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About woody2709

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  1. How long for invite

    Fingers toes and eyes crossed mate
  2. How long for invite

    Thanks bud. Yeah, its impossible to predict anything with timescales. I saw someone put their EOI in July, invite 1 week later, then visa grant in September!!!! So clearly things can be super quick, or....super slow hahahaha. I'm a single applicant with a simple straightforward case, so I'm hoping my application progress should be quick as I'm going to get my agent to front-load my medicals, police certs and form 80.
  3. How long for invite

    Really hard for me as I've been eager to get back to Darwin asap since returning January after a few years out there. My girlfriend, job, vehicles and belongings etc are all out there and I'm stuck here waiting for this bloody invite and grant!!!
  4. How long for invite

    The high quantity of fake pro rata EOIs has messed the system up a lot this year. My guess its all the staff who got made redundant in april when all the big changes took place. Even my agent said its unusual this year with the progress of invites
  5. How long for invite

    I'm also waiting with 60 points general electrician, EOI 4th July 17. Such a pain in the ass!! I'll update on here for you when I receive mine as I should get mine before. Fingers crossed we are not far away!!!!!!
  6. 189 independent skilled visa

    I returned from Aus in January after exhausting my previous visas for a few years. Since the start of January, I've been working towards a 189 visa as an electrician. Took until February to gather my documents for skills assessment and have them approved. April was the next available skills assessment exam. Then 8 week wait for the certificate. April to July for me to get superior level English for 20 points, (tried both IELTS & PTE few times). EOI submitted very start of July with 60 points and still waiting for an invitation to apply now (everyone has to be invited). This will be the same process for your husband but different timescales of course. Through research and various sites, aus DIBP are processing very slowly. I started in January and wouldn't expect to see much progress until the new year. So could be 12 months from getting the ball rolling to my application submitted for my situation. Your situation, is also more complicated than my own as you have multiple family members going with you, in turn will have piles of paperwork. My opinion is it would be very very risky and theres no way of getting your money back.
  7. No Accountant Invites in the 4th Oct Round

    Makes lots of sense to get the checks before applying. Imagine paying all the visa costs and losing it all because you fail the health check... Sent from my SM-G935F using PomsinOz mobile app
  8. No Accountant Invites in the 4th Oct Round

    Sent from my SM-G935F using PomsinOz mobile app
  9. No Accountant Invites in the 4th Oct Round

    The Dibp website clearly states they prefer you to have health check before you apply for the visa, but after your invitation. Front loading all docs and forms seems to be the way forward in all cases. I've never heard of anyone ever having to redo checks or certs Sent from my SM-G935F using PomsinOz mobile app
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  11. Processing times increased AGAIN

    I'm still waiting on my invite since beginning of July! Long wait ahead before getting back to aus [emoji29] Sent from my SM-G935F using PomsinOz mobile app
  12. 75% in 11 months 90% in 15 months Sent from my SM-G935F using PomsinOz mobile app
  13. English tests

    I got my pte results the next Day, ielts is around 2 weeks Sent from my SM-G935F using PomsinOz mobile app
  14. English tests

    I have sat both and much prefer the PTE over IELTS. They're both very different exams. PTE is computer based, IELTS is paper based. How many points do you need for your visa? To gain 20 points; IELTS 8+ in all 4 components PTE 79+ in all 4 components PTE seems to be a much more successful exam in gaining more points for many people. Both exams require very different revision also.
  15. 189 while in New zealand

    Hi everyone, I'm currently in the UK and about to put my 189 application in as soon as I get my invite. When I've uploaded all required documents, medicals etc if i went on a WHV to new Zealand to spend my time while waiting for a visa decsion, would that affect my 189 application in any way? Sent from my SM-G935F using PomsinOz mobile app