Australia is a developed country with a prosperous multi-culture society and has excellent results in many international comparisons of national performance such as health care, life expectancy, quality-of-life, human development, public education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights.
Australia has six states- New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia- and two major mainland territories- the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Australia : Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to take the Academic or General IELTS test?
The General IELTS test will be sufficient If you have cleared the Academic test, you may submit those results too,
provided they meet the minimum scores required by DIAC.
Can I submit two sets of IELTS results and choose the best components between them to score 10/20 points?
Should I submit my original skills assessment advice/result to DIAC or will a certified copy suffice?
yes,you can submit certified photocopies of documents. What if I have more than one occupation that I think I can nominate sometimes a person have qualification and/or experience that allows him to nominate more than one skilled occupation.so in this case, there is nothing stopped that person for applying to more than one skills.If successful, the person choose the assessment that suits him/her best. Please Note that especially this may help in getting STNI(state nomination) in case one occupation is not in the list then other may be there.
Do I need to meet the basic requirements if I pass the points test?
Yes. All skilled visa applicants must meet their subclasses' basic requirements.
My visa label is still valid, but it's in an expired passport. What do I do?
However if you need it can be stamped on new passport also.
How do I determine what my visa number is?
A visa number will always be a 10 digit number followed by an alphabetical character.
What happens if I am from outside Australia after the expiry of the re-entry facility for my Resident Return Visa or my permanent visa?
if you are from outside of Australia and If you hold a permanent visa for Australia, and your visa is due to expire
before your planned return to Australia, you will lose your Australian permanent resident status when you return to
Australia An RRV is one such visa that allows you to re-enter Australia for permanent residence after your initial migrant visa's re-entry facility has expired.
I am in Australia on a permanent visa, and it's about to expire. What will happen to me if my visa expires?
If you are in Australia on a permanent visa, this right is intact when your visa expires while you are in Australia
.however if you need to leave Australia you must obtain RRV(this is authority to re-enter Australia ).normally if you
have stayed for 2 years in 5 years .you get a RRV for 5 years and this allows you unrestricted entry entry for 5 more
years. in case you leave australia without RRV can be denied entry as your visa had lapset
Can I have permanent visas for more than 1 country?
Under Australian law, it is not illegal, however to maintain multiple permanent residence you need to meet the condition stipulated by each country..
Is it legal for me to apply for permanent visas from more than 1 country?
From Australian law's perspective, yes, it's legal.
What happens if I get pregnant before my request for medicals?
please seek the doctor advice for undergoing an x-ray.in case you are advised against under going an x-ray. please ensure that the your case officer in informed. you ensure the your case officer in informed. you case may decide to put your applicator in suspension Until after your programming.
What happens if I have my visa, but not travelled to Australia to validated it, and my child is born?
If your visa has already been granted, your newborn child will not get a visa granted on your already successful
application. You have an obligation to inform DIAC about the new addition to your family, as a change of circumstances before initial validation needs to be reported to DIAC. Your baby will have to be sponsored on a child visa later on.
What is my newborn baby's Australian residence status?
born in Australia, and at least one parent is an Australian permanent visa holder or Australian citizen, child is an
Australian citizen by birth. born in Australia, and none of the parent is an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, your child acquire the resident status of one of the parents, can choose what ever is "beneficial "to you. If at least one of the parent is Australian citizen and child is born outside Australia, child is eligible for Australian citizenship by descent. If child born outside Australia, and neither parent is an Australian citizen, your child has no immigration status in Australia and need a visa to enter Australia.
can Australian citizens are freely work and live in New Zealand?
Australian citizens may live, study and work freely in New Zealand.so,Time spent in New Zealand on an Australian permanent visa does not count toward Australian citizenship. Children born in New Zealand to Australian permanent visa holders where neither parent is an Australian citizen do not become Australian citizens by birth.
How many points are required for Australian visas?
I am fulfilling all the criteria. But as far as the processing time is concerned, I would turn 50 in the coming few months. What shall I do in this case?
you file your application as soon as possible. your application is decked with the copies of your IELTS score, and your
Skills Assessment results. giving an IELTS test and getting positive skills assessment within the short time at your
disposal is of critical importance. As processing time may vary, lodge your application before you reach the age of 50.Is it mandatory to present previous Employer's reference letter?
