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Hi All

I have a query,

Can a family member living in NSW Sydney sponsor you for 176 class?

My agent told me family members living in Sydney cannot sponsor anyone.:confused:

I checked the DIAC website and for 475 Regional subclass, I see that only family members living in designated NSW area etc can sponsor you.

However, for class 176 I dont see any such limitation on their website, but my agent insists it is so.

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http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/176/eligibility-state-terr-rel-spon-02.htm

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/475/eligibility-state-terr-rel-spon-02.htm

Can any seniors confirm the same?
 
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Sack your agent. But having a family sponsor wont actually help you much other than create more paperwork you would be much better off with state sponsored.
 

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Hi Shel,

Glad to know Im not the only one feeling that way about the agent :D

I know SS is my best bet and I ve already applied. This is more of a backup plan, if my SS gets rejected as my job code is only open in Vic and NT. Vic I ve already applied to, and NT well takes 6 months or so.

Family SS wont get me any points but at-least I'll meet the minimum requirement for applying 176 as my Occupation is on the SOL 1-2, and I need one of these sponsorships.

Im seriously considering it because after July 1 2012 as per the new skillselect program there is no Permanent visa class for family sponsorship, only temp visa class....and frankly speaking I dont want to be a temp for 3 years then look for employer sponsorships and then apply for PR as per DIACs new rules in the far future...

What say?
 
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