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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi folks, I have PR 190 and my wife and small child are also on this visa. I was the primary applicant and they are my dependants. I am eligible to go ahead with citizenship in a year as I have been to Oz for about 5 years now. My wife has been only here for 1.5 year and she is not that keen on...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, We've applied for a partnership visa (820/801) with my partner and she should get the temporary (820) any time now (applied more than 15 months ago). If all goes well in a few years she'll become a PR with the 801. However we plan to go live in Europe and will probably be there for a...
  3. New member introductions
    Hello, i’m new as a posting member but have visited many times for answers to difficult questions. Hence this one - I applied for 820/801 in September 2017 and was awarded the 820 in November 2018. I have been working full time for a company in a nationwide position since November 2017 and...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hi, Im an Australian citizen and my partner (american) an were going to apply for a visa for him to live here and eventually for us to get married. Applying for a visa seems quite intricate and we want to make sure we do it right, the best and fastest way possible. Ive been told about...
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    Hi all! I was wondering if someone could help me please, my hubby is in the army and is due to leave in 2020. Our first plan is to try and do a lateral transfer to the ADF, but I figured we could do with a backup plan. After doing a bit of research it seems like SOL may be an option, however...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, I'm a 475 visa holder (489 equivalent nowadays). In order to get 887 you need to show 1 year full time employment + 2 years residence in regional area. I arrived to Adelaide in December 2014, and was there until November 2015 (11 months). During those 11 months I didn't get a...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Hello, I am hoping for some advice. Ive recently been made redundant at work but am looking to still sponsor my husband to move out here to Australia. Im currently in the US with him so once we return to Perth later in the year I will be "unemployed" but not receiving benefits. Do you think...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I am a UK citizen that has lived and worked in Adelaide, South Australia for the last two years on a sponsored 457 working visa, sponsored by my UK employer. Not wanting to return to the UK once my sponsored work here is finished, I am looking to apply for a Skilled Migrant Permanent...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I am an Australian permanent resident and will be moving to Sydney in July. Wanted to know what would be the best way to carry money there as I do not have any Australian bank a/c as yet. Should I carry some liquid cash to pay for the initial bills, etc., open an a/c there and transfer from...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Hello, I would like to know the maximum duration of time an Australian PR holder is allowed to stay outside the country. Thanks
  12. Immigration Timelines
    Hi there! I haven't been on the forum since just after my 820 was granted about 9 months ago (time flies!) but was wondering about the timeline for Part 2, the permanent 100 visa. They say it usually takes 2 years but it could be shorter? My 2 year mark is in January so I still have plenty of...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Hi there, I have a good friend of mine that would like to migrate from China, on a provisional business visa initially with the intention to continue in Australia longer term. He is a small property developer in china and would like to start up a property development business in Australia as...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys, Just thought I would ask you all a question as I am quite intrigued by something and want to know if anyone noticed the same thing! I am an Australia citizen and my husband is applying for a spouse visa (309/100) from UK. We are now at the stage where he is applying for his medicals...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Hey, I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years in August and we are wanting to bring him to Australia to live and work not on a student visa and not with a marriage visa. We were hoping for some kind of working visa which can lead to a permanent residence visa or a defacto visa looks perfect for...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Do you have a PhD? Holders of a recognised PhD now have a streamlined pathway to permanent residence. The Victorian Government has introduced a new pathway to state nomination through the Skilled Nominated 190 visa. To be eligible, applicants will need to: have completed a PhD in at a...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Are you a current or recent Subclass 457 visa holder? The Victorian Government is piloting a streamlined pathway to permanent residency for current or recent Subclass 457 visa holders. Applications for this pathway will be processed within four weeks compared to the standard twelve week...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Good day to everybody. I was granted a visa under my father who got his (visa) sponsored by his job. I've been here for 5 months already and yes working. Last week I had a talk with my father telling me that their company will dissolve his team 2 months from now, he's really disappointed that...
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    I am currently on a 4 year Subclass 457 (temp employer sponsored) which expires in Aug 2012. I am exploring potential avenues to change to a permanent visa as I wish to reside in Australia and later gain citizenship. I am currently living in QLD. At present I have been exploring the following...
  20. Visas and immigration
    The situation between myself and my partner is rather unique so we're wanting to find out a bit more information about the Partner Temporary/Permanent Visa (Subclass 820 and 801) on the basis of marriage. We met online and have been together for a few years communicating online through MSN...
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