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Partner/spouse or Skilled visa??? Please help!


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I am Australian citizen by birth. I currently live in London UK with my 12 year old son who is Australian citizen by decent, and my husband who is British.

We want to live in Australia and it would seem that a partner/spouse visa would be the right way to go for my husband. However, the sponsorship side is concerning us. I am an un-qualified house wife and my husband works. We rent, so we don't have any large assets etc... I have no other relatives in Australia and do not own any land or property there.

My husband has qualifications in music production technology and also in some software/hardware computing areas, but at the moment he doesn't fit the critical skills list.

Please could someone shine the light on the best route to take?

Many thanks & all the very best.


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Hello

I am Australian citizen by birth. I currently live in London UK with my 12 year old son who is Australian citizen by decent, and my husband who is British.

We want to live in Australia and it would seem that a partner/spouse visa would be the right way to go for my husband. However, the sponsorship side is concerning us. I am an un-qualified house wife and my husband works. We rent, so we don't have any large assets etc... I have no other relatives in Australia and do not own any land or property there.

My husband has qualifications in music production technology and also in some software/hardware computing areas, but at the moment he doesn't fit the critical skills list.

Please could someone shine the light on the best route to take?

Many thanks & all the very best.
The skilled immigration occupations listings are in process of substantial change right at the moment chayah with implementation of changes hopefully finalised during July or not long after.
http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...ccupations.pdf is what is proposed to be the new SOL and there is prioritised processing - http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...processing.pdf so if your husband was able to find an employer sponsor, that would be ideal but not always easy to do.

The next step with priority will be the State Migration Plans but yet to be released and they will identify occupations the states set as a priority and then it is down to whether your husbands occupation is on a list for a state you wish to consider and he has the appropriate qualifications to be assessed successfully and get sufficient points in total.
The CSL as such has been revoked and is no more.

So yes, the skilled route may likely have its difficulties and he getting a partner visa may be more appropriate.
There is no question of you being his sponsor and that if with a long standing marriage and if it is his child it would be unlikely that his application would be rejected unless there were other grounds such as severe criminal convictions or extremely bad health etc.

If he is the father and you have been married more than three years, it may even be that a PR visa is granted at the outset instead of there being a two year period on temporary residency.

Immi would normally also look at the total picture of a couples employment and income in making a decision about an Assurance of Support requirement which is also for two years, the TR period where that applies and with PR, it'll likely not for with PR, all social security benefits kick in on arrival.

It is obviously going to be in your interests to be as financial as possible for the move with employment being an unknown but at least there's plenty more of warm sun here as you know and if work is hard to come by in cities straight away, I hear many farmers are always seeking workers.

So if you elect to use the partner visa for hub, just read the visa eligibility and Booklet #1 stuff well and use the Checklist to produce a good application and it may not be too much of an issue.





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