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If I were in your shoes, I would complete the entire process of filing the application and uploading the documents
Just donít upload the childís passport
Upload it only once you get the new passport
Also file a FORM 1022 and give the new passport number

Itís not as if that you will file the application tomorrow and the Co will start processing your case day after
Things take time
Just get the new passport asap and you will be fine

Final decision is yours

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Thanks, buddy!!
I will file visa first and parallelly apply for my Kid's new passport and update DIBP about this new change when I will have this info.
So lastly can you please help to confirm:
1) After fee payment ..we can start uploading documents until CO is assigned??
mean to say I can keep on adding documents ..for say maybe after 10 days or until CO is assigned or there is some timeline that after fee payment you have to upload documents immediately...??
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Thanks, buddy!!
I will file visa first and parallelly apply for my Kid's new passport and update DIBP about this new change when I will have this info.
So lastly can you please help to confirm:
1) After fee payment ..we can start uploading documents until CO is assigned??
mean to say I can keep on adding documents ..for say maybe after 10 days or until CO is assigned or there is some timeline that after fee payment you have to upload documents immediately...??
thanks.
You can take your own sweet time to upload the documents
I took nearly 12-13 days if I remember correctly and yet got my PR within 15 days after that

There are thousand of possibilities on sections under which you can upload the documents.
So once you have access to the sections, which you will have only after you pay the visa fees, make a list of which document goes where
Refine the list over a week and then upload them correctly

Final decision is yours

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Thanks, buddy!!
I will file visa first and parallelly apply for my Kid's new passport and update DIBP about this new change when I will have this info.
So lastly can you please help to confirm:
1) After fee payment ..we can start uploading documents until CO is assigned??
mean to say I can keep on adding documents ..for say maybe after 10 days or until CO is assigned or there is some timeline that after fee payment you have to upload documents immediately...??
thanks.
You can take your own sweet time to upload the documents
I took nearly 12-13 days if I remember correctly and yet got my PR within 15 days after that

There are thousand of possibilities on sections under which you can upload the documents.
So once you have access to the sections, which you will have only after you pay the visa fees, make a list of which document goes where
Refine the list over a week and then upload them correctly



Cheers
Final decision is yours
Noted with thanks!!

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I am presently in Sydney and applied for VIC 190 state sponsor, could you please tell me if I really need a VIC job offer to get the State Sponsor?

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I am presently in Sydney and applied for VIC 190 state sponsor, could you please tell me if I really need a VIC job offer to get the State Sponsor?

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I presume you are already working in Sydney so, Unfortunately, you do

http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au...s#.WghOuefhWf0

Yes, although applicants who have been living in, or demonstrate strong ties with, another state other than Victoria are required to provide a current offer of employment in their nomination occupation in Victoria
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Yes, although applicants who have been living in, or demonstrate strong ties with, another state other than Victoria are required to provide a current offer of employment in their nomination occupation in Victoria
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Thanks for your reply, that means as I am outside of VIC that is the reason right ? What would be the case in case I am presently in India?

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Thanks for your reply, that means as I am outside of VIC that is the reason right ? What would be the case in case I am presently in India?

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If you were in india, employment evidence would not be a must

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The PR process is a money guzzling exercise, requiring substantial payments at every stage and especially repeating English tests to achieve the desired score

The total expenses from end to end can easily be 10,000 AUD for a family of 3 by the time you actually get the grant

You should be mentally and financially be prepared for the same
Also completing the process from start to end can also take upto 12-18 months depending on your Anzsco code and points
Many may call this pessimistic but ask those members who have in the past and those still waiting for grants more then a year after applying for no apparent reason after submitting all documents
I would want that all of you complete the process in 3 months like I did, but I also have to warn you of the other possibility, if things donít go as planned

Next spend a few days going through the links in this very informative thread

http://www.expatforum.com/expats/aus...ead-first.html

and decide if you really want to through the process

Remember There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Most have to struggle to get even copper leave alone gold even after reaching the end of the rainbow.
The job market is extremely difficult to crack even for those with several years of experience in senior position if they do not have Australian experience
Most job applications do not even reach interview stage
The rental charges are extremely high especially in Sydney and Melbourne so what may look like a big salary in Indian currency terms, even just after taxes and rent may not look so great. Leave alone other expenses

So you have decided to go through after considering all pros and cons


The first thing one should do is to ensure that you have all the important documents like
birth certificate, passport ,school & college degrees, pay slips, tax returns, PF , driving license etc. for all family members
Make sure that all name are spelled correctly and uniformly over all documents.

