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.
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.