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Old 01-11-2011, 11:05 AM
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Advice for 485 and 885 visa please?

Hey everyone,

Some background:

I'm currently on a student visa (until August this year), and am 90% done on the documents I need to complete for a GSM permanent visa (885). Because of things happening I wasn't really sure whether to apply for PR or not, but last minute I decided to do it and I need to apply before next week (deadline for 6 months after course is completed).

Since it was last minute and I wasn't sure I could receive my skill assessment in time, I figured as a back up plan I can apply for 485 visa (as it doesn't require a skill assessment certificate, just proof that we've applied for one), and then apply for 885 once I have the 485 visa granted.

However lucky for me, a positive skill assessment just arrived today, so I'm good to go (hopefully) for the 885 visa. My question is:

Is it better to apply for both 485 and 885 since I can? Or just apply for 885?

One advantage I can think of is if my 485 visa is granted, I won't have to apply for bridging visa B to travel outside Australia. But I'm a bit worried in the possibility of being granted bridging visa C in the case my 485 visa ceases, which disallows travel and potentially having work limitations.

Any thoughts appreciated! Thanks!

Note: this is crossposted to several forums, apologies in advance to members who happen to be members of the same forums.


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Old 01-11-2011, 01:27 PM
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If you have a valid reason for travelling, getting a BVB is not so difficult and so if you meet eligibility for an 885 why not apply for that.
If you had time, you could have considered a state sponsorship and apply for an 886 to get a higher priority for processing.





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If you have a valid reason for travelling, getting a BVB is not so difficult and so if you meet eligibility for an 885 why not apply for that.
If you had time, you could have considered a state sponsorship and apply for an 886 to get a higher priority for processing.
So you are saying since I'm eligible for 885 anyway there's no added advantage if I decide to lodge in 485 as well? As for getting a BVB, I was under the impression that it had to be some sort of extenuating circumstances in order for the visa to be granted. =/ Of course I'm hoping nothing of the sort will happen, but the travel I had in mind is probably just visiting my home country.

For state sponsorship, I haven't considered it at all to be honest, but I have checked the state migration plans for each state. My nominated occupation is "Developer Programmer", and since I'm graduating from a university in Victoria my preference is to live here - and unfortunately I'm not eligible for a Victoria state sponsorship.

Thanks for the reply!


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Old 01-12-2011, 01:58 AM
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Other people have posted about Immi being lenient enough, not having been home for so long to see your older Grannie etc. reasonable enough for a BVB.
You may well find that with an IT occupation without state sponsorship you could be down at priority #4 and on the never never re processing your application and so from that point, a 485 will give you the advantage for using that as an interim step to apply for a state sponsorship.

And as for wanting to stay in Victoria, if you are given a category #4 priority, it could be that some years down the track it is said, sorry your application is not needed and so you had better go home, so far better to look at a state that has your occupation on their SMP list and get a priority #2.





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Hmm well currently my nominated occupation Developer Programmer is on the SOL list of July 2010, which I have confirmed with immigration will be on Priority #3. Has there been cases in the past where immigration has bumped down applicants which were on previously higher priority numbers to lower ones?


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There's nothing like checking the information in black and white and that can include finding what SOL # you are on and then having a good read of the published priority information.
I may have missed/forgotten that Immi will be according people on earlier SOL lists a higher priority.





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Haha yes I have had a read through the priority list schedule and have also confirmed with immigration.

Also, I *should* be able to apply for 485 at relatively the same time (say 485 today, 885 tomorrow, or even at the same day) while on a student visa when I am still within 6 months of my previous Australian university course completion right? And have them processed concurrently (or to whatever priority schedule) the immigration is under, and *not* processed subsequently after the other (say since I lodged 485 first, they will process 485 first without touching my 885 application regardless of priority schedule) ?

A user on another forum seems so sure that if I do apply for both visas then immigration would only process them subsequently, one after the other.. so if I lodge 485 then they will not touch my 885 application. I rang immigration and they said they will process them concurrently as different case officers will be assigned, but that user seemed so sure.. :/ I'm worried I'm missing something or asking the wrong questions.


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