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Emigrating to Australia! Any tips?????

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1. Posted by Charlene_B (Inactive 23 posts) 7y

Hi,

Me and my partner have got a years working visa in Australia, i really want to gain residency there and live there permanantly.

I have a cousin in Sydney whose partner is Australian and they have a child.

My partner has an uncle (through marriage) in Perth who has been there for 20 years and has his own business.

Can i gain residency on a family visa???? and how easy is it to find employment??? (Best area's??)

My partner is also a qualified painter and decorator, can we both gain residency through his employment?, we will be married by the time we go also.

Any advice will be very much appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

2. Posted by D Casey (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Hi Charlene,

I can help you determine if you are eligible for the Skilled Migrant Visa to Australia. Please advise of the following:

Occupation/trade
Age
Qualifications/ apprenticeship
Number of years of recent work experience
Can you prove that you both lived together for at least 12 months?

Once you provide the above information I would be able to advise you further :)

Regards,
Denise

3. Posted by Charlene_B (Inactive 23 posts) 7y

Quoting D Casey

Hi Charlene,

I can help you determine if you are eligible for the Skilled Migrant Visa to Australia. Please advise of the following:

Occupation/trade
Age
Qualifications/ apprenticeship
Number of years of recent work experience
Can you prove that you both lived together for at least 12 months?

Once you provide the above information I would be able to advise you further :)

Regards,
Denise

Hi Denise

I work in Administation and customer service, I have two A levels in ICT and 11 GCSE's
I am 22.
I've been working in the same company for 2 years and would be able to get an excellent reference.
I may be able to obtain a council tax bill from when we lived together 6 months ago, however we have since moved back into his parents home, (I can supply bank statements/letters for both of us addressed to the same address?)

My partner is a qualified painter and decorator with an NVQ level 2 and has all his licences (CSCS Card Etc)
My partner has all of his certificates to prove this.
My partner was working for the same company for 8 years in which he gain references from his previous employer.

Is there any more info you need?

Thanks alot for your help. :)

4. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

With Australian visa queries, before accepting advice and direction from someone who describes themselves as a Visa Consultant or similar (as on D Casey's profile page), you should check that they are a registered Migration Agent with MARA.

Quoting D Casey

I can help you determine if you are eligible for the Skilled Migrant Visa to Australia.

Could you provide your MARA registration details, or otherwise indicate why migration advice can safely be sought from yourself?

5. Posted by Charlene_B (Inactive 23 posts) 7y

Quoting mojorob

With Australian visa queries, before accepting advice and direction from someone who describes themselves as a Visa Consultant or similar (as on D Casey's profile page), you should check that they are a registered Migration Agent with MARA.

Quoting D Casey

I can help you determine if you are eligible for the Skilled Migrant Visa to Australia.

Could you provide your MARA registration details, or otherwise indicate why migration advice can safely be sought from yourself?

I've never heard of MARA, i'm just trying to find out as much info as possible at the moment.

Why do they need to be registered with them?

6. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Using a MARA registered agent should provide you with the confidence that they have a sound knowledge of migration law and procedure (reference link).

Skilled migrant visas, and other such visas, are not as straightforward as working holiday visas. You don't need to use a migration agent, however using a MARA registered agent provides a safety net in that they should hopefully be up-to-date with regulations and procedures and can provide sound advice.

Getting general advice on a forum like this is fine, but it's best to check into it before basing an application for a visa such as a skilled worker on it. If a person refers to themselves as a visa consultant it could potentially mean a lot of things - doesn't mean that their advice is wrong, just that you need to be sure that any potential application is based on the correct understanding of the visa (it's your money after all).

7. Posted by Charlene_B (Inactive 23 posts) 7y

Quoting mojorob

Using a MARA registered agent should provide you with the confidence that they have a sound knowledge of migration law and procedure (reference link).

Skilled migrant visas, and other such visas, are not as straightforward as working holiday visas. You don't need to use a migration agent, however using a MARA registered agent provides a safety net in that they should hopefully be up-to-date with regulations and procedures and can provide sound advice.

Getting general advice on a forum like this is fine, but it's best to check into it before basing an application for a visa such as a skilled worker on it. If a person refers to themselves as a visa consultant it could potentially mean a lot of things - doesn't mean that their advice is wrong, just that you need to be sure that any potential application is based on the correct understanding of the visa (it's your money after all).

ahhhhhhhh i see, thanks for the advice.

Is there people on Travellers Point that are registered with MARA who can provide sound knowledge of what I am looking for?

I really don't know where to start at all i have no knowledge of anything to do with gaining residency, it all seems so complicated so just after some help in helping me understand what I need to do to prepare myself in applying for residency.

:)

8. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

We wait and see to find out if D Casey is - she may also be able to provide good advice even if not, but check it out if you can! There was a user (majito) who is MARA registered but I haven't noticed him for a while on the forums and it seems his website is no longer available.

The whole visa thing is complicated to begin with - like your cousin, I'm in Australia as a permanent resident (originally from the UK) which I obtained due to my Australian wife!

I will say that Painter & Decorator is on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) however there are hoops to jump through when it comes to recognition (from what I've heard). Quite often MARA registered agents will offer a free assessment on possible visa applications. I could PM you the name & web address of one agent company (I have no link to them, but have heard good things about them from my own visa journey!) who offer this if you want me to.

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Jul-2009, at 06:06 by mojorob ]

9. Posted by Charlene_B (Inactive 23 posts) 7y

Quoting mojorob

We wait and see to find out if D Casey is - she may also be able to provide good advice even if not, but check it out if you can! There was a user (majito) who is MARA registered but I haven't noticed him for a while on the forums and it seems his website is no longer available.

The whole visa thing is complicated to begin with - like your cousin, I'm in Australia as a permanent resident (originally from the UK) which I obtained due to my Australian wife!

I will say that Painter & Decorator is on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) however there are hoops to jump through when it comes to recognition (from what I've heard). Quite often MARA registered agents will offer a free assessment on possible visa applications. I could PM you the name & web address of one agent company (I have no link to them, but have heard good things about them from my own visa journey!) who offer this if you want me to.

That would be great thanks!

It seems I might just be best ditching the English husband and going to find myself an Aussie man! hahaha only joking!

I might just wait a while then try to figure it all out when i get there on my years WHV.

I just want to be as much prepared as possible, i really wanna move from England I hate the weather, the work and the life here!

Thanks for all your advice :)

10. Posted by D Casey (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Hi All,

We are an offshore agent and offshore agents cannot register with MARA - MARA is for Australian agents only.
We lodge directly with DIAC and we have an overseas agents number.

All I wanted to do is to help Charlene find out if one of them is eligible for the Australian Skilled Migrant Visa.

Kind Regards,

Denise