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    1. #1

      Junior Member
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      Jun 2013
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      189 likely timescales vs 'visa processing times' ??


      Can anyone help clarify likely timescales for a 189 visa. I've read in a few places, including immi website, that processing times are 12 months from the application date. However looking at some of the posts on here things seem to move a lot quicker.

      What is the likely time from lodging an EOI to getting invited to apply?
      What is the likely time from applying for your visa to getting final approval?

      I understand there's no certainty on timescales but it would be really useful to hear how other people have got on.

      Thanks in advance


    2. #2

      Inter-Galactic Migrant
      Join Date
      May 2010
      Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australia
      33 times
      Definitely not 12 months as of now... It does not take more than 2 months to be assigned a case officer for a 189 Visa. This is how it has been till last month I can say. Could change from July 1 2013 as there will be a lot of other Visa Classes being Invited and they would fall in a upper priority class than the 189 Visas. So it could increase 189 processing times but I am just speculating here. I would not know for sure.!
      Accountant (General) 221111, IELTS Academic 8(11/05/13), Skills Assessment CPAA (21/05/13), EOI Submitted 24/05/13 (60 points), Invitation Received - 03/06/13, 189 Visa Lodged 03/06/13, eHealth Meds - Completed (6/06/13), Au & Om PCC's Uploaded (9/06/13), Indian PCC - 15/07/13, CO Allocated - 5/08/13, GRANT - 13/08/13

    3. #3

      Senior Member
      Join Date
      Nov 2006
      From Wishaw, Lanarkshire, now live in Solihull, West Mids
      63 times
      Unless you get medical referred for spot check- see my timeline I'm still waiting :'(
      28/7/12 Academic IELTS, 17/08/12 ANMAC Assess sent, 5/11/12 ANMAC LOD, 26/11/12 EOI - 75 points, 6/12/12 Invite, 6/1/13 189 applied, 28/02/13- CO, 13/03/13 Medical referred, 21/6/13 visa granted!

    4. #4

      PIO Chatter Box
      Join Date
      Feb 2012
      2218 times
      Quote Originally Posted by carol View Post
      Unless you get medical referred for spot check- see my timeline I'm still waiting :'(
      Or get your background checks referred.... we`ve been waiting since August 2012 for that, everything else was finalized in July ( CO was assigned to us in about a month).

      If you`ve never traveled/lived in a "high risk" country, yours should get processed much faster than that.
      IELTS: L 9, R 7.5, W 8.0, S 8.5 overall 8.5
      Visa lodged June 27th!, CO July 26th
      AHPRA sent July 2nd, LOE August 1st



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