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Old 05-25-2016, 03:09 PM
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Immigrating from US to Australia

Hello All,
I have been studying and living in the US for past 10 years.My company wants me to move to Australia,either Melbourne or Sydney. i am thinking of making this move permanent and needed some information in regards to it.
I wanted to ask is it worth it getting a visa through my workplace(will that be of any help) or should i apply independently instead. I have also been told there are certain work visa whose time does not count towards citizenship.
My goal is to get a visa either work or independent that can lead me to get the PR card and ofcourse the citizenship later on.
What would you all suggest,let my company apply for me or do it myself?
Secondly what kind of visa(since i see there are different type of work visa) should i tell my company to apply for me(if i go with that route)?
Thirdly how time consuming is the process,to get the PR card and to get the citizenship if for example i get the work visa in october?
I have a bachelor and masters degree in accounting and Business.I have been working as an external auditor for the past3 years and have few more year experience in business.
Your answers will be appreciated. Thank you

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Old 05-25-2016, 11:41 PM
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Hello Azzuri09,

If you hold an accounting degree and have been practising as an accountant for the past decade, there is a high probability you will be able to apply independently as a Skilled Migrant. I will need to know a little bit more about your circumstances in order to conduct a preliminary assessment of your situation to see if there are other quicker and less expensive alternatives. Also, with the Skilled Migration visas, a points test of 60 points minimum is required.

Skilled Migration is usually gives you Permanent Residency status right away and citizenship usually follows once you have satisfied residency requirements in Australia for a period of time.

If your employer had an entity in Australia which is looking to sponsor you then there are two potential pathways. The temporary pathway is the 457 visa which allows you to become a permanent resident 2 years later. The permanent pathway is what we call the Employer Nominated visa. Both pathways will allow you to apply for citizenship once residency requirements are satisfied.

Out of the two options above, Skilled Migration is the preferred pathway in my opinion as you are relying on your own skill set and qualifications to achieve an outcome.

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Old 06-06-2016, 02:09 AM
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Hi there,
Very exciting about your forthcoming move to Australia.
Given visa applications can be quite complex, I would speak to your HR Manager or seek independent advice from an Immigration Lawyer.

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Old 06-10-2016, 04:43 AM
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Hello azzuri09.. it is nice that you are thinking to move here permanently. I am also an immigrant here and Australia is simply a wonderful place to live.

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