Tabbiespice's BLOG

Recent TopicsUpdated
I got the job!!!!13 Jan 2009
200904 Jan 2009
Woohoo!!!!!28 Nov 2008
Unbelievable!!!!!!24 Nov 2008
Progress so far....13 Nov 2008
Start of the ENS06 Nov 2008
Now a family of 7 :(21 Sep 2008
Not sure what is happening!13 Sep 2008
Some pics01 Aug 2008
Almost 5 months in Oz!!!!01 Aug 2008
Diary of a migration part 3 :)30 Mar 2008
Diary of a migration Day 1 pt216 Mar 2008
Diary of a migration :) Day 112 Mar 2008
More ticks in boxes19 Feb 2008
Short term rentals16 Feb 2008
Finally!! And I won the bet!!!15 Feb 2008
Just a gnats whatzit away!!!14 Feb 2008
Its all gone!!10 Feb 2008
Time for quotes24 Jan 2008
Nowt yet14 Jan 2008
Even more good news09 Jan 2008
Another bit of good news!!!07 Jan 2008
Excited News this morning!!!!!04 Jan 2008
Quick update!03 Jan 2008
Grrrr12 Dec 2007
Application sent10 Dec 2007
Got our TRN number already!!!06 Dec 2007
Yaaaaay!!!!!26 Nov 2007
OMG!! Interviews and ? for U 21 Nov 2007
Nothing yet :(19 Nov 2007
Making myself ill :(17 Nov 2007
NBWA application has gone!!08 Nov 2007
One more brick is laid :)07 Nov 2007
Update from yesterday25 Oct 2007
Phew!25 Oct 2007
Finally some progress!!!24 Oct 2007
Oh Dear!23 Sep 2007
Sale still on!!!!18 Sep 2007
? a setback14 Sep 2007
Still waiting :(08 Sep 2007
The start of our journey28 Aug 2007
Introduction20 Aug 2007
Start of the ENS
06 Nov 2008
Back in June I enquired at work about the possibility of them sponsoring me for a permananent visa. They had originally said at interview that they would do it after 3 months in post.
The process...
1.....have a work appraisal done ( a great one!!)
2.....my manager submits her documents to nurse recruitment
3.....nurse manager submits her documents with a letter of support to the department of health
4.....dept of health seeks nomination approval from immigration
5.....nomination is approved and the DoH is informed
6.....the DoH sends me a copy of the approval letter and instructs me to start the application process.
7.....I apply to the NBWA for them to send the ANMC verification of my registration
8.....I apply to the ANMC for a modified skills assessment (told it takes up to 4 weeks)
9.....in the meantime we get our application prepared and have meds etc done
10....once the skills assessment comes back then we can submit our application
11....the waiting begins :(

We are hoping to get a decision before the medicals and police checks that we used for the 457 expire. That leaves us around 6 weeks which is pretty hopelessly optimistic but you never know.
Research has shown that some onshore ENS apps have come back anywhere between 8 days and 7 months so we live in hope. We have decided to hand the application in personally in Perth as apparantly you get allocated a case officer straight away and anything that speeds it up is worth doing.

Steve has to have a medical done as he only had a chest xray for the 457 and it involves 2 appts...the first one being tomorrow (Xray and bloods). Second one is next week and involves the medical bit.

Dont you hate the waiting?

Jackie and Steve


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