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Hie Newbienz...company was small during the time i worked there in 2009-2010 but acquired by comparatively a larger group(manpower ) in 2012. They have web presence and I beleive now after acquisition strength is >200 if not wrong. I got my rnr from this new company which acquired my parent company. I beleive they should confirm about my employment but their call centers and generic email ids are not very responsive though the person who approved my rnr has her email id mentioned there..so should not be an issue. I have a positive assessment from acs on the duration of this company.
Do you think its a safe bet??
If I were in your shoes I would take the bet
I would feel the risk is very low

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nice post newbeinz.......in terms of cost, i completely agree....there are clear and upfront costs such as visa fee/ACS fee/medicals fee etc, but there are lot of hidden costs which you need to consider such as :

1) Time off taken/favors taken at work to finish some of the activities. I live in the US and almost everything has to be scheduled on weekdays during regular office hours (Notary/State PCC appointment/Indian PCC appointment/Medicals/PTE/Fingerprinting/Meet former colleagues for SD).

I value my time at ~$80/hr and i have had to spend at least 40hrs on the above tasks. Thats an additinal $4k AUD for me.

2) Drop in productivity @ work which may affect any promotions/salary raise etc....this may vary by person but i definitely saw my productivity drop many days @ work even when it was critical for me to focus at work....It was very hard to juggle between family/my baby daughter/work/189 visa activities.

Honestly if i were my manager, i would fire me I am lucky to have a decent manager who was kind enough to let me take all the time off's with little to no heads-up.

3) Stress on relationships: Relationships @ work/home/friends/your health- because u have another important activity to concentrate on along with your already existing responsibilities....which makes everything stressful.

These are just some of the hidden costs i can think of, i am not counting things like Uber rides/Fingerprinting costs/Time and cost involved in connecting with old colleagues/document mailing...

Although i am still far off from a Grant (waiting for FBI PCC)...I feel like i have already invested well over $10k USD...it will probably run close to 50kUSD to move my entire family before we actually find jobs in the land down under.....

I wonder if others also feel if it is even worth it in the end? will wait and see .....we started this journey and want to see where destiny would take us


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nice post newbeinz.......in terms of cost, i completely agree....there are clear and upfront costs such as visa fee/ACS fee/medicals fee etc, but there are lot of hidden costs which you need to consider such as :

1) Time off taken/favors taken at work to finish some of the activities. I live in the US and almost everything has to be scheduled on weekdays during regular office hours (Notary/State PCC appointment/Indian PCC appointment/Medicals/PTE/Fingerprinting/Meet former colleagues for SD).

I value my time at ~$80/hr and i have had to spend at least 40hrs on the above tasks. Thats an additinal $4k AUD for me.

2) Drop in productivity @ work which may affect any promotions/salary raise etc....this may vary by person but i definitely saw my productivity drop many days @ work even when it was critical for me to focus at work....It was very hard to juggle between family/my baby daughter/work/189 visa activities.

Honestly if i were my manager, i would fire me I am lucky to have a decent manager who was kind enough to let me take all the time off's with little to no heads-up.

3) Stress on relationships: Relationships @ work/home/friends/your health- because u have another important activity to concentrate on along with your already existing responsibilities....which makes everything stressful.

These are just some of the hidden costs i can think of, i am not counting things like Uber rides/Fingerprinting costs/Time and cost involved in connecting with old colleagues/document mailing...

Although i am still far off from a Grant (waiting for FBI PCC)...I feel like i have already invested well over $10k USD...it will probably run close to 50kUSD to move my entire family before we actually find jobs in the land down under.....

I wonder if others also feel if it is even worth it in the end? will wait and see .....we started this journey and want to see where destiny would take us
Rightly pointed out buddy!!
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Hi newbienz,
I got my ACS done positive and also have submitted my EOI with score 60 (under sub-section 190 as i needed 5 extra points). I am at a very boundary condition as i will cross age of 40 on 6th Jan 2018 and also dont have any score for English test PTE ( my current score - Listening -73 , Reading - 66, Speaking - 54, Writing - 81). After 6th Jan, my score will be at 50 and then i will need extra points....as you have scored 20 points for language, i need some suggestions....also do they re-calculate the points when my EOI application is picked or the points are considered as they were at the time of EOI submission. Kindly guide me in this case.

