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    Hi

    We are family in the North East of England and were member on here many years ago. We had everything sorted to move to Adelaide on a student visa a few years ago until a routine treatment ended with me in hospital fighting for my life.

    This scared us as we needed our family around us at the time and we decided to stay in the UK. However the longing has not gone away and crops up on a regular basis.

    Our kids are not as young anymore but we are older (40) so getting close to the cut off ages and starting to panic about the option being taken away from us.

    I work as a marketing specialist, helping people sell online and market products across the different online marketplaces. My husband is studying an IT degree at the moment (1 year remaining)

    We have been offered the opportunity to manage a clients business completely for him which would perhaps be classed as a General Manager which could help in our visa quest.

    Or the alternative seems to be that we may need to try for a RSMS visa.

    We are looking forward to doing more research and getting to know all you guys in the coming months. I may have a million questions I hope you don't mind. :biggrin:

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    Hi

    We are family in the North East of England and were member on here many years ago. We had everything sorted to move to Adelaide on a student visa a few years ago until a routine treatment ended with me in hospital fighting for my life.

    This scared us as we needed our family around us at the time and we decided to stay in the UK. However the longing has not gone away and crops up on a regular basis.

    Our kids are not as young anymore but we are older (40) so getting close to the cut off ages and starting to panic about the option being taken away from us.

    I work as a marketing specialist, helping people sell online and market products across the different online marketplaces. My husband is studying an IT degree at the moment (1 year remaining)

    We have been offered the opportunity to manage a clients business completely for him which would perhaps be classed as a General Manager which could help in our visa quest.

    Or the alternative seems to be that we may need to try for a RSMS visa.

    We are looking forward to doing more research and getting to know all you guys in the coming months. I may have a million questions I hope you don't mind. :biggrin:

     

    Hi,

     

    Its good to know that you're still dreaming and might go for it. I lodged my application on the 13th of March 2011 and AIM has approved my application as a Sales and Marketing Manager. I had 3 visa options 175, 176 and 475 and I went with 475 because my agents told me that it works much faster (and indeed its been fast. I'm doing my MC on Saturday). My specialty is Hospitality and Tourism. If you have any questions that I can answer I'm more than happy to help.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Ali:smile:

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    Hi,

     

    Its good to know that you're still dreaming and might go for it. I lodged my application on the 13th of March 2011 and AIM has approved my application as a Sales and Marketing Manager. I had 3 visa options 1755, 176 and 475 and I went with 475 because my agents told me that it works much faster (and indeed its been fast. I'm doing my MC on Saturday). My specialty is Hospitality and Tourism. If you have any questions that I can answer I'm more than happy to help.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Ali:smile:

     

    Thank you :)

    How easy or hard was it to gain AIM approval. I am self employed and have been for years. I spent 5 years running my own online business and now freelance helping others.

    I thought for a 475 visa the occupation had to be on Schedule 1 of the SOL - am I wrong in thinking that. If I am it may give us more options than I thought if I can get AIM approval :)

     

    Kath

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    Thank you :)

    How easy or hard was it to gain AIM approval. I am self employed and have been for years. I spent 5 years running my own online business and now freelance helping others.

    I thought for a 475 visa the occupation had to be on Schedule 1 of the SOL - am I wrong in thinking that. If I am it may give us more options than I thought if I can get AIM approval :)

     

    Kath

     

    You are absolutely welcome. I wouldn't know how the visa works as I hired an agent. But regarding the AIM:

     

    -You will have to have a relevant degree

    -A resume

    -Prove your work experience via recommendation letters, organization charts, job descriptions, pay slips...signed and sealed by your previous employers. If you are self employed and have been specially for the past three years you need to prove it by showing the above mentioned documents and I'm not sure but maybe company documents that mention you as a shareholder and company owner (again I'm not so sure about this)

     

    Basically they need to verify that you've got the skills they need. AIM took around a month to respond to me and they sent a letter to my agent verifying my experience and skills. I gather being self employed it will be much easier for you to gain all the necessary documents e.g. pay slips, organization charts and so on. It took me around two months to get a hold of all they had asked for.

     

    After showing my proof of employment its been downhill from then on. I got SS approved in about 10 days and got my CO appointed in 35 days. Its been very quick. I hope this helps and again don't be shy to ask:smile:

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    We have received an e-mail from a possible migration agent we may use. The advice has been that for us we may need to look at trying to get a job and then go via either 457, ENS or RSMS so we are looking at these options now.

     

    I can't imagine it will be easy to get a job from over here - but I am willing to give it my best shot.

     

    Fingers, toes and eyes crossed :smile:

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    We have received an e-mail from a possible migration agent we may use. The advice has been that for us we may need to look at trying to get a job and then go via either 457, ENS or RSMS so we are looking at these options now.

     

    I can't imagine it will be easy to get a job from over here - but I am willing to give it my best shot.

     

    Fingers, toes and eyes crossed :smile:

     

    Good luck. Please consult some of the PIA members on the agent. Some are better than the others on specified visas. And ask about he 475. See if you are eligible. Ofcourse the 475 has its downsides like, you won't get full Meidcare (I'm not sure if I'll get any), You'll get PR only after you've lived for two years in Adelaide and worked full time for a year. There are a few more cons and you should check them out.

     

    I think a 457 gives you Meidcare and PR status?

     

    475 is only fast and thus me choosing it. I'm eagerly waiting to hear some good news from your end. Hope you finally live the dream:smile:

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