Archive » Australia and New Zealand » skilled independent vs family sponsorship
Member # 1900
|Posted February 11, 2002 05:38 AM |
thanks for your reply.
I'm now thinking I may as well apply for permanent residence as I have been employed in Australia for almost 6 years now on a 457 visa. I have done the points test and it looks like I might have enough. I have a brother here who is a resident for a few years now and will be able to sponsor me. Which way is faster/safer/better..thru the family sponsorship or thru skilled independent? or do i still get points if I apply as a skilled independent and have family here as well?
Member # 5
|Posted February 15, 2002 03:12 PM |
Although processing times are similar for Skilled Independent as well as for Skilled Sponsored applications, it is generally advisable to apply under the Sponsored categories since you will have a better chance of being granted a PR visa under those categories, as long as you have a solid sponsor and assuror.
All the best
Elfa Kere, Consultant
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