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Old 04-28-2009, 07:54 AM
 
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Need Advice on applying for PR

Hello All,

I am currently working in California, USA as a Software Engineer having around 4 years of experience in IT industry. I am from a non IT background (B.E. - Electronics & communications Engineering). Many consultants say that I am not eligible for Aus PR because of the fact that I need to have min 6 yrs of experience in IT as I am from non IT back ground as per ACS. But some consultants say that I can still apply through Aus Engineering body instead of ACS. I am confused. It would be very helpful if any folks out there could advice me clearly if that if I am eligible or not for Aus PR application. Thanks a lot for your advice.

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Old 04-28-2009, 11:31 PM
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I'd suggest you have a thorough read of the eligibility requirements for a 175/176 visas for in addition to having a positive assessment on qualifications as part of accruing sufficient points you'll also see that there are some mandatory no point requirements, one being "recent experience"

So re your qualifications/experience, two factors involved
1. Qualifications assessment - entirely separate action from immigration
2. Recent experience and immi site says that needs to be in an occupation on SOL and so if your Software Engineering category is on SOL, that may get you through - will rely on immi interpretation of evidence you provide - details given in that section - Skilled – Independent (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 175)

But as you should take control of the situation for yourself, if it was I, I would double check that with an enquiry with immi to clarify I would not need qualifications assessment in the recent experience category claimed.

Also advise that you have a read of sticky threads at top of section as that'll help you get an idea of time frame involved and whether you may be better to stick it out with ACS qualification.
And then you also need to consider what employment prospects may be Vs cost of doing a move.





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Old 04-29-2009, 02:57 AM
 
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Hi Wanderer,

Thanks for your response. But I didn't quite understand your response fully or may be it didn't answer my question fully. I want to know if I am eligible or not. Here are my details, 4 years of work experience in software in SOL until today. Age less than 29, qualification - BE - Electronics & Communication, Excellent English and can clear IELTS with band 7(assuming :-)).

Please advice if I m eligible or not? Thanks.


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Old 04-29-2009, 04:09 AM
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Maybe you can understand that it is not for anyone on this forum to decide whether you'll be eligible or not for we're not immigration and despite any opinion here on what approach you should adopt it is solely your responsibility to ascertain with immi what the situation will be.

You need to start looking at the parameters and chart a course of action just as you would if charged with developing a new software program.





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Thanks Wanderer.

Would You be able to let me know, if there is any way for me to get qualified though I am from a non IT background. Any online links which might contain such info might also help. Thanks for your help.


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Old 04-30-2009, 07:14 AM
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Well now it is my turn to not quite understand for:
[QUOTE.......]if there is any way for me to get qualified though I am from a non IT background........[/QUOTE]

If you mean qualified for an IT category you need to address that against ACS requirements.

For immigration generally, the best link is Department of Immigration & Citizenship
And do you use flow charts in software engineering?, or I imagine you'd be familiar with the term from engineering studies and you need to look at your application as a process of multiple steps there being a number of eligibility conditions and then as I have indicated to you the government will impose processing/priority conditions dependant on economic trends.

What you need to do is to apply yourself to determing via your qualifications and experience which is the best way of qualifying.

If you are having trouble comprehending the information on the immi web site, it is probably just a case that you have scimmed over it all too quickly, being hopeful that someone can dot the eyes and cross the tees for you and if that is what you want, maximum return for minimum effort then if you are happy to pay for it, perhaps seeking an agent is the course for you.

If you want to save some money, then again, read more thoroughly and make use of the checklist provided in the application section if you still have difficulty with appreciating the process.
There are still costs along the way, initially having qualifications assessed and then if successful with that, an immigration application fee is a bit over $2000.

Another reason for you to understand the process and that understanding for you will take time, some learning more slowly than others.

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Would You be able to let me know, if there is any way for me to get qualified though I am from a non IT background.
I can only say in addirion to what I have already above, if with getting qualifications satisfactorily assessed and immi accepting your software engineering experience for recent experience if applying as an engineer as against an IT category then it is merely left to see how you accrue sufficient points to equal or surpass the eligibility level.





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