Originally Posted by Beanbear
Oh joy of joy - there are more of us out there.;)
2 ladies have got their visas with the secondary applicant becoming the primary applicant without a skill assessment ;)
I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy.
Good luck to everyone. You never know Fiona - your hubby may well now have the chance of becoming a beach bum;)
Beanbear - good luck with the job hunting. Might see you around some day;)
This post has caused huge panic in our house.
I am the secondary applicant and have found work in Adelaide, a good job too. My wife, the primary applicant, has just given birth and does not intend to work for a while.
We always understood that it didn't matter which if us found work, as long as one of us did.
If they deny us PR because I am not the primary applicant then I will go beserk. We have given up so much to be here.
maybe we should all join together and form a group. It really does make me feel better knowing there are a lot of people out there in the same situation as us.
Originally Posted by Greg and Karen
Unfortuately, immigration don't care how much that you have given up, they see that you want to be here, and you made that free choice yourselves.
Originally Posted by Greg and Karen
You have to meet their criteria and it doesn't much matter if the rules change halfway through or that it is the luck of the draw which case officer you get and how that particular officer interprets 'the rules'. Does seem to suck as a system at times!
With hindsight, I would have printed the relevant pages on the DIMIA website at the time of application which detailed the criteria for PR application, as they now appear to have changed for us, and I have no proof that they were ever different! So I would say get everything in writing and KEEP IT , it just might help your case if you need it.
(Not on this particular visa, but another one which has it's own problems at PR application time!)
I had a response asking me for further details about the calls I made, where I made the call from i.e landline or mobile, the state I was in at the time and the actual numbers I called.
I've written back with the case file number and they acknowledged my response again saying they would be in touch within 10 working days of their last email which was the 5th November.....I've been waiting for that before posting again.....hopefully the info I was given will be wrong, I'll definately let everyone know as soon as I get a response though.
The bonus of doing it this way is that there will be a written record of their response, to use in case they change their minds again....Regards Fiona
Got a phonecall from a very apologetic immigration representative today and you'll be pleased to hear that I did indeed get incorrect information given to me on the phone....I asked for written confirmation fo the correct policy, but he wasn't too keen on giving me that, however I do have a number for him and he assures me that the staff in question will be corrected and won't be giving out this particular info again.........
So GREAT NEWS for everyone who this may have affected, I do apologise for any alarm that may have been caused but also remind any would be critics, don't shoot the messenger.
That is great news sweetie.
Don't feel too bad as I got the same info.
So does that mean now you'll be doing the work requirment?
It does mean we have options......it takes the pressure of Stu and if he does get fed up of his boss and his psychopathic mood swings he doesn't have to put up with it.........But at the moment no he's not getting the surf board just yet;). Cheers Fiona