495 to a permenant visa!?!
Hi,today is the day we have been in Adelaide for 2 years and are eligble to apply for our permenant visa,(887 i think?),can anyone,..from experience help us,is it better to do the online application,(had a quick look tonight and fell at the 1st hurdle when asked for a,"TRN"??),or to do a written application ,..and does the online application take less time to process etc,any help would be gratefully recieved,thanks!
We are here 1 one year this week and will be ready in 12 months time to do this too ! so I am subscbribing to this thread as All info is great.
Another question is can anything be front loaded ?
How do you send your proof of 12 months full time employment ? do you scan and email all your pay slips ? and bills to prove your residency ?
Just googled it...
.A Transaction Reference Number( TRN) is a unique number assigned to each online application
sounds like you get this when you apply and thats how you track the application.....this bit I'm guessing
Good luck, let us know as we will probably be going down this route next year
Hi, I will also be applying for this is February. Does it really cost over $3,000 for this visa? (887) and do you have to have medicals again? I'll follow your progress to see how it's done!
Jacqui is right, TRN is your reference number to track your application online. Online is generally faster that paper based too. Everything can be frontloaded/emailed as long as you scan the original documents in colour and attach them using your TRN, you dont need to get them certified. Medicals have to be done again if they are more than 12 months old, they only have a 1 yr life span
Hope this helps and good luck to anyone joining the queue!!
Originally Posted by dotti
It costs around $230 plus the cost of medicals and police clearances (if required). You have already paid the main fee when obtaining your original sc495 or sc475 visa. It doesn't normally take too long to process but, with all the constant changes in the immigration department, who knows these days? Get your application in as soon as you are eligible then you are at least in the system.
Thanks Kazza, thats a relief ! $ 230 is much better than $ 3 k !! If anyone had recenlty applied for this visa (ie to become perm after 495 2 years) we would be really grateful if you would post step by step of your experience, thanks
Originally Posted by Kazzarazza
We applied just a little over a year ago and had to have police checks but no medicals. I applied via the paper route. Copied them everthing and anything I could find and evenutally sent a hugh envelope via courier. Perm visa came through in less than six weeks.
Good luck, if can help at all just ask.
I got mine granted a few weeks ago. I applied online and got the decision in 6 weeks. I uploaded all required documents before they were requested (e.g. payslips, police check, passport bio page, photo, etc.) I did get some stuff certified as it said online to do so and I didn't want to risk it (and it was very easy to get them certified by a JP). I didn't need a medical and the first I heard from them was the email granting the visa.
Feel free to PM me with any specific questions.
That's a bit more 'do-able' I was beginning to think these visa applications were a licence to print money!!