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  1. JonandSophietravel

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    Hi Gurpreet, I can't see that you've ever asked to be added and provided your details but apologies if I've missed them - I went back quite a lot of pages What your visa type and lodge date and I'll add you in.
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    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    Hi everyone. It's been a while since I updated the Henley Beach beer tracker, but we've had some movement Name Visa Status Visa Date Applied Days Est. Arrival Fly to Aus Notes (optional) Dan S GRANTED ? 06 Mar 2018 291 March 19 ? FIS GRANTED ? 23 Oct 2018 93 April 19 ? Jetblast GRANTED 489 24 Oct 2018 80 June 19 12th May 19 Arrive in Brisbane first and SA following month Jimbo GRANTED 489 30 Oct 2018 76 March 19 17th March 19 Jonno1981 GRANTED 489 31 Oct 2018 129 May 19 ? 2 case officer contacts SJA GRANTED 489 13 Nov 2018 80 ? ? Renault WAITING 489 15 Nov 2018 149 ? ? Jenki75 CONTACT 190 16 Nov 2018 148 ? ? Gurinder Kaur WAITING 190 22 Nov 2018 141 ? ? Jellica WAITING 190 28 Nov 2018 131 August 19 ? SALMATABBU WAITING 489 28 Nov 2018 136 ? ? D32 WAITING 489 30 Nov 2018 134 Sept 19 ? Kunal Aj WAITING 489 06 Dec 2018 128 ? ? JonandSophieTravel WAITING 489 14 Dec 2018 120 ? ? 2 people. Lived in Adelaide in 2011 Leighmarsh151084 WAITING 190 14 Dec 2018 120 ? ? Joseline WAITING 489 23 Jan 2019 80 ? ?
  3. JonandSophietravel

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    This is fantastic Is that contact for a 190?
  4. JonandSophietravel

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    Strangly no, Just a bit of an excited frazzle! head is spinning, so much to do! I can imagine! I don't know what I'd want to sort out first: shipping, cats, flights, handing notice to work, organising leaving parties, accommodation in Aus, etc. etc. So happy for you
  5. JonandSophietravel

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    Woooooop! This is brilliant news. Have you gone into uber-planning mode yet?
  6. JonandSophietravel

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    They don't go through every case exactly by the date it was lodged, so it makes sense they have some visas granted after mid-April. The important thing to take out of this is that visas are being granted again.
  7. JonandSophietravel

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    Great news seeing another grant for 28th November. Looks like we're seeing a turnaround
  8. JonandSophietravel

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    The Feb one is for proof of partner's English language skills. We were thinking maybe they check language first and contact if that's missing. If language is fine then gets checked for other things, such as medicals and police checks maybe? There's also a new direct grant showing from 27th November. I think it's great news. It's not exactly linear but at least they're starting to process newer cases again. They've been clearing the backlog for around 2 months so it's brilliant Hopefully yours will be on its way @Renault
  9. JonandSophietravel

    489 family support worker SA

    Hi Tori! We applied for sponsorship last year received confirmation from SA in early December. Apply for a 489 visa a few days later. As long as it's still showing as low availability by the time you apply, that's fine. If it changes to special conditions apply before you're ready to submit your nomination application, you'll have to fulfill the additional requirements. If you're committed to applying, get your skills assessment done ASAP. Best case scenario, it stays as low availability and you'll be fine. If it changes to special conditions, you may still be fine if you can fulfill them. If not, it resets in July anyway, so as long as family support worker is still on their list then, you can apply in July.
  10. JonandSophietravel

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    Fingers crossed for you! They haven't touched November for the last 2 months, so it's not a case of going slowly, it's not at all. Hoping they start again, but there are an awful lot of older applications with CO contact that they're also working through. It may be that we all have to wait until July when things are refreshed before they start again, so there may be a much longer wait for us all.
  11. JonandSophietravel

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    Government are currently going crazy for 189 grants and leaving 489 / 190 behind. Some 189s have been given a direct grant and they only applied in February! We're waiting for 489 since November/December. I just don't understand as 189s will add to the issues that the big cities face but 489 and 190 will help the smaller cities get the people they need. It's backwards!
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    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    Yep! They have worked right up until the end of October, giving lots of direct grants within 2-3 months. Then as soon as they hit November applications, there's been the odd few, but they've been focusing more on getting the old cases through - the ones with several CO contacts already. That makes sense, I guess, as there's thousands of pipeline cases outstanding. From their point of view, I'd be annoyed if I'd applied 6-8 months ago, had one or two CO contacts, and saw people were getting direct grants who applied months and months later than me. I'd want the government to focus on processing my visa instead of picking off as many Nov/Dec/Jan grants as possible. Everyone wants their visa as quickly as possible as they know the amazing life that awaits them
  13. JonandSophietravel

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    Only the one watchmaker - us - so no way of tracking that lol.
  14. JonandSophietravel

    High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

    Hey @Swaroop. That's great news! Get that visa in ASAP - they're really slowing down processing at the moment
  15. It's not terrible reading for state-sponsored (489 or 190) visas. The 2019/20 planning level is around 25,000, compared to around 29,000 at the moment. Compared to the 189 being more than halved, it's bad but not as bad as it could have been......
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