Originally Posted by Nick11
I have to agree with Dianne on this one too. Having been here since 1990, and met hundreds of ex-poms along the way, they all chose Adelaide and came on PR. The 495 / 475 / 457 visas have only been around for a relatively short period of time and recent arrivals, through sites like this, have had the opportunity to meet-up with others who came out at a similar time to themselves (my contact with people on these visas would be less than 5%). The rest of us just got on with it.
I'm not knocking it, for a minute. I think the information that is readily available these days is amazing. I found Poms In Adelaide last Sept/Oct, looking for up to date migration and sponsorship info for my step-daughter, and we would have been lost without it.
Back to the thread, a call to Immigration SA re-confirmed that if ALL criteria is met the 495 and 475 PROVISIONAL visa is a pathway to PR. Keep looking forward to the rest of your lives in this wonderful place.
Thanks for re assurance about the 495 etc
Originally Posted by Kazzarazza
However, I do beleive there is a little truth in the "plenty of 495 ers on SA" theory. Given a choice we would have gone to Perth, still may but dont want to move again.
Make an interesting poll right enough xx
A poll wouldn't be a true indication - I'm sure there must be figures out there somewhere -but would be interesting.
Maybe Pete could set it up.
As I said I bow to your better judgement.
Personally we had to come here on a 495 - at that time it was the only state that would accept anyone that had a job on the sol list.My job was on no other 495 list. Now sa have narrowed the list down like the other states.
I still say though - if you have a clean criminal record, in good health and lived full time for 2 year in sa and worked over 35 hours a week for 52 weeks - your provisional visa will become permanent.
Should know our results in a couple of weeks so as I say will post on here. As all the above that Nick has quoted has been met in our case. Immi have confirmed this as well.
Originally Posted by Nick11
The good news is though that they have caught up! They kept quoting 10 - 12 months from date of application and it has only taken 7 months from applying to getting co!
Ah but do they know about the secret life of Devon!!!!! Underbelly mark 2!!!!!
Good luck babes. And hope you find what you are looking for back in blighty.
Originally Posted by caoimhe
Sorry, I don't recall ever meeting you. I was unaware that you knew me, or indeed any people like me. I have not posted anything RUDE, nor stated my personal opinion about the subject of this thread, or of anyone posting in this thread. I would however suggest that investing in a thesaurus would help. Temporary - provisional ........ look it up.
Now the PROVISONAL visas are just that. If they were an automatic gateway to PR they simply would not exist, and yes I do have a close family member who is currently on a temporary (oops I mean provisional) visa, and we are currently going through that application for PR, which we knew right from the start that we would have to do. We have been thorough in our research and understand that there is a chance of PR not being granted.
Do you seriously think we would have applied for this visa without knowing the facts, uprooted someone, packed up his life, left his home and a VERY lucrative business behind without being fully informed in the first place?
For those in a precarious situation visa wise there is a very good FREE service from the IARC. They have been very helpfull to me in the past. They are migration experts, lawyers, agents etc www.iarc.asn.au/
In answer to your post yes Temporary - provisional one of the same but in the terms of the Visa they are not!
Originally Posted by wizzywozza
A Temporary is just that "A Temporary Visa" if the holder wishes to apply for a Permanent Visa they can do but it is a completely new application.
A Provisional Visa is in fact a Temporary Permanent Visa which the applicant after meeting certain criteria can apply for it to be converted to Permanent and is all part of the original application thats why the fees have already been paid for the second stage.
No doubt somebody will dispute this but I don't care this is what I have been told and thats good enough for me.
(Thesaurus was not used during the writing of this post but spell check was)
My husband is here on a Provisional Visa. It neither has been, or is currently known as a Temporary Permanent Visa. It is a Provisional Visa until his application for a Permanent Visa is either accepted or rejected.
Please provide the DIAC link to the new class of Temporary Permanent Visa.