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  1. CURRENT ACT STATE SPONSORSHIP PROCESSING DATES: As at 25 July 2011: Subclass 176 / 886 visas: 3 Aug2011 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme: 26 Aug 2011 The SMP Occupations List July 2011 will remain in effect until the new 2011/12 SMP Occupations List is published. The 2011/12 SMP Occupations List is expected to be published in September 2011. ICT OCCUPATIONS ARE CLOSED AS PER NEW LIST Please check the following links for ACT sponsorship. ACT Skilled Migration Program State Migration Plan (SMP) Occupations List July 2011 ACT State Migration Plan Nomination Guidelines July 2011 Hey POMS I am starting a new thread for new ACT, Canberra State Sponsorship program (Just like my pal Uli started for Victoria). Guys any of you in ACT thread could updated their sponsorship status as : Name: Date of SMP application: Trade/profession: Visa type: Delays/further docs requested: SS received: Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed: Comments: While your application is being processed by ACT this would be our color code: ACT Sponsorship Applied : Green ACT Sponsorship Approved : Purple ACT Sponsorship Rejected : Red Visa Filed :Orange Visa Granted :Blue Comments :Black Total Applied : 19 Visa Granted : 5 Visa Filed : 7 Sponsorship Granted : 11 Sponsorship Awaited : 4 Sponsorship Refused : 4 ******************************* February 2011 Applicants ******************************* Name: Orion25 (#1 Grant) Date of SMP application: 25 Feb 2011 Trade/profession: Property Valuer Visa type: 176 State Sponsored Delays/further docs requested: Not Yet SS received: 26 May 2011 Comments: CO - 15 June 2011 Medicals done - 11 July 2011 Medicals delivered to and signed for by DIAC - 18 July 2011 Visa Granted: 10 August 2011 ******************************* March 2011 Applicants ******************************* Name: rhump3 (#3) Date of SMP application: March 1st 2011 Trade/profession: Policy Analyst Visa type: 176 Delays/further docs requested: SS received: 28 May 2011 comments: The suspense is killing me! Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed: Visa Granted: 22 August 2011 Name: Breezer (#2 Grant) Date of SMP application: 1st March 2011 Trade/profession: Office Manager Visa type: 176 - ACT Delays/further docs requested: Initial SS refusal however being recommended for review due to submission errors by immigration agent. SS received:16 June 2011 Form 1100 Uploaded:28 June 2011 Visa Filed:28 June 2011 Medicals done - 29th July 2011 Medicals delivered to and signed for by DIAC - 5 August 2011 Visa Granted: Yes Name: MRG (#4) Date of SMP application: March 7th 2011 Trade/profession: Housing Officer Visa type: 176 Delays/further docs requested: SS received: June 7 2011 comments: Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed: Visa Granted: No Name: pntaylor ( Pete & Cat) (#3 Grant) Date of SMP application: 7th March 2011 (iirc but will check) Trade/profession: Business Professional (NEC) Visa type: 176 Family Sponsored (originally applied in May '09) Delays/further docs requested: SS received: 07/06/2011 Form 1100 Uploaded: Advised it was sent today CO: 20 June 2011 Comments: Visa Granted:9 September 2011 No Name: Foha2012 Date of SMP application: March 13 2011 Trade/profession: 2231-79 linux. now 261399 (ACS applied Apr 20th) Visa type: 176 Delays/further docs requested: SS Refused:June 22,2011 comments: Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed: Name:Boodzz Date of SMP application: March 15th 2011 Trade/profession: System Administrator Visa type: 176 Delays/further docs requested: SS Rejected:June 7 2011 comments: Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed: Name: Aussie2B Date of SMP application: around mid March Trade/profession: Advertising Specialist Visa type: 176 Delays/further docs requested: Submission errors by my agent caused the decision to be delayed SS received: July 8th 2011 Form 1100 Uploaded: Sent to DIAC on July 8th 2011 Visa Filed: September 6th 2008 (originally lodged a 176 Family Sponsorship visa) Comments: Visa Granted: No ******************************* April 2011 Applicants *******************************' Name: journeydownunder (Emma & Alan) (#1) Date of SMP application:14th April Trade/profession: Advertising specialist Visa type: 176 ss Delays/further docs requested: 15th April asked me to shorten our commitment statement!! SS received: 18th May 2011 comments: Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed: Visa Granted: No Name: conor222 (H Logan) Date of SMP application: 14 Apr 11 Trade/profession: General Manager Visa type: skilled sponsorship Delays/further docs requested: none as yet SS received: Not yet Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed: Comments: Visa Granted: No Name: qsar1 Date of SMP application: 