• Page 3 of 1177 FirstFirst 1234513531035031003 ... LastLast
    Results 21 to 30 of 11768
    Like Tree4699Likes

    Thread: New Category 5's - Where are you now?


    1. #21

      Title
      Senior Member
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Posts
      242
      Liked
      99 times
      Rep
      Well Done Suandianbrown! Many Congratulations You are very lucky there. I feel that when DIAC are going to do future changes to their SOL, it will only be small. Not like they have done in the past.
      Anyway, Best of Luck to you Guys!


    2. #22

      Title
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Posts
      14
      Liked
      12 times
      Rep
      Hi everyone,

      Here is a mail I just received from DIAC. This confirms that some applications in group 5 will start to be processed this financial year. I think we should not lose hope even if the wait could still be long.


      "I am writing to update you with information regarding your General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa application and the priority processing arrangements in place.

      The information contained in this email is for information only and you do not need to take any action.

      This email also contains instructions on how you can obtain the latest information about when your application is nearing assessment by a case officer.

      Priority processing arrangements

      A new Ministerial Direction came into effect on 1 July 2011 establishing new priority processing arrangements for Skilled Migration applications.
      This Direction determines the order in which the department considers applications. Applications accorded a higher priority under these arrangements are assessed ahead of lower priority applications, irrespective of when the application is lodged.

      In line with these arrangements GSM has commenced assessing skilled migration applications which fall within its processing responsibility in the current order:
      Priority 1: Applications from people who have applied for a Skilled - Regional (subclass 887 visa)
      Priority 2: No GSM applications are included within this group
      Priority 3: Applications from people who are nominated by a state or territory government agency for an occupation specified on that agency’s state migration plan
      Priority 4: Applications from people who have nominated an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) - Schedule 1 in effect from 1 July 2011 (http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/_pdf/sol-schedule1.pdf)
      Priority 5: All other applications

      Your application is now grouped in priority 5.

      The department does not anticipate that the creation of an additional priority group, as per this Direction, will impact negatively on the processing of applications which were previously in priority group 4 and are now in priority group 5. This is because recent reforms have impacted on the volume of applicants waiting for a skilled migration outcome.

      To find out more information about the priority processing arrangements in place, see: http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sh...ty_skilled.htm

      2011-2012 Migration Program Year

      On 10 May 2011, the Minister announced the Migration Program for 2011-2012 to be set at 185,000 places, 72,460 of which are allocated to the GSM program.

      Taking into consideration current application rates and the overall number of GSM places available the department expects to commence processing of some priority group 5 applications in this program year.

      Once commenced, processing of priority group 5 applications will take place in date of lodgment order, after all applications of a higher priority have been allocated for assessment.

      As required by the Direction, priority will continue to be given to GSM applications in higher priority groups which will affect the overall number of priority group 5 applications assessed. It is therefore anticipated that many priority group 5 applicants will still have a long wait for visa processing.


      Information about the status of your application

      You can now view updates on the status of your application at our website: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...nformation.htm

      This website contains information on current allocation dates, processing times and general information about GSM visa processing and can assist you to determine when your application is nearing assessment.

      Comparing the published information about which applications are currently being allocated to case officers, to the lodgment date of your application, may give you an indication of when you can expect your application to be allocated.

      Please be aware however, that the allocation of applications in priority group 5 will continue to be affected by the number of applications received in higher priority groups.

      We therefore recommend that you monitor the status of your application via this website.

      Options available to applicants in priority group 5

      The options available if you were outside Australia when you made your application are to:
      continue to await a decision on your visa application
      consider your eligibility for an employer sponsored visa, which would require a new visa application;
      consider your eligibility for nomination by a state or territory government under a state migration plan, which would require a new visa application (unless the relevant application was lodged before 1/7/10)
      withdraw your application.

      The options available if you were in Australia when you made your application are to:
      continue to live and work in Australia (if your visa permits) while awaiting a decision on your visa application
      consider your eligibility for an employer sponsored visa, which would require a new visa application
      consider your eligibility for nomination by a state and territory government under a state migration plan, which would require a new visa application (unless the relevant application was made before 1/7/10)
      apply for another substantive visa
      withdraw your application and depart Australia unless you hold another visa permitting you to remain.

      If you have been granted another visa for migration to or permanent residence in Australia and no longer require your GSM application to be processed you can withdraw your application so that it can be finalised. Withdrawal letters, signed by each applicant aged 18 years or over, can be scanned and emailed to gsm.documents@immi.gov.au. It is important to note that applicants who withdraw their application due to extended processing times are not entitled to a refund of the Visa Application Charge or compensation for other costs incurred in making an application.

