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Old 11-28-2009, 11:07 AM
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myself and my wife and 3kids ,would love to move down under.we just do not no where to start,my son as epilepsy,and on top off that i have a two convictions,for been in precision of stolen goods,five yrs ago.my wife is a nurse, and i run a oyster farm in the west of ireland,but we have had enough of ireland ,it never stops raining ,so the kids are all ways stuck inside,and on top off all this the country is in a mess,we do not see any future here any more.

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Old 12-02-2009, 02:00 AM
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Hi Harris,

First of all your convictions may not prevent the families immigration and despite the label we seem to get from some at times of being a land founded by convicts [very true], we've moved a long way on.
When you have a look at Character requirements, it is only if you've committed a serious enough crime or crimes to have been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment that an automatic bar could occur.

I''ll move your thread to the Visas & Immigration section where there're a lot of other threads you may have seen and also sticky threads there.

I do not think epilepsy is a condition that would restrict immigration and though the medical side of requirements is a bit vague as a lot of medical matters can be - decisions by Medical Officers are made on set criteria and immigration generally just follow what the medical people say - your wife as a nurse may be able to attain some contact with an Overseas approved doctor and get a closer feel for the situation than I can.

But down to the nitty gritty of applying

Nursing is a highly sought occupation in Australia and the process is relatively clear, though could involve two separate approaches ie.
. Wife gets ANMC accreditation [will include doing an english assessment]
Details on their site - Welcome to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Incorporated (ANMC) | Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council
. Allows an independent Visa application [if wife is under 45]
Professionals and other Skilled Migrants - Workers - Visas & Immigration
The links there on What's New re processing priorities, Skilled Occupations List and Visa Options to take you through to the 175/176 Visas being worth a look - a look at the latter and under "eligibility" will find a points assessment table for self asessment and under "applying for this visa" you'll find a Checklist which makes doing a DIY approach easy enough to follow.
Heading to a State/Using Employer Sponsorship
Employer Sponsored Workers - Workers - Visas & Immigration

Nursing is one occupation where independent state registration is possible where one is not applying for a permanent residency visa.
Many nurses are currently following this route for it offers a number of advantages.
. Far quicker - quite possible to have a visa within a couple of months.
. A job to go to - and a google on Australian Nursing or something like that, using a particular state perhaps will find many links to both recruitment agencies and to private hospitals or medical clinics direct - plenty of opportunity to be selective re locations.
. State registration a simpler process and with eventual moving, there is a states reciprocal arrangement on registration.
. Also offers a possibility if your wife is 45+
Couple of downsides .
. ES visas can either be the temporary residency 457 [itself a stepping stone to a permanent residency application] or the permanent ENS/RSMS straight off, though either way, you're tied initially to a particular employer.
There is provision to change employers if desired under the 457 but the new employer would need to be approved as a sponsor and have an approved position.
. Under the temporary visa 457, it can be something that weighs on peoples minds for without a sponsor you have just 28 days to find another or leave Australia but many successfully go down that path and in being experienced you may find that an employer is keen to have you apply for PR sooner than later.

Many UK people seem to have a liking for WA because of its relatively dry and sunny climate and yet having a year round moderate climate.
The eastern states offer a far greater range of climatic conditions and still no where near as damp as Ireland.
Have a look in the travel section and you'll get some idea on different parts of Australia by reading some threads.

Best wishes for a safe journey.

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