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Hi All,

I have been granted 186 DE just today, thankfully, and finally.

I have been posting questions and reading a lot of posts related to 186 DE visa, and I wanted to share some info and clear out some misconceptions (from my experience).

First, my time line is as follows:

Nomination Submitted: 28 Sept 20
Nomination Approved: 21 Oct 20
PR Application Submitted: 15 Dec 2020 (I needed to delay few months to get 3 years of total exp)
Medical: 22 Dec 2020
Medical Cleared: 11 Jan 2021
Additional info requested: 20 Jan 2021
Direct Granted: 19 Feb 2021

My occupation is Software Engineer (ANZSCO 261313), and my Assessing authority was ACS.
Now, the main point that I wanted to clear, is that my experience is less than 3 years after ACS deducted 2 years of experience.

Here's the breakdown of my experience:

  • 9 Months of full-time work as a Software engineer in the UAE
  • 10 Months of part-time work as a Software engineer remotely working in Australia, with a company in the UAE (this was considered as 5 months full-time)
  • 2 Years of full-time Software engineering with a company in Australia

So in total, I have around 3 years of post-qualification experience, and ACS deduction DID NOT cause any issue in my case.

Now I'm only sharing my experience, and I'm not sure if this will be the case with everyone.
But I sure hope this clears out the experience bit, because I was reading countless times that the experience is post-deduction. It is NOT, it is POST-QUALIFICATION (at least in my experience).

Wish everyone a good luck.

OxygenThief
 

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Hi All,

I have been granted 186 DE just today, thankfully, and finally.

I have been posting questions and reading a lot of posts related to 186 DE visa, and I wanted to share some info and clear out some misconceptions (from my experience).

First, my time line is as follows:

Nomination Submitted: 28 Sept 20
Nomination Approved: 21 Oct 20
PR Application Submitted: 15 Dec 2020 (I needed to delay few months to get 3 years of total exp)
Medical: 22 Dec 2020
Medical Cleared: 11 Jan 2021
Additional info requested: 20 Jan 2021
Direct Granted: 19 Feb 2021

My occupation is Software Engineer (ANZSCO 261313), and my Assessing authority was ACS.
Now, the main point that I wanted to clear, is that my experience is less than 3 years after ACS deducted 2 years of experience.

Here's the breakdown of my experience:

  • 9 Months of full-time work as a Software engineer in the UAE
  • 10 Months of part-time work as a Software engineer remotely working in Australia, with a company in the UAE (this was considered as 5 months full-time)
  • 2 Years of full-time Software engineering with a company in Australia

So in total, I have around 3 years of post-qualification experience, and ACS deduction DID NOT cause any issue in my case.

Now I'm only sharing my experience, and I'm not sure if this will be the case with everyone.
But I sure hope this clears out the experience bit, because I was reading countless times that the experience is post-deduction. It is NOT, it is POST-QUALIFICATION (at least in my experience).

Wish everyone a good luck.

OxygenThief
what additional information was requested?, Did you attach Form80 to your application?

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what additional information was requested?, Did you attach Form80 to your application?

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Hi, mainly Pay Evidence relating to my work experience to confirm 3 years of work experience on a FT or PT Pro Rata basis:
  • PAYG payment summaries
  • employment contracts
  • pay slips
  • tax returns
  • superannuation information
  • Updated reference letters
  • Complete Form 80
 

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Hi, mainly Pay Evidence relating to my work experience to confirm 3 years of work experience on a FT or PT Pro Rata basis:
  • PAYG payment summaries
  • employment contracts
  • pay slips
  • tax returns
  • superannuation information
  • Updated reference letters
  • Complete Form 80
Hi, when did you submitted the “additional info requested”? Is it on the same day?
 

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Hi All,

I have been granted 186 DE just today, thankfully, and finally.

I have been posting questions and reading a lot of posts related to 186 DE visa, and I wanted to share some info and clear out some misconceptions (from my experience).

First, my time line is as follows:

Nomination Submitted: 28 Sept 20
Nomination Approved: 21 Oct 20
PR Application Submitted: 15 Dec 2020 (I needed to delay few months to get 3 years of total exp)
Medical: 22 Dec 2020
Medical Cleared: 11 Jan 2021
Additional info requested: 20 Jan 2021
Direct Granted: 19 Feb 2021

My occupation is Software Engineer (ANZSCO 261313), and my Assessing authority was ACS.
Now, the main point that I wanted to clear, is that my experience is less than 3 years after ACS deducted 2 years of experience.

Here's the breakdown of my experience:

  • 9 Months of full-time work as a Software engineer in the UAE
  • 10 Months of part-time work as a Software engineer remotely working in Australia, with a company in the UAE (this was considered as 5 months full-time)
  • 2 Years of full-time Software engineering with a company in Australia

So in total, I have around 3 years of post-qualification experience, and ACS deduction DID NOT cause any issue in my case.

Now I'm only sharing my experience, and I'm not sure if this will be the case with everyone.
But I sure hope this clears out the experience bit, because I was reading countless times that the experience is post-deduction. It is NOT, it is POST-QUALIFICATION (at least in my experience).

