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Hello all,

Sorry for the dumb question, I m applying for 176 or 175 visa, depending on the state approval getting on time. However I m not yet sure about Priority Group category I fall on. Applying for 261313 (S/W Eng , NSW and VIC or else 175). Please share me the link for getting info on Priority Groups, so that I can determine my priority group category.

I have referred following link -
Allocation Dates for General Skilled Migration Applications

but not sure about my job whether it falls in priority group 1 or not. Please help.

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Hello all,

Sorry for the dumb question, I m applying for 176 or 175 visa, depending on the state approval getting on time. However I m not yet sure about Priority Group category I fall on. Applying for 261313 (S/W Eng , NSW and VIC or else 175). Please share me the link for getting info on Priority Groups, so that I can determine my priority group category.

I have referred following link -
Allocation Dates for General Skilled Migration Applications

but not sure about my job whether it falls in priority group 1 or not. Please help.

Thanks.
If you apply through 175 .. you would fall into priority 4 category as your occupation is listed in SOL and if applied 176 (after getting sponsorship) , you would be in priority 3.

Now the estimated time for processing of visa according to the following site :-

Client Service Charter

is 18 months for Priority 4 and 24 months for priority 3 ( High risk NON ETA countries like India)

Now , everybody in the forum is going towards 176 as it seems to be approved soon, but it has to be clearly understood , that with 176 , one has a restriction on work permit.

If you are sure that , you would be getting a job in NSW or VIC and would be settling in these states... you should be going ahead with 176 or I feel 175 is the best .. though it takes time .. but worth the wait .. I guess.

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Mansin
 

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If you apply through 175 .. you would fall into priority 4 category as your occupation is listed in SOL and if applied 176 (after getting sponsorship) , you would be in priority 3.

Now the estimated time for processing of visa according to the following site :-

Client Service Charter

is 18 months for Priority 4 and 24 months for priority 3 ( High risk NON ETA countries like India)

Now , everybody in the forum is going towards 176 as it seems to be approved soon, but it has to be clearly understood , that with 176 , one has a restriction on work permit.

If you are sure that , you would be getting a job in NSW or VIC and would be settling in these states... you should be going ahead with 176 or I feel 175 is the best .. though it takes time .. but worth the wait .. I guess.

Regards
Mansin
Thanks so much mansin for your detailed response.
I m little confused, as you said that I shoudl apply for 176 visa as it is getting approved faster than 175. Because of your above statement colored in Pink.

As per this statement priority 3 will take 24 months and if I go for SS then I will fall under Priority 3 category, am I understanding it correctly? Please advise.
 

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Thanks so much mansin for your detailed response.
I m little confused, as you said that I shoudl apply for 176 visa as it is getting approved faster than 175. Because of your above statement colored in Pink.

As per this statement priority 3 will take 24 months and if I go for SS then I will fall under Priority 3 category, am I understanding it correctly? Please advise.
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Now thats , where I too have a confusion and that's why .. I had mentioned that .. people in this forum are saying 176 gets approved faster .. I personally feel , that if there is going to be some thing like a 6 months or 8 months difference in processing .. It hardly matters....

In my case , I have been talking with agents and also researching on net and I feel that the requirements for my technical skill set is more in NSW - Sydney (for which I am not eligible to apply as I have opted for a systems analyst code) , so it would be good if I move with 175 , as it would give me freedom hunt for jobs.

Since , It is evident , that the initial phase of moving to AUS , would not be such an easy walk, as the recruiters would play with us by negotiating our salaries and giving us excuses in terms of Aus local experience and on top of that, if we are having some restrictions on the visa ... It is a win win situation for them...

It is only my opinion...

Actually , I am also sailing in the same boat ... Got all the things done .. waiting for for VIC SS results .. but in between ... making my mind for 175... After careful thoughts... :)
 
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