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I am just about to apply for the ACS application. I am working as a Sr Software engineer in Java/J2EE. Just wanted to know about the format of Employment letter and the Employee Reference letter.

Employment Letter:
I will get a letter on company letter-head stating that <Employee> is a full-time employee with us starting <Date of Joining>. His current designation is <Designation> and is involved in Application development in Java/J2EE technology.
<One liner about the company>

HR signature

Employee reference:
On a simple paper. The referencee will write. I hereby declare that <Employee> is working with us since <date of joining>. He is involved in <activities>. In case you have any queries, please feel free to contact me.
Phone:
Email:
Also, will be attached a copy of his/her company visiting card and ID


Is anything else required? Specially in case of employee reference. Should it be on a plain letter only?

Any other tips on ACS application?

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Hi Viresh,

Welcome to the forum.

You can find examples here:
CV & Reference format for ACS

For companies I would always get them to use official paper with the letter heading.

Please search the forum for other info on ACS since there is loads of info on it here.

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One thing Viresh, lots of letters like personal reference letter (given by co employee) are not possible on company letterheads, u can give these on plain paper and attach respective business cards. Also provide email id or mobile/direct number of the one giving the reference, this works if they plan to call those giving the reference.
Company letterheads are for company use only, many people do not have an access to the company letterheads, since it is against company policy to use the same for personal use.

Just give anything and everything that you lay your hands on to support ur CV. these can even be the certificates of appreciation, appraisal letters, promotion related papers, i repeat, anything and everything. remember, if it is not relevant, they will discard those but you never know when a piece of paper that you find irrelevant works for you.
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What is the best way to get a letter if you do not want to tell your company and hr of the idea to leave the country?
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ksss,

You could tell employee that you need this letter for social visit.

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Could you please suggest some more purposes, inface I m having same situation, wherein my employer is asking the actual reason for requesting employment letter. Also, what additional document can be provided, if I do not get proper letter with mentioning roles & responsibilities?

I heard, a normal employment letter can be supported by a notarized document stating my roles & responsibilities, but not sure, if this is acceptable by the authority.

Kindly suggest.

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Could you please suggest some more purposes, inface I m having same situation, wherein my employer is asking the actual reason for requesting employment letter. Also, what additional document can be provided, if I do not get proper letter with mentioning roles & responsibilities?

I heard, a normal employment letter can be supported by a notarized document stating my roles & responsibilities, but not sure, if this is acceptable by the authority.

Kindly suggest.

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Ram
Hi Ram,

Tell them that you are planning to pursue some online courses from say, an american university or aus college in connection with the technologies you are working. Also, tell them that in irder to register myself, it is mandatory to submit lette of responsibilities for getting enrolled into. In addition, tell them that this course will develop my knowlegde benefitting company more.

Else, say them that you are planning for highe studies in abroad, for ex. NZ or US or UK. For applying to course, they need letter of recommendation and lette of reoles and responsibilities.

I guess this would work well..

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Dear All,

I'd request all seniors to help me with the following query of mine. Since with 65 points I am most likely to get invitation in the next round, so early response on this query shall be highly appreciated.

Is it mandatory/absolute necessary that the employment reference letter that I front load after applying the visa should be the same one that I submitted to ACS for skill assessment?

I am asking this because my employment reference letter reflects only my functional title ( i.e. ‘developer programmer’ which was actually written by my supervisor based on my job responsibilities and that is not reflected on any salary slip, correspondence from HR etc).

According to ACS my position is 'Developer Programmer' whereas in actual documentation i.e. Letters from HR, salary slips etc I am referred as 'Officer Grade 1'. This is because, in banks, all correspondence is usually done by using the designation and not the functional title or the job responsibilities.

Initially I wrote ‘Position’ in my EOI as 'Officer Grade 1' but now I am having second thoughts because ACS letter says my position is 'Developer Programmer'.
Because of this problem I was thinking of getting a new reference letter from my employer clearly stating my DESIGNATION as well as FUCNTIONAL TITLE so that atleast designation could be matched from my salary slips, HR letters etc. But I was just wondering if my CO has access to my old reference letter (submitted to ACS) then he might consider my this act of using two different reference letters for ACS and visa application, as a fraud or something and reject my case.

Please tell me what should I do?

1) Should I get new reference letter clearly stating my DESIGNATION i.e. ‘Officer Grade 1’ along with the functional title ‘Developer Programmer’ or not?

2) If change of reference letter is not advisable then what should I write as my POSITION in my EOI? Should it be ‘Officer Grade 1’ or Developer Programmer?

Please HELP!

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What is the best way to get a letter if you do not want to tell your company and hr of the idea to leave the country?
You may say that you would like to apply for some certification, relevant to your job.
I tried the same and was successful in getting it, however the letter stated "For XXX Certification Purpose" on it.

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Thanks rAussie for your prompt response. The idea is good, but as u mentioned, they will state the reason on the letter, then it should not be a concern for ACS authority...I do not think so..will it?

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