IT Project Manager with 12
    >years experience in IT. I have an honours degree in Computing Science and hold MCSE,
    >MCSD and MCDBA Microsoft qualifications. I also have family in Australia (Uncle,
    >Aunt and loads of first cousins).
    >
    >My question is this, which class of application would I be better pursuing : Family
    >or Skilled (or some other that I don't know).
    >
    >Also, which office is the quickest to apply to ?
    >
    >Thanks for any help you can give.
    >
    >
    >
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Old Mar 20th 2002, 8:10 pm
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Default Re: Family or IT skilled - which is faster ?

Ian, all IT skilled people are being fast-tracked, we have received our visas in less than four months. Do you realise you have to have your skills assessed with the Australian Computer Society first? That took three weeks for us, although I think there is a backlog at the moment which means a wait of eight weeks or so.
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Old Mar 23rd 2002, 7:26 am
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Jacqui,

When you say four months, did that include the ACS cert as well? What field of IT are
you in? Also, did you do a RPL?

thanks! sorry for all the questions, Aaron

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    > Ian, all IT skilled people are being fast-tracked, we have received our visas in
    > less than four months. Do you realise you have to have your skills assessed with
    > the Australian Computer Society first? That took three weeks for us, although I
    > think there is a backlog at the moment which means a wait of eight weeks or so.
    >
    >
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