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Migrating to Australia: is visa 136 my best option?

Migrating to Australia: is visa 136 my best option?

Old May 29th 2006, 12:14 pm
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Default Migrating to Australia: is visa 136 my best option?

Hello everybody,

I am considering migrating to Australia, but I am not sure where I
stand regarding the requirements.

Following is the relevant information for my case:
- owns a bachelors degree in IT
- one year of work experience as C++ software developer
- living in Belgium
- age 25

It seems to me that my best shot would be the Skilled Independent visa
(136). However, that would require me to have at least four years of
working experience. This means I cannot obtain this visa until three
years from now.

My question to the group is whether the 136 visa my best option or if
there is an alternative procedure that would allow me to migrate
sooner.

I have been told that a Working Holiday Visa would get me a foot in the
door. Any hints on that?

All helpful information would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,
Francis
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Old Jun 18th 2006, 10:28 am
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Default Re: Migrating to Australia: is visa 136 my best option?

I came over from the UK on WHM (working holiday) visa, got a job offer and then got a 457 through an employment agency (www.paxus.com.au). Currently looking at PR.

My advice is 'go for it' worst case you get try out Oz for a while and go home.


Good luck

Originally Posted by francis_r
Hello everybody,

I am considering migrating to Australia, but I am not sure where I
stand regarding the requirements.

Following is the relevant information for my case:
- owns a bachelors degree in IT
- one year of work experience as C++ software developer
- living in Belgium
- age 25

It seems to me that my best shot would be the Skilled Independent visa
(136). However, that would require me to have at least four years of
working experience. This means I cannot obtain this visa until three
years from now.

My question to the group is whether the 136 visa my best option or if
there is an alternative procedure that would allow me to migrate
sooner.

I have been told that a Working Holiday Visa would get me a foot in the
door. Any hints on that?

All helpful information would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,
Francis
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Old Jul 28th 2006, 9:56 am
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Default Re: Migrating to Australia: is visa 136 my best option?

Originally Posted by AndyAli17
I came over from the UK on WHM (working holiday) visa, got a job offer and then got a 457 through an employment agency (www.paxus.com.au). Currently looking at PR.

My advice is 'go for it' worst case you get try out Oz for a while and go home.


Good luck
That's pretty encouraging to hear as we plan to come to Oz in November, and initially it looks like we will be on WHM visas. Can I ask how much trouble you had finding a job and what the chances of me finding work with a WHM visa are? i.e. Whether WHM visas are shunned by recruitment agencies etc. I have 7 years design/development (mainly .net) and PM experience in case that makes a difference.

Any other advice greatly appreciated.
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