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Questions regarding emigrating from, immigrating to and living in the Commonwealth of Australia

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How can I have my child born in Australia without going bankrupt?

I've tried doing my best to research this subject on my own. Official resources are giving me conflicting information (more on that below). Unofficial (anecdotal) resources, such as forums, are giving ...
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Will Australian Computer Society deduct experience if I have internship?

I have 5 years of experience out of which 2 years was paid internship, 40 hours a week. I worked as a Trainee Associate QA engineer in first year, and as trainee associate software engineer in 2nd ...
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How many years will be deducted, if education in B.Com and experience as a graphic designer

I have completed my bachelor of commerce degree in India, and I have 5 years of experience as a graphic designer. Now I plan to move Australia as a graphic designer, does the assessment authority ...
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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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French freelancer moving to Australia

I currently work as a freelancer in France, and I plan to move to Australia. I intend to continue to work for my clients (who are based in Europe), but only for a few months as I will ultimately look ...
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Skills assessment for Australian visa: Medium stream temporary visitor visa subclass 482

I am a PhD student and have been offered to join as a postdoctoral fellow (University Lecturer - 242111) at Australian National University. While applying for the medium stream temporary visitor visa ...
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Gap in evidence of work experience

I worked in a small company for 2 years after my studies, but I don't have any payslips or bank statement as I was getting the salary as cash. Only thing I am having is an experience certificate. I ...
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Apply Temporary Skill Shortage visa while applying for permanent resident visa to Australia

I am holding a Business Visitor (subclass 600) with me now for Australia. I have planned to apply for permanent residency. If my employer ask me to apply for a Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482)...
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Can I move to Australia? Special Category Visa... NZ/SA dual citizenship

I was wondering if anyone has come across this situation. I would like to move to Australia on a special category visa. I have a New Zealand passport and I have dual citizenship with New Zealand(by ...
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PhD in physics but freelance software dev. Chance of aus 189?

My qualifications are in physics, however post PhD I only worked in physics for 6 months before moving into the world of software development. It is pretty normal in the UK for software developers to ...
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South Australian provisional driving licence to a US licence

I have held my P1 (Provisional) Licence here in South Australia for 8 months now. I would like to visit the States and get a full licence there (Overseas Driving Permit is not an option for me) and ...
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Transitioning Australian visa from 458 to working holiday

I will be lodging a visa application to transition from 458 to working holiday (417) visa in September this year. I've already booked my flight and going to lodge my application as soon as I arrive in ...
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From which countries can Australian companies no longer sponsor candidates without testing the local labour market?

A lot of things have changed in March 2018 regarding visas. While I try to stay up to date on these things, one very impacting change blindsided me recently. I've been interviewing with a large ...
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Self Statutory Declaration for CIO who worked in a printing firm

I am trying to apply for the 189 visa to move my family to Australia. In the last 8 years I have worked as a part owner of a printing firm as the CIO. Since my education is in Computer Engineering ...
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Living in Australia after studying

I applied to an Australian university and got rejected because I do not meet the GTE requirements. I'm sure it was because I was honest with them and said I wanted to live in Australia after my ...
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Are there any implications if I receive Australia PR while I am in USA on L1B?

I am Indian passport holder and got L1B recently. I will be starting my new assignment soon. Few months ago, I applied for Australia PR (EOI). So what happens if I get the Australian PR invite while ...
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Australian Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) time limit to usage?

Sometime in the near future we will be applying for Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309)/Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) for my wife. Assuming there are no surprises in the process and the ...
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Need clarification on Australia's Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482) [duplicate]

I want to check whether I am eligible for this visa or not. First of all, I am 28.5 years old, I hold an Associate's degree in my relevant field (Computer Programming) and I have +6 years of relevant ...
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Need clarification on Australia's Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482)

I want to check whether I am eligible for this visa or not. First of all, I am 28.5 years old, I hold an Associate's degree in my relevant field (Computer Programming) and I have +6 years of relevant ...
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Worried about travel (criminal record)

I doubt many of you will have experience with this but if i have a criminal record for drugs in Australia (I am an Australian citizen) will I have any problem working in Europe. I am also an Irish ...
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How to apply for jobs in Australia for overseas graduate?

Let say I am a recent graduate in a technological field in 2018, for instance AI, and I want to work from 6 months to a lifetime in Australia. Having seen that most job offers require people to have a ...
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Can I get a working visa in Australia/New Zealand without a degree?

I have Italian citizenship and I would like to go work in Australia or New Zealand for an undefinite amount of time. I don't have a bachelor's degree, would it be enough for me to get a job offer as ...
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How can I emigrate to the US without a college degree?

I'm 19, I have Italian citizenship and working in Germany as a web developer. My dream has been to move to the US since I was 12. I won't say much about why it's like that because it would be a long ...
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ACS skilled employment criteria for 2 years university degree

According to ACS (Australian Computer Society) booklet named "Skills Assessment Guidlines for Applicants - Augost 2017" All relevant work experience completed after the Skill Level Requirement Met ...
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A certified copy for Australian PR visa

ACS requirements state that I need to submit a certified copy. I will go to the Australian embassy to do this, but am just not sure ... Will they certify a document that I print out (scanned ...
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Can I migrate to Australia with bachelor's and master's degrees in different fields?

