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I previously lived in Australia from the age of 2 to 10 and now want to take my Family back to live permanently. I am a UK citizen (as are my family) but we are resident in France at the moment.
But where to we start? The official sites and even this forum are full of longwinded technical jargon. Is there anywhere that there is a step by step guide, say for the Skilled Workers Visa. Are the services provided by say Live In Australia worthwhile.
I know this must have been asked a million times but any advice woudl be great but firstly, what do I do first??

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Ian


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Hi
I previously lived in Australia from the age of 2 to 10 and now want to take my Family back to live permanently. I am a UK citizen (as are my family) but we are resident in France at the moment.
But where to we start? The official sites and even this forum are full of longwinded technical jargon. Is there anywhere that there is a step by step guide, say for the Skilled Workers Visa. Are the services provided by say Live In Australia worthwhile.
I know this must have been asked a million times but any advice woudl be great but firstly, what do I do first??

Cheers
Ian
Hi Ian and yes there may seem to be a lot of long winded jargon though I do try and keep my lingo as plain as possible.
I've just posted for a similar request and so look at
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By advocates, I imagine you mean immigration agents and though they can help, they can also charge a lot of money and you first need to understand a little yourself about the immigration regulations - whether you will eligible or not.

Have a look first at the top two heading links on Workers - Visas & Immigration
There's a lot of information there via a menu driven system and more at our Visas&Immigration section.
Have a look and then start up a thread re further enquiry.

Cost wise, a visa is about $2500, medical examination and police check costs about $500, occupation assessment $500 - $1500, an airfare $1000 and if you use an advocate, perhaps $3000.
Not much change from $10,000.
A skilled worker has two options, the employer sponsorship route or independent and the very first thing is re your skills and having qualifications assessed.
A-Z Occupations List - Australian Skills Recognition Information is a complete listing of occupations with references to skill assessments and other requirements in Australia.

Are Live in Australia an agency and if so, you'd be paying them a bit and even if you reckon that's OK, I'd advise people to have some understanding themselves of the process - a fair bit of long winded reading!
and then be aware of the possible time-frame involved in a visa application processing.
For that have a read of http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...processing.pdf

Feel free to ask further.





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Thanks for the information. I have been investigating more and am starting to get the idea.

On area I am worried about and not sure if anyone has had a similar issue but I would be looking at a Skilled Independent Migrants Visa but my current occupation for the past 5 years has not been in the field of my profession. I am qualified and have 18 years experience in Satellite/Communications Engineering with my last position (ending Jan 2005). I have taken time out to start and run my own sports holiday company in France. I aim to rejoin the the satellite and communications sector but I noticed you only get points if you have been working 3 out of the last 4 years in this profession.

I am not sure this will be any help but I was a permanent resident in Australia from 1969 to 1976 as my parents emigrated from the UK. They aren't there now but noticed another type of visa allow previous permanent residents back in.

Thanks for the help

Ian


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I am not sure this will be any help but I was a permanent resident in Australia from 1969 to 1976 as my parents emigrated from the UK. They aren't there now but noticed another type of visa allow previous permanent residents back in.
Is that the Right of Return Visa you've noticed? for I know that has a reference for PRs but I'd be surprised if a 34 year gap was covered.

As for not working in a nominal occupation for which you were going to use qualifications, that does create a problem in regard to independent application for there is a requirement to have 12 months experience in past 24 prior to application as a basic requirement.

If you're getting close to 45 or already there, that's another restriction for you and only skilled path would be employer sponsorship where age exemptions may be possible.





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