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Hello,

I am new here and a quick search revealed no earlier thread related to my query.Hence I post a new one.

I am an IT professional with masters in a non-IT subject.I have 5 years of IT experience - 1 year short of ACS/Immig requirement to apply for PR in Australia.(Immig stipulates 6 years for IT professionals without a major in IT)

I recently got married and my spouse has relevant experience and qualifications to apply for skilled migration as an IT professional.If we apply for perm residence , will she able to include me as an dependant in the application?Further will I be allowed to work full time in Australia?Do I automatically get permission to work for any IT company in Aus or should I get my skills assessed by ACS before making the application for PR?
 

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Yes, you will be included on the main application as a spouse and therefore will get PR too and will be able to work full time with the company of your choice.

If you are a secondary applicant, you will not need to do a skills assessment, only your wife.

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the ACS assessment has nothing to do with jobs in australia, it is solely for visa purpose. Both partners can get skill assessment done only when they are short of points. That way one can cover up for the point one is short of.

dont forget getting your marriage registered, it is important.
 

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Hello,

I am new here and a quick search revealed no earlier thread related to my query.Hence I post a new one.

I am an IT professional with masters in a non-IT subject.I have 5 years of IT experience - 1 year short of ACS/Immig requirement to apply for PR in Australia.(Immig stipulates 6 years for IT professionals without a major in IT)

I recently got married and my spouse has relevant experience and qualifications to apply for skilled migration as an IT professional.If we apply for perm residence , will she able to include me as an dependant in the application?Further will I be allowed to work full time in Australia?Do I automatically get permission to work for any IT company in Aus or should I get my skills assessed by ACS before making the application for PR?
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You will be allowed to work fulltime even if you are dependent on your PR application, but please make sure you will be able to work as Software professional without ACS assessment. As far as know most of the top level employers ( Non-IT ) prefers you should have your qualification assessed by any of Australian assessment board like Engineers Australia.

One of my friends, migrated to Perth year ago on dependent visa, finding it difficult to work as an engineer just because his degree was not recognized by EA. But never mind , it can be done anytime you like , either from India or in Australia

I would suggest, take the clear cut info from some of our forum members ( Like Ashis ) who are in Australia and working in IT

Wish you good luck
 

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HI

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do it other way round.....let your wife be primary applicant & you be secondary applicant. she can go ahead to get her skills assessed.
this situation would not affect either of you in any ways once you reach australia.
cheers

Hello,

I am new here and a quick search revealed no earlier thread related to my query.Hence I post a new one.

I am an IT professional with masters in a non-IT subject.I have 5 years of IT experience - 1 year short of ACS/Immig requirement to apply for PR in Australia.(Immig stipulates 6 years for IT professionals without a major in IT)

I recently got married and my spouse has relevant experience and qualifications to apply for skilled migration as an IT professional.If we apply for perm residence , will she able to include me as an dependant in the application?Further will I be allowed to work full time in Australia?Do I automatically get permission to work for any IT company in Aus or should I get my skills assessed by ACS before making the application for PR?
 

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Thank you all very much for your responses.

I am already in difficulty as immig has removed MODL :(

This is regarding the proofs needed to submit for 10 points for "Specific work experience" while making the PR application.

I think no way mine or my wife's employers would issue certificates certificates stating,

"ou must provide evidence of your specific work experience. This could include employment references and duty statements covering the required period. Please note that employment references must:

be written on the official letterhead of the company or government department providing the reference
indicate clearly on the letterhead, the full address of the company, any telephone and fax numbers, and email and website addresses
have the name and position of the person authorised to sign the employment reference typed or stamped below that person's signature. A reference with an illegible signature will not be accepted
include the direct contact number of the person writing the reference
indicate the exact period of employment, including:
whether permanent or temporary
full or part time
the main five duties undertaken
the salary earned
include a payslip from your current employment; this is especially important for applicants working in government departments.
position/s held"

What can be done in this case?Is there no way out that I can get this 10 points?
 

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Hi,

It is generally true that Indian companies wont specify such finer details on company letter heads.

In that case, you have the following option to go with:
1) FIrst, get a letter from your company which states that you are an employee of the company, since when, your current designation.
2) You can go for a statuatory declaration(in the presence of a Notary) which mentions your roles, duties, responsibilities at the current company and if applicable, any previous companies too.
You should also mention that you are providing this because the company cant issue such a detailed letter.
3) Along with the above 2, take at least one reference letter from your colleagues/ex-colleagues at current employer/previous employer.

Cheers
Subbaram.

Thank you all very much for your responses.

I am already in difficulty as immig has removed MODL :(

This is regarding the proofs needed to submit for 10 points for "Specific work experience" while making the PR application.

I think no way mine or my wife's employers would issue certificates certificates stating,

"ou must provide evidence of your specific work experience. This could include employment references and duty statements covering the required period. Please note that employment references must:

be written on the official letterhead of the company or government department providing the reference
indicate clearly on the letterhead, the full address of the company, any telephone and fax numbers, and email and website addresses
have the name and position of the person authorised to sign the employment reference typed or stamped below that person's signature. A reference with an illegible signature will not be accepted
include the direct contact number of the person writing the reference
indicate the exact period of employment, including:
whether permanent or temporary
full or part time
the main five duties undertaken
the salary earned
include a payslip from your current employment; this is especially important for applicants working in government departments.
position/s held"

What can be done in this case?Is there no way out that I can get this 10 points?
 

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thanks subbaram.that was useful.

i can go for the statuatory declaration with an Indian notary right on indian stamp papers?

thanks again.
 

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Yes, you can get it done on Indian stamp paper. Get in touch with a Notary.
Meanwhile, you can search this forum for a model Statuatory Declation form.

Cheers,
Subbaram.

thanks subbaram.that was useful.

i can go for the statuatory declaration with an Indian notary right on indian stamp papers?

thanks again.
 

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Hi,

Are statuatory declarations sufficient to obtain "2231-79 - Computing Professional – specialising in C++/C#/C" so that I can use CSL for priority processing.

Is someone able to tell me the format for obtaining assesmenst for "2231-79 - Computing Professional – specialising in C++/C#/C"....bcoz I read elsewhere in the forum inspite of clearly specifying skills ACS classifies under diff category not in CSL.

Any help!

Thanks.
 

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Also please tell me is it wise to wait until mid 2010 when DIAC come up with new SOL or go ahead with applying for PR now?

Will the new rules apply even if I make my application say within the next 2 months ie before mid 2010?

Thanks.
 
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