14 April 2011 Trade/ Profession: Developer Programmer Visa type: 176 Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed: comments: IELTS 8, L:8.5, R:8.5, W:7, S:8 Visa Granted: No Name:sohc (Ronald Kalaquian) Date of SMP application: April 29, 2011 (received) Trade/profession: Systems Administrator Visa type: 176 Delays/further docs requested: Not Yet SS received: Rejected but got SA State Sponsorship:jiggy: Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed: Comments: Visa Granted: No ******************************* May 2011 Applicants ******************************* Name: Big Bob(#5) Date of SMP application: 8 May 2011 Trade/profession: ICT Security Specialist 262111 Visa type: 176 State Sponsored Delays/further docs requested: Job Searches in skilled nominated occupation SS received: 23 August 2011 Form 1100 Uploaded:5 Sep 2011 Visa Filed:1 Sep 2011 CO Allocated: 13 Sep 2011 Medicals/PCC:12 September 2011 Visa Granted:21 September 2011 No Comments : Name: Rachel 80(#4) Date of SMP application: 11 May 2011 Trade/profession: Project Administrator Visa type: 176 State Sponsored Delays/further docs requested: Not Yet SS received: 19 July 2011 comments: Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed:1st Aug 2011 Visa Granted:15 Sep 2011 Name: Muditha Heenkenda Date of SMP application: 11 May 2011 Trade/profession: Surveyor Visa type: 176 State Sponsored Delays/further docs requested: Not Yet SS received: Not Yet comments: Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed: Visa Granted: No Name: Canberra 2011 Date of SMP application: 20/05/2011 Trade/profession: Real Estate Agent Principal Visa type: 176 Delays/further docs requested: SS received:25 July 2011 Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed:31 July 2011 Comments: Visa Granted: No Name: KarenHen Date of SMP application: 27 May 2011 Trade/profession: Systems Administrator Visa type: 176 State Sponsored Delays/further docs requested: Not Yet SS Rejected: 7 July 2011 comments:Not enough cash in bank Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed: ******************************* July 2011 Applicants ******************************* Name: Desire Date of SMP application: 15/07/2011 Trade/profession: Systems Administrator Visa type: 175 Delays/further docs requested: Not Yet SS received: Not Yet Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed: Comments: Visa Granted: No Name: Nazmul Date of SMP Verification for Limited Occupation: 19 July 2011 Date of SMP application: 19 August 2011 Trade/profession: HR Advisor Visa type: 176 Delays/further docs requested: Not yet SS received: 21 Sep 2011 Form 1100 Uploaded: Visa Filed: Comments: verification will be denied if skill matching with recently advertised positions is not provided.
  2. Heya PIOs! Hope all guys are awesome as ever finding the best way to get down under... It has been a long overdue since I wanted to thank this wonderful & awesome website (pomsinoz.com) that did helped me to change my life completely.:notworthy: I was just another guy working in a multinational in my country. Someone gave me an idea to move down under. I went through the process and after all that grilling process I think it’s worth putting all your money and effort. To be true my life has changed completely and you can say it’s like taking a big U turn. After 6 months of arriving in Australia I think this country is awesome. My excitement for my visa grant was that as if I have achieved some olympic gold and I booked my ticket after few weeks.I became panicky as my plane landed in Adelaide airport and had one question in my mind. Now what? I changed 3 cities in 6 months and think that there is no place good or bad but every place has its own pros and cons. To keep it straight, everyplace is special. "Gumtree" is your best pal to find a place and before you land it’s a very good idea to call couple of friends to accommodate you for few days. Believe me its useful not to find you a shed but also they educate you about the place. After relocating to new place another phase started of my life in Australia, "job hunting. Better to say I "Sprayed and Prayed" my resume across all job websites in Australia.Beleive me you will get calls and don't expect to get a job right away after landoing.Its a very good idea to prepare your mind for a break/no work for few weeks...blah blah..Blah...Another thing is to make sure to let your recruiter know that you are flexible to do something new. After talking to some hundred consultants and busy talking on phone all day long (9-5 even in loo) for 4 weeks I finally got a job! Exactly after 4 weeks of landing. Whoa! Now what...Since I had to relocate to a new city (My 3rd one) I had to start the whole gumtree process again...anxious of joining the new workplace in a new country. Believe me or not, I found the best ever workplace environment I have worked in and I kind of love it. Weekends is all about partying, barbeque, biking or surf around the best beaches in the world. And yes after 6 months here in Australia I can say " I am living the Aussie dream ":biggrin:and just want to say to everyone here who are in a grilling process of applying, applied or in a thinking of applying, It’s worth it!:yes: Cheers Big Bob
