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  1. Lots of ‘drop outs’ maybe? But that does seem excessive!
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  3. Hi Ashy B. The email address I use is parents@homeaffairs.gov.au. Just put something random in the subject heading. What is your queue date? I don't see many in the 103 queue on here so it is nice to compare notes
  4. Thanks palaceboy1. Our queue has gone down 7350 in 2 and a half years which is encouraging. Lots of drop outs or transfers I guess. Ashy B you can send the test email but don't put 'test' in the subject line as I think that doesn't work anymore. If you can get the auto reply there is a link to the queue date calculator for the 103 visa and you can put your own queue date in to see how many are in front of you. I keep a note periodically of the date I am checking and queue position to see how quickly or not it is moving. I try not to check too often......
  5. Thanks palace boy as always for keeping an eye on movement of the 103 queue. So three weeks since the last update/move and a slightly lower rate of progress this time. Let's hope it picks up the pace again soon.
  6. More likely to be shorter. I have been in the 103 queue for 2 and a half years and the queue has been going down by over 3000 a year. As well as visa grants people drop out , change their minds as circumstances change or move over to the 143 visa. I would guess you have about a 3 year wait but obviously it is not a precise science.
  7. Thanks palaceboy1. We have a queue date of 16-06-16 and I am always interested to analyse the rate of the queue going down so please keep it up. 290 in one month is reassuring. After watching for a while the average for our date is about 250 a month or looking at it another way 3000 a year which would give us a 10 year wait. I would like it to be less though!
  8. Hi palaceboy1. Our queue position has gone up by 240 since the last update. Do you know the date when the queue was last updated before this update by any chance? Just trying to constantly work the figures. I am finding your updates really helpful. Also do you know how often they update the queue? I try not to look for a few months at a time as it is disappointing to check when there has been no movement.
  9. Anyone know anything about David Coleman, new minister for Immigration? And any theories why Immigration has been taken off Peter Dutton who retains Home Affairs? Interesting!!!
  10. Changes, especially retrospective ones, are a worry but we have to keep positive and hope for the best. It is all we can do really.
  11. We applied for the 103 early in 2015. It took about 15 months to be added to the queue and we have been in the queue just over two years. If the queue continues to go down at the current rate we will wait another 9 to 10 years so in total from lodgement about 13 years (no guarantee it will continue to go down at the current rate). So significantly longer than the people who were queued in 2010 who waited 8 years plus a few months to be queued before getting their visas finalised. This is because many more people have opted for the 103 by the time we applied than in 2009/10. People applying now for the 103 wait over 2 years to even get a queue date. It all depends on the number of people who apply for 143 or 103, the number of visas allocated each year and the number of drop outs which naturally increase the longer the wait. Personally I think 143's will still be a significantly shorter wait than a 103 if lodged on the same date it just doesn't feel like it! Immigration can manipulate it by changing the number of visas granted in each category so I doubt they will allow 103's to catch up with 143's as that would cause uproar and affect their income stream.
  12. Yes plenty of statistics to get my teeth into there! I guess the 2017-18 report should be out soon.