[Disclaimer : Looooooooong thread, can surely be boring at places. Information accuracy nowhere proclaimed and all are just an individual's personal experience]
Hi All Fellow Expatriates
This thread is what we call in this forum as “yet-another-grant-story”! However, I want to make it a bit different. I understand that an inspirational story certainly boosts morale of the
wishing expats but to me as an individual, bullet points on steps to be done always helped more than emotional write-ups. Pardon me as in that light this is not at all a story rather just
a depiction of what I did throughout the journey for my PR.
Little background first - I am an ICT professional from India with 10 years of experience and I am the only applicant. My ANZSCO code is 2613111 (Analyst Programmer). My skill assessment
was done by ACS. Therefore, this thread will be more relevant to the people from Indian IT field. However, I believe in overall it can help at least in some way to all the expats browsing this
Due to post size limitation, the whole content is broken into 7 parts as follows:
1. How did I initiate the process?
2. Why no Agent?
3. IELTS preparation and study materials
4. ACS skill assessment document preparation
5. EOI submission (189 and 190 for Vic SS)
6. Invitation and Visa application process with document list
7. PCC and Medicals
Furthermore, this post assumes that reader is familiar with the basic steps that need to be done for Australian PR visa. Primary intention of this post is not to educate that PR process
rather to highlight the minute steps at each stage of the application.