Yes, it is essential to present previous Employer's reference letter. In addition, you may be asked to present all the
relevant documents linked with your work experience with past countries too.
For Australian visa, does my spouse have to sit in IELTS too?
sitting in IELTS is a must for everyone. It is a must for spouse to get an overall and score of 4.5 which is known as the functional level. If she fails, she would then have to go for the payment of a second visa application charge.
What all documents are needed to submit along with skills assessment application?
Different documents are required for different job titles. your relevant assessing body may ask you to provide certain
specific documents which might not be needed in other profession. Mail firstname.lastname@example.org to ask all about your case.
Can I visit Australia while my migration application is being processed?
Yes. But……You will need to meet the requirements for that class of visa, which include the requirement that you only
intend a holiday or short visit…and you must inform us if you are temporarily in Australia as we can continue your processing whilst you are there.
Can I be granted my migrant visa while I am in Australia?
No. You must be outside Australia before we can grant you the migrant visa. You must depart Australia for your visa to be granted .
Do I have to lodge my passport with my application?
Passports are NOT required to make a valid application. residence visa applications you should provide your passport with 2 unused visa pages with your application.If you think that you will need your passport during this time, DO NOT send it with your application. We deal with a large number of visa applications and can not guarantee that we will be able to return your passport to you when you need it.
If I am approved, how long do I have before I must travel to Australia?
The initial entry date is the date by which you must travel to Australia . This date is calculated based on the validity
of your health and character clearances. These clearances are usually only valid for 12 months.
Canada is a country occupying roughly the upper half of North America, extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is a bilingual and multicultural country, with both English and French as official languages both at the federal level and in the province of New Brunswick. Canada has a parliamentary government with strong democratic traditions.
Canada has a diversified economy reliant upon its abundant natural resources and upon trade. It is a land of immense opportunities.
Some Facts about Canada-
• Capital: Ottawa
• Population: 33,212,696
• Land area: 3,511,003 sq mi (9,093,507 sq km); total area: 3,855,102 sq mi (9,984,670 sq km)
• Languages: English & French official
• Political system: Confederation with parliamentary democracy
• Education: 97 % literacy rate
• Culture: British Isles origin 28% ; French origin 23% ; other European 15%; Amerindian 2% ; other NA ; mostly Asian NA ; African NA ; Arab 6% ; mixed background 26%
• Religions: Roman Catholic 46%, Protestant 36%, other 18%
• Geography: Second-largest country in world; strategic location between Russia and US via north polar route;
approximately 85% of the population is concentrated within 300 km of the US border
• Climate: Varies from temperate in south to sub-arctic and arctic in north
• Monetary unit: Canadian dollar
Canada Immigration Program : FAQ's
How long will it take for my Federal skill visa application to be processed?
Initial assessment is done at centralized Intake office and Cases are processed in the order in which they are received, unless the candidate has arranged employment in Canada, in which case it is moved to the front of the line. . an application which is complete in all respect will be done between 2-4 months however incomplete applications are returned and will take much longer to process as resubmission will be on a fresh seniority and you may well lose the opportunity in case required number is met by that date. The second stage is at relevant visa office and it varies from case to case. and depends on a number of factors, most importantly the number of applications a visa post receives and the difficulty they have in confirming your information. Time from 6 -12 months and This timeline is not going to get any better. We recommend you apply as soon as possible before the timeline gets worse.
Do you guarantee application processing times?
Many factors affect processing times. By making sure your case is complete with the correct documentation and translations, and is submitted to the right consulate, we can help the process move as quickly as possible. These steps we take can help reduce or avoid delays, there by ensuring faster processing.
What will happen if my application is sent to case processing centre Canada and is found in complete and or have any missing document information?
Your application will be returned with out processing. You will have to re submit your application after completing it in all aspect thereby losing the your position in the queue. it is also likely that by than cap is reached and you have lost the opportunity.
What is chance of acceptance of my application?
You stand as much chance as any other applicant rules are some for everyone. what is of utmost importance is to get is to queue as soon as possible to avoid disappoint of cap reaching.
Can I appeal if my case is refused?
Yes. If your case is refused, We can appeal on your behalf. Appeals go to the Federal Court of Canada.
How do I send you money?