Have your marriage certificates and wife name change documents in place, if applicable
Get spouse name added in each other passport


SKILLS ASSESSMENT

As I did ACS only, I will restrict my observations to ACS procedures and requirements only

But would request VETASSESS and EA experts to also contribute to their recommendations if they find the time

Mention each and every job you have done post graduation irrespective of whether it was connected to your current job or not or you have sufficient evidence for the same or not
Let ACS decide if they want to consider it or not
The start jotting down start and end dates for each employment based on DDMMYYYY basis
(ACS may not require only MMYYYY but DD will also be needed in EOI and other forms, so better to have it from Day 1)
Do not merge 2 companies, designations and locations in a single entry
Split as many times as necessary to maintain the sequence

Ask all the companies you have worked for to give you a reference letter.
Request and ensure that the above dates sequence is maintained in it

If you fail to get a Reference letter after all attempts, settle for a SD from a team leader or manager level who actually supervised your work on day to day basis.
Taking from a colleague is highly risky.
You may be in trouble if you get it from a person who during a verification call fails to convince how he supervised you throughout the period or was aware of your day to day RNR
If you have a long period, take the SD from 2 persons for 2 different periods or locations

the Reference letter or SD should be based on the actual work done by you throughout the period of the certificate and not only a portion of the time

Next based on the RNR , choose the Anzsco code which suits your skills and experience best. And not solely on the basis of which list it is
For example a Software Tester will be tempted to get assessed as Software Engineer so that he does not have to wait for sponsorship, but may fail to convince the CO how his job is that of an engineer and not of a Tester, even if he gets a positive assessment from ACS

Just a positive assessment from ACS does not save you from queries by the department at grant stage.

Apply for the assessment using just the documents asked for by ACS.
It's a very short concise and clear list with no ambiguity whatsoever
Please do not add or deduct any document on your own
Ensure that you enter all the employment from the list that you have prepared correctly

Once you get the assessment order, recheck your name and if all the employment sequence entered by you are mentioned correctly.
If not ask, for a correction
Check the date after which you have been allowed to claim points for Skilled employment carefully
Most members start claiming the points from the month written in the assessment rather then the next month as it should be

EDUCATION

Keep your 10th & 12th Marksheet handy but would not be required in all probability
Graduation marksheets or transcripts
Ensure that the subjects, marks you scored and the total marks of the subject are mentioned and all alre available
Original Degree Certificate
Check that you name is spelled correctly and if your parents name is mentioned, that is also correct

ENGLISH TEST

Ensure that your name is spelled correctly in the score card
IF PTEA, ensure that the results are directly sent to DIBP

Tips for getting a high score and free study materials available on the net are given in this thread on the forum
Itís a goldmine of information and spending time on going through it, is time well spent

http://www.expatforum.com/expats/aus...-pte-exam.html

I personally found the paid E2 subscription was worth the money

By now you have your points table in place and are ready to submit the EOI


Claiming points for Experience

When entering the employment, ensure that you give even those employments which have been disallowed by ACS, but mark them all as non relevant
Then start entering the entries for which you are claiming points but this time mark them as relevant
Recheck all the dates to ensure they are error free.
Do not round off the dates . If there is a break of even a day between 2 employments or days lost due to location changes, show them correctly.

In the current job entry, leave the TO Date blank, if you working

Claiming points for experience beyond the assessment date given by ACS

This is an area where members tend to make a mistake
You can claim points for experience beyond ACS assessment date only if you are working in the same company, Designation, RNR and location.
You should also be in a position to get a fresh current date reference letter from the company confirming the same, if asked by the CO

If even any one of the above parameters change, you should enter the end date and stop claiming points.
Start a new entry from the next date same as above but this time mark it as NON relevant and leave the TO DATE Blank
If you still want to claim points, get your self reassessed again

All experience which is not in Australia is Overseas Experience
Do not claim experience not eligible in the relevant section even if it results in you losing points

Claiming points for Education

ACS is its assessment order also certifies the AQF equivalent of your degree
So if it is equivalent of a Bachelor Degree, claim 15 points, if Diploma claim 10 points and so on
You get extra points for having PHD and Australian education and if eligible claim those additionally

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Really helpful post.

Can u clarify on the part of adding spouse name to the passport?

I Haven't changed my name since marriage and husband's name is only under " my sponsor" as vr expats in uae and i also have legal marriage certificate.
My husband is the main applicant, so does his passport need my name on his passport?

Advise is appreciated
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Really helpful post.

Can u clarify on the part of adding spouse name to the passport?

I Haven't changed my name since marriage and husband's name is only under " my sponsor" as vr expats in uae and i also have legal marriage certificate.
My husband is the main applicant, so does his passport need my name on his passport?

Advise is appreciated
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It’s not a must for Immigration purposes, per se as far as I know, but it really helps in proving you as a couple in many cases down the line
Also the easier you make the life of the CO, the faster is the processing of your case.

So it would be better if you could get the names added in each other’s passport ASAP
I am sure You can get it done in UAE also


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Itís not a must for Immigration purposes, per se as far as I know, but it really helps in proving you as a couple in many cases down the line
Also the easier you make the life of the CO, the faster is the processing of your case.

So it would be better if you could get the names added in each otherís passport ASAP
I am sure You can get it done in UAE also


Cheers
Thanks!

V have an unexpected travel in a while and will need the passports .

Do u think this is possible after we lodge the visa? We got invite few days back and planning to lodge in 2 days as all documents are ready.

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