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Old 08-16-2010, 03:19 PM
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175 or 176?

Hi all

I have sufficient points(120) for visa175. The new priority processing says Priority grp 3 has a waiting time of 18-24mth. Does that mean it is unlikely for it to be any faster?

I also have d option of ENS PR which I know would be much faster but I would have a 3yrs bond with my employer.
am also thinking of State sponsor since my job is in Regional areas anyway. Getting state sponsors paperwk make take some mths too right? which means I may end up possibly having to wait up to a year in all? not tooooo much difference from applying 175.

what do people suggest? what would u do? im leaning towards 175 as ive gotten most documents ready for application now.

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Old 08-17-2010, 04:55 AM
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The documentaion you have already got together will also likely be needed for an ENS PR and so if it is a region you have decided upon and feel you'll be happy with the location, it comes down to what your priorities are, speed or independence.
Re other posts you've made, if you have three years experience after graduation and prior to application that counts as three years in last four for specific experience points claim.
If you're already married or in a relationship you have evidence for, a partner can be put on your application as a secondaty applicant and would receive PR too. Otherwise, if once you have a validated PR you can sponsor a partner and eligibility requirements apply and yes on granting a partner will normally be granted TR and sometime prior to the two year TR period is complete Immi will advise you to provide evidence of the marriage/relationship being maintained for PR are to be granted at about the two year mark.

One issue to be aware of is if you do have a partner as a secondary applicant and for some reason the partner fails eligibility, your visa would not be processed.





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Old 08-17-2010, 10:08 AM
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Hi, is the state migration plans available now??

If I have already lodged an application, is it possible to get my application to subclass 175 as I'm also likely to fall into 3rd category in the processing priority


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Old 08-17-2010, 02:31 PM
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Check the state site





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Old 08-20-2010, 09:22 AM
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sponsorship??

Hi all,

I am here quite new...

we would like to apply with my husband for PR soon. He is main applicant (IT) and I am mechanical engineer but actually on maternity leave.We have already prepared all documents but now we are not sure for which type of visa to apply for??175 or 176??
We have an agent and he told us that it is not possible to apply for 175 and then eventually ask for sponsorship,you have to ask first for sponsorship and then apply...so we have to choose in advance which option will be better for us.
Do you think the 176 could be in our case quicker than 175 with regard to priority changes??

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Hi all,

I am here quite new...

we would like to apply with my husband for PR soon. He is main applicant (IT) and I am mechanical engineer but actually on maternity leave.We have already prepared all documents but now we are not sure for which type of visa to apply for??175 or 176??
We have an agent and he told us that it is not possible to apply for 175 and then eventually ask for sponsorship,you have to ask first for sponsorship and then apply...so we have to choose in advance which option will be better for us.
Do you think the 176 could be in our case quicker than 175 with regard to priority changes??

thnx for all answers
A 176 application that puts you on a State Migration Plan will give the application a higher priority than a straight 175 and it should not be too much longer hopefully before the states have their SMPs ready.
It did used to be that you could apply for a 175 and then get a state sponsorship to have it considered as a 176 but they have introduced something new that is mentioned on the latest priority announcement you'll find on the What's New Link.
Have a look at the FAQ there, #19 and a link re contacting Immi which you can do with a Pre Lodgement Enquiry, provision under the Contact heading if the link at #19 does not make provision.





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Old 09-28-2010, 09:45 AM
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well I was wondering about the same issue and was thinking that I might be able to transfer my 175 application to 176 but I got an email from NSW immigration I am pasting it for your information as it might help you to decide


if you lodged your 175 visa application with DIAC after 1 July 2010 you cannot switch this to a 176 application without submitting a new visa application and paying DIAC a new visa application charge.

If you lodged your 175 application before 1 July 2010 you could switch to a 176 application if you meet NSW published criteria. You would need to provide documents to verify your experience in energy audits; renewable energy; energy conservation/efficiency such as references, job descriptions, employment contracts; project documents etc and we will consider your application.

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NSW Dept of Industry and Investment
Phone: +61 2 9338 6692 or 61 2 9338 6630 or +61 2 9338 6975 or +61 2 9338 6681
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:17 AM
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hi all,
i am wondering also, but this time about changing from 176 (relative sponsored) to 176 (state nomination under state migration plan).
if i lodged the application 176 (relative sponsored) and then got the approval of the state sponsorship, do i have the ability to use it for priority processing?


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Old 09-28-2010, 10:31 AM
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Unhappy still waiting

[QUOTE=s003khs;20751]well I was wondering about the same issue and was thinking that I might be able to transfer my 175 application to 176 but I got an email from NSW immigration I am pasting it for your information as it might help you to decide


if you lodged your 175 visa application with DIAC after 1 July 2010 you cannot switch this to a 176 application without submitting a new visa application and paying DIAC a new visa application charge.

If you lodged your 175 application before 1 July 2010 you could switch to a 176 application if you meet NSW published criteria. You would need to provide documents to verify your experience in energy audits; renewable energy; energy conservation/efficiency such as references, job descriptions, employment contracts; project documents etc and we will consider your application.

Regards

Tom McAlary


Hi,
thanks for your answers and fresh information.
We are now waiting when State regional-sponsored Migration Plans will be published and then we will decide if 176 or 175. I hope it will be soon. It all depends on occupation lists of each states.
I am really interested if my husband´s occupation will be somewhere on that list, ANZSCO 261112 System Analyst.
I check DIAC websites every day and also this forum is very helpful.Thanks guys.


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Old 09-28-2010, 10:38 AM
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it is quit depressing because we don´t know still what part of Oz will be maybe opened for us.:-(


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