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Old 09-24-2009, 02:33 AM
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Hi everyone,
Myself and my partner are hoping to apply for permanent residency,we're currently on a working holiday visa.He is a motor mechanic and so he's on the skilled occupation list.He doesnt want to be sponsored as it means him being tied to the same company.I will be his defacto partner on his application.
We're both Irish.

Now my questions are:

What is the difference between applying for an 'onshore' general skilled visa and an 'offshore' one?is this just in regards to what way they'll conduct interviews etc...i never questioned this before until an email was sent to me from immigration and they had different sections for onshore/offshore.

When we get the application in,is it difficult to obtain a bridging visa without work restrictions?

How long is the waiting time for the trade assessment?

How much documentation is needed to prove we have been together 6 years?(we have letters from friends and family,documents over the last few years from holidays and can get about a zillion photos sent over,we've also set up a joint account here in australia)

is there an approximate waiting time for granting of the permanent residency?(i've heard two years,is this about right?)

after the assessment has come back,do we literally just apply online?

I think thats it for now,sorry if these questions are silly and have been asked a million times before but every post i find has different circumstances to ours and i dont get a full answer.

thanks a million for any info you can share,

Laura.


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Old 09-24-2009, 03:56 PM
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The difference between onshore and offshore visas Laura is that the immigration regulations have the two different categories mainly designed around whether a visa can be granted in Australia [onshore] or for when an applicant is outside of Australia [offshore].

Offshore visas can be applied for from within Australia but applicants need to be outside of Australia for them to be granted and bridging visas do not apply to such applications and as in the process you were looking at.

The whole issue of skilled visas or GSM as it is referred to has just been turned on its head re:

Latest Immigration Regulations Update
http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...processing.pdf

Unless you have an occupation on the CSL, forget a GSM skilled visa application
Until 2013






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You would be applying for "onshore" as you will be "on australian shores" when you apply. Basically if you are applying within australia--thats onshore, but if you were applying from say Ireland, thats "offshore."

Bridging visa's are relativly easy to get from what i read on here if there is a decision pending on your visa...now im really not sure what the restrictions are, you would have to ask immi unless someone on here can tell you. I do remember looking it up once on the immi site and it talked about how to change a no work condition, but im not sure what bridging visa you would get and whether or not there would be restrictions.

Anything you have that can prove that you have been together for so long is good-- dont send too many pictures though, apparently immi don't like it. Maybe look at http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1127.pdf, its the partner migration booklet and it explains what sort of evidence you need to provide. I assume the evidence required is similar when applying to migrate as a defacto of a skilled person?

The rest im not sure about but im sure someone will have answers for ya soon =)


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ha! wanderer we answered at the same time!!! =)


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Yes, just see that elkitten and re:
" You would be applying for "onshore" as you will be "on australian shores" when you apply. Basically if you are applying within australia--thats onshore, but if you were applying from say Ireland, thats "offshore."

It's not quite that way for there are offshore visas that you can apply for while in Australia but as I've said you need to be outside of Australia to have them granted.





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Old 10-01-2009, 02:12 PM
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Wanderer and Elkitten,thanks so much for taking the time to get back to me,i really appreciate it.

So can i just ask,motor mechanic is not on the critical list so if our visa is not processed til 2013,is it possible to get a bridging visa to stay in the country til then??it seems a really long time.we dont mind being on the bridging visa we just dont wanna be sent home : (

And aswell,i just saw on that link that if we plan to travel overseas on a bridging visa,we'd have to go on a bridging visa B when we get back which is usually only issused for three months (or so it said).Does travelling overseas mean for a long period of time or if we wanted to fly home for a couple of weeks holidays?

Seriously,why is this so complicated : )

aswell,i take it its the onshore visa we're looking to apply for then?since we wanna stay in the country and work while we're awaiting they're decision.

thanks for any help,

laura xxx


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Old 10-01-2009, 04:37 PM
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I agree Laura that the immigration options may seem complicated and more so at the moment because of changes that have been getting made since earlier this year because of unemployment potential as a result of the Global Financial Crisis.

Personally, I feel the GFC still has a way to run despite optimism often being referred to and the government would not have tightened immi regulations further for no good reason - you could say politicians in power are always in the business of talking the economy up because that is the way they want it to head just for their own re-election sake.

But back to the matter at hand and yes there are quite a few different visa options and they merely reflect some reasoning and design to cope with the bulk of different situations but there will always be the exceptions.
Professionals and other Skilled Migrants - Workers - Visas & Immigration shows the different independent skilled visas, onshore ones [or if you are in Aust.]for granting within Australia usually having a connection to some study here and offshore ones [or if you are outside of Aust.] nominally for people who have skills and are wanting to emigrate to Australia and so normally are outside of Australia.

There have to be regulations to cover the hundreds of thousands of applications annually and that just makes it unfortunately a bit difficult as in your situation.
Have a read of the Booklet #6 - http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1119.pdf, not that it'll make you feel better about the situation but it may be easier to read the various sections; [start about P10.].

As to the bridging visa, I'm not sure where you have got the impression from that you will be able to get one in applying for an offshore visa because unless immi have made a big change to their regulations [and they cannot because they are legislated] Bridging visas are only for where a substantial visa can be granted while you are in Australia, as stated here: General Skilled Migration
and 175 and other offshore visas have the stipulation of you having to be offshore for them to be granted.

You'll find that in the "applying for this visa" section'for a 175 visa, a link under the heading of 'what happens after lodging'.

I believe your only options at this stage will be:
. second WHVs if you are eligible re having done specific work and age.
. 457 employer sponsored visa with yourself a secondary applicant.
. leave and await for economic improvement and review of the regulations so you can apply for a 175/176 .





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