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  1. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello Everyone, With the grace of Almighty we (Myself and my wife) have been granted our SI 189. Our initial entry date was May 10,2018. We already made a trip to Melbourne between April 9-15. Now we are planning to migrate permanently on September 19. That will be like 1.5 years from now...
  2. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I had received my and my family PR on state sponsorship(190-visa) from Queensland in Feb 2017 and have an initial entry date of 17 Nov 2017. Due to some personal reasons I can't relocate permanently now. I will be relocating by September 2018. But considering the implications of the initial...
  3. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I just got granted a 189 visa saying "Must make first entry to Australia before 30 May 2017". I flew to Sydney (arrived at around 3pm) on 22nd, stayed for a few hours (ate dinner) and hopped on to the next flight on the same day back to Beijing. I had cleared customs and scanned my...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi My initial entry date is this month but i can nt make it due to some genuine personal reason . , whom shd i approach to get it EXTENDED . or is it EVEN possible to get it EXTENDED ? aNY PHONE NUMBER OR ANYTHING WHERE I CAN CALL ?
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I am planning to travel to Sydney sometime in June, I have been granted a 189 VISA. I have taken up an offer with my parent company, but unfortunately as part of the offer I will have to travel on my own. So the question is for the initial entry is it mandatory to have a return flight ticket...
  6. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Dear All, This thread is created to bring in those who have received the 189 Visa Grants in 2015 and are yet to make initial validation entry in Australia. This thread is intended to help the first timers plan the movement to AU. --abacusguy
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, I have got Skilled visa 175. What I have to do in order to validate a visa? If I go on holidays within Initial Entry Period, what activities/registrations I am suppose to do? Or If I am not going back in near future what activities/procedures/registrations am I suppose to do? Thanks
  8. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello, I need your expert inputs on couple of things I'm struggling to find details on the web: I have a WA SS and "must Make First Entry to Australia Before" mid Jun '14. I'm currently based on the East coast of US and planning to visit Sydney in mid April '14 to validate my visa...
  9. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I got invitiation for 189 and planning to apply for visa. My biggest concern is that I am not planning to relocate to Oz very soon, but I need some time. So question is: 1. What is the required minimum stay in Oz after initial entry date in order to maintain valid status for 189 granted visa...
  10. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello, We have a state sponsored visa (Adelaide) and are planning to travel to Australia for our initial entry. My question is: 1) For a state sponsored visa, is it mandatory for us to visit Adelaide to go through immigration to activate the visa or can we go to any city in Australia (Sydney...
  11. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I have recently been assigned a Case Officer and have submitted the police clearance certificate along with Medical testing. How long should it take the case officer to decide the case and what is the usual time period allowed for Initial Entry after getting the PR Visa?:)
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, i had my medical done on 22-OCT-2012. I recently got a request for PCC. I have an odd question: Is there any way to extend the initial entry date for my visa? I understand that the initial entry is 1 year from the date of the medical. I thought that i could always re submit the...
  13. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I have 475 visa for South Australia. Can I validate it by making an initial entry any where in Australia other than Adelaide which is my regional area. Thanks
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi everyone, Been planning the initial entry from August 2011 and now finally have the plan finalised. - Have resigned from current job. - Confirmed the tickets for flight on 14th Jan 2012: Thai air; cost: 69,500/-; Baggage: 30 Kg; Cabin: 7 Kg. Duration of flight: 15-16 hrs; Arrival...
  15. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    After quitting my work in Bangalore, I decided to spend some quality time with my parents. 2 weeks after, booked an oneway ticket to Melbourne with Singapore Airlines (30K Rs). Booked my short stay at youth hostel @ 30AUD per night. Also arranged for “Skybus” from airport to hostel thr there...
  16. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Should I have entered into the country within a time period? Assume I stay for a month in Australia and find no job, can I return to U.S.A and still retain & renew the PR visa for Australia? Also, can some one please help me with these questions? 1. What is the wait time to get a Skilled PR...
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