You can pay by cheque , DD or transfer to our account in India/ Canada
Can I get a Work Permit?
In order to get a Work Permit, most people need a job offer. The Canadian employer must have the offer validated by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC). The employer will have to prove there are no Canadians ready, willing and able to take the job. Employers often must advertise the job and make attempts to find a Canadian worker. This policy exists to protect the Canadian job market and keep job openings for Canadians. For some fields, Canada does not have enough people to fill the job openings. A special government program allows workers to enter Canada quickly to fill these jobs. The confirmation process is much faster and easier.
Can NAIS arrange a job for me in Canada before I arrive?
We can help you in finding work in Canada through our associates in Canada
Do I qualify as a business applicant?
There are three main categories of business applicants: entrepreneur, self-employed, and investor. For each category, you have to demonstrate past success related to what you intend to do in Canada. Entrepreneurs must have enough capital to establish or purchase a business in Canada. Self-employed professionals must work independently, and the work they do must be their qualifying source of income in Canada. Investors must make a significant investment in government-approved investment funds for a specified time period and should intend to pursue business investment opportunities in Canada. You can contact us with details to take it further.
Do both my spouse and I need to qualify?
Only one of you need to qualify. The person who has the best chance should apply as the principal applicant
Why and When are translations necessary?
Translations are necessary when your documents are not in English (and do not contain an English version of their contents). We recommend you have translations done by a certified translator or notary.
When are police clearances required, and from where?
Every applicant (you and your dependents) over the age of 18 must obtain and submit police clearance certificates from every country they have resided in for longer than 6 months since turning 18 years old in the last 10 years. We cannot obtain police clearances on your behalf. Immigration authorities need original documents of police clearances, so you must provide our office with the originals.
What is a Human Resources and Skills Development Canada confirmation?
The confirmation is documentary evidence in the form of a letter from HRSDC to the employer stating that having a foreign worker do the job you are going to do will not have a negative impact on the labour market in Canada. The HRSDC confirmation is also called a positive labour market opinion. Your employer has to apply to get an HRSDC confirmation. HRSDC looks at several factors, including the availability of Canadians, wages and the economic benefit you as a foreign worker might bring to Canada. Once HRSDC has formed an opinion, it then provides advice to Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The HRSDC confirmation is usually given for a specific period of time. The work permit will be issued for the same period. To extend your work permit beyond the specified period, your employer will have to get a new confirmation from HRSDC.
Can my spouse or common-law partner and dependent children come with me to Canada if I will get work permit ?
Your spouse or common-law partner and children can come with you to Canada or visit you in Canada, but they must meet all the requirements for temporary residents to Canada: they must satisfy an officer that they will only stay in Canada temporarily, and they may have to prove that they have no criminal record. If your spouse or common-law partner and children need temporary resident visas, they must also meet all the conditions for obtaining those visas. Important: You may have to provide a marriage certificate and birth certificates for any accompanying family members.
What are the key time consuming documents that I should procure?
• document from blood relation who is support in your application.
• passport of all family members.
• police clearance certificates for application above 18 yrs of age.
• original transcript of all degrees a university sealed envelope.
• travel history for all family members who form part of application.
Why do I need the services of a representatives?
The services are important initially for submission of a complete in all respect application. These could also be situation where appropriate legal response is required to queue raised by Canadian
Am I allowed to return home for a visit or travel outside Canada during my studies?
If you leave Canada and want to return, you must have:
• a valid passport or travel documents
• a valid study permit if you are returning to study in Canada and
• a valid temporary resident visa if you are a citizen of a designated country for which Canada requires a visa.
I am considering studying in Canada. Can I apply for an off campus work permit at the same time as I apply for my study permit?
No, you cannot apply for a study permit and an off-campus work permit at the same time. To qualify for the program, you must already hold a valid study permit, and you must have been a full-time student at a participating institution for at least six of the last 12 months before you apply.
May I qualify under the Skilled Worker category even if I score less than 67 points?
Yes, Canada accepts Skilled worker based upon their ability to become economically established in Canada. If the Canadian Immigration Visa Officer believes that the point total does not accurately reflect your ability to become economically established in Canada, the Canadian Immigration Visa Office may use his or her positive discretion and approve your application even though you score less than 67 points.
Will I be interviewed by a Canadian Immigration Visa Officer?
