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Old 05-23-2009, 04:37 AM
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Which visa??

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I live in North Vancouver, BC, Canada and would like to migrate to Australia from Canada to be near my only child who has been in Australia for 10 years and will be sworn in as an Australian citizen later this month. I am 56 years old and my de facto husband, 65 years old, will migrate with me. I am a registered nurse and would like to work in Australia if possible. I've looked into the aged parent visa, the contributory visa (very expensive) and the 457 visa and find it all quite confusing. If we chose the temporary contributory visa would I be able to work legally as soon as we apply? Also, what are the requirements of our sponsor/assurance of support? Would they need a certain level of income?
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Bonnie


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Old 05-26-2009, 01:40 AM
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Hi Bonnie and welcome to the forum,

And yes, no cheap solution for you it seems given that you have a ways to go for 65 and standard Aged parent visa.
I'm not sure how you would go if it was your defacto who was to apply but that could raise other complications if there are other children of his involved.

The temporary contributory visa will allow you to work though in nursing that would be conditional on your qualifications/exprience being assesd as entitling you to be registered in Australia.
If you look under the Skilled and Other Professionals section on the immi site you'll see a section for Doctors and Nurses and there's a link there to Australian organisation.

There's no financial requirement stated under Eligibility/Sponsor for the TCP visa but that is not to say that they would not expect your son to be a sound upstanding citizen etc., and have a lookin the "applying for this visa" section where there'll probably be a checklist with further links and also check the application forms, the sponsor too as they all reveal more detail of requirements.

Th other approach you could take would be to seek what employment opportunities there would be for nurses - always a shortage!
And the Nurses Federation website may have links to employment opportunities and initially go for a 457.
A 457 visa can lead to a permanent residency visa , though there is usually the 45 age restriction but that can be waived in some cases - no harm in trying that [with nurses a valued commodity].

At least you would not have had to outlay such a huge ammount up front if you still have to resort to a TCP or perhaps you can get some 457s back to back, or with a mini break inbetween and eventually lookat the standard aged parent visa - I've not ever looked at 457s back to back etc. and that needs checking.

Whatever you do and particularly if you go fr the TCP, do get the nursing qualifications approved first.
And before that, also check the eligibility re your partner just so there're not going to be any unwelcome surprises there in store too.

Hope that helps and feel free to ask again.





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