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  1. apickerell

    457 Visa Timeline - June 2013 [Sydney]

    Im so sorry this took so long to post, been going crazy as we are leaving monday night! Im sure your visa's will come soon! Take care! [TABLE=class: tablecolour, width: 100%, align: center] [TR] [TD=width: 15%]10/07/2013[/TD] [TD=width: 60%]Application received - processing commenced[/TD] [TD=width: 10%] [/TD] [TD=width: 15%]Message[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 15%] 10/07/2013[/TD] [TD=width: 60%]Application fee received[/TD] [TD=width: 10%] [/TD] [TD=width: 15%]Message[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 15%] [/TD] [TD=width: 60%]View your receipt details[/TD] [TD=width: 10%] [/TD] [TD=width: 15%] [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=colspan: 4] [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 15%]Person 1[/TD] [TD=width: 60%][/TD] [TD=width: 10%] [/TD] [TD=width: 15%] [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 15%] 14/08/2013[/TD] [TD=width: 60%]Applicant Approved[/TD] [TD=width: 10%] [/TD] [TD=width: 15%]Message[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 15%] [/TD] [TD=width: 60%]Applicant approved[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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    457 Visa Timeline - June 2013 [Sydney]

    We got our visa for my baby girl! Flying out Monday!! God is sooo good!!!! I got ahold of IMMI as well as my boss. SO glad this is done! I am sure the rest of your visa's will come through soon! Trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding! God bless!! OK, I have to go clean and pack!
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    457 visa July 2013 processing time

    We got our visa for my baby girl! Flying out Monday!! God is sooo good!!!!
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    457 Visa Timeline - June 2013 [Sydney]

    katie3736 , when did you get a case officer?
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    457 visa July 2013 processing time

    i applied on the 10th of july. this is for my baby's secondary visa though to be added to our existing visa. we are not in the country yet because i had to wait for her to be born. supposed to leave next week....eeek
  6. apickerell

    Moving to Canberra!

    Hi! we are moving next week! super excited! we have 3 kids 1 boy age 10 1 girl age 8 and our baby girl age 6 months! It would be great to meet other families!
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    White card for ACT

    Can anyone give me some information on places to do White card training for ACT? My husband is a carpenter and needs to do this training. I found A list of RTO's but I am not having much luck finding a course for my husband in Aug when we arrive. I did find CIT but that one is almost 200 AUD. Is that the normal price? Thanks for your advice on this. Just trying to get things worked out for when we get over there.
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    457 Visa Timeline - June 2013 [Sydney]

    I already have my 457 visa but i am waiting for my new baby's visa, We got ours last year but had to wait to come to Oz until after she was born. We submitted hers July 8th. Hope we hear soon because i am supposed to start in less than 2 weeks....
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    457 Visa Timeline - June 2013 [Sydney]

    Dreampath, What is your timeline? when did you submit?
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    457 Visa Timeline - June 2013 [Sydney]

    thanks, I emailed them and this is what they had to say to me. AARRRG!!!! Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for contacting the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. The application about which you are enquiring is awaiting allocation to a case officer for assessment. The 457 section received a very high volume of applications in June and we appreciate your patience as your application/s progresses in the queue. Please do not send any further status update requests so we can devote our time to processing applications. If any further information is required in support of your application, your case officer will contact you directly.
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    457 Visa Timeline - June 2013 [Sydney]

    Hello, I already have my 457 visa but I am still not in Australia yet. I became pregnant and had to wait until the birth of my baby. Now we are getting ready to go and plan to leave on Aug 12th. We submitted the visa for the baby on the 7th of July. Here is her timeline. My question is this, Because we submitted the visa already would we be able to get a bridging visa or something to bring her over on while we wait for her visa? Any information is helpful! Thanks! [TABLE=class: tablecolour, width: 100%, align: center] [TR] [TD=width: 15%] 10/07/2013[/TD] [TD=width: 60%]Application received - processing commenced[/TD] [TD=width: 10%] [/TD] [TD=width: 15%]Message[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 15%] 10/07/2013[/TD] [TD=width: 60%]Application fee received[/TD] [TD=width: 10%] [/TD] [TD=width: 15%]Message[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 15%] [/TD] [TD=width: 60%]View your receipt details[/TD] [TD=width: 10%] [/TD] [TD=width: 15%] [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=colspan: 4] [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 15%]Person 1[/TD] [TD=width: 60%][/TD] [TD=width: 10%] [/TD] [TD=width: 15%] [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 15%] 22/07/2013[/TD] [TD=width: 60%]Health requirements finalised[/TD] [TD=width: 10%] [/TD] [TD=width: 15%]Message[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD=width: 15%] 22/07/2013[/TD] [TD=width: 60%]Further medical results received [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE]
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    Finally Moving!!!

    Thanks for the info! HAve to say the snow and winter excites as I have been living on an island with no winter or snow. Yes, teriible i know...:tongue: how could i ever leave? ha ha. anyways we are set to leave Aug 12th and I am super excited. Finally told the kids about us coming first and then them coming after once we get a house. They actually took it rather well and my mommy guilt is much better. Half packed, just waiting for Rebekah's visa to come through. Its in a que waiting for a CO:mad:. I emailed them and they basically told me to leave them alone so that they could process applications... nice huh... yea. Thinking it will come through next week though as it is very straight forward and all of the documents are submitted. We have temporary housing for about 3 weeks or so. My boss found us a nice 2 bedroom place for 150 a week through one of her connections. So that will work until we can get a house sorted out. I start working basically immediately lol and my husband will do his White card and start looking for work as well. He is a carpenter. Thanks again everyone! Its nice to keep in touch with people. God bless!
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    Finally Moving!!!

    Quall, thats a very good point. I guess its mainly my frustration with leaving them here for the first little bit. As a mom, I just want them with us as soon as possible. It was just a though though. But I agree, I think it would be better to wait until we have a permanent house. It will be better for the children too to come to Australia and to be able to settle into a home. See.. thats why I like this website! As for the snow, I CANT WAIT!!! I grew up in the US in Colorado and I went to college in Minnesota. So it will be so nice for me. although the timing difference throws me off some. Hopefully its still around when I get there in Aug. As for Childcare for my baby, I have a good friend that is planning on coming out for a bit to help me with her. Before she arrives though, My boss said I could bring her temporarily to my work which is at a Child care Place. Majura Park Childcare. its all working out. I just need to get over my feeling of failure with not bringing my two older step children with us right away. I had visions of all of us going together from the very beginning. Again, I know it is for the best though.
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    Finally Moving!!!

    Thanks so much for all the valuable advice! My baby' medical arrived in Sydney on Monday and was finalized that same day! WOOHOO! Also my boss has found us temporary housing through a contact that she had. Feeling so blessed right now. hopefully this visa comes through soon and we can get tickets this week. We plan to fly out the 12th of Aug. As for the older kids, they are old enough to fly UM. So that is our plan. however we may have a friend bring them out. not sure on that yet. If we stay at the temporary housing for a couple of months can the children start school while we live there? How permanent does the housing have to be? We were thinking about maybe bringing them out just a couple of weeks after us and maybe staying in the temporary housing for a couple of months and then getting our house. Any ideas on this or should we stick with the original plan to get our house first. Any ideas are helpful at this point. thanks! Excited to get out there very soon!
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    ABN for 457 visa hubby

    yes I am the main applicant. we will arrive in about a month. Can we do this before we arive for him? He also has to do white card training. do we need to get tax file numbers too? arrg soo confused!!
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