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Old 05-10-2009, 11:16 AM
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Question Need some Help please

My partner and I are starting the process of moving to Australia, I have an uncle who lives in Queensland who may sponsor us. What is the process for him to sponsor us, and will this be a quicker route for the both of us. My partner is an Electrician, and I work in Criminal Justice service, any reply's would help us decide what to do next.
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:24 PM
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Welcome to the forum Penny and yes a relation can be used as a sponsor which will allow for less points to be needed in being eligible for a skilled visa, using a 176 in lieu of a 175.

Despite the economic downturn one part of a government stimulus package is to do a lot of schools buildings work and other infrastructure projects so Electricians though not listed as a Critical Skill being sought should still be in some demand - so if your Uncle knows of anyone in the building trade or elsewhere who is looking for an electrician and they are willing to make a job offer, a 176 application under state nomination could be processed a lot quicker.

Have a look at our second sticky thread at top of this section and you'll see links to FAQ and ministerial statement etc. in respect to immigration consistent with our changing economic times.

Our third sticky has a link to the immigration site and under Visas, Immigration and Refugees > Workers > Professionals and Other Skilled Migrants > Visa Options > Outside of Australia > you will find the 175 and 176 for independent and sponsored/nominated skilled people.

Have a look under eligibility and you'll see the links for relative sponsorship and state nomination, there being links for the latter to different states - their requirements varying a little, some states requiring a job offer and others just to have an occupation on SOL, qualifications approved by relevant organisation.
You'll see a link to SOL on the P and OSM page and at back of that list will be the web site and contact details for Trades Recognition Australia who would be the organisation for Electricians[Special Class], - Trades Recognition Australia .

Though the state nomination is another step in the process, it is relatively simple and will speed the immigration process.

The other way you could look at it would be to seek an employer sponsored visa but that is in some ways more involved re the employer eligibility and is a longer more uncertain road in uncertain economic times to Permanent Residency status.

Far better to stick with 176 and attempt to get state nomination.

And one thing that all applicants should do is read the section
'applying for this visa" under whatever visa you decide on including the checklist and all links, the checklist itself having links to assist in making an application and it should be used in the application.

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Old 05-21-2009, 08:35 PM
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Hi Wanderer,

Many many thanks for all your help, I will use the links you sent me.
What a great site!!

Cheers Penny

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Old 05-23-2009, 01:36 AM
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Just in case you'r confused with sticky thread numbers Penny,

Been some new stickies just recently added and it's #6 for general links and #4 for new processing priorities and FAQ
Stickies #1 to #3 have info relevant to peoples applications experiences.

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