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Old 02-07-2018, 08:52 PM
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Hi mark ,
I am new in this forum,
I was wondering if you can help me with my questions. It will be a great help.
I applied my husband 485 subsequent entrant visa on August 14
Received acknowledgment on 16th aug.
Case officer asked police clearance letter and form 80 on 22sep
That documents was sent on 10th oct.
Afterwards on 8th November they asked relationship related documents which was sent on 9th November.
But afterwards we haven't heard anything.
my agent sent few follow up emails in December but they didn't replied then i tried to follow up by myself in january through global feedback team and i received one email on 22nd january that they are still reviewing papers.

I am very disappointed and upset with indefinite delay in application.
Can you please suggest me anything on this matter.
I will appreciate your help.
Kind regards

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Old 02-07-2018, 10:43 PM
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Hi Mark,

I have found this thread on google and pretty astounding with what you have done with the communities.
I believe there are a lot of people that having visa issue and have no one to turn to.

I have a friend that having issue with her Australian visa. She got married in USA like a year ago with an Australian citizen. She is a korean citizen in USA. She had to forego her Visa application in US to come to Australia with her Husband. Things not working out after 8 months. Australia Immigration has been notified. She is expecting the Section 48 anytime soon.

Now, she can't really go back to USA anymore and she would rather to stay in Australia if possible. She intended to take a further study here but she is not sure if the section 48 will make her student visa application unobtainable. She understand that with section 48, she can't apply the student visa on shore.
Do you have any suggestion for her situation? or she should just abandon her plan to take a further study as people with section 48 have a very low chance being granted a student visa?

Your assistance is much appreciated. I'm really feeling sorry for her and she is in a very dark place at the moment.

Kind Regards,

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Old 02-08-2018, 04:21 AM
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Hi Purnamani1 -

Thanks for the note. You could certainly claim the post-ACS work experience for points, but DHA may require you to get that additional work assessed by ACS later if they do not accept that it is relevant to your nominated occupation. You can also choose to ask ACS to assess only that work experience (although not sure if ACS still offers that function as I haven't done it in a while) or do a new ACS report if you're unsure of whether it will be deemed as relevant to your occupation.

Hope this helps -


Mark Northam
Hi Mark,

Thanks for the update, Does the Date of Effect in EOI always have to be greater than the skilled assessment date. Some say DBIP will reject cases where skilled assessment is dated later. It's mere speculation and solid evidence. I am planning to update my points for experience from my new organization and apply skilled assessment in parallel. By doing so I can get an invite positively by 28th Feb 2018. My skilled assessment will also come I March 2018 and I can submit my Visa application with new skilled assessment as well. Still will I have the chances of being rejected. Or is it better to update EOI only after new ACS results are out.

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Old 02-08-2018, 07:22 AM
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You rock!

First thing...thank you for providing the opportunity to ask questions...truly appreciated.

I'm American, my partner is an Australian citizen and we will be applying for the De Facto Partnership Visa. We are hoping to apply onshore and be granted a Bridging Visa. My conundrum is that I will be on an ETA visa before applying for the Partnership/Bridging Visa. Is being on an ETA visa acceptable to be approved for the Bridging Visa? I can't seem to find any information regarding this and it's pretty important ha.

Thanks again Mark!

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Old 02-08-2018, 09:52 AM
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Smile skilled employment assessment

Hi Mark!

My name is Nick.

Thanks for your answer for all the people here

It would be really appreciated if you read my circumstance and give me some advice.

I got a question about my negative result for skilled employment assessment from CA

Firstly, I've already received qualification assessment from CA and I applied for skilled employment assessment to be qualified with 1 year experience and unfortunately, I got a negative result from them. Simply, the letter says "The following claims of skilled employment have been assessed and cannot be found to equate to
work at an appropriately skilled level as an Accountant (General) 221111."

My first question is "Does this mean that duties and responsibilities are not compatible with tasks shown in ANZSCO? "

Duties and responsibilities that I put on my reference are

-preparing asset, liability and capital account entries by analyzing account information
-Recording and documenting financial transactions into system for various business entities
-Researching technical topics including business structuring and taxation matters
-Producing annual financial statements, BAS and tax return and other taxation materials for individuals and companies
-Reconciling financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
-Supporting payments by verifying documentation and requesting disimbursements
-Summarizing current financial status by collecting and checking information such as balance sheet, profit and loss statement and other financial reports.
-Liaising with the ATO about remittance of General interest charges and penalties, application for payment arrangements and lodging deferral and audit correspondence.
-Assessing and informing about financial moves, entity structures to meet any taxation obligations.

