Hello, we are a family of 4 trying to emigrate to Brisbane with not much luck. We have family there and applied for a 176 (family sponsored skilled migrant) in August 2008.My husband is a bricklayer and has been told it could take up until 2012, which is so frustrating and we are getting very fed up of putting our life on hold.We contacted our agent this week to see how long state sponsor is (we thought we might have to consider Perth even though we have never been there) and she told us Perth is taking at least 7 mths to acknowledge if they will sponsor you and then you still have to wait for the DIAC to process it,which could be as long as the visa we are waiting for.Does anyone know of a quicker way to get to Oz ? Are all states taking this long and is getting a temporary visa an option ? and if so are they easier to get ? I really hope someone out there has some good news for us or just some info,because our agent isn't much help ! Thanks.
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