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  1. So many factors affecting the processing times at the moment and your circumstances, number of applicants etc. can all determine whether you receive a grant quickly. I think between 5 and 8 months is good going at the moment. I’ve just had my grant it took 7 months. If you used an approved agent who has told you it’s decision ready you might be lucky. The gov website is saying 8-11 months (it was 5-8 when we applied). Good luck ?
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    189/190 Visa Applications from July/Aug 17

    Yay ? Grant received this morning!! Application lodged 27 August 2017 (220 days ago!) Further information requested 27 September- complete silence until this morning. So relieved, I start my new job on Wednesday. Good luck to all those waiting x
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    457 Transfer to new employer

    Thanks I’ll follow up.
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    189/190 Visa Applications from July/Aug 17

    I wish we’d gone for the 189, heading into month 7 for our 190.... ?
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    Bridging visa E

    I applied onshore for a 190. It’s painfully slow though, be prepared for a wait. Good luck.
  6. Hi I’m in Australia currently on a 457, awaiting PR 190 (submitted August 2017). I’ve potentially found a great permanent role with an organisation willing to take over the sponsorship of my 457. Has anyone recently transferred their 457 to a new employer that can give me an idea of timelines or a good migration agent who has done this? I want to manage the new employer expectations honestly. Thanks
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    BVE or wait for PR

    Thanks Raul - Thats good information. The issue of travel is a biggy for us as my daughter needs to fly back to fulfill visitation rights for her father...and I travel for work. We've no trips planned until June but can't guarantee the PR will be finalised by then. Its such a shame as the processing times were so much quicker when we submitted our application. I appreciate your help.
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    BVE or wait for PR

    Hi I ceased employment with my 457 Employer Sponsor almost 90 days ago, unfortunately I just found out that they didn't fulfill their obligation to inform the Dept.of Home Affairs (I did tell them). This has meant that I missed out on a job. Anyway, we're awaiting the outcome of a PR application submitted last August and I wondered if anyone had experience of applying for a BVE. My migration agent says I could request online to cancel my 457 but I'm not sure what the process is if I do and could we apply for a bridging visa? I'd rather not be unlawful for any amount of time and I haven't worked for a while now so I don't want my husband to lose his work rights - but I'd definitely like to get back to work! I don't know if we should risk cancelling the 457 or just wait for the PR to be granted? Any and all advice welcome.
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    189/190 Visa Applications from July/Aug 17

    Unfortunately they’re just a refresh of the previous assessment categories. They don’t mean anything other than you’ve submitted any additional information the CO might have requested.
  10. Hi I’ve had a 190 application in since August 17, with CO contact and further information request (and provided) in September. Our status has just changed to ‘Further Assessment’ in progress!- is this just a refresh of the status categories? Thanks
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    189/190 Visa Applications from July/Aug 17

    For the police checks - they get sent to you (so you can scan and upload as with other documents). I’m afraid I don’t know the answer to your other question, maybe start a new topic/thread on the main board to see if anyone has had a similar experience? Good luck and congratulations on your wedding.
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    189/190 Visa Applications from July/Aug 17

    Oh boo. DIBP have just increased processing to 9-12 months!
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    189/190 Visa Applications from July/Aug 17

    28 August 2017. We are onshore (457 visa) and applied ‘decision ready’ with all background checks, health, police etc.
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    EOI Subclass 190 NSW State Sponsorship

    Hi If your application has now exceeded the processing timeline you can contact the DIBP directly to get an update. Good luck!