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  1. So i have been working for a company for about 6 months...they did my initial 457, sponsoring me for the maximum 4 years...the work they thought they had dried up, so I am looking for a new employer and have found one. The company is an approved sponsor but there is a problem: they are under the impression that if they sign me up, they are effectively signing me up as a permanent employee for the duration of the sponsorship under law. No matter how much I plead, they won't listen that they are 2 separate things. Does anyone have official/semi-official proof that this is not the case? Thanks in advance!
  2. i know this thread is very old but thought i would ask...my girlfriend just went to apply for s bridging visa b to leave the country for a family wedding in a few weeks, and was told it couldnt be granted on the spot and she would find out by post in a week...what has happened? is this visa no longer granted on the spot?
  3. portomar

    ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

    Vanessa I applied the day before you so thanks for posting, you've made me excited and hopeful!...ummmm any chance I can rub your belly for luck, see if u can get some of your good luck!? congrats!!
  4. portomar

    ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

    Unfortunately the clock only starts ticking from day you put in application
  5. portomar

    ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

    You are asking some very broad, general questions about permanent residency applications which are difficult to answer. Google 121 visa and also 856 visa and get the immigration departments links off the results for information. For 856 your next port of call will be seeing if your occupation is on the ENSOL list, which is a list of occupations which are eligible for 856 employer nominated sponsorship.
  6. portomar

    ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

    I refresh the page about 8 times a day in work but ave nothing to report on my visa that would warrant a post I'm afraid!
  7. portomar

    ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

    Hi Sab, Cant see you on the spreadsheet, can you advise your timeline including date of Nomination and application applied for?
  8. portomar

    ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

    But the guy im talking about wasn't DRC...I've heard that parramattas workload is being sent to all the other offices to take some of their load off
  9. portomar

    ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

    is there ANNNY chance this refers to the date nomination was applied for rather than the date the application was put in?....saw zmdia (or something like that) over on Britshexpats say that his nomination was lodged in august, his application not put in until December...lodged Parramatta, but granted by brisbane.....it's very close to my timeline, nomination put in in October, application in January.
  10. portomar

    ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

    That kind of turnaround is why I'm Going to withdraw my application and reapply with a DRC....nuts tintype 7 months lark...congratulations smile
  11. portomar

    ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

    Ok so just spoke to someone in immi who called bullsh*t on the DRC thing...predictably enough he didn't seem yonknow what he was talking about. As far as i know, all elodged 856 go through the Brisbane centre...does anyone have their email address? Eoin
  12. portomar

    ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

    Question.... Does your nomination have to have been granted for the DRC to work? If my nomination hasn't been granted does that have to happen first before i can put in my application with a DRC and expect to get a case worker in ten working days?
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    ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

    So i've been in the Australian Visa maelstrom for about 2 years now and have recently applied for an 856....naturally straight after i put it in i discover the ''Decision Ready Checklist'' that only a migration agent can do for you and that will have your application seen by a case officer in 10 WORKING DAYS!!!!!!! Is this too good to be true!? there are people on here absolutely beside themselves (myself included) hanging in there for their PR.....why isn't everybody thinking about a DRC if it means you get seen this quick?? have i missed something? i have emailed Parramatta to find out whether or not it is true you will be allocated a case officer in 10 days when you have a DRC...the usual stock response at first so i replied...no answer yet. so basically if i get an affirmative, im going to withdraw my application and reapply using a DRC...meaning i will have doubled my 2500 odd immi fee, with legal/agent fees to come on top. Once i can actually get the cash together i dont care about the cost though...having PR is a difficult one to actually put a price on but its more than 5 grand thats for sure. 7 months is just too long a wait. Yes i've read all the threads related to this on pomsinoz, i just want to know what peoples views are who are languishing in the spreadsheet and have been for a long time?
  14. portomar

    ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

    hey smile...any chance you could tell us how much the legal fees were...im thinking of going down this road myself...PM if you like..
  15. portomar

    ENS (121/856 visa) Timeline

    wow quick response cheers boulam...if ony pse.nsw were so responsive! if only i had have forked out the money for a migration lawyer...sigh... ah well in the q we stay!
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