Here are a few common questions about 19AB spousal exemptions:
Unfortunately, you aren’t able to get a definite answer until you submit an application for a specific job at a specific location. For GPs coming from overseas, we can only apply for the exemption when you have full registration with AHPRA, and your visa has been approved.
There is a fair bit of paperwork involved with a spousal exemption and on average it takes 8-10 weeks to be processed – once we have submitted the complete application.
You can be either married, in a defacto relationship or same-sex relationship.
No, you just need to be eligible for 19AB.
Your partner needs to work in an area that is defined as a ‘skill shortage’ by the department of immigration. Currently, there are many occupations on the list, so meeting this particular requirement is not difficult for most people.
We offer a free initial consultation, where we go through a few questions about your personal situation. We will then let you know how likely it is that you will be awarded a spousal exemption, and then you can choose whether or not to work with us.
Next steps – leave your details and we will be in contact for your free initial consultation.More information about 19AB exemptions for employers can be found here.
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