Bread and… professionals for Australia

Hi everyone!

Today I will tell you about another non-standard case from my migration practice. And it is non-standard for several reasons:

  • Candidate’s occupation
  • The way to get a skills assessment
  • Candidate expectations and reality

Well, let’s go in order:

At the beginning of March 2020, I received an inquiry from a bakery specialist with vast experience, great skills and an excellent professional reputation.

We organized personal consultation and explore in details migration strategies, and approved one that suited the clients in terms of potential timing, costs and chances of success. It was the skilled migration pathway with state/territory sponsorship on a 190 or 491 visa.

By the way, we divide all the work on the case into stages opening step by step, so our clients do not have a panic attack from the number of documents required to provide. At the same time, we collect all the documents at once as a package and use them at the next stages, without forcing the client to come back several times.

As I said before, our client is a top-notch, established baker with the famous name because of online teaching. But in order to get an assessment of skills, subjective words, of course, are not enough, and we did not have a document on vocational education in this profession.

We have provided all the financial evidence for running an “official” online business, and the client directly demonstrated professional skills to Vetasess during an internal exam. Just imagine, our client passed a practical exam interview!

At the time we were ready to submit EOI for the state nomination, only Tasmania was open for bakers inviting them for provisional visa 491. The client had enough points, so we have submitted the EOI and were prepared to wait.

Actually, this client was extremely proactive, he was not just waiting for the invitation, but passed the English exam for the Superior level (+20 to the Point test) and even motivated his partner to pass the exam (+5 points extra).

Fortunately for us, NSW announced new occupations in the permanent visa 190 list (including a baker!!!). We immediately submitted an EOI considering all the specific state requirements (known only to agents who deal with state nominations every day and visit special training organized by states and the Department).

The result did not keep us waiting, we received the state nomination invitation in 10 days!

As I said before, we collected all documents from the beginning, so our clients do not have to worry about anything, except for paying the government fee and the final application approval.

At the same time, waiting for a visa outcome is the most psychologically difficult step on this journey, so you have to be strong and your migration agent should be very supportive. Honestly, at this moment no one and nothing can impact the visa application processing process. However, in exceptional cases, I may contact a Department officer to ask attention to our client’s case by presenting strong arguments to do so.

But in this case, intervention was not required, since the visa was obtained in 10 months.

  • Free client’s case assessment – March 2020
  • Strategic consultation – April 2020
  • Skills assessment – May-August 2020
  • EOI Tasmania – 2021
  • EOI New South Wales – February 2022
  • State nomination invitation – June 2022
  • Visa 190 granted – April 2023

Guys, if you are thinking about skilled migration to Australia, I recommend you learn more details in the most comprehensive guide. You will find all the visa information and requirements, and useful recommendations on how to choose an occupation and plan the migration process. Only reliable and relevant information from primary official sources is clarified and optimized for your understanding.

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