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Old 07-19-2013, 03:51 AM
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Hi All,

I am trying for PR under subclass 189 Visa for skilled migration. Need some inputs to proceed.

Here are my details:

Nationality: India
Age: 33 yrs
Experience: 8.5yrs in IT
Married: YES
Children: YES (1 child less than 2years)
IELTS: Planning to take up soon.
VISA: Have 457 Visa till 2016.

Question 1:

I have below points

Age 33 yrs - 25 points
Education Bachlore Degree: 15 points
Work Expereience over 8 yrs: 15 points
Spouse Education: 5 points
Total points: 60

Should I need to take up IELTS?
Should my Spouse need to take up IELTS?
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Question 2:

How long will ACS take to assess the skills under ANZSCO code 261399 (Software and Applications Programmer)
if all the mandatory documents are submitted.

What will be the process?
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Thanks
KVM


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Old 07-19-2013, 04:33 AM
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Hi KVM -

ACS generally takes 12 weeks for the skills assessment process. You will require an IELTS score of at least 6 on all bands of the test, and your spouse will need to demonstrate functional English (IELTS overall score of 4.5 or better) to avoid the secondary applicant English charge.

Please note that if you wish to claim spouse points, your spouse must have IELTS 6+ on all bands and have completed a skills assessment in a nomination that is on the same occupation list (SOL or CSOL) as yours is. Education alone is not enough to qualify for partner points.

Other areas/question to consider: does your Bachelor degree qualify per ACS skills assessment requirements? Does your work experience you're claiming for points qualify as highly relevant as compared to the ANZSCO occupation description for your occupation? Does that work experience qualify per ACS's more detailed (than ANZSCO) definitions for your occupation? Etc.. Remember that there can be 3 different sets of requirements for skilled visas - the skills assessor, any statet/territory sponsorship authority if you end up with a subclass 190 state sponsored visa, and DIAC's own rules and regulations. Sometimes these three sets of rules do not treat things (like work experience) the same way.

Hope this helps -

Best,

Mark Northam

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