Painters & Decorators Now On Modl List??
HI,I KEEP READING THAT PAINTER & DECORATORS IS NOW ON THE MODL.WE WERE 5 POINTS SHORT OF APPLY FOR A PERMINATE VISA,SO WERE GOING TO GO ON A TEMPORARY 495 VISA.DOES THIS MEAN WE WOULD BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR PERMINATE STRAIGHT AWAY?DOES ANYONE KNOW IF WE GET MORE POINTS FOR THIS?ONLY AT START,STILL WAITING FOR TRA RESULTS SENT 11/07/07.THANKS FOR ANY HELP.TRACY.
We would have been in the same position but we already have our visa (SIR). You get an extra 15 points if your occupation is on the MODL. But it all depends where you want to live. If you want to stay in South Australia you can apply for the STNI visa (or whatever it will be called after September 1st) or if you want to live elsewhere you can apply for what is now the 136 (Skilled Independent) visa.
Might be worth speaking to an agent - many of them give a free initial assessment.
Thinking Australia and Go Matilda have good reputations.
Hope this helps
hi lea,thanks for that.have emailed my agent,but not there till tomorrow.im just impatient.tracy.