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  1. 6 points
    Received email today, accountant category applied on 07 Mar 2018, Nomination and PR approved on 12 Jan 2019. No further documents asked and direct granted, status changed from Received to Finalised this morning.
  2. 5 points
    So glad to see golden emails coming through!!!! Good luck to all of us!
  3. 5 points
    HI all, I silent reader here. After a long journey finally we've got our Golden email yesterday. Keep focus and faith everyone, I can't describe the feeling to received the GRANTED email. 186 TRT HR- Brazil No applicants-2 Onshore Nomination and Visa application- 28/02/2018 - QLD Nomination approved: 04/02/2019 Visa approved: 11/02/2019 Application status- Finalized Occupation- Architectural Technician Good luck to everyone!!
  4. 4 points
    Hi Everyone, I have been a silent reader for over months and this page helps me a lot to go through this tough time. I finally got PR granted today! Don’t lose hope everyone, things will come at the right time. Nomination application lodged 6 Feb 2018 visa application lodged 13 March 2018 nomimation approved: 27 November 2018 visa application status : Finalised 11 January 2019 WISH EVERYONE BEST OF LUCK!
  5. 3 points
    It appears you imbibe in your home made beer and spirits a bit too much going by a lot of your posts.
  6. 3 points
    Got an email this morning.... ..... VISA GRANTED!! Wooo!!! Thanks for everyone on this thread for the conversation, support and motivation!
  7. 3 points
    Time for some 2017 approvals!! BTW in the last 6 months I already put 6 bottles of sparkling in the fridge to attract good news, but somehow I always find another reason to open them Losing faith here !!
  8. 3 points
    Hi all, notified yesterday to leave Australia to grant 309/100 visa. 241 days after applying...now hopefully it comes in quickly next week. At last! Good luck to anyone else still waiting.
  9. 3 points
    Got my visa approved couple of hours ago. I'm as happy as Larry.
  10. 2 points
    one of my cuttings ...
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  12. 2 points
    Something made me very cranky this morning. Out for my usual walk I passed a small car park opposite the ocean. Only one car parked there. The occupants had just finished their Macdonald's breakfast. They gathered all the cups and containers together and chucked them out of the car window ignoring the large rubbish bin 6 feet away from the car. I could see they were waiting for my reaction. I picked up all their crap and even though I was sorely tempted to throw it back through the car window on top of them, I put it in the bin. Some people are just the pits. Rant over.
  13. 2 points
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the OP has accepted he can't get a permanent visa. They're asking about a 12 month visa, which I assume is the 600 visa. The trouble is that once the 12 months is up, what will he do? He can't just apply for another 12 month visa. Anyway, I believe they sometimes ask for a medical clearance for visas over 6 months, so that could be a hurdle. He should also check whether his disability payments would be affected by leaving the UK for an extended period. I know that in Australia, if you leave the country for more than a few months, the benefits are stopped - I have no idea how it works in the UK.
  14. 2 points
    I think the same, cannot see how he could get a permanent visa. I also think if he could get a 12 month tourist visa then that would almost be worse as he’d just have to return in the end and try and pick up where he left. I’d suggest to speak with a migrant agent just to see if there are any options. The only other option is for you to return to the UK to care for him, I wish you well.
  15. 2 points
    I got my grant! Applied 23/10/2018 - granted 11/02/2019. 80 Days exactly.
  16. 2 points
    I think your signature has wrong dates. we're still in January... Parabéns by the way
  17. 1 point
    Not necessarily. Mine (for example) is also showing 'Initial assessment', and nomination is still pending. It might mean you've been assigned a case officer and they are checking on documentations provided and/or requesting for more info; like in your case. Why don't you ask your company (or whoever is dealing with your visa) if the nomination has been approved.
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    we don't have a cockerel any more ... the last one crowed several times during the night so he had to go ... our frogs were eaten by the monitor lizard ... thank heavens we don't have possums ... bobtails , a python and occasionally kangaroos from the bush behind the block ... an echidna was seen a couple of years ago ... love living here ...
  20. 1 point
    we don't have those pretty birds feeding on my sons fruit trees ... only 28s eating peaches , plums and nectarines even before they are ripe ... a couple of bites then dropped to the ground ... there are two plum trees in the crook run ... two or three crooks enjoy flapping up into the branches and biting into the fruit then dropping them much to the delight of the others waiting on the ground below ... hopefully when my son finishes the extension on his home he will enclose the fruit trees with bird proof netting ...
  21. 1 point
    The neglected pear tree is in the neighbours garden just over the fence next to wild plums. Possum central at night but this evening a group of Sulfur crested cockatoos found them and chased off some rainbow lorikeets to enjoy a feast.
  22. 1 point
    I received a Christmas card yesterday from a friend in North Yorkshire. It was posted on the 1st December.
  23. 1 point
    Go you! I have just returned leaving my adult son finishing university in Australia. No grandchildren so can’t relate there. He is visiting me in the UK at the moment. Fact is you could force yourself to settle in Australia to be with them and they could up and move themselves, either within Australia or to another country altogether. What do you do, keep following them? Not pretending it will be easy but you will find a way that suits you all to keep contact with them. All the best.
  24. 1 point
    HI Hi@ma! The link you've shared is for the state nomination, so no police checks or health checks are required at that stage. You don't need them for the EOI either. We're talking about the visa application once the state nomination has been granted. There are no guarantees or "fast tracks" but what we're discussing is that most applications seem to be picked up by the Australian government after about 3 months. If all documents are uploaded (including the health and police checks and relevant forms), then there is the POSSIBILITY of getting a direct grant. This is where you get the visa grant without being asked for any extra documents or clarifications if everything is in order and the case office has no further questions or needs extra evidence. If this happens, it's possible to get a visa within 3 months instead of waiting the 8-11 months that was last advertised on the immi website (if you check today it's saying low volume of applications but this is just because they've upgraded their website and it's not pulling through all the data yet) Just be absolutely clear though, there is no guaranteed way of making sure you get a direct grant. But one thing that helps is getting your police and health checks done before the case office looks at your visa application for the first time. You can choose to "front load" (do all health and police checks prior to applying for the visa) or apply for the visa and then get the health and police checks done between the application date and when the case officer first picks up your application. The other option is waiting for the case officer to pick it up, then they ask you to upload the outstanding documents and get the checks done after they've asked for them. In this circumstance, you won't get a direct grant and it'll take longer to get the visa granted. However (sorry for the long message), there is one main downside of front loading the police and health checks: you have to enter Australia within 12 months of the date of the earliest of these two. If you front loaded the checks, applied for the visa and then it took 9 months to come through. You would only have a few months to get to Australia to validate the visa. Some people get around this by doing a "validation trip" where they don't actually emigrate but they do a short holiday to make sure they get the visa within the 12 months and then go back to their country to finish off selling their house, shipping their stuff, leaving their job etc. I'm not a migration agent but this is my understanding based on my conversations with my agent and many others on this forum. Hope this helps Jon
  25. 1 point
    Thanks all for the advice. I’ve just returned from a short break in the UK which was highly productive - met with several recruiters - and whilst the Glasgow / Edinburgh job market is not the same size as Sydney they were pretty positive and one recruiter even had a role I’ve thrown my hat into the ring for & should make the candidate shortlist for. Also met with 3 old friends and spent a lot of time with family - all of which was great. I’ve know got clarity as to what I need to do ..after arriving back at my unit and bursting into tears at being back, going home, giving it a go and renting out my unit is the answer for me. Just now to hand in my notice at work and get my affairs put in order. thanks everyone for the advice as it was helped enormously
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