Applicants under Skilled Worker category may be required to attend a personal interview with a Canadian Immigration Visa Officer. Such interviews are held to ensure the information in the application is accurate, to clear-up any uncertainties and to verify. Immigration Visa Officers may, under all categories of immigration, grant an interview waiver depending on the qualifications of the applicant, the quality of the supporting documentation, and the overall credibility of the applicant. The likelihood of an interview waiver varies from one Canadian Immigration Visa Office to another
What is the Provincial Nomination Program?
The Provincial Nomination Program was established by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to allow Canada's different provinces and territories to select individuals who indicate an interest in settling in a particular province/territory and who will be able to contribute to that province/territories' economic development.
What is the advantage of obtaining Provincial Nomination?
A Provincial Nomination means that your application for a Canada Immigration Visa will be processed quickly and it provides with an alternate to qualify for canada as a Permanent Resident..
What criteria do most provinces look for in their Nominees?
Mostly the provinces are looking for individuals who will contribute to the province's economic growth, and are willing to settle in that province. Criteria that provinces take into consideration may include the following:
Job offer in the province
• Work experience in critical industries
• English and/or French Language skills
• Close relations in that province
• Ability to adapt to life in that province
Does receiving a Provincial Nomination guarantee a Canada Immigration Visa?
No. Citizenship and Immigration Canada must be satisfied that a Provincial Nominee meets statutory requirements - health, security and authenticity of documents - before issuing a Canada Immigration Visa.
Under the Business Immigration Program, am I required to live in a particular province?
Under the Business Immigration Program ,after becoming a Canadian Permanent Resident, you may live, work and engage in business activities in any Canadian province or territory, regardless of where you initially indicated you intended to reside on your application form. However, as an Entrepreneur intending to reside in the Province of Quebec you will be required to manage a commercial enterprise, which you must establish or acquire a portion of, in that province. In case you have proceed your application under provincial nomination you need to settle in the Province and meet all conditions stipulated for that Visa.
How can I prove that my net worth has been lawfully obtained?
You must demonstrate the origin and accumulation of your liquids and fixed assets through reliable, third-party documentary evidence: tax returns, pay stubs, deeds of purchase/sale, statements from stockbrokers, business/real estate valuations, etc. You must be able to demonstrate that your assets were gained through means, which are considered legal, including gifts or inheritances
As an Entrepreneur applicant, is an exploratory visit to Canada necessary?
As an Entrepreneur applicant, the applicant are encouraged to make an exploratory visit to Canada to properly assess the business environment of the area in which you intend to locate.
New Zealand is a country in Southwestern Oceania, southeast of Australia in the South Pacific Ocean, with two large
islands (North and South Island), one smaller island (Stewart Island), and numerous much smaller islands. New Zealand has a total land area of 268,670 sq km and a coastline of 15,134 km.
In ancient Maori mythology, the North Island is Te Ika a Maui (the Fish of Maui). According to the story, Maui was
fishing with his brothers when he hooked the North Island from the ocean. His ravenous brothers, ignoring orders not to touch the fish, began gnawing at its flesh, causing the fish to writhe and thresh about - this frenzy of movement is the reason behind the island's undulant and mountainous landscape.
There are snow-fringed mountains in the Tongariro National Park, exclamatory geysers and bubbling mud pools in Rotorua and a profusion of rivers, lakes and streams. But the North Island is more than rips and fissures: it has its share of rolling pastures, forest-clad hills and stretches of long, sandy beaches. It also has New Zealand's two largest cities - Auckland to the north and the country's capital, Wellington, to the south - which are focal points for arts and
entertainment, historic buildings, great dining and a variety of accommodation.
The largest city in New Zealand, Auckland, is almost enclosed by water and covered in volcanic hills. Auckland has a
spectacular harbour and bridge (and a fanatical number of yachting enthusiasts) which has earned it the sobriquet 'City of Sails'. A magnet for the people of the South Pacific islands, Auckland now has the largest concentration of Polynesians in the world. Highlights include the Auckland Museum, which houses a memorable display of Maori artefacts and culture, and Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World & Antarctic Encounter, a unique simulacrum of ocean and exploration activities.
New Zealand : Frequently Asked Questions
What is a base qualification ?
