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    Info subclass 189, NZ Stream - How often do they update the date?

    On the Home Affairs website (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-independent-189/new-zealand) it says you can apply for 189 if you started living in Australia on or before 19 February 2016. How often do they update this date? Is it adjusted every year? Will...
  2. JeffreyDT

    189 New Zealand Stream Adding Partner

    Hello, I'm in a very difficult situation and was looking for some help. So I am from the USA on a 462 Work and Holiday Visa. I come to Australia specifically to be with my partner who is a New Zealand citizen. She is not an eligible new zealand citizen. She is on a 444 visa and looking to apply...
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    Subclass 189 Applying for subclass 189 / 190 / 491 under different occupation than TSS 482 occupation

    I am working under an ICT Support Engineer (263212) occupation in Austrlia on TSS 482 visa since January 2020. Now, I want to apply for PR [Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)] under occupation ICT Business Analyst (261111). Since, last 12 years my role and resposibilities are same as...
  4. R

    Construction Project Manager (133111) or Quantity Surveyor (233213)

    Hi, Having 85 points in Quantity Surveying or Having 85 Points for Construction Project Manager has the higher chances of getting an Invite? TIA
  5. R

    ACS ACS Skills Assessment for Post Australian Study.

    Hi guys, I have a question and any help would be appreciated. I had applied for my Post Australian study skills assessment under the ANZSCO Code 263111 ( Computer Network Engineer). These are the documents I submitted: 1) Passport 2) Monash University letter of completion and transcripts 3)...
  6. M

    2019-2020 Question about the 189 NZ stream visa

    Hi, my kiwi husband and I currently live in Germany and want to go back to Australia as soon as my offshore 461 visa gets granted. My husband moved To Australia in 2009, lived and worked there continuously from 2014 - 2020. We missed our first chance to apply for the 189 when we went to Germany...
  7. J

    EA Proof of R & R with Engineers Australia

    Hello, I am in the process of getting myself verified as a Control Systems Engineer for 189, 190 or the 491. I have 3 years and 10 months of experience in the field. I have worked for 2 companies including my present company at 3 different roles. I started off a project technician at the first...
  8. J

    Partner Occupation: Does the client's partner have a nominated occupation?*

    Hello, I'm trying to complete my EOI but I am unsure of how to answer this question below? "Partner Occupation Does the client's partner have a nominated occupation?* " I am Control and Automation Engineer while my wife is a pharmacist. She has a Pharm D qualification from India. The...
  9. sky1988


    Hey guys, I hope all are doing good and safe. My wife and me got our PR somewhere in early March, 2020 and then the pandemic struck. First, it was the struggle to get the PR and then the struggle to get into Australia. However, we didn't give up and managed to land in Australia despite the...
  10. Clemente

    New skills assessment needed for points?

    Hi all, I have my skills assessment outcome letter from VETASSESS for my nominated occupation. At the time the letter was issued, they have included the Points Test Advice, where the number of years assessed positively is 0.7 (they have taken my first year of employment in Australia required to...
  11. M

    Info 189 for Chemical/Materials Engineers

    Hi Everyone I’ve noticed every year the number of invites for 2331 (Chemical & Materials Engineers) are around 150 while the Occupation Ceiling is 1000 which has never reached in the past years or even got any closer. My question is why is there a cut-off for 189 on this occupation? Cut-off at...
  12. Hasan.gharaibeh

    Subclass 189 NAATI (English to Arabic)

    Hey guys lucky I found a close exam appointment in Dec, but lack of resources on the other side! Please help me if you knew tips, trips, or hacks. Please share any required materials.
  13. J

    TSS Subsequent entry visa to Permanent Resident Visa 189

    Hello, I am currently on TSS subsequent entry visa--it is sponsored by my wife's company hence I am only her dependent. I've found a permanent job here in Brisbane in line with my skill (IT) started working August 2019. I already have my ACS assessment skill and English exam. Could I apply...
  14. LondonJapanAus

    Submitting ACS with 10 years relevant experience, but no recognised degree.

    I've seen varying question on the topic of peoples degree not being considered, but I have the following scenario: No formal bachelors degree or anything that would award points except an A level from the UK (I don't think these are considered), began working at 17 in relevant IT background...
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    Which code has better chances of invitation - 261313 or 261111

    Hi All, I was curious to understand which of the codes, 261313 (Software Engg) or 261111 (ICT Business Anlayst) have a better chance of invitation in 2019-20. I realize that the ceiling/quota for 261313 is higher but I would presume that the number of applicants would also be proportionally...
  16. B

    189 - 2613 ICT with 80 points. Any hope?

    G'day peeps, I've submitted my EOI for 2613 category earlier this September with 80 points and I'll be having another 5 points after 16th of November. I know that there will be no hope of picking up my EOI until December, but do you think after December I stand a chance. Most of the singles...
  17. X

    By when must you have the number of points you claimed on the EOI?

    When I claim points on a 189 EOI, do I have to have the points on the day I lodge the EOI, the day I am invited to apply, or on the day I apply for the visa after invitation? For example, let's suppose I am to graduate with a Masters by research on December the 30th. That will allow me to claim...
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    Visa 189: experience questions

    Good day, I've got two questions regarding 189 visa application 1.Trying to get 5 points for 1 year of experience, but short of 3 weeks. However, I have some previous casual work experience which is 20h per week but is NOT continuous. ( 1 week 20h, 1 week completely off, and so on.) Can I...
  19. happyisland

    How to Avoid CO Contact for Online PTE Score Reports (189/190)

    Recently, there's been a lot of requests for online PTE score reports even in cases where the reports were already sent to DHA. The waiting times for 189/190 visas are already quite long, so unnecessary CO contact should be avoided at all costs. Immitracker shows there's been quite a few...
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    Subclass 189 EOI Points not updated automatically after completion of 5 years

    Hello All, I am applying for Subclass 189 Visa for 261312 (Developer Programmer). I currently have 75 points. In my skill assessment it was written (after 2 years deduction): The following employment after May 2014 is considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled level and relevant...