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Visa 175 or 176?

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Old 01-21-2011, 02:50 PM
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Visa 175 or 176?


I want to move to Australia, so I am preparing my demand for a visa. As you know, it's quite long and complicated. I would like to know, if there is a difference between the visa 175 and the 176 in term of delay to obtain one of this visa? Is it better to ask a 175 or a 176?

I have an another question, if I make the demand for one of this visa, during the time I am expecting the answer, is it possible to change for a sponsored one after the demand? Because I will, maybe work for an Australian company, so maybe (I know, that is a lot of maybe ) I will able to ask a transfer from this company in Australia.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 01-21-2011, 10:43 PM
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First of all the word is apply for a visa rather than preparing for the demand of one for the word demand infers a definite right whereas a visa may be granted if a person meets all eligibility requirements and even than there will be an indefinite period of time involved, english language ability being just one of the eligibility requirements.

Seeing as you know of the 175 and 176 you may have seen that the latter can involve a state nomination and in having that, a 176 will have a higher priority for processing than the 175, Client Service Charter giving an indication of processing times though they will vary on numbers of applications and any changes to the immigration program.
When having a look at the Immi info on the 175/176 a click on the Whats New Page link at the top of most skilled visa pages will show you some of the recent changes and also what is proposed to occur, a change to points assessment to occur mid this year.

If you work for a company that is eligible to sponsor you for a nominated position in Australia and are eligible for an employer sponsored visa yourself and there are both TR and PR sponsorships, you can apply for another visa whilst you have an independent skilled visa lodged.
If it is the PR Employer Sponsored visa you apply for, you will find under eligibility a reference to fee free and that is in regard to where you have already made an application and so there will be no charge when applying for the correct visa.

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Old 01-22-2011, 06:25 PM
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Thanks for your answer and your precision.

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