Next month we will finally be able to put our paperwork together for our permanent visa. We'll be going for the 887 visa but I've just been on the immi.gov.au website and am flabbergasted to note the fees they have posted for it. I don't mind paying the $190 first instalment but the second instalment is over 2 grand! On the PR forms I printed off, it says this is for migrants with less than vocational English - so can anyone tell me what the actual fee is as the site is very unhelpful? Has anyone been down this same road who can tell me how long it might take to process the PR visa as well?
Oh, there are times I wish we had used a migration agent - they might have been able to answer so many of our questions at the time, and not led us astray, like the S.A. government appeared to...especially in regard to NOT being able to buy a house. (I'm still raging about that!)
I was also reading some other posts - have they changed the regulations about having to stay for another two years in S.A. after we get our PR granted? We were told we couldn't move to another state originally but I would dearly love to be able to try and find a teaching post in another state - there always seem to be a gazillion jobs in NSW...typical! I would set up a classroom down a salt mine in Siberia if I was getting paid for it!
If anyone knows the facts and can help that would be terrific.