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RE VISA       started by LISACARLSEANALEX on 18 Jan 2010   (22481)
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From LISACARLSEANALEX

To darcy

18 Jan 2010 8:54 AM
(107227)
WE HAVE JUST STARTED VISA PROCESS HOW LONG DID YOUR VISA TAKE TO GET? DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVISE ON OBTAINING A SKILLS ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATE IN UK AS MY HUSBANDS BEEN A PLASTERER FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS BUT HAS NO COLLEGE CERTS APPRENTICESHIPS ETC WHY HAVE YOU CHOSEN THIS AREA TO LIVE WE HAVE 2 BOYS 11 AND 5 WANT TO LIVE IN PERTH OR BRISBANE CAUSE OF CLIMATE BUT NEVER BEEN TO OZ
From darcy

To LISACARLSEANALEX

18 Jan 2010 9:54 AM
(107228)
Hi, 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'. Austin