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Greetings.

I will be beginning my application for Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and will be including my spouse and 6 yr old. I will be the primary applicant.

My spouse is a Medical practitioner in India (specialist in pediatrics) and considering we will both get the PR under 190, I had few questions

1. Do I need to wait to know which state will sponsor me during EOI before my spouse starts her processing towards obtaining Australian registration to practice/work?

2. What is the process for an overseas doctor to apply, obtain registration and work in Australia as a Specialist?

3. Are there any state specific restrictions to employing overseas doctors or is the process the same for all states in Australia?


Would be very helpful if there have been similar experiences form members in the forum and can be shared.

Thanks & regards,
 

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Thank You for your reply and links

I read in the immigration site the following

"For immigration purposes, doctors seeking permanent residency in Australia must hold full medical registration. The department will accept one of the following certificates issued by the State or Territory Medical Board as evidence of full registration:....."

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1. Should my spouse need to be first holding a full medical registration from Australia before I begin my application for 190?

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2. Can I and my spouse obtain PR under 190 and then she can work towards obtaining medical registration in the sponsored state?

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If you are the main applicant and do not want to claim spouse points she does not need to register until she wishes to work in Australia.
 

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ok.

So what you say is that I can still go ahead and obtain 190 PR for myself and spouse (without spouse points) and once I know which state accepts my EOI and sponsors, my wife can then begin the process towards identifying provider networks in that state/city to obtain registration and practice.

But if I need spouse points, my wife has to necessarily be registered by Australia Medical board.

The first option will allow me and family to immigrate earlier than the second...

Am I correct in my above interpretation?

Had another follow question.....

Will holding a PR earlier provide any advantage to my spouse to her obtaining medical registration and a job position in a hospital sooner?
 

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Hi arian1272,
I am a Software Professional and my wife is a doctor. I am from Bangalore. I am also planning to apply for PR. she fall under general practitioner category. can you share your number or call me REMOVED BY MODERATOR for further discussion.

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Shahab
 
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