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Old 07-06-2015, 08:40 AM
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Hi Mark,

I've got my skillselect invite. . Now I just have a question regarding the Police Clearance Certificate. Do you think it would be a good idea to wait till a CO is assigned for my application or should I start with the Police Clearance Certificates. In my case, I am applying for Myself, My Spouse and My 3 year old son. Should I submit separate Police Clearance Certificate for all three? or just mine and should be enough? please clarify. I am applying for PCC from India and usually it takes at least a month to get a PCC here.

Please clarify.

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Hi Nare1783 -

Given 189 and 190 visas generally take well under a year to process, I'd get the PCC's now. No PCC needed for person under 16 years of age, but PCC needed for all persons 18 and older.

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Hi Mark,

I've got my skillselect invite. . Now I just have a question regarding the Police Clearance Certificate. Do you think it would be a good idea to wait till a CO is assigned for my application or should I start with the Police Clearance Certificates. In my case, I am applying for Myself, My Spouse and My 3 year old son. Should I submit separate Police Clearance Certificate for all three? or just mine and should be enough? please clarify. I am applying for PCC from India and usually it takes at least a month to get a PCC here.

Please clarify.

Regards
Naren

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Old 07-07-2015, 03:38 AM
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Hi Mark,

As usual, thanks for the superfast reply. I am currently in the process of filing the application in the "immi" Account login.

I had 3 questions so far concerning this, kindly take the time to answer these:

For the current employment, I am planning to upload a reference letter dated 19.06.2014 and my pay-slips till date. In case of pay-slips, for my previous employment as well as my current one, how many pay-slips should I upload?

There is a field 'Intended State of Residence', since I do not know in advance where I will be staying, I preferred to choose 'unknown'. In case I will have to choose one, then I'll choose the NSW. However I would like to know whether this has a bearing on the application.

I am unable to enter my phone number along with the country code:
in this format.
91XXXXXXXXXX

It says spaces are not allowed, I've not entered any space here. Have you come across anything like this? anyway this could be resolved?

Thanks In Advance,
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Hi Naren -

Not possible for me to give you case-specific advice without seeing your documents. Generally speaking, if a skilled visa, then payslips or other pay info proving payment for all periods you are claiming for points is necessary. Re: state, no particular issue that I know of with selecting NSW or another state. No idea on the phone number field - normally works OK if you only enter numbers - try deleting the entire field contents and then re-entering number by number.

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Hi Mark,

As usual, thanks for the superfast reply. I am currently in the process of filing the application in the "immi" Account login.

I had 3 questions so far concerning this, kindly take the time to answer these:

For the current employment, I am planning to upload a reference letter dated 19.06.2014 and my pay-slips till date. In case of pay-slips, for my previous employment as well as my current one, how many pay-slips should I upload?

There is a field 'Intended State of Residence', since I do not know in advance where I will be staying, I preferred to choose 'unknown'. In case I will have to choose one, then I'll choose the NSW. However I would like to know whether this has a bearing on the application.

I am unable to enter my phone number along with the country code:
in this format.
91XXXXXXXXXX

It says spaces are not allowed, I've not entered any space here. Have you come across anything like this? anyway this could be resolved?

Thanks In Advance,
Regards
Naren


Regards
Naren

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Thanks Mark for your reply ..

I need a little help as below .

1- Can we take statutory letter form colleague who has same profile and position in the company.
2- as i am not having degree in computing but have bachelor degree in science , so how many year they will deduct from my total experience (12 year) also will they deduct from last 10 year or from total year of experience.
2- I don't have salary slip for last 3 employer (2002-2004) but have offer letter and experience certificate only. --- is there any problem or it will work
3- i have seen people using "Commonwealth statutory" for statutory letter from INDIA. is it correct approach .


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Hi Naveenr -

Re 1, depends on the skills assessor's requirements - check very carefully. DIBP may (or may not) accept a reference letter like that if you can provide a good reason why the employer themselves (ie, manager or boss) cannot or will not write one. Re: remainder of questions, check the skills assessor's rules very carefully for these. Happy to give you case-specific advice once I see your documents at a consultation - see my website below in my signature if you'd like to proceed with that.

