Hi Gill thanks so much for your reply very indepth great help to my sister Claire :)
Hi Gill thanks so much for your reply very indepth great help to my sister Claire :)
Paul 43 - Carpenter
Claire 36 - Finance Manager
176 lodged 26 November 2010
CO allocated 21 February 2011
PC's sent 24 February 2011
Med's 16 March 2011
Med's referred 24 March 2011
VISA GRANTED 13TH APRIL!!!!!
Flights booked 26th June 2011
Arrived in Adelaide 28 June 2011 ;)
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That explanation was incredible.. but I have a different question for you...I applied for ACT state sponsorship in May 2011.. They have sponsored me this month after 3 months ...While I was waiting for ACT application outcome I got my new skill assessment from ACS and luckily that code was in SA SMP list... So just as a backup option (whatever) I applied for SA state sponsorship and am expecting an outcome of it this week...I did all this just to make sure I have sponsorship from at least 1 state before state quota in my occupation fills up & my past experience with SS was real bad (I got rejected from Victoria after 6 months of waiting- no demand;sure waste of time).
I am waiting for SA SS outcome as personally I prefer Adelaide over Canberra as Canberra has job complications (security clearance issues).
I am not sure what do I do with ACT sponsorship if I get approved from SA?
Is there any need to inform ACT CM Department that I wanna withdraw or something?
If "Yes" then I am scared to tell them as they asked in application form "Have you applied for SS in any other state which at that time I answered "no" but later on i did and never updated them (As I applied for SA).
Is their any need to update ACT or they gonna update DIAC or something?I am not sure what to do at this point. I am kinda worried and need real help.
thanks in advance
Last edited by Big Bob; 28-08-2011 at 08:48 PM.
I don't see a problem so I think you should try to relax, hon.
I'd suggest that you sit tight and wait to see if SA offer you State Sponsorship. If they do, then make your visa application with the sponsorship from SA.
If you want to, you could then inform the ACT that - as a matter of courtesy - you are letting them know that you have decided not to proceed with applying for a visa based on the ACT's offer of sponsorship. That is all that the ACT need or want to know.
Good luck with your application to Immigration SA. Please would you be kind enough to let me know once you have received the formal Offer from them? Thanks.
I'm new in this forum. I was looking in the forums to get answers regarding sc176 visa obligations. After reading through several forums, I found out that
your answer is by far the best answer one can expect. And I'm sure all of the forum friends will agree.
I want to share my situation. I'm a SA sponsored sc176 visa holder. I'm trying to get a decent job in my nominated occupation for around 3 months now but with no luck. Unfortunately like many others, I do got some good response in WA, NSW but didn't took that risk(?) thinking of the 2 years obligation.
Now after doing a fair amount research, I think I'll try to look in other states more firmly.
When I discussed the issue with my RMA, he suggested me to at least try for another 3-4 months to avoid suspision of an earlier false declaration.(The declaration that we signed about 2 years staying when applying for SS). The reason he mentioned that the only way the visa can be cancelled if it is proved that there was a false or misleading information provided previously while applying for visa. So, he suggested to try here for 3-4 months so that
the SA State government never ask DIAC to cancel the visa.
So, what I'm asking that is there really any way that SA government can ask DIAC to cancel the visa specially in my case where I'm already staying in this state for more than 3 months without any luck.
Your answer will be highly appreciated.
I'm soooo sorry that I didn't get round to answering your question several months ago. I probably read it, thought, "I'll answer that tomorrow" and then forgot to do so.
I agree with Cooler. Cooler knows people who have simply moved to another State within the two years and so do I.
I know at least one RMA who believes that the Government should legislate so that DIAC can force people to stay in the sponsoring State for a minimum of 2 years. My RMA friend believes that this sort of firm, clear approach would prevent all the agonising that hundreds of new migrants like you do every year.
I know what she means and I do agree with her that if the Government wants to be able to control something then it is up to the Government to introduce some new legislation to deal with whatever the politicians are worrying about. Ask a politician and s/he would whine, "Parliament hasn't got time to deal with this one, very small-scale issue. Us pollies are too busy [making a serious mess of] dealing with issues that are much more important than this one!"
If I were going to be allowed to put my own two penn'orth into the debate, I'd argue:-
1. Australia ceased tp be a penal colony in 1841. We do not want to go back to those inglorious beginnings.
2. The strength of the modern Australian economy is built upon the fact that we permit the free movement of people within the 8 States & Territories. Let us say that Bloggs is a new migrant, sponsored by SA on a sc 176 visa and Bloggs is a Mining Engineer. Superficially, Bloggs seems to be attractive to SA because BHP Billiton own the Olympic Dam mine (which is about 500kms NW of Adelaide) and BHP are about to expand the Olympic Dam mine massively. However, BHP have interviewed Bloggs and say that his particular mining skills are better suited to mining iron ore than to mining the uranium that is being retrieved from Olympic Dam. BHP owns iron ore mines as well but the iron ore is found in WA. There are no large iron ore deposits in SA. What is the point of keeping this highly skilled man Bloggs trapped in SA when apparently his skills would be more useful in WA? What do we want? Economic growth and prosperity for Australia or trying to imprison Bloggs in SA for 24 months? It makes no sense not to pack Bloggs' bags for him and buy him a map that shows the locations of the iron ore mines in WA.
3. Bloggs is so unhappy in a place where his real skill is no use that he has resorted to getting a job as a street sweeper in Adelaide. Whilst he's sweeping the street, a native-born Aussie is sitting at home in Adelaide, on the dole because the Aussie doesn't have any real skills. So - it is more sensible to send Bloggs to WA and send the Aussie out to sweep the streets in Adelaide, surely?
4. How much money are the Federal Government and the State Governments prepared to commit to chasing around keeping Bloggs trapped in SA for 24 months? Remember, the money belongs to the Aussie Voter - who is also the Aussie Tax-payer. The Aussie would surely say, "Send Bloggs to WA! I'll even pay for his air-fare myself but DO NOT waste my money on trying to keep him trapped in SA!"
5. What is the point of wasting tons of public money simply so that we can all recycle Hot Air about such a tiny, trivial issue as this one? By the time the Great & Good have stopped exchanging Hot Air, Bloggs' 24 months will have expired and he will have moved to WA in any case, so what on earth are we doing wasting our own time - and public money - on even discussing this question?
Luckily, all the Policy makers reckon that they have much bigger political fish to fry than fussing about Bloggs, which means that they are also not fussing about you, hon!
Last edited by Gollywobbler; 04-02-2012 at 12:30 PM. Reason: typos
I think it's actually good that people don't have to stay for those 2 years in the selected state. The point is some states don't do their research carefully and they sponsor professionals who don't have much chance finding jobs in the state. Then I think it's absolutely fair to move out and look for a job somewhere else.
We got SA sponsorship and are preparing to go there, but I was informed by employment agent that there is no demand for our jobs! I knew there were not many job adverts, but she opened my eyes and now I know that we can't set Adelaide as our target place to live, no matter what. We have to consider other options too, even before arrival.
It's really sad, because we liked the idea of living in Adelaide. But the truth is we were told there is no chance to get jobs before arrival (unless we are doctors/nurses) and we're even prepared for weeks or months of looking for jobs. We're worried we can waste our savings looking for jobs in 'wrong' state - without our savings we won't be able to get a house :/
Sorry for chaotic response, hope you understand :D
Last edited by Guest8609; 04-02-2012 at 01:18 PM.