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Old 10-02-2013, 06:02 AM
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Enquiry about my profile

Hi Mark,

I have seen, you have been so helpful. I am in process of applying PR Visa for Australia. I have done my masers in computers and 8+ years of experience in market research (Survey Programming). I am currently working with Accenture. I am confused between the job codes Analyst Programmer and System Analyst. Would it be possible for you to help me.
Also, I would like to share roles and responsibilities with you, if you can suggest any changes.

Looking forward to hear from you.


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Hi Eesh -

Thanks for the note - suggest you carefully read this PDF which should help you differentiate between the different IT occupation codes:

https://www.acs.org.au/__data/assets...ly-2012-V2.pdf

Please advise if I can be of further assistance - if you need specific help with your ACS application, you may want to book a consulting session - see website link below in email signature for more on this.

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Queries concerning Subclass 189 visa

Dear Mark,

I hate to be a bother by repeating, apparently, answered questions. My purpose is to get the details clarified.

I am software engineer with 8+ years of experience in the industry and my assessing authority is ACS. I have completed my ACS assessment and I have the ACS letter with me. Would you be kind enough to clarify on the following points regarding applying for Subclass 189 to the DIAC. I would be much obliged if you could do so.

1. For the Employment reference, can I use the same letters and statutory declarations that I used for the ACS? The difference, of course, is ACS format does not have the salary mentioned in it. Can I submit the pay-slips as proof of this. If so, then how many pay-slips are needed?

2. About the certified copies of the original, can I use the same certified copies that I used for the ACS assessment? I heard that these certified copies have a validity period entailing them. In that case, should I get these copies certified anew from an authority?

3. Can I know the documents that would be needed when creating the EOI on the DIAC website? and the documents that would be needed when applying in SkillSelect when invited. I ask this, so that I can keep all the documents ready before I apply for EOI.

4. After the Subclass 189 visa has been granted, is there a period within which I'll have to travel to Australia atleast once so that the visa doesn't get invalidated? If so, then may I know long this period is? Also, May I know the entire validity of the Subclass 189 visa(I take that it has be renewed after every 5 years?).

5. The IELTS exam results says that the results are valid for only 2 years. The DIAC website, however, says that IELTS exam results as old as 3 years can be used. It would be great if this could be clarified.

6. I heard that some of the copies that are to be attached, are supposed to be in colour (not in Black and white). Which are the documents for which this is mandatory?

7. Apart from the ACS letter, what are the other documents which are to be uploaded for the proof of employments (tax documents. pay-slips, offer letters etc.)

8. Is there any cover letter required when uploading the documents either in EOI or the skillselect?

9. Since I am applying for the Subclass 189, what are the booklets I need to have a look into. I understand I need to go through booklet number 6. Apart from this, what are the other booklet I need to read.

Thanks in Advance.
Naren


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Hi Naren -

Happy to assist - see comments at *** below - if you need more detailed answers or info specific to your case (below is general info), would suggest you book a consultation where we can discuss your case in detail and I can look at the documents you have to give you specific advice. See website link at the end of the post in my signature.


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Dear Mark,

I hate to be a bother by repeating, apparently, answered questions. My purpose is to get the details clarified.

I am software engineer with 8+ years of experience in the industry and my assessing authority is ACS. I have completed my ACS assessment and I have the ACS letter with me. Would you be kind enough to clarify on the following points regarding applying for Subclass 189 to the DIAC. I would be much obliged if you could do so.

1. For the Employment reference, can I use the same letters and statutory declarations that I used for the ACS? The difference, of course, is ACS format does not have the salary mentioned in it. Can I submit the pay-slips as proof of this. If so, then how many pay-slips are needed?

*** Yes. Payslips or other verified proof of income from work is usually required by DIBP for all periods of work claimed for points.


2. About the certified copies of the original, can I use the same certified copies that I used for the ACS assessment? I heard that these certified copies have a validity period entailing them. In that case, should I get these copies certified anew from an authority?

*** No specific expiration on certifications, however colour scans of originals are accepted for online 189 visas - far better than dealing with certified copies.

3. Can I know the documents that would be needed when creating the EOI on the DIAC website? and the documents that would be needed when applying in SkillSelect when invited. I ask this, so that I can keep all the documents ready before I apply for EOI.

*** No documents are needed to create EOI, only information about skills assessment, IELTS, work experience being claimed for points, etc needed.


4. After the Subclass 189 visa has been granted, is there a period within which I'll have to travel to Australia atleast once so that the visa doesn't get invalidated? If so, then may I know long this period is? Also, May I know the entire validity of the Subclass 189 visa(I take that it has be renewed after every 5 years?).

*** Yes - must-enter by date to activate visa is normally some number of months after the visa is granted (a few at most). Re-entry rights last for 5 years. See subclass 155 visa on DIBP website for rules about renewing your PR re-entry rights - read carefully!


5. The IELTS exam results says that the results are valid for only 2 years. The DIAC website, however, says that IELTS exam results as old as 3 years can be used. It would be great if this could be clarified.

*** For primary applicant, DIBP considers IELTS exam results valid for 3 years. For secondary applicants (to avoid $5,000 English "fee") on some visas, the duration of the IETLS test report if that is used to claim Functional English is only 1 year.

6. I heard that some of the copies that are to be attached, are supposed to be in colour (not in Black and white). Which are the documents for which this is mandatory?

*** Best to make high quality colour scans of all original documents and use those to attach to the 189 application. If you must use certified copy, then make colour scan of the certified copy.


7. Apart from the ACS letter, what are the other documents which are to be uploaded for the proof of employments (tax documents. pay-slips, offer letters etc.)

