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  1. Life in Australia
    So, after exactly 30 days of searching, I am almost at the cusp of nailing a couple of opportunities in OZ. I thought I’d take this chance to let newcomers know what to do to crack the market here. A few caveats before I begin. 1. My advice is meant for people with specialized skillsets –...
  2. General Expat Discussions
    Hi! Does anyone have a good shipping company to recommend from Melbourne to Singapore? I’m looking for a company that: 1) Can be trusted – I want to know that my items are in safe hands. I have some expensive furniture and don’t want them damaged in any way. 2) Is affordable – Doesn’t have to...
  3. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, I currently live in Melbourne and have completed my bachelor of nursing in 2017. Since then i have not worked as an RN. I'm currently on my last year of TR and i'm looking to move to a very remote area in Australia for work. Does anyone know of any available positions for an RN with no...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I'm awaiting my grant and I would like to know how best to manage money for a new migrant. I don't know which city I'll be going to but it'll be great if the guys who have moved recently can help me with budget allocations to get a fair idea of how much money is enough. Thanks!!
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I am in the process of sending the documents of my teaching degree to AITSL. Any success stories from applicants who completed their teaching degree in Italy (Tirocinio Formativo Attivo - TFA) and were able to have their qualification recognised? I don't know anyone who went through the same...
  6. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I got 70points Age(30), English (10), Exp (15), Education (15) when I did points calculation online. I am planning to get my skills assessed and submit EOI. I need some information on the reference letters we submit to ACS. I worked overseas for 2 years among my 11 years Exp, and I want...
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello friends, My wife and I are Australian PRs living here since 2 years. My wife gave birth to our baby in June this year and we applied for her PR (Child 101) from India on 25th Sep (via VFS). Since I was planning to bring them to Australia during Jan 2019, I applied for the visitor Visa on...
  8. Life in Australia
    Challenges Faced As a Newly Arrived Migrant in Australia Migrating to a new country and starting life all over again is never easy and each migrant will have a unique set of conditions which in turn will create specific challenges. Most of us (by us, I am referring to migrants who have moved...
  9. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Starting this thread for everyone who submitted their ACS assessment in October 2018. I have submitted my ACS assessment in 8th OCT 2018. I will be writing PTE once more within 2 weeks to the full 20 points :fingerscrossed...
  10. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi guys, I am applying for skill assessment from Engineers Australia. I graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a full-time Civil Engineering Degree. So I can apply under Washington Accord to get my skill assessed. My questions: 1. Is it possible to still get work assessed under the...
  11. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    This thread is to discuss the timelines for Australian citizenship. Any questions in filling up your form or delays, feel free to discuss here. :ranger: :juggle: :plane:
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello, I had done my skill assessment on ANZSCO 261312 last year. Now I am looking to go for TSS sponsorship visa form a company I am currently working. They had nominated me in ANZSCO 261313 which had similar requirements. We identified this in earlier lodgement process and applied to change...
  13. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, 1.I did my ACS skills assessment on 2016 July and it got expired on 2018-July,and then, I submitted my second skills evaluation application on last week, and it says its with the accessor now. My question is will it take 40-60 days to process (like fresh applications) or is there any...
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi guys, I was checking EOI eligibility on homeaffairs.gov.au and The website says:- "You might not be eligible to apply for this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia." I am confused if this is for Australian visa or Any visa as I applied for a tourist...
  15. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    HI, I am software engineer and have 65 points. My wife is a teacher. Can i get 5 points of her assessment and ilets score? OR spouse should be of same profession, then i only get 5 points?
  16. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello, I live in Australia and have applied for my Indian friend (Studying in Germany) VISA 600 through online immi account on 6th July'18. The status still shows as Received and I am worried how long will it take to process. Also, I created my own immi account and filed the application for...
  17. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello, I am an Indian citizen, age 28. I want to move to Australia through getting a PR. Below are my qualifications and work experiences: Graduation in engineering (completed in 2012) Worked in IT sector (July 2012 to March 2014) (20 months) Worked in banking (Dec 2014 to February 2016) (13...
  18. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    :car::car::car::car::car::car::car::car::car::car::car::car::car::car::car::car: An important aspect to take care during migration is having a driving license:car:, it is an essential criterion for few jobs, however, it is good to have it, sooner or later it becomes a necessity. The criteria...
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I have a query with respect to additional 5 points for partner skills. My spouse is the primary applicant and has 261312 – developer programmer occupation and falls under MLTSSL. My occupation is 263211 – Quality Assurance Engineer and falls under STSOL. Is my spouse eligible for additional 5...
  20. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello Everyone!! I need some expert advise for my possible chance to qualify ACS assessment. Here's my scenario: *I am in 25-32 age list. *I graduated from BD in B.sc in Electronics and Electrical Engineering on August, 2013. *I have IELTS score of 7 (each modules) *I have work experience as...
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