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Discussion in 'Visas / Migration' started by chrisko, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. chrisko

    chrisko Guest

    Hi,just wondering wether there is anyone out there who has stretched the truth a little in order to obtain i.e tra pass and susequently visa. Curiosity is killing .You can p.m. me .cheers chrisko (newbie):redface:

  2. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Personally i was too scared ,lol, but im sure many have, getting them to admit it will be a challenge,lol
    Cal x
  3. Mark and Jo

    Mark and Jo The MadHatters

    I would NEVER be brave enough! LOL!
  4. chrisko

    chrisko Guest


    thanks for the reply,i thought so im just a bit confused about refs for tra assessment and wether to opt for solid plastering or fibrous is there anyone been in the same boat?or has been would like to know anyone who has been in the same predicament .cheers
  5. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    I would do whichever is easiest to describe/proove skills in. Plastering is different here , it isnt done like in the uk its more a case of boards up and tape the joints,thats it ! rendering is pretty big with lots of homes rendered outside. Hope this helps a bit
    Cal x
  6. Hi,

    I was just thinking about this, so I'm glad someone posted this thread. I am finding it very difficult to even fit into any of the catergories to obtain a visa. I have a degree but have not used my degree in any of my employments. I do not have any of the demanding skills. I have worked as an admin clerk for 4 years and before then I worked as an admin officer for 1 and half years. (same thing really just a change of wording).

    I've been trying to make my skills or occupations fit into one of the skills on demand. I was thinking whether its worth saying that I work as an office manager just to get me the visa as I would think that I could do that job anyway - but I'm not sure whether my visa needs proof from my current employer. Then I was thinking whether it was worth having a word with my team leader and asking them to stretch the truth a bit regarding my job title.

    I am so sad that I might not be able to obtain a visa. When you apply for a visa what are the formalities? Do you just fill in a form or do you have an interview. Do you need references? Also the skill I say I have, is that the area inwhich "I have to" work in when I get to QLD?

    Thanks Mel
  7. sptiling

    sptiling Guest

    dont do it mate, i know someone who lied on there immigraton and they got banned for 5 years, its not worth it mate. You need to go onto or one of the other webstes to get a sponsor then your in a better position to stay.
  8. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Have you tried ringing an agent ,explaining what qualifications you have and seeing if they can cross match you to a skill ? might be worth a try.
    As for the visa application ,you have to be so in depth when writing up your trade recognision, it would be bloomin hard to do if you didnt actually do that job, hard but not impossible, just not recommended. Also certain visa's and skills now require a practical ,so you would have to be able to 'show' you can do that job. It as also beeen known for Immigration to ring your current employer to check what you submitted.
    Cal x
  9. chrisko

    chrisko Guest

    cheers cal,i am actually a plasterer just lacking the paperwork i.e. certs.I can provide written refs.on letter headed paper from various employers over nine years.I might possibly have a sponsor now !!! Your a good moderator cheers . chris.
  10. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Luckily we made it here before the visa rules changed or we would be in exactly the same boat as you ! It seems a bit silly really as its blocking the genuine time served tradies from coming and surely thats what Oz wants.
    If you are going to go down the sponser route contact everyone and their dog if you think they use plaster's as it is hardto get even a response when still in the UK, if all else fails (and financies provail) take a short break here and approach companys in person , you will geta much better response.
    Good Luck and you know where we are if you need help
    Cal x

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