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  2. ramot

    Subclass 887 Visa - processing times

    The reality of applying for a visa to emigrate to Australia is that irrespective of whether you apply on shore or offshore, you have to wait until your application gets to the top of the pile, gets assessed and hopefully approved. No point winging it’s equally frustrating for everyone. Sadly no one is special, just an unknown name on a piece of paper in a queue.
  3. Rallyman

    How is Trump doing so far?

    I am fully aware of what is there , so you can cut your patronising reply out it’s not needed , I asked a simple question what would you do I haven’t bought into anything as you put it I see a problem that needs to be sorted which successive presidents haven’t done much about , both sides of American politics wanted and voted to build a wall / fence along some major sections before trump came to power , just in case you didn’t know this . The cost is BS just an excuse it cost the USA 3 billion a month to be in Iraq and Afghanistan .
  4. Cazwilkins

    Subclass 887 Visa - processing times

    What visa's are permanent if you don't mind me asking? I wasn't aware there are permanent visa's? All require certain requirements before you can apply for residency. I am on a 489 visa. Skilled regional occupational visa based on the fact I have a skill that is on the skills shortage list. I have to live and work in a regional area for 2 years and work for 12 months. I have worked for the full two years and lived in the regional area for 2 years. Hence why the frustration at the wait for residency because we have made a new life here and we are embracing every minute of it. Facing the chance of not being granted residency because of the changes going on, actually makes me feel sick. This is all I have ever wanted since age 8 (now age 30). The thought of going back to England makes me very sad, put it that way!
  5. ence

    Citizenship Timeline for years 2015-2016

    Conferral - lodgement to decision 17 months to 21 months + Conferral - approval to ceremony will take 5 months to 7 months
  6. AndyBR

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Hey guys, I'm into a very tricky situation. I applied my visa on 14/02/2018 as Web Developer, when I lodged the visa my ICT skills assessment from ACS was showing 2 years 5 months of experience (it doesn't match with the Department requirements that is 3 years of experience, my agent neither me noticed this). I have more than 11 years of experience in total, but looks like the Department only consider the experience after my Bachelor Degree(without counting the experience after the lodge). I can see few options here: - Try to submit a new assessment once again to ACS with the same Bachelor Degree (applying today I will get more than 3 years of experience, but I'm not sure if the Department will accept it) - Try to submit a new assessment once again to ACS using my Technologist certificate from 2009 (not sure if they will accept it) - Withdraw the application with the same documents starting from month zero once again The main thing here is that I lodged the visa with less than 3 years of experience. Do you guys see any other option? What do you guys reckon should be the best option?
  7. Riz

    Subclass 887 Visa - processing times

    Hi @Russki. An update for my application. Case officer opened the file and looks like he cleared all the documents but he asked only for updated AFP for myself and my wife as it got expired after 1 year.. So was waiting for 14 months and now had to submit an updated AFP and waiting period starts again. Hopefully not for too long this time..
  8. Saroop

    187 Visa Processing Time

    I just checked it was still 20 to 22 months. Where did you checked mate?
  9. maria8999

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Guys! It HAPPENED! I just got my PR granted. Nearly 20 months of waiting. It really hasn't sunk in yet. This has been BY FAR the most expensive, stressful, rollercoaster journey of my life. My case was quite complicated and there were many hurdles but I did it! If any of you need an MA i can't recommend Carmen & Associates enough. They have always gone above and beyond for me and were just excellent. I have spent the last hour on calls to friends and family and I cannot wait to celebrate with everyone. NO work has been done since 3.30 Thanks to everyone on this forum for all of your support, advice and laughs over the many many months. Just know- if you have a complicated case, small business turnover and high-risk occupation and been waiting FOREVER-- there is hope! Here's hoping the 2-year-old bottle of Dom Perignon has aged well! Thanks again guys and all the best! x
  10. Kashif.Iqbal

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    So many grants today. Sach a great start of the week.
  11. Quoll

