Application from Australia

Old Aug 10th 2004, 12:22 pm
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Hey,

I'm an international student in Melbourne (Australia) and I'm planning
to apply for Skilled Permanent Residence in Canada. I've heard that PR
applications are processed quicker if submitted from Australia as
compared to India (my country of origin). I have three main queries in
this context:

1. Can I apply from Australia, in the Canadian high-commission in
Sydney, while I'm continuing my education here? Or do I have to apply
from India itself?

2. Can someone please recommend a good immigration lawyer (for
Canadian immigration) here in Melbourne?

3. I also heard that the points for Skilled Immigration might be
increased from the current score of 67. Is there any probability of
that happening in the near future?

Thanks!
 
Old Aug 10th 2004, 1:13 pm
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1. You can apply through Sydney only if you have been lawfully admitted to
Australia for at least 12 months. Also remember that if interview is
required you must be able to come to Sydney to attend it as there is no more
transfer of files allowed.

2. Unlikely as now only lawyers who are members of law society in Canada and
consultants who are members of CSIC can represent you - to be member of any
of those a practitioner must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
See here to find out more:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/departm...nts/index.html

You may be lucky, but it is rather unlikely to find an authorized
representative in Australia - market is too small to set up practice there.

3. Yes, quite possible at any time.

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"Victor Sulevan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hey,
    > I'm an international student in Melbourne (Australia) and I'm planning
    > to apply for Skilled Permanent Residence in Canada. I've heard that PR
    > applications are processed quicker if submitted from Australia as
    > compared to India (my country of origin). I have three main queries in
    > this context:
    > 1. Can I apply from Australia, in the Canadian high-commission in
    > Sydney, while I'm continuing my education here? Or do I have to apply
    > from India itself?
    > 2. Can someone please recommend a good immigration lawyer (for
    > Canadian immigration) here in Melbourne?
    > 3. I also heard that the points for Skilled Immigration might be
    > increased from the current score of 67. Is there any probability of
    > that happening in the near future?
    > Thanks!
 
Old Aug 10th 2004, 4:25 pm
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Default Re: Application from Australia

Hi Victor

Originally Posted by Victor Sulevan
Hey,

I'm an international student in Melbourne (Australia) and I'm planning
to apply for Skilled Permanent Residence in Canada. I've heard that PR
applications are processed quicker if submitted from Australia as
compared to India (my country of origin). I have three main queries in
this context:

1. Can I apply from Australia, in the Canadian high-commission in
Sydney, while I'm continuing my education here? Or do I have to apply
from India itself?

2. Can someone please recommend a good immigration lawyer (for
Canadian immigration) here in Melbourne?

3. I also heard that the points for Skilled Immigration might be
increased from the current score of 67. Is there any probability of
that happening in the near future?

Thanks!
1. Yes you can apply at Sydney if you have been admitted to Australia for at least 1 year.

3. Its possible, but no one will know until the Minister's review.

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Old Aug 10th 2004, 6:32 pm
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If you are planning to apply from sydney, good news is the processing timelines has reduced recently. Bad news, there will not many folks who could share experiences with you. Not so many people applying from sydney I guess. I just apply this early August 2004. Don't know when the AOR will come to me.

Cheers.
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Originally Posted by Victor Sulevan
Hey,

I'm an international student in Melbourne (Australia) and I'm planning
to apply for Skilled Permanent Residence in Canada. I've heard that PR
applications are processed quicker if submitted from Australia as
compared to India (my country of origin). I have three main queries in
this context:

1. Can I apply from Australia, in the Canadian high-commission in
Sydney, while I'm continuing my education here? Or do I have to apply
from India itself?

2. Can someone please recommend a good immigration lawyer (for
Canadian immigration) here in Melbourne?

3. I also heard that the points for Skilled Immigration might be
increased from the current score of 67. Is there any probability of
that happening in the near future?

