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Could we immigrate as skilled workers without university degree?


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Old 10-05-2019, 11:18 AM
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Hello,

my wife and I have been considering the possibility to immigrate to Australia as skilled workers, perhaps through the "Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)" program.

I am Italian 31 years old and I work as Linux system administrator, and have got over 5 years of experience to prove.

My wife is Mexican, same age, and she is in the Finance and Purchase field.

We have been living in England for the past 2 and half years, we do have a good English, or so I hope, and are very decent people.

However, neither of us have got a University degree. My wife did complete all 4 years of university but never took the final exam, while I just have a highschool diploma and never went to university.

Would this be an issue? We checked the Points Calculator for 189 and got a score of 70, though, I know this is purely indicative.

If PR is not the way for us, could anyone recommend another route to take in order to immigrate as skilled workers?

Sadly we don't really know anyone in Australia, and we would very much want to continue with our professional careers.

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Old 10-05-2019, 10:28 PM
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I think you are overestimating your possible points score. If you have no degree, no professional qualifications and only five years experience, you will not have any “skilled employment” to claim, nor is it likely you would get a positive skills assessment. I suggest that you get some professional advice based on a detailed look at your personal circumstances.

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From what you have posted there is probably a strategy open to you, but it would take some work. Note the previous advice.

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Old 10-07-2019, 09:47 AM
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From what you have posted there is probably a strategy open to you, but it would take some work. Note the previous advice.
We wouldn't mind reaching out to a professional immigration lawyer, in fact I do believe it is the best idea, as long as real help and valid options are provided.

Going back to the discussion, for a reason unknown to me my wife never took the very last exam needed to obtain her uni degree certificate, but she has completed all 4 years required for the bachelor. I have even told her to go back to Mexico 3 months and get it done. This sends me crazy.

Would she have better chances of applying in her current situation or once obtained her university degree?

Anyways, we would also be happy with a temporary work visa, if only one of us could get a sponsor.

Thanks for your most precious help.


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Old 10-07-2019, 08:29 PM
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You do not need the services of a lawyer.

You should consult a registered migration agent and be prepared to pay a consultation fee for a detailed assessment and strategy advice.

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Would she have better chances of applying in her current situation or once obtained her university degree?
Possibly, but probably not.

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