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  1. Because you are in the restaurant manager queue and will be processed after all the others. The fact it still says received means a CO has not even looked at it yet. Honestly just keep waiting stop worrying. It will be processed however noone can tell you when.
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    Can she get the citizenship?

    I would say No she would be refused citizenship based on what you have posted. She would barely meet the 4 year rule as it is, and spending over a year away potentially more, would be a refusal by the case officer. As you have posted, if she has continued to have significant ties to Australia (Not Australians, but Australia) then periods of time absent could be treated as bein in Australia. Owning own home, paying australian bills, Tax, having a job to come back to, Owning a business, Young children attending school etc etc. Seems like the case officers are pretty clear cut on this and want 4 years of continued residence and only when it comes to the AAT appeal these ties to Australia come into play. That being said, when time does come round, it may be best to speak to one of the Agents who post on this forum for some solid and professional advice.
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    Awaiting 457 approval since OCT 2017

    You are not the only one my friend. You can continue to wait. Or apply for the TSS visa and withdraw the 457. Priority is currently being given to those whose Nomination is near expiry. immi seem to think it will be done by Xmas. 11-13 months is not abnormal = We are still waiting on a simple nomination since 28th December.
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    Medicare on a Bridging Visa

    I have to visit medicare every three months to renew... On a BVA, its not automatically renewed and they won't do it for longer as I have no expiry date on the BVA.PITA!!!
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    189 visa

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    2nd Working Holiday Visa Rejected

    To me it looks like they have asked for additional evidence, given you 28 days to provide that evidence but you have not done so?
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    SAF levy

    Expected between 1 July 2018 and 30 September 2018. The Government really want this to happen as soon as possible. Also, current figures for PR nomination are $5000 for turnover over 10 Million and $3000 less than 10 Million.. Its not huge amounts of cash for a skilled employee but profits are profits..
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    489 visa

    No one knows mate. If they are doing external checks it may take over a year
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    Shorter Term Visa - 2 Years?

    Hi Paul, Short answer is No. The longer answer is, there are some temporary sponsored visas, the TSS visa is one, however you need to be sponsored by an employer and also on the skills list. These types of visa also have some drawbacks such as school fees, mandatory health cover, 60 days to leave if you lose your job, jobs on the ST list have no possibilty or PR. etc etc
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    Criminal record ?? Where do we stand ?

    In the 6 years your parents have been here, have you both visited them? if so, did he declare his past on the tourist visas? if not this would be of bad character and be a negative impact, if they decide to dig deeper.. if he did and was granted a tourist visa this bows well.. As soon as they see criminal past the will check without a doubt any entries to Australia he has made. The above may not be relevant however I am just adding to the point above where 100% honesty on everything is the only way forward and a GOOD MA Best of luck to you..
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    Criminal record ?? Where do we stand ?

    I would imagine imagine that if he hasn't been convicted after leaving the youth prison at 18 it would help your case, if he has then id say it would be near impossible. I think you need a good MA that has experience with criminal past on visa applications, however 2 years in Youth Prison seems like there would be a massive list of convictions thats a long time for just ""driving with no licence, stealing cars etc.. I would like to know what the ""etc"" was...
  12. I am not a MA but I would say yes. As long as your PR Application is lodged before 22 March 2022 https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/WorkinginAustralia/Documents/tss-complementary-reforms-qanda.pdf page 12 onwards is what I am reading.
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    Second year WHV extenuating circumstances

    No they don't mate, You were a temporary resident on a Holiday visa with a condition that allowed you to work for an employer for 6 months to support your holiday, Compassionate or compelling reasons do not come into the decision as eventually you were to leave, there was no guarantee you would be able to obtain the regional work anyway.
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    496 VISA

    Hmmmm, Now I know why the AAT appeals are taking over 18 months
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    Exceeding 40 hrs during “exam period”

    Working 40 hours in one week isn't the issue, providing the week before you worked 0 hours. So W/C Monday 18th June until Sunday 24th June - You must of worked 0 hours W/C Monday 25th June Until Saturday 30th June - You have worked your Max of 40 hours as you posted above. Then Commencing Sunday 1st July, you are no longer in session and can work unlimited hours. If you did work part time from 18th June, then yes you have breached your visa and are subject to visa cancellation. I am sure you are not the first to do so and will not be the last.