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Hello all,

I'll try to be brief. We're a married couple, living in a northern african country and we are thinking of starting the australian visa process.

But we are not sure if we should do it in the first place because we do not know what to expect.

Presently, we are quite comfortable. We have good, well paying jobs, we bought an apartment that we still pay loan for, we have two cars, some savings, no kids. We travel, we enjoy life and all that..but! we don’t like this society anymore. The country is good, we enjoy relative freedom and we don’t feel oppressed..except that we feel that we don’t belong here anymore.

Enter, immigration. The whole idea behind immigration is to enjoy a better quality of life, to live in an advanced society where we would pay our taxes and actually “feel” that our taxes are being used for the good of society, to become active members of the society and maybe have some kids in the “right” environment.

Because we are doing OK now, we’re afraid that it’ll be very tough (in the beginning?)..we know it’ll be tough but we don’t know how nor for how long it’ll continue being tough.

Because our jobs are not technical/scientific (we’re not technicians/engineers/doctors of any kind) I was thinking about Visa 189.

But that’s basically all I know! IF we get selected, how does it go from there ? do I go straight to start a job ? do I have to re enroll in university and start over ? will I have a choice about where to live in Australian or will it depend on the regional interest ? Australia is a ..continent! how “bad” can this regional constraint be ?

Thank you in advance for your help and feedback
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Hello all,

I'll try to be brief. We're a married couple, living in a northern african country and we are thinking of starting the australian visa process.

But we are not sure if we should do it in the first place because we do not know what to expect.

Presently, we are quite comfortable. We have good, well paying jobs, we bought an apartment that we still pay loan for, we have two cars, some savings, no kids. We travel, we enjoy life and all that..but! we don't like this society anymore. The country is good, we enjoy relative freedom and we don't feel oppressed..except that we feel that we don't belong here anymore.

Enter, immigration. The whole idea behind immigration is to enjoy a better quality of life, to live in an advanced society where we would pay our taxes and actually "feel" that our taxes are being used for the good of society, to become active members of the society and maybe have some kids in the "right" environment.

Because we are doing OK now, we're afraid that it'll be very tough (in the beginning?)..we know it'll be tough but we don't know how nor for how long it'll continue being tough.

Because our jobs are not technical/scientific (we're not technicians/engineers/doctors of any kind) I was thinking about Visa 189.

But that's basically all I know! IF we get selected, how does it go from there ? do I go straight to start a job ? do I have to re enroll in university and start over ? will I have a choice about where to live in Australian or will it depend on the regional interest ? Australia is a ..continent! how "bad" can this regional constraint be ?

Thank you in advance for your help and feedback
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If you are looking for accuracy and guidance, please consult a registered migration agent . A few of them post here on a regular basis.

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Thank you for taking the time to read the post !

I am looking for some general information that I couldn't find online (please disregard the questions about the regions as I now understand that is not a constraint for the Visa 189) in order to decide if "it's worth it" and what to expect in general.

We are in our mid 30s, not even sure about our odds of successful applications and considering the cost and efforts that this involves, I thought I'd start by asking for general advice before engaging discussions with a migration agent.
 

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Thank you for taking the time to read the post !

I am looking for some general information that I couldn't find online (please disregard the questions about the regions as I now understand that is not a constraint for the Visa 189) in order to decide if "it's worth it" and what to expect in general.

We are in our mid 30s, not even sure about our odds of successful applications and considering the cost and efforts that this involves, I thought I'd start by asking for general advice before engaging discussions with a migration agent.
I am not very knowledgeable on the 189 visa, but I think you'll need to be more specific about what your fields of work are, experience levels, qualification, etc to judge some of the questions you are asking (both whether you would qualify or how easy it might be to find work). But even then the advice of an MRA will be a lot more valuable as they see a lot more cases.

Obviously most people on this forum think its worth it, since we're all trying to get there or have already succeeded!
 

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I am not very knowledgeable on the 189 visa, but I think you'll need to be more specific about what your fields of work are, experience levels, qualification, etc to judge some of the questions you are asking (both whether you would qualify or how easy it might be to find work). But even then the advice of an MRA will be a lot more valuable as they see a lot more cases.

Obviously most people on this forum think its worth it, since we're all trying to get there or have already succeeded!
Thank you taco! You are right, I did not give any valuable information, my bad. We work in communication, we have 11 and 9 years experience in our field, we both have masters degree, the wife has an MBA and thinking of applying for "Marketing Specialist". However, we do not have any international work experience let alone australian experience and I am not sure how much of a handicap this can be
 

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Without relevant work experience you will not be able to satisfy the criteria for the mandatory pre-migration skills assesment as a Marketing Specialist, or a similar skilled occupation.
 

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Without relevant work experience you will not be able to satisfy the criteria for the mandatory pre-migration skills assesment as a Marketing Specialist, or a similar skilled occupation.
Thank you for the reply Russell. I believe I can justify at least 7 years of relevant work experience for "Marketing Specialist".

Do you believe I should start by getting my skills assesment done first and take it from there ? Is Visa Class 189 the best fit and how big of a handicap not having work experience in Australia will be in your opinion ?

Thanks a lot in advance !!
 
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