Will keep a keen eye on this thread... I hope to apply under the ENS186 Direct Entry.
One question, how does Direct Entry come as DRC? I thought DRC is only for the Transition scheme?
Nomination Ack letter received today. Nom was submitted 3 August. The letter states that a case officer has been allocated and our application is progressing. No reference to timelines.
We haven't submitted our visa app yet, waiting for nom approval first.
Things are moving....very pleased!!
Thanks for good wishes, helps to know there are so many of us in the same boat.
We're (well my oh) is applying under the temp residence transition stream. He's been sponsored by the same employer on a 457 for just over 2 years now.
bonza2211, yes, we can submit our application, however, when the company originally nominated for 457 they didn't submit enough evidence to show they met the training benchmarks, we'd submitted our application and paid online and because the nom wasn't approved our visa app was withdrawn and we lost the $$. Not too bad when it's a few hundred $$, different story when the application is $3k plus.The company resubmitted and all was fine and have since sponsored others for 457 and early this year for ENS (not 186) but we're rather be safe than sorry.
We've got police checks and had medicals so we're just waiting for that all elusive 'approved' email!
my employer submitted nom at 29th of Aug, but nothing got back so far. online status still showing" application received"
no idea what should I do. I got all documents in hand for visa application but the medical report is coming this week
You can lodge the Visa application as long as the nomination has been lodged.
You cannot however, lodge a Decision Ready Visa application if the Nomination is not approved.
The acknowledgment letters are generic and do not differentiate between DRC and non DRC.
Immigration has advise that they are experiencing problems with the new system which are causing delays.
DRC is available for Transitional or Direct Entry as long as all documents are provided at time of lodgment.
Raul T Senise MARN 0636699
just received Ack letter but no CO allocated yet. online status still shown "application received"
I'm about to submit my visa appl, got couple of questions seeking anwser:
1)medical report need to be scaned/uploaded or ask Medibank send to immigration directly?
2)Form 80 is required or not?
3)what about the evidence that I have worked as 457 visa holder for 2 years? How can I get it?