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Old Oct 31st 2013, 7:51 pm
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Hi there, apologies if this has already been covered in the forum but I can't seem to find anything....

I, like many others, are looking for a better life out with the UK. Looking at Australia and Canada forces mainly, (job transfer hopefully) and they seem to say

'Overseas officers can apply ONLY if the residency requirement is met PRIOR to submitting an application'

Does anyone know if and how permanent residency is possible without a job offer?

Thanks in advance,
Gordon
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Old Oct 31st 2013, 8:12 pm
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Gordon unless you have another skill in the Skill Select list you are pretty much stuffed like the rest of us. You need 60 points and it's a hard total to achieve.

What about your other half?
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Thanks for the reply DB. I also have 9 years in architecture but I'm not a fully qualified architect which doesn't really help. Probably stuck all round, seen as the wife's job is on the CSOL list in Australia same as the police and neither of our jobs are on the federal skills list for Canada. Great.
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Thanks for the reply DB. I also have 9 years in architecture but I'm not a fully qualified architect which doesn't really help. Probably stuck all round, seen as the wife's job is on the CSOL list in Australia same as the police and neither of our jobs are on the federal skills list for Canada. Great.
If your wife's job is on the CSOL, then you should check if she can pass the points test with state sponsorship. State sponsorship will give you 5 points, meaning that she would need 55 points from the other sources - age, qualifications, experience, English ability are the main ones. You would also need to check whether she can pass the skills assessment for her occupation, and that you can find her occupation on a state list (I think most occupations on the CSOL appear in one or more state lists, but not all)

If you need any help, have a look in our Australian forums - http://britishexpats.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=54 or give us a shout.

Can't help with Canada though - don't think you would have much success with the police though. There was one recent thread on the subject - http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=785883 - but the most recent comments do not look good.
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Thanks for the reply DB. I also have 9 years in architecture but I'm not a fully qualified architect which doesn't really help. Probably stuck all round, seen as the wife's job is on the CSOL list in Australia same as the police and neither of our jobs are on the federal skills list for Canada. Great.
You mention the FSW list of eligible occupations, but what about the other 49 or so visa routes for Canada, are none of those an option?

You won't get a TWP or PR for Canada as a police officer, but what does your wife do?
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Old Nov 15th 2013, 7:46 pm
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Thanks for the responses.

My wife's employed as a human resource adviser. Having done more digging, it would appear that canada is a no go and we would need to apply to Australia via the 190 visa (my wife as main applicant as she gets more points than me due to due difference in profession)

I think now it would be a case of to apply or not to apply. We have been swithering with perhaps seeking the services of a migration agent as we don't know exactly what the entire process involves, if it's complicated or not etc etc.

We're making progress which is the important bit though

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My wife's employed as a human resource adviser. Having done more digging, it would appear that canada is a no go
So, as above, none of the other 49+ visa routes are an option? That's incredibly unusual.

Well, good luck with Oz then.
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