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Hi,

I am a newbie here. But, got lots of thumbs up to seek for the right advice at this place.

I am on process to apply for immigration to Australia for myself and family (Me, My wife, and two kids) as an expat living in UAE/Abu Dhabi. As a computer (IT) expert I've received my ACS (Australian Computer Society) assessment which is approving for me the 8 years of experience and my masters certificate.

In addition, I got an average of 7.5 in IELTS (8, 7, 7, 7) as well.

Currently, I am ready to fill my application forms and apply. However, I have the following questions that I need to clarify:

1) I have my mother dependent on me (I am her sponsor); and I want to include her in the application. Is it possible?
Facts:
1.1) Her age: 56
1.2) My father died 12 years ago
1.3) I am the only son (I have another sister, lives in another country)
1.4) I am her sponsor in UAE (her visa is issued against my residency)
1.5) I have an official attested letter form local courts that I am the only sponsor for my mother (issued back to 2006)
1.6) She has already an active comprehensive health insurance (and she can pass medical tests)


2) Does my wife require to have IELTS exam? what score is required? Is there a possibility to waive and get over the English requirements for her?
Facts:
2.1) Her age: 27
2.2) She holds a higher diploma certificate in double major Business/IT (Attested and certified from the local higher ministry of education)
2.3 Medium of study was in English Language (I have a letter says that from the college)


Would highly appreciate if someone who is expert would be able to clarify this to me!

Thanks
regards,
O
 

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Yes, you should be able to sponsor your mother under your visa. You may find this link helpful: General Skilled Migration

Your wife and mother will need to take the IELTS exam or prove they have at least a two year diploma taught in English. They need to prove that they have a functional understanding of English (4.5 on all four parts). Otherwise you will be assessed an additional fee for each dependent who is not functionally competent in English. http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/175/eligibility-english-family.htm

You may wish to speak with a registered migration agent to get a better understanding of what will be involved -- usually they will provide consultations for free. As you may be aware, the system will be changing as of 1 July 2012 -- all skilled migration applicants will be required to lodge an Expression of Interest and be selected by DIAC before they are even able to lodge a visa application.
 

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Welcome to the forum....:)

it seems you have everything ready...


1) I have my mother dependent on me (I am her sponsor); and I want to include her in the application. Is it possible?
you can definitely sponsor her considering that you all the paperwork and necessary docs ready...


2) Does my wife require to have IELTS exam? what score is required? Is there a possibility to waive and get over the English requirements for her?
She requires Functional English (4.5 overall) in the General section which is easily achievable. Since her undergrad was in English medium and you have the letter from the college you can keep that letter instead of the IELTS score (I did this myself and it worked)...

So go ahead the file ASAP..
Good Luck
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Hi,

I am a newbie here. But, got lots of thumbs up to seek for the right advice at this place.

I am on process to apply for immigration to Australia for myself and family (Me, My wife, and two kids) as an expat living in UAE/Abu Dhabi. As a computer (IT) expert I've received my ACS (Australian Computer Society) assessment which is approving for me the 8 years of experience and my masters certificate.

In addition, I got an average of 7.5 in IELTS (8, 7, 7, 7) as well.

Currently, I am ready to fill my application forms and apply. However, I have the following questions that I need to clarify:

1) I have my mother dependent on me (I am her sponsor); and I want to include her in the application. Is it possible?
Facts:
1.1) Her age: 56
1.2) My father died 12 years ago
1.3) I am the only son (I have another sister, lives in another country)
1.4) I am her sponsor in UAE (her visa is issued against my residency)
1.5) I have an official attested letter form local courts that I am the only sponsor for my mother (issued back to 2006)
1.6) She has already an active comprehensive health insurance (and she can pass medical tests)


2) Does my wife require to have IELTS exam? what score is required? Is there a possibility to waive and get over the English requirements for her?
Facts:
2.1) Her age: 27
2.2) She holds a higher diploma certificate in double major Business/IT (Attested and certified from the local higher ministry of education)
2.3 Medium of study was in English Language (I have a letter says that from the college)


Would highly appreciate if someone who is expert would be able to clarify this to me!

Thanks
regards,
O
The others covered everything pretty well, but i want to add more regarding your Mother. You have to provide as much evidence as possible to Australia immigration that your mother is fully dependent on you 100%. You said you have a sister, you will also need to provide them evidence as to why your sister cannot take care of your mother. Understand that Australian culture is different, i know you mentioned you are only son, but for them Son or daughter are equal so they have to be convinced that your mother cannot be left behind at all.

Do note that adding parents as a migrating dependent will make it more difficult for you to get a visa, that is why most people usually don't add their parents unless they really have to, those who are successful are usually the only child (no sibling) and 1 parent is deceased. As long as you can provide strong evidence & your mother is in good health, you may be able to get her a permanent residence visa along with you & your wife.
 
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Thanks to all,

I believe things got clarified now ... What do you suggest; apply on my own or shall I hire an immigration consultant?
 
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