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Skilled Australian Migration

Old Dec 8th 2001, 8:09 pm
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Hi everyone,

Can I firstly start by saying that i think this is a brilliant place to come and gain useful free information regarding Australian visa applications. I only wish i had found out about it earlier!

I applied for skilled migration to Australia in October 2001(to avoide applying in Adelaide) so it appears that i probably will not be entering oz until at least 2003! I personally did not use a migration agent as my case seemed 'bog standard' so i didn't feel the need, the process is explained in literature that you can download from the London website.

The questions I still need answering regarding my appication are as follows.

1) I score 120 on the points test and the occupation i have nominated is 'Accountant'. I have a BA (Hons) in Accounting and have had this qualification assessed by the relevant body in Australia and it was passed. Does this now automatically mean that i will be classed as an 'Accountant' when the visa application is processed? The reason why i ask this is that i would of assumed that you would have to be a 'Chartered Accountant' to qulify? which i am not.

2) Another question is will i be interviewed, prior to the visa being granted?

3) In the skilled visa category Do DIMA require a certain amount of funds to be in your bank account for you to be passed as with other visa classes(eg Working Holiday)

Thanks,

Danny, Doncaster, UK.

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Old Dec 8th 2001, 9:38 pm
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If you have a skills assessment from ICAA or CPAA as an 'Accountant' that's what you
will be. The standard required is the equivalent of an Australian bachelors degree in
accounting (which you have). You don't need to be a CA. If you did, you wouldn't have
got your assessment!

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It's possible in theory, but it's not DIMA policy these days to interview skilled
migrants unless there are special circumstances. So very unlikely.

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There's no specific financial requirement for skilled migration. The form does ask
how much you plan to take to Australia, and it should be 'enough' to establish
yourself there. If you declared zero then it might prompt a question. Whatever sum
you have declared, you should be able to back it up with proof of owning the assets
if asked, but it's unlikely you will be asked.

The idea with skilled migration is that you should (in theory at least) be able to
find a job to support yourself in Australia pretty quickly.

Regards Jeremy
 
Old Dec 8th 2001, 11:56 pm
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Hi Danny,

I can't help you with your questions here but I notice you are from my neck of the
woods. I lived in Pudsey,Leeds and moved here to Adelaide 18 months ago. Where are
you intending to move to,we could do with some more Yorkies in Adelaide!

Cheers

Russell

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Old Dec 9th 2001, 3:04 pm
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Hi Russell,

I Havn't decided as yet, I'm still trying to way up the pro's and con's of each city. I would appreciate it if you could send me an e-mail (yours is not available to me) and maybe you could give me some of your suggestions/experiences on life down under.

Cheers, Danny.

PS Donny is very cold and wet at the moment.....
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Old Dec 9th 2001, 11:31 pm
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Not much different to here then---------- who pinched the Summer?

I'll put something together when I get a minute

Cheers

Russell

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Old Dec 14th 2001, 9:02 pm
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Hi Danny,

I have a friend who went over as a UK qualified certified accountant but had to sit
exams out their to qualify again.

Cheers

Gordon

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Old Dec 17th 2001, 10:11 pm
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It is true that UK qualified certified accountants need to effectively re-do their
exams to become full members of one of the major Australian accountancy bodies
(ICAA/CPAA) but:

- this doesn't stop you getting a skills assessment to allow you to migrate
- you don't need to become a member of ICAA/CPAA to get a job - you can use your UK
qualification
- if you really want a local qualification you can become a member of the Institute
of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand under a recriprocal membership agreement
(with the UK certified accountants), even if resident in Australia. You would need
to do NZ tax and law exams, but that's all.

Jeremy

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