yes im on that type of visa, it is a Skilled Independent Regional 495 (SIR 495) you have to spend 2 years anywhere in SA and then providing the main applicant has worked full time for 12 months you can then apply for perminent residency. it is a 3 year visa so theres plenty of time to meet the requirements.
If you need any help with the lingo or anything else just give me a shout.:)
We came over on an SIR 495. We also had 105 +10 and our visa took 4 months 2 weeks to come through from application. From signing with our agent to getting the visa was 2 days short of 9 months including TRA, Sponsership, visa etc so think your agent is being over cautious with the timeline :o
Have a great trip and let us know what you think of Adelaide :D bring some warm clothes!
We applied for our Visa on the 11th May (Paper based) and was given a 5-6 month timescale for it to come through.
I hope it is that quick as were hoping to be going to Adelaide for good in Jan/Feb time.
Check with the agent Id say.x
jeez..you guys are scaring me now... 5 - 6 months..lol..omg. I've seen a website on here that shows roughly the timescales..let me check..think I bookmarked it.
Originally Posted by happy-jools
I'll go and have a nosy at it.
Don't mean to panic you but we were also told that our SIR would only take about 4 - 6 months from application!! (sorry, you probably dont want to hear that do you???)
We have passed our skills assesment already but have had to delay the SA Sponsorship and main application as we can't go until early 2009 when Steve finishes his time in the Royal Marines. We have been told to hold off because if we go ahead with it now then we won't be able to fill the criteria i.e we wont have enough time from when its granted to have lived there for at least two years etc etc!
Sorry to throw this one at you, but hopefully if you speak to your agent then they will be able to shed some light on this! Let us know how you get on!
Now that is scary..but you know..when thinking about it..maybe it would be a good thing. Michael could finish off his studies in Oz and that would give him Ozzy qualifications which would be recognised. He'd also then get a feel for colleges / Uni's he would like to go to..it'd give him time to look about.
Originally Posted by theshearers
My..you can always convince yourself of anything if you try hard enough..lol.
I promised my agent I'd leave her alone for a bit..badgered her something fierce regarding trying to get an outcome from ACS before we went on reccie. Will leave it for a few days at least.
thank for all the advice though guys.
TTFN.... Carol Ann
You need 110 points (including the 10 for SA sponsorship for a 495 visa) and I don't think the fact that you may have 110 or 115 makes any difference to the timescale. From everythng we've seen/been told I think it's more likely to be a 4-6 month timescale from submitting your application to DIAC.
At least I hope it is because our 4 month comes up next week!
Good luck with everything.
We are going on a 136 permanent visa, have been told 6 - 9 months as it takes longer than the SIR 495 you are going on. (Was also told the timescale for yours is 4 - 6 months). Sorry to worry you, think you might need to speak to the agent!!!
Jeez..this is all news I have to say.
Originally Posted by Aussiebound
Does anyone know how long you get to activate the visa from the time your receive it? if we received it in 6 months time..but had a year to go over..then I guess it could work out.
Now I've passed the Skills Assessment...I assumed we move onto the visa..but maybe it's SA sponsorship..as reading the mails here that's the way it looks on everyones sign off. So if we still have that to do then that may add a few months onto it. Also..what's DIAC..I saw that earlier..my lingo is so bad! will get there though.
I think I will email my agent tomorrow :-) she'll love me for that. Too many questions though..timescale being the biggy!
Thanks to everyone who's posting. I won't tell my mum about the new timescale (for now).
TTFN.... Carol Ann
PS..wee bit of fun from You Tube..me and youngest..I'd only had one glass of wine..honest....
hi Carol Ann,
sposorship is next you have to do it online at http://www.immigration.sa.gov.au
select skilled visas then application forms, once you have filled in and submitted your online form you get 30 days to get your supporting documents to them, they will tell you what documents you need, it asks questions like why do you want to go to SA, and tell us what you know about SA culture so a little research is needed. DIAC at http://www.diac.gov.au/
is who you send the main visa application to. The TRA and sponsorship last a year.