    Subclass 887 Visa - processing times

    I think you miss the point. You don't have a "right" to stay in Australia. Obviously you arrived on a visa which allowed you into the country temporarily. If you wanted to stay permanently then you should have applied for a permanent visa before you arrived in the country. Doesn't matter if you've paid your taxes - that's your responsibility as a guest worker in the country and just because you've complied, doesn't mean it gives you the right to stay nor the right to whinge about the process you have embarked upon. If you'd stayed at home and applied for a permanent visa straight up then you wouldn't be in the situation you are in. Nobody is making you stay, what is happening to you is the result of the approach you have taken to getting into the country and you should, perhaps, have done it differently.
  12. Cris7

    187 Visa Processing Time

    LOL They just said that they will accelerate processing time several days ago.
  13. boo-yaa

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Very happy for you. You can now move on with your life...enjoy Australia and all the opportunity it brings. Congratulations
  14. Gooseontheloose

    Only been granted the 820, when I should qualify for the 801

    Hi, You'll need to find out where your visa was processed (I called immigration to get this information) and was given this email address: vic.ssp.processing@homeaffairs.gov.au This is the email I wrote, I got my 801 within a few days of sending the email: Dear sirs I recently received my 820 visa grant in relation to my Partnership visa application. I was surprised to see that I have not been automatically granted the 801 permanent partner visa, despite fulfilling the long term relationship requirements listed on the immigration website. The website states: ‘If, at the time you apply, you have been in a long term relationship with your partner, your permanent Partner visa (subclass 801) visa may be granted immediately after the temporary Partner visa (subclass 820) visa.’ A ‘long term relationship’ is then defined as: ‘We consider you have been in a long term relationship, at the time you lodged your application, if you had been with your partner for either: three years or more two years or more and you and your partner have a dependent child of your relationship. You will need to provide documents that show you have been in your relationship for this length of time and if applicable, that you have a dependent child.’ My husband, an Australian citizen, and I have been in a long term relationship for 5 years. Our application included over 100 pieces of supporting evidence of our relationship dating back to 2013 which contained: Evidence of three joint bank accounts dating back to May 2013 Telephone records highlighting calls and texts dating back to 2014 3 joint residential leases Extensive evidence of joint travel dating back to April 2013 Joint utility bills dating back to 2013 NSW Marriage Certificate Evidence of my husband’s Australian citizenship Based on our robust amount of supporting evidence we submitted in support of our visa application, I write to request that you consider granting the 801 visa without the 2 year wait period. Kind regards
  15. Mustung

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    I have been asked to submit IELTS or PTE test for my spouse. Anyone has any material and helping tips to take PTE exam. please share it on habib.waqas@yahoo.com. Heaps of Thanks
  16. Rhitesh

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    DE or TRT if TRT can you tell me about your training benchmarks because you lodge after 12 august 2018 , did you shows both 2years training benchmarks Plus SAF levy or just paid SAF levy and lodge your nomination?
  17. Ukhan

    Single person move to NT ....

    Thanks for the input
  18. mukden

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    congrats. I got my nomination approved in Nov 2018 and upload additional files as required on 3rd Feb 2019 for my 187. Still waiting for further assessment now.
  19. It’s not the holidays so much but employment for 40 odd years.....my husband doesn’t have a record of everywhere he’s worked or the dates so we’ll have to be “creative”. I’m not so bad as I’ve only had 7/8 jobs during this time period!
  20. Phb

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Sorry I am mew here above details are not mine mine is occupation Cook Trt applicants 3 country HR nomination and visa date 29/05/2018 status is received coud you please update thanks
  21. Jonno1981

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    Oh I hope so. Searches are being done on our house, which will take around 12 weeks to complete. Be nice to have the visa before exchange of contracts so we can relocate direct to Australia.
  22. Toots

    Tasmania state nomination received

    Fire away with any queries you have.
  23. Alka

    489 visa Grant waiting 2018

    Many Congratulations Kaleem!! So happy for you!
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  25. JonandSophietravel

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    Just saw a visa grant that came through today on the spreadsheet - direct grant and applied on Nov 10th, so 100 days. Hopefully, this means they're still moving forward as well as clearing the backlog. Maybe Jonno, Jenki and Renault won't be too far to go......
  26. Jenny1985

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Thanks to everyone for supporting me through hard times! Wish everyone good luck
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