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cost of migration process       started by peorina on 28 May 2011   (23599)
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From peorina

28 May 2011 5:26 AM
Hi everyone, we are just starting out on the migration process and I am wondering how much it is all going to cost. As a nurse I have read that I may be able to get state sponsorship but would like to know how much this will cover so that I can ensure I have enough savings to cover for this first. I would be really interested to hear from Nurses who have come over from the UK, and in particularly from nurses who have moved out to NSW and Queensland. Thanks very much
From majesticric

To peorina

30 May 2011 3:12 AM
hi there, im not a nurse im afraid but im near the end of our migration process which has taken us about 18 months so far, here is a break down of our cost so far. agent 1700, skills test 1000, state sponsorship 150, main visa application 1600, meds 275 (per adult/ 70 for kids) and police checks 35 (per person)this should give you a rough idea of what to expect yours may differ slightly depending on your circumstances. a state sponsor ship will not help with any costs but does give you more points towards your main visa, a company or hospital sponsorship may offer to pay these costs for you. maybe worth looking in to. any how i hope this helps and good luck, i know they are desperate for nurses in oz. cost are in pounds stirling by the way.
From peorina

To majesticric

30 May 2011 7:25 AM
Thanks for this majesticric, Grateful for the information. If there are any nurses out there I would really appreciate some feed back from yourselves on what is offered financially in terms of financial support for migration. I am also very keen to find out about the procedure. inparticularly in terms of what to do first. Register with AAHPA or ANMC or do I go for the visa first. I am a bit at present. I am going to an expo this weekend and hopefully will learn a bit from that.
From Secret_Squirrel

To peorina

30 May 2011 9:28 PM
Sorry I'm not a nurse but hopefully some useful info for you! Its not a cheap process! We were really lucky as our application was lodged a year ago and we have been here 6 months now! The process is expensive and you also need to make sure you have plenty of money for when you arrive, especially with the exchange rate and there is so much to buy and pay for. For the 2 of us the costs were