I have a bachelor's degree in agriculture and after that I am going to get a master's degree in IT (computer networking) by summer 2018, without getting a bachelor's degree in IT. I have more than 5 ...
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Australia visa: skilled employment of two jobs at the same time

For the Skilled visa (189 - Skilled Independant or 190 - Skilled Sponsor) does having 2 jobs at the same time count as twice the time length or not? I am a software programmer, let's say I've been ...
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Is MCTS (.net framework) recognised for Australia work visa?

I'm willing to apply for Australian Visa, maybe 189 (Skilled Independant) or 190 (Skilled Sponsored) classes as a Software Developer. My university degree is an Advanced Diploma (2 years university ...
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NZ PR rejected, will it affect Australian Student Visa subclass 500?

My father had applied for New Zealand PR for himself and the family last year but unfortunately, the PR application was rejected due to insufficient points. I got accepted into The University of ...
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Am I qualified for Australian Skilled Migration?

After high school (10th Standard), I obtained a 3-year diploma in mechanical engineering and have 10 years of work experience. Would I be eligible for permanent residence in Australia?
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Australian PR points process with different fields work experience

I completed my Bachelors in Chemistry in 2006 and later started working for a social organization as a social worker till 2010 June. Then I moved to USA and completed my MBA in finance. Later, I ...
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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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Following up on Italian citizenship

I applied for Italian citizenship early this year (around January). I was eligible to do so because of my Italian heritage. According to this document provided by the embassy, I should expect a ...
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What is the average cost to migrate from India to either Australia, Canada or New Zealand? [closed]

I'm analyzing my options as the best country to move to with my family. Immigration is always a big deal and finances are an important aspect of this process. I'd like to inquire what is the cost to ...
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Will my experience give me ACS points?

I have completed my engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering. I'm an IT professional with 5.5 years of experience. My current role is JAVA developer. Will I get any points for ...
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What should I do if I have misplaced my old expired passports?

I have misplaced my 2 old expired passports. I have my current passport with me. However, I need the old ones for my Australian student visa application. What should I do? My old passports expired 7 ...
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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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As a Kiwi living in Aus who may move back, how does one transfer super?

My understanding is a law change a few years back allows Kiwis and Aussies to transfer superannuation funds between the countries. If I have Super in NZ, and now Super in Aus - if I move back to NZ, ...
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NHS eligibility?

First post here. Have a somewhat tricky situation and would appreciate any advice. I was born in the UK in 1997, and moved to Australia with my family in 2004. Long story short, I am going on ...
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457 Australian Visa school fees in Queensland

My husband has been asked to do a 2 year relocation assignment in his company's Brisbane office. He would be going on a 457 (soon to be TSS) visa and we would be bringing our school-aged children with ...
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How much experience will the Australia Computer Society deduct?

I have done Diploma in computer engineering (3 Years), passed in 2010 I have 7 years of experience as a software engineer experience How much experience will deduct by ACS (Australian Computer ...
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Australian PR - Skills assesment - Web developer vs Software Engineer

I am an Indian citizen, applying for an EOI for Australian PR (skilled independent visa subclass 189). I have the required points and am halfway through the form. I have a question regarding the skill ...
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What if someone is unable to pass the computerized speech test?

A BBC article: Irish vet's English fails Australian computer visa test, talks about a speech test for residency visas in Australia. It made me wonder, what if the applicant has a speech impediment ...
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Does my Masters Conversion course count towards the Australian ACS requirements?

Edit: they did accept this degree as equivalent to an Australian Masters. I am considering applying for an Australian skilled immigration Visa as a software engineer. I have a BA in History and an ...
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My Australian visa has a "Must Not Arrive After" date, but not a "Must Not Arrive Before" date. Does this mean I can arrive immediately?

I've been granted a Temporary Activity (subclass 408) visa from Australia, but confusingly the document says nothing about what's the earliest date I can actually arrive to the country. There is a "...
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Lost British Passport number

I migrated to Australia in 1974 with my 5 month daughter on my British passport. This passport expired in 1984, was never renewed, and has been lost for many years. For work reasons my daughter needs ...
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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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Providing evidence of Medicare enrollment for countries with reciprocal healthcare agreement

I'm an italian citizen applying for a Temporary Activity (subclass 408) visa. The online application form asks for evidence of healthcare insurance, and that's ok. However, since Italy has reciprocal ...
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Permanent residency application with adverse travel history

I am a Sri Lankan and I intend to apply for a skilled immigrant permanent resident visa in either Canada or Australia. For these countries, most of my skills are adequate to apply, but my recent ...
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Australian visa for a visiting PhD student (1 month)

I'm a PhD student studying in NZ. I'll visit a research institute in Australia only for a month. I'll be learning and do experiments in the lab. I'm a Malaysian citizen and eligible to apply for ETA. ...