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Apologies in advance as I know this question has been asked hundreds of times but I just thought slightly different circumstances might affect people's opinions.

Should I apply for a 175 or 176 (WA SS)?

175 pros: Ok I have full points without SS and my occupation is on schedule 1 of SOL.

176: I definitely want to remain in WA only so no need for Australia wide 175. I really want this visa ASAP. However the quota for my occupation on WA list has been filled so it will be an off list nomination.

I really really want to get this application in before July changes. I have ielts 8.5 and have sent away for skills assessment, due to be granted (if found positive) on 1st June (going by other people's timelines). So it'll be tight for time to get the application in on time before July changes, let's just hope they don't stop taking applications in June!

Wanted to apply for 176 and have it through as soon as possible but now that occupation quota has been filled I'm not sure what to do. Will off list 176 be much longer than normal 176? Should I just go with 175?

Also I don't quite understand about priority 3/ priority 4 applications, could someone give me a quick rundown on what this means?

Sorry for all the questions- thanks!
 

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Ok I've found the answer to my question about priorities, understand that now.

Anyone any opinions on 175/176 or any experiences of going for off list nomination?
 

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Apologies in advance as I know this question has been asked hundreds of times but I just thought slightly different circumstances might affect people's opinions.

Should I apply for a 175 or 176 (WA SS)?

175 pros: Ok I have full points without SS and my occupation is on schedule 1 of SOL.

176: I definitely want to remain in WA only so no need for Australia wide 175. I really want this visa ASAP. However the quota for my occupation on WA list has been filled so it will be an off list nomination.

I really really want to get this application in before July changes. I have ielts 8.5 and have sent away for skills assessment, due to be granted (if found positive) on 1st June (going by other people's timelines). So it'll be tight for time to get the application in on time before July changes, let's just hope they don't stop taking applications in June!

Wanted to apply for 176 and have it through as soon as possible but now that occupation quota has been filled I'm not sure what to do. Will off list 176 be much longer than normal 176? Should I just go with 175?

Also I don't quite understand about priority 3/ priority 4 applications, could someone give me a quick rundown on what this means?

Sorry for all the questions- thanks!
Hi IrishAussie,

Well since your occupation is now off list on WA, you have to look at other options. Did you check if other states have your occupation? You can apply to another state, and leave after 2 years to WA. Applying for 176 State sponsored visa will get you a PR within 4 weeks.

If not, then you'll have to go with 175, Time is short, big changes coming in July which will pretty much shutdown immigration door for the majority, so do your research based on your circumstances and act accordingly.

hope this helps and good luck !
 

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Hi IrishAussie,

Well since your occupation is now off list on WA, you have to look at other options. Did you check if other states have your occupation? You can apply to another state, and leave after 2 years to WA. Applying for 176 State sponsored visa will get you a PR within 4 weeks.

If not, then you'll have to go with 175, Time is short, big changes coming in July which will pretty much shutdown immigration door for the majority, so do your research based on your circumstances and act accordingly.

hope this helps and good luck !

Sorry IrishAussie to ask different question here, but since JBY mentioned applying in 176 visa will get you PR in 4 weeks, I am wondering how much time it takes to get PR for people with 175 visa?

Also if someone can throw light on amount of funds required to show when applied under 176 visa for family of 3 (couple and a kid)? How much of liquid money is required. Can we show jewellery etc also. If yes then how they gonna evaluate it. Would we need to get it evaluated from jeweler and show that paper to DIAC?

Thanks.
 

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Thanks JBY
Yes my occupation is on the list for other states but we are already settled and working in WA. Even though I am the main applicant on the 176/175 my husband is the main breadwinner in the house and would be crazy to leave his job in Perth.

It seems maybe 175 is the only way to go but it was the thought of the short processing times for 176 that was appealing to me as i'd like to get PR before the newest addition to our family arrives!

I have heard of off list places becoming available, has anyone had any experience of an off list nomination? And would the processing times for these be longer than a normal SS 176? Thanks everyone!
 
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