I am currently living in the USA and thinking about applying for PR in Australia.
Green card applications in the USA almost take a decade to process for most of the Indians
Here is a snapshot of what I am thinking in terms of points that I could have:
Language: 10 expected
Employment Outside Australia: 10-15
Spouse Skills Points: 5 (depends)
Expected points: 65 to 75
However my only concern is that I have been a Project Manager for the majority of my career. It is there on the STSOL list whereas my wife even who has less work experience has her profession listed on the MLTSSL list.
Here are the ANZSCO codes:
ANZSCO code 2613-13 for Software Engineer
ANZSCO code 1351-12 for ICT Project Manager
ANZSCO code 2611-11 for ICT Business Analyst
Would really appreciate if someone could answer the following queries that I had:
- Can I apply for the Skilled Independent 189 even though that my profession is not listed in the main list? I believe for the Skilled Nominated 190 visa, you need a state nomination.
- Are there states where my skillset might be in demand. How do I approach those states
- There is a profession called ICT Business Analyst which is also very close to what I have done in my professional career. This profession is also listed on the MLTSSL list.
Would you recommend that I try that route or do I need to still need to apply as Project Manager
- Is it better to apply with my wife being the main applicant