  3. Thanks Oz4sure...How are ya my old buddy...Hope ya fine in old Mel...Wish you a very happy new year and Xmas to you and your family..:xmas8:.....:hug: regards Big Bob
  4. Big Bob

    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    Hey Bingo Thanks buddy...:wink: How ya doing pal...Wish you a merry christmas and a very happy 2012 new year too...:hug::xmas12: regards Big Bob
  5. Hey PIOs I am starting a new thread for 886/176/475 State Sponsored August-September 2011 Gang (ALL STATES)... Please update your details as below just like the one I started for ACT, Canberra Guys any of you can update their 886/176/475 State Sponsored application status as : Name: Big Bob Visa Applied : 1 September 2011 Trade/Profession: ICT Security Specialist Visa type: 176 ACT Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: 5 September 2011 Case Officer Allocated:13 September 2011 Meds Received:12 September 2011 PCC Finalised: 12 September 2011 Form 80 submitted:14 September 2011 Meds Finalised:21 September 2011 Visa Granted: 21 September 2011 DIAC ESTIMATED CASE OFFICER ALLOCATION TIMES LINK While your application is being processed by DIAC this would be our color code: Visa Applied :Green Case Officer Allocated recently:DarkOrange Meds / (after CO Allocation):Pink PCC / Meds Finalised / Form 80 uploaded:Red Visa Granted :Blue Total no of visa applicants : 20 CO Allocated: 15 CO Allocated recently: 1 Medicals booked: 13 PCC Finalised: 12 Form 80 requested requested/submitted to CO: 7 Visa Granted:8 ************************************* August Applicants ************************************* Name: Rachel Visa applied: 1st August 2011 Visa type: 176 ACT sponsored CO Allocated: 18 August 2011 Meds & police checks requested: 18 Aug 2011 PCC finalised: 25 Aug 2011 Meds booked: 12 Sep 2011 Meds Finalised:Yes Form 80 submitted:Yes Visa grant:15 September 2011 (#2 Grant) Name: Mansukhpatel Trade/profession: Systems Administrator Visa type:176 SA Sponsored CO Allocated: 22 Aug 2011 Form 1100 Uploaded: 03 Aug 2011 Visa Filed: 02 Aug 2011 PCC Finalised: Meds Booked:8 Sep 2011 Meds Finalised: Form 80 submitted: Visa Grant :19 September 2011(#4 Grant) Name: Kate10 Trade/profession: Civil Engineer (husband) Visa type:176 WA Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: 04 Aug 2011 CO Allocated : 17 Aug 2011 Visa Filed: 03 Aug 2011 PCC Finalised:09 Aug 11 Meds Booked:31 Aug 2011 Meds Finalised:9 Sep 2011 Form 80 : Submitted Visa Grant:13 September 2011(#1 Grant) Name: LouiseMarybillia Trade/profession: Business Analyst Visa type:176 SA Sponsored Visa Filed:19 Aug 2011 CO Allocation: 6 Sep 2011 PCC Finalised:21 Sep 2011 Meds Booked : 14 Sep 2011 Meds Finalised :21 Sep 2011 Form 80 submitted: Visa Granted: Name: plannerOH Trade/profession: Urban and Regional Planner Visa type: 176 VIC Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: 17 Aug 2011 CO Allocated : 28 Aug 2011 Visa Filed: 17 Aug 2011 PCC Finalised: Meds Booked: 29 Aug 2011 Meds Finalised:16 Sep 2011 Form 80 submitted: Visa Grant:24 Oct 2011 Name: HG3 Trade/profession: Dentist Visa type: 176 WA Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: 25 Aug 11 Visa Filed: 19 Aug 2011 CO Allocated:7 Sep 2011 Meds Booked: 9 Sep 2011 Meds Finalised: Yes PCC Finalised: Yes Form 80 submitted : Visa Grant:21 September 2011(#5 Grant) Name: Williamsons Visa Applied : 21 August 2011 Trade/Profession: Accountant Visa type: 176 WA Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: 23 August 2011 Case Officer Allocated: 29 August 2011 PCC Finalised:Yes Meds Booked: 1 September 2011 Meds Finalised:Yes Form 80 submitted : 29 August 2011 Visa Granted:20 September 2011(Grant#4) Name: IZA Visa Applied : 25 August 2011 Trade/Profession: ~no info~ Visa type: 176 WA Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: Yes Case Officer Allocated: 8 September 2011 PCC Finalised:16 September 2011 Meds Booked:25 September 2011 Meds Finalised: Form 80 submitted: Visa Granted: ************************************* September Applicants ************************************* Name: Big Bob Visa Applied : 1 September 2011 Trade/Profession: ICT Security Specialist Visa type: 176 ACT Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: 5 September 2011 Case Officer Allocated:13 September 2011 Meds Received:12 September 2011 PCC Finalised: 12 September 2011 Form 80 submitted:14 September 2011 Meds Finalised:21 September 2011 Visa