      Contacting Us

      Departmental officers must adhere to these priority processing arrangements and have no discretion to work outside of these arrangements.

      We therefore ask that you limit enquiries about your GSM application to essential matters and refrain from making progress enquiries.

      Unless a change to the priority processing arrangements is made by the Minister, there is nothing further that the department can advise in relation to when your application will be assessed.

      It is recommended that you regularly check the information on allocation dates and processing time service standards available at: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...nformation.htm

      In the event that the priority processing arrangements do change, you will be contacted about how this affects your application.

      Yours sincerely,

      General Skilled Migration"

    3. #23

      Title
      Senior Member
      Join Date
      Apr 2011
      Posts
      415
      Liked
      14 times
      Rep
      Quote Originally Posted by Freimann View Post
      Hi everyone,

      Here is a mail I just received from DIAC. "
      Do you have any reference to it? I mean location on web or so?

    4. #24

      Title
      Senior Member
      Join Date
      Oct 2008
      Posts
      263
      Liked
      32 times
      Rep
      Hi we got the same email today for information purporses however it said 175 no mention of our 176 we did. will do a PLE to them asking why no mention of the 176.

    5. #25

      Title
      Junior Member
      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Posts
      14
      Liked
      12 times
      Rep
      Quote Originally Posted by cat4er View Post
      Do you have any reference to it? I mean location on web or so?
      No it is just an email I received with the letterhead of DIAC. I don't think you will find another source on the net. But if you're in cat 5, you will probably receive it soon.
      175 | Translator | Feb 2010 | LR country | No case officer

    6. #26

      Title
      Member
      Join Date
      Jul 2009
      Posts
      43
      Liked
      3 times
      Rep

      CAT 5 & SMP option

      I just checked the new South Ausralia SMP list and saw corporate general manager in list. Please correct me do we need to lodge whole new application with DIAC or I can just apply with South Ausralia and be in priority 3 instead priority 5.
      Thanks

    7. #27

      Title
      Member
      Join Date
      Jul 2010
      Posts
      67
      Liked
      0 times
      Rep
      Quote Originally Posted by Freimann View Post
      No it is just an email I received with the letterhead of DIAC. I don't think you will find another source on the net. But if you're in cat 5, you will probably receive it soon.
      Hi!Freimann~
      My agent told me that all applicants of cat5 could not receive this e-mail until now.
      Therefore,you may be a chosen person if all applicants of cat5 don`t receive this e-mail.

      cheers......

    8. #28

      Title
      dq
      Join Date
      Nov 2009
      Posts
      700
      Liked
      202 times
      Rep
      Hi guys. Im on SA SMP list.. graphic designer.. i need to confirm to DIAC about this. ill post it here to make sure and update my timeline.

      http://www.immigration.sa.gov.au/app...vel_status.php

      thanks

    9. #29

      Title
      dq
      Join Date
      Nov 2009
      Posts
      700
      Liked
      202 times
      Rep
      Quote Originally Posted by TILAK RAJ View Post
      Here are my details
      Name Tilak
      Date August 2008, 176 Family sponsor, offshore Corporate General Manager, India

      If i could be part of hope full list....

      Thanks

      Hi,

      please provide your complete timeline
      thanks

    10. #30

      Title
      dq
      Join Date
      Nov 2009
      Posts
      700
      Liked
      202 times
      Rep
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris N Lora View Post
      here are our details

      TRA July 08 hairdresser passed
      APP OCT 08
      WA SS Dec 09
      Screwed over by DIAC everytime they change rules

      Chris

      hello

      can you provide me your complete timeline?
      thanks

     

  •  

    Similar Threads

    1. What category am I ?
      By janmal in forum Migration Issues
      Replies: 8
      Last Post: 19-02-2011, 03:42 PM
    2. Struck between Category-2 and category-3 dillema
      By Alibajwa in forum Migration Issues
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 16-12-2010, 12:19 PM
    3. Category 2 or 3
      By TinaG in forum Migration Issues
      Replies: 1
      Last Post: 18-09-2010, 10:06 PM
    4. Category 3's & 2
      By Lynne x in forum Migration Issues
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 02-09-2010, 06:31 PM
    5. Replies: 9
      Last Post: 09-08-2010, 12:06 PM

    Tags for this Thread

    Other AMF Group Forums: Perth Poms | Poms in Adelaide | Life in Queensland | Life in Victoria | Life in Sydney | British Expats Abroad

    Copyright © 2005 - 2014 PomsInOz.com
    All times are GMT. The time now is 10:15 AM.