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November 2010 Blog Posts (7)

SS 176 Victoria Visa

After submitting out Visa through an Agent in January 2010, we have just heard from a CO wanting the Health and Police Checks!!!!!

After such a long silence, it appears that we may get our Visa before Christmas!

Now I need to do so much, I don't know where to start!

Added by Claire Bennett on November 20, 2010 at 6:53 — 1 Comment

Help finding out about work in Oz

Hi All

I am doing my degree in Garden Design and wish to work for someone when I go to Oz, but how do I make potential employers aware of me.

Have registered on SEEK but most jobs say 'MUST BE ELIGABLE OF LIVING AND WORKING IN OZ', I need to get a job preety much either before I go, or when I arrive. I would prefer if someone could sponsor me but we all can hope.

Any help or advice would be…

Added by ken fanner on November 18, 2010 at 18:37 — 4 Comments


Just wondering if anyone out there has any experience of Canberra or surrounding areas. My trade has just been added to the ACT skills list but I only know a relatively small amount of info about the area. Any helpful advice would be warmly welcomed.

Many Thanks, Mike Starkey

Added by Mike Starkey on November 17, 2010 at 23:08 — 4 Comments

The beginning

Today we have the go ahead to lodge application for a Spouse Visa and it feels like I've waited forever for this moment. Medicals, police check and absolute are to follow but because we have everything else, AH are saying go go go. It's only the start, but at least now it is all in their hands and I can only watch and wait.....

Added by Sarah Tout on November 17, 2010 at 22:07 — 6 Comments


How excited are we !!! We have, after almost 3 years of planning, skills assessment, 2 sets of medicals and police checks, 2 years and 5 months from submitted our application, we have now had our 176 visa approved. We have to travel out by October 2011.

Now the hard work begins....where to start on the market from Friday and fingers crossed it will sell !!

Just so pleased to have the visa granted ..had begun to lose hope !!!

Added by jennifer salter on November 17, 2010 at 17:11 — 6 Comments

? Timescale of Case Officers

Anyone have any idea how long Case Officers take once they have received police checks and medicals ? Checked our visa application on line with but the status hasnt changed since 2008, says still awaiting all documentation, even though our agent sent it about 2 weeks ago? Will the case officer notify our agent via email, writing or telephone ? Could we still be looking at next year before we have any notification I wonder. We were given 70 days at end of September 2010 in which to have… Continue

Added by jennifer salter on November 13, 2010 at 10:41 — 3 Comments


Does anyone know of a company offering a workvisa (457), hiring qualified motor mechanics anywhere in Australia??

Added by Dawn & Clint on November 3, 2010 at 13:29 — No Comments

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