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  1. derrick34

    Other Family visas: Cutbacks and Delays

    Hi dan, that page doesn't address my question relating to when the 335 remaining resident visas will be released.
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    Other Family visas: Cutbacks and Delays

    Hi all, I am intrigued to know when last years allocations were released. I.e were the whole allocation released towards the end of the financial year? If so it would be a reasonable expectation that the same would apply this year...?
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    Other Family visas: Cutbacks and Delays

    Yes you can. Apparently it doesnt matter if offshore or onshore. I lodged the app in April of 2010 but took quite a while to return the related information such as medicals, police checks etc.
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    Other Family visas: Cutbacks and Delays

    I am actually in Perth now on a 457 visa which I found after applying for a LRR. I am tied to my employer though and really want the PR to come through so I can break those shackles as there is significant opportunity here to make me realise I am significantly under paid by my sponsor. My family are all in Perth too so with any luck I will be nearing the end of this journey! too
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    Other Family visas: Cutbacks and Delays

    Cheers mate. One thing I have learnt in my 2 years of being at the mercy of diac is to not make any assumptions about the process or lead times! The irony is when I first lodged my application I was told there was a three month waiting time!
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    Other Family visas: Cutbacks and Delays

    Well I have a queue date of June 2010 (offshore) and haven't heard anything yet. Will be intersting for me and others when I eventually do hear something
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    Other Family visas: Cutbacks and Delays

    Congratulations Dan, Is your application off-shore?
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    Other Family visas: Cutbacks and Delays

    Thats how I read it (ie that all remaining relative visa carers and non-carers had been released). Any new allocation for 12-13 would be allocated to those visas with a queue date of 2010 onwards. Would love to know if this is indeed the case!
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    Other Family visas: Cutbacks and Delays

    Thanks for sharing. What is the source of this, is it from the DIAC website? Thanks
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    Other Family visas: Cutbacks and Delays

    I would be interested to see the new estimated processesing times after the numbers for 2012-2013 numbers have been agreed. I have a queue date of July 2010 so may be nearer than first thought.
  11. derrick34

    457 to permanent resident (Perth)

    Thank you Surflen, I am struggling to understand the various permurtations and what they mean for me. I am on a 457 employer sponspored visa, but my family are all permenant residents. I would like to kknow if these to facts will allow me to self sponsor my own permanent residency application?
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    457 to permanent resident (Perth)

    Hi , I have recentley arrived in Perth on a 457 employer sponsored visa (4 months now). Since I have been here I have read and heard about the special regional status that Perth has acquired to try and attract skilled labour and that because of this I would be in a position to self fund the conversion of my visa to a permanet residency visa. I haven't been able to find any specific info on the immi website though and wondered if any of the clued up readers of the site could shed some light? Many thanks Derrick
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    Other Family visas: Cutbacks and Delays

    Hi Dan, Thanks for your reply. My question reates to whether it is possible to aqcuire a sponsored working 457 visa while my LRR is being processed. I.e. finding an employer who is wiling to sponsor me? MAny thanks
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    Other Family visas: Cutbacks and Delays

    Hi everyone, As a possible solution to the capping and queuing times we are facing I am considering trying to find employment the next time I visit my family in November. I am unsure though if a) this is possible under the terms of the LRR visa application and if it is possible to acquire sponsiroship whilst visiting Oz. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Matt
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    Other Family visas: Cutbacks and Delays

    Hi Videoland, CO reply: "Most of the allocations for the 2011/2012 program year are for carer applications so at this time it is unlikely to change processing times but the website will continue to be updated with any changes" My queue date is 14 July 2010
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