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  1. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Guys, I hope you all are well. If we apply for citizenship from Darwin, NT Australia, will there be any chance to get early? https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizenship/citizenship-processing-times The current processing time appears 12 to 14 months. Would be good to know from others who...
  2. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi all, I applied for my PR as a spouse of an SA citizen in March 2018; it's now 3 years later and no response. I called VFS and was told the turnaround time is 12-24 months, but with COVID, it has been extended; they had "no idea" how long people are currently waiting. Is anyone else in a...
  3. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I am in progress of pursuing my Australian PR. I have done my ACS two years ago, when I had one year of Australian experience which accounted to 5 PR points. Now that I have 3 years of Australian experience, can I claim 10 PR points with the existing ACS evaluation (or) should I need to...
  4. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi, I would like to know if i need a valid permit for my PR application, my visitor's visa which endorsed studying in SA is expiring soon, I want to apply for PR on the grounds that I graduated from an SA university with a degree that falls under the critical skills category. DHA has extended...
  5. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Guys, Not sure if any of you have encountered this situation. My wife applied for her permanent parter visa processing in Dec. Since the time frame provided was 18-24 months, we did not check back in her account until recently. However, the status was changed to 'Initial Assessment' and...
  6. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hey there. Relatively new to this process. Just wanted to know what my chances are like for getting a PR with 85 points. My job code is ANZSCO 233211 Civil Engineer. Any and all response will be appreciated. Thanks.
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi all, Just wanted to know if a positive Migration Skill Assessment from Engineers Australia can be used to claim PR points for both work experience AND education or do we need a separate assessment for education?
  8. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi expats, My passport I used for the permanent residency application was expired so I changed for a new one. I used the new passport for the application for citizenship but also upload the expired one with proper description of change. I wonder whether, and if yes, how, I have to get my new...
  9. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, My self Jalak, I have Bachelors degree in IT in india, I have 3.5 years of experience in India as Sr. Wordpress Developer which is Web Developer. Now as per 11th March, 2019 SOL, web developer is removed from 189 and also from 190 SOL list of state NSW & Victoria. So my question is can I...
  10. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi , I am planning to do ACS for my girl friend . We are yet to get married , will be married in 5 months time . But Can she apply ACS now and change her status as married when we apply for EOI because I can do my ACS only after 6 months (due to eligibility issue) which gives 5 partner points ...
  11. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I am from civil engg background.working as software engg for nearly 6 years(5 years 7 months). I have more than 1 year Australia experience starting from apr2017. According to ACS rules it states 6 years of my experience will be deducted. If I apply for ACS after completing 6 years will my...
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I have completed my B.Engg in I.T and have been working on the technology Robotic process automation for the past 2 years. As per my understanding I have gathered the below points for 189 : Age - 30 Qualification - 15 Experience - 0 PTE - 20 -------------------- Total = 65 points...
  13. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi all, I've recently been talking to an immigration consultant regarding permanent residency. She took all my info and we came up with a plan for application. Skip to the bottom to check my questions. This is a little background of what I'm planning so far. I am from England on an IEC...
  14. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    A question for those who have applied for PR from Zimbabwe. Do you know if VFS/SA Embassy returns your passport when applying for PR or not? My sister wants to apply for PR but she might need to travel in the meantime as these things take a long time. Will this be an issue?
  15. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi everyone, I am a little bit confused and need a second opinion. A few facts: 1. I have valid Australian VISA until Oct 2019 (Subclass 485). 2. I will be in India from 13th Dec-7th Jan. 3. I am getting married on 15th December. 4. I have invite for Subclass 189 valid until 10th Jan 2019. 5...
  16. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello Everyone, I received invitation to apply for permanent residency last week and I have submitted the application. I had moved to Australia in Jan 2018 with a student visa. I have few queries: 1. I had applied for a student visa last year and performed medical tests including chest x-ray...
  17. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I got 457 visa in October 2017 and arrived in November 2017. However, since then I have been out of Australia for assignments. Will not staying out of Australia for months impact my chances of getting PR? Highly appreciate your comments on this. Thanks, Pradeep
  18. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    hello i am looking to pursue post graduation in australia and then able to get a pr after completing 2yrs of studying and 2yrs of work. i have completed my graduation in ba hons econimics. so please tell me which course should i pursue so that it will be easier to get a pr. some of consultants...
  19. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hello everyone, My partner and i want to apply for PR with the skilled workers program and i have a few questions about the process. We are both from México, i have a Masters in Family therapy (currently waiting for the papers from SEP) and a bachelors in Psychology. He is in the last year of...
  20. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello experts, I am currently in the process of applying TSS (482) by my employer in Australia. Separately, I have submitted EOI for PR (189 & 190) with 65 & 70 points respectively, on 30 May 2017. I would like to know if there will be any impact on my PR processing if I am on TSS in...
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