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Hi,

I'm getting a bit confused as to which was to go with my visa application.

My original intention was to go for a Partner visa because a 175 Skills visa was going to take 18 months.

My partner was an Australian citizen. She gave up her citizenship when she returned to the UK. It was a specific requirement for her job. She has recently applied to resume her citizenship from the Immigration department (form 132).

Having spoken to an immigration specialist in Oz, they have advised me that my job is on the WA state sponsored list and I should go for a 176 visa and not either of the others. The 176 visa should take less than 6 months (so I was told) and I would have permanent residency in WA from day one. I've no intention of going to another state so I'm not too bothered about being restricted to WA.

Any advise would be greatfully received.

Coastie.
 

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i think it will be best u initiate the 176 by acquiring all the pre-application documents now while waiting for ur partner's citizenship re-application..
remember u cant apply for the 176 until u've cleared skilled assessment and gotten a WA state sponsorship
 

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Hi,

I'm getting a bit confused as to which was to go with my visa application.

My original intention was to go for a Partner visa because a 175 Skills visa was going to take 18 months.

My partner was an Australian citizen. She gave up her citizenship when she returned to the UK. It was a specific requirement for her job. She has recently applied to resume her citizenship from the Immigration department (form 132).

Having spoken to an immigration specialist in Oz, they have advised me that my job is on the WA state sponsored list and I should go for a 176 visa and not either of the others. The 176 visa should take less than 6 months (so I was told) and I would have permanent residency in WA from day one. I've no intention of going to another state so I'm not too bothered about being restricted to WA.

Any advise would be greatfully received.

Coastie.
In that case go ahead with WA, infact 176 State sponsored takes a maximum of 2 months these days. 175 maximum 6 months with current processing speed, you can also apply for that if u don't mind waiting 6 months, more freedom to work all over australia.
 

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Many thanks for your replies.

I guess it would be easier going for 176 and quicker. I'm a chartered engineer so hopefully the skills assessment should be okay.

Thanks again!

Coastie.
 
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