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Hi everyone, am new to the board so thought I would introduce myself. I won't babble on too much but brief info my partner,children and myself are hoping to emigrate next year to Australia on a 489 visa we have already done a skills assessment, and ielts academic English test so we are at the stage of submitting the Eoi. We have spoken to two agents who because my partner is 47 both recommended the 489. Looking forward to sharing your journeys as well as our own. :):)
 

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Hi Verystormy thank you for your reply, Thanks we have used a mara to check, we have 20 points for ielts, 15 for bachelor degree and 15 for over eight years working in that profession, then 10 for regional. We where told we only needed sixty and that is the sixty, we both also have relatives over there, me my sister and he has about four aunties and god knows how many cousins, but we didn't want to ask relatives that will come if needed. We have contemplated this for years, unfortunately with his age we get no points I would still get some, but I don't have a degree so we're going on his merits. We are meeting soon with the emigration group who we have asked to help us through the process (I know it costs and some think money better used for savings but if it helps stop stress and silly mix ups our end it will be well worth it) when we spoke to our Mara back in February he said it can be done but will be along process - which I believe is like most. I am concerned with the age thing and may put a post up asking if people our (or rather his) age have done it and how they found it, be interesting to see.
 

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There are things you need to consider.

First is regional. If you go down the 489 regional route, you need to investigate if there are jobs in the regional areas - often there are no major corporate companies in regional areas for example.

The other is I would recommend you take some financial planning advice as being a bit older can have some significant impacts as for example, you wont have enough time to build up a decent Super account (Australian pension system) but there can be restrictions on what pensions you can claim from the UK while in Australia.

A good starting point with this is Alan Collet from Go Matilda as, as well as being a migration agent is also a respected advisor on financial matters
 

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Thanks I will get my partner to have a chat with Alan, my partner is a financial controller- management accountant and has been looking into this side of things. But thank you again. My sister emigrated last year (same age as my partner) and they did not and do not seem to have any issues, and she did not have much financially to take with them. However we are pretty ok financially and will have a good amount to bring. Thank you for your reply kind regards Alison
 

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One thing you do need to be very aware of is that Oz has a significant over supply of accountants. It was flagged for removal from the occupation list and many were surprised it wasn't.
 

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Yes we were worried about that but he is in a senior position which seems to be favourable and looking at the new sol and cool lists for 2016 -2017 they are still up there. We are also aware that all of these have ceilings to what amount they e
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We have looked long and hard at this for along time I lived in Perth as a child, my family did not try for citezenship, parents came back got visa extended, my man was very poorly and my mum wished to be with her unfortunately visa ran out, then my father became poorly doctors wouldn't let him fly so we had to settle in England although Australia has always been in our hearts and if it turns out we aren't successful at least I can say I really really tried, we are wanting to come and give something to Australia both of us working plus two elder children ready to learn a trade needed, eldest one ready to do teacher training when he gets his degree. This is a big decision we haven't taken lightly we've looked at all avenues looked at all things concerned with such a big move, and do realise that although my partner has twenty years experience and got to a high level within his field that age seems to be more important, but we still have the go until we actually get the big no we will try. Kind regards Alison
 

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Yes we were worried about that but he is in a senior position which seems to be favourable and looking at the new sol and cool lists for 2016 -2017 they are still up there. We are also aware that all of these have ceilings to what amount they e
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We have looked long and hard at this for along time I lived in Perth as a child, my family did not try for citezenship, parents came back got visa extended, my man was very poorly and my mum wished to be with her unfortunately visa ran out, then my father became poorly doctors wouldn't let him fly so we had to settle in England although Australia has always been in our hearts and if it turns out we aren't successful at least I can say I really really tried, we are wanting to come and give something to Australia both of us working plus two elder children ready to learn a trade needed, eldest one ready to do teacher training when he gets his degree. This is a big decision we haven't taken lightly we've looked at all avenues looked at all things concerned with such a big move, and do realise that although my partner has twenty years experience and got to a high level within his field that age seems to be more important, but we still have the go until we actually get the big no we will try. Kind regards Alison
Do not even consider Perth at the moment. It is having some fairly severe economic problems due to the mining downturn.

We moved back from Perth in March after 8 years there but with the last 18 months struggling to get work. I was applying for anything and everything, but, even for roles such as shelf stacking they were getting hundreds of applications.

There are now 17,000 empty houses in WA as a result of people having to leave.

When I flew home on the 5th March, almost everyone in the queue at check in were other families leaving.
 

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Do not even consider Perth at the moment. It is having some fairly severe economic problems due to the mining downturn.

We moved back from Perth in March after 8 years there but with the last 18 months struggling to get work. I was applying for anything and everything, but, even for roles such as shelf stacking they were getting hundreds of applications.

There are now 17,000 empty houses in WA as a result of people having to leave.

When I flew home on the 5th March, almost everyone in the queue at check in were other families leaving.
Hi,

First of all sorry to hijack the thread but I am not able to control myself. I am newbie to this forum and planning for immigration. After reading your comment I have doubt on my own decision. Is the job scenario same all over Australia or it is specific to Perth only.

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Gulshan
 

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Hi,

First of all sorry to hijack the thread but I am not able to control myself. I am newbie to this forum and planning for immigration. After reading your comment I have doubt on my own decision. Is the job scenario same all over Australia or it is specific to Perth only.

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Gulshan
The east coast is mainly fine, there are some issues with the NT and Brisbane has cooled, but nothing like WA.

Though any occupations related to resources are bad everywhere
 
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