Apparently they're taking between 2-3 weeks.
I emailed them in Feb, and I was told:
WA 2 weeks
VIC 3 weeks
SA 3 weeks
It may be slowing down now since there's only 3 months til DIAC change the rules and influx of applications.
JUNE 2011 ANMAC SA sent, FEB 2012 ANMAC SA issued, 11 MAR 2012: WA-SS app. sent, 20 MAR 2012 WA-SS granted, 2 APR 2012 176 lodged, 176 granted 14 MAY 2012
Biting finger nails...
Applying for Vic SS as ICT Security Specialist then a 176 and a move to Melbourne.
Wrote 17,000 word RPL for the ACS - the migration agent said it was good after asking for 3 additional sections so pulled an all nighter!
Migration agent pro forma filled out for Vic SS so waiting on both of these to be submitted at same time by the agent. They are never as quick as you'd like but they seem calm enough.
With Easter in the way couldn't book IELTS until 21 April - need a 7 in each band but a tutor I spoke to said not to worry, pah!
As I'm 40 in August too having palpitations daily as I really want it all in by July 1.
If anyone want tips on the ACS RPL happy to help - 15 years in IT.
we applied on 12/3/2012. Just one week gone but still keep checking our status online. Going crazy....:)
Category- Accountant, IELTS- 8 Bands(26/01/2011),Skill Assessment- 02/12/2011,SS- 02/03/2012,VISA 176 Lodged-12/03/2012,CO- 04/04/2012,Medicals-20/04/2012,Medical Uploaded- 09/05/2012,Employment Verification- 30/05/2012,OH Medical Finalized- 04/07/2012 Grant- ??
hi , i am still waiting...... nothing mentioned abt CO ............. bt the electronic status shows- "Application being processed further"....
i wonder how long it might take further....
[QUOTE=amrita;1366520]hi , i am still waiting...... nothing mentioned abt CO ............. bt the electronic status shows- "Application being processed further"....
i wonder how long it might take
If you have that status then it means you have a CO.
Thank you pradiprn,
Even i believe the same....... But i have not been contacted by the CO????
An update from my call to DIAC today. Nice guy I talked to said that they received unbelievably lot of applications during the recent weeks, but the good news is that they are still able to allocate COs in 4 weeks from lodgement :-)
We applied on 4th of March and still waiting for CO, hopefully not for long!!!
Crossing my fingers for all of us :-) take care.
Skills assessment obtained 7 Feb 12 --> WA SS lodged 20 Feb 12 --> WA SS granted 27 Feb 12 --> 176 visa lodged 4 March 12 --> CO 28 March 2012 --> Visa granted 15 May 2012
Hi leanie and Kimanda,
Did you guys get your WA SS? How long did it take?
176 Grant: May'12 || Moved to "the most remote city in the World"