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Thanks Mark for your reply ..

I need a little help as below .

1- Can we take statutory letter form colleague who has same profile and position in the company.
2- as i am not having degree in computing but have bachelor degree in science , so how many year they will deduct from my total experience (12 year) also will they deduct from last 10 year or from total year of experience.
2- I don't have salary slip for last 3 employer (2002-2004) but have offer letter and experience certificate only. --- is there any problem or it will work
3- i have seen people using "Commonwealth statutory" for statutory letter from INDIA. is it correct approach .

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Old 07-10-2015, 03:34 AM
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Hi Naren -

Not possible for me to give you case-specific advice without seeing your documents. Generally speaking, if a skilled visa, then payslips or other pay info proving payment for all periods you are claiming for points is necessary. Re: state, no particular issue that I know of with selecting NSW or another state. No idea on the phone number field - normally works OK if you only enter numbers - try deleting the entire field contents and then re-entering number by number.

Hope this helps -

Best,

Mark Northam
Hi Mark,

Thanks a ton.. Sorry about the questions being so rudimentary... I am halfway through filling the applications in the "Immi account" and I am stuck with the following queries. Could you please be kind enough to clarify on these?

1. For the Question
"Does any other person have custodial, access or guardianship rights to this child?"

I am applying for my 3 year old son, my wife and myself. My wife and I are still married and legally speaking, I am the only one who has custodial rights to my son. In this case, is it really necessary to enter my wife's name as the guardian? Please clarify.


2. For entering my wife's past employment details, do I need to upload reference letters from her previous employer as well? I am not claiming points based on her qualifications and experience and English language ability. I am claiming points based on only my qualifications and experience.

3. For the question :
"Has the applicant been employed overseas in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation at a skilled level immediately before lodging this application?"

I was in Sydney for a period of 42 days on the subclass 400 visa during December 2014. I came back to India in January. I was not on the payrolls of any Australian company during this period, but this was a short-term assignment which I had to do. In this case, should I mention for this question as 'Yes'. Is this considered "Immediately Before Lodging the application". If I mention this, is there any other additional documents that I'll have to upload?


4. The end date for my current employment in the employment history is a mandatory field. I take it I'll have to enter the date on which I am submitting the application? Please let me know if this assumption is incorrect.

5. For Uploading the supporting documents, I am not able to find any option while entering my qualifications and employment history to do so. Is it like, I'll have to submit this application and wait for another correspondence to upload all my supporting documents? Please let me know if I am missing something here

6. For the Visa Processing fees, will I be asked to pay the entire fees upfront while submitting this "Immi" account application? or is it to be paid in part at various stages of processing? Could you please elaborate on how this works? Is there any other payment options available than using a credit card (Bank Transfer Etc.).

7. For the question :
"Does the applicant have any dependent family members not travelling to Australia who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents?"
I do not have any dependents except my wife and my son. However, what I fail to see here is the reason why the Immigration Department wants to know these details? Does this have any bearing on the application.

Regards
Naren


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Old 07-10-2015, 05:24 AM
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Hi Nare1783 -

Thanks for the note. I can assist with some of the questions, however others (see ** Consultation ** I would need to discuss with you at a consultation in order to give you specific guidance on):


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Hi Mark,

Thanks a ton.. Sorry about the questions being so rudimentary... I am halfway through filling the applications in the "Immi account" and I am stuck with the following queries. Could you please be kind enough to clarify on these?

1. For the Question
"Does any other person have custodial, access or guardianship rights to this child?"

I am applying for my 3 year old son, my wife and myself. My wife and I are still married and legally speaking, I am the only one who has custodial rights to my son. In this case, is it really necessary to enter my wife's name as the guardian? Please clarify.
** Consultation **



2. For entering my wife's past employment details, do I need to upload reference letters from her previous employer as well? I am not claiming points based on her qualifications and experience and English language ability. I am claiming points based on only my qualifications and experience.
** No need to enter reference letters for wife's employment



3. For the question :
"Has the applicant been employed overseas in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation at a skilled level immediately before lodging this application?"

