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    Citizenship - Police Checks

    You need to provide information about all the trips you ever made, but the police check is not required unless you spent at least 12 months (all your trips) in the US since you got your PR in Australia. Just contact the DHA, but if their system asks for the police clearance then you will most likely have to get one.
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    Citizenship and previous 186 visa

    Unless DHA eventually finds that you have lied on your initial 186 application (i.e. you had intentions to leave the employer before your visa was issued and they will have proofs of that), you can leave the company even without citizenship granted. But if they do find your 186 application to be bogus it can put your citizenship application at risk as well, there were some AAT cases (not 186, though) where the current citizenship was canceled because of the previous permanent residency status (basis for a citizenship grant) cancellation.
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    Submitted my application today 58 minutes past the eligibility date, lol. I still can't believe it's been whole 4 years since I first arrived in Australia!
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Wow, you have the strangest list of visas that I have ever seen before. But anyway, congratulations!
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    Necessity of using a migration agent?

    That's correct. Just tell your employer that it is apparently illegal for them to ask an employee to pay any fees associated with their nomination or sponsoring you for PR: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/employing-and-sponsoring-someone/sponsoring-workers/learn-about-sponsoring/cost-of-sponsoring You only need to pay the costs of your application which in my case were around ~6k for two persons (government fees).
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    Necessity of using a migration agent?

    There is no point in using a migration agent unless you have some legal complications with your case. Any agent will have to ask you the same kind of questions the form does. I've gone through the 186 TRT process last year and I didn't have any issues at all filling the form with mine & my partner's details. We've got decision in two months from the application date. The time it takes to fill the form is usually no more than 1-2 hours. Then you'll have to collect and witness a few documents - the same kind of thing if you were applying through an agent, except for the witnessing part. Good luck anyway!
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    You can just choose to apply for the ministerial discretion which will allow you to proceed with the rest of your application form, but just make sure not to submit it and correct it at the time of your actual application date. By doing so you can find out the full list of documents you will need to provide with your application, so you can start collecting them prior as it might take a while when government agencies are involved.
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Jul 2019 - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1INy6sxuUIisgLOT7CcskWLjQjHV_6yVvUBRHceWE_a0/edit#gid=747523473 - check tabs at the bottom. You can just look at finalised applications where s56 was requested
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    You can check the average time here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1INy6sxuUIisgLOT7CcskWLjQjHV_6yVvUBRHceWE_a0/edit#gid=1377925411. Chances are low that your S56 will be processed prior to the 28 days deadline, but it seems that it is equally unlikely that it will take them more than twice of this time. IMO
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Your right to stay in the country is solely based on the conditions of the visa you are currently on. If your main visa (457/482/...) is still valid you can check its conditions. Otherwise, if your main visa has expired and you are now on the Bridging Visa you can check its conditions as well: - Bridging Visa A - https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/bridging-visa-a-010#About - Bridging Visa B - https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/bridging-visa-b-020 - Other - https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

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    Changing employer on a granted 186 visa

    I believe it only depends (as SOMV mentioned) on how badly your employer wants your visa to be canceled (so they bother to fill the complaint with Department of Home Affairs) AND on whether they have any evidence to support their complaint to Department of Home Affairs OR whether they complain and it is evident that you didn't have any plans to stay with the sponsoring company after 186 is granted i.e. you don't have any good explanation why you have to leave now and why that wasn't a case when you lodged your visa application. No one can give you an exact answer to the question, as it pretty much depends on your particular situation. I never heard about anyone (and was unable to find any case on the internet or on AAT) whos 186 was canceled because of the provided ENS / RSMS answer is false or misleading information.
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Yes, I did them straight away. In general, I just tried to make my application as decision-ready as possible. If I knew that the Disclosure Statement was required with NZ police clearance I would have provided it as well... But anyway, 1 extra month is not much time to wait! Other guys from my company received the decision the same day the nomination was granted (in ~2 weeks after it was lodged), so I'm guessing the fact that the company used the big immigration services provider and also that the company itself is relatively big has made a difference - but it is only my speculation. One guy also used an immigration agent to lodge his visa application.
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Yay! I've finally got my golden e-mail this morning - was just randomly checking my e-mail inbox on the way to the office. Fortunately, they didn't issue any additional S56 requests (even though my AFP is expired since 20th Sep) and granted the visa straight away. I didn't expect myself to feel so happy before I applied. Maybe, it is because of all the time I was actively waiting for it. I can't even imagine how some of you guys here feel waiting for months already - really hope you will get your PRs shortly! Good luck to everyone still waiting!
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    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    It is just a lack of transparency that makes the assessment process to look a bit of unfair. Two cases can take a different amount of time only if they have passed the initial assessment stage - then particulars really matter. But many cases haven't progressed any further even with their nominations being approved... So, why not just to tell people waiting that there is preferential treatment of some sort based on X, Y and Z...