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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by John & Char, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. John & Char

    John & Char Guest

    Hi all I am a 44yr old carpenter tryinng to get to oz(brisbane) with my wife and daughter.Trouble is i need 5 more points.I can get these by receiving a job offer as employed by a registered company.So if anyone out there can help us please get in touch.I do NOT want sponsorship nor do i want a job,just this elusive piece of paper.Time is running out for our dreams as i am 45 in 4 wks time and have to have my application submitted by then.I have emailed loads of companys with no luck so far.If you can help us we would be eternally grateful.If you wish to speak with me send a pm and i will ring you.:frown:

  2. Bazza&Jules

    Bazza&Jules New Member

    well time is running out, so you cant afford to be too fussy!! If you wanna get here that bad you would do anything. So I suggest you do anything!!

    good luck
  3. John & Char

    John & Char Guest

    I am doing everything i can think of!So suggestions would be a little more helpful,that is i why i am on this forum in the first place
  4. Bazza&Jules

    Bazza&Jules New Member

    The only way we made it was thru sponsorship and you said you dont want that.....???? doesnt make sense. The way u've written ur post implicates you don't wanna work?? Am I right??

    We went on and applied for everything in Bazz line of work took us 2 yrs and finally, some one gave us a chance. You will prob have to do that or register with "thinking Australia" they put you on a job search site. Where companies search for trades people.

    So that's why i'm saying you would do anything to get your dream!!

  5. Mrs C

    Mrs C New Member


    I think what John was trying to say was that he dosn't expect someone to offer him a job etc just to find someone who might help him out by giving him the paperwork and letting him use their details. (correct me if I am wrong John) as this is what a friend tried to do but unfortunatly it all went tits up, because the Ozzie man didn't let his wife in on the little secret and when the DIAC phoned didn't have a clue what was going on. So John please be careful.

    I do hope that you can find a way in, but I can't help because I've only been here 2 months myself.

    Good Luck

  6. Mark and Jo

    Mark and Jo The MadHatters

    Ok , John, have you spoken to an agent? That is my first question
  7. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Having a job offer will give an extra 5 points (i believe) regardless of if you actually take the job or not. Sitting the ielts can also give you extra points.
    Cal x
  8. John & Char

    John & Char Guest

    Thanks Mrs C You got it spot on and thanks for the advice so far haven't managed yet,but i will get there.
  9. Mrs C

    Mrs C New Member

    Good On Ya John.

    I hope it all works out for you! Another couple I know came out on a holiday visa and found a job etc then applied here for the visa and it was granted. It is a bit of a risk if you don't find a sponser etc but it might be worth a try.

    Keep me informed ! April xx
  10. John & Char

    John & Char Guest

    Hi Mark and Jo if you mean a immigration then the answer is yes and they are doing all they can as i am.But thanks for asking
  11. babsw

    babsw Guest

    Have you tried asking on British Expats? It's a much bigger site and you might get a better response. Sorry we can't help but my OH is looking for work as well.

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