hi I am new this site and am looking for any information that you can give me. My husband is a specialist paint applicater and I am a wages clerk and clerical assistant. Would love to move to australia but do not know the procedures etc HELP!!!!!.
We have 2 children and the time is right to make the move.
welcome to PIA. :)
I would suggest the first thing to do would be to contact an agent, make sure the agent does a free initial consultation, send them your details and they will be able to tell you if you can apply for a visa and if so which type. Once you have that information you can then start to look into the visa type and the correct assessment route you will need to take.
Does your husbands job appear on the MODL list for example?
check this list - http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...-in-demand.htm
In short, you need a visa. Some give temporary residency and you have to reapply after you have met the terms to get permanent residency. Other visas give you permanent residency from the start meaning you are can claim the Aussie equivalent of Child Benefit and also claim the $7000 first home owners grant. Once you have permanent residency you wait two years before getting citizenship of Australia.
In order to get your visa, you need points. Again which visa you apply for specifies the necessary number of points you need to achieve. You get points for your age, your family, your skills (the main one), whether your occupation/ profession is in demand in Aus, your language proficiency etc.
When you send off your visa application you must send with it all the information necessary in order to prove you are claiming the points you are entitled to. You cannot say I will provide the proof later as they won't wait and will turn you down. Therefore you need to get your skills assessed first with the relevant assessing body. There are different ones according to what you do.
When the assessment comes back, hopefully positive, you send the visa application off and then wait for medical requests. Some visas allow you to do this closer to the start of the process, others not. Either way there are specialist doctors you need to go to - your own GP will not suffice. You will need chest xrays too. This costs money, lots of it.
The whole process will drive you nuts!!!!!!!!! Sometimes you'll cry, others you'll scream, sometimes you'll say stuff it, forget it, I give up, and then when you do get it, you'll laugh, cry, feel dizzy, relieved all at the same time within seconds. You won't know what emotional you are feeling first.
This is the full extent of what I know. I suggest you contact a migrant agent although you might decide to save your self £2000 and do it yourself. We paid simply because they are the experts and are paid to tell me what to do so I could get here. We've been here a year now. We used Ian Harrop in Burford, Oxon (www.ianharrop.co.uk). I know that there are other companies that people have used like Go Matilda. If you do a search on this forum, you will find the question has been asked many times before so you can read the info.
THANKS FOR REPLY WILL ARRANGE
Originally Posted by Libby1971
Thanks For Your Reply. Do You Know Where I Would Find Out If Specialist Coating Applicaters Are Needed?
We were recommended Ian Harrop by members of this site last week. I rang his office and gave the receptionist a lot of general information and then Ian rang my husband on Friday and discussed at length his work skills (he is a bricklayer) and told him what Vetassess would require him to do in order to pass the skills test. This was free of charge and was really useful. On Monday morning this week we received hard copies of all the information that had been discussed, information on costs and some forms to fill in should we wish to proceed......which of course we do!!! All in all the service and information we have received in such a short time has been exceptional.
We are attending a seminar in Leeds on 11th May held by another company but are using this as a fact finding mission only, if you like I can pass on anything I find out that may be of use, or if there is something you want to know I can try and find out for you.
Good luck with your application,
Thanks For Your Reply Any Info Would Be Great. I Will Contact Them Also And Hopefully Try And Get The Ball Rolling. Hope Everything Gos Ok For You Keep Us Updated. Shelley
Have a look at the DIAC website that will explain different visas and skills etc.
Also there is a larger site called www.pomsinoz.com which contains a mountain of questions and answers for you to search out. You may choose Adelaide to move too, or you may prefer the sound of some where else.
Hi Sharron Could You Give Me Any Info On Contacting Ian. Company No Or Telephone Number. Thanks Shelley