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Apr 30th 2010, 9:23 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By welshtony

Re: IT Manager - ACS - NEW SOL

Hi Darren

If you wait for the new SOL to be released before you lodge your ACS application and IT Managers are no longer on the new SOL, it will be too late to get an application through the ACS...
Apr 19th 2010, 11:54 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,376
Posted By welshtony

Re: Briging Visa and way of bringing my wife

when main applicant gets granted the 485 visa, a partner can then apply for the 485 whether inside or outside Australia. It is processed pretty quickly as it is not affected by processing...
Apr 16th 2010, 6:16 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By welshtony

Re: Fee for 175 visa with wife as dependent

For Functional English at least an average score of 4.5 in Ielts is required. This equates to a total aggregate score over the four categories of Speeaking, Reading, Writing and listening of 17.5 or...
Apr 15th 2010, 9:33 am
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By welshtony

Re: GSM 176 and moving to NZ?

If you do not qualify for a NZ RRV, you will need to stay in New Zealand until you do. The NZ RRV gives no right of entry to Australia though. I think if you spend at least 6 months of each of the...
Apr 14th 2010, 2:26 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By welshtony

Re: leaving OZ for 1yr on 457 visa???

There have been many changes to the 457 work condition over the last couple of years so it will depend on the version that was attached to your 457 visa that was in vogue when you applied.

The...
Apr 14th 2010, 2:19 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By welshtony

Re: GSM 176 and moving to NZ?

The moral obligation is to work in the sponsoring State for the first 2 years and as soon as possible. Whether you go and live in another State or live in NZ, it does not matter legally. Some 176...
Apr 14th 2010, 11:54 am
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By welshtony

Re: Converting 176 to 175 ... Any issue?

Hi

Yes, it is possible to go both ways as the application you make can meet either 175 or 176 criteria. Let's say you lodge on 115 points without State Sponsorship, but nominate a SOL occupation...
Apr 13th 2010, 10:02 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By welshtony

Re: Applying for 175 with 115 points ...

When you lodge a Class VE application, your application can meet subclass 175 criteria and/or 176 criteria to be approved. As bermuda says, when your score is assessed, it is locked in, but in the...
Apr 13th 2010, 9:42 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By welshtony

Re: Bringing Grandma to Oz?? Help PLEASE!

Oh Well, we tried. Other possibility is that mother gets a student visa to do some welfare course ? I am quickly running out of ideas.

Regards

Tony
Apr 13th 2010, 8:36 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By welshtony

Re: Bringing Grandma to Oz?? Help PLEASE!

As bermuda says, 3 should be a show-stopper for any inclusion in her daughter's visa. So they need to come up with a long-term strategy/solution. Depending on assets, the retirement/investor visa...
Apr 12th 2010, 6:42 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By welshtony

Re: Bringing Grandma to Oz?? Help PLEASE!

Financial Planning Adviser ASCO 3213-11 - currently a 40 point occupation requiring Diploma qualification plus 1 or 2 years experience. When ANZSCO comes in and if on new SOL, will be a 50 point...
Apr 12th 2010, 3:48 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By welshtony

Re: Spouse English Dilemma

Hi Usman

IF your wife's qualification is an acceptable qualification and it was taught in English, then no 2nd VAC is payable. Maybe DIAC are requesting the overseas post to confirm that your...
Apr 12th 2010, 3:23 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By welshtony

Re: Bringing Grandma to Oz?? Help PLEASE!

Hi Suzy

Her mother would have to meet the de4finition of "member of the family unit" and so must:
1 - not have a spouse or de-facto partner
2 - be usually resident in her daughter's househol;d...
Apr 12th 2010, 3:00 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By welshtony

Re: Complex case, expecting 1st child in Oz....

Hi Dale

I would discuss this with the local DIAC office. An 820/801 would be a good option and the 12 month period can be waived in exceptional circumstances and your partner/sponsor being...
Apr 9th 2010, 1:28 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By welshtony

Re: What does "usually resident" mean?

Hi Robyn

There is no settled requirement for 176 sponsorship so the relative just has to be usually resident. This would be the case even from day 1 if the relative was living in Australia and...
Apr 9th 2010, 12:01 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By welshtony

Re: Revised Sol..

Hi Polly

Paramedics, search and rescue. Skill level for these is AQF cert IV so more likely to be on State Plan lists than the new SOL. I think I am warming to your highly unlikely statement.
...
Apr 8th 2010, 6:05 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By welshtony

Re: Revised Sol..

Fire and Emergency Workers (and Police) were on a recently published list (by Skills Australia) of specialist occupations that will form the basis of the new SOL. It does not mean they will be on...
Apr 8th 2010, 5:00 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By welshtony

Re: Revised Sol..

It is possible that Fire Fighter may be on the new SOL but would you be able to get recognised as such - you would probably need an NVQ 4 or higher qualification and have 1 or 2 years experience as a...
Apr 8th 2010, 1:02 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By welshtony

Re: Spouse English Dilemma

Holding a recognised degree from a University that clearly only instructs in English is also clear cut proof. IELTS is one of many ways to meet the legal definition of "Functional English".

If...
Apr 8th 2010, 11:54 am
Replies: 22
Views: 8,923
Posted By welshtony

Re: Bridging Visa B

The Bridging Visa A (BVA) was granted to you the day you applied for the 487 visa - So you are the holder of a BVA and a Working Holiday Visa (WHV) although the BVA does not "come into effect" until...
Apr 8th 2010, 11:48 am
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By welshtony

Re: Old STNI visa extension

It is much easier to meet the requirements for grant of a 3 month RRV, when you are applying inside Australia. If you have to leave for some personal reason that requires your presence overseas,...
Apr 8th 2010, 11:32 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By welshtony

Re: Spouse English Dilemma

Hi Usman

IELTS Average 4.5 is just one way to prove Functional English and you can insist that DIAC consider your wife's claims that she has an acceptable qualification that was taught completely...
Apr 8th 2010, 11:22 am
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By welshtony

Re: Ielts for Secondary Applicant

No, it is not 4.5 in each - it is an average band score of 4.5

You need an AGGREGATE total of at least 17.5 which is averaged out at 4.375 and rounded up to an average band score of 4.5.

It can...
Apr 8th 2010, 11:18 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,690
Posted By welshtony

Re: 475 visa to PR - as a business owner. Has anyone done this?

To give more specific advice I would need to know the type of business, who puts in what hours doing what etc.. Proof of being paid a full-time salary, on it's own, does not prove full-time work so...
Apr 8th 2010, 11:13 am
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By welshtony

Re: RRV Question

Hi Shaz

If you were in Australia as a PR for the 2 years before you recently returned, you can apply for an RRV through London at any time, within 3 years of your departure from Australia, and...
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