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Old 11-20-2019, 05:33 AM
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Originally Posted by ButterflyP View Post
Do you think that's from the moment you lodge an expression of interest?

Sorry for being pedantic. I am having to budget how long I'll have to be jobless for because I can't work my current job after the six month work restrictions for the WHV.
Fair question and fair considerations - I would think it is from the point of time you have applied for Tasmania state nomination, e.g. from this page:

Don't forget though, once you get the Tasmania nomination, then you typically get 60 days to apply for the 190/491 visa, and then processing time can be many months more.

So unless you are eligible for a Bridging Visa that will give you work rights (usually upon applying for the PR visa) while you wait onshore for your 190/491 visa to process, you may not be able to work till you are granted your 190/491 visa.

It may be worth consulting a MARA agent, a few offer free advice / free first consultations:
190 ACT | ANZSCO 411711 | 75+5

ACWA skills assessment completed 15 Jun 18
ACT nomination lodged 20 Jun 18
ACT nomination 21 Aug 18
190 lodged 21 Aug 18
Added de facto via Form 1436 12 Nov 18
De facto added by CO 14 Nov 18
CO contact de facto medical/functional english 1 Dec 18
Responded to CO 6 Dec 18
CO contact de facto functional english (already provided) 22 Feb 19
Responded to CO 25 Feb 19

Grant 4 Mar 19

Happy to share my experience with ACWA, ACT, SG PCC, Form 1436.

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