18 Jan 2010 9:54 AM
It took me 18 months to get my visa granted. We started in Feb 07 and in may they changed the rules and so had to change onto a 176 state sponsored. The problem we had was having to go back to my company where I did my apprenticeship 24 yrs ago and get refs. Also as me and maria are not married we had to produce a timeline of our relationship and get photos from different times over the years.
I did not have to do a skills assesment as I have my indentures. And why we chose perth was more the climate I suppose and if I am honest it was 'well why not'.