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Old 12-21-2012, 11:46 AM
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Immigration To Australia Experience Letter Help!

I want to apply for Immigration to Australia. I have about 6 years of experience as Programmer. I worked for a company for about two years and after that I registered my own company and started working from home. I have myself and my wife as Directors of the company. She is also a programmer.

Now I want to apply for immigration as programmer. I have Tax forms for last 4 years. I have been to Australia on Business visa as well.

What do I do to show the experience as Programmer?
What would be the Experience letter format?
Who would sign the certificate?
Do I have to send my Client list as well?


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Hi -
This depends on the type of visa you are applying for. Generally temporary work visas such as the 457 visa have less rigorous employment documentation requirements than permanent visas, which also can require a skills assessment in some cases. Skills assessment authorities can have quite high documentation evidence requirements, which can include tax docs, invoices, statements from clients, etc.

Please let me know what type of visa you are applying for and I can get you more info on documenting self-employed income. and employment.

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Hi Mark,

Thanks for your reply. I want to go on Skilled Migration visa. I have to send my documents for Skill Assessment. I have clients all over the globe even in Australia. I can provide references and statements. I am confused if my case comes under Self employment ?

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Hi Rajinder - Without more details and documents from you it's hard to say for sure. However if you own company that you operate under, and if you are the only person doing the work, you may be considered to be self-employed. If the company you own is a company (separate legal entity) and you are employed by the company, you may be technically not self-employed from a tax or financial perspective, but I expect from a skills assessment point of view, you'll be considered to be self-employed since you wouldn't have any supervisor or manager who would be qualified to write a recommendation letter about your services to the company.

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What sort of documentation will be required in self employed case? I have to submit my documents for skill assessment. Is there any checklist which I should follow to complete my set of documents.

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If i was you i would take the advice of most people replying to your "help wanted". First see what visa you want to apply for, the visa application form will guide you, If it request,s letters from former employer,s then thats what you do, my advice is basically dont complicate things, sit and read the visa requirements step by step and as i said it will tell you what is required and where to go for information. Most applications ( and i take it you want a working visa) will ask for previous employment and contact details of employers and they do contact every single one of them, i know because i had confirmation on this from my past employer whom i worked for 15 years ago.


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DIAC has a checklist for most visas, and each skills assessment authority has a checklist of documents for the skills assessment you'll need for many of the skilled visas. You should consult DIAC and the appropriate skills assessment authority to find out their current requirements. Alternatively, you could engage a migration agent to assist you through the process.

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How much Migration agent would cost me roughly? I am willing to take professional help.


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HI Rajind3r -

That depends on the level of service offered by the agent and the type of visa application - 457 applications require far less time and resources than skilled visa application, and even within the skilled category, things differ from one visa subclass to another.

While most agents do not post their fees publicly, we do - see:

Our Fees – Northam & Associates

Personally I disagree with charging "what the market will pay" or charging based on the country of the applicant - you'll finds all kinds of interesting pricing systems out there. But whether you engage us or someone else to assist you, it's vital that you determine ALL of the fees up front, so no surprises during the process. For a skilled visa, in addition to the professional fees, you'll pay a DIAC visa application charge, plus application charges for the skills assessment and state sponsorship if applicable to your visa. That plus the usual health and police check fees from the respective depts.

Another issue you should ask about is what happens if you fail the skills assessment and decide not to pursue the visa application. Our policy is that for skilled visa applications, our fee is payable in 3 equal installments - 1/3rd to start the engagement and prepare the skills assessment application pkg, another 1/3rd upon successful skills assmt result to prepare the state sponsorship application pkg (if necessary), and the final 1/3rd if and only if you get an invitation and decide to accept and apply for the visa. If you fail the skills assessment and want to stop, no more is due.

Some agents will want most or all of the money before lodging the EOI, and won't defer the final payment until the visa application. Make sure whatever agent you use provides a complete timetable for their fees, and contingencies for if you are unable to continue with the application due to a failed skills assmt or failed state sponsorship, etc.

Hope this helps!

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HI Rajind3r -

That depends on the level of service offered by the agent and the type of visa application - 457 applications require far less time and resources than skilled visa application, and even within the skilled category, things differ from one visa subclass to another.

While most agents do not post their fees publicly, we do - see:

Our Fees Northam & Associates

Personally I disagree with charging "what the market will pay" or charging based on the country of the applicant - you'll finds all kinds of interesting pricing systems out there. But whether you engage us or someone else to assist you, it's vital that you determine ALL of the fees up front, so no surprises during the process. For a skilled visa, in addition to the professional fees, you'll pay a DIAC visa application charge, plus application charges for the skills assessment and state sponsorship if applicable to your visa. That plus the usual health and police check fees from the respective depts.

Another issue you should ask about is what happens if you fail the skills assessment and decide not to pursue the visa application. Our policy is that for skilled visa applications, our fee is payable in 3 equal installments - 1/3rd to start the engagement and prepare the skills assessment application pkg, another 1/3rd upon successful skills assmt result to prepare the state sponsorship application pkg (if necessary), and the final 1/3rd if and only if you get an invitation and decide to accept and apply for the visa. If you fail the skills assessment and want to stop, no more is due.

Some agents will want most or all of the money before lodging the EOI, and won't defer the final payment until the visa application. Make sure whatever agent you use provides a complete timetable for their fees, and contingencies for if you are unable to continue with the application due to a failed skills assmt or failed state sponsorship, etc.

Hope this helps!
OMG i just checked your price list i was definatly overcharged LOL i paid 6,000 dollars for my PMV through an agency, I am so sick right now.

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