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Australian Skill Assessment (ACS) Statutory Declarations and Affidavits

On page 14 of the ACS PDF guidelines, what does it mean by "Sworn Before", "Signed Before" or "Witnessed Before"? Does this mean that I have to have a lawyer present as a witness when my colleague ...
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Back-to-back student visas for different countries (first Canada, then Australia, then US/UK)

I have a rather complicated question and would appreciate any help. (I will bolden the important and relevant parts to make it easier to follow.) I'm an international student currently studying at a ...
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What is best time to call Australian immigration call center?

I wanted to get in touch with Australian immigration on +61131881 (office based in Australia Canberra) in regards to my work visa application. I called on Monday ~1pm (Australian time - AEDT +11 hours)...
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Is educational transcript mandatory for Australian skill assessment PR visa process?

I want to apply for Australian PR visa as Skilled Migrant in the visa subclass 190 or 489. Hence I have to assess my skill with ACS, but I have all the documents except the Education Transcript. I am ...
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Sample Work Experience Letter for ACS Skills Assessment

I am new to the whole skill-based immigration process for the Australian PR (specifically skilled independent visa subclass 189). For the work experience verification letter needed, i have read posts ...
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Withdrawing from a visa application: any negative impact for future applications?

Due to unprecedented circumstances, I might need to withdraw from my current student visa application (Australia) and re-apply next year. Will this be considered as a negative point for my future ...
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How long i will wait after submitting expression of interest (EOI) for Australian skilled immigrant visa?

After submitting an expression of interest (EOI) to apply for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) Points-tested stream to immigrate to Australia, i should wait for them to send me an invitation to ...
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Australian Immigration Visa 190 ABN work experience evidence

I have applied for a 190 visa with work experience. I have been working on ABN for 2 years and then my employer offered me a full time role. Thus, I started working on TFN. But I am claiming points ...
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Australia PR 190 - relocate to a different state after applying EOI

I recently got a competent English score in PTE which gives me 70 points without state sponsorship. So I am planning to apply for VISA 190 (with state sponsorship it will be 75) But the problem is my ...
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How is the home-country military service commitments construed by the visa agent? (Australia)

I'm applying for an Australian student visa, and the Australian government's website says that the letter of Genuine Temporary Entrant should address, among other things, military-service commitments. ...
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Does one year experience count for partner skill criteria in Australia PR process

I know if my spouse is an applicant for the PR visa and meets age, English and skill criteria, I can get 10 points for it. She meets the age and has competent English score. So I will get 5 points for ...
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Australia PR Query

Can I show Software developer work experience in my Educational Institute for Australia PR? Its registered partnership firm and I have paid all taxes under its name?
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Australia 476 Visa Application Processing times - from UK

The Australian Subclass 476 skilled-recognised graduate visa for engineers states processing times of: 75% of applications: 12 months 90% of applications: 16 months and you can't apply until after ...
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After assessment, what's the next for EOI in Australia?

I want to apply for nomination of EOI to the Northern Territory. I have passed the APC exam for the pharmacy board. I have the results, but I was searching for clear instructions on how to proceed. I ...
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When did my British Citizenship expire?

I was born in the United Kindom in 1997, both of my parents were British, but in 2004 we moved to Australia where we have lived ever since. I became an Australian Citizen in 2008 I am now applying for ...
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Live and work in USA but need to move back to Aus - any insight from others regarding continuing employment? (Dual USA/AUS citizenship)

So here's my situation: I currently live and work in the USA, but I've been working remotely since march and recently told my employer I need to move back to Aus, and that I was hoping I could keep ...
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'Close and continuing' association with Australia while overseas

Australia requires a 'Close and continuing' association/link/ties with Australia either by living in Australia or by maintaining such ties while overseas as a criterion for naturalization. My friend ...
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Regarding age limits for PR of Australia and NZ

(1) Can people above 45 years of age apply for Australian PR? I see that you get 0 points if you are above 45 years of age, but does that make me ineligible rightaway? (2) Can people above 55 years of ...
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Can I use "Tell Us Once" to notify various UK Government departments for a death in Australia?

The UK has quite a nice service "Tell Us Once" that lets you notify a whole bunch of Government departments about the death of someone. On the Gov.UK Death Abroad page, it says that the Tell ...
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Do real estate agents in Melbourne actively help you find a rental?

I'm from Amsterdam and here it's very common for expats to get active assistance from real estate agents who will select rental properties based on your requirements/preferences and then take you for ...
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Leaving Australia but still have a driver's license ... with an incorrect address?

When you move house in Australia, you have to let (well in Victoria State) VicRoads know your new address within weeks, or face a fine. However, I'm looking to either go travelling for a few months, ...
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How to rent a house in Melbourne Australia?

I'll be arriving in Australia (Melbourne) on 18 March 2015. I'll need to rent a house very soon after I arrive. Assuming I have enough cash for rent up front, and a bond of e.g. 1 month's rent, what ...
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Australian immigration long-stay 457 visa - do we need to pay tax on our engagement ring?

We'll be moving from the UK to Australia later this year, on a long-stay 457 visa which has been granted for 4 years. My fiancée will be moving with me, and we'll be getting married at some point ...
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What elections, plebiscites or polls do non-citizen residents have the right to vote for in Australia?

As a NZ citizen, I'm not allowed to vote in Australian Federal elections, and I gather, state ones too. In the UK we were able to vote in local elections, and London mayoral ones. Are there any ...
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How to buy Italian editions of books in Australia?

