I am new here in the forum. how's everyone? :)
My husband and I have been on SIR 495 visa and r about to apply for PR soon (Yay~! :P) I am the main applicant when we got our 495, but would like my husband to be the main applicant when we apply for 887. Does anyone know, will that effect the outcome? One thing that I'm not sure:
1) Does he have to get his skill assessment? It's because he did not do that when we apply for 495.
We r still figuring out which of us will fit to be the primary applicant for the PR.
We were in exactly the same position. The good news is hubby can become the primary applicant and no he doesn't need a positive skills assessment.Just as long as he has wage slips over 35 hours a week for 12 months or more. We were very worried when we applied but got our 887 without any trouble.
Originally Posted by piggylai81
Really?!! That's awesome. My husband already got the 12 mths working done. Just waiting for the 2 yrs staying to be done :P.
Did you get your PR already? And how long does it take once you've lodge your application?
one of my friend lodged his application in Dec 09 and got it last week..That's like less then a month! But he's doing it individual and not with a spouse, so i guess it's pretty easy.
and, does IELTS really just valid for 12 months? we took it when we applied for 495, so it's obviously more than 2 years by now if we gonna use it to aply for PR. Am I right? :)
Would appreciate if anyone knows if the spouse of the main applicant will need to provide evidence of working full time in specified regional area as well? Or do they just need the evidence from the main applicant?
Thanks peeps :)
They are only interested in the main applicant.
We got our 887 -no questions asked. Deffo do it online -much much quicker
Thanks for your reply, Nick11...
I am the primary applicant for the visa 495 (now) but I would like to change the main applicant status to my husband when we apply for 887. hope that shouldn't be a problem...
We are thinking of applying for police checks in early March. ( We can lodge our application by end April/Early May).
Will this be too early? I just thought of getting some stuff outta the way....
advice appreciated..thanks! :)
health checks, costs, police checks, general confusion...!
I was just wondering whether anyone can clear up my confusion!
I noticed on someone's previous post that health checks were not needed for their 887 application, but I started to complete mine tonight and it seemed to require confirmation that checks have either been done, or that a date has been booked for them. Is there a way round this?! The medibank site said they cost $287 so not keen on that!
Also, how do I go about applying for a police check? I think I have one already from my work, but was done about 18 months ago so not sure if it would be valid for this?!
Lastly I can't actually lodge my application until May but wanted to try and frontload documents but can't work out how to do this! Can someone explain it?! feel like i'm being a bit incompetent but the immi website just seems to send me round in circles!!
Oh, another question! The cost on the immi website seems to say it's nearly $3000 but someone else I spoke to said only $200-300. Can anyone clear this up?!
Thanks for any help!
A query regarding the 35 hours a week employment for the 495 visa what happens in weeks where there are public holidays? I have been doing temporary work and so only get paid for the hours I work (we dont get paid for public holidays it is supposed to be covered in our hourly rate) last week was a four day week and this week is a four day week, there is no way to make up sufficient hours to get 35 hours for those weeks. Do I have to have one year working plus however many weeks to cover for the public holidays or are weeks with public holidays taken as being 35 hour weeks if the normal hours for that week would have been 35 hours?