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Aug 22nd 2017, 10:43 am
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By davoaj

Re: Skilled employment

Sorry about the delay, thanks for the replies.

I'm not actually a solicitor now, although had considered getting admitted in Aus as a potential path to residency but decided not to.
Aug 14th 2017, 10:18 am
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By davoaj

Skilled employment

Quick question re skilled employment for visa purposes, are you required to have your skills formally assessed, like you would for Australia?

Or is it sufficient that an employer has offered you...
May 9th 2017, 9:47 am
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By davoaj

186 ENS changes and dates

The changes to the 457 and 186 visas have dealt my plans for a permanent return to Australia a significant blow.

My occupation is now only on the combined list of eligible occupations and...
Apr 24th 2017, 12:04 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,022
Posted By davoaj

Re: Breaking News - 457 visa being abolished

This is a big blow for me.

Whilst I always knew 457 didn't guarantee PR, it at least offered a chance.

Seems my occupation is now only on the STSOL.

Will wait to see how the next year...
Feb 21st 2017, 11:35 am
Replies: 16
Views: 8,255
Posted By davoaj

Re: First year thoughts of a sun baked country

Great post and very interesting as we're planning on making the move in 2018 when our children will be a similar age - nearly 3 and 1.

Brisbane is appealing more and more, the impression I get is...
Forum: Australia
Feb 10th 2017, 12:56 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,291
Posted By davoaj

Re: Moving to Sydney in 9 weeks - HELP! To do list??

On the car front - pretty sure you can only import if you are entering on a permanent visa, plus as Spuddyo says, the cost and hassle of it even if you could import, would only be worthwhile for...
Jan 30th 2017, 10:25 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By davoaj

Re: Age limit to citizenship and limit to number of tourist visas

A 186 would be ideal, some work to do to explore how likely that is with an employer.

Suppose it comes down to how I present myself to them, ensuring they can see it's a long term move having...
Jan 26th 2017, 11:03 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By davoaj

Re: Age limit to citizenship and limit to number of tourist visas

Have had a look this morning, closest description to my occupation is sales and marketing manager, which only appears on the CSOL.

Am I right in thinking this would rule out anything other than an...
Jan 26th 2017, 8:31 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By davoaj

Re: Age limit to citizenship and limit to number of tourist visas

That's a good point, it's been over 6 years since I switched careers now and last time I looked at the requirements was probably a couple of years ago.

Will check it out and see what the...
Jan 25th 2017, 11:51 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By davoaj

Re: Age limit to citizenship and limit to number of tourist visas

Thanks verystormy, appreciate it's no guarantee.

However, unless someone thinks otherwise I reckon 457 is probably our best/only route back. On the employer side, the same could be said of many...
Jan 20th 2017, 8:48 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By davoaj

Re: Age limit to citizenship and limit to number of tourist visas

As Polly said, not all 457's require a skills assessment and I know from personal experience that the roles I will be looking at do not, from personal experience and the fact that they are regularly...
Jan 19th 2017, 9:37 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By davoaj

Re: Age limit to citizenship and limit to number of tourist visas

On the PR side, the key is that by going down the 457 route you then don't need to complete a skills assessment when you eventually apply for PR. So as long as the job you are doing is on the...
Forum: Australia
Jan 19th 2017, 3:37 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 5,100
Posted By davoaj

Re: How to qualify as a solicitor in Australia?

I looked into this a few years ago and would second MelVan's comments.

Once qualified in E&W, it's far from straight forward to gain qualification in Aus, which is required in order to pass a...
Jan 19th 2017, 3:27 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,592
Posted By davoaj

Age limit to citizenship and limit to number of tourist visas

My wife and I lived in Sydney for nearly 2 years (on a 457) and came back to the UK in 2012, to start a family and make use of a bigger support network amongst other things.

Almost 5 years down...
Forum: Australia
Jan 8th 2013, 7:53 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By davoaj

Re: UK lawyer looking to get NSW admission

Ha ha harsh but true.

Irony is I can't stand it, but if it'll get me in then losing the last 8 years or so of my life to it will have at least been good for something!!

Law society of NSW and...
Forum: Australia
Jan 7th 2013, 6:57 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By davoaj

UK lawyer looking to get NSW admission

Hi everyone

I'm a UK qualified lawyer and am looking to lodge an EoI with a view to applying for a 189 visa, but appreciate that before doing so I need to have a suitable skills assesment, which...
Aug 19th 2012, 8:16 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By davoaj

Re: A return to Sydney, 457 to PR

My previous employer in Sydney has made it clear the door is open for my return (I was employed by them as spouse under my wife's 457 visa whilst we were in Sydney).

Can imagine employers willing...
Aug 19th 2012, 6:24 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By davoaj

Re: A return to Sydney, 457 to PR

Thanks Polly, appreciate the heads up.

From having a read through the Skills Select site, it seems that an ENS (subclass 186) might be the way forward, if I can get an employer to provide...
Aug 19th 2012, 4:58 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By davoaj

A return to Sydney, 457 to PR

My wife and I returned to the UK earlier this year after 18 months on sceondment in Sydney. It hasn't taken us long to decide where we want to be long term.

So the planning begins.

In short,...
Sep 8th 2011, 7:46 am
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By davoaj

Beers tonight in Brisbane?

Evening everyone!

Bit of a random one and at very short notice but I'm in Brisbane with work today and tomorrow and am at a bit of a loose end tonight from around 8pm.

Any suggestions for...
Oct 25th 2010, 11:35 am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,659
Posted By davoaj

Re: 457 Visa - How long will it take?

Seems like there'll be a few of us arriving in Sydney in November.

I'm hoping to fly out week commencing 8 November. Got our temporary accommodation sorted now as well which is good.
Oct 22nd 2010, 12:45 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,659
Posted By davoaj

Re: 457 Visa - How long will it take?

Mine came through yesterday, just waiting for the shipping company to confirm when they can fit us in and then we'll be booking our flights!

Application was lodged on 1 October, so took just short...
Oct 12th 2010, 11:37 am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,659
Posted By davoaj

Re: 457 Visa - How long will it take?

I'm in the same boat, wife and I are waiting on a 457 that was submitted on 1 October.

We were told 2 to 4 weeks by the agent/employer and my notice period in my current job expires on 29 October...
Forum: Australia
Sep 27th 2010, 3:05 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By davoaj

Starting your own business in Oz

Afternoon all

Not long now until I head off to Sydney, just waiting on the Mrs’ 457 visa to be confirmed in line with her 25 October start date. Hopefully we’ll be able to get our flight booked...
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