Thanks!
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Old Aug 11th 2004, 7:01 am
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Try www.pricanadaimmigration.com

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didik <member25797@british_expats.com> wrote in message news:<[email protected] om>...
    > If you are planning to apply from sydney, good news is the processing
    > timelines has reduced recently. Bad news, there will not many folks who
    > could share experiences with you. Not so many people applying from
    > sydney I guess. I just apply this early August 2004. Don't know when the
    > AOR will come to me.
    >
    > Cheers.
    > Didik
 
Old Aug 11th 2004, 11:39 am
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Default Re: Application from Australia

Originally Posted by Andrew Miller
1. You can apply through Sydney only if you have been lawfully admitted to
Australia for at least 12 months. Also remember that if interview is
required you must be able to come to Sydney to attend it as there is no more
transfer of files allowed.
And to do that you will need an Australian tourist visa if your study period in Australia is ended. I'm assuming you're Indian.

Also be aware that Sydney may not be especially familar with your educational and work background, and may need to verify things with New Delhi. So standard Sydney timescales may not apply to you.

You should probably discuss further with a professional.

2. Unlikely as now only lawyers who are members of law society in Canada and
consultants who are members of CSIC can represent you - to be member of any
of those a practitioner must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
No reason why you can't hire a Canadian lawyer or CSIC member, as I'm sure Andrew will agree.

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Old Aug 11th 2004, 11:49 pm
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How much has the sydney processing times improved by for skilled worker
applications? 23 months instead of 24? ;)

(Seriously, anyone getting faster processing done down there?)

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"didik" <member25797@british_expats.com> wrote in message
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    > If you are planning to apply from sydney, good news is the processing
    > timelines has reduced recently. Bad news, there will not many folks who
    > could share experiences with you. Not so many people applying from
    > sydney I guess. I just apply this early August 2004. Don't know when the
    > AOR will come to me.
    > Cheers.
    > Didik
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Old Aug 12th 2004, 12:23 am
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Hi Kinkin,

I searched that you have posted months ago about applying from Sydney, have you started the process? share some if you do...

From the stats available, 2003 processing time was between 17-49 months. The 2004 stats mentioned from 13-29 months. In the letter they sent me, they quote 18-24 months. Isn't that a great improvement?

Well, I have no idea at this moment how long my case will reach final stage, but hey.... I received my AOR in less than 10 days!

didik

Originally Posted by Misc
How much has the sydney processing times improved by for skilled worker
applications? 23 months instead of 24?

(Seriously, anyone getting faster processing done down there?)

Kinkin

"didik" <member25797@british_expats.com> wrote in message
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    > If you are planning to apply from sydney, good news is the processing
    > timelines has reduced recently. Bad news, there will not many folks who
    > could share experiences with you. Not so many people applying from
    > sydney I guess. I just apply this early August 2004. Don't know when the
    > AOR will come to me.
    > Cheers.
    > Didik
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    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
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Old Aug 12th 2004, 2:15 pm
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To all those applying from Sydney:

1 question pls. : Cant you get PR status (permanent status) in Australia?
just for my interest and knowledge!



didik <member25797@british_expats.com> wrote in message news:<[email protected] om>...
    > > How much has the sydney processing times improved by for skilled
    > > worker
    > > applications? 23 months instead of 24? ;)
    > >
    > > (Seriously, anyone getting faster processing done down there?)
    > >
    > > Kinkin
    > >
    > > "didik" <member25797@british_expats.com> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected] m...
    > > > If you are planning to apply from sydney, good news is the
    > > > processing
    > > > timelines has reduced recently. Bad news, there will not many folks
    > > > who
    > > > could share experiences with you. Not so many people applying from
    > > > sydney I guess. I just apply this early August 2004. Don't know when
    > > > the
    > > > AOR will come to me.
    > > > Cheers.
    > > > Didik
    > > > --
    > > > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
    >
    > Hi Kinkin,
    >
    > I searched that you have posted months ago about applying from Sydney,
    > have you started the process? share some if you do...
    >
    > From the stats available, 2003 processing time was between 17-49
    > months. The 2004 stats mentioned from 13-29 months. In the letter they
    > sent me, they quote 18-24 months. Isn't that a great improvement?
    >
    > Well, I have no idea at this moment how long my case will reach final
    > stage, but hey.... I received my AOR in less than 10 days!
    >
    > didik
 

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