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Old 05-22-2010, 08:45 AM
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Got my ACS assessment two weeks back. Positive assessment for 2231-17 (Analyst Programmer). 9 years of experience recognized as I applied under RPL (recognition of previous learning).

Now, the new SOL has "Analyst Programmer". Good news.

Should I apply for 175 or 176? ACT canberra has options for 2231-17.

for 176:
-> I have assessment
-> Experience
-> And enough funds around ($20,000 for main and 10,000 for dependants).

I am planning to appear in IELTS next week and hopefully by the time they resume applications for 176 can I get state nomination?

Two more questions:

1 - If I have to apply for state nomination myself where should I start?

2 - If I hire a lawyer or consultant? If yes, how much you think will be the charges + can you recommend some good firms? lawyers? experienced in 176.

Still one more question:

1 - I have multiple 5 years visas for UK and America and can get a visit visa for Australia as well. Do you think I go on visit and apply onshore? or it's better to apply offshore?

All type of suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance for your time.


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Got my ACS assessment two weeks back. Positive assessment for 2231-17 (Analyst Programmer). 9 years of experience recognized as I applied under RPL (recognition of previous learning).

Now, the new SOL has "Analyst Programmer". Good news.

Should I apply for 175 or 176? ACT canberra has options for 2231-17.

for 176:
-> I have assessment
-> Experience
-> And enough funds around ($20,000 for main and 10,000 for dependants).

I am planning to appear in IELTS next week and hopefully by the time they resume applications for 176 can I get state nomination?

Two more questions:

1 - If I have to apply for state nomination myself where should I start?

2 - If I hire a lawyer or consultant? If yes, how much you think will be the charges + can you recommend some good firms? lawyers? experienced in 176.

Still one more question:

1 - I have multiple 5 years visas for UK and America and can get a visit visa for Australia as well. Do you think I go on visit and apply onshore? or it's better to apply offshore?

All type of suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance for your time.
What I've said here applies to your 176 intentions.
http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...-applying.html
The ACT btw has limited employment opportunities compared to the states.
Some states have suspended taking sponsorship applications for now and I've read elesewhere that means all at moment bar the ACT.

I would consider waiting until State Migration Plans are announced and meanwhile spend some time looking at information on different parts of Australia and get an idea of what might suit you.

Also have a look at the visa/sponsorships application requirements, there being all information you need including good checklists so you do not necessarily need an agent or solicitor and particularly not just for sponsorship.

If you use an agent, you'll find their fees can be about the same as an actual visa fee, ie. $2525 for a visa initial installment and you'll pay about that again for an agent and yet you'll still be doing all the work of getting all the documents together and providing them to an agent.

There are different eligibility requirements depending on whether you apply onshore or offshore and unless you have just finished studying in Australia for two years, you will find that you need to apply from offshore and be offshore for the granting.

It could be a wait of several years.





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There are different eligibility requirements depending on whether you apply onshore or offshore and unless you have just finished studying in Australia for two years, you will find that you need to apply from offshore and be offshore for the granting.

It could be a wait of several years.
Thanks for your reply. What I am getting is that if you are not an australian graduate (Which I am not, never been to Australia), you need to apply offshore? right?. and If I apply offshore, let's say I get the state nomination. How long do you think it will take to get a visa? (wait of several years?)

Regardless of job opportunities, as I am a analyst programmer and I need a laptop and internet connection to earn a decent living which would be faster way to immigrate?

What other options do I have?


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Thanks for your reply. What I am getting is that if you are not an australian graduate (Which I am not, never been to Australia), you need to apply offshore? right?. and If I apply offshore, let's say I get the state nomination. How long do you think it will take to get a visa? (wait of several years?)

Regardless of job opportunities, as I am a analyst programmer and I need a laptop and internet connection to earn a decent living which would be faster way to immigrate?

What other options do I have?
Yes, you need to make an offshore application.

Regulations for skilled visas have been under review for some time with latest changes expected to be implemented within next few months including State Management Plans, thus my suggestion on the other thread to have a read of What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration and particularly the changes to priority processing as per announcement of 08 February, other information there also being of value.

You'll see that the focus is on employer sponsorship and visas with state nominations will have processing dependent on how many applicants are opting for employer sponsorship or State Plans, it remaining to be seen just how Immi and States decide to manage State Plans and sponsorship as separate entities.
My money is on something of a merger at some time.

You'll see on What's New a reference to applications acceptance temporary suspension for now and primarily, there have been more applications coming in than what was really desired, a lot of people possibly attempting to get them in and have them included on the Critical Skills List to get priority before the CSL was revoked, so one way or another there could be a substantial backlog of applications and so time to getting an application considered will be dependent on process rate which will be planned to accommodate expectations of employer sponsorship visas throughout the year.

So I'll not be too specific on times and I doubt Immi will either until they get things settled down in latter part of this year.

Quickest way to immigrate will be to either find an employer for sponsorship or apply within a State Management Plan if systems analyst is listed.





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