We have just received our initial report from our Immigration representatives and they advised us to apply for the Skilled Regional (State) Sponsored (subclass 475) Visa under the Australia Standard Classification of Occupations: 2512-11 Welfare Worker. However they told us the only Northern and Victoria are only sponsoring Welfare Worker positions at this moment in time. I mentioned that I only want South Australia (Adelaide). This company mentioned they will try for this on our behalf and they are many loopholes so to speak. The full costing of this process is below. Does this seem reasonable compared to what other people have paid or been quoted?
All Processing Fees for Skills Assessment - State Sponsorship and a DIAC Application £4,383.93 if you pay all at once you get it for 10% cheaper £3945.53
For Professional with non-occupational specific qualifications. £163.75
For the Application fee paid to DIAC £963.77 .
Medical Per Person £200 * 4 Members of Family = £800
Police Clearances at £10 Per Person * 4 Members of Family = £40
Full Total Cost for Visa Only is £6351.45
We are meeting our representative here in Newcastle upon Tyne on the Saturday 17th May to discuss this in person with him. We are asking my father 'n' law to lend us the money till we sell our two homes. Whilst we are awaiting for our meeting and gaining our initial first payment, what relevant paperwork can we start gathering so it speeds up with our application process, for instance: Job references, proof that we are a De Facto relationship, birth certificates, and so on.... What can we start to get?