Looking into SA
Just come on board , we are in the process for the 190 State Sponsored Visa and are considering the move to SA or Vic. Just got my skills assessed and received a positive outcome next step the IELTS (hope my cockney upbringing don't let me down )
Been using pomsinoz and lifeinvictoria to gather some info and picked up some good stuff ,recommend it for anyone new who looking into the move down under.
The visa process is one long slog and took me 5 months to get my skills assessed (must be a record) but now its out the way we are looking forward to the next step, hopefully we should be done by spring of 2014.
All the best to all the new visa applicants and the people who made the jump, other people who are not going through the process don't know what its like so its good to have a chat with like minded people .
Hopefully I can share the experience and up and downs with the visa process and anyone contemplating the move can pick up some good info like I have
Morning.............. from a wonderful wall to wall sunshine (35c forecast) day in Adelaide .
Starting to forget our cold winter already!!
Good luck on your journey here, it will be full of highs and lows but it part of the process.
Hi guys and welcome to the Right Site. There's intense rivalry twix the Victorians and us here in S.A. We have a saying "Kick a Vic" that sorta says it all. As you scan these threads you will see one called Adelaide Again (I think) which will give you the best pointer you can get as to where to settle. I've been here 35 or so years and can only see drawbacks in all other states and territories.
Good luck with your application etc.
BTW, what's your occupation?
From a cold and rainy day in London , Thanks
Originally Posted by Tyke
Thanks for the info Dougm
Originally Posted by DougM
Occupation Site Manager in construction 12 years now , come off the tools, ex decorator , so will be taking my tool bag with me, I just might need it
If we can help in any way too as Scott (hubby) too is a Construction Site Manager and he has been in Construction for 25 years now!!
IELTS L7.0,R8.5, W7.0, S7.5 Overall 7.5 - March 2013, Vetassess submitted 19/2/2013, Approved 24/5/2013. Reccie to WA 31/7/2013 - 16/8/2013. EOI for 489 Visa Lodged 30/08/2013. Application approved 18/10/2013. Visa Application Lodged 30/10/2013. PCC's sent 08/11/2013. PCC's sent to Agent 20/11/13. Medicals 14/12/2013. CO allocated 3/1/14.VISA GRANTED 10/01/2014!! Fly to SA 13/4/2014 Still living the dream!! Submitted 887 visa 15/4/16. Golden ticket 887 received 31/8/16
Originally Posted by bakersdozen
We're in a similar position to yourselves, skills assessment just done, IELTS sorted, eventually. OH did it twice as he missed out by half a point. Jeez, they want top marks!
It is definitely a hard slog.....up and down that rollercoaster already. Am sure there a more loop the loops to come.
Good luck with yours. Let us know how you get on:-)
LOL just replied to you on the welcome forum.
We can compare experiences , as I'm writing this my wife has her hands in her head saying " I think you're dyslexic, i'm so worried you won't pass the IELTS" because I keep making spelling mistakes , that's what you get after 15 years together LOL
That's so funny, thank you twice, for your welcome:-) Definitely, the more info we can share, the better.
Originally Posted by bakersdozen
As for spelling mistakes...use a biro you can rub out. My son gave his Dad one to use..'in case, you make a mistake, Dad!"
Good luck with them, you'll be fine
Good luck mate , keep us posted