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Inadvertaint Error in EOI - Claimed work experience before skills assessment date

ronnmann106

Wanderer
Messages
5
Points
1
MSA
2012-07-02
Skill
232411
SC
190
Point
80
EOI
2021-10-07
Inv.
2021-11-23
App.
2021-11-25
Hey y'all,

I received my pre-invite for NSW 190 <Invitation to apply for NSW nomination>.


My mistake:
  • When I was selecting the date range for the overseas skilled employment, i claimed the 'at least five years but less than eight years' option. This is true and had supporting documentation for this; HOWEVER
  • in my VETASSESS Skills assessment, my 'start date' for my skill is one year after I actually started working. In my pre-invite and EOI, I wrote that my start date is 02/2011 but VETASSESS said my skills started at 02/2012).

Because of this, I have overclaimed 5 points. My current points is 90 (without state nomination) but the adjusted points (with the correct overseas skilled employment date) would be 85.

It was an honest mistake :( And now, I do not know what to do. Have I blown my chances? Have I wasted my $330 dollars? help!
 

MysticRiver

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That's a bit of uncharted territory. If it were a few years ago, I would say your nomination becomes invalid because you overclaimed experience based on your skill assessment report. But I heard there has been some change in legislation that allows an applicant to claim more experience than what skill assessment authority deemed, as long as they are valid for point claim and the applicant is able to provide necessary documentation to DHA during visa processing stage.

I must say, it's all theory and I haven't heard from anyone who has successfully done that.
 
That's a bit of uncharted territory. If it were a few years ago, I would say your nomination becomes invalid because you overclaimed experience based on your skill assessment report. But I heard there has been some change in legislation that allows an applicant to claim more experience than what skill assessment authority deemed, as long as they are valid for point claim and the applicant is able to provide necessary documentation to DHA during visa processing stage.

I must say, it's all theory and I haven't heard from anyone who has successfully done that.
I saw that too that if its an inadvertent mistake or that they may consider that extra claim it if its properly substantiated however i cant seem to find an actual ruling. I called the hotline and they said no. If the eoi is wrong the invitation will be rescinded. We will wait and see after 6 weeks what happens.
 

Clemente

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Hi Ronnmann

As you might have seen in my other post, I am in the exact same situation. But what MysticRiver kindly points out in his post above does not apply in our case. There are basically two steps under the 190 Visa after EOI: 1) State/Territory Nomination and 2) Visa. What MysticRiver refers to is for step 2. But you have to go through step 1 first, and each state has their own rules. In our case, NSW has very clear rules in which you are not able to claim points for job experience deducted by your assessing body. If you have done so, they explicitly as you should not accept the nomination and submit a new EOI and wait for a new invite.
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You say you have paid the $330 - have you already accepted the nomination?

Regards
 

ronnmann106

Wanderer
Messages
5
Points
1
MSA
2012-07-02
Skill
232411
SC
190
Point
80
EOI
2021-10-07
Inv.
2021-11-23
App.
2021-11-25
Hi Ronnmann

As you might have seen in my other post, I am in the exact same situation. But what MysticRiver kindly points out in his post above does not apply in our case. There are basically two steps under the 190 Visa after EOI: 1) State/Territory Nomination and 2) Visa. What MysticRiver refers to is for step 2. But you have to go through step 1 first, and each state has their own rules. In our case, NSW has very clear rules in which you are not able to claim points for job experience deducted by your assessing body. If you have done so, they explicitly as you should not accept the nomination and submit a new EOI and wait for a new invite.
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You say you have paid the $330 - have you already accepted the nomination?

Regards

Hi Clemente!
I already got my nomination!

So what I did was this:

as soon as I saw the error after i paid the $330, I amended my EOI and threw caution to the wind. After a week, I receive my formal invitation and the points score is correct, that is, it reflects the points score when I amended my EOI. So my invitation and my amended EOI have the same points. I'm now applying as soon as I get money.
 

Clemente

Wanderer
Messages
37
Points
6
Timeline missing
Hi everyone - just posting an update in here in case anyone reads the above.

I have done the same as what ronnmann indicated above and my nomination was not allowed to proceed, so I wouldn't recommend anyone taking chances like this.

The good thing is they have allowed me to "withdraw" the application instead of having it refused, which enables me to still be considered in future rounds of invitations with a new EOI (which I have already submitted). Of course, the $330 processing fee is non-refundable so I lost that money.
 
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