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Livinthedream1 Sun 17-Jan-16 16:52:44


Does anyone have in depth knowledge of the visa system of Australia? I'm looking for a way to gain any extra points n a visa application. My husband is applying for a Regional Visa to WA. His brother also lives in WA on a 489 visa and is not yet a Permanent Resident. Can we claim any visa points for this? I have searched can't find any definitive answer. We can't wait for his permanent residency to come through as then we loose to many points on age and the points won't help.

Can anyone shed any light? Thank you

echt Mon 18-Jan-16 03:34:34

Have you looked on the PomsinOz website? They have section devoted to visas, etc. Are traffic than here.

Good luck.

purpleapple1234 Mon 18-Jan-16 04:14:56

The Australian visa process is surely designed to keep people out. It is so complicated that the faint hearted give up and stay where they are! We are here now on a permanent visa. It took us over 5 years to apply, get the money the together, validate the visa and get out here, so my advice my not be completely up-to-date.

Do an english test - I did it to increase our points. Completely pointless as I have a degree, phd, work experience as a proof-reader, etc. in addition to being a native speaker. Also it costs money (of course!), but it may help to tip you over the limit. I did the IELTS test, which is held regularly around the country.

Other than that I can't really think of anything. Your age, qualifications and work experience will larger determine the points that you get. You will less points as you wait longer and maybe go down a category, but if you wait a year or so, maybe your work experience will go up (without the points for age going down?!). Do you have time to do further qualifications? I think that they changed the visa system a few years ago, so that you can't get points for relatives (although I may be wrong).

My feeling is that if you going after the working visa is no longer applicable (30s and 40s) your life experience will determine, if you are desired by Australia. They seem to want young well-qualified professionals. Good luck smile

BTW, the wages are higher here. So that the cost of coming out will be gained back eventually, so don't let that put you off! We are really happy here and despite the pain-in-the-arse visa process are very glad that we did it, and do respect the Australian's for their attitude (ignore the moaning!)

Ohthepressure Mon 18-Jan-16 12:00:04

Definitely look at British Expats or Poms in Oz for the up to date visa situation. I doubt someone without PR can support an application, temporary residents have very little rights or perks here. Jobs are pretty scarce here in lots of sectors, so whatever your occupations you'll need to be sure that you'll be coming out to a good likelihood of a job.
Good luck!

Livinthedream1 Mon 18-Jan-16 15:53:21

Thanks everyone for the replies. Will check out those links.

chloeb2002 Mon 01-Feb-16 15:58:47

Go for an employer sponsored visa .. 457. The get them to sponsor you for pr? We did that. Less carry on and stress

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