We are going to the Down Under Live exhib next Saturday 17th - get a little more insight!!! I havent really done a lot more since my last update as I am waiting to go to this show and we have been saving our little pants off lol ... how about your plans and progress?
I am not sure - I have been on the vetassess website and have read up a little on their (I have emailed and am waiting a reply) as to which would be the better option for us. Presumably the 457 Skilled Visa then apply for permanant residency when that expires - this is my initial thoughts!!! My husband is a plumber / gas engineer and need his skills assessed to gain the equivilant White Card and appropraite certificates to work in Austrailia.... its all very confusing!! We aim to be employed initially I think its safer and better option to begin with.
we have been in talkwith Down Under Tradies www.downundertradies.com/ and he can partake in a theory course back here in the UK and upon completion they will submitt our CV on our behalf to companies looking to recruit - in hope of sponsorship!!! Its all very new to me and I am trying to cross every T and dot every I but it is a great deal of research required to get this better life we all dream of having lol....
I took your advice and subscribed to the Australia and new Zealand Magazine today - I look forward to recieving it ....
Just wanted to say Thanks for all your suggestions and advice on my blog posts its very helpfull - Are you in OZ, going to OZ, whats your situation and how are you finding or how did you find the whole path!!!!
Hi, ASA are a migrant agent, I was assessed by AIM (Australian Institute Management) so your wife would need to apply to the medical version; ASA provide the forms and will check all the details prior to submission. It cost me $350.00 for the AIM fee; I did all the paperwork myself and ASA checked it so minimal cost for their services.
Applied for skills assess with ASA Consultants in Jan. Took me 3 mths to prep all docs with authorised signatures & evidence of qualifications. App took 4 wks for approval. Rcvd certificate; no expiration.