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Hi Ramesh, suggest you check in the Pte thread. There is one post by vincyf1 who has written useful tips and Info for pte


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Hi newbienz,

I got my ACS done positive and also have submitted my EOI with score 60 (under sub-section 190 as i needed 5 extra points). I am at a very boundary condition as i will cross age of 40 on 6th Jan 2018 and also dont have any score for English test PTE ( my current score - Listening -73 , Reading - 66, Speaking - 54, Writing - 81). After 6th Jan, my score will be at 50 and then i will need extra points....as you have scored 20 points for language, i need some suggestions....also do they re-calculate the points when my EOI application is picked or the points are considered as they were at the time of EOI submission. Kindly guide me in this case.



Thansk,

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Personally I would suggest practice and more practice , mock tests and take guidance from E2 learning videos on YouTube


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Hi newbienz,
I got my ACS done positive and also have submitted my EOI with score 60 (under sub-section 190 as i needed 5 extra points). I am at a very boundary condition as i will cross age of 40 on 6th Jan 2018 and also dont have any score for English test PTE ( my current score - Listening -73 , Reading - 66, Speaking - 54, Writing - 81). After 6th Jan, my score will be at 50 and then i will need extra points....as you have scored 20 points for language, i need some suggestions....also do they re-calculate the points when my EOI application is picked or the points are considered as they were at the time of EOI submission. Kindly guide me in this case.

Thansk,
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Points are calculated everyday, and your score changes automatically for age and experience as and when you achieve a milestone
English , education etc. you may change manually if you achieve a better score or degree

Please read the PTEA thread for tips.
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May be wrong post, sorry for posting. Please let me know the code for Drug safety or Pharmacovigilance. If not suggest me the write thread to post. Thanks in advance

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I submitted my medicals, PCC , Form 80 and Form 1221 while uploading

There is nothing that I did differently from any one else, except that I followed all rules and not the " Chalta hai " attitude that most members have
The subsequent post to yours reinforces my point wherein Benisrael asks whether ACS is really required after promotion.

These are the short cuts which I feel delays the grant
Also as I said earlier in the post, everyone knows which documents are to be uploaded
But out of the 500 odd documents you have, how to divide them into 50 odd files is the trick
The CO when ticking boxes, should not have to search for the supporting document he needs
My file names were self explanatory and were indexed such that in a moment the document could be located
Most members upload their documents within 3 hours and are done with it
I spent 10-12 days
Moreover, my case was very complex in my opinion, as it involved several employers, spread over several countries and continents.

Despite that I think I got one of the fastest grant in recent times barring a few isolated cases, so I must have done something right

So my advise to all members is spend time in seeing the drop downs and the sub sections in the site and then choose it
Go through all your documents 10 times to check for dates and details
Do not take short cuts.

I do not know how many actually have the will to go through so thoroughly or if it is actually required

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Thanks man for the great advise, i am reading all the documents again and again as I missed one detail in ACS assessment and I do not want to repeat that.

I have already prepared documents as per the guidelines and naming convention plus filled the Form80 and Form1221.

Only worry is that still my passport does not have my spouse's name however in her passport my name is there... now i am in dilliema that if I go for change then my passport no. will also change and might get delayed !!

I hope I get Invite this month or Next !!!

P.S.: Man can you put this post link in your signature.. i spent few extra minutes locating this thread... now subscribed

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Thanks man for the great advise, i am reading all the documents again and again as I missed one detail in ACS assessment and I do not want to repeat that.

I have already prepared documents as per the guidelines and naming convention plus filled the Form80 and Form1221.

Only worry is that still my passport does not have my spouse's name however in her passport my name is there... now i am in dilliema that if I go for change then my passport no. will also change and might get delayed !!

I hope I get Invite this month or Next !!!

P.S.: Man can you put this post link in your signature.. i spent few extra minutes locating this thread... now subscribed

Done

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