8. Is there any cover letter required when uploading the documents either in EOI or the skillselect?

*** No.

9. Since I am applying for the Subclass 189, what are the booklets I need to have a look into. I understand I need to go through booklet number 6. Apart from this, what are the other booklet I need to read.

*** Check out detailed info tabs on DIBP website for 189 visa if you are doing this yourself. Otherwise, most agents have detailed checklists for the different types of visas they assist clients with along with instructions about how to prepare info, etc.
Hope this helps -

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Mark Northam

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Old 09-16-2014, 05:17 AM
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Dear Mark,

Thank you for a super fast and a clear reply. As you have suggested, I would prefer a consultation session just to get your opinion on the documents that I have. I will most probably be in Sydney(I believe my accommodation is in Kent Street) this November. May I know your office address so that I can drop in. I take it that I can book a session then and there? please correct me If I am wrong.

Just one more question if you don't mind, As I have mentioned before, I have 8+ years of experience in the software industry. I am planning to migrate to Australia first and later bring along my family (my wife and my son) to Australia. In this case which would be a preferred visa Subclass 189 or Subclass 190. May I know what is the major difference between these two visas?


Thanks & Regards
Naren


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Hi Naren -

Thanks for the note - we prefer all consultations be booked in advance and have an online tool for doing that - you can choose the date, time, and method of communications you'd like (Skype, phone, or in person at our office on Macquarie St in Parramatta) - see my website link in my signature below for more on this - just look for "Professional Consultation" at the top.

Re: 189 vs 190, 189 is an independent skilled visa that does not require any state sponsorship, but is limited to occupations on the SOL list and those who can score at least 60 points on the skilled visa points test. 190 is a state sponsored visa that is open to occupations on the CSOL list (a much larger list) if an applicant can find a state that is sponsoring his/her occupation - check the state skilled websites to see who is sponsoring various occupations - both visas require a skills assessment, and the 190 requires 55 points on the skilled visa points test.

This is a highly simplified view of things - there are many other requirements - see DIBP website for more details.

Hope this helps -

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Dear Mark,

Thank you for a super fast and a clear reply. As you have suggested, I would prefer a consultation session just to get your opinion on the documents that I have. I will most probably be in Sydney(I believe my accommodation is in Kent Street) this November. May I know your office address so that I can drop in. I take it that I can book a session then and there? please correct me If I am wrong.

Just one more question if you don't mind, As I have mentioned before, I have 8+ years of experience in the software industry. I am planning to migrate to Australia first and later bring along my family (my wife and my son) to Australia. In this case which would be a preferred visa Subclass 189 or Subclass 190. May I know what is the major difference between these two visas?


Thanks & Regards
Naren

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Hi Mark,

Just one more question on this if you don't mind. Does the Immigration Department ask for the hard-copies of the reference letters and Statutory Declarations at any point of time during the PR application? The reason why I ask is that some of my previous employers have provided only the soft-copies of the employment reference. They are unwilling to provide an hardcopy for this.

I am in Sydney right now. I would like to book a consultation so that I can get an opinion on the documents that I have for the immigration department. I take it that looking at the softcopy should be enough? And May I know if you work on Saturdays ? I have no free time during the weekdays here that is why I ask.

Thanks&Regards
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reference letter issue

Dear sir,
I worked as assistant engineer mechanical in a newspaper printing company and I have bachelor degree in industrial engineering.I have ielts score of 7.5 and 29 years of age.
I got my reference letter with joining and relieving dates,salary .But they had not mentioned my job as full time and did not mention the hours of work.The nature of work is mentioned.
I worked as assistant engineer mechanical trainee for two years and then I got confirmation and worked as assistant engineer mechanical for two years.
Please reply to me whether my reference letter will be accepted during skill assessment by Australian immigration and citizenship authorities since it do not contain full time and hours of work.
Regards
Rakesh


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PR and Student visa

Dear Mark,
I am planning to apply for skill assessment for PR in Australia.I have 55 points according to my agency's official.so my doubt is if I apply for skill assessment and fails to get PR is it difficult for me to get a student visa.I am asking this doubt because my agency official said that if my file is made for skill assessment by the immigration authorities it will be difficult to get student visa.
Please reply me about this.

Regards and Thanks
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Hi Rakesh -

Thanks for the note - it not possible for me to do individual assessments here on the forum as there are simply too many details that are required in order to determine eligibility for a visa, especially a skilled visa.

Applications for Australian visas often have to deal with three different sets of rules and regulations: skills assessment authority regulations, state and territory sponsorship regulations, and visa regulations from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. As a result, determining which visa(s) an applicant for is a complex question and not able to be answered in a quick back & forth emails or forum posts.

We offer a professional consultation designed to provide the time necessary to work through your situation, answer your questions, and gather enough information about your situation to determine exactly which visa(s) you may qualify for and the steps you would need to do to apply.

If you'd like to book a consultation, we offer this service by phone, Skype and at our office in Parramatta. For more information or to book, visit our website listed in my signature below.

Thanks again for the enquiry -

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Dear sir,
I worked as assistant engineer mechanical in a newspaper printing company and I have bachelor degree in industrial engineering.I have ielts score of 7.5 and 29 years of age.
I got my reference letter with joining and relieving dates,salary .But they had not mentioned my job as full time and did not mention the hours of work.The nature of work is mentioned.
I worked as assistant engineer mechanical trainee for two years and then I got confirmation and worked as assistant engineer mechanical for two years.
Please reply to me whether my reference letter will be accepted during skill assessment by Australian immigration and citizenship authorities since it do not contain full time and hours of work.
Regards
Rakesh

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