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Laki Witha February 21, 2012 at 2:24 am

4 people of my family have PR which is getting expired in Nov. 2012. Currently we are in USA. We were in australia just for 1 month out of 5 years of PR grant. We want to apply for PR extension.
What is the best way to apply for PR extension?
Shall we go to Aus. before Nov. 2012 and apply to extention? what are the chances to get an extension.

We both are currently working/live permanently in USA as Software engineer. But one day we are planning to live Australia with my own sisters family.

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Bimal May 3, 2012 at 4:10 am

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am planning to move to Australia after getting through my IELTS-general portion. I am extremely good in Agriculture with a special knowledge in Plant Nursery Management, Gardening, Plant Propagation Techniques and other Plant Nursery Activities with more than 15 years experience in both theory and practical. In addition, I am qualified in the Advanced Certificate in Laboratory Technology Program designed with the support of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Vancouver and the Open Universities in South Asian Commonwealth Countries. I am in need of finding information in related to the job opportunities in the field of Plant Nursery Industry. Please help me in this regard.
Good Luck,
Thanks,

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kumari January 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

my husband applied for 475 skilled regional relative sponsored visa in oct 2011, when Chemist was there in SOL . He was allocated to CO in apr 2012 and requested for some docs as well as medicals and PCC. He submitted all the docs. Again CO asked for further docs time to time till july 2012. His last submission was in AUG 2012 i.e. with in the time scale that CO requested.

From july 2012, chemist occupation was removed from the new SOL. But, he launched his application in OCT 2011. CO is not contacted yet, after submission of docs in aug 2012. please clarify me whether his application is acceptable or not? which priority group would he comes under?

thanks

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Trevor Williams February 10, 2013 at 3:15 am

My name is Trevor Williams. I am a 54 year old bricklayer with 34 years experience from the UK.I am living in Central coast NSW and live near my Son and 2 Grandchildren. My Son is a resident and has been here 10 years. Are there any lists that you know of that advertise companies looking to employ oversea's worker on a 457 visa.

Kind regards.

Trevor Williams.

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Thameem May 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Hi,
I'm Thameem from India and I'm planning to apply skilled independent visa(189).

My total work experience in sale & marketing is 8 years , Over all IELTS score is 6 ( L-6, W-5.5, R- 5.5, S-7 ) , Over all Score Point 60.

Please help me , whether i can proceed with above points and experience for PR ( subclass189).

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Stephanie October 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm

TO apply 189 visa you must satisfy 60 points.

your work experience must be related to your nominated skills occupations or closely related to occupations, depends on what is your nominated skills occupations I don’t think your sales and marketing is in the SOL.
Your ILETS must have average of 6 with no band lower than 6.
What is your age, your age can also give you some points.

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JUNPEN May 25, 2013 at 10:38 am

I had lost my visa grant notice tourist visa how can i do

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nahmed May 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Hi i am travelling to sydney in 1st week of june on business visa, i have partnership firm in india, i had a company in sydney as representative firm, which has given the invite, can i convert the business visa to work visa

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Gurpreet August 23, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Dear sir,

I need some information. My husband lives in Australia from last 7 years. He applied his visa subclass 487 before 3 years. Result is still waiting. May I please know when the file will open of this visa.

Thanx!

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Utpal Bhowmick November 14, 2014 at 7:28 am

Dear Madam/Sir,
My name is Mr Utpal Bhowmick ,I am 58 yrs old Retired from Air India ,I have just retired from Air India Commercial department after putting up 34 years of service.I am looking for a challenging position in an organization where I can use my knowledge/skill and also gain experience and knowledge at a personal level. Any company or any Indian Businessman in Australia wants to hire an Indian with administrative background for back office job/correspondence/interaction in email /coordination /collate data ,information can contact me as I am eager to serve in Australia.I have a valid passport.Now this what i want.
Now I would like to know as an Indian,can I work in Australia,If yes how do I apply for visa and norms applicable..
Regards

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Sonia February 21, 2015 at 12:01 pm

My husband has applied pr on basis of blood sponsor since 2010.
Let me know when we get the result

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sujon June 16, 2015 at 6:59 am

I got 496 visa.Can I live any designated area?

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Ishan Lama February 19, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Dear Madam/Sir,

My name is Mr. Ishan Lama of 28 yrs.I have an experience in Sales and looking for a challenging position in an organization where I can use my knowledge/skill and also gain experience and knowledge at a personal level. Any company or any Indian Businessman in Australia wants to hire an Indian with administrative background for back office job/correspondence/interaction in email /coordination /collate data ,information can contact me as I am eager to serve in Australia.I have a valid passport.
Now I would like to know as an Indian,can I work in Australia,If yes how do I apply for visa and norms applicable.

Regards,
Ishan lama

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Neeru March 14, 2017 at 10:51 am

Hello Sir,
My situation is very complicated. My visa was cancelled in November 2015 due to my visit in India. I need to enrolled in October 2014 in my diploma program but due to some reasons I couldn’t inrolled but I inrolled in may intake 2015 in different college. All the things were good but when I visited in India in November 2015 I got email from immigration to intend my visa cancellation. I put my reasons to not cancel my visa but they cancelled in November 2015. I just need to know can I apply for any temporary visa to Australia or not or can I apply for partner visa as my partner is on 457 visa.
Can u please suggest me any way to come back in Australia.

Thanks

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sanduni perera April 21, 2017 at 2:31 am

Hi , just wanted to clarify if someone is on bridging visa A (subclass 010) category with work rights will they be able to claim a full tax refund at the end of the financial year ? Asking as she was able to claim all her tax back while she was on the student visa .

Thanks heaps

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Bad Hawk June 17, 2017 at 9:40 am

Hi there

I have few problem to clarify. please someone reply me for this.

Few years ago I was studying in a University as international student. in the mean time I got loan from a bank and I paid over 90% of it and unable to pay rest and back to my country. I know that is bad but I do not have any option.Now I am trying to back to Australia for live. Further, my CRIB report also clear now. I wanted to know am I blacklisted for the bank or any other transaction? is these cause to get PR?

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Mohammad September 10, 2017 at 12:04 pm

dear,
I get 489 regional sponsored vise from Northern Inland of NSW. is there any legal issue after arriving AUS if I start to stay some other region ? Say some region in QLD which is also a low population growth area.
according to this visa condition before apply for PR through 887 one need to full fill 1Yr of Full time work pay slip & 2 Yrs of Rental in specified region, is it mandatory to start that from the beginning or within 4Yr these need to manage ?

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Lak March 20, 2018 at 11:34 am

Hi, please let me know how should i submit police report for Australian PR process? Is it by scanned copy or online copy?

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Manu April 27, 2018 at 5:21 am

Hi I will be on bridging visa in month of may 2018. When we have kept file for our rsms visa at that time we have added my son name . at that time he was in India. Now he is staying with us on 485 visa So I want to know that will my son also on bridging visa. or we have to lodge his file again for bridging visa. Please let me know As soon as possible

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Nitesh May 19, 2018 at 3:17 am

I have a question. My friend got his PR on state sponsorship SA 190 . There is a moral obligation that he should live over there for 2 years. but after entering Australia Adelaide, after one month he moved back overseas for two years. He filled all his surveys while he was overseas. After two years he come to Melbourne and start living here. I want to ask is there any bad affect for him in future if SA knows.

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