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Old 08-28-2018, 09:47 AM
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Hi Mark,

Just a quick question, my partner is on a 820 visa which was approved Dec last year. We have brought her 10 yr old daughter to Australia on a 600 visitor visa and applied onshore for a 445 visa on advice of a migration agent. We have received an 'acknowledgement of application lodged' from DIBP in Perth. As its a paper application I can't track its progress on Immi.

My question is this. Will she be granted a bridging visa anytime soon before her application is decided upon or will she have to leave the country once her 3 months is up and re-enter?

Kind regards for your time and looking forward to your reply.

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Old 08-28-2018, 04:44 PM
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Hi Mark, nice thread.

I was fortunate to be granted a multiple visit visa even if I was only intending to come to Australia once to visit my college friend and her husband. But I so loved the country and my friend is now convincing me to try to go back and if possible to live and work in Australia so they could have me around most of the time, in short, they both loved my company lol.

However, as I was randomly checking ways to move there, I feel like I'm already tired fulfilling all the requirements plus I'm hesitating on my age as I'm already 47 and possibly have a low scoring point.

My question is, what would be the best visa for me to apply to be able to live there and work at the same time, not for good but at least for a longer period?

My subclass600 visa is still valid until April 2019 and I'm currently working here in Saudi Arabia as a Secretary since 2006.

I would appreciate any feedback from you. Thanks and more power!

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Old 08-29-2018, 05:21 AM
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Dear Mark,

Greetings for the Day!!

My occupation is System Administrator - 262113 with 75 points.

I have applied for NSW 190 Subclass on March 17th 2018, and was last updated on May 22nd 2018. As per the latest update, NSW Stream 2 has been closed for new FY 2018-2019.

Could you please let me know if there is any chance to get the invitation, as I have applied prior to the update on closure of the Stream 2 and I fall under FY 2017-2018.

Is they any chance that Stream 2 will get re-open soon? Can we have a positive hope on this?

Also, my spouse has applied for System Analyst job (261112) as the main applicant. Can she claim 5 points for my occupation (System Administrator), which is not available now?

Expecting a favorable reply on this.

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Old 08-29-2018, 11:45 AM
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Hi Mark,

I was wondering if you could help me please?

I have recently sent off my 1445 to request an employment extension whilst I await a decision on my recently lodged 482 visa application. I have a feeling it hasn’t been emailed to the correct place? I live in NSW (if you need that info).

Are you able to clarify to me where I should have sent it?

Thank you in advance.


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Old 08-29-2018, 11:54 AM
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Hi friends, we received a letter form IMMI and asked us to provide the following eveidence,

"Please provide relationship photographs evidence (previous and ongoing relationship). Request details: Evidence of your relationship with your spouse
The decision maker must be satisfied that you and your spouse:
● are validly married under Australian law
● have a mutual commitment to a shared life as a married couple to the exclusion of all
● have a relationship that is genuine and continuing
● live together; or do not live separately and apart on a permanent basis.
To assist in deciding your application the decision maker must have regard to all of the
circumstances of your relationship with your spouse including: the financial aspects of the
relationship, the nature of the household, the social aspects of the relationship and the
nature of your commitment to each other."

What does it mean? It seems that the case officer is requesting photo evidences only, not writing documents, is it correct? We uploaded our wedding photos, honeymoon photos and some others photos with families and friends last year. Not sure what else do we need to provide.

Could anyone please give us some ideas? What proper evidences we need to provide? Much appreciated!! 🙂

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Old 08-29-2018, 05:23 PM
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Hi i am new in this forum i also applied dependent visa on 23 may 2018 and on 17 august medical requested by department and mddical done on 20 august and clearance provided no action required and now my status changed from initial to further assessment from 22 august . And processing time shows 17-32 days from 15-37 days .i want to know how much time to make a decision
Plz rply

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Old 08-30-2018, 09:34 PM
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Hi Mark,

I was wondering if you could assist me with my enquiry.

I will complete two years in 457 visa this weeks and now planning to apply for ens186 in trt stream.

My question is do I need to wait for my employer to apply first or I can file my application at the same time. I am going to apply myself so wasn’t sure what do first. It’s just my Ielts will expire in January 2019 and I want to apply before it expires.
Please assist me with this enquiry.

Kind regards

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Old 09-01-2018, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by MarkNortham View Post
Hi Sandeep79 -

Under the current regulations, if you withdraw the application prior to a decision you won't get a 3-year ban per PIC 4020. However, if you attempt to use the skills assessment in the future and the suspect employment was used to get the skills assessment, the entire problem can come back.

Note that legislation passed last year but disallowed would have included any information given to DHA for any visa application over the last 10 years regardless of whether the application was withdrawn, so if this legislation passes withdrawing the application won't avoid the ban.

No way to comment on your points without seeing the actual evidence you intend to lodge - just "saying" things and making claims is not going to get the job done - to overcome the PIC 4020 allegations you need very strong, verifiable evidence that thoroughly disproves the allegations.

Hope this helps -


Mark Northam

Originally Posted by Sandeep79 View Post
Hi Mark
Thanks for your reply. One more question please, in worst case if we withdraw the case still they will impose the ban for three years?

Also to prove the absent of the owner we have discharge letter of her wife from hospital. Owner is ready to give the it in the writing that he was not present on the day. Department can come again for double check the documentation.

For the salary difference, because my brother is an educated whereas the other worker are only either illiterate or have education only till middle school. They only help to bake the products. In any emergency my brother look after the production and Customer as well, in the absence of the owner and organizes all raw material.

My brother gets the salary slips from the owner. And also have the log-in and out register to prove that he is working there.

For work in capacity of the baker, we can provide the photos or video from there warehouse and the retail shop ( which are on different buildings)

We can request the department to double check everything with the owner?

Mark, what do you think these are the sound points or not?


Hi Mark
My brother has withdrawn the 489 visa file. Can he apply again? How he can apply again without using his previous experience from the suspected employer? Is that possible?

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Old 09-03-2018, 08:08 AM
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Hi Mark... Ebi here I applied vocational training sector on 11th June still my Visa under process. Delaying is Good or Bad for results since I missed July intake I’m joing for 2019 feb intake. Is that worth wait till December or January??

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Old 09-04-2018, 05:39 AM
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Employment evidence for 189 visa

Hi Mark,

Hope your doing well.

I have queries with regards to the uploading of documents after lodging of visa. I have been working since 2009 for the same company and have received positive outcome for my skilled assessed as an internal auditor. For vetassess, i just uploaded a service certificate stating (" xxx employee holder of passport no. has commenced working with us "joining date" and the current designation-Auditor), salary certificate for the same( mentioning the current salary) with the designation as Auditor, Roles and Responsibilities. All of these documents were issued by my companies HR department and stamped.

After the positive assessment, i have been promoted as Senior Auditor, the roles and responsibilities are almost the same.
Now for visa lodging, i will upload the same documents which i submitted to vetassess for skill assessment for Auditors post.

For senior auditors post, i will upload my promotion letter, Roles and responsibilities issued by HR department, service certificate stating (" xxx employee holder of passport no. has commenced working with us "joining date" and the current designation(senior auditor), salary certificate for the same( mentioning the current salary)with the designation as Senior Auditor.

Apart of this, i will upload previous 3 years payslips stamped by the HR department and corresponding bank statements against these payslips

Is this enough for employment evidence?

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