Hairdressing is on the MODL list (so in demand which gives you extra points) I would first go to a agents web site (we are looking to use ASA but there are loads) and do the free skills assessment this would give you an idea of how many points you have, I would suggest doing it on your wife's skills however she will need to prove 6-7 years experiance to gain her TRA! so that would include references or accounts details etc. Once you have gathered if you have enough points you can decide to use an agent or do the whole thing on your own. Once you have gained a successful TRA (training and skills assessment) you can apply for your Visa. However if you are unsure what visa to go on speak to an agent to get some advice. We are hoping to go on my Hairdressing skills we are just about to gather the information required for my TRA we have been advised to get a skilled Visa 136 pr (i think).
I would however first do the points test then speak to an agent! You don't have to use the agent if you don't want to, but its a good place to start!
I'm sure others will be able to give further advice as we are only just starting ourselves, but i have learnt alot from this forum!
Originally Posted by jason vango
We are using an agent called Go matilda, they - or any other agent - will give you loads of help and advice on the right visa etc to go over on.
We are going on a permanent 136 skilled visa. If you are under 45 you should qualify for this as your wife is a hairdresser which is on the MODL - jobs in demand list. I am not sure if prison officer is but an agent would advise you.
Hope you get on ok.
i know how it can be when you first start the process. it can seem a long and daunting road, thinking right whats next! i was asking all sorts of questions.
i too am using agents "go matilda" on recommendation from a good friend who went to adelaide with them last year. i have just sent my TRA off last week.
i can say they are very good, they are up front and keep you informed at every stage,
if i have any queries i can just give them a call or send them an email and get a quick reply back.
another good thing is you pay in 3 stages i think, so if you fail at stage 1 you only paid for stage one. sorry i should'nt say fail on here should i
i dont know about other agencies because i never contacted any but i am more than happy with go matilda.
A good idea also is to buy the monthly magazine emigrating to australia or the australia&new zealand magazine. both packed with helpful info and other things.
hope you get sorted in the end.
probably the easiest way to go is down the road of using an agent, although they can be expensive, its the easiest way to go, you can ring various agencies they will give you a free telephone interview, use this to pick there brains.
We have decided to go it alone & save money, there are loads of helpful people on here who will point you in the right direction.
We visited the York exhibition last year & got loads of tips, the S.A gov web site has lots of links, & worth the visit.
We have just sent my stuff of to trade recognition Australia, this is suposed to be the hard bit, applying for your visa on line once you have your reference from TRA is supposed to be quite easy, we will see.
hi, we are in a similar situation but friends told us to make an appointment with 'four corners' For a very small fee they told us all we a good look be needed to know. We are hoping to go to OZ in June now, to havefore we go any further. We can't decionniede WHERE to look first. good luck
Originally Posted by jason vango
Hi Vonnie why dont you email me your wifes cv and your cv and I will see if I can get you employer sponsored.
Hi, thanks for that but we are both hairdressers and own our own business and hope to do the same in OZ. We have already had our assessment and luckily for us because of our trade we qualify for a fantastic visa. just all subject to medicals etc now.
457 - pr
Does anyone know how long the process takes to get you PR if you originally come over on a 457 visa? Also, do you have to have all the medicals again etc?
Was told recently by someone whose visa applicationhad stalled due to changes in circs that Prison Officers are in high demand in Western Australia - they are thinking of reapplying under that occupation. Please go and talk to a reliable and recommended Migration Agent. Most will give you no obligation 30 mins free advice to get you started. Make sure they are MARA registered so any deposit you later pay them is protected and fees are capped. https://www.mara.gov.au/
Cheers for that.
You hear lots of conflicting things regarding this, so will check that out.