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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How is the visa processing time estimated on SmartVisaGuide?

Q2. What is Planning Level and State Nomination Allocation ?

Q3. Who can be a sponsor for 491 Family Sponsored visa ?

Q4. How is skilled employment assessed for a Subclass 189, 190 and 491 skilled visa ?

Q5. Which states can I apply for a subclass 190 and 491 visa for my occupation?

Q6. My salary was paid in cash. How can I prove my work experience claims ?

Q7. List of useful phone numbers and email addresses

Q8. Do I need to submit a Registration of Interest (ROI) for SA for FY2024?

Q9. My visa is delayed and I am lodging a complaint. Can you share some tips and tricks?

Q10. What is Ministerial Direction 105 and how is the visa processing priority determined ?

Q11. If Tuberculosis (TB) is found during medical test for a skilled visa 189, 190 or 491, is the visa application rejected?

Q12. State Occupation Lists for Subclass 190 and 491 Nomination

Q13. What are my chances for a subclass 189, 190 and 491 skilled visa ?

Q14. What is Ministerial Direction 100 and how is the visa processing priority determined ?

Q15. What is SkillSelect Date of Effect for an Expression of Interest (EOI) ?

Q16. How can I claim 5 points for partner skills assessment for Subclass 189, 190 and 491 visa?

Q17. How to see the expected visa grant date for your 189, 190 or 491 visa application?

Q18. How to interpret the SkillSelect Dashboard data?

Q19. How can I check the latest invitations and visa grants data for my occupation on SmartVisaGuide ?

Q20. What is 8515 visa condition?

Q21. Is my occupation on visa processing priority list?

Q22. How many Expression of Interest (EOIs) should I submit ?

Q23. Why are SkillSelect LODGED visa statistics different from the same data obtained from Freedom of Information Requests ?

Q24. I can see there are lot more EOIs for occupation X compared to occupation Y. So is occupation X more competitive compared to Y ?

Q25. I have received a NSW 491 grant (RDA Sydney). Can I move to other Designated Regional Areas (DRA) in Australia ?

Q26. Can I move states after receiving my 491 visa approval?

Q27. What are the key steps to undertake after receiving a subclass 189, 190 or 491 visa grant for offshore applicants?

Q28. Which states require a Registration of Interest (ROI) for subclass 190 and 491 nomination ?

Q29. What is condition 8579 and can I continue to live overseas on my 491 visa ?

Q30. What evidence of employment can be requested in a S56 request for a 189, 190 and 491 skilled visa ?

Q31. Do Department of Home Affairs and Australian Taxation Office share data for visa applicants with each other ?

Q32. What does my visa status mean ?

Q33. Can you share some tips on writing a letter of commitment for Northern Territory (NT) offshore nomination ?

Q34. I have received a state nomination preinvite from Western Australia. What documents are typically required to be submitted for nomination ?

Q35. What is a closely related occupation?

Q36. What is Functional English ?

Q37. What is Competent English ?

Q38. Can I move from my nominating state after the 190 visa grant?

Q39. Are EOI points and Canberra Matrix points the same ?

Q40. WA: Can you provide me a sample of the Third Party Work letter template for subclass 190 state nomination ?

Q41. WA: I have received further correspondence from WA migration to explain how my job is related or closely related to my occupation. I am working within my field (Accounting) already. They are asking this question to many people. Can you write me a sample letter explaining this ?

Q42. How do I show evidence of work experience obtained after obtaining a valid skill assessment ?

Q43. What is a Health Waiver for the purposes of Skilled Migration ?

Q44. I am applying for subclass 491 visa for South Australia Outer Regional Stream. One of the requirements is a letter of support from my employer outlining as to why I should be considered for state nomination. Can you write a draft letter for me ?

Q45. I am applying for a 491/190/189 visa. What documents are required to prove my claimed work experience ?

Q46. Can you provide a sample letter for VETASSESS to justify the use of NEC category for my occupation?

Q47. What is the expected 189 cutoff for 233211 Civil Engineer in next round ?

Q48. What are the documents required for EA skills assessment for accredited qualifications ?

Q49. I am applying for ACT State Nomination. Should my claimed work experience be assessed as relevant by the assessing body in the points tested skills assessment ?

Q50. I have received an interview request from VETASSESS for my Customer Service Manager skill assessment. What can I expect in the interview ?

Q51. What type of documents are requested by Case Officer (CO) for relationship proof ?

Q52. What documents are required to apply for skill assessment to Engineers Australia for a degree accredited with Washington Accord?

Q53. What do career episodes for EA skill assessment consist of ?

Q54. What are career episodes for EA Skill Assessment ?

Q55. What is a summary statement for EA skill assessment ?

Q56. What is the general criteria for lodging an Expression of Interest (EOI) ?

Q57. What is the minimum income threshold for a 491/191 visa ?

Q58. What is an ANZSCO unit group?

Q59. What can I do if I am unable to provide an employment reference letter for ACS Skill Assessment ?

Q60. Is a job offer required for a 491 visa?

Q61. Do I need health insurance or will I get Medicare on 491 visa ?

Q62. Am I allowed to visit a non-designated regional area like Sydney or Melbourne on a 491 visa ?

Q63. If I have received a PR grant letter from VIC, does it mean I have to make my first entry to Australia in Victoria itself?

Q64. What if I choose the wrong ANZSCO Code for ACS Skill Assessment ?

Q65. I was working In more than one job at the same time. Can I claim for both periods of employment?

Q66. Documents required to Lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) ?

Q67. Can I submit EOI without clearing an English Language Test or Skill Assessment ?

Q68. What are some factors affecting the visa processing time ?

Q69. What are some reasons for Permanent Residency (PR) visa application rejection ?

Q70. What is the Engineers Australia (EA) Non Accredited qualifications suitability criteria ?

Q71. What documents are required for EA Skills Assessment for Non-Accredited qualifications ?

Q72. Why isn't my Relevant Skilled Employment reflected, or only partially reflected, on the outcome letter ?

Q73. How to mirror a visa application into your IMMI account?

Q74. What is Thapa v Minister for Immigration [2021] FCCA 686 ?

Q75. I claimed single status in my EOI, received an invitation and lodged my visa. I heard that points get frozen at time of invitation. So, can I get married or enter into a de-facto relationship after lodging visa, but before grant of the visa ?

Q76. How can I check if ACS the correct assessing body for my application?

Q77. Can you provide a list of Designated Regional Area (DRA) postcodes ?

Q78. Do I need to work in my field when I have the 491 visa?

Q79. What are Engineering Australia (EA) Skills Assessment Pathways ?

Q80. What is a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR)?

Q81. What is a Skills Assessment ?

Q82. Can you show me the RDA map for NSW 491 visa ?

Q83. What documents are required for applying NSW 491 Pathway 1 (RDA) State Nomination?

Q84. How to write the RPL report ?

Q85. When can you request VETASSESS Priority Processing ?

Smart Visa Guide ยฉ 2023

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