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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi, my first post here:) I'm thinking about applying Victoria 190 or 491 Visa. As I started my work not long ago (just about 3 months), I wonder if I should wait for another 3 months to apply for 190 or apply for 491 now?! I know it says minimum 6 months work experience, just wonder if anyone...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hi there I am a student in Melbourne, currently doing a PhD from RMIT University. I have done my bachelors and masters from overseas in Electrical Engineering. I want to apply for state nomination upon completion of my PhD. My question is if I seek nomination for 190 visa (if or when VIC...
  3. Education
    Hello everyone! My situation is not an easy one because I have Bachelor's in Russian Philology and Master's in Psychology. So, I have only 2 years of studying Psychology without any experience in the field. Although, I've done an interdisciplinary research and I am really passionate about...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys, I would like to apply for 190 visa for either NSW or Victoria and it would be great if u could help me on this. I have 65 points (Without State sponsorship) Profile: Developer Programmer Working: Technology Analyst at Cognizant technologies, India from June 2014 ( apparently 0...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Australia's population increased by 337,800 people in the year to June 2016, but there are wide divergences between the growth rates in the various states and territories, the latest data shows. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that the population increased overall by 1.4%...
  6. Visas and immigration
    I received my grant for permanent residency visa subclass 189 in March 2016 and I visited Sydney in April for short trip ( 3days ) to activate my visa. Now I am moving to Melbourne on December permanently. I understand overseas license can be used to drive in victoria for 6 months. When does...
  7. Visas and immigration
    The Australian State of Victoria is the country's powerhouse in terms of population growth with the latest data showing that people are moving there from other regions and from overseas. The figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal that the population in Victoria has increased by...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Australia has long been a popular choice for expats, especially from the UK but a new survey suggests that this trend may be changing as three people leave for every one that arrived. The trend is particularly noticeable in Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland with overall some 76.1% of...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys, first post here, Hi everybody! :) I am currently working on a 457 visa in Melbourne and since it's already been almost 2 years we are thinking about getting our PR through a subclass 190 visa. I do have a few questions though, hoping that I am not the first to jump through these...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Hello everybody! Today we received our relationship registration certification and I wanted to thanks to everyone for their help and everything! A little bit about us: We are living in Melbourne more than 5 years. So we have lots of documents to show "12 months residence in VIC" from our...
  11. Visas and immigration
    The Australian State of Victoria has become very popular with people from within Australia moving to live and work in the state, but fewer are arriving from abroad, new data shows. Victoria has recorded its highest net interstate migration in over 40 years, according to figures released today...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, Me (AUS Permanent Resident) and my partner met in Japan early last year and have been together since. She arrived in Australia (VIC) on a working holiday visa late June, we took temporary residence at my sisters place for a week or two until we could find a place to rent and move in...
  13. Visas and immigration
    More people than ever are living in Australia's major cities and they are projected to see their populations jump even further in the next 40 years with Melbourne becoming the largest city. New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that the nation's state capitals packed...
  14. Visas and immigration
    The Australian state of Victoria has launched an online Overseas Skills Registry to make it easier for overseas skilled workers who have skills in demand to connect with employers. The registry is designed to broaden overseas skilled workers' local networks, and support them to access job...
  15. Visas and immigration
    A record number of people, many of them who have made a new life for themselves over decades, became Australian citizens on Australia Day. A record 17,863 people took part in services across the country to pledge themselves to their new nation in a year that marks the 65th anniversary of...
  16. Visas and immigration
    There could be more jobs created in the Australian state of Victoria in the mining sector due to reforms that aim to cut red tape. The mining, oil and gas sectors are popular with expat workers whose expertise is often needed, but Victoria has been regarded as lagging behind other regions...
  17. Visas and immigration
    The government of the state of Victoria in Australia has launched an online service to connect newly arrived skilled migrants and overseas qualified professionals with employers. The service allows overseas qualified professionals to profile their skills, qualifications and experience for...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Hello everyone! It's been nearly a year that I've been reading this forum waiting for finally apply for my partner visa. I was planning to apply for my partner visa in October this year but I think I need some help with my case. I know no one here is a migration agent or works at Immigration...
  19. Visas and immigration
    Hello, My partner (who is an Australian) and I are planning on having a destination wedding in Sri Lanka (which is where i come from originally). Would someone be kind of enough to explain what the procedure would be to legally register the marriage in Victoria, Australia? FYI, I'll be...
  20. 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...
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