I'm going to stay in Australia for a long period and I really miss reading some book, but I'm not proficient enough to read novels in English. Is there any Australian (online, most probably) book ...
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Do Australia, New Zealand, Germany permit permanent stay visas to immigrant parents of citizens?

Do Australia, New Zealand, Germany facilitate permanent stay visas to immigrant parents of citizens? If I get citizenship in either of the countries, can I bring my parents permanently to that country?...
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Skills Assessment for Australian Visa

I want to get an Independent Visa (189) for Australia. For this I need to do a Skills Assessment with a specific Assessment Authority. I am a Physicist and I don't know what my proper Assessment ...
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Australia Resident Return Visa (155 and 157)

I am a permanent resident of Australia and my PR status is going to expire in mid of June, 2020. I had been to Australia and stayed for 2 weeks in November 2015. I'm currently living outside Australia ...
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New Zealander returning to Australian job under COVID restrictions - what documents prove my residency?

I am a New Zealand passport holder and have been living and working in Australia for around 7 months with a 12 month contracted job that, FWIW, I believe will be extended at its completion. With ...
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Do I need a degree in field I am working in (IT) to apply for Australia Skilled visa as a software engineer or any degree is enough?

I have a degree in Civil Engineering and want to apply to the Australia Skilled visa, I didn't know what exactly type of visa will be better for me but looks like Australia Skilled Independent visa: ...
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What is the time frame for moving to Aus after being approved for Visa 476 (skilled-recognised graduate visa)?

You have to apply for Visa 476 within 2 years of graduating from university but the processing times as shown on the website are: 75% of applications: 15 months 90% of applications: 17 months So ...
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Immigration : Australia passenger card - Migrating vs returning

I'm French citizen with Australian permanent residency since 2018. When I was first awarded the residency, I entered the country within the first 5 months (as required) in order to validate this ...
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Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) and iBT for Australia?

This is a statement from this page: ..., you must achieve a score of at least 6 in each of the four components of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or another language ...
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Skilled Migrant - AUS

I understand about ACS and IELTS/PTE steps to be followed before applying for Visa (189- Skilled Migrant). I have below mentioned questions - [1]All the sites about Australia Migration mention IELTS. ...
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Visa cancellation

I was in Australia in 1999 on a visitors Visa. I took on a job and was found out by the authorities that I was working and my Visa was cancelled and I was asked to leave (not deported) I subsequently ...
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Advice for Australian with dual citizenship (US/Australia) married to a US citizen and they move to Australia

If both myself (dual citizen usa/australia) and my husband (us citizen) are living in Australia and we each make over $150,000USD per year - are we really in a bad spot with US taxes and getting ...
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Best language test for first language English speaker to prove 'superior' English in Australia?

I am a South African looking at the Australian 189 independent skilled visa. The visa requires a demonstration of English language abilities, with maximum points awarded for 'superior' English as ...
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Which Australian skill assessment is correct for my degree?

I have a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from India and I have 3 years of work experience. Can I have skill assessment through Engineers Australia instead of ACS?
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Mistakes made in acs application

I submitted my acs application but while uploading reference letters, I uploaded statutory declaration under reference heading. So is that a big mistake and cannot be corrected.
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Traveling with a company to get work in Australia

I'm traveling for my first time, alone, to Australia. I'm combining travel and work. I want to work at a range or with cattle care. I'm looking for people with experience traveling with an agency or ...
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ID alternatives for a international student in the USA

I'm moving to USA (Tucson, AZ) for graduate school, and was wondering what identification alternatives I could use where ID is required, as I prefer not carrying around my passport with me. I have an ...
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Retiring in UK, is my tax free Australian superannuation income taxed in UK?

I'm a dual UK/Australia citizen and seriously thinking of moving to UK permanently. I am 57 and when I turn 60 I will be able to get a tax free pension income or a lump sum from my Australian ...
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Different name on passport and in employment letter for 189 visa

Someone, please help me with this. I have all my documents till my graduation ( all marksheets, degree certificate, pan card and even passport ) with only my first name , say ABCD. I am done with my ...
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Australia Graduate Visa Post-Study Work stream study documents with credit exemption

I'm applying for a Graduate Visa in Australia (Post-Study Work stream). I understand that the study requirements is 2 years. My education condition is as following: I studied master degree in 1.5 ...
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Can I immigrate to the USA while working remotely for an Australia-based company?

I currently work remotely for an Australian company and live in Australia. In the future I would like to permanently immigrate to the USA to live with my girlfriend, who is a U.S. citizen. My employer ...
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Can I work remotely in Australia for 2 months per year?

I have a UK employer and wish to work remotely (which is possible, I work from home often) while in Australia for 2-3 months per year. Technically this is not long enough to be considered living in ...
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ACS Australia Skill Assessment: does relevant work experience during bachelor studies count?

Imagine the situation: Let's say I obtained my Computer Science Bachelor degree in June 2017 (I was a full-time student). During my studies I started working as a full-time (30 h/w) researcher in an ...
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Need help/info with my case for PR (Australia)

I will try to keep it as short as possible as I value your time. I am from India, 27 years of age. I did my Bachelors (B-Tech) in Electronics & Telecommunication in 2013. But my skills and work ...
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Depositing a "not negotiable" Australian cheque in the US?

After working in Australia some time ago and moving back to the United States, I received a cheque from the Reserve Bank of Australia for my superannuation funds. Unfortunately, I'm having a problem ...
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My dual citizen son (US and Australia) wants to marry a US citizen but live in Australia

I cannot find any information on this scenario: My son was born in Australia (and lives in Australia) and received his US citizenship via a Consular Report of Birth Abroad due to me being a US ...

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