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Old 12-30-2010, 12:56 PM
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Question Need advice for visa 885

Hi there,
I am new to this forum. I need some advice to apply for visa 885, i read that people in this forum are really thankful to others especially 'Wanderer' for helping them out with their visa process. I hope to get some help too :-).

I was on a student visa till august 2010 and i finished my Masters of Business IT in July 2010.
Since i did not get proper ACS result due to change in ACS list, i applied for visa 485. Now i am on bridging visa 485. But i have received a positive skills asessment, so i would like to apply for visa 885 which i can as per DIAC rules. Because they say that i can apply for 885 within 6 months of course completion. Now below are the questions that i have.
  • I have done my AFP, but for how long is it valid?
  • if it has expired, then can i apply 885 based on the receipt that i get when i apply for AFP. BEcause if my AFP has expired then i do need to apply for a new AFP and it may take another 20 days.
  • Now since i am on a bridging visa, do i have to do a paper based visa for 885 or can i do it online? A migration agent told me that since i am not holding any visa, i have to do a paper based visa, i am not sure if he is correct?

I would really appreciate if someone could help me out with the above queries.

Thanks for taking time to read this.


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Old 12-30-2010, 10:55 PM
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Have a good read of all the Immi info - Skilled – Independent (Residence) visa (subclass 885) and you'll find your concerns should be answered.
If in doubt about anything specific, ring Immi.

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thanks a lot wanderer.

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