Wish everyone a good luck.

OxygenThief
Congrats... OxygenThief...

I got a small confusion based on timelines you have stated above...!!

As you quoted "I needed to delay few months to get 3 years of total exp" does that mean we can submit the Nomination before getting 3 years of work experience?
 

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Congrats... OxygenThief...

I got a small confusion based on timelines you have stated above...!!

As you quoted "I needed to delay few months to get 3 years of total exp" does that mean we can submit the Nomination before getting 3 years of work experience?
Hello and thanks,
So the application has two parts, sponsor nomination, and then your PR application.

I did the nomination first, got that approved, and then waited for few months to reach the required years of experience, then submitted the PR application.

Hope this clears your confusion.
 

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Hello and thanks,
So the application has two parts, sponsor nomination, and then your PR application.

I did the nomination first, got that approved, and then waited for few months to reach the required years of experience, then submitted the PR application.

Hope this clears your confusion.
Thanks OxygenThief.... now it's clear:)
 

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Hi OxygenThief,
Could you provide more info on the nomination part? Could you briefly list documents required for that?
I know this is employer's part in the process. Just curious.
Thank you.
 

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Hey OxygenThief,
What payments evidences did you provide for your employment?
Thank you.
 

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Hi 👋
Congratulations for your 186 DE grant and thank for descriptive update.
My question is if current employer is our sponsor, then market testing is required? What happened in your case?
Your answer will be appreciated.!
Many thanks.
 

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Hi OxygenThief,
Could you provide more info on the nomination part? Could you briefly list documents required for that?
I know this is employer's part in the process. Just curious.
Thank you.
I am actually not too sure about the exact documents, since the employer did the part and document-sharing on a web-portal with the migration agent, so I wasn't exposed to everything. I can find a couple in the emails, but not sure if that'll help.
 

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Hi 👋
Congratulations for your 186 DE grant and thank for descriptive update.
My question is if current employer is our sponsor, then market testing is required? What happened in your case?
Your answer will be appreciated.!
Many thanks.
Thanks,

Yeah market testing is required, my sponsor had to publish a job ad on Seek/Indeed and similar websites, and it was supposed to get no applicants applying to proof that the Job is unique and that I was highly specialised for it etc..

Hope that helps.
 

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Hi All,

I have been granted 186 DE just today, thankfully, and finally.

I have been posting questions and reading a lot of posts related to 186 DE visa, and I wanted to share some info and clear out some misconceptions (from my experience).

First, my time line is as follows:

Nomination Submitted: 28 Sept 20
Nomination Approved: 21 Oct 20
PR Application Submitted: 15 Dec 2020 (I needed to delay few months to get 3 years of total exp)
Medical: 22 Dec 2020
Medical Cleared: 11 Jan 2021
Additional info requested: 20 Jan 2021
Direct Granted: 19 Feb 2021

My occupation is Software Engineer (ANZSCO 261313), and my Assessing authority was ACS.
Now, the main point that I wanted to clear, is that my experience is less than 3 years after ACS deducted 2 years of experience.

Here's the breakdown of my experience:

  • 9 Months of full-time work as a Software engineer in the UAE
  • 10 Months of part-time work as a Software engineer remotely working in Australia, with a company in the UAE (this was considered as 5 months full-time)
  • 2 Years of full-time Software engineering with a company in Australia

So in total, I have around 3 years of post-qualification experience, and ACS deduction DID NOT cause any issue in my case.

Now I'm only sharing my experience, and I'm not sure if this will be the case with everyone.
But I sure hope this clears out the experience bit, because I was reading countless times that the experience is post-deduction. It is NOT, it is POST-QUALIFICATION (at least in my experience).

Wish everyone a good luck.

OxygenThief
I can back this up. I was granted my 186 DE (direct grant, no CO contact) with 3.5 years of experience post-qualification. ACS deducted 2 years leaving 1.5 years of experience as "relevant experience". The department needs to provide clarification regarding relevant and skilled experience. My occupation is Developer Programmer.

Timeline:

Nomination Submitted: 12 Mar 21
Visa Application Submitted: 12 Mar 21
Nomination Approved: 15 Mar 21
Medical: 22 Mar 21
Medical Cleared: 23 Mar 2021
Direct Grant: 30 Mar 2021

Fairly quick grant.
 

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I can back this up. I was granted my 186 DE (direct grant, no CO contact) with 3.5 years of experience post-qualification. ACS deducted 2 years leaving 1.5 years of experience as "relevant experience". The department needs to provide clarification regarding relevant and skilled experience. My occupation is Developer Programmer.

Timeline:

Nomination Submitted: 12 Mar 21
Visa Application Submitted: 12 Mar 21
Nomination Approved: 15 Mar 21
Medical: 22 Mar 21
Medical Cleared: 23 Mar 2021
Direct Grant: 30 Mar 2021

Fairly quick grant.
congratulations on your grant.

may I ask one question?
Have you done labour market testing in your case?
thanks in advance for yourhelp
 
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