I was in Sydney for a period of 42 days on the subclass 400 visa during December 2014. I came back to India in January. I was not on the payrolls of any Australian company during this period, but this was a short-term assignment which I had to do. In this case, should I mention for this question as 'Yes'. Is this considered "Immediately Before Lodging the application". If I mention this, is there any other additional documents that I'll have to upload?
** Consultation


4. The end date for my current employment in the employment history is a mandatory field. I take it I'll have to enter the date on which I am submitting the application? Please let me know if this assumption is incorrect.
** The system usually will only accept the day previous to the current day as the most recent date - not an issue **



5. For Uploading the supporting documents, I am not able to find any option while entering my qualifications and employment history to do so. Is it like, I'll have to submit this application and wait for another correspondence to upload all my supporting documents? Please let me know if I am missing something here
** The document upload screen comes up after you lodge & pay

6. For the Visa Processing fees, will I be asked to pay the entire fees upfront while submitting this "Immi" account application? or is it to be paid in part at various stages of processing? Could you please elaborate on how this works? Is there any other payment options available than using a credit card (Bank Transfer Etc.).
** All payable at time of application, payable by credit card only

7. For the question :
"Does the applicant have any dependent family members not travelling to Australia who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents?"
I do not have any dependents except my wife and my son. However, what I fail to see here is the reason why the Immigration Department wants to know these details? Does this have any bearing on the application.
** Probably not unless you provide inaccurate data and DIBP discovers it. They ask a great number of very personal questions about yourself and your family - part of the process



Regards
Naren
Hope this helps -

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Hi Mark,

I am currently on a 457 visa. I am trying to apply for the ENS 186 visa Direct Entry Stream. My nominated position is ICT Business Development Manager and VETASSESS is the assessing authority. I understand a job reference letter from my previous employer(s) is required.
I would greatly appreciate if you could answer some of these questions:

1. Is there a standard format or sample I can use for the the reference letter?

2. My manager at my previous employer has left the company. What should I do? Do I get a letter signed by the company (HR dept) or by my ex-manager? Or both?

3. Where and how do I get the reference letter certified? In the country of my previous employer or in Australia?

4. My previous job in the last 5 years was also Business Development Manager but in the legal industry (not ICT). The job descriptions and functions of my previous job versus my current job are the same (the job reference letter can reflect that). The only difference is it was in a different industry. I also have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and 5+ years ICT experience on my CV from 12 years ago. Based on this, do you think VETASSESS can accept it and give a positive skill assessment?

5. Should I try VETASSESS' Advisory Service to get their feedback first or should I just go ahead and apply for the Skill Assessment?

6. Do I also need to submit a job reference letter from my current employer in Australia (I just started working for them)?

Many thanks.
Tom


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Hi Naveenr -

Re 1, depends on the skills assessor's requirements - check very carefully. DIBP may (or may not) accept a reference letter like that if you can provide a good reason why the employer themselves (ie, manager or boss) cannot or will not write one. Re: remainder of questions, check the skills assessor's rules very carefully for these. Happy to give you case-specific advice once I see your documents at a consultation - see my website below in my signature if you'd like to proceed with that.

Hope this helps -

Best,

Mark Northam
hi Mark,

Do we really need to submit a statutory declaration for a reference letter without a letterhead?

My case is that the previous company is not willing to provide the letter as I have left the company 8 yrs ago. I managed to get a ref letter from my previous boss who by the way is no longer connected to my previous company, hence the reference letter without letterhead,

I submitted this document to the CO together with whatever proof i can think of (generic COE , contract , tax , email from the HR - job confirmation and last pay , working pass , my business card from the company, email from the director stating that they are unable to provide the ref letter as they have already deleted my records) but i didn't go for stat dec.

Do you think the CO would still need a stat dec?


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