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Skilled 175 Visa

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    Guest Elizabeth

    Hi - is anyone else going through on a Skilled 175 Visa, and if so, how long has it taken you etc. etc.

     

    Would love to talk to anyone who is going through the same process as us! :arghh:

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    Guest vikkiann

    Our timeline is in our signature, i hope this helps.

     

    Vikki

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    Guest Elizabeth

    Thanks for that. So, by the looks of your procees, it's taken just a year!! I expected it to take at least 18 months to 2 years.

     

    How's it going?

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    yep us too are going on the 175

    applied on-line 08/02/08 done all our meds etc

    sent everything over, been living in mum-in-laws for 11 weeks now!!!!

    we are crawling the walls ready to go, just waiting io the visa

    good luck guys!

     

    suexxx

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    Guest vikkiann

    Wow i thought it was longer than a year, it certainly seems it. The easy bit is getting everything together to apply. Once you apply it seems like an eternity!

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    Guest Elizabeth

    Sue 2 Oz,

     

    Do you know how long you've got to go before you get your Visa?

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    Guest Tracey

    Hi, we've finally had our 175 visa elodged the other day. just to get to this point has seemed liked ages. I guess the wait now really begins. Tracey

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    Guest michelle in havant

    Hi

     

    We are michelle, Anthony, Amy (15), Olivia (3), Harriett (1) and Grandad Michael

    Received TRA approval 25/02/08

    We applied for skilled independent 175 on 11/04/08 -online through agent

    Went for medicals 24/09/08 and about to send off police checks - havent got case officer yet but went for medicals as we felt like we needed to do something positive!!

    The waiting is driving us nuts!!!!!!!:arghh:

    Good luck with your application:)

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    Guest sjs

    just thought id let you see our timeline which is below in our signature

     

    good luck

     

    sjs

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    Sue 2 Oz,

     

    Do you know how long you've got to go before you get your Visa?

     

    really i dont know hun:confused: but when we get it you will be deafend by my screams hehe:jiggy::jiggy::jiggy:

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    hiya we are also going on a 175 visa oh has just passed paper assesment for vetassess which was sent off on the 20th aug 08, now have to book him on the practical test.oh is a carpenter. hope everything goes well for you .carolyn x

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    Guest nichola

    Hi, we are just starting the process and trying to make up our minds which agent to use. My husband is an engineer so have been advised to go down the 175 visa route.

     

    We are also going to the Leeds Expo to try and get as much info as possible to prepare us for this journery.

     

    How far along are you guys.

     

    Nichola :wubclub:

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    Guest Tracey

    Hi, I was wondering why so many have done medicals and police checks before getting case officer. My agent has told me he will be in touch when we have one, which he said could be at least 7 months, oh my god!!!! i know life goes soooo fast, but it seems ages away.

    Trace

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    Guest michelle in havant
    Hi, I was wondering why so many have done medicals and police checks before getting case officer. My agent has told me he will be in touch when we have one, which he said could be at least 7 months, oh my god!!!! i know life goes soooo fast, but it seems ages away.

    Trace

     

    Hi Tracey

     

    We decided to get our medicals done now as we have been waiting for a case officer for nearly six months and figured surely it cant be much longer!!!!, and as we have sold the house we are ready to go once the visa arrives. Agents advise you not to get the medicals and police checks done until requested by your case officer as you have one year from the date of your medical to enter australia and validate your visa once it arrives, and the police checks only last for 6 months, so it can be risky if you do them early.

    Hope this helps!:)

    Michelle

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    Hi guys

     

    We're going on a 175 - our timeline is below. Its a long and very stressful journey, but so worth the wait.

     

    Wish you all the best.

     

     

    Kim x

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    Guest Tracey

    Hi Michelle, Thanks for that, maybe we will do that also then. Its not been a month yet since we applied and that feels too long. Keep us posted how you get on

     

    all the best tracey

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    Hi Tracey

     

    We decided to get our medicals done now as we have been waiting for a case officer for nearly six months and figured surely it cant be much longer!!!!, and as we have sold the house we are ready to go once the visa arrives. Agents advise you not to get the medicals and police checks done until requested by your case officer as you have one year from the date of your medical to enter australia and validate your visa once it arrives, and the police checks only last for 6 months, so it can be risky if you do them early.

    Hope this helps!:)

    Michelle

     

    Hi Michelle

     

    Police checks actually last for 12 months. You have to validate your visa before either your meds or police checks run out. Whichever is the sooner.

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    Guest Sharron & Andrew

    We too are going on 175 visa - my husband has his vetassess practical next week in Glasgow, he will get his results 10 days after the test and hopefully (if they are positive) the visa application will be lodged in November.

     

    Good luck to all those going through the process

     

    Sharron x

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    Guest deborah

    this is my timeline. Only took 4 months from e lodging so we were very lucky.

    There doesn't seem to be any consistency but it appears that online applications get processed quicker.

     

    debs

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    Guest Yvonne McAdam

    Hello :cute:

     

    We have applied for 176 skilled visa - the one sponsored by a relative - I think they are similar. We lodged our application on 12th Sept and rang the immigration dept. yesterday to see if they had everything they needed - they said yes, but that a case officer won't be appointed for at least 5/6 months and if we hadn't heard anythign by then to ring back. They said not to have medicals or police checks until then as they have an expiry date so could be worthless by the time they are requested.

     

    Not sure if this helps!!

     

    By the way this is my first message - anyone else about 32, living in the midlands? I have 3 young kids (Rory - 3 + 9months, Ewan - 2yrs and Isla - 14weeks) a husband who works away alot and used to live in Australia - it is his dream to go back and take the 4 of us with him!

     

    Y.

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    Guest Tracey

    I am from sunny oldbury. I think i will wait until we get a case officer before getting medicals and police checks. Does anyone know, i have just joined the nursing bank and they have sent for a police check, could i use this? or do i need to send for another when the time is right?

     

    I have just also read deborahs time line, oh my god!!! that is fab. all thebest to you

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    I am from sunny oldbury. I think i will wait until we get a case officer before getting medicals and police checks. Does anyone know, i have just joined the nursing bank and they have sent for a police check, could i use this? or do i need to send for another when the time is right?

     

    I have just also read deborahs time line, oh my god!!! that is fab. all thebest to you

     

    You have to get different police certificates for migration to Oz. See this website:

    http://www.acpo.police.uk/certificates.asp

     

    Howard.

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    Guest Sharron & Andrew

    Hi Tracey,

     

    The police check that you get for your work is a Criminal Records Bureau check - they have to be applied for by your employer and are specific to them (I work for several organisations and have to have a CRB for each), the police checks you need for your visa are different - they are dated and last for 12 months from date of issue, this is why your agent or case worker will request them when they are needed.

     

    Hope this helps,

     

    Sharron x

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    Guest Tracey

    Thanks guys. That does help. Its fantastic to talk about stuff we need to know, there is so many people here willing to share info and give advice

     

    Trace x

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