Granted: 21 September 2011(#6 Grant) Name: TheWorm Visa Applied : 3 Sep 2011 Trade/Profession: Telecom Engineer Visa type: 176 WA Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: 9 Sep 2011 Case Officer Allocated:12 Sep 2011 Meds Received:19 Sep 2011 PCC Finalised: 9 Sep 2011 Form 80 submitted:13 Sep 2011 Meds Finalised: 19 Sep 2011 Visa Granted: Comments:Internal & External Checks(All docs met) Name: Cdchaplin Visa Applied : 5 September 2011 Trade/Profession: Nurse Visa type: 176 VIC Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: Case Officer Allocated:23 Sep 2011 PCC Finalised:7 Oct 2011 Meds Booked:26 Sep 2011 Meds Finalised:7 Oct 2011 Form 80 submitted: Visa Granted:13 Oct 2011 Name: Lucky Lady Visa Applied : 12 September 2011 Trade/Profession: Cook Visa type: 176 WA Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: Case Officer Allocated:28 Sep 2011 PCC Finalised:7 Oct 2011 Meds Received:25 Oct 2011 Meds Finalised: Form 80 submitted: Visa Granted: Delays/further docs requested/comments: Name: Corky80 Visa Applied : 15 September 2011 Trade/Profession: Critical care Nurse Visa type: 176 WA Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: Case Officer Allocated: PCC Finalised: Meds Booked: Meds Finalised: Form 80 submitted: Visa Granted: Name: Le Bourvellec Visa Applied : 13 September 2011 Trade/Profession: Mechanical Engineer Visa type: 176 WA Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: 13 Sept 2011 Case Officer Allocated:28 Sep 2011 PCC Finalised: Meds Booked:7 October 2011 Meds Finalised: Form 80 submitted: Visa Granted: Name: WinTheAshes Visa Applied : 17 September 2011 Trade/Profession: Market Research Analyst Visa type: 176 ACT Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: 20 September 2011 Case Officer Allocated: 29 Sep 2011 Meds Received: PCC Finalised: Form 80 submitted: Meds Finalised: Visa Granted: Name: Bexy71 Visa Applied : 26 Sep 2011 Trade/Profession: Medical Laboratory Scientist Visa type: 176 WA Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: 29 Sep 2011 Case Officer Allocated: Meds Received: PCC Finalised: Form 80 submitted: Meds Finalised: Visa Granted: Name: Bingo Visa Applied : 26 Sep 2011 Trade/Profession: Engineer Visa type: 176 WA Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: 27 Sep 2011 Case Officer Allocated:20 October 2011 Meds Received: PCC Finalised: Form 80 submitted: Meds Finalised: Visa Granted: Name: dalejaneaustralia Visa Applied : 28th September 2011 Trade/Profession: Podiatrist Visa type: 176 VIC Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: Case Officer Allocated:19 Oct 2011 Meds Received: PCC Finalised: Form 80 submitted: Meds Finalised: Visa Granted: Name: Robyn&Kevin Visa Applied : 28th September 2011 Trade/Profession: OH Urban & Regional Planner Visa type: 176 WA Sponsored Form 1100 Uploaded: Case Officer Allocated: Meds Received: PCC Finalised: Form 80 submitted: Meds Finalised: Visa Granted:
  6. Big Bob

    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    Worm... You got it mate..Seems like i gave too much hint:biggrin:...:angel_happy_face_hacheers and merry Christmas to you and your family too. regards Bob
  7. Hi Mates, How are you all doing? Just wanted to inform you guys that Big Bob has finally cracked a job before Christmas as planned with biggest Australian telecommunication provider. I wish all the best for all the people who are planning to arrive and all others whom I missed to congratulate, Rest all who are still in application process God is with you cheers! Bob
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    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    Hi Mates, How are you all doing? Just wanted to inform you guys that Big Bob has finally cracked a job before Christmas as planned with biggest Australian telecommunication provider. I wish all the best for all the people who are planning to arrive and all others whom I missed to congratulate, Rest all who are still in application process God is with you cheers! Bob
  9. Big Bob

    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    Guys finally I am here in Canberra.... Mission Accomplished Objective Attained I am loving it...All the best Pal....God bless everyone's ride to OZ... take care Bob
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    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    Hey Mates! Long time...Apologies for delay in updating the tracker but I have another week more to fly to Canberra...Hope I am justifying myself fair:biggrin: Congratulations on your visa grant PlannerOH and lebourvellec.... Luckylady..I have turned you pink...lols..:cute: Jane and Bingo...I have you both orange....Rest anyone missed please do let me know... Wish you all a best of BLUE... regards Bob