My second question is

the institution which approves my skill assessment should be the same with the institution which approves my skilled employment assessment?

Thank you for reading my question

Best regards,

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Old 02-10-2018, 04:15 AM
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Hi Mark!

Many thanks for your comments and deliberation.

I am on a 476 Visa.

My visa expiry date is 30-06-2018.

EOI 189 : 60 points since July 2017
EOI 190 : 65 points since July 2017

Occupation: 233916

My points for 189 will increase to 70 points by the end of Feb 2018.

Although I will be in the queue with 70 points (189) for 4 months (March to June), I don't think I will get invited.

I am looking for alternatives to extend my visa so I can be onshore which I get invited in the new financial year after July 2018.

I want to apply for a student visa and if my application is approved I am set.

But if it gets refused, I will appeal the refusal and stay on a bridging visa.

Now the question is; while staying in Australia on a bridging visa because of student visa refusal appeal process, can I apply for permanent residency when I get the 189/190 invitation? OR I have to go offshore and apply.

Many thanks indeed for your time.


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Old 02-10-2018, 05:03 AM
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Hi Mark,

I'm Marco from Germany, I come here in Australia over 3 years ago with 457 with my partner ( defacto)
Few days ago Iodge 186 transition stream, and I inclusion my partner as well like for the sponsor .

What happen now, in case I know my partner was not good to me, I'm still in time to remove her from my 186, or I have to cancel the application for both of us and lodge again with only my name?.

We are 5 years toghehter, but in last 6 months she changed and is not anymore the same person, she did lot of bad things to me, and now after we lodge the visa, We still living toghether but we broke up our relationship, I have enough and look like she in last 6 months want just use me for get her permanent residence.

I know only now she cheated me one week ago, that's why we broke up, I worked very hard in my last few year, study very hard for pass e glish test ( was very hard to me) and after all I Feeling very bad now she just want use me for get her visa.

What can I do now?

Still in time to remove her ? Or the only way in cancel our application for both of us?


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Old 02-10-2018, 04:25 PM
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Hi Mark,

I am a secondary school teacher in the UK, just finishing my NQT year as part of the Teach First leadership development programme whilst my fiance is a cancer research scientist who is just finishing her thesis of her PhD before starting a short term post doc position.

I have a PGCE from university from my teaching qualification as well as an undergraduate degree. My fiance has an undergraduate, masters as well as the soon to be awarded PhD.

We are hopeful of relocating to Australia after numerous holidays and experience of the country.

I have used the working holiday visa having lived in Australia for the year in my early 20's - my fiance has not. My brother is currently living in Sydney with his wife having moved there on a working holiday visa and quickly being sponsored by their employers.

I would like advice on whether my fiance and I would pass the points skills required and whether it is just my own employment which would count here or both of ours and any experience you would have on any different visa routes based on our situations.

Thank you in advance,


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Old 02-10-2018, 09:44 PM
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Hello Mark,

Thank you so much for taking time to answer everyone's issue. Truly appreciated.

I have been in Australia for 3 years now, currently on a New Zealander citizen family relationship visa (461) , I have 3 years left on this one and am planning on renewing it.
I am starting soon a certificate 3 & 4 in fitness in the hope of lunching my own business afterwards.
My girlfriend is not an eligible New zealander for us to obtain a partner visa, as well as not eligible for the new pathway for permanent residency. She has been in Australia for more than 5 years and is planning on starting a tattoing career. Which might lead her to taxable income required for that pathway but obviously this isn't concrete.

I am a french citizen but willing to permanently settlle down in Australia. It seems like I have no backup after my 461 visas expires.

Do you know what my options could be ?

Thank you so much Mark for your work, It's amazing.

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Old 02-11-2018, 03:47 AM
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police checks


I am currently in the process of applying for a 189 points tested PR visa. I am a US citizen. I am gathering my documents and such and have a couple questions.

1) I see I need an Australian police check and a US police check. For the Australian police check I submitted it and then realized I wasn't sure if they were supposed to be mailing me a copy that I will scan and attach to my EOI? Or does that automatically go to immigration somehow? (I did not select anything of that nature).
For the US police check, I can go through these "channelers" and get the correct police check? And they mail me an official paper that I then scan in for the EOI?

2) I need the results of my Skills assessment prior to submitting an EOI? (I am a nurse doing the skills assessment through ANMAC).

3) I have a husband and 2 minor children. Is it reasonable to assume I should just go ahead and do police checks for my husband now? And would he need both Australian and US checks? (he's lived in Australia more than 12 months, as have I)

Thank you very much for your time and assistance!

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