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Better to apply for residence after 12 months?

Better to apply for residence after 12 months?

Old Mar 17th 2011, 11:26 pm
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I've just started doing our PR expression of interest, and there are lots of questions that mention whether we've been here for 12 months/working for 12 months etc. Will it make any difference to the application? Should we wait until we've been here 12 months?

We're on 3 year visas so no real hurry I'd just rather we could get the benefits of residency (income replacement cover in particular) and my daughter is only on a visitors visa so she can't start school until we've changed that (she's 4 now).

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Default Re: Better to apply for residence after 12 months?

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...and my daughter is only on a visitors visa so she can't start school until we've changed that (she's 4 now)
Should be straightforward, if you had applied at the same time as your visa was issued they would have happily granted her a student visa and she would have been elegible for 20hrs/week kindy at no/little charge.
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Old Mar 18th 2011, 4:23 am
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Should be straightforward, if you had applied at the same time as your visa was issued they would have happily granted her a student visa and she would have been elegible for 20hrs/week kindy at no/little charge.
Oooh now I'm worried, she's had nearly a year of free ECE hours - they told me at immigration that a visitors visa was fine for that. I hope that's true...
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