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    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    CDCHAPLIN CONGRATULATIONS MATE!!! regards Bob:hug:
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    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    Hi dale/jane I agree that CO allocation is a bit slow now....So better be prepared with rest of your docs...All the best hun..:biggrin: Don't worry, All will be allrighty....tc Bob
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    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    Hey Guys... How is everybody doing... Sorry was super-busy shopping and was off work as well...Now I think I am almost ready to fly with less than a month to fly... cheers! Big Bob
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    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    You are absolutely right Dale/Jane... You are on a right track ....Its better you clear all the PCC and med stuff by the time CO is allocated...When he checks your case and find everything on the platter...He will just ask you any forms required or anything...Once your meds are finalised...You get the golden ticket...All in all you are basically making your CO's jobs easy...One more thing....I had kinda an idea when my CO will be allocated so I did all that immediately after lodging my visa...I was blessed because as soon my CO was allocated... I had my meds PCC everything in place......you now know my three week recipe...I am impressed :yes::cute: Neil, Wrap them up as quick as you can. If you have any missing docs...etc. get them done...Upload everything according to 176 check list and if you aren't sure on anything...Go ahead and upload it...More docs make your case strong...All the best :hug: regards Bob
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    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    dalejaneaustralia One form 80 includes details of your complete family. regards Bob
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    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    Wait for CO to request one! regards Bob
  17. Big Bob

    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    Hi Neil, Welcome to PIA...For SA go to this link....http://www.immigration.sa.gov.au/applyonline/skilled/index.php Login with your details...SA Application ID and Last name ...Browse to Form 1100 generation...You can automatically generate Form-1100 yourself...You don't need to mail Immi SA for that...when you login they show you instructions how to generate Form-1100 online...All the best!:wubclub: Bob
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    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    Aye Aye Corky!....Will do that right away :policeman: Good Luck :biggrin: regards Big Bob
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    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    Dale, Jane and Robyn, Welcome to PIO Aug Sep Visa thread....:wubclub:...Wish you good luck for your visa application... I have updated your details right away!:wink: lebourvellec,luckylady, chchaplin, IZA Great going guys! Few weeks to get blue !:cute: cheers! Bob
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    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    Hi WinTheAshes, Welcome to PIA ...:wubclub: Yes won't take long to get a CO....You are welcome and wish you good luck I will update your details right away...All the best ... regards Bob
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    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    Thanks man :biggrin::hug:...Wish you good luck too... regards Big Bob
  22. Hi Rick Great! Go ahead and get them done right away from PO.DIAC gives you 1 year to validate your visa. Counter starts from Day 1 of grant..I had to wait a month as I have to serve 1 month notice period in my current company.I will be relieved by Nov 1.So week later I booked my golden ticket.Good luck for your state sponsorship :wubclub:& thanks for your wishes mate.Appreciate that :biggrin: regards Big Bob
  23. No apologies here Rick. You all documents should be a certified true copy/xeroxed from public notary etc. or whosoever is responsible for attesting your docs to be "certified true copies". That should be good enough. Make sure you dont get your resume attested :laugh: kidding.. regards Bob
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    886/176/475 State Sponsored :September 2011 Gang

    Hi Faisal, Welcome to the thread...HR countries take more time and there is a status called "internal checks" which might take more than an year or so for countries like Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan,Pakistan,Sudan etc. Security checks are the main reason behind this " internal checking" thing. regards Big Bob
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