Just wanted to check im correct with my understanding of the 175 application. I have just stared to do my checklist for my 175 application, when it has suddenly dawned that the points i thought we were eligable for....... have now realised we arent! Hence we havent got enough to apply!!!!
I have increased my hours from 19 per week( for the last 6.5 yrs), to 20+ hours for the last 49 weeks, in anticipation of getting my work exerience in for past 12 months at 20 hrs per week. I thought we were eligable to apply 3.10.09.(
Have passed positive skills assessment.
Have sat my IELTS last week for extra point- awaiting results.(125 points or so i thought)
I am 42 so no spring chicken im afraid and so get few point for age.
I thought i was eligable for points for ' specific work experience', as my trade as a nurse is on SOL. BUT now see i need to work 3 out of 4 years at 20 hrs per week, and ive only done nearly 1 year.( so only got 115 points now)
I cant see any way getting round it, except applying for state sponsorhip 176 visa( as i only need 100 points then).
Am i miss reading this or am i correct?
We are applying independently ( without agent), as moneys in short supply.
State sponsership seems a lot of paperwork,if not necessary, in comparison to the 175. Now im all panicky thinking if we dont get sponsorship........were sunk before weve really got started.
Sorry for the long post. i just want to be sure im understanding this correctly