A base qualification is considered as an overseas qualification that has equivalent in New Zealand. Whether that
qualification took considerably more to complete offshore, is not relevant. The qualification must be from a technical
institute, university, or other diploma providing institution or training establishment. The NZIS have their own manuals for deciding the comparability of qualifications with New Zealand equivalents, and in the event that they are unsure, you will always be referred to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority for an independent assessment, which the NZIS will accept, totally.
Who can sponsor me into New Zealand ?
Under General Skills category, a close family member who has legally living in New Zealand for at least 3 years, can
sponsor a person.
What is a Residence Permit ?
Every time a person with a valid Residence Visa enters in New Zealand, they are given a Residence Permit. That permit entitles the holder to remain in New Zealand, for a indefinite period. That person will always be in New Zealand legally,and whether they are the holder of a valid passport or not. The Residence Permit expires when the person leaves New Zealand. That person will only be able to reenter New Zealand if they hold a valid RRV otherwise they won't.
How long time before i will moved to new Zealand after i have been approved for the permanent residence ?
There will be a point in time at which you will have been "approved in principle". From that day, you will have 6 months in which to complete any requirements that are imposed on you by that approval in principle, and a total of 12 months from that original date for everyone included in the application to have arrived once in New Zealand. That arrival initiates a Returning Resident's Visa (RRV), which is valid for 2 years. Therefore, it is conceivable that you could delay a final arrival in New Zealand for up to 3 years.
What is the difference between permanent residence and citizenship ?
Permanent residence is the resident who is residing in that country & they have a valid Residence permit, or valid
returning Resident's Visa. The residence may lapse that right if that person does not have at of those permits/visas.
Citizens applications are not handled by the immigration Department, applicants must be lived in New Zealand for at least 3 years before they can apply. Citizen does not lapse if that person is out of the country for any period of time.
What happens if my RRV expires when I am not in the country ?
If you are the principal applicant in an Application for Residence, and your RRV expires and at that time you are out of the country, your residence will lapse. If you are a non-principal applicant, then your residence is reliant upon the
principal applicant either having a valid RRV, or a valid Residence Permit. In that case, the non-principal applicant's
RRV can be made current, to equate with the principal applicant's status. Such a person may, however, be required to
complete fresh medical and police clearances.
What is IELTS ?
IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System, and this is the standard that the NZIS have decided will act as definitive proof to them of the English language ability of applicants who are residing under General Skills and Business Investor categories.
What is NZQA ?
The NZQA is an independent Government, not associated with the NZIS. One of its major role is to conduct independent evaluations of overseas qualifications.
What happens if I can't arrive in New Zealand within the correct timeframe ?
Any family members in the application who do not meet the requirement to arrive in New Zealand within 12 months of the approval in principle date, will have their Residence Visa will be lapse, and they will be unable to take up permanent residence. A new application would be lodged for that person, and they would need to meet policy as it stood on the date they applied. It is important to note that each person's requirement is only to enter for a short time, and they can leave once they have completed their RRV mmigration formalities.
For how long time my settlement funds have remain in New Zealand ?
Settlement funds for which points have been claimed under a General Skills or Business Investor Category application, must be transferred to New Zealand through the international banking system, prior to your final approval. Once final approval has been completed, you are free to use those funds.
If I met with an accident or require an emergency operation what costs will I have to pay for that ?
If you are a permanent residence, and you are admitted to a hospital for a treatment, you will need not to pay for that treatment. All New Zealand residents are eligible for "Accident Compensation". The benefits of the compensation varies depending on the treatment provider and the nature of the treatment required.
What benefits will I get when i become a permanent resident ?
As a permanent resident, persons entering New Zealand are entitled to all that New Zealand residents and citizens are entitled to, with the exception of:
• Unemployment, welfare and student benefits for the first 2 years from their arrival date.
• To travel on a New Zealand passport, until they have met the requirements of the Citizenship Act.
• Some government agencies require all of the staff members should be citizens of New Zealand.
Other than the above, as a resident you will enjoy all other benefits and privileges that New Zealanders do. In
particular, as a resident, education costs are as for New Zealand residents, rather than overseas students.
How do I open bank account in New Zealand ?
As a foreign national, open a bank account in New Zealand, and you can transfer funds in and out of the country,
unimpeded by Government authorities. You will need to provide your passport, in order to open the account.