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  1. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello everyone, My name is Sujith and I am very new to this forum, so please excuse me if I have posted this in the wrong thread. I have been recently invited to apply for the Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) under the occupation "Mechanical Engineer - 233512". I completed my Migration...
  2. 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...
  3. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    More people are leaving New Zealand, with the latest official figures showing that annual net migration was down 8,800 to 63,300 in the 12 months to August 2018, the lowest for the month since 2015. Net migration is continuing to ease from the record high of 72,400 in the year ended July 2017...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi guys, I just read this website saying that under “Other Engineer Professionals” seem to require 80 points as a cut off points. I am a Chartered*Civil Engineer*working and living in Hong Kong. Originally, from Sri Lanka, I am also a permanent resident of Hong Kong.* * I was interested in...
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello everyone! With my wife we are planning to migrate to Australia during the upcoming months. Our plan is to go live in South Australia to study there for a year and after that we should have enough points to apply for the temporary visa 489. After that and having lived for 2 more years in...
  6. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I am Australian citizen ,my brother wants to migrate to Australia he is university lecturer overseas (he is graduated as maritime engineer ,he done his master degree in mechanical engineering ,he is currently employed full time permanently in one of the schools of engineering overseas ) 1)any...
  7. Articles: Europe
    Fewer people are moving to live in the UK and more people from European Union countries are leaving, new official figures show. There’s been a fall in net migration overall, after a recent peak, and more EU citizens who live and work in the UK are applying to become British citizens. The...
  8. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello, I have bEngg in electronics and telecom (3yrs) + 3yrs Diploma engg Worked as Application Developer for 1.5 yrs Did my masters from USA - Masters information systems - 2yrs Then working as Application developer from 2.5 yrs. My masters degree is a 100% Match with ICT Business Analyst. I...
  9. Life in Australia
    Hey Guys, As an active member (sorta) on Expat forum and a future migrant to Australia, I have been reading posts on this forum for quite a while now. There have been numerous posts on everything from immigration, job hunts, accommodation, schooling, etc. This website is the best!! However...
  10. Articles: Europe
    Fewer people are moving to the UK to work with the most up to date figures showing that 275,000 did so in 2016, down 33,000 from the previous year. The data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) also shows that the majority, some 180,000 people, had a definite job, similar to 2015, but...
  11. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Friends, I'm trying to gauge the timelines post the visa grant. How soon should one be physically present in AU once all visa steps are complete ? What would be the total duration within which one applicant should move to AU? -Safath
  12. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hello All - Am an American whose been living and working in America, London and Prague the past several years ... However back in 2002-2006 I lived and worked in AKL, NZ - and am now giving serious thought to returning down under as there's just so many wonderful things that I miss about NZ, I...
  13. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi there, I have applied for Migration Skill Assessment and got the email from assessor that my UK degree is not accredited. They have asked to apply through the CDR (Competency demonstration report). Once I submit my CDR and pay the necessary fees then I will be able to get refund for my...
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello All I recently graduated from UWA with Masters of Human rEsource and Employment Relations. I took a tentative free assessment to see my possibility for immigration. Category : HR Occupation : i selected ICT trainer. Work experience: 0 I passed state sponsorship for 190 : i got marks...
  15. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    It is the time of year when would be expats look to the year ahead and dream of realising a move to a new country, with New Zealand likely to be one of the most popular countries under consideration. The latest official data shows that once again the number of people arriving in New Zealand...
  16. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    PTE Date - 21st July 2016 PTE Score - overall 20 Skill chosen - External audit Skill Submission for migration assessment - 1st August 2016 Assessment received - 15th August 2016 EOI lodged - 29th August 2016 Visa application lodged - 20th October 2016 Medical Examination - 27th October 2016...
  17. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I spoke to the CPA they said to check with the IPA whether doing the foundation course from the CPA would be acceptable as additional study by the IPA. If anyone has had a similar experience please let me know. If you have take additional study to complete a core knowledge area (where and how...
  18. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, At the moment I have 5 years of employment experience in the related area of skilled migration (computer science). But in the skill assessment following line is stated. "The following employment after September 2013 is considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled level and...
  19. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    More New Zealanders are returning to the country after living overseas and fewer are leaving than in recent years, the latest statistics show. Overall there was a record net gain of 71,900 New Zealand migrants in the year to May 2016, but this was partly offset by a smaller than usual net loss...
  20. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Dear Members, Can I get some help and advise from all of you please. I am from India & I have submitted my Skills Assessment to ACS and paid 500 AUD vis Bank Transfer. I have attached the Payment Proof as well. My Queries as below : 1. By when can I expect the response from ACS. What will be...
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