I was putting documents in order, ready to apply for 176, when SS comes through and for some unknown spooky reason, I checked my points with DIAC. I nearly had a stroke! I only got 60 points!!
In absolute tears I telephoned a few Immigration agents, only 1 was available to speak to me -
"Overseas-Emigration." Unfortunately when I sat the academic IELTS I only acheived a 7 in reading and therefore could only claim 10 points as not 'expert.' He calmly explained that I didn't need academic IELTS for visa, only for skills assessment. Therefore having done the General IELTS last year (by mistake), and acheiving 9's across the board, I have enough points...Yay!!
The agent was really helpful, I think I'll use them to submit my visa application as they only charge £400 + vat. Has anybody got any comments on this company?? I want to get things done quickly as I'm 45 end of this year and don't want